Recycle to raise money for Westbourne Primary

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img_0694Having a clear out this weekend? Help Westbourne Primary to raise some well needed cash by putting your unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding, bags and much more into the school’s new recycle bin, located by the school visitor parking spaces by the Westbourne Social club.

The school gets 35p per Kilo for:

• Men’s wear • Women’s wear • Children wear • Babies wear • Sportswear • Military
clothing and footwear • Paired shoes • Handbags and Bags • Wallets and purses
• Belts and Accessories.

And 10p per Kilo for:

• Bed sheets • Pillow cases • Duvet covers • Table cloth • Towels • Soft toys
• Unused Cosmetics and Perfumery • Jewellery.

Westbourne Weekend AGM – All welcome!

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The Westbourne Weekend team and looking for new recruits! The AGM is on Thursday 19 January at 7.45 in the Westbourne Social Club and the team are keen to welcome new faces and would also welcome back anyone who has been involved before.

The Westbourne Weekend group organises the Christmas tree and lights in the village and every June we hold either a black tie ball or the Groove (think mini Glastonbury!) along with the duck race and other family events. 2017 is a Groove year and they’re keen to involve anyone who is interested in helping out.

If anyone is interested in finding out more or wants to get involved, then please go along on Thursday or contact them via the Facebook page:

Westbourne Christmas Tree

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The Westbourne Weekend team assembled bright and early today to put up the Christmas Tree and decorations in the village square. The team worked through the drizzle to brighten up the village this festive season – thank you all for all your hard work, it looks fantastic. Here are some pictures…

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Fun at the Church Christmas Fair

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The Church Christmas Fair took place this Saturday 3rd December at the Parish Hall. The  fair had lots of offer including cakes and treats, various stalls with crafts and gifts, face painting and of course Santa’s Grotto!

“Thanks to all those who came and supported our Church Christmas Fair. We raised over £1,100 and are still counting. THANK YOU”

Paula Caird






Can you help decorate Westbourne Square with knitted squares?

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If you can knit a rectangle, then we need you. The metal railings around the Christmas tree will be transformed into fluffy reds, greens, golds, silvers and white. A team of locals and friends are knitting away at home and in The White Horse on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 8.30pm with the final session on 6 December 2016. Do come along with some knitting needles and materials on these evenings. We need rectangles of approximately 10cm x 20cm. Finished items can also be handed into Steph at The White Horse before the 10 December 2016. 

If you are able to knit at home, contact Polly Tassell for more details on screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-21-46-16 .

Polly has been able to repair many of the decorations from last year and with this year’s ‘crop’ and the crotchet stars, the Square in Westbourne will look even lovelier for the Christmas Tree ceremony and Carols in the Square. 

Thank you to everyone who has been knitting or supplied materials including those from Westbourne organisations and the Church. 

Christmas services 2016

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Here are the Christmas services for this festive period:

At St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne

4 December 2016, 6pm Advent Carol Service

11 December 2016, 9.30am Nativity and Christingle Service

17 December 2016, 6pm Carols in the Square, Westbourne

24 December 2016, 4pm Crib Service (for children)

24 December 2016, 7pm Lessons and Carols Service

24 December 2016, 11.30am Midnight Holy Communion Service

25 December 2016, 8am Holy Communion (BCP) Service

25 December 2016, 9.30am Family Communion Service

At Woodmancote Chapel

18 December 2016 at 6pm

Don’t forget the Westbourne Church fair, Saturday 3 December 2016, 10am-12pm. Hand made gifts, food and games, visit Father Christmas in his grotto.

Advent Friday Lunches, Westbourne Parish Hall, 12.30pm, on 2, 9 & 16 December 2016.