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Wheels for Westbourne 1st Weekend Round-up

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Our Wheels for Westbourne cycling campaign got under way with some great events last weekend.

Our Bike Doctor session in the Square saw a steady stream of people bring their bikes along for a free tweak to get them road-ready. More than 20 machines got some tender loving care.

The following day up to 30 people, aged four to 70-plus, took part in a led ride around the parish despite some far-from-ideal weather.

Next event: longer ride 19 March. Meet at the Square 10am.

Can you help out? Contact greeningwestbourne@hotmail.co.uk

Greening Westbourne Campaign Update

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Wheels for Westbourne

Our Wheels for Westbourne cycling campaign gets under way with a series of FREE events in March.

These include:

11 March
Bike Doctor session in the Square. Get your bike out of the shed, dust the cobwebs off and get it ride-ready with a free safety check and adjustments. 11am–2pm.

12 March
Family ride on roads around the parish – about five miles. Meet 2.30pm in the Square.

19 March
Ride further afield, details to come. Meet in the Square at 10am (not as advertised in the village magazine).

28th March
Cycling: the way ahead for Westbourne? Talk on safety followed by discussion. 7.30pm at the White Horse. We hope this event will be a springboard for more events this summer.

Please chat to us at one of these events or drop us an email if you would like to get involved with our cycling campaign.

If you want to train as a ride leader, help out with events (maybe as a marshal) or give us a hand with organisation, do get in touch. You can help as much or as little as you like.

The March events are being held with Emsworth Community Cycling Club, My Journey Hampshire and Cycling UK.

Our goal is to run more events in the summer, and also to get some cycle stands in the centre of the village. But we will only be able to carry on if we can get an informal group of volunteers together.

Can you help?

The point of our campaign is to encourage people to use their bikes for ordinary short trips around the area, instead of driving. This would reduce traffic and pollution, improve people’s health and reduce our carbon footprint.

Our next meeting is 7 March at the White Horse at 7.30pm. Contact us at greeningwestbourne@hotmail.co.uk

For more information, search Greening Westbourne online.

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.

Allotments plots available!

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Green fingers? Plots available at Westbourne Allotments!

For a plot please call Paul on 01243 377931, and for social membership Anne on the same number.

For a plot, it is £10 admin fee on joining plus £25 per year which includes all the benefits of social membership. We are a great little community, loads of support if you are new to allotmenting… get in touch!

Just want to be a social member?

It’s just £5 per year to be a Westbourne Allotments social member. You receive some fantastic benefits; free entry to the Westbourne Horticultural show, an invite to come along to our summer BBQ – this year on June 25th – plus discounts at local shops and restaurants. 20% off at Stansted Garden centre, 10% off at Wellies cafe, the Deck in Emsworth, also 10% off gardening products at Emsworth Home Hardware. Plus many more benefits are in the pipeline for 2017….

 

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: https://www.facebook.com/westbourneweekend/

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.

Westbourne Orchard growing to twice the size

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Your new community orchard, on the Hampshire Farm Meadows open space, will soon double in size.

Eight more apple trees, sponsored by local people, will be planted at the site, next to the Redlands Grange housing development, at 11am on Saturday 3 December. Come along and help us celebrate the success of the project.

The orchard already has 16 trees. Another eight will be planted in February, bringing the total to 32.

A dozen residents from Westbourne and Emsworth have sponsored trees to be planted on the site.

Find out more…