Sunday, 23 December 7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols
Monday, 24 December 4.00pm Crib Service
11.30pm Christmas communion
Tuesday, 25 December
Christmas Day 8.00am and 9.30am (St John the Baptist)
As the expected application period for the proposed development of 260 houses draws closer, we’re planning to show everyone how much we all Love Long Copse Lane by planting thousands of daffodils and other bulbs along the verges to create a fantastic spectacle in spring time.
Help us plant the bulbs
On Saturday 3rd November, 10am – 1pm we’re all meeting to plants the bulbs and we need all the help we can get! Please come along and help. Find us on Facebook and tell us you’re coming to the event if you can.
Please also tell your friends and family and spread the word!
Bring a spade/tools and gloves if you can.
Donate for daffodils
We’re also looking for donations to buy even more daffodils – we want it to be a huge spectacle so that media and local press cover it, highlighting the plight of the Save Long Copse Lane campaign.
- £27 buys 500 daffodils
- £20 buys 300 daffodils
- £10 buys 100 daffodils
Donate here, entering the amount you wish to donate in Paypal:
So, help us to Light Up Long Copse Lane!
Thank you all in advance, we really appreciate your continued support!
Westbourne Christians marked Good Friday with their traditional walk through the village with a large cross, recalling the death of Jesus. Celebrations of his resurrection will include a sunrise service on Sunday. Details of services at St John’s church are here: http://
Our annual Spring Clean Day will be taking place this year on Sunday 8th April. Ours is a lovely village but is too easily spoilt by litter, much of it thrown out of the windows of passing cars. Join us in this community event, which sees us take responsibility for our immediate environment and also provides us with an opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow villagers. Further details will be found in the April issue of the Westbourne Magazine: all you need to know now is that we meet at 2.00pm in the Square.
WHAT’S YOUR BIG GREEN ISSUE?
Are you batty about bats? Are you passionate about bees and other pollinators? Does the condition of our trees concern you? Or are you a supporter of the struggling hedgehog?
Or do you have another burning environmental issue close to your heart, like litter or pollution or sustainable transport?
At Greening Westbourne we’re starting to think about activities for next year. If you’re passionate about something and want to do something practical about it, come along to our next meeting on 14 November at 7.30pm at the White Horse, and let’s talk it over.
In the meantime, we’re pushing on with our proposal for bike parking in the Square, and working on these events:
7 Jan – Christmas tree recycling in the Square
With new gift recycling fun. Bring a wrapped unwanted gift and get a mystery swap.
21 Jan – community orchard wassailing event
Celebrate the success of the orchard the traditional way.
Pop in and see us at the White Horse or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special Westbourne tea party is fast approaching and tickets are waltzing out.
This month on 30 May 2017, the Parish Hall will be filled with the sounds of times gone-by and the lovely smell of beautiful cakes and scones. In true Westbourne tradition, there will of course, be lots of tea and coffee.
Dancing will be ‘strictly’ encouraged but is not compulsory. Just come along and be waited on as you enjoy a Lyons Tea Rooms-style experience. There will be a prize for the best outfit! Vintage dress code is optional, jeans are welcome.
With cucumber sandwiches, cupcakes, relaxing music and much more, this is a May-treat for those living in the village and further afield.
You may have heard the fun discussions around the village in recent weeks, picking out favourite 40s and 50s music, There has even been the occasional song-burst, followed by happy chatter on this latest highlight to Westbourne’s social calendar.
Tickets, £5 each, are available from the Parish Hall on Monday mornings or from Angela Leggett after church services. If you are not able to get to the Monday coffee mornings and would like a ticket, please leave a message for Angela and the organising team via an email to the Parish Hall at email@example.com
The party will raise money for Westbourne Church (Registered charity number 1130732).
Now all sing, “Tea for two…”, now why don’t they sing about coffee? Coffee will be available at the Westbourne Tea Party, no singing necessary! See you there.
The Tea Party Team
23 New Brighton Road and 4 Elderfield Close, Emsworth are opening for the NGS on Sunday 18th June 2017. 2pm to 5.30pm. Plants for sale. Teas and homemade cakes at 23 New Brighton Road. £5 joint admission
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 firstname.lastname@example.org