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to the Churchill Parish Council website for the villages of Churchill and Langford. We hope that you'll find everything you need to know about the area. If you can't find the information you need or would like to include information please contact Aleana Baird, Parish Clerk. Tel: 01934 824 801
email: churchillpc@btconnect.com

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The Parish Plan

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Churchill Pre-School Christmas Shopping Fayre
Tuesday 11 November, 6-9pm
Churchill Sports Centre, Churchill

Get set for Christmas and support your local Pre-School. Bring your friends and browse a wide range of locally produced crafts and gifts.
There will be a raffle and refreshments.

Memorial Christmas Tree
The festive season can be a difficult time of year for people who have suffered a bereavement. This year, from the 1 December, C V Gower Funeral Directors will again be erecting a Memorial Christmas Tree in our office at The Square in Winscombe. Families who would like to write and place a Memorial Tag on the Christmas Tree in memory of their loved one may call into the office Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. Anyone can place a Tag on the tree, it is not just for those families who have used our services. There is no charge for placing the Memorial Tag on the tree, but should anyone wish to make a donation, these will be passed onto the Local Air Ambulances and Weston Hospicecare shortly after Christmas. Last year £600 was kindly donated to the charities. Please feel free to telephone Lindsay or Jenny on 01934 842 945 for further information.

Snow Wardens Needed
Want to help prepare your community for winter? Volunteer to become a snow warden
and help keep local access routes clear when the weather gets tough. To register your interest, please either call 01934 426 322 or email
snow.warden@n-somerset.gov.uk with your name, contact information and
preferred date(s) for attending the training session.
Snow Warden Training Dates 2014
• 12th November Clevedon, Castlewood 2 – 3:30pm
• 17th November W-s-M Town Hall 2 – 3:30pm • 27th November Clevedon, Castlewood 10:30 – 12:00am
• 1st December – W-s-M Town Hall 10 – 11:30am
• 12th December – Clevedon, Castlewood 10 – 11.30am

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For dates and agendas of forthcoming Council meetings and minutes of previous meetings visit the Noticeboard page on this website. All meetings are open to the public.

The Tower
For more news about the Parish
view a pdf
of the latest issue.

Make the Small Things Count: Photographic Competition
An exciting photo competition aims to encourage people to explore and capture the wondrous woodlands of the south west and the incredible lichens, mosses and ferns that thrive in this special habitat.
An exhibition showcasing the winning entries will be touring the south west in 2015-2016, starting in Lynmouth, Devon, in April 2015, when all of the winning entries will be on display for the first time.

If you would like to enter click here for more information.

Be prepared for a power cut
Western Power Distribution are encouraging people to be prepared for a power cut, as they can happen from time to time. If you are vulnerable for any reason you can join Western Power Distribution's Priority Service Register, email priorityservmids@westernpower.co.uk or phone 0845 601 2989
Click on the link to Power cut information and advice page on the Western Power Distribution website

Senior Siren Magazine
Senior Siren magazine is a free, bi-monthly magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team (Charity No: 1148383).
Follow the below link to access an electronic copy of the Senior Siren.

Allotments available
If you would like to apply for a plot (125 sq metres) or a half plot please contact the Parish Clerk on the number at the top of the page. Click here to view the Pudding Pie Lane Allotment page on this website.


Parish events
If you would like to publish information about an event contact Janet Mortimer, Media Co-ordinator. Tel: 07826 522 570


Sunday 9
Remembrance Day Lunch
12.30pm, St John the Baptist Church
Tickets £10, under 11s free.
Contact Pam 01934 852 239 or
Tricia 01934 852 360

Thursday 13
Langford History Group
7.30pm, Churchill Building of the Langford Vet School.
Mike Rowlands, a registered Blue Badge guide for the West Country, will be talking about the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Admission free to members, visitors £2. Coffee and biscuits 50p

Saturday 15
Powerhouse Cafe
10am-12 noon, St Mary's Church, Langford (on the first and third Saturday every month).
Meet with friends for coffee, hot chocolate, squash, homemade cakes. Relax, read the papers, all welcome and there is a children's activity corner

Friday 21
Book and Jigsaw Exchange
10am-12 noon, Churchill Reading Room. Go for a coffee and a chat and pick up a book or jigsaw

Saturday 22
Afternoon tea to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1
3-5pm, Churchill Methodist Church, Front Street.
Enjoy a tea that villagers would have had at that time and hear the songs they sang. If anyone has any memorabilia from the 1914-18 war and would be willing to loan them for the afternoon please contact Janet 01934 862 306 or Jean 01934 852 287

10.30am onwards, Langford Evangelical Church, Blackmoor, Lower Langford (and then every 4th Saturday each month).
Enjoy coffee and more!

Churchill Social Club
Alternate Monday afternoons
The Reading Room, Churchill
You can have a game of cards, play Bingo, have a chat and a laugh and a cup of tea with biscuits. New members would be welcome. For further details tel: 01934 852 597

Churchill and Langford Mother and Toddler Group
Every Monday morning, 9.30-11.30am
The Methodist Church Hall, Front Street, Churchill
It costs £2, which includes coffee tea and snack time. The session ends with songs and nursery rhymes.

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