Christmas Supper at the Abingdon Arms Tuesday 12 December

Starting at 7p.m for 7.30 seating, Aimee and Stuart assure a warm welcome for up to 28 people at two long tables in the dining room; they need to know numbers by mid November.  Their bookings policy is that "people pay 25%  of the cost five days in advance, this is redeemed against the final bill.  Cancellations made 24 hours before, or on the day will incur the full cost of the meal ".  Vegetarian option for the main course is Celeriac Pithivier.  There can be a  special dish for vegans.  Call or email Judy Bushrod to make the booking.

Neighbourhood Development Plan for Beckley and Stowood Parish

What are Neighbourhood Plans?

Neighbourhood planning is part of a new approach to planning introduced by the Localism Act 2011. The new system is designed to be more collaborative and gives communities more powers to shape the future of the places where they live and work.

Neighbourhood Planning is the government's initiative of trying to empower local communities to help make and take forward planning proposals at a local level.  The idea being that local people will drive, and then help to shape, how their local communities grow and develop over the next coming years.

Neighbourhood plans can only be made by one of two groups, towns/parishes or neighbourhood forums.  As our area has parishes, town and parishes will take the lead in pushing them forward.

Village Barn Dance Enjoyed by All

Our first Village Barn Dance brought more than 60 participants to what proved to be a most enjoyable evening of making new friends and catching up with old(?) ones.  Many thanks to Ted Morse and His Band, and all those who provided help with ticket sales, publicity, refreshsments, and clean up - as welll as all who came eager and willing to be a part of what we hope will become a regular activity.