News from the Village of Essendine – Dec 2020

Light up Essendine with Christmas lights and decorations – on Sunday December 6th, We are encouraging you to ‘up your game’ and really go to town on decorating the outside of your home and garden with Christmas lights. An official switch on is planned for 4.30pm. 

It has been shown that Christmas lights do improve people’s moods and mental health, so let’s cheer up the village with an amazing display. 

Katherine Ayton is also encouraging people to volunteer to decorate the trees on the village green. The trees can be decorated with lights, baubles, tinsel or other 

Christmas items. More information will follow through leafleting and social media. Do phone Katherine Ayton on 07951 591557 or email 

essendinechristmastrees@gmail.com if you would like to be involved. Why not make an afternoon of it and organise some socially distanced activities in your road too? NEW EQUIPMENT FOR THE ESSENDINE PLAY AREA: The swings in Essendine Play Area are 16 years old and, although safe to use, need replacing. The Village Hall has kindly agreed to help the Parish Council raise money for this and have set up giving page on the site, ‘Amazon Smile’. Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charita-ble organisation of your choice. 

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. 

Support new swings for the play area by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk . Once in the site, If you search for Essendine Village Hall Trust, the details will pop up in the search box, before you start shopping. But remember, you do have to go through the smile.amazon.co.uk site. It is a great way, without 

additional cost to you, to brighten up the lives of the children of our village. Please help us to give the children better play facilities when doing your online Christmas shopping. 

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR: Please ensure that during these difficult times, you keep an neighbourly eye on those living near you, particularly the senior residents and those who live on their own or have health conditions.

VILLAGE HALL CLOSURE: Under the government guidelines issued, we have had to close the hall for use until further notice. We do hope that 2021 will see the Covid situation improved and the hall reopened. 

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