The Macmillan Christmas Fair is probably the largest for miles around and you are more than welcome to come along and browse the many festive stalls tomorrow in the village hall between 10am and 3.30pm One of the nice things about this fair is the support it receives from so many local business all of which a brief visit to their Facebook page will reveal. Macmillan is also one of grayshott.com’s regular beneficiaries and it seems a fitting way to conclude the many donations we’ve made over the years to local good causes, now totalling £24,510, from surplus funds raised by the village website thanks to the conyinued generous support of our sponsors and advertisers.
Once the fair has been cleared away it’s party time with live music from ‘May Contain Nuts’ and as far as I know there are still tickets available which include cheese and nibbles to go with the nuts. I’m assuming there is a pay bar and all proceeds of the event are going to support more local good causes including PK Pre-School
If you can’t wait that long there is more live music tonight at the Fox & Pelican from Midnite Sun following early beers which definitely contains nuts.
You may be interested in attending the next Parish Council meeting on Monday which unusually is being held in the Sports Pavilion. In particular because they will be discussing several interesting topics such as;
- Update on our community website
- Feedback from traders and Grayshott residents regarding Grayshott Markets
- Post Opening Project Evaluation of the A3 Hindhead scheme
- Traffic Order Proposals to amend Speed Limits in Grayshott and Headley Down
- Events planned in The Square next year
There will also be a report from our newish County Councillor Floss Mitchell so you could almost say that the meeting will be action packed. Many folk who have contributed to village life this year enjoyed the Chairman’s Christmas drinks party in the pavilion last Monday and John Frankcom gave an entertaining speech thanking all those who had helped the parish council to make our village so special. Perhaps I can, on our behalf, thank John and all the Parish Councillors and clerks Laura and Katie for continuing to look after the village’s interests so diligantly and congratulate them on an another outstanding years achievements, topped off with a sprinkling of village awards.
Looking ahead – and we only have two weeks left to ‘you know what’ – next weekend offers Grayshott Folk Club’s Christmas Special with: The Churchfitters on Friday which is already sold out and on Saturday it’s Christmas with the Cadettes as vintage vocal trio Jess, Alex and Kim take you on a nostalgic trip back to the 1940’s and I’m sure they’ll be more than a few Christmassy numbers slipped in to get you into the festive spirit.
St Nick aka Helga is quiz master/misdress at the clubs quiz at Christmas also on Saturday and the first question is – how long will it take him this year to get to the last? Then on Tuesday it’s the Jazz Club Christmas Party with Binky’s new Dixie Demons and special guests with some sausage rolls and mince pies to munch on during the naffle. The following Friday 23rd at the club sees the popular return of talented local band iWitness and I would’t mind betting they have mugged up on a few santa songs too.
I expect you all know about the traditional Carols in the Square around the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. It might be cold this year so the village cafe will be staying open late so you can get a warm drink whilst you hark the herald. Afterwards the pub and club welcomes you in for something a little stronger and the Fox intend to celebrate Christmas Eve with NRG
Not sure I’ll be doing another newsletter before the big day so, just in case, have a Merry Christmas.