Free art lesson offer by village resident

A local artist is putting his many years of experience at the disposal of any residents interested in taking up drawing. David Satchel, of Puddingstones, who painted this lovely picture of Missden, No 42, is inviting anyone who has never tried their hand art to join him on Saturday, April 20th.

Join us for Sunday Brunch on April 28th

Spring is in the air and there’s a smell of freshly cut grass as lawnmower come out of hibernation. How’s your winter been? Come and tell us about it at the Spring Branch. The date is Sunday April 28th and we’ll be meeting at the Marchmont Arms between 10.30am and 12.30. Coffee and croissants will be in free flow along with memories of a wet winter.

It’s looking a lot like Christmas!

It’s looking very festive in the village. From the annual spectacular at Mill Close to the reindeer of Church House, residents are lighting up as never before. Even the village sign is sporting a Santa hat. Merry Christmas everyone! And when the party’s over, don’t forget to join us for the 12th Night drinks party at the Marchmont Arms on Friday 5th January (7pm – 9pm).

Royal Mail pulls a fast one on our post box

An eagle-eyed resident has noticed that Royal Mail have pulled a fast one on the village post box. The collection time always used to be a user-friendly 4pm, meaning that sending things like birthday cards for next day delivery involved a leisurely afternoon stroll. All that has changed with the new collection time of 9am, a move which was hidden away in the small print on the post box.

Jack and Alice O'Brien

Welcome, Alice, Jack & family

A warm welcome to the village’s newest residents, Jack and Alice O’Brien. Jack & Alice and their young sons Freddie (3) and Rafferty (1) have upped sticks from their East London home and moved into the old Boar’s Head. They’ve lost no time in getting into the swing of village life, hosting a course at the recent Safari Supper.