Longparish Transport Update

Cango Service

Test Valley Passenger Transport Area Review

Use of Southside Road and Mill Lane by Buses

Andover Neighbourcare (01264) 339899/336020

Andover Dial a Ride

Phil Harris (Parish Bus Representative) 01264 720 437
1, Mayfield Villas, Longparish, SP11 6PF.

St Nicholas Christmas Fair

Thanks and congratulations to everyone who came, supported and worked so hard to make the St Nicholas Christmas Fair on 9th December in the new School/Community Hall such a great success. With all the generosity and kindness so evident - and the appearance of Santa himself - the total achieved for St Nicholas Church funds was a brilliant £1400. We are especially grateful to Christian Dryden and Andrea Hulme for co-ordinating it all with such gentle efficiency, and to all who worked with them, giving time and gifts to make it a memorable and very happy occasion.

Andrea and Christian themselves say, “We would like to thank everyone who helped towards making the fair such a huge success. In particular the ladies of the sewing bee for making lovely items for sale, everyone who donated jams and chutneys or baked a cake, and to those who helped on the day. We hope everyone who came had an enjoyable afternoon, and are very grateful that so much was raised for St Nicholas Church.”

There are still some unclaimed raffle prizes - pink tickets 404 and 492 and green 56. Please phone 01264 720347 to claim your prize by the 10th January. Martin Coppen

St Nicholas Church Wives Group

Our Christmas meeting was held on 6th December at the Beeches, Picket Twenty.

I gave a talk on Kibbutz Dalia in Israel; home for members of my family. It was a short potted history, accompanied by pictures and photographs, on how it was formed and what life is like living on a Kibbutz past and present. Sherry, mince pies, tea and coffee were served while we exchanged Christmas gifts and cards

All the members of the Wives group hope everyone will have had a Merry Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year for 2007. Gwen Thomas

SCRAMBLERS

A service for under-fives in St. Nicholas Church at 2.15pm

Jan. 8th - Celebrating Jesus - God's Special Person

THE ARK

Children's Church on 7th & 28th January

9.30-10.30am at the Playgroup.

All welcome for fun, activities and singing