November News Letter


Christmas Carols at the Pub’n’Hub at 5.30pm on Friday 2nd December
This has now become an annual event, signalling the start of Christmas in the Chalke Valley. As usual, Broad Chalke School choir will start us off with some lovely singing, then the Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 6pm. The tree has again been kindly been donated by Simon Hiscock from Prescombe Farm in Ebbesbourne Wake where you can buy lovely, locally-grown Christmas trees. There will be mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies offered by the Pub and the Hub at the Queen’s Head after the carols. Bring your coats, torches and singing voices!

Christmas shopping and eating at the Hub
We will have more Christmas-related news in next month’s newsletter but don’t forget that you can do a lot of your Christmas shopping at the hub. Our Christmas table will have a wonderful array of Christmas food and gifts and we will be stocking everything from cranberry sauce to sausages. Harry Street’s delicious turkeys will again be available to order through the hub. And the coffee shop will have a special Christmas menu so keep an eye out.

Ebbesbourne Beef
Ebbesbourne Herd beef reared on Tom and Ellie Hooper’s farm has arrived in the shop. It is grass-fed and delicious. Buy local, buy fresh. Joints, steak, mince, burgers: don’t miss out!

Dry Rot
The damp proof work has now been successfully completed in the chapel/ coffee shop with minimal disruption so a big thanks to Peter Pay and Chris Rothwell for all their work on this, to the URC for ensuring all went smoothly and to our customers for your patience.

Customer Survey
Next month we are going to ask you what you think about the hub: what you like, what you think we are getting right, what you want to see more – or less of! So please look out for the survey that will soon be coming your way. We would be really grateful for as many completed forms as possible.

Christmas opening hours and postage dates
We will publish the Christmas opening times and Christmas postage dates in next month’s Broadsheet.

Heating Oil
As the weather gets colder, don’t forget to sign up to the community heating oil scheme kindly set up by Chris Rothwell. You really can make big savings: check the website for details: