Village News 19th December 2021

Village News 19th December 2021

Dear All,

Carol Service

Don’t forget the Carol Service today which will now take place outside.  The Riddick family have very kindly agreed to hosting again this year at Fieldhead.  It will start at 4pm and be followed by mulled wine and canapes.  There will be firepits to keep us warm and plenty of seating. As we will be outside, masks will not be required but of course if anyone feels more comfortable with one that’s fine as well.

St John the Baptist

Friday 24th December – Crib Service taken by Revd Pauline Setterfield at 4pm – a special service for the young (of all ages),  Please come dressed as Angels, Shepherds, Kings etc.

Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day service taken by Revd Poppy Hughes at 11.15am 

Under the current rules, masks have to be worn in church.

Sunday 26th December – No service in Shipton Moyne.  There will be a Benefice Service in Tetbury Church at 10am

A big thank you to those who came to do the church cleaning last week:

Pauline Curthoys

Kate Allies

Helen Willis

Amanda Hornby

Carol Hallpike

Christmas and New Year Rubbish collections 2021/22

There is no change to waste, recycling, food waste and garden waste collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Crews will be out collecting Monday to Friday as normal, including on the three bank holidays (Monday 27 December, Tuesday 28 December and Monday 3 January).

Christmas tree collection

Crews will collect Christmas trees from the kerbside for households that have a current garden waste licence.  Trees must be presented on the scheduled garden waste collection day, reduced to 2-3ft sections and presented inside the green wheeled bin.  Trees left outside of the bin will not be taken.

Up until Friday 21 January 2022, all households in the district can take their Christmas trees to the following location and dispose of them for free:

  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Cirencester, GL7 6EU

Professor Christopher Hallpike

Christopher Hallpike has just published his new book.  A great last minute Christmas present.

On The Wilder Shores of Life. Living with primitive tribes. It is Christopher Hallpike’s account of what it was like living for years as an anthropologist with a tribe in the remote mountains of Emperor Haile Selassie’s Ethiopia fifty years ago, and then with the extravagantly violent Tauade tribe in the mountains of Papua New Guinea while it was still an Australian colony. This is definitely not for the faint-hearted and mentally fragile!

Kindle Book:


Any other news please let me know,