We hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas break and festivities, and that you enjoyed Christmas Eve in the village. It is always lovely to see so many people on the night and adds to a great community atmosphere. We are really very lucky to have this opportunity.
Some of you may have heard that we are trying to raise funds to improve the park in the village. This is starting to gather pace and we are now in a position to inform you of our work and what we hope to achieve.
Come along to our exciting new Mums & Tots Group, starting:
Tuesday 12th January 2016
9.30 am – 11 am
at The Church Street Rooms
Church Street, Corby Glen, NG33 4NJ
Craft & Creativity … messy play!
Lots of FUN & PLAYING!!!
Make new friends!
Rhyme & music time
Learning through play
Provided by: www.homestartgrantham.org
Tel: 01476 515310
Registered charity no: 1111167
Company Limited by Guarantee no: 5511495
This was the second year we have run a Christmas Fayre in Corby Glen and despite the wet and windy weather on November 29th we had a wonderful turnout from the village and local area. Visitors had lots of great stalls to look at including many craft and beauty stalls.
Children had Suzie at the Creation Station to keep them busy and also were able to decorate biscuits, make snowmen cakes and have a go on the Chocolate tombola. Santa had lots of young visitors to his grotto and the Church Street Rooms provided refreshments for visitors.
Money raised has gone to support the Church Street Rooms, the Corby Glen Children’s Christmas party and the Christmas Tree Fund.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year and thank you again to stall holders and the Church Street Rooms for their help in making the event such a success.
Laura, Claire, Charlotte and Rachael
Around fifty of Swayfield’s “Seniors” (anyone 60 years of age and their partner) attended the 2015 Christmas Party at the Village Hall and what a brilliant evening it was. The Hall was, as usual, beautifully laid out and very festive.
On the afternoon of Sunday 15th November a number of people were seen entering Swayfield Village Hall in 1940’s period dress. There were ladies dressed as Land Girls, dressed in pinafores, one in furs, others in headscarves. There were gents in Zoot Suits; one, a spiv-like character with Trilby hat and thin moustache, had an armful of wrist watches and nylon stockings for sale.
Why? I hear you ask. Well, it was first to have “Tea & Cakes” served from the best bone china before being treated by the Fol Espoir Theatre Group to a hilarious production of “Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain”.
We had a great turnout for our Christmas Messy Rooms, lots of glitter and glue, lovely Christingles, and yummy biscuits.
Many thanks to everyone who turned up to help, especially the ladies from the craft group who were kept very busy making lovely cards.
The next Messy Rooms will be on March 5th, 2016, just in time for Mothers Day, and in good time for Easter crafts.
If you enjoyed yourself, we hope to see you there.
The Messy Team
After a really happy evening on 5th December in St John’s Church, we are delighted to announce that the splendid sum of £460 was given to St Barnabas Hospice in Grantham.
We thank all those who attended the concert and all those who gave generous donations. Thanks are also due to those who provided and served the refreshments and helped in any way.
If you interested in joining our group, we resume rehearsals on Monday, 11th January at 7 p.m. in the Methodist Chapel.
It was a great pleasure to attend the Service of Licensing of the Reverend Stephen Buckman, at St John’s Church, as Priest In Charge of the Corby Glen Group, on 1st December.
The church was full, with all churches in the group represented, and some parishioners also present from Roffey in Horsham, where Stephen was Curate.
It was a splendid service, conducted by the Bishop of Lincoln.
We welcome Stephen, his wife Vicky and family, who have now moved into Corby Glen.
A big Thank You to all those good ladies of Swayfield who baked and donated cakes for us to sell on the Cake Stall of the Swayfield Xmas Fair in November.
There was a terrific selection of all varieties of scrumptious cakes which were rapidly bought by the throng of people who had turned out to support the Fair. Profits from the fair go towards the Xmas parties for the Seniors and Children of the Village.
The Cake Stall was a sell out – a great success – and realised around £150 toward the fund.
Thanks to Kay and her brilliant grand-daughters Phoebe and Abbi and their friend Neave for helping me organise and run the stall.
But thanks also to all you good people who supported us and bought the cakes – I’m sure you have enjoyed them!