New Abingworth Village Hall
The new Abingworth Village Hall facilities are already hosting lots of new groups and events. The main Hall, Chesswood meeting room and playing fields can be booked for business meetings, groups and clubs, as well as celebrations and parties. Please see www.thakehamvillagehall.co.uk for details, online bookings and upcoming events. The Parish Office, also in the new Hall, is open Mon-Fri, 10am to 3pm.
March community event – Chocolate tasting!
The open community event for March is a Chocolate Tasting Evening on Wednesday 20 March (7pm). A talk by Dawn Shrives (Le Salon du Chocolat, Chichester) will unfold the story of the history and making of chocolate. Also a raffle and refreshments. To book a place – £5 including a tasting – contact Chris Noble (email@example.com/07534048044). If you have an idea for an open event, contact Caroline Instance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Community Speedwatch Group
Alongside new traffic calming features in central Thakeham (still a work in progress) we also now have a new Community Speedwatch Group. The group needs more members for its regular patrols, to help slow down the vehicles passing through our village. Contact Ian King by PM via the Thakeham Parish Community Facebook page or send an email to:
Elections in May
Our growing village means that serving the community on the Parish Council becomes ever more important. Elections will be held in May for all 11 Councillor seats. We welcome eligible people from all parts of the Parish and walks of life; we are currently under-represented by those in younger age groups. Contact us and come along to Parish Council meetings to hear what goes on and learn about the role from current Councillors. Meetings are monthly, usually on the third Monday, in the new Village Hall. Further details on our website. Owen Richards, Parish Clerk.