This week’s headlines include:
- Take your pick of Christmas music events
- Rotary launches contest for young musicians
- Harriers make it hard going for Saints
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Latest news from the Business Information Bureau
Brackley’s own BiB has produced a new newsletter – to read it on line Click Here. Highlights include:
- To help promote local Brackley businesses, the Business Information Bureau is launching a new voucher booklet FREE to Brackley households. The booklet – worth over £300 – will be delivered in the coming weeks and will be available from all participating shops.
- FREE one-on-one advice over coffee to any business that needs it. Especially suited to those start-ups and small firms that can’t afford the match funding that most Government schemes require. Office hours is about business people attending, both to give and receive advice… or simply meet up for a chat.
If you run a business of any kind in Brackley you need to check out the BiB site – Click Here
Bin collections over Christmas and New Year 2018
There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. These collections will change as follows (all earlier than usual):
Collections due Christmas Day will be on Saturday 22 December.
Collections due Boxing Day will be on Monday 24 December.
Collections Due on New Year’s Day will be on Saturday 29 December.
There will be no green bin collections for the weeks commencing 24 and 31 December. Real Christmas trees (without decorations) will be collected with the green bins in January.
• Don’t forget you can order an additional blue bin in SNC’s Winter bin sale for just £18 – please call 01327 322344.
New Year treats as NT Live returns to Stowe
Arts at Stowe are delighted to confirm that National Theatre Live is returning to “The Roxy”. The first is Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III, starring Mark Gatiss on Wednesday 9 January, starting at 7pm; Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Richard the Second is on Tuesday 15 January (7pm) and, on Thursday 31 January (7pm), David Hare’s explosive new play I’m Not Running.
• For more information and ticket details, visit arts-at-stowe.co.uk
Music for Christmas
Young musicians get their chance to shine…
Brackley Rotary Club is making an early call for young musicians to register for their Young Musician Competition. Students within the general catchment areas of Brackley and Middleton Cheney are eligible for the Brackley round of Rotary’s competition. This is an opportunity for young musicians, who must be under 18, to gain experience performing in public and to showcase their vocal or instrumental skills, modern or classical. The deadline for entries is 11 January and the event will be held at Waynflete Hall, Brackley, on Saturday 26 January starting at 2pm. Entry forms and competition rules can be obtained by contacting Rotarian David Fuller: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kidderminster Harriers 2-0 Brackley Town
Brackley fell to a second successive defeat for only the second time of the season as Kidderminster took the points with a goal in each half, writes Tim Carroll. The win lifts Harriers to sixth place in the National League North table, as Saints slipped to 10th. “We got off to a slow start and not only that but we conceded early too,” Kevin Wilkin said. “Once we started to move the ball with more purpose, and to impose ourselves individually and collectively, you saw us clearly in a better light.”
Kidderminster were ahead on 11 minutes as Dan Bradley’s probing cross was bundled over the line, the final touch clearly by a Brackley defender. Daniel Nti’s well struck effort could only be beaten away by Brandon Hall while at the other end Danny Lewis saved well from Bradley’s shot on the half-hour before Saints rallied, finishing the half the stronger.
Harriers doubled their lead on the hour, captain Ashley Chambers finishing clinically in a two-on-two breakaway and the home side created further chances to seal the win. Matt Lowe’s mazy run created the chance for a shot on goal but Hall was well placed to deny Saints a lifeline but that was the closest the visitors came to getting back into the match.
“Expectations are high but this league is relentless; there are no easy games and we come up against good teams, always well organised and competitive,” Wilkin added. “In some quarters maybe we have lost sight of this a little bit. We find ourselves where we are at the moment because we are not at the point where we can cope with that intensity week in and week out. It is having protracted periods of doing well that will make the difference and that is what we are working hard towards.”
Brackley Town: Lewis; Myles, Murombedzi, Byrne, Hall, Dean, G.Walker, Nti, Ndlovu (Fairlamb 60), Lowe, A.Walker (Jeffers 82). Subs unused: Franklin, Finch.
Kidderminster: Hall, Vaughan, Austin, Penn, Horsfall, Johnson, Weeks, Richards (Baxendale 72), Chambers (Waring 82), Bradley, Williams. Subs unused: Wagner, Phillips, Palmer.
Referee: Scott Jackson. Assistants, Andrew Genders and Richard Walkers.
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Regular events in Brackley
Third Saturday of each month, 4pm to 6pm: St Peter’s Church, Brackley: MESSY CHURCH – A two-hour session of Bible story, craft activities, informal worship and light meal for the whole family. Details of this and lots of other activities on the St Peter’s Church website.
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Every Monday and Thursday, 2-4pm: Knit and Natter.
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm: Jigsaw Club.
Every Thursday 3.30-4.30: Craft Club with Sue.
• Subject to change over holiday season, so please check the library’s Facebook page.
Sunday 2 December, 10am-3pm: Christmas Craft Fair – A great selection of unique gifts from local crafters. And Father Christmas will be here!
Friday 7 December, 8pm: Big Christmas Quiz. Book your table at the library. £5 per person, teams of up to six players. Prize every round.
Thursday 13 December, 7pm-7.30pm: The Brackley Library Cinema Club showing of The Greatest Showman (Cert PG). £5 per person, book your seats at the library.
Please check our Facebook page for extra events!!
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Saturday 15 December
Wednesday, 19 December, 7pm: Magdalen College School, Brackley, 119th Annual Christmas Carol Service in the Chapel of St James and St John, High Street, Brackley. Further information on the website, www.magdalen.northants.sch.uk
Thursday 20 December, 10am: Brackley U3A Christmas Social Gathering at the Methodist Church, High Street, Brackley, NN13 7DT. Come along if you are semi-retired or retired and find out what U3A is all about.
Thursday 20 December, 1pm: Pied Piper Theatre presents The Big ENORMOUS Present in the Roxburgh Theatre at Stowe. It’s big, it’s huge, it’s………………….. ENORMOUS! A mysterious present has appeared in the school playground. Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? The Big ENORMOUS Present explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving… Suitable for ages 3-8, running time 50 mins. Ticket Price: £8.50/Family Ticket £30 (2 adults & 2 children). Bookings : www.artsatstowe.co.uk. Tel: 01280 825710.
• Visit the artsatstowe website for full details of forthcoming events at Stowe.
Saturday 22 December, 7.30pm: Ben Waters Live at Brackley Town Hall, tickets £15 (VIP £25). Get your ticket from email@example.com or Downtown Diner.
Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm: Brackley Inbetweeners Group at St Peter’s Church Hall, Old Town, Brackley. ‘Do it for Defib’ CPR education and defibrillator awareness session, £10. Numbers are limited, so pre-booking is essential. For more information, email Catherine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 21 February, 7.30pm: Brackley Inbetweeners Group at St Peter’s Church Hall, Old Town, Brackley. A brief introduction to traditional Chinese medicine, talk and demonstration, £3. For more information, email Catherine, email@example.com