This week’s headlines include:
- Minibus trip offer from volunteer bureau
- Music and laughs to help medical centre
- Saints make strong start to Trophy campaign
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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
Christmas minibus trip offer from volunteer bureau
Would your local voluntary, community or not-for-profit group like a trip out in our Minibus over the Christmas season? Over the last few months groups have been contacting us to arrange hire trips for members as something special over the festive season. We still have some availability over the Christmas period though, so contact us if you think that we can help you. Groups take trips to the local theatres and local pantomimes, or even a special Christmas lunch at a local café, pub or restaurant. Those groups that are a bit more adventurous consider the popular Christmas fairs or markets such as Bath, Birmingham, Chatsworth, Lincoln or Oxford. Where would your group like to go?
• If you would like to travel with us please find full details on our website. Or you can call Jeanette on 01327 358264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sing a song of laughter to help new medical centre
Kevin and Carrie O’Regan are organising a concert of comic songs at Croughton Village Hall by Holler n Duck in aid of the new Brackley Medical Centre. The show, on Saturday 1 December, will be in two parts, with an interval of approx 20 minutes and the evening should finish by 10pm. There will be a bar. Tickets £10 (no concessions).
About Holler n Duck… Think comic songs, think laughter, think audience participation, think brilliance and you’re there. Holler n Duck are reviving the great tradition of the comic song – Gilbert and Sullivan, Flanders and Swan, Jake Thackray…
You can expect witty lyrics, expert musicianship, great banter between songs and you are guaranteed to laugh and laugh and laugh. Check them out at www.facebook.com/holler-n-duck or on You Tube by starting here.
• Call Carrie or Kevin on 01280 702300 or email email@example.com.
Brackley Town 3-0 Nuneaton Borough (FA Trophy 3Q)
Trophy holders Brackley successfully negotiated the first defence of their title, beating fellow National League North Nuneaton comfortably at St James Park, writes Tim Carroll. Lee Ndlovu scored all three second half goals in a 12 minute spell to take his season’s tally to 13.
“We played well today but didn’t find those moments of extra quality in the first half that make the difference,” Kevin Wilkin said. “We did in the second half and Lee has done fantastically well to take those chances. He missed a good chance just before the first goal but he carried on and it’s good to see he didn’t get down about it but has scored a terrific hat-trick in the end.”
After a first half of few goal threats at either end, the second half was a different story as Saints dominated from the re-start. Matt Lowe could only direct his header wide and Ndlovu was off target when well placed from Connor Franklin’s cross before Ndlovu made the breakthrough just before the hour mark. From Glenn Walker’s pass the striker took it on, cutting inside the defender and firing low inside Cam Belford’s post. On 61 minutes an incisive move of 11 passes, with Ellis Myles and Shane Byrne instrumental, set up Ndlovu who again found the corner of the goal low past Belford.
The hat-trick came in the 68th minute as Ndlovu’s header powered the ball into the net from Walker’s fine cross. Brackley had opportunities to increase the lead through substitutes Daniel Nti and Shaun Jeffers, Jeffers bringing a splendid save from Belford after fine work by Byrne to create the chance.
Nuneaton’s Ryan Jennings got a late, straight red card for a challenge on Shepherd Murombedzi but the tie had been long settled. “As the holders in this competition we are there to be shot at and teams will want to beat us,” Wilkin added. “But it’s part of the challenge we need to meet and to deal with. It’s a good challenge to have. We have to deal with that bit of expectation.”
Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, Franklin, Byrne, Hall, Dean, G.Walker, Armson (Nti 72), Ndlovu (Jeffers 74), Lowe (Murombedzi 78), A.Walker. Subs unused: Fairlamb, Noon.
Nuneaton Borough: Belford, Panayiotou, Kelly, Lyne, Addison, Calveley, Baker, Kelly-Evans (Tweed 69), McGurk, Angus, Jennings. Subs unused: Edobor, Basso, Etheridge.
Referee: Barry Lamb; assistants, Andy Loe and David Hutton.
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Download South Northants Council Arts Events Calendar (PDF – 645KB)
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
Monday 17 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, 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.
Saturday 22 December, 7.30pm: Ben Waters Live at Brackley Town Hall, tickets £15 (VIP £25). Get your ticket from firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org