This week’s headlines include:
- Plenty of Christmas music events
- Rotary launches contest for young musicians
- Saints suffer a rare home defeat
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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
Music for Christmas
It’s Panto Time too… Oh yes it is!
Jack and the Beanstalk is being performed by the Looking Glass Theatre at Evenley Village Hall on Sunday (9 December) at 3pm. Tickets (£5 for children under 14 and £9.50 for adults) can be bought from the Village Shop or from Jeff Peyton-Bruhl at 17 Broad Lane, Evenley, tel 706351. To reserve tickets, email Jeff on: firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be served.
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: email@example.com
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
Brackley Town 1-2 Altrincham
In-form Altrincham continued their march up the table with a deserved victory at St James Park as Saints fell to a first home defeat in the league since early August, writes Tim Carroll. An even and tightly contested first half gave way to a controlled second half performance by the visitors to earn three points that lifts the Robins into fourth place and keeps Saints in eighth.
“The mistakes we made ended up costing us the game,” Kevin Wilkin said. “They passed the ball well but for me the two goals we conceded were gifts and in a big match those mistakes have cost us. Once they were ahead they managed the second half well but we had too many players who weren’t where they needed to be today. Overall it was the flattest performance of the season so far. The first half was quite even and we had some decent moments but it can be all important to get your noses in front and then to control the game. It is a really intense league and today is something we have got to learn from.”
Jordan Hulme saw his chance snuffed out midway through the half when well placed while, for the home side, Connor Franklin’s fierce effort deflected off James Jones bringing a fine save from Thompson in a first period of otherwise few goal chances until the latter stages. Simon Richman capitalised on a defensive mix-up to give Altrincham a 39th minute lead. But Brackley found an instant reply as Glenn Walker headed low past Tony Thompson from Adam Walker’s cross to send the sides into the break on level terms.
The Robins were again ahead after 52 minutes when full-back Andy White tucked his shot inside Danny Lewis’ post from distance. This time there was to be no come-back from the Saints however as Altrincham managed the game well, restricting Brackley’s possession and sights on goal.
Hulme had only Lewis to beat late on to double his side’s lead but the Brackley keeper saved well at close quarters. Despite some late pressure Brackley could not carve out the equalising opportunity as the visitors recorded a sixth win in seven games.
Brackley Town: Lewis; Myles, Franklin (Fairlamb 74), Byrne, Dean, Hall, G.Walker, Murombedzi (Jeffers 74), Ndlovu (Nti 79), Lowe, A.Walker. Subs unused: Noon.
Altrincham: Thompson, White, Hampson, Jones, Hannigan, Moult, Johnston, Richman, Hulme, Hancock, Mantack (Harrop 92). Subs unused: Gabidon, Densmore, Langley, Wynne.
Referee: Amy Fearn; assistants Tim Walker and Kieron Salmons.
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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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Friday 7 December, doors open 7pm: Culworth film night’s next presentation, at the Village Hall, is The Children Act (cert 12A). In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his book of the same name and starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead. Tickets £10 to include light supper (£5 for film only). Call June on 01295 768184 or Julie, 760855 to book, or email email@example.com. Bring your own liquid refreshments and glass.
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 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