“The social highlight of the year” was how many attendees at the Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner in the village hall described the event this year. An annual three course Christmas Dinner with coffee and mints to follow and supplemented by copious amounts of wine was organised by the OPRA Committee and assisted by many volunteers.
Our thanks to Matt at the Anchor who cooked the turkey and roast potatoes; the vegetables were cooked by members of the committee and the home made soup and bread rolls prepared by Jacki Sparks. All brought together by “Chef” Ray Bollen.
Entertainment was provided by the Combwich Choir with renditions of popular music led by Nicole Wigley and earlier in the evening we heard from guitarist David Gardener. A raffle raised £154.
This event was one of many organised by the OPRA team throughout year the with the help of willing volunteers to whom we are very grateful.
Take a look at some more photographs from the evening.
Start the Christmas festivities by joining us for the grand switch on of the Christmas tree lights in Combwich by none other than Helen Jowett. Helen is renowned for the tremendous amount of work she does for people and organisations in the parish and we are delighted she has agreed to do this for us.
The switching on of the lights will be immediately after the 4pm Christingle Service at St Peters Church at around 5pm this Sunday 2nd December. We look forward to seeing you.
Thank you for all your responses to the survey. They showed a significant interest in cycling in the village area and the route to Cannington.
The results were taken to the EDF transport forum. They have added real weight towards sustainable transport, especially in moving our goals forward in achieving a cycle/walking path between Combwich and Cannington.
50 forms were returned out of 350 (14%) representing 127 residents (119 cyclists and 8 non-cyclists). 22 cycle to work. 72 (57%) cycle and 79 (62%) walk between Combwich and Cannington. 100 (84%) cycle and 92 (72%) walk on the River Parrett path. Many useful comments were also received.
If you have any further information with respect to cycling in your community, or you wish to support the cycling campaign, please contact us at email@example.com
Thank you again for your support 😆
Chris Ellis of Wessex Archaeology will be giving a talk at the Village Hall in Combwich on Tuesday 27th November at 7.30pm. The talk will focus on the archaeological finds in the area and in particular at Steart during in the recent works to create the new wetland habitat project.
Come along for a fascinating look at our heritage
A great deal of work has been done by volunteers at the entrance to the village to prepare the ground for a wild flower meadow. Pictured are a few of the volunteers who are moving surplus turf to the Common where it is need to fill holes created by an excess of rain over the last few months. Thanks to who are helping to make this project a reality. For more information ring 652998
The new footpath leading from the track by Combwich Common is arousing lots of interest and we hoped it would be available for walkers very soon. Unfortunately there is still a significant amount of work that is required to bring the bridleway and associated works, adjacent to it, to a standard that the developers feel would be safe to allow members of the public to walk. There is also a need for the formal diversion order to be approved. Continue reading New Multi-User Path
The prize draw fund in October was £196 !!
A full list of winners can be found here……… October 2012 100 Club Winners
At Otterhampton Primary School
on Friday 16th November from 5pm to 8pm.
Come and fulfill all your Christmas shopping needs with our local craft makers and businesses. After visiting Father Christmas, your children can watch “Polar Express” (supervised by trained staff) while you browse and enjoy mulled wine, so come along and shop for that special occasion.
Come and meet up with friends and start your Christmas shopping early. Saturday 10th November between 10am and 12 noon at Otterhampton Village Hall. Lots of beautiful hand made crafts, including glass, stationary, jewellery and cards to choose from as well as home grown vegetables and plants, home made savouries, jams, chutneys, soups, bread and apple juices. Refreshments also available with home made cakes.
It’s that time of year again, dark nights, hopefully clear skies and the anticipation of the annual Firework Display.
This year’s event will be held on Sunday 4th November.
Come along and enjoy Burgers and Hotdogs available from 5:30pm.
The lighting of the Beacon, by our very own Helen Rees, at 6pm followed by a dazzling firework display at 6:30pm.