There’s nothing like singing carols to really get everyone into a festive mood for Christmas.
This year there are two opportunities in North Perrott to clear out your wind pipes and really belt out your favourite tunes.
Everyone is welcome at both events, so lets have a good start to the festive season.
SUNDAY 18th December at 3pm, there will be a Carol Service at St.Martins Church led by Rev. Bob Keys. Mince pies etc following. (There is no nativity this year but anyone wishing to get involved next year, please contact Alison Stevens)
WEDNESDAY 21st December at 6pm, on the Village Green. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served.
For the third time in almost as many weeks, there has been another incidence of a serious attack of sheep which has resulted in the loss of valued animals.
Two occurances were in Hardington Marsh and last night at the Manor Farm, North Perrott.
In all cases, dogs are the chief suspect and all incidences are reported as having taken place overnight.
Please report on 999 if you see a dog attack on stock or if you witness evidence of people “working” dogs at night.
When walking on farmland, please keep your dogs under close control and in sight at all times. An alarming rise in dogs attacking sheep in the North Perrott, Haselbury and Hardington areas has been reported over the last few years and the Police are involved in trying to aprehend those responsible.
Those wishing to reflect on the momentous events happening at the moment and mark the selfless service of Queen Elizabeth II during her reign, are invited to gather on the village green at 7.45pm this Sunday 18th Sept.
A minute’s silence of National Reflection will be observed at 8pm followed by the National Anthem.
Readers may remember that back in January, Wessex Internet had promised to start work in North Perrott this summer. In February, they confirmed that this was their intention and although they continue to make enquiries around the village, there is still no sign of action. In an email last week, they say that their plans have changed and they will be connecting East Chinnock and Haselbury before North Perrott. I think this means that a connection in 2022 is now unlikely and they have not replied to my enquiry about an approximate start date.
However, you may have noticed vans from Jurassic-Fibre have been parked around the village over the last few weeks. This is definately a case of no buses for ages and then two arrive at the same time!
If you are interested in superfast broadband, please register your interest on both websites and the fastest company to the village will win!
Both companies have slightly different pricing structures that can be viewed on their websites.
The basic package from Wessex Internet is £30 per month for 100mbps and Jurassic-Fibre is £35 per month for 150mbps. However, Jurassic-Fibre have an introductory offer of just £20 per month for the first 12 months.
It seems crazy that two companies are independantly vying to install fibre in North Perrott when there is already a dedicated connection here. However, Jurassic-Fibre appears to be able to use the BT infrastructure, while Wessex Internet is laying it’s own cables underground. Having a bit of competition might speeds things up.
You can register your interestest with both companies by entering your postcode on their website…….PLEASE!
Many thanks to Pip Oxenbury Chairman of the Hoskyns Memorial Hall committee, his wife Angie, and his merry band of helpers. Many hands make light work and they villagers were out in force to make the Street Party a great success. Special thanks to Alastair and Martyn for ensuring safety and efficiency during the afternoon.
The afternoon started well with dry weather, a Royal Toast and Robson James keeping everyone informed and entertained through the PA system.
Everyone brought their own picnics and mingled while playing games and the judging of the crown’s. Tea and cake was served at 2pm.
The onset of drizzle didn’t stop the team skittles starting and as the competition got underway, the heavens opened. Competition between the teams was fierce and inevitably, the result was decided with a 3way skittle off. Martyn Oliver won the day for Pip’s team. A well deserved victory.
Despite the wet end, spirits remainder high and willing helpers tidied everything away quickly and Church Lane was reopened on time.