Whixley News - January 2020

Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome to the first Whixley Newsletter of the new decade. 

Read on for details and click any of the links for further information. 

Whixley Panto - January 30th - February 1st

Thursday 30th, Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February. 
Another glittering production full of fun, laughs, songs and romance and Good Old Panto Fun!
  • Thu 30 January at 7.30
  • Fri 31 January at 7.30
  • Sat 1 February at 2.00 and 7.30
Adult £8, Child (13 or under) £5

Tickets now only available for Thursday and Friday performances
Village shop 339885, Kay 330918, Avril 330173 
Online at

Next Lunch Club, 10th February

A date for your diary if you would like to join in with the Lunch Club – 10th Feb 2020.

Come and relax with a drink from the bar, meet neighbours, enjoy a 2 course lunch, all home cooked, and lots of chat!

Please contact Dee Wright 330639 to make an enquiry or a reservation

The numbers are restricted to 30, and reservations are on a first come first served basis.

Please tell Dee of any dietary needs when making the reservation.

Film Club, Friday 21st February 2020

The next Whixley Film club night will be on Friday February 21st at 8:00pm in the Village Hall when will be showing The Usual Suspects. This is a 1995 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, and Kevin Spacey.

You don't have to be a member of the film club to come along and give it a try. It's a social evening with a full bar service, and if you would like to join it's only £20 a year for as many films as you want to see. Click HERE for more information

Pancake Night, Tuesday 25th February 2020

There will be pancakes, sweet and savoury, at the village hall from 6.30pm on Pancake Day, Tuesday 25th February. Dietary requirements will be catered for i.e. gluten free and dairy free, if you let us know your needs. Drop in from 6.30pm and enjoy an informal evening with your friends and fellow villagers. Tickets are £10, children of Junior school age £5 with fruit juice included. 

Please phone or e-mail Enid 331031 or to book.

Happy New Year from the Village Hall Management Team!

So, what improvements can we expect to see with the Village Hall in 2020?

Building on the success of last year, where we have seen improvements to the Village Hall’s exterior lighting, to the snooker room and to storage areas both in the Hall and upstairs, our priority for 2020 is to finalise the plan for refurbishing the Village Hall kitchen and to implement the improvements this Spring. 

Clearly, this will be the largest expense we plan to make this year and is only possible due to the team’s success in achieving external grants and fundraising. However, we also plan to clean and re-seal the hall floor and, if finances allow, we would like the hall repainted. 

Plans to improve the Community Lounge, heating system and back store are at the moment, for the future.

I am delighted to say, we have co-opted two new members to the management team, David Fraser and Claire Sharpe, who I am sure will greatly enhance our effectiveness.

Best wishes for 2020!

Chris Roberts
Chairman Whixley Village Hall

A Little Bite of the Big Apple, Saturday February 8th

It’s the 1920’s and an ambitious group of chorus girls are looking forward to a big break that will see them close the season at The Big Apple. They all have dreams of stateside stardom but it seems that their star singer ‘Lola La Pip’ may have sold them up the river…

Join us for a short show and refreshments on Saturday 8th February 6.30pm at Whixley Village Hall with a new bespoke play by Kate Bramley performed by the Badapple Youth Theatre. Directed by Sue Rosser.

All seats £6 (includes show and refreshments) and under 5’s are free. Tickets from

Decadance is looking for a new Bass player

Decadance, a local function band based in Cattal, plays music from the 40's to the present and would be interested to hear from any keyboard or bass players.
Please contact Jill Norman 07977214104 for more information.

Village Lottery 

Since the start of the lottery in October 2018 over £800 has been paid out in prize money to 20 lucky winners. The lottery runs over a 10-month period with a draw held on the last day of each month from October to July. 

The new lottery period is now open. The first draw of the current period took place on October 31st.

If you would like to join in this year's lottery, visit the lottery webpage for details of how to join. There are 200 numbers available at a cost of £2 per month (£14 for all 7 months left of the current period, payable in advance). Details of available numbers are published on the website HERE and details of winning numbers are published HERE
Neighbours Night
On the last Thursday of every month at 7pm there is an informal evening held in the Anchor pub called The Neighbours Night. This is organised each month by Steve Wright ( or call 01423 330639) and if you'd like to come along please email Steve and ask to be placed on his mailing list - and if you plan to come don't forget to let him know as the pub reserve places for the group.

Whixley Play Group

Don't forget that the Whixley Play Group runs during school term-time for babies to pre-school children.  Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am in the Village Hall. £1.50 per adult, £1.00 per child and 50p for children 0-6 months. 

Whixley Village Facebook Group

If you are into Facebook then there is a Facebook Group that you can sign up to and use to communicate village issues to other group members. You can read about the group and why it could be useful and important by clicking the link above. Over 200 people have joined the group so far, and it's set up so that existing members can invite new members directly. 

Regular Groups and Meetings

For information on other regular groups and meetings, visit the website at or click on any of the shortcut links below. 

Cricket ClubSnooker ClubWomen's Walking Group, Bridge ClubParish CouncilChurchVillage Hall

Interested in Life-Saving CPR Training at Springbank Surgery? Click HERE for details

Finally, don't forget to email me if you have any village news that you would like to see published on the website, and make sure your friends and family are on the village email list.


Ian McNeill
Whixley Webmaster
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