Whixley News - October 2019

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Village Bonfire, 2nd November

The annual village bonfire with spectacular & professional fireworks will be behind the village hall on Saturday 2nd November. It’s said that this is one of the best displays in the district. Everyone’s welcome and it’s free, if you want it to be. The bonfire will be lit at 6.40 with fireworks at 7.00pm prompt. As always it will be a highly professional display.

Food will be available from 6.00pm – before and after the fireworks – as good as always (and cheap) – hot pot, hot dogs, baked potatoes, parkin, toffee apples and loads of other good things. The bar will be open from 6.00pm too.

It takes a considerable amount of hard work by many people to make this happen – collecting, building & clearing the fire, preparing and selling the food. It’s fun and very much appreciated by the community. If you’d like to help in any way, please contact Rick on 331477 or Steve and Dee on 330639.

Note - All Whixley Village residents are also invited to the Queen Ethelburga's bonfire on November 5th. See this link for details. 

Remembrance Sunday, November 10th

Lest we forget.....

Film Club, Friday 15th November

The next Whixley Film club night will be on Friday November 15th at 8:00pm in the Village Hall when will be showing Rocketman. This 2019 film is a wonderful story which tells of the journey through Elton John's breakthrough years. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden.

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

November 17th, Heritage Project Celebration

To celebrate the completion of the heritage project aimed at restoring two stained glass windows in the church, there will be a celebration in the church on Sunday November 17th at 4PM. See THIS LINK for details. 

The Heritage Boys December 14th

A Christmas Soirée at Whixley Village Hall featuring The Heritage Boys In support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Fancy a night of 60's music performed live on stage by The Heritage Boys? Maybe a bit of a bop? Then this event is for you. Bookings for the event will open on November 1st and the event is a joint fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Village Hall with proceeds being split between the two. 

Click on the link for full details and to book online. 


Village Lunch Club

The next two Lunch Club dates are Monday 11th November and Monday 9th December. Contact Dee Wright, Beverley House Stonegate on 330639 for bookings

Numbers are limited, to 30, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Disability: should anyone need specific help, please let us know.

If anyone would like to join the rota to help please contact Dee

Diary Date - January 30th - February 1st

Thursday 30th, Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February. 

Rehearsals have now started for another blockbuster performance by Whixley Players. It will be full of fun and laughs, tragedy and romance – and it’s not just for children. Adults of all ages really enjoy Whixley pantos.

Watch this space for more information but please put the dates in your diary.

Tickets will go on sale on December 1st – online and through the box office.

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. 

All lottery numbers purchased for the 2018/19 period have now lapsed, unless they have been renewed, and the new lottery period is now open. The first draw of the current period will be 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 (£20 for all 10 months 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 per adult or child and 50p for children 0-6 months. 

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 160 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 ClubHeritage ProjectParish CouncilChurchVillage Hall

Interested in Life-Saving CPR Training at Springbank Surgery? Click HERE for details. The next course is on 24th September. 

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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