Whixley News - December 2019

Dear <<First Name>>

As this is the last Newsletter of 2019 we wish all our readers a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2020.

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 available from December 1st
Whixley Village shop 339885, Kay 330918, Avril 330173 
Online at

Parish Clerk required for Maternity Cover

We are welcoming applications for this exciting opportunity to temporarily join Whixley Parish Council for a minimum of 6 months. The role will be part time working 4 hours per week.

Duties will include: –The successful applicant will work from home, have good communication skills, be flexible and self-motivated. IT literacy is essential to the role. Knowledge of the local area would be beneficial.

Full training and handover will be given. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential as training towards this qualification may be given.

Salary will be based on The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (LC 1 pay scale) pro-rata and will depend on the experience of the applicant.

The closing date for applications is Monday 6th January 2020. Follow THIS LINK for full details of duties and how to apply. 

Film Club, Friday 17th January 2020

The next Whixley Film club night will be on Friday January 17th at 8:00pm in the Village Hall when will be showing Spotlight. This film tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. This tense investigative dramatic-thriller traces the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. Stars  Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams

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

Lunch Club

2 dates for your diary if you would like to join in with the Lunch Club – 6 Jan and 10th Feb.

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.

Fancy a try at Bell Ringing?

Campanology - a posh name for bell ringing. If you would like to know more, and perhaps try your hand (under expert supervision) at something different and rewarding, why not join us on Saturday 18th January from 2pm at Whixley Church bell tower?

You’ll be able to see for yourself what it’s all about – I promise you won’t be disappointed! If you have any questions in the meanwhile, you can call me, David MacDonald on 330836. We’ll look forward to seeing you soon. Click HERE for more details. 

Report on the Heritage Boys concert, December 14th

The musical soiree held at the village hall in December was a huge success and the evening's ticket sales raised £350 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The photo on the right shows Village Hall chairman, Chris Roberts, handing over the cheque. When added to the collection on the night and the quiz sheets, well over £500 was raised, to add to the nearly £50,000 that these committed musicians have raised so far for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

Click this link 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 (£16 for all 8 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 per adult or 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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