Archive for December, 2011
After the full Council Meeting at the Town Hall on Monday which was quite heated, it was a pleasure to attend a few Christmas events this week. Above was the scene on Tuesday when most of the pupils from Foxfield School went to Moreton Baptist Church for a carol service conducted by the pastor, Andy Frith. The children were in high spirits and sang through every song. On the piano was one of my Town Hall colleagues, Cllr. Wendy Clements. Many of the Baptist Church congregation were involved, helping the children and serving refreshments after the service.
Wednesday morning saw another Carol Service for the Children of Foxfield at Moreton Methodist Church. This service was performed by the pupils and their parents also attended.
After the excellent service by the children, Headteacher Andre Baird, and the minister of the Church, Rev. Arnold Dixon gave speeches and thanked the pupils.
On Thursday I called in on the Foxfield School Christmas Panto. This is a pantomime performed by the staff for the pupils. This showed off some acting and musical talents including the Foxfield Band. Another good afternoon, with the children literally singing and dancing in the aisles.
Last night with Cllr. Chris Blakeley I went to the switch on of the Christmas Light Display in Amberley Close, Moreton. This is the 8th year that the George and Williams families have produced a magnificent spectacle. Many residents turned out to support the switch on. The proceeds from the lights go to Claire House Childrens Hospice, and last night we were honoured that the lights were switched on by Claire House’s very own Claire Bear.
Mrs Williams told me that she was also doing more fundraising this year by holding raffles at the Grange Pub. Over the Christmas period there will be a raffle for signed football shirts, and customers can help the charity by buying lots of tickets.
If you are on the area take time to call at the Close and see the lights and more importantly please donate to Claire House.