Chris joins the Marlborough and Minal parishes from his former parish in Sevenoaks.
Make a note in your diary for that special Christmas event - Carols by Candlelight in St John's at 4.00 pm on Sunday 15th. This is always a magical service, with the church beautifually decorated and the traditional and familar carols that we all know so well. Minced pies and mulled wine will also be served after the service.
Music and Movement for the Mind meets in the village hall in Minal every Tuesday from 10.30am to 12noon.
It is for people living with dementia and a family carer to enjoy together and the group alternates each week between singing and gentle exercise sessions. Both are led by experienced trained leaders supported by volunteers. It’s a very friendly group and everyone does as much as they feel comfortable doing, so there is no need for prior experience or expertise.
To find out more or to come along please call Alzheimer’s Support on 01380 7399055 or go towww.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk/movement-for-the-mind
The sound of our church bells is something perhaps we take for granted. Imagine no bells for Sunday services or weddings and Christmas. But our stalwart team of bell ringers are is need of new recruits. Already a banner has been put up on the top of Church Lane as the team urgently need to increase their numbers to ensure that the bells of St John the Baptist's church continue to ring in the village.
According to a long term bell ringer, Tom Otley, "No previous experience is needed and you do not even have to be a churchgoer. However, you will be fully trained. Also, ringing is fun and a sociable experience as well as providing a much needed service to the village.
"We are a very friendly band so if you might be interested, please get in touch - without any commitment."
Over 300 people it was estimated attended the welcome return of Minal's Bonfire Night. Thanks to our reinvigorated Sports and Social Club's endeavours, the evening was considered one of the best ones for years, as young and old thronged to the sports field from both the village and beyond.
A magnificant bonfire and fireworks display, was made even more entertaining with scrumptious offerings of burgers and hotdogs, thanks to Steve from Sumblers. While soup and refreshments, including a barrel of Minal Tap beer, also helped the evening go with a buzz. So well done all Minal folk who helped with manning the entrance gate, serving the food and drinks as well as the brave team who let off the fireworks.
Minal celebrated - if that is the right word - Halloween in true ghoulish style. Lots of little monsters everywhere!
The Minal Book Club is continuing to flourish, according to Deidre Wason who has run it over the last year. Currently members meet at the Horseshoe every month and take it in turns to choose a book for informal discussion.
MARLBOROUGH AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Notes of the second informal consultation regarding possible housing sites held in Minal on 9 September 2019
Informal public consultations were made during July 2019 in Marlborough and in the parishes participating in the Neighbourhood Plan regarding the proposed approaches to be made in the Plan, and to specified sites that could be earmarked for stated community needs. Following the Minal consultation on 24 July 2019, in which two potential sites for housing were discussed, two further sites were offered. The Steering Group felt that this merited further consultation, so a second public session was set up on Monday 9 September, in which maps were made available showing all four sites.
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