Christmas is nearly with us, so here are some details of what’s happening in the village over the festive period.
In this issue:
This year’s Christmas services at St James’s Church are:
Sunday 16th December at 6.30pm: Carol Service, followed by refreshments in Birlingham Village Hall
Sunday 23rd December at 9.15am: Said Holy Communion
Monday 24th December at 4.00pm: Christingle and Blessing the Crib
Tuesday 25th December at 10.15am: Christmas Day Service
The Swan Inn will be holding its usual Boxing Day Buffet. Hot and cold two-course running buffet, two sittings at 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Book your meal on 01386 750485.
The New Year’s Eve Party is fancy dress, costumes starting with the letters K or L. Free entry, complimentary nibbles, prizes and disco. All welcome.
The brochure for all events at the Swan over Christmas and the New Year is available at
Dates for bin collections over the Christmas period are as follows:
Friday 28th December: black bins (plus up to two extra refuse sacks)
Friday 4th January: green bins (plus extra clear recycling sacks)
Saturday 5th January: brown bins
Thursday 10th January: black bins (no extra sacks)
Clear recycling sacks will be available from the phone box.
Full details of collections and Christmas tree recycling are available at
At its meeting on 21st November, the Parish Council provisionally set its Council Tax precept for 2012/13 to £5000.00. The approximate annual amount per household will be:
Band A: £18,   Band B: £21,   Band C: £24,   Band D: £27,   Band E: £33,   Band F: £40,   Band G: £45,   Band H: £55.
The December edition of Wychavon Strategic Partnership’s Communicate newsletter can be viewed at (The Wychavon Strategic Partnership is a collaboration between Wychavon District Council and other public, private, voluntary and community organisations, working together to meet local needs and improve social, environmental and economic well-being in the area.)
In future, the bi-monthly Communicate newsletter will be available on the Birlingham village website at
Extract from the Communicate newsletter:
We had a presentation on Worcestershire’s Broadband Plan. The Plan aims to get 90% of the county receiving speeds of at least 24Mbps by 2015. The remaining areas will have speeds of at least 2Mbps. Details about the plan can be obtained from Pauline Harris at Worcestershire County Council. To show support for faster Broadband please encourage everyone you know to complete the survey by clicking on
The following planning application has been determined by Wychavon District Council:
An appeal has been started on the following planning application, which was refused by Wychavon District Council:
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