There’s plenty to do in Birlingham over the Christmas and New Year period, as always.
In this issue:
Following on from last year’s success, Carols in the Courtyard will take place again this year on Saturday 20th December. The event will be held at The Clock House, Lower End, courtesy of Basil and June Barke, starting at 5.00pm.
The evening includes carols, mince pies, mulled wine and hot food – a great way to start your Christmas festivities.
This year’s Christmas services at St James’s Church will take place at the following times:
  • Sunday 21st December at 6.00pm: Carol Service, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in Birlingham Village Hall
  • Wednesday 24th December at 4.00pm: Christingle and Blessing of the Crib
  • Thursday 25th December at 10.15am: Christmas Day Service – Communion with carols
  • Sunday 28th December: No service at St James’s
  • Sunday 4th January at 10.15am: Epiphany – Family Service
The Defford Arms are inviting all their customers and friends to a free party on New Year’s Eve. The evening starts at 8.30pm, with buffet, music and champagne at midnight. So if you’re not going to the Red Party at Birlingham Village Hall, you will be very welcome at the Defford Arms.
There will be a free taxi service from the telephone box opposite Birlingham Village Hall, collecting at 8.30pm, 9.30pm and 10.30pm, and returning on request.
Dates for bin collections in Birlingham over the Christmas period are as follows:
  • Wednesday 24th December: black bins, as usual
  • Saturday 3rd January: green bins (plus extra clear recycling sacks) & brown bins
  • Friday 9th January: black bins (plus up to two extra refuse sacks)
  • Thursday 15th January: green bins & brown bins
Clear recycling sacks are available from the Birlingham phone box or from Pershore Civic Centre.
Christmas trees can be composted or taken to the Hill & Moor Household Recycling Centre, which is open Monday-Saturday 8.00am-6.00pm, Sunday 9.00am-1.30pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). Alternatively, the Council recommends that you chop up your Christmas tree and put it in the brown bin if you have one.
Full details of collections are available at
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