Update 17 November '20
We hope that you are keeping well during this lockdown period.
The village had a special meeting last week. One of the main subjects that we discussed was around what the village can do during lockdown to keep ourselves entertained and avoid people feeling isolated. The minutes of the meeting are attached and here is an update on some of the matters that were discussed:
Village Farm Shop – The Farm shop will remain open as usual. Marilyn is happy to consider introducing deliveries in the village again if the need arises.
Berwick Lockdown Wine tasting – 6pm 27th November
Bill Hiscocks and Greville Bibby invite you join them for a zoom wine tasting at 6.00pm on Friday 27th November 2020.
On advice from Majestic Wine we will taste four Chilean wines, two red and two white, with Greville guiding us through the tasting notes.
Participating households have the option to buy four full bottles (approx. £40), or four half bottles (approx. £20) which will be delivered to your front door a few days before the evening. (Please be aware Majestic do not sell half bottles so we will decanter them from full bottles).
We hope this will be a lot of fun and should last no more than one hour.
If you would like to get involved please email or text Greville email@example.com
or 07825735072 by Wednesday 18thNovember and indicate if you would like full or half bottles.
Greville and Bill
NB – We may follow this with online bingo for a bit of fun! (TBC and more to follow)
Village Lockdown Treasure Hunt – Sunday 10am 29th November
This should be fun for everybody – Nicky and Hayley are putting together a Treasure Hunt for the village where people will follow 10 clues across the village. This will get us all out and about in such a way that we can also adhere to the Covid 19 restriction and also learn a bit about the village. Individuals and groups will be given staggered start times from 10.00 onwards which will be worked out in advance.
If you would like to take part please E mail Hayley on firstname.lastname@example.org
More details to follow.
Online talks - Plans are being developed for a variety of talks. These may be art talks, masterclasses on how to make your home greener and maybe even a talk about nettles. More details to follow over the next few days.
Christmas Wreath making competition – This is a fun idea for the village that has been put forward by Helen Riding. The idea is that Helen would provide all those taking part with the same 6 inch ring (cost of £1.00) and people then build their wreath using whatever they have available at home or in the garden. There will be a small prize for the participant’s best wreath displayed on their front doors. We will take pictures and add them to the website. Helen needs a little notice so that she can get the rings. Please contact Helen on 07446966159
Village Bake Lockdown Bake Off – This was suggested by Gabi and should also be fun. More details to follow. Perhaps the product of the competition could be eaten at the carol service.
Village Salvation Army Clothes bank – This is just a quick reminder that there is a Salvation Army clothes bank located by the Farm Shop. The village receives funds for the weight of clothes that are collected from this clothes bank and the Salvation Army also make good use of the clothes that are donated.
Rosie’s Christmas Hampers – Rosie Hiscocks is planning to put together some excellent Christmas hampers for delivery to Berwick or postage elsewhere. Do have a look at the attached flyer if interested.
So.. lots of stuff going on to keep us going.
All the best
Christian Lange and Sarah Humphreys