Beer brook cleared and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 December 2011


A group of residents helped clean Beer Brook along the length of Fore Street. Read this and more.

CAROLS: St Winifred’s Church in Branscombe are hosting an evening of entertainment by Sidmouth Town Band on Sunday, December 18 starting at 8pm. The band will play a host of famous carols, and around 9pm the grand Christmas Draw will take place. There will be mulled wine and mince pies available.


CHRISTMAS SHOW: Beer Puffins are putting on their Christmas show on Wednesday, December 14 in the Mariners Hall in the village, starting at 10.30am. And Beer Primary School’s Christmas play is on December 9 at 2.30pm in the Mariners Hall, and there is a performance the day before for senior citizens, and a further show on December 12.


BEER BROOK: A group of residents helped clean Beer Brook along the length of Fore Street. Three adults and five children spent two hours weeding the sides of the brook and since then the gravel and silt from the bottom of the waterway has been removed to prevent flooding.


CHRISTMAS PARTY: Once again the church is organising a party in the Village Hall which is free of charge and which is suitable for all ages. It begins at 6.30pm prompt on Friday December 9. The party will last about an hour and a half. A free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie will be provided for all but there will be an opportunity to purchase more glasses. There will be entertainment, games and carol singing. There will be a retiring collection for Children’s Hospice South West.


WI: Beer Women’s Institute group have a busy week ahead with three Christmas events. On Tuesday the group are travelling to Exeter Cathedral for a carol service, the following evening the speaker at their monthly meeting is Anne Robinson, who will be giving a talk on ‘Decorating for Christmas’. It takes place in the Mariners Hall at 7.30pm. And on Thursday Beer Women’s Institute is holding its Christmas meal at 1pm in the same venue. For more information contact


COFFEE MORNING: On Saturday, December 10, there will be a coffee morning in the Mariners Hall in Beer from 10am until noon to raise money for the Royal British Legion.


FILM: The Christmas feature film for Beer Film Society will be the critically-acclaimed ‘Jane Eyre’, screened at Steamers Restaurant in New Cut on Monday, December 12, at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. It will be BFS’s final screening the year, and chairman and Steamers owner Andy Williams said: “We had have had a terrific year with membership soaring so that we now have a waiting list and attendances rising all the time.” Tickets cost £4 for members and £5 for non-members if there is room. Membership costs £5 a year and the society has started to put together its programme for 2012, which includes Loose Cannons, The Guard, The Skin I Live In and Midnight in Paris.

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