We paid for our own lights say Fields of Sidmouth and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 December 2011

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The spectacular Christmas lights display at Fields, which also owns Monday’s Child, are paid for entirely by Fields. Read this and more.

FIELDS: The spectacular Christmas lights display at Fields, which also owns Monday’s Child, are paid for entirely by Fields. Store bosses have asked the Herald to clarify that while Fields is happy to participate in Sidmouth’s light switch on, no funding comes from the £8,000 budget paid for by Sidmouth Town Council with a Chamber of Commerce contribution.

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CAROLS: Abbeyfield Sidmouth’s carol service will take place at All Saint’s Church on Tuesday, December 13, at 10.45am, and be conducted by the Reverend Angie Gammon.

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MORE CAROLS: An invitation to those in Newton Poppleford area goes out in its parish magazine this week to join in with carol singing when the Salvation Army Band play at Newton Poppleford School playground from 7pm on Thursday, December 22.

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BEETLE DRIVE: Sid Valley Memory Café are holding a ‘Beetle Drive’ on Friday, December 9 in Stowford Community Centre with Christmas produce as prizes. It starts at 7.15pm, tickets cost £5 and are available from Angela or Derek on 01395 542574.

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WORKSHOPS: Medieval Christmas craft workshops will be held at Exeter’s Underground Passages from 11.30am to 4pm on Sunday, December 18.

Materials provided and staff on hand to help with disc weaving, decorating beeswax candles or making woollen bracelets and cords. Free entry to exhibition and workshop. Tour of passages not included.

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RECYCLING: Devon is England’s top recycling County with a recycling rate of 55 per cent for the year 2010/11.


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