Village Events

About Community Activities in West Hatch

The Village Hall (WHVH) Committee and the Parish Council (WHPC) realise that only a small proportion of the parishioners know of the activities of our two organizations. We would like to keep everyone informed and would like to see more participation in the village’s activities.

Although we have a fair number of email addresses, we would like to extend the email circulars to all our parishioners. So, if you do not receive our emails and would like to have them, please send your email address to: David.Lodge@Bristol.ac.uk   and we’ll include you on WHVH and WHPC circulars.

If you don’t have email access and would still like to receive local information, let us know and we will attempt to deliver directly to your door.

Notices of activities of both West Hatch organizations are published on the three village notice boards, on the parish website www.westhatchparish.org.uk  and in the Parish Magazine.

The Parish Magazine details all church activities at St Andrews and in nearby parishes ( also see website www.sevensowers.org.uk )

If you don’t receive the Parish Mag (£6 for 12 monthly magazines) and would like to start, contact Jill Macleod, 01823442698.


West Hatch Organisations and Contact Details

West Hatch Parish Council
Clerk:- Gillian Midworth westhatchpc@outlook.com
Chairman:- keith.read44@gmail.com

West Hatch Village Hall Committee
Chairman – David Lodge [ David.Lodge@Bristol.ac.uk tel: 01823-481323 ]
Secretary – Peter Baverstock  [ PBaverstock@aol.com ]
Treasurer – Mike Coleman [ mike.bartonlodge@gmail.com ]
Hall bookings – Andrea Coleman [ mike.bartonlodge@gmail.com ]
Publicity – John Eyers [ johneyers@hotmail.com tel: 01823 480067 ]

St. Andrews Church
Churchwarden – Marion Kerr; thekerrsat64@aol.com
Churchwarden – Vera Cottey-Williams; 01823 480855
Church Services – 2nd and 3rd Sunday am.
Sunday Gang for kids on 3 rd Sunday; dates & times in the Parish Mag or from Church Wardens

Farmers Arms
For events etc, check www.farmersarmssomerset.co.uk
We may circulate occasional Farmers Arms notices by email if requested

Planned Events 2019/2020

Sunday 15 December
Christingle Service (10:30 am) and Christmas Get-Together (11:30 am)
The Service at St. Andrews will be followed by mulled wine and food in the Village Hall at 11:30 am onwards. All welcome.
Always an enjoyable day to get you into the Christmas spirit with lots of youngsters from Thurlbear school

Saturday 14th March 2020, 7.30 pm at the Village Hall
Music Evening with Chris Luck and band,

£8 entrance with supper included.
Bring Your Own drink.

Village VE Celebration, 8th May 2020.
Further details TBA

Thurlbear Spring Walk with David Northcote-Wright (Somerset Wildlife Trust Warden)
A further walk is being arranged for May. Date/time TBA.

There will be more to come!
Your village organisations are trying hard to develop our community spirit.
Please join in and be part of our lovely village of West Hatch.
Volunteers and new ideas always welcome.
Do let us know of other WH village events that you’d like us to include in our circulars.

Previous Events 2019

Saturday 31 st August, 12.00pm
The Summer Barbecue 2019 at Wayside in Lower West Hatch by kind invitation to the garden of Dougall and Angela Clark.
Our most popular event of the year!
In addition to the BBQ itself, there will be games, music and other attractions.
It is a BYO drink event. EIO for adults, less or free for children.
Come and enjoy the fun in the company of other villagers.
Tell David Lodge you’re coming please. (see contact details above)

Tuesday 24th September, 7.30pm
West Hatch Parish Council meeting.

Come and see what see what’s happening and have your say. The agenda will be available at least a week before the meeting.
There is always a Parishioners’ Forum item.

Saturday 5 th October, 11.00am
Autumn Morning Walk in Thurlbear Wood with David Northcote-Wright, Reserve Manager of our own SSSI and wildlife expert.
Numbers are limited; Details from johneyers@hotmail.com or 01823-480067.

Sunday 6th October, 3.00pmSt Andrews Harvest Festival followed by a ‘bring-and-share’ tea in the Hall, Gifts of flowers, fruit and vegetables welcome;
Details from Vera Cottey-Williams

Friday 18th October, 7.00pm
Quiz night starts with a break for chilli con carne
Very much a social evening (no professional quiz teams!) with a local quiz master !! Always been great fun!

Saturday 23rd November, 7.00pm
Talk on Water Voles by the broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE.
Doors open at 7.00 pm for drinks and nibbles before the talk at 8pm.
This should be a most interesting talk from another real wildlife expert.