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Christmas Tree Festival

The folks at St Lawrence Church would like all the village groups to submit a Christmas Tree for their Christmas Tree Fesival which will run over the weekend of 14th and 15th December.

Watch out for more details.

CJ’s Pub Co Ltd takes over The Star Inn

starWith effect from Monday 29th April 2013 The Star Inn will be in the hands of CJ’s Pub Co Ltd.

The new host and licensee will be Karon Whitt, who has been a trade professional for many years.  Karon grew up and lived in the surrounding area and she is keen to make a positive impact with the local community.

The Star Inn has seen many recent changes, not least in the way of landlords and décor.

CJ’s has a plan to not only renovate the pub, but also to make it compliment the local community and other public houses of Gotham.

At the end of May, CJ’s has arranged for The Star to be refurbished to the tune of £30,000, capitalising on its large beer garden and strengthening the quality of the internal surroundings.

“More importantly for me personally, I am pleased to say as part of the refurbishment the exterior of the building will be completely revamped and painted to complement the residents houses surrounding it.” says Karon.

“From a trade point of view I intend for The Star to be a true community pub, offering a wide selection of real ales, home cooked food, entertainment, social events, team sports and more.”

As a company CJ’s brings to The Star a wealth of trade experience, with experience of developing 14 other pubs ranging from destination inns, fine dining, community locals, to high street bars.

The Star will re-open at 5pm on Wednesday 1st May and will be open all day, everyday.

Gotham Post Box

post-boxThe Parish Council have repeatedly requested the re-siting of the village post box outside the old Post Office.

So far, two letters have been received from Royal Mail promising the re-siting of the box in the very near future.  The first letter promised ‘before Christmas’.  Royal Mail have since stated the following in a letter dated 23rd January 2013:

“the relocation of the post box is now imminent” (they could not give any dates) ‘but our engineering team will install it as part of their work plan and then install it as part of their work plan and then inform us as they decide when the works will go ahead”

We have reminded them, in a letter dated 16th March 2013, that the village is without a post box that takes an A4 envelope and would they please re-site the old post box a.s.a.p.

Annual Village Meeting

Parishioners of Gotham

You are invited to attend the

ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING

in the Memorial Hall Moonrakers’ Room at 7.30pm

TUESDAY 30th APRIL 2013

Village clubs/organisations are welcome to read their own report out to share news of their current activities

HAVE YOUR SAY ON VILLAGE MATTERS AND ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE

Isuued by R. Muir – Chairman of Gotham Parish Council on the 25th March 2013

Gotham Pantomime: Sleeping Beauty

This year’s production will be Sleeping Beauty.

There will be 3 performances this year, Friday 7th December at 7.30pm, Saturday 8th December at 2.00pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets: Adult £5, Child £2.50 (under 16)

 

Get your tickets from:

  • Jordan – 07519 605158
  • Judith – 0115 846 5262
  • Helen – 0115 983 1017
  • Spar shop

Gotham Nature Reserve Trust

The Lease was signed after 5 ½ months of planning on Thursday 1st November 2012. Saint Gobain / British Gypsum have leased the ‘Sandbanks’ site to the Gotham Nature Reserve Trust in a 99 year lease. The Trustees will be inviting everyone to another Public Meeting when details will be explained about the restoration work that has to be done on the site, and how the working parties will be organised. As before, it will be an opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions about what is now ‘a piece of real estate that belongs to us — the community’ So why not become a member of this worthwhile organisation?  It’s free, no subscription, but you’ll be kept in touch with what’s happening.

Our first fund raising effort was a ‘gardens open day’ on Sunday 24th June 2012 with tea and cakes in the Church Hall. It was well organised by Karen Steed and enjoyed by all who attended.

Many thanks to Andrew Vickers who led us on a well attended ‘Heritage Walk’ around the village, surrounding hills and paths, on Saturday 8th September 2012, explaining fascinating little-known facts, and history of our village which was all very interesting and well presented.