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FORTHCOMING EVENTS- DECEMBER 2017 - JANUARY 2018

The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
Billericay Community Cinema
Billericay Archaeological & Historical Society
Billericay Patient Participation Group

Baby & Toddler Rhyme Time Christmas Special
Basildon Billericay University of the Third Age
Basildon Council Crunch Times
Mayflower Morris Men’s Xmas Display
Billericay Horticultural Society

Billericay WI
Billericay Society
Mayflower Morris Men Teach Beginners!
Billericay WEA
Quiz Night
Norsey Wood Society.
Billericay Art Club


BDRA Committee Meetings
Any member is welcome to attend one of our area committee meetings. This might be helpful if you have an issue to raise that you haven’t been able to resolve yourself and would like to do so in person or would just like to come along and find out what we talk about. The next East/Burstead Committee meeting is on Wednesday 13th December & 10th January and the next West Area Committee meeting is on Thursday 21st December & 18th January. Meetings are at 7.30pm in the Reading Rooms. If you would like to come and have an issue to discuss please let us know on resident@bdra.com

The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
Christmas Craft Fair supporting Essex Air Ambulance on at St Mary Magdalen Church, High Street from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 9th December. Free Admission. Contact 07817 049432 for details

Billericay Community Cinema
Billericay Library, The High Street
Film Thursday doors open at 7pm. Tickets are priced 5.00. Thursday 11th January  Cert U The Ladykillers (1955)

Family Sunday – doors open at 2.30pm Tickets are 2.50 per person.
Sunday 10th December  Cert PG Elf (2003)
Sunday 28th January  Cert U Lego: Batman (2017)
Tickets are available from
www.billericaycine.com and from Billericay Library.

Billericay Archaeological & Historical Society
Meetings held at The Fold, Billericay Arts Association, Laindon Road at 8pm
Monday 11th December
‘A presentation on Mesolithic sites in Essex’ by Maria Meddlycott
Monday 8th January ‘Crittall Windows from Ironmonger to world manufacturer’ Speaker Claire Willetts

Billericay Patient Participation Group
for the Stock Road Practice, Billericay, are holding an Open Meeting only for patients from the Practice on Wednesday 13th December at 2.30 upstairs in the meeting room. This will be a Christmas social get together with up to date information about the Practice, and information about what the Patient Participation Group is involved with. Please let our Chairman know if you would like to come tel. 626321

Baby & Toddler Rhyme Time Christmas Special
Billericay Library on Friday 15th December 11 – 11.30 am
Join in with festive rhymes, songs and stories. We look forward to seeing all the young or young at heart, and festive outfits would be most welcome! No need to book, just come along. For further information contact the library on 0345 603628.

Basildon and Billericay University of the Third Age
Meetings are held every 4th Friday from 2.30 to 4pm at the Cannon Roche Centre, Laindon Road.
Anyone retired or semi-retired very welcome. Free to members or 2 for guests. Tea and light refreshments and limited parking available. Friday 15th December A Social event

Basildon Council Crunch Times
A mobile tip for household waste most Saturdays between 9am and 12noon. For more information please visit www.basildon.gov.uk/crunch
16th December Little Burstead Car Park CM12 9SY
27th January Radford Crescent – Car Park CM12 0BW
3rd February Hannikins Farm CM12 0EZ

Mayflower Morris Men’s Xmas Display
Sunday 17th December
at 12.45pm-1.45 pm at The Bear, The Square, Stock. Christmas is one of the traditional times for Morris dancing. Billericay’s very own side will be putting on its Xmas display for all ages. Come along and get into the Xmas spirit - totally free - just for fun - bring your friends. Tel. 01277 654228. www.mayflowermorris.com

Billericay Horticultural Society
Billericay Horticultural Society meets in the Chantry Way Centre on the 3rd Monday of every month at 8pm. Entry is 1 for members and 2 for visitors, who are always welcome
Monday 18th December Christmas Social (members only)
Monday 15th January 1918 65 Years in horticulture Jim Buttress,
Former Gardener to the Queen Mother and Chairman of Britain in Bloom

Billericay WI
The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the W.I Hall
Wednesday 20th December Christmas Party.

Billericay Society
Billericay Society’s meetings are held in the Chantry Way Centre behind the chequers Pub in the High Street.  Wednesday 20th December Doreen Potter ‘Words and Music’ plus Fish and Chip Supper

Mayflower Morris Men Teach Beginners!
Thursday 4th January
from 8pm-10pm in St. Mary Magdalen Church, High St. What better New Year’s resolution than to learn an Old English Tradition!  Two left feet? Not a problem. Just so long as you have a pulse and 2 hankies. New dancers/musicians of all ages welcome - tuition is free. A new pastime you will never regret taking up. Tel. 01277 654228. www.mayflowermorris.com

Billericay WEA
Please enrol now as our courses are nearly full. www.enrolonline.wea.org.uk  or 0300 303 3464
17th January – 14th March (excluding 14th Feb) 8 week Wednesday afternoon course. ’Imperial Destiny – The British Empire 1500-2000’ with Roger Beckett. Billericay Reading Rooms. 2pm – 4pm. Tea break included. Fee 51.

Quiz Night
Billericay Twinning Association is holding its annual Quiz Night on Saturday 27th January at the Canon Roche Pastoral Centre. Entrance 5pp, tables of eight maximum or we shall be pleased to allocate you, bring your own refreshments, start time 7.30pm. Further details and booking: telephone 01277 657624.

Norsey Wood Society.
Norsey Wood Society will be holding our next free open meeting preceded by a short AGM on Monday 29th January in The Chantry Way Centre, Billericay starting at 7.45pm. Mark Iley, Biodiversity Co-ordination, Essex Wildlife Trust will present an illustrated talk, 'Wetland Creation on EWT Reserves'.
Everyone welcome.  E-mail our new address
norseywoodsociety1977@gmail.com or telephone Ken on 01277-651125 if more detail required.

Billericay Art Club
The art club is now happily settled in the Chantry Way Centre. We meet every Thursday 8-10pm. New members welcome. For further information phone Bill on 01277 656877.