Writing this mid-October, during a worryingly late last blast of summer sunshine, Christmas seems light years away. But the calendar gallops onwards even if the seasons are confused and that most wonderful time of the year will soon be here.
The Barton Christmas Spirit Committee is raring to go and is delighted to invite you all to the annual village Christmas tree lighting and Barton Primary School carols on Saturday 2 December, next to the village pond, between 4.30-6.30pm for mulled wine, mince pies and wonderful community Christmas cheer.
In keeping with tradition, and as a cheeky nod to local village rivalry, we would like to take the idea of village scarecrows and raise it to village snowpals: indulge your wildest artistic imagination and create snowmen, snowpeople, snowangels, snowdogs – let’s bedeck Barton and have a sparkling white Christmas no matter the weather. The only question remains – do you want to build a snowman?
(Any households joining in with the festive fun who would like to feature on the Snowpals Map, please drop a line to )
With a sprinkling of Christmas joy from the Barton Christmas Spirit Committee