Christmas and New Year services

Wroughton Silver Band playing carol music at Canalside in early December
The following services will be available in East Wichel over the Christmas and New Year period.

The Stowe Church Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December, 4.30pm to 5.30pm at The StoweAway. A traditional and peaceful start to Christmas.
Waste and recycling collections
Monday 23rd December and Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December
The waste and recycling collections will happen as usual. The collections may happen later or earlier in the day than usual, as the council squeezes in waste and recycling collections for other areas into the same day.
Excess cardboard and other recycling
Until the end of January, excess paper, cardboard and other items that would normally go in an orange or black recycling box can be put out providing it is sorted into suitable, sturdy containers. Large amounts of cardboard (neatly folded and bundled) can be placed next to your boxes for collection. This may be collected by a second vehicle at a different time to the recycling box.
Christmas trees
Real trees — with all decorations and lighting removed — should be placed at the front of your property, clearly visible from the road, between Monday 6th January 2020 and Saturday 1st February 2020 and left out until collected. Large trees should be cut into pieces that can be safely lifted by two people. The borough council’s garden waste recycling team will collect trees as they operate in the area, which may be a different day to the usual waste collections. The expected dates in East Wichel are Monday 6th and Monday 20th January, but may be later owing to the extra trees to be collected.
Wichelstowe Co-Op
Normal opening hours, except:

Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December
Closes early at 8 pm.
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December
Closed all day.
Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December
Open 8 am to 6 pm.
Friday 27th December & Saturday 28th December
Opens one hour later than usual at 8 am.
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday 31st December
Closes early at 8 pm.
New Year’s Day, Wednesday 1st January
Open 8 am to 6 pm.
Wichelstowe Fish Bar
Closed throughout Christmas week and New Year. Re-opens at 4 pm Friday 3rd January.
The Bayberry
Open as usual throughout the Christmas period, except on Christmas Day, when it is open from midday to 3 pm only and only serving food to those who have booked in advance, and on New Year’s Eve when it is open until 0.30 am.
Bus Services
Monday 23rd December
A normal Monday service on Stagecoach service 9, and a Saturday service on Swindon’s Buses service 11, with an additional early bus arriving Middle Wichel at 0554 and departing at 0557.
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December
Buses will finish early at around 8 pm. A Monday service on Stagecoach service 9, and a Saturday service on Swindon’s Buses service 11, with an additional early bus arriving Middle Wichel at 0554 and departing at 0557.
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December
No buses run on Christmas Day.
Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December
A Sunday service will run.
Friday 27th December
A Saturday service will run, with an additional early bus arriving Middle Wichel at 0554 and departing at 0557 on Swindon’s Buses service 11.
Saturday 28th December
A normal Saturday service will run.
Sunday 29th December
A normal Sunday service will run.
Monday 30th December
A Saturday service will run, with an additional early bus arriving Middle Wichel at 0554 and departing at 0557 on Swindon’s Buses service 11.
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday 31st December
Buses will finish early at around 8 pm. A Saturday service will run, with an additional early bus arriving Middle Wichel at 0554 and departing at 0557 on Swindon’s Buses service 11.
New Year’s Day, Wednesday 1st January
No buses run on New Year’s Day.
Thursday 2nd January
Normal bus services resume.

At Canalside, Waitrose will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, closes early at 5 pm on Christmas Eve and at 6 pm on New Year’s Eve, and opens one hour later than usual at 8 am on Friday 27th December and Tuesday 2nd January.

East Wichel News wishes all its readers a joyous Christmas and a peaceful new year.

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