SOC (Save Our Clock) Project

SOC (Save Our Clock) Project
Various people who have contributed to the SOC project involving the removal of the public clock from the Davis Institute and its re-instatement in the Village Hall have asked me what is happening!
The current situation is that the clock has been removed from the Institute and is in safe storage at a warehouse in Avonmouth.
The local appeal, that many people have given to, amounts to almost £2000 and that amount is ring fenced in the Easter Compton Village Hall account.
Around one hundred people signed the petition placed in local shops in support of the project.
The latter half of 2010 building up to Christmas and the New Year was extremely busy for everyone and not a lot of resources were able to be given to the appeal.
The New Year has already seen applications for grant aided funding to be sought towards the total cost of reinstating the clock in the Village Hall which cost amounts to £12,000. This includes not only the reinstallation costs, but also the necessary steel and building work to access and maintain the clock in its new position.
If funds are not forthcoming then all monies donated will be reimbursed.

Richard Jones
SOC Appeal Co-ordinator


ST PETER’S HOSPICE SEVERNSIDE SUPPORT GROUP would be delighted to welcome you to afternoon tea on Wednesday 23rd March at St Mary’s Hall in Thornbury at 3.00pm. The guest speaker will be Reverend Canon Roger Royle. Tickets are priced at £10.00 (to include a full home made high tea) and are available from Thornbury Town Hall.
Please support St Peter’s – your local Hospice.

The Village Players

Rehearsals are well under way for our next production,
which will run from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May 2011.
All performances will begin at 7.30 p.m.
‘IDLE HANDS’ is a domestic comedy by Ron Hutson.
It’s SO funny we haven’t stopped laughing yet! Rehearsals are hilarious!
If you enjoy a really good laugh, this one will have you in stitches!
Our Booking Office is now open and your seats can be reserved in advance.
Just call Denise on 01454 633786.
Tickets are £6 for working adults and £3.50 for everyone else, as always