Monthly Archives: December 2020

Malmesbury GP Practice: COVID vaccinations latest update

PLEASE DO NOT contact the surgery regarding Covid vaccinations. Our phone lines are being jammed by enquiries and we don’t have answers!

We hope to have a batch in the New year but nothing is certain . This batch will only ever treat a small group of our most vulnerable patients and WE WILL BE CONTACTING THEM once we know dates . THANK YOU

Shayne Smith

Christmas Recycling Calendar

Forget carol singing, mulled wine, Christmas trees, and lights, it isn’t really Christmas until you get the festive recycling calendar !

As far as I can see it carries on as normal except for going back a day from Monday / Wednesday to Tuesday / Thursday – just for one week :-

Wiltshire have also produced a downloadable Waste collection calendar

Bear in mind that this all relates to my postcode though (Follyfield). If you want to check out your own address then the link to the Wiltshire page you need can be found on the “Useful Links” page here.

Missing Presents !

Alan here at Laurel farm. Amazon delivered (dumped in my front garden!) a box with two presents in. No address on the box which was in any case ruined by the rain. Taking a look inside the presents for a clue, they appear to be addressed to two children, James and William and sent by Rhiannon.

I have no idea who these are for but please could you contact me on my email if you know who these are for :

I would hate to think of there being two disappointed children over Christmas!


Christmas Eve

It would seem there are many of us here for Christmas this year, making the most of a time that we cannot share with friends and family.

So, with weather permitting and social distancing , why not come round to Follyfield at 5pm on Christmas Eve, enjoy the lights, and say hello ?

Sorry, but you will have to bring your own mulled wine !

Happy Christmas,
Susan Mockler (13 Follyfield)


Sunday’s Carol Service

The wet and gloomy weather did nothing to deter the 66 hardy souls who attended the ‘Worship and Carols’ Service in the Church grounds on Sunday.  The service held by Sarah Wyman, aided and abetted by villagers and local children, included an updated version of the story of the Nativity, this time set in 2020 with the Magi bringing gifts of PPE, pasta and loo paper instead of the more traditional Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh 😊.

There were also Christmas carols to sing along to plus prayers and readings.  The church grounds looked magnificent with a gloriously lit-up Christmas Tree, fire pits to keep everyone toasty and candles placed along the walls, casting a warm and festive glow.

Well done to Sarah and the team for bringing some Christmas cheer to the village in what has been a truly horrendous year. Fingers crossed that this time next year we will be able to enjoy a more ‘normal’ Christmas (although the outside Carol Service may be a keeper 😊)

Mary O’Brien

Wheatsheaf Christmas Menu

We are very pleased to be able to offer our Christmas menu 2020 which will commence from 16th December until 24th December inclusive.

We are also offering a festive supplement to our takeaway menu including an option for Christmas Day.

These menus are subject to Government guidelines and regulations.

Christmas booking conditions and booking form
Christmas meals and Christmas day takeaway and deliveries
2020 Chistmas MENU

Ring on 01666 577739
for bookings and information

Happy Christmas!
Toby and Debbie Gregory

Hope Church Christmas Dinners

Hello from Hope Church, Malmesbury,

Would you or someone you know enjoy a delicious Christmas Dinner prepared for them by Dan Wyatt  (Head Chef at the Harnhill Christian Centre) ?

This will be a different kind of Christmas this year, but we would like everyone to have the opportunity to be blessed with a wonderful meal as we celebrate together the goodness of God and His great gift to us.

The food will be delivered on Christmas Eve afternoon in oven ready containers with heating instructions ready for Christmas Day.

If you would like to order a meal for yourself or a neighbour, please email Sue Jones at telling her how many meals, your choice of desert and confirm the address where she can drop the meals on Christmas Eve afternoon.

If you will be on your own or are not otherwise able to cook a traditional Christmas dinner, this is a great way to easily join in the celebrations of Jesus Birth.

The Menu

Individual Roasted Turkey Ballotine Stuffed With Cranberry And Chestnut Stuffing, Wrapped in Streaky Smoked Bacon.

Goose Fat, Garlic And Thyme Roast Potatoes

Honey And Mustard Glazed Carrots and Parsnips.

Tarragon And Black Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Winter Spiced Braised Red Cabbage

Roast Pan Gravy.


Mrs Picot’s Homemade Christmas Pudding With Brandy Butter And Custard.
Ready To Bake Chocolate Orange fondant.

Sue Jones

Malmesbury Primary Care Centre (MPCC)

The MPCC has a new web site and is worth a look at the new layout and features. Easy navigation allows you to:

See the latest COVID vaccine updates

Use the Doctor Link – symptom checker

See the Practice Pharmacy Team

Sign up to subscribe to the latest news, Register on System On-line to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, see parts of your records and see communications between your GP and other services, such as hospitals.


Set of Four Chairs – Free !

Set of Four Chairs – Free to anyone that wants them.

Stitched white leather / chrome legs
Bought from John Lewis a few years ago
Unmarked as far as I can see
Being moved on at the direction of the Artistic Director……

I can deliver within the Malmesbury area to anyone interested.
If no interest I’ll put them on a Malmesbury free site in a couple of days.

If you’re interested either email me on or phone 577781.

Hankerton Art Group

Sadly COVID 19 restrictions have meant that Hankerton Art Group (HAG) have not been able to meet up together since March. We have still been busy painting and drawing and even sharing ideas via Zoom. With no art display this year we have put a selection of our work on the village website for you to enjoy. So pour yourself a cuppa and browse through our work from 2020.

<Click Here> for the page

Happy Christmas