Read all about it!

From this coming Monday, 12th February, pre-ordered papers and magazines will be available to collect from the White Horse Inn, Cilcain, at the following times:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.30 am – 3.00 pm (and in the evening when the pub is open)
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 8.30 am to 10.30 am (and in the evening when the pub is open)
Enter through rear door of the pub.
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Latest update from Cilcain Community Shop Steering Group


At the recent public meeting in the Village Hall about the shop closure, a small number of people volunteered to explore quickly whether there was enough support amongst village residents to run a successful community-based shop, and whether this could be put in place by the closure date of next Monday 12 February. This team was much helped by the good work done by others since the shop closure was announced.

 From the demonstrations of support in the public meeting, and from the responses in the returned questionnaires to which many of you have contributed, there certainly is enough goodwill and offers of support from the community to run a volunteer-based village shop, to include post office services. This will take a little time to organise to ensure success, so the shop will close as scheduled on Sunday. The aim will be to open again in the current shop premises as soon as the necessary start-up and operating arrangements have been organised.

 We owe our thanks to Chris & Pete at the pub for all their work in arranging a continuation of post office services and newspapers. The post office will be available in the pub from Monday 12th. Opening times are 09.30 to 13.30 on Mondays (10.00 opening on the 12th to allow for set-up) and 13.30 to 17.00 on Wednesdays. Access will be the rear door of the pub. Newspapers that have been pre-ordered with Chris & Pete will be available on Monday 12th, 08.30 –15.00, access by the rear door.

We also owe our thanks to Kate & Simon, who have given active support to the use of the current shop premises as a future community-run shop. The closure period will allow some necessary maintenance and repair work to the premises.

 The long term success of the shop will depend absolutely on the level of support given by the community – start-up funding, volunteer working, and using the shop when it opens. It will be our collective responsibility.

As part of the preparation work, those of you who have offered with financing or help with the running of the shop will be contacted: many thanks for your continued support.

If you have not yet completed a questionnaire, and would like to have your views considered, or would like to contribute in any way to the future shop, there will be questionnaire forms available at the next three Saturday cafes (10th, 17th and 24th) in the Village Hall between 14.00 and 17.00.

For those of you who have been dependent on the shop supplies, and need support with shopping during the closure period, there are volunteers to help: please call 741062 or 741112.

Please look out for progress updates on the Cilcain Village Hall web site and Facebook page, and for a further public meeting notice, and share the news.

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Pancake Perfection with Cilcain WI!

Celebrate Pancake Perfection with Cilcain WI this coming Monday, 12th February, from 7.30 pm!

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Cilcain Community Post Office at the White Horse Inn!

The Post Office is relocating to the White Horse in Cilcain from Monday 12th February 2018!
The opening times will be Monday: 9-30 am to 1-30 pm and Wednesday:1-30 pm to 5-00 pm.
(PLEASE NOTE that for the first day only, Monday 12th February, we will be opening at the slightly later time of 10-00 am, whilst we get settled into our new home).
Access will be via the rear door of the pub.
Thank you!

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Valentines Cafe 2018

Our next cafe will be the annual Valentines Community Cafe in aid of Epilepsy Research. This is probably our most popular cafe of the year! Come along for a cuppa and cake, a natter and a bit of craft. We will be open 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Hope to see you all there and if you have any items for the tombola or raffle they will be very gratefully received.


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Welcome back Blackheart Orchestra!

We are very excited to be welcoming The Black Heart Orchestra back to Cilcain Village Hall on Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 8.00 pm, as part of their ‘Wake Up’ tour (doors open at 7.30 pm).

Tickets are £10.00 and will be available from Cilcain Village Hall from 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm on Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th February, or they can be reserved by calling 01352 741070 or 01352 741062, or by emailing

Here’s what the press have to say about them:

“One of the most extraordinary voices anywhere today” : Rock Society Magazine

“Their sound is delicate and fragrant” : PROG Magazine

“An avant-garde musical utopia” : No Depression

“Smouldering and mesmerising” : Louder Than War

“Every song is a stand-alone masterpiece” : Fatea

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Hot off the press!

Peter and Chris Jeory have kindly offered to take on newspaper sales at the White Horse in Cilcain, but can only do so if the numbers stack up.

To make this viable, they will need to have a minimum order of 30 papers per day.
This means that all newspapers will have to be ordered in advance.

If you would like to place an order, please email, phone 01352 740142, call in to the pub, or drop a note through the house letterbox.

Newspapers will be available to collect from 8.30 am- 3.00 pm and in the evenings.


Thank you.

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