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Church Services

Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland Rev Dennis Rose

Thursday, December 24, 7pm Family Service at Bervie, 9pm at Gourdon Mission Hall Carol & Readings- Conducted by Andrew Jones. 11.30pm at Arbuthnott Church Watchnight service (road/weather permitting). Friday, December 25, 11.30am Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.

There will be a short combined Christmas Day Family service. Sunday, December 27, 11.30am Combined Service at Bervie Church.

Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Friday, December 25, Christmas Day 9.30am Christmas Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

Sunday, December 27, 9.30am Holy Communion.

“Remember too, we are one of the few places that are still open on Christmas Morning, to welcome, not only our Saviour, but you as well into God’s family!

There will be Mince Pies to share and, most definitely, in my Churches in Inverbervie there will always be Chocolate”

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk.

Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff Church Calendar 2016

2016 Church Calendar with Beautiful photographs are ON SALE NOW for £6! While Stocks last. Available in Arbuthnott and Bervie Church, Bervie Church Centre and from Kay Forrest on 01561 362451

Inverbervie Medical Centre

Christmas and New Year Holidays. Closed on Friday, December 25 and Monday, December 28, re open Tuesday, December 29. Closed Friday, January 1 and Monday, January 4, reopen Tuesday, January 5. If you require urgent attention please telephone NHS 24 on 111.

Michies Chemist, King Street, Inverbervie.

Christmas Closures. Friday, December 25 and Saturday, December 26

Bervie Library Christmas Opening hours

The library, Church Street, Inverbervie will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing day. Normal Opening hours: Monday 6pm-8pm, Tuesday 2pm-4.30pm, Wednesday 10am-12noon, Thursday 2pm-4.30pm, Friday Closed, Saturday 10am-12.30pm, Sunday Closed.

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council

December 2015. A fairly routine meeting of RBICC rounded off the year, with some, albeit slow, progress on outstanding matters. A minor victory has been achieved with the installation of new waste bins in the Church Street Park and at the bottom of Trenchard Way. We encourage residents to use these bins and others to help to keep the Royal Burgh neat and tidy. We also reiterate our plea to dog owners to tidy up after their pets.

There was also praise and thanks given to the Bervie Gala team and particularly G.F. Bisset for the excellent show of Christmas lights in the Royal Burgh. They certainly give the place a festive feel and our appreciation goes to the volunteers who put the work into their installation.

On the subject of lighting, it would be helpful if people could report any street lights which are not working, especially with the dark winter nights. The process is quite simple and will allow Aberdeenshire Council to fix the failure – if they don’t know about it, then they cannot act. First, note carefully the location of the lamp post – the address of the nearest house, or ideally, look at the lamp post for a white rectangle containing a number (usually about half way up) and note the number. Next, phone Aberdeenshire Council on 01467 620981, stating that you wish to report a public lighting fault in Inverbervie, and giving them the relevant information. Alternatively, you can enter the information using the automated service on the Aberdeenshire Council website –www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk – and search for street light fault. Thank you for your help with this.

RBICC have also set up a new way for residents to contact us, via suggestion boxes located in The Paper Shop & Bervie Post Office. Here you can post your items for discussion, which will be brought up at our next meeting, and also pick up a copy of the latest approved minutes. We are always open to your suggestions and all relevant information about the Royal Burgh is welcome. You can also contact us via our web page at www.bervie.net/rbicc.php, by e-mailing at rbicc@bervie.net or by speaking to any Community Councillor.

Our next meeting is on Monday, February 8 2016 at 7:30pm in the Burgh Chambers, above the library, in Church Street. We wish all our residents a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2016.

WoTS Magazine

Bervie’s WOTS Magazine Edition for February/March information deadline is on Friday, January 22, please email local information to be included to WOTS.editor@yahoo.com

Please remember, without your information there would be no news!

WOTS is distributed free of charge to most Bervie Residences but a donation towards production costs are most welcome.

Secret Santa for The Royal Burgh

Special Thanks to the help and kindness from the great team at Tidy Tangles, King Street, Inverbervie for collecting in all our generous donations. Secret Santa will provide a few gifts and hampers out to residents who have been nominated by friends, neighbours and relatives.

Special Thanks go to Local business’ Tidy Tangles, Fotheringham Property Development, Bannermans Butcher and other local Business for their extremely generous donations towards this local cause, also to the Volunteers involved with collecting, sorting, wrapping and distributing these gifts and Hampers at one of their busiest times of the year. Another example of great Community Spirit and Christmas good will.

Bervie Food Bank

Bervie Food Bank are all ready for the Festive period, we have had a bumper month of Food Bank Donations, with the fantastic work the P5 Pupils of Bervie Primary School, we have had to arrange extra pick ups for the food which is sorted, processed and packed for issuing out as Emergency Food boxes.

The Foodbank can provide three days of emergency food supplies, If you find yourself in personal crisis, illness, separation, homelessness, low wage or other circumstances, please contact us now on Facebook at Bervie food bank or call 07703154431 for more info.

The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust.

Business Sponsor’s, Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.

Bervie Youth Project

The Youth Project had a Brilliant pre Christmas week, with mixed Sports and a Selection Box to go home with and at Youth Café everyone enjoyed a Pizza party, cakes and went away with a Selection box for a Christmas treat.

All December and all Christmas Treats were Sponsored by Fotheringham Property Development there continued generosity means we can run FREE for local Youths, providing Sports Activities and Youth Café to all members. We will be closed now til Saturday, January 9 with a new Sponsor.

Anyone interested in being involved with Bervie Youth project, as a Sports Mentor/Leader, a Youth Café Volunteer or a Volunteer Admin worker, Please get in touch with Caroll on carollevans77@btinternet.com. Many hands make light work.

Bervie Play Parks

Family Roller Disco at Bervie Sports Centre on Sunday December 27, 3pm-4.30pm. £1 entry for Skaters or Spectators. Please bring your own clean Skates. Bervie Play Parks Scottish Registered Charity SC0 42985

The Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Gala

Seasons Greetings from the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Gala committee.

Have a lovely festive Season and can we just say a big Thank you to Geordie Bisset and his men for the sterling work they have carried out this year and every year in support of the Gala Committee and the community itself, much appreciated. Hope to see some fresh faces in the New Year.

Hanover Court

On Saturday, December 19 it was the Sound of Music when we had 20 Carol Singers from the Livingrooms and Church visiting.

Where the residents joined in with the Singing Carols and finished with a Cuppa and Shorties. Thanks to the Singers for coming in with their Christmas Cheer. See you all next year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Torus Recreational Gymnastics

Helen and the team had their last session in Bervie for 2015, Sessions will recommence in January 2016 at the normal times.

Helen and the team Wish all their Pupils a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For more information on availability, contact Torus hlferguson1@gmail.com.

FoBS Friends of Bervie School

Friends of Bervie School would like to Thank all the parents, local businesses and the community of Inverbervie for their support this year and we would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Bervie Caley

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the coaches and helpers at Bervie Caley youth and Soccer 7’s, hope 2016 is a good year for everyone.

Tommy Smith

To let Caroll our Inverbervie Correspondent know what’s on in Bervie

Contact Caroll Evans at carollevans77@btinternet.com , by writing to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU or calling 01561 361587

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