Dr Peter Mayo will exchange his medical hat for his musical one on Saturday, in St Andrew’s Church, when he and his friends give a concert, Light Music for a Winter’s Evening.

The concert will begin at 7pm and tickets, priced at £5, are available from Jo Crow on 01371 850101.

Village Book

The book of Shalford village has been reprinted.

Pages from The Story of Shalford, by Dorothy Gardner, is available again.

The book was first printed in 2000, but further copies can now be obtained from Dorothy on 01371 850543.

The book costs £11.50, plus postage and packing if necessary.

Village Hall

Last Saturday evening many village families enjoyed a lively Christmas disco in the village hall.

DJ Night Train provided the music and the committee manned the bar and supplied the nibbles.

On December 18, at 7pm, the committee is hosting a free Christmas concert, aided by Bocking Brass Band in the hall.

All residents are invited to join in the singalong and enjoy mince pies and mulled wine.

Parish Council

Residents are urged to support the parish council’s efforts to secure Essex County Council funding for the maintenance of Stoneley Park before it is leased to the village.

Letters should be sent to Nicola Beach, Waste and Recycling Management, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LX, outlining objections to the costs being met by residents.