Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Santaclause and helper

Santa Claus and his helper at the Christmas Fayre

We here at Souldrop.biz would like to wish everybody a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Peace to all!

Meanwhile Santa and his helper paid a visit to the Christmas Fayre on December 9th. The Sunday afternoon Fayre helped to raise funds for the Village Hall. Congratulations to all those who helped make the afternoon a very special Christmastime success.

To top it all, on a very windy afternoon, the village beacon was lit. That’s twice now this year as it was lit for the Diamond Jubilee back in June

Lit Beacon Christmas 2012

Lit Beacon Christmas 2012

Please take good care over the holiday period and don’t drink and drive!

Best Wishes!

Souldrop Winsey farm Wind Turbine meeting.

Wind turbine in Souldrop?

Wind turbine in Souldrop?

Wind Turbines are a divisive issue when it come to rural areas. There are arguments for and against the encroachment of wind turbines in the local neighbourhoods. It seems pressure is mounting on several areas of the North Bedfordshire Wolds for the erection of wind turbine generators, some scores of meters high. Plans for two such wind turbines to be built within Souldrop Parish are being debated by Bedford Borough Council on Monday 17th December.

A hasty meeting for Souldrop residents opposing the turbines (S.P.O.T) has been arranged at the Village Hall for this Friday at 7.30pm

There are lots of good reasons why local residents should feel cheated by the planning process and upset by the idea of the installation of huge turbines dominating the local environment. At the same time the argument on the other side for the long term sustainability of energy utilising wind and water power as opposed to carbon based fuels is compelling. Many have no particular opinion either way until the ‘problem’ becomes local.
When it comes down to the turbines encroaching the neighbourhood landscape, then passions will understandably rise.

Spot meeting circular

Spot meeting circular

In the interests of the community at large this website will attempt to remain neutral but at the same time give a space to report news and to give air to opinions to both sides of the argument.

What do you think?

Christmas Tree at the Bedford Arms 5th December 2012

Villagers woke up to an unexpected carpet of snow on the morning of Tuesday December the 5th. The first snows of 2012 arrived early in Souldrop but the showers soon cleared leaving a fine bright but chilly Winters day.
Residents are advised that adjacent to the village green there is a yellow salt box to facilitate the clearing of icy patches on the roads or pavements.
Pictured above is the Bedford Arms Christmas Tree looking very seasonal in the snow.
We have some further wintry views of Souldrop village here

Souldrop Christmas Fayre: Sunday 9th December 3pm

Souldrop Christmas Fayre: Sunday 9th December 3pm

Souldrop Christmas Fayre: Sunday 9th December 3pm

Just to confirm the Souldrop Christmas Fayre is this coming Sunday the 9th at 3pm (Not Saturday the 8th as an earlier post stated)
Please come along and support the local village hall and enjoy a raffle or browse the Christmas Fayre on display. Enjoy a spot of Christmas spirit and visit Santa’s Grotto followed by a spot of ‘mulled wine’, cakes and who knows, a guess the weight of the cake competition? Maybe, we shall have to show up to find out! Any funds raised will go towards supporting our village hall.

An event for all the family, see you there!