Run totally by volunteers, focused on providing topical local news and information, we aim to serve the community. Any small profit we make by advertising local businesses we plough back in for the benefit of the community.

Each month the 44-page magazine is delivered free to over 3,000 homes by our team of volunteer distributors. We welcome participation by anyone in Chineham who would like to become involved.

This website contains a whole heap of  resources, as well as the Chat magazine and information about relevant local services. 

December 2020

It would be fair to say that this has been one of the strangest and in many ways hardest years any of us can remember. As I write we are back in lockdown number 2, albeit with schools remaining open. Obviously many of us are worrying about the festive period—how can we prepare for it, will we be able to see loved ones, how to make it special for children who have already missed out on a lot this year? However, for others the problems are even more serious—health concerns (perhaps even COVID itself), money struggles, job problems or mental health issues.

This time of year can be tough at the best of times. 2020 has tested everyone, but as a community we will get through it and perhaps even emerge stronger. So here is hoping that you can find some joy and relaxation during the holidays, and if this year has been hard for you and your family, all the very best for next year to be amazing. From all of us at the Chat, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Jo Appleford-Cook

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