Dear Readers and Advertisers


Is Boris, our esteemed Prime Minister, becoming Scrooge or just being realistic about the prospects for a happy Christmas? It could be that the festivities will be more restricted than usual but, as long as our younger children are put at the forefront, folk no doubt will make the best of this frustrating period and in no time at all it will be 2021. Seeing the back of 2020 will be a blessing and, hopefully, we can look forward to a year of declining infection rates, successful vaccination programmes and a restoration to health of the economy. Our loyal advertisers are ready to welcome you during lockdown and when it ends, so please support them when ever you can. It might be a bit of a rush but Christmas might seem extra special after the November pause.


Remember to enter our December Wordsearch competition on page 14. The prize this month is a BUMPER CHRISTMAS HAMPER FOR A FAMILY OF 6, Turkey and trimmings courtesy of ISTEAD RISE BUTCHERS, fruit and vegetables courtesy of STEVE’S HERBERT ROAD and chocolates, biscuits, Christmas pudding, brandy butter and much, much more courtesy of us here at The Village Advertiser. Entry deadline is 14th December. The winner of the BEAUTIFUL HAND MADE CHRISTMAS WREATH delivered by LOTTIE ALICE FLOWERS in the November competition was SALLY HOOPER of WEST KINGSDOWN, the missing word being FIREWORKS.


Advertising sales deadline for January is December 10th, 2020. Call our sales office on 01474 707484 and 01322 911875 or email thevillageadvertiser@aol.co.uk


Of course during lockdowns folk aren’t spending as freely. So, if you have a bit more spare cash than normal, then your usual seasonal consideration towards the key workers such as NHS staff, binmen, posties, delivery drivers etc perhaps could be enhanced. A little extra given to the stalwarts that have kept going throughout this traumatic year to keep us going, would surely be much appreciated.


We would like to wish all our Readers and Advertisers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Carole, Sally & Colin

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About Carole Gunning

Carole is one half of The Village Advertiser and together with Sally Oliver makes sure The Village Advertiser provides useful local business contacts to many households across Kent.