Santa is coming to Shipston - The Stratford Observer

Santa is coming to Shipston

Stratford Editorial 25th Nov, 2022   0

THE JINGLE of festive bells will be returning to Shipston’s streets next month thanks to local Rotarians.

Members of The Rotary Club of Shipston will be joined by volunteers when they take their sleigh out and about in the name of festive cheer and fundraising.

The sleigh will be touring the residential streets between Wednesday December 7 and Thursday December 15.

The full sleigh route is as follows:

Wednesday December 7 – 5.30pm to 7 30pm: Station Road, The Driftway, Manor Lane, Greenway Road, Darlingscote Road, Brickhill Close, Haymeadow, Worcester Place, Warwick Place, Oxway Close, Glenn Close, Green Lane, Gerrards Road, West Street.

Thursday December 8 – 5.30pm to 7 30pm: Berry Avenue, Queens Avenue, Pittway Avenue, Sadlers Avenue, Oldbutt Road, Shipston Gardens, Rowlett Drive, Bailey Road, Burnell Close, Herdwick Fold, Webb Road, Clifford Place.

Friday December 9 – 5.30pm to 7 30pm: Foxgloves, Carr Close, Atcheston Close, Symons Way, Herdwick Field, Bradley Drive, Barrett Place, Coe Ave, Nichols Court, Nason Way, Felton Close.

Sunday December 11 – 4.30pm to 7 30pm: Tilemans Lane, Brookfield Lane, Beecham Road, The Sidings, Railway Crescent, Signal Road, Mayo Road, Donnington Road, Badgers Crescent, Hornsby Close, Cauldwell Drive, Riverway, Watery Lane.

Monday December 12 – 5.30pm to 7 30pm: Barchest0n Reach, Chapel View, Brewer Hill, Angela’s Meadow, Holly Road, Elm Road, Hawthorn Way, Ashgrove, Furzehill Road, Bosley Close.

Thursday December 15 – 5.30pm to 7 30pm: Callaways Road, Greenfields Close, Parsons Close, Simpson Road, Hanson Avenue, Costard Ave, Marshall Avenue, Clark Close.

There is also a good chance of spotting Santa around the town centre on Saturday December 17 between 9am and 1pm.

The Rotary Club of Shipston hopes to help a host of local causes by contributing towards the projected £100,000 raised across the Heart of England Rotary region by the traditional sleigh run initiative.

Spokesperson for Rotary Club of Shipston, Tony Joint, said: “After an enforced break of three years, Shipston Rotary, along with other Heart of England Rotary clubs, are looking forward to again adding the magic of Christmas to our local children.

“It has already been agreed that a large proportion of what we raise during this year’s collection will be donated to The Shipston Foodbank which has been made the recipient of all this year’s Shipston Rotary fundraising activities.”

Anyone who is not able to see Father Christmas on his travels but who would like to donate, can do so by visiting

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