News: Warming Up For Christmas – Thatcham 2020

Warming Up For Christmas- Thatcham 2020

Although Thatcham are not able to celebrate “Warming up for Christmas” with their well-attended gatherings over the festive period. The Town Council supported by key Thatcham community groups are instead planning a series of four festive installations spread throughout Thatcham. Families are  encouraged to make their own stars, which can then be displayed on a  ‘Big Star Installation’ closest to them.

The idea is that ‘We are all Stars’ in our own way through the making of stars and showing a true collective community spirit this Christmas. Some local schools are already involved in the project which will start to be installed in Thatcham from December 11th. The four areas that will be hosting the ‘Big Star Installations’ and will be receiving your home-made stars are:

  • Thatcham Family Hub
  • Swings and Smiles
  • Thatcham Youth
  • St Marys Church (supported by Churches Together)

Events Manager John Sackett  said,  ‘’We are encouraging all of Thatcham to be involved and we hope to have over 2,000 stars spread throughout the 4 installation areas, so If you are interested and want to make your own stars then get in touch with one of the following local area co-ordinators below. They can also provide you with an easy to make ‘ Make your own star project sheet’ or you can download the project sheet at Thatcham Town Councils Facebook page @ThactchamTC.

Thatcham Youth, Moorside Community Centre, Urquhart Rd, RG19 4RE

Contact: 07340 131 337 or

The project is funded by Thatcham Town Council with support by Greenham Trust.

In addition to the community installations, Thatcham Town Centre Christmas lights will be in place on the night of 4th December with a new addition of lights along Thatcham High Street and a special surprise festive animation (sponsored by McCarthy and Stone) next to the Christmas Tree (sponsored by Oakley Green Conservatories).

Thatcham Town Centre shops and businesses will also be decorating their windows with a festive display themedto fit in with the ‘ We are all Stars’ community campaign. This year you can again vote for your favourite with thanks to Newbury Weekly News.

There will also be a ‘Spirit of Christmas’ trail where you can use your mobile phone to find 10 key spirits hidden in windows in the Town Centre. More about these events will appear in next weeks edition of Newbury News.

For further information please contact :John Sackett or Georgina Curtis-Read on or contact us at Thatcham Town Council Offices, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 3HF. 

Tel: (01635) 863592