THE community of Horseman's Green celebrated a return to normality with a number of events taking place in the Community Hall.

A celebration afternoon took place in early September to mark the reopening of the hall and since then, various local activity and interest groups have been meeting on a regular basis.

Since reopening, the hall has also hosted two charity coffee mornings, with locals raising funds for Dementia UK and the Royal British Legion.

Friday evening also saw the first major social event with a return of the popular quiz night.

Horseman's Green Community Group chairman, Barbra Weeks, said the evening was a huge success.

She said: "Having been starved of a quiz for more than 18 months entrants were keen and hungry for the formalities to begin.

"To reduce movement in and around the hall participants brought their own food and drink – what a picnic some teams had.

"The Quiz Master was the popular local resident Peter Lawrence.

"The quiz consisted of seven rounds with a short interval allowing more food to be consumed and tea and coffee served.

"Needless to say the evening was a huge success.

"Entry fee and an optional raffle raised more than £170 for the Community Hall funds.

"The contest and trophy was won by team ‘Pointless’, with ‘Simple Minds’ taking the wooden spoon.

"By far the biggest winner on the night however, was the community – once again able to come together to laugh, chat and have pure fun.

"It was a sheer delight to hear the sound of enjoyment echoing once again around this community hall."

On Friday, November 26, local resident Mark Dunford is giving an illustrated talk on his experience of cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats for the Macmillan Cancer Charity.

Entry is £5 per person and includes wine and cheese, but booking is essential.

On December 4 is the Christmas lights switch on and December 21 is the Christmas Carols evening.

Check up on all these and the activity groups by visiting the website and