AFTER the excitement of the Christmas season and its increase in sociability, this time of year with limited daylight and poor weather can seem a bit bleak.

Last year, as an antidote, Zeal Monachorum Village Hall held its Cheer Up January Party, which did what it said on the tin, when around 40 people packed the hall and had a jolly good time.

Now preparations are progressing to throw another Cheer Up January Party on Saturday, January 27 at 7pm, admission is just £2.

The Village Hall Chair, Erica Eden, said: "Everyone is welcome to come and help make the party go with a swing.

"Please bring a plate of food to share and your own drink and glass and one extra thing - a Joke!"

It is not necessary to book. For more information contact 01363 82571.