Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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DEBT - The not-for-profit Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre has a team of trained advisers you can see by appointment and in strictest confidence, for free advice and practical assistance with tackling debt and managing finances.

To see if they can help, contact the centre in confidence for more information or an appointment on 01754 811595.

EXERCISE - A new exercise to music class has commenced at the W.I Hall on Fridays from 11am to 12 noon.

The cost is £3 per session.

For more information please telephone 811272 or mobile 07799 651 435.

EXTRAORDINARY - There will be an extraordinary meeting of Burgh le Marsh Town Council this Friday (January 13).

The meeting will finalise the 2012/13 Precept and local council tax levels – including consideration of the appropriate increase in labour hours allotted to regular upkeep of the town .

The meeting will begin at 6 pm in the Wesley Room, Burgh Methodist Church, Jackson’s Lane.

There will also be a meeting of the finance committee from 7pm to put figures against the maintenance increase agreed by full council.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings but will not be permitted to speak.

The council will also hold an extraordinary meeting on Friday, January 20 at 7pm in the Wesley Room.

This will consider enquiries regarding an event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and arrangements for Christmas 2012.

It will also discuss offers of financial contributions for use on community projects from the respective developers of Catchwater Meadows and Halfway House Caravan Park as a means of mitigating the flood risk on their respective developments pursuant to national planning policy statement 25.

For more details or to comment, contact the town clerk via email at burghlemarshclerk@btconnect.com or via post to Council Chamber, Market Place, Burgh le Marsh, PE24 5JW.

GALE - A tree came down at an Ingoldmells Road property in last Wednesday’s gale.

LINE DANCING - Footwork, friendship and fun are on offer on Wednesdays at 2pm at Burgh Baptist Church, when all are welcome to join in for a bit of line dancing.

The session is very informal and encourages people of all abilities to step up and step out while keeping in line.

For more details contact Margaret on 01754 810081.

KINGS CLUB - Children from reception to year five can enjoy a lively time of crafts, games, songs and more at this popular club which meets at Burgh Baptist Church on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Parents are welcome to enjoy tea and coffee and see what the children have been up to upon arrival to collect their little ones. Kings Club has now resumed after the holidays.

For more details contact Colin on 01754 811260.

MOBILE - If you have just upgraded your mobile phone and don’t know what to do with the old one, then why not put it to good use by donating it to charity.

Bring the phone along to Burgh Baptist Church on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday morning, or simply post the old phone through the Baptist church letterbox at anytime.

Every phone donated will be reconditioned for use in the third world, and local charity REACH that works with under privileged children in Romania will receive up to three pounds.

So don’t keep that old phone in the drawer but help it do some good elsewhere. For more details call Colin on 01754 811260.

MOTHERS - Instead of their usual meeting the Mothers Union are holding a lunch instead.

The next meeting will be Wednesday February 8 at 2pm in the choir vestry of the parish church.

PARISH - A Parish Nursing Drop In at Burgh Baptist Church is held on Fridays from 10am to 11.45 am.

All are welcome to pop in for a check up, support or prayer with Nurse Mandy and the team (no appointment necessary), or just to enjoy a chat over coffee and cake.

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Group offers support and friendship for those facing loneliness from bereavement, divorce or other circumstances, and prayer is available if desired.

The group also enjoys outings to various venues and guest speakers from time to time.

Meetings are held at Burgh Baptist Church on Wednesdays from 10.30am to noon.

ROCK - Rock Solid and Rock On youth clubs at Burgh Baptist Church are back from the holiday break on Monday nights with fun and games and plenty more.

School years six and seven are welcome from 6 pm to 7 pm, while young people in school year eight and above can enjoy a chilled out time from 7.15 to 8.15 pm.

For more information call Colin on 01754 811260.

SINGERS - Representatives from Burgh attended a performance of Handel’s Messiah in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Nearly four thousand singers, from this country and abroad, took part in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

SURGERY - Burgh le Marsh Town Council is altering the hours for the monthly surgery held in the library on the last Tuesday of each month.

In light of a relatively low number of attendees, the afternoon session from 1pm to 4pm will not be offered for the surgeries scheduled for January to May 2012.

The morning session from 10am to 1pm will continue to be held, and users will still be able to access the library during this time to return or check out books and use the library computers.

The next council surgery at Burgh library will be Tuesday, January 24 from 10am to 1pm. Questions or comments raised at the surgery will be reported to the meeting of the full council on Friday, January 27 at 7pm in the Wesley room of the Methodist church in Jacksons Lane.

For more details please contact the town clerk via email at burghlemarshclerk@btconnect.com or via post to Council Chamber, Market Place, Burgh le Marsh, PE24 5JW.