Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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COUNCIL - The town council will hold its next surgery at Burgh Library, High Street, on Tuesday, July 24 from 10am to 1pm.

Residents can come along and share their ideas or concerns with the councillors in attendance who will then report the information back to the full council at its meeting on Friday, July 27 at 7pm.

Silver editions of the commemorative Diamond Jubilee badges will be on sale at £2.50 each.

Library services can also be accessed during council surgery hours – users can return or check out books and use the computers and printers.

For more information on town council surgeries contact the town clerk at burghlemarshclerk@btconnect.com or on 01754 811218.

CREAM TEAS - A cream tea afternoon will be enjoyed in the garden at Burgh Baptist Church on Saturday, July 21 from 2pm to 4pm.

All are welcome to come along and make the most of this relaxing summer event.

Proceeds will be in aid of local charity REACH, which supports work with underprivileged children in Romania.

For more details call Colin on 01754 811260.

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY CLUB - ‘On Yours Marks’ is this year’s exciting holiday club, with an Olympic twist at Burgh Baptist Church.

Running daily from 10am to noon between Monday, July 23 and Friday, July 27 the club is open to children from reception to year six and features loads of fun and activities.

The cost is 50p per day or £2 if you book for the whole week. The fun continues on Saturday, July 28 with an olympic fun day, featuring a pork roast.

Traditional and Wii sports games and other activities will be held.

All are welcome to pop along and go for gold!

To book or for details contact Colin on 01754 811260.

DEBT - The trained advisers at Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre can see you by appointment and in strictest confidence, to give free advice and practical assistance with tackling debt and managing finances.

All are welcome to contact the centre in confidence to see if they can help. For more information or an appointment ring 01754 811595.

HERITAGE - The new Heritage Centre at the windmill is proving very popular with a lot of interest shown in the exhibits. The Heritage Centre, Windmill and tea room are open every Sunday afternoon.

LINE - All are welcome to join in the footwork, friendship and fun on offer during the regular line dancing sessions on Wednesdays at 2pm in Burgh Baptist Church.

The group is very informal and encourages people of all abilities to step on up and give it a try. For more details contact Margaret on 01754 810081.

MONDAY - Burgh Monday Club members and friends enjoyed a holiday recently to Holland for the Floriade, an event which only takes place every ten years.

Last week they enjoyed a trip to Chesterfield which included a meal on the way home.

MONKSTHORPE SERVICE - This historic chapel will open its door for a special service on Saturday, July 21 at 3pm. All are welcome to come along and worship.

NURSING - Parish Nursing Drop In sessions are held at Burgh Baptist Church on Fridays from 10am to 11.45am.

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 scones.

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 enjoy outings to various venues and guest speakers from time to time. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 10.30am to noon at Burgh Baptist Church.

SACRED SPACE FOR NURSES - On the third Thursday of each month, Burgh Baptist Church offers nurses (and others) a chance to take time out from the unique pressures of the job and reflect on their Christian faith or seek prayer if desired.

The next session of Sacred Space will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

For further details contact Colin on 01754 811260.

SERVICE - Due to the weather the recent united service planned to take place in the Market Place was re-located to the Methodist church.

WI - Burgh WI members enjoyed an informative talk on herbs, their uses and properties at their July meeting with guest speaker Mrs Stafford-Allen from Candlesby Herbs.

There were many examples to see, to smell and to buy.

During the business session, members were reminded of the lunch at Catchwater Meadows.

Arrangements were in hand for the produce show on September 29 followed by an evening of entertainment to which everyone is welcome.

There will be a quiz evening on Friday, September 28 and a carol service at St James’ Church in Spilsby on Sunday, December 9 at 2pm.

Bloom of the month winners were M. Barnes, R. Payne and P. Vessey.

Competition winners were M. Pisarska, A. Chatterton and S. Clarke and raffle winners were G. Gillings, M. Pisarska and D. Garwood.