Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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AGM - The Burgh Village Hall AGM is next Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm in the Community Tea Room.

Everyone is most welcome. Please send a representative from your organisation.

BARN - There is a barn dance workshop in the WI Hall on Friday, October 18 at 7.30pm.

COUNCIL PRECEPT - Burgh le Marsh Town Council will be holding a public meeting to present current spending against 2013/14 precept budgets and seek residents’ comments on spending priorities ahead of setting Council Tax levels for 2014/15.

The meeting will held be on Friday, October 18 at 7pm in the Wesley Room, Burgh Methodist Church, Jackson’s Lane.

More details are available from the Town Clerk by post at Council Chamber, Market Place, Burgh le Marsh, PE24 5JW, or via email at burghlemarshclerk@btconnect.com.

GIFT - The Parish church annual gift day raised over £1,000.

Thanks are expressed to all and to the Spar shop and Holmes butchers who acted as collection points. It is still not too late to hand in contributions.

GARDEN - The next meeting of the Burgh Garden Club is on Wednesday, October 23, at the Burgh Baptist Church, The Causeway.

Doors open at 7pm, starting at 7.30 pm.

The guest speaker is Andrew Sankey on the subject “Rethinking your garden”.

Refreshments are included and all will be welcomed.

HERITAGE - PCSO Jane Richardson spoke to Burgh Heritage Group members last Monday about the role of a PCSO and Crime Prevention.

John Panton BEM advised members of the work which has been carried out at the mill site which has included general cleaning and tidying of the site, refurbishment of the Tea Room and shop, installation of an extra sink, cloakroom and store room under the stairs, floodlighting to illuminate the car park and a power point for a Christmas tree.

The borders of the lawn have been enhanced with flower tubs, three trailer loads of rubbish have been taken away. Thanks to the generosity of a local farmer who used freely all of his big modern machines, the paddock has been ploughed, rolled level and reseeded. It is now good for parking and popular events.

The toilet has been totally refurbished. The outbuildings are being cleaned and gradually repainted. The gardens at the rear of the mill are well tended, the outside tables have been renewed and umbrellas added.

A team of voluntary workers is gradually being assembled and trained. The mill has been cleaned from top to bottom. The fantail and the sails have been taken away for repair and refurbishment. Shortly the cap is going to be removed. The mill is going to be painted, the sails, cap and fantail replaced and will be working again by next spring.

Mr Panton also praised the efforts of those who have helped make the refurbishment a reality (see separate report on page 8).

At the meeting on Monday October 21 Valerie Green will speak on working in local government.

Meetings are held in the windmill tea room at 7.30pm.

Admission is £1.

LADIES’ LITE LUNCH - Women of all ages are invited to enjoy a light healthy lunch while hearing a health talk by a registered nurse (followed by open discussion) on the important topic of shingles on Saturday (October 19)at 12.30 pm at Burgh Baptist Church.

Ladies’ Lite Lunch is sponsored by Parish Nursing. For more details call 01754 810928.

TWINNING - A meeting of Burgh Twinning will be held in the council room on Saturday, October 19 at 9.30am.

WI - Misty Culpin delighted members at the October WI meeting with her amusing talk recounting her farm work before joining the police force

Her duties ranged from being a dog handler to working amongst terrorists in Northern Ireland to being on duty at Farnborough Air Show, to search and rescue at Culdrose.

She was later promoted to be a Sergeant Instructor.

She was presented with a long service medal, Jubilee medal and the MBE.

During the business session members were advised that the Burgh team came seventh out of 17 teams at the North Lincs quiz evening.

Subscriptions next year will be £34.70. Dale Diamond has been booked to entertain at next year’s 90th birthday celebration.

Winners of the ‘Bloom of the Month’ were C Baxter, M Spence and M Williamson. Competition winners were P Haynes, M Spence and L Smelt.

At the meeting on Wednesday, November 6, Alan Hardwick will be the guest speaker. This will be an open meeting.