Village News: Burgh le Marsh


AUCTION - Burgh Baptist Church will be holding an auction of quality household items this Saturday (November 16).

The auction begins at 2pm with viewing from 1pm.

Refreshments will be served. Proceeds are in aid of the church’s new build fund. For more information contact Colin on 01754 811260.

HERITAGE - Food, shelter and water are the three main things required for setting up a wildlife garden space explained guest speaker Mary Porter at the recent Heritage Group meeting.

Mary, from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, showed a range of slides of animals, birds, butterflies and vatrious insects, as well as trees and flowers which help to encourage wildlife to gardens.

She stressed the importance of keeping bird tables clean to prevent infection and also said it was important for food to be available all through the year not just during the winter. She added that if you do stop feeding you need to phase it out gradually.

Mr Cecil Smith gave the vote of thanks.

At the meeting on Monday, November 18 Mavis Stone will speak about ‘Nursing Memories’.

Meetings are held in the Windmill tea room at 7.30pm. Admission is £1.

SAUSAGE - The annual sausage and mash supper in aid of the British Legion Poppy Appeal is this Saturday, November 16 at 7pm in the Village Hall.

Tickets are £5. Phone 01754 810549 or 01754 811050 for details.

WI - Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick was the guest speaker at the November WI Meeting.

Mr Hardwick explained what was involved in being a Police Commissioner. The aim being to cut crime and deliver an efficient police service and meet the needs of the people. His vision is for 100 volunteers for next year and these would have the same power as the PCSOs.

During a question and answer session topics were raised regarding anti-social behaviour, drugs and traffic offences. Mr Hardwick said that crime in Lincolnshire was down by 15 per cent.

He also pointed out that groups and organisations can apply for small grants to assist in projects which will benefit the community in helping to reduce crime.

He concluded by saying he was proud of the Force. He was thanked by Mrs June Smith.

During the business session the President Mrs Margaret Pisarska thanked Diane Garwood, Michelle Johnson and June Hind for making the curtains. These along with blinds and sliding doors,featuring the WI logo, have been purchased thanks to a £2,000 grant from the Co-op.

Members were reminded of the Christmas fair on Saturday, November 30 from 10am to noon in the WI Hall.

Winners of the competition for a Lincolnshire scene were Mary Barnes, Mag Spence and Janet Dodsworth. Bloom of the month winners were Margaret Pisarskia, Mag Spence and Linda Swatton.

The Choir Academy will entertain at the meeting on Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm in the WI Hall.