Village News: Burgh le Marsh

DAFFODIL COFFEE MORNING - Burgh Methodist Church is hosting its annual daffodil coffee morning on Tuesday, February 28 from 10am to noon.

There will be various stalls and a raffle - gifts for these will be gratefully received.

All proceeds will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Please support this popular event again this year.

COUNCIL - Burgh le Marsh Town Council will hold its next meeting this Friday at 7pm in the Wesley Room, Methodist Church.

The agenda will include commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a potential Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes grant application to fund a cinematic production of Burgh through the ages, and possible membership of the new Coastal Communities Partnership which aims to secure government funding for local initiatives.

The first 15 minutes of the meeting will be set aside for members of the public to make statements to, or lodge questions with, the council.

GALA - Burgh Baptist Church will host a gala dinner at the Southview Hotel next weekend.

The event, on Saturday, March 3 at 7pm, will kick-off this year’s fundraising efforts in support of the new church build project.

The charity evening is black tie optional and includes a three course meal, entertainment by singer Carol Kane, and an auction of exclusive items.

All are welcome. Tickets cost £20 and are still available from Margaret on 01754 810081 or Doug on 01754 811114.

GRAZING - Following a strong showing of local support, the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project (LCGM) has secured Heritage Lottery Funding to benefit Burgh’s residents and its natural and cultural heritage.

As a target area in the project, Burgh’s not-for-profit constituted groups can apply directly (others can apply through the Town Council) for Community Conservation Grants of up to £1000 to protect and preserve natural/environmental and historic features.

There are also some quick start grants available for projects that can be completed by mid-March 2012 but applications must be made as soon as possible.

To see if your project qualifies for an LCGM quick-start or other grant, contact LCGM Project Officer Joe Blissett on telephone 01507 329596 or email

HISTORY - There will be a change to the History Group programme at next Monday’s meeting (February 27).

Instead of Nottinghamshire the subject will be Changes in Burgh in 2007. The Nottinghamshire subject will take place on March 5.

Meetings are held in the WI Hall on Mondays at 7.30pm.

The date for the dinner has also been changed. It will now take place on Monday, March 26 at the White Hart.

IMPACT - A new youth group for ages ten to 14 years has started on Monday evenings at Burgh Baptist Church.

The group runs weekly from 6.30pm to 8pm.

“Young people can just chill out with their friends over refreshments, enjoy games including pool and table tennis, or take part in discussions and chats,” said a spokesperson.

Subs are 50p, and all young people of appropriate age are welcome to come along and check it out.

KINGS - 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 6pm to 7pm.

Parents are welcome to enjoy tea and coffee and see what the children have been up to upon arrival to collect their little ones.

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

WORSHIP - An all ages worship service featuring a lively mix of traditional and modern hymns, activities for the children and refreshments afterwards, will be held in Burgh Baptist Church on Sunday, February 26 at 10.30am.