Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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ALLOTMENTS - At its last meeting on Friday, April 27 the town council considered the call for provision of allotments as set forth in the action plan of the published Parish Plan.

The Town Council is in the very preliminary stages of investigation and, as such, invites expressions of interest in either working an allotment plot or supplying land for the provision of plots from residents and landowners.

Replies in writing to the town clerk at or Council Chamber, Market Place, Burgh le Marsh, PE24 5JW. More information on 01754 811218.

BADGES - AS part of its plans to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Burgh le Marsh Town Council will give unique limited edition gilt commemorative badges to all children up to age 11 years who are resident in the town.

A slightly larger but still limited edition silver run of the badges will also be available for general sale while supplies last.

The council will soon publish further details on how you can claim your child’s collectible free gift or place your order.

Queries to the town clerk via email at, by post to Council Chamber, Market Place, Burgh le Marsh, PE24 5JW, or on 01754 811218.

CHURCHWARDEN - Thanks have been expressed to John Panton BEM for his 31 years of service as churchwarden of the Parish church of St Peter and Paul.

John retired at the recent meeting of the Parochial Church Council. Pat Capes has been elected in his place.

Pamela Marvin was re-elected. Deputy Churchwardens are Lee Kent and Maureen Marshall.

CLASSIC - The Classic and Wit concert, organised by the Baptist church will be held at the village hall this Saturday (May 12) at 7pm.

Tickets, inclusive of cheese and wine, priced £7.50 are available by phoning 01754 811260 or 01754 811114.

FAIR - The Burgh WI Fair will take place in the WI Hall on Saturday, May 19 at 2pm.

There will be stalls, refreshments and a raffle.

FRENCH - The sound of French voices will be heard in Burgh again next week when a party of 25 visitors from Beaumont-sur-Sarthe will spend a few days in the town.

They will be hosted by members of the Twinning Association and a programme of events has been arranged including a visit to Hull and a dinner and dance in the village hall.

HEALING SERVICE - A service of health and healing will be held on Sunday (May 13) at 6pm in Burgh Baptist Church.

All are welcome to come for support, no issue is too large or too small.

For more information contact Colin on 01754 811260.

LITE LUNCH - A Ladies Lite Lunch will next be held on Saturday (May 12) at 12.30pm at Burgh Baptist Church.

Women of all ages are welcome to enjoy tasty yet healthy fare, and an informative talk and open discussion on the important topic of arthritis led by a registered nurse.

For more details call 01754 811260.

LUNCHES - Thanks to a series of Lent lunches, organised by the parish church, the sum of £722 has been raised for St Andrews’ Children’s Hospice.