Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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GARDEN - A garden party in aid of St Barnabas Hospice will take place at 22 Wainfleet Road, Burgh on Saturday, June 30 at 2pm.

There will be a variety of stalls including bric a brac and games, tombola and a raffle. Come and enjoy tea and scones on the patio is the message.

During the afternoon a cheque for money raised during the year will be presented to a hospice representative.

SCHOOL - A school service to mark the feast day of St Peter and Paul will be held on Friday, June 29 at 9.15am in the parish church of St Peter and Paul.

This will be followed at 7pm by a sung mass to which the Guild of Servers will attend.

WI - At the June meeting member Leila Ladd gave a talk about a cruise abroad.

She had been on the Oriana during the cruise, where she had attended a WI meeting and told those onboard all about Burgh WI.

Those onboard congratulated Burgh on their 88th birthday earlier this year.

Patricia Hayes who was to talk on greyhounds was unable to attend but she sent along Gordon Grant, who told a little about greyhounds and read out some poems written by Patricia which had now been published in a little book to be sold to raise funds.

Flower of the month winners were M. Barnes, Linda Swatton and H. Green.

The competition for an ornamental animal winners were L. Swatton, M. Pisarska and L. Smelt.

Raffle winners were S. Clarke, M. Pisarska and M. Spence.

POSTCARD - Postal workers pulled off a minor miracle to ensure that a Burgh le Marsh man received a poorly addressed postcard recently.

Peter Bray of Burgh received a piece of mail which was simply addressed to ‘Postman Pete of Burgh le Marsh’.

Mr Bray said it had been more than 20 years since he had worked as a postman, so he was amazed that someone at the sorting office knew who he was and where he lived.

FLOWER FESTIVAL - Burgh Methodist Church will be holding their annual Flower Festival on Saturday, July 7 from 10am onwards when tea and coffee will be on sale all day.

Salad lunches will be available from noon.

“Come and relax with friends, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee amidst the beautiful floral arrangements then stay for a salad lunch,” said a spokesperson.

COUNCIL SURGERY - The Town Council will hold its next surgery at Burgh Library, High Street, on Tuesday, June 26 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, June 29 at 7pm.

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 or on 01754 811218.

JUBILEE - Children under 11 years and permanently resident in Burgh are entitled to a free gold Diamond Jubilee badge courtesy of Burgh Town Council.

Parents can arrange for collection of the badges from the Council Chamber from Mondays to Wednesdays between 11am and 1pm, and should bring proof of address for checking against the Electoral Register.

Silver versions of the commemorative badge are available for general sale at £2.50 each.

For more information contact the town clerk via email at, by post to Council Chamber, Market Place, Burgh le Marsh, PE24 5JW, or phone 01754 811218.

MEN’S HEALTHY BREAKFAST - All men are invited to enjoy a healthy and hearty breakfast, and to go for gold in an informative yet fun health quiz with an Olympic twist to be given by a registered nurse, at Burgh Baptist Church on Saturday, June 23 at 8.30am.

Health questions will be welcomed and no booking is necessary. Men’s Healthy Breakfast is sponsored by Parish Nursing.

For more details contact Colin on 01754 811260.

OPEN GARDEN - An open garden in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will be held in Burgh this Sunday, June 24.

The event will be held at Willow Cottage in Gravel Pit Lane from 1pm to 5pm.

A woodland walk, plants and home-made teas will be available. There is free parking. Admission is £2.50.

“This is a delightful garden and is well worth a visit,” said a spokesperson.

The event is being held by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Ward.