Village News: Burgh le Marsh

COUNCIL - The Town Council will hold its next surgery at Burgh Library, High Street, on Tuesday, September 25 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, September 28 at 7pm.

Silver editions of the collectible badges commemorating the Diamond Jubilee will be on sale at £2.50 each. Library services can also be accessed during council surgery hours allowing users to return or check out books. For more information on surgeries contact the Town Clerk at or on 01754 811218.

DEBT - The trained advisers at Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre can see you by appointment and in strictest confidence, to give free advice and practical assistance with tackling debt and managing finances. All are welcome to contact the centre in confidence to see if they can help. For more information or an appointment ring 01754 811595.

GIFT - It is not too late to hand in your Burgh parish church gift envelope, it can be given to Father Terry, the churchwardens or the Spar shop, Burgh News or Holmes butchers.

HISTORY - Will Burgh History Group members please note that there is a new venue for the meetings which resume again on Monday, October 1. Meetings will now be held in the tea room at the Windmill.

LINE DANCING - All are welcome to join in the footwork, friendship and fun on offer during the regular line dancing sessions on Wednesdays at 2pm in Burgh Baptist Church which continue through the autumn.

The group is very informal and encourages people of all abilities to step on up and give it a try. For more details contact Margaret on 01754 810081.

NURSING - Parish nursing drop in at Burgh Baptist Church is held on Fridays from 10am to 11.45am. All are welcome to pop in for a check up, support or prayer with nurse Mandy and the team (no appointment necessary), or just to enjoy a chat over coffee and scones.

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 enjoy 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.

SACRED NURSES - On the third Thursday of each month Burgh Baptist Church offers nurses (and others) a chance to take time out from the unique pressures of the job and rest in the presence of the Lord, reflect on their Christian faith or seek prayer if desired.

The next session of Sacred Space will be held on Thursday, September 20 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

More details from Colin on 01754 811260.

WI - From Ewe to Me was the subject at the Burgh WI September meeting.

The speaker Judith Penneck explained the journey of the wool from fleece to garment and explained that there are many different classes of wool from different breeds of sheep.

Her tip for the evening was to use the ‘mucky’ bit of fleece washed in water. The liquid was then a good fertiliser.

Members were reminded of the craft and produce show in the WI Hall on Saturday, September 29 which will be followed by an evening of entertainment.

The recent coffee evening at Catchwater Meadows raised almost £400 for the WI Hall funds.

The bottle and tin stall raised £70, of which ten per cent was given to the NSPCC.

Members were also advised that the annual subscription for 2013 will be £33.

Flower of the month winners were H Green, J Dinsdale and P Vessey.

Winners of the knitted garment competition were L Smelt, L Ladd and L Swatton.

WORKSHOP - There will be an extra barn dance workshop this Friday, September 21 at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.

THANK YOU - Burgh Baptist Church warmly thanks all who supported the charity auction on Saturday, September 8, when approximately £500 was raised in aid of the new church build project.