Village News: Irby & Bratoft

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FILM CLUB - All residents of the ‘Firsby Group’ of parishes are invited to attend a ‘Film club’ which is held in Irby in the Marsh Village Hall.

A children’s film is screened at 4pm every Saturday as part of ‘Activities Afternoon’, when a range of table games, pool, table tennis and computer surfing is also available.

Every second, fourth and fifth Saturday of the month (after a break between 6pm and 7pm) the doors re-open for Film Club and a full length feature film, including new releases, will be screened from 7.30pm.

A licensed bar serving sweets and popcorn will be open during both these session.

These two events are completely FREE to local residents and friends of the hall.

The Firsby group of parishes includes Irby in the Marsh, Bratoft, Firsby, and Little and Great Steeping

Ring the hall for further details, or visit its Facebook site for film listings and to become a ‘friend’.

ONLINE CENTRE - The Online centre at Irby and Bratoft Village Hall is open on Monday and Thursday from 9am to 5pm and in the evening by arrangement.

As of January 23 they are appealing especially to Jobseekers.

Local people can use the computers to write letters, access the internet to search for jobs online, for free, and at their own pace.

“We are also offering our services to anyone wanting to get online for the first time,” said a spokesperson.

“We are concentrating this term on offering advice on accessing the internet to find information about pensions, benefits and public services, such as NHS direct (e.g. in order to find information about health) and directgov (eg. to buy car tax online).

“Perhaps you want to file you income tax or VAT on line?”

The computer club is free. Ring the hall on 01754 811850, leave a message and someone will contact you asap.