The annual village hall duck race will be held on bank holiday Monday 1st May 2017 at 2pm, with all proceeds going to Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall.

Ducks cost £1 each and are available by contacting Sandra Tel 01200 448289, or see any member of the village hall committee.

There will be numerous prizes and the first 3 lucky winners will receive cash prizes

1st prize £100      2nd prize £50    3rd Prize  £25




This years event was held on 4th February in the village hall and arranged by members of Newton Village Hall committee and had 130 people present.

The evening started with singer Simon Dee performing a mixture of old and modern songs with comedian Lee Lard, (a Peter Kay Tribute Act), taking over proceedings after the hot supper had been served.  Simon then performed for a second time with dancing for those attending.

As usual for this event the committee had decided to donate the proceeds of the evenings raffle to a local charity and this year had chosen Field Nurse. Neville Pearson had pleasure in handing over a cheque for £740 to Christine Parkinson for this cause.

Field Nurse is a local charity which enables nurse to go to the local auction marts in Clitheroe and Gisburn to provide health advice to local farmers and rural residents. Please go to their website for further details on the charity.

Thanks go to everyone involved in organising this event, whether it be from setting up the hall, providing the supper, baking the cakes, donating raffle prizes or indeed just attending on the night.

Photo below shows nurses Susan Aspin, Jane Spurgeon and Helen Marginson, Field Nurse trustee Christine Parkinson and Neville Pearson, vice chairman of the village hall committee.

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The Over 60s Party is to be held on Saturday 10th December at  12.30pm in Newton Village Hall.

All residents aged 60 or above and their partners, living in the parishes of Bowland Forest (Higher Division), Newton-in-Bowland and Slaidburn and Easington are eligible to attend. Everyone should have received an invitation if they are entitled to come, however if you, or you know of someone, that has not received their invitation please contact Mary Beattie Tel 01200 446086.

A hot 3 course meal will be served by volunteers from the 3 parishes along with a complimentary drink and entertainment will be provided by HAPI Butterflies.

Doors open at 12pm


Talking Stock Productions will be performing ‘Godfrey’s Last Stand’ by Alan Stockdill at Newton Village Hall on Saturday 19th November at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £6 per person and are available from Aldwyth Tel 01200 446637 or


There will be light refreshments, raffle and a licensed bar.

Please click on the link below for details of the play




AWESOME are hosting a quiz night at Newton Village Hall on Friday 11th November 2016 commencing 7.30pm.

Please click on the link below for more details

Quiz Nov 2016


LCC are to undertake resurfacing works to Easington Road, Newton leading from Hallgate Hill to Cow Ark commencing 15th August 2016. The road is likely to be closed at some point between the 15th and 18th August between the hours of 7am and 5pm.

The diversion route is via Newton, Dunsop Bridge and Hallgate Hill.

This work is to be undertaken weather permitting


Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall would like to invite residents, their  friends and family to join them in a celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday on Friday 17th June commencing 7.30pm.

The entertainment will be provided by Stevey T, there will be a raffle, royal quiz , licensed bar and a competion for the best portrait of the Queen

Please bring something along to eat as we will be having a jacobs join supper.

If you would like to, why not come wearing red,white and blue there will be a prize for the best dressed.

Free admission


The Library Theatre Touring Group will be enacting the play ‘My Brilliant Divorce’ at Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall on Saturday 4th June commencing 7.30pm.

Light refreshments will be available and tickets cost £6 per person.

If you would like to book a ticket please contact Aldwyth  Tel 446437                                                                                       email


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Yet again we had a very successful race on bank holiday Monday 2nd May

The weather, as usual, was unpredictable with rain falling on the Sunday and Monday morning causing the water level to rise rapidly, very nearly taking the guide planks and a committee member downstream, all adding to the fun.

Thanks go to everyone involved in helping to run the event, to Bill Pinder for the use of his field, to everyone for the donation of prizes and cakes, and of course to all that sold and bought ducks.

Congratulations to the winners, of which there were 34 with the main prizes going to

1st   £100 Justine Whittaker

2nd   50  Jennifer

3rd   £25  Elizabeth Parsons

Thank you for your support

See below for  a full list of prize winners



The next meeting for the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at 7.30pm in Newton Village Hall.

Everyone is welcome to attend and if there is anything to be placed on the agenda please contact the clerk with details

Tel 01200 448289 or email

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