PARISH COUNCIL

The next meeting of Newton-in-Bowland Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 7.30pm in Newton Village Hall.

Everyone is welcome to attend, if there are any items to be added to the agenda please contact the clerk, Sandra Pinder Tel 01200 448289 or email sandra@boarsdenfarm.plus.com

DANCE

Blackpool Tower Organist John Bowdler will be providing the music for a dance to be held at Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall On Friday 27th October 2017, commencing 7.45pm. There will be a licensed bar, supper and raffle.

Tickets cost £10 per person.

There is also going to be a Christmas Dance on Friday 1st December 2017 and New Years Eve Party on 31st December 2017.

For enquiries and to reserve tickets please contact Marjorie Tel 01200 446643

ROAD CLOSURE

Easington Road, from the junction with Hallgate Hill and Hall Hill will be temporarily closed on June 13th and 14th for carriageway surface dressing. Residents and businesses will be given access where possible. This process is weather permitting and the dates may need to be re-arranged

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The annual meeting of Newton-in-Bowland Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 7.30pm in Newton Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and if something is to be added to the agenda please contact Mrs S Pinder Tel 01200 448289

DUCK RACE

duckA successful duck race was organised and held on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. The weather was kind and the ducks were thrown from the bridge to start the race with the finishing line being moved further downstream than usual due to the river being relatively low. To add to the entertainment committee members fell in the river as they were ushering the ducks along all adding to the fun. Ladies of the village hall committee served refreshments to the large number of attendees and the winners were announced.

Thanks go to Mr Bill Pinder for the use of his field, to everyone who sold the ducks and to those that donated prizes and cakes.

Please see the attached for a full list of winners

Duck Race Winners 2017

DARK SKY

Ever dreamed of walking on the red carpet at the premier of  a new play or film? Well now you can.

Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall Committee is pleased to present the world premier of Alan Stockdills’ new play ‘Dark Sky’. By the same writer and production company that brought you ‘Godfreys Last Stand’, this play sees the Dark Sky animal rights group planning an audacious strike against the Sutton Life Sciences laboratory. But is everyone who they appear to be?  Who can you trust?  Are they dangerous or just a hapless group of amateurs? Inspired by a real story, ‘Dark Sky is a black comedy with more than a twist or two.

The script flies off the page with energy, comedy, twists, turns and surprises. One minute you will be speculating, the next you’ll be shocked. Laughing, then considering. It’s not all black and white, there are several shades of grey.

When the Sky gets Dark will we see the Light?

Join us on Saturday April 22nd at 7.30pm to find out what happens.

Tickets are £7 per person, include light refreshments and there will be a licensed bar.

Why not dress up for this red carpet occasion!

Tickets available from Alddwyth Tel 01200 446437  email nev2new@gmail.com

 

DANCE

The village hall committee will be holding a dance to the music of Blackpool Tower organist, John Bowdler. on Friday 5th May 2017 commencing 7.45pm.

There will be a supper, raffle and tickets cost £10 per person.

If you would like to reserve a place please contact Marjorie, Tel 01200 446643

DUCK RACE

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

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GOOD LUCK – LETS HOPE FOR GOOD WEATHER!

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

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. www.fieldnurse.org.uk

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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OVER 60S PARTY

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

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