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, leading from the top of Hallgate Hill to Wigglesworth Road B6478, is to be closed for roadworks from 10th July to 10th August or until completion of the works. Work will take place between 6am and 5pm.

The diversion route is via Hallgate Hill, Newton and Slaidburn.

TREASURE HUNT

Newton Village Hall will be hosting its annual walking treasure hunt on Friday 23rd June from 6.30pm commencing at the village hall.  There will be a bar-be-que following on from the event. Please see the attached poster for more details

Walking Treasure Hunt

VILLAGE CLEAN-UP

There is to be a village clean-up on Wednesday 21st June from 6.30pm.  Anyone interested is asked to meet at the phone box.  Please bring along any tools you think may help.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

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

 

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

duck

GOOD LUCK – LETS HOPE FOR GOOD WEATHER!

TRAINING

North West Ambulance Service will be hosting a training session at Newton Village Hall on Thursday 9th March commencing 7pm.

The training will include

– Dealing with the collapsed, usually unconscious patient

– Recovery position

– Recognising cardiac arrest, unconscious not breathing casualty

– Doing CPR and using an AED

– Demonstration/show and tell

Everyone is welcome to attend

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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