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.


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


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


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



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




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


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 Parish Council have sent all residents the newsletter below advising them of the possibility of B4RN extending their broadband service to the area and also to confirm that the defibrillator has now been positioned on the walls of Newton Village Hall

Newsletter 5th February 2017


Newton Village Hall are holding a quiz on Friday 10th  February 2017 commencing 7.30pm.

Teams will be made up of 4 people and entry is £4 per person.

There will be light refreshments and a licensed bar.

Enquiries to Aldwyth Tel 01200 446437



Newton-in-Bowland Village Halls annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday 4th February 2017 commencing 8pm.

This years event will be slightly different to previous years.

The evening will start with singer Simon Dee performing songs from 1960s to date, supper will be served and then comedian Lee Lard will take over the evening.  Lee is known as the Unofficial Number 1 Peter Kay Tribute Act. Following on from this Simon will sing for the second time.

Proceeds from the raffle this year will be donated to the charity FIELD NURSE, which enable nurses to visit the Auction Marts at both Clitheroe and Gisburn.

Tickets cost £20 per person to include a hot supper. The licensed bar will be open

If you would like to book a ticket please contact either

Sandra Pinder Tel 01200 448289  email


Diane Parker Tel 01200 448273  email

Please see attached poster below for details





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