18 December 2014

Come along and join in singing your favourite Christmas Carols accompanied by Coppull & Standish Brass Band.  The service will be held in the Church in the event of bad weather.


NEWBURGH NEWS December 2014

Hi Everyone

To continue our work in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, the Council has acquired a grant to enable the up-dating of the village Roll of Honour, held at Parbold library. 

In September, following an inspection by West Lancashire Borough Council which identified disease, the large tree opposite the Post Office was taken down by Lancashire County Council.  We were grateful for their prompt response to what was potentially a dangerous situation.

The year moves on apace and already Christmas is just around the corner.  This newsletter includes details of various seasonal events taking place.  The Council and Church will hold the annual Carols on the Green service on 18th December starting at 7.15pm.  This is a most enjoyable, traditional occasion and I do hope many of you will be able to come and join us.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Kind regards
Jacky Citarella



Post Office, Village Store & Tearoom
All day every day a full English breakfast is available with tea/coffee and toast for just £4.99.
We have a highly recommended dry cleaning and repair service with a Tuesday/Friday turnaround.
We also still do the Lottery, Health Lottery and Scratch cards.

Newburgh Parish Council Dates
17 December 2014
28 January 2015
25 February 2015
25 March 2015
22 April 2015


Rural Transport Comments
Cllr Porter has recently joined a group which is interested in hearing residents’ views and comments regarding rural transport and how it can be improved.  Any comments can be sent to Cllr Porter at 17 Woodrow Drive or by email

Bob a Job Week
The 1st Newburgh & Dalton BBS/BGS would like to convey their sincere gratitude to the local residents for supporting the Bob a Job week in October. All funds raised will help the Group in opening the new Wolf Cub section in January 2015.


Christ Church Newburgh
Church Services
Sunday, Nov 30: 10.30am – Posada service where the Holy Family figures start their journey around village homes
Sunday, Dec 7: 10.30am - Toy service where children and adults can donate toys for underprivileged children
Thursday, Dec 18: 7.15pm – Christmas carols sung in the open air on the Green
Sunday, Dec 21: 10.30am – Family service in the School
Sunday, Dec 21: 6.30pm - Carols by Candlelight in church
Wednesday, Dec 24: 4pm – Children’s crib service to receive the Posada Family figures and bless the Christmas crib
Wednesday, Dec 24: 11pm - First Holy Communion of Christmas
Thursday, Dec 25: 10.30am – Holy Communion for Christmas Day

Cobbs Brow Nursery
Christmas trees, holly wreaths and planters on sale.  Several varieties and heights of tree are available.  Free local delivery.

The normal range of Christmas trees and wreaths are available at the Strawberry Farm.  Free local delivery.

Red Lion Hotel
Neil Diamond Tribute Night at 8.30pm on Friday 5 December.

 Newburgh School News
We finally got to bury our time capsule, later than planned due to a series of delays. The Mayor and the Forces Champion were in attendance and despite the weather we managed for every child to be involved in the burial.
I can hardly believe that we are approaching Christmas already; it’s true what they say life does speed up as you get older. Needless to say there is already the usual excitement and preparations going on. We have a Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 performance of “Santa’s on Strike” and a Nursery and Reception Nativity. As well as this we have our usual visit to the pantomime in Southport to see Sleeping Beauty and our Christmas parties, with a visit from Father Christmas for the younger children.
As we move into 2015 we continue to take on the challenges of the New National Curriculum, whilst maintaining our creativity and rich varied activities.
May I take this opportunity to wish you a Joyful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Janice Reynolds

Power Cuts
Some residents may have experienced power cuts recently, so we thought it would be a good idea to include the telephone number to report any future problems or issues.  The organisation to call is Electricity Northwest on 0800 195 4141.

Parbold, Newburgh & District Garden Society

Visitors are welcome to come along and share knowledge with local gardeners. 
17th Dec: Ideas for Christmas – Aaron Mark
14th Jan: Wakham Corridor, Afghanistan – Peter Cordall
11th Feb: Mosses through the Microscope – Mary Keenan
Meetings are in Parbold W.I. Hall at 8pm
For further information, contact David Pennington 01704 821984

Newburgh Women’s Institute.
A friendly group of women who enjoy monthly meetings with speakers; January 19th      Dancersize with Janice Mussman
February 16th    The Origin of Nursery Rhymes with Jean Finney
March 16th         Mindfulness, Reiki & holistic healing with Gill Hornsby
Meetings are held in Newburgh School at 7:30pm.
Further information about our WI from Patsy Hey on 01257 463171

Douglas Music Parbold
13th Dec: Harry the Piano
10th Jan: Jane Lindsay, cello and Alison
Rhind, piano
14th Feb: Liza Ferschtman,violin and
Martin Roscoe, piano
7th Mar: Anna Fedorova, piano
Concerts at Parbold Village Hall
Start time 7:45pm        
Box Office: 01257 498452/ 01257 462382   


Parbold Picture House at Parbold Village Hall
7th Dec – Jimmy’s Hall cert 12A
14th Dec – Cinema Paradiso cert 15
4th Jan - The Wild Bunch (1965 re-mastered) cert 18
Admission on the door £3:50 per ticket
Doors open 6:30 for refreshments, screenings start at 7pm
Front Row – live transmissions
9th Dec – John cert 18 (National Theatre and DV8) at 8pm
22nd Jan – Treasure Island (National Theatre)
12th March – Behind the Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre)
Contact 01257 463878 for more information
Talking Pictures – film circle meets Wednesdays at 2pm  ) 463493


A large print version of this newsletter can be made available on request.
Parish Council Contacts:
Reg Porter                    01257 462463
Jacky Citarella              01257 463621
Chris Moore                  01257 463471
Jean O’Keefe                01257 463630
Rebecca Richardson     01257 463942
Maureen Turner            01257 462970
Borough Council
Eddie Pope                   01704 894540
County Council
David Westley              01704 840681

Published by Newburgh Parish Council
Mrs S Jones, Clerk
Tel: 01704 892520