17 December 2015

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.



Hi Everyone

The Parish Council continues to work on behalf of the village.  We held an extraordinary Council meeting to consider planning applications that we knew were of concern to local people.  We will monitor them as they develop and ensure that they are carried out appropriately and with the least possible disruption to the village.  By the time you receive this newsletter we will have taken part in the annual Remembrance Service and laid a wreath on behalf of the Council.  Our updated Memorial Roll of Honour for those people from the village who served will soon be ready for people to view.  Thanks to all of you who have been involved in the work of the Council during the year.  Our village assistant who does tireless work to keep the village looking as good as it does. Our knowledgeable tree warden who keeps our trees under supervision and also to all of you who keep us informed of anything going on here – good or bad we want to know and sort it out. 


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

December 2015

Future of Newburgh Fair
There will be a meeting to discuss the future of the Fair on Thursday 21 January 2016 at 8pm in the Red Lion.  Please make a note of the date and come if you think it is important that the Fair continues.  Ring Hazel Flight on 07801 427856 or 01257 463239 if you want to know more.


Volunteers needed for 56 Newburgh & Dalton Scout Group
56 Newburgh & Dalton Scout Group has 16 Beavers, 9 Cubs and 15 Scouts and continues to thrive.  However, due to a change in regulations the Beavers and the Cubs will desperately need uniformed leaders and/or parent helpers in the New Year or the Beavers will have to close at Christmas. Can you help? Helping the youngsters of our village to develop into self-reliant, self-confident and responsible individuals in a team environment is both rewarding and enjoyable for leaders.
As a leader it does not need to take up as much of your time as you may suspect. It may be as little as once a week for a uniformed leader or once a term for a parent helper. Please contact Beavers - Kerry Jones on 07922 255246, Cubs - John Harrop on 07920 555097 or Phil Atty - 07595 056726.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Christmas at the Parish Church
The run up to Christmas at Christ Church, Newburgh begins with the start of the Posada family figures’ journey around homes in the parish during the 10.30am service on Advent Sunday, November 29.
Saturday, Dec 5: 7.30pm – Concert in the church by Parkside Colliery Male Voice Choir, tickets £7.
Friday, December 11: 1-30pm, Over 60’s group meets in the vestry
Thursday, Dec 17: 7.15pm – Christmas carols on the village green with brass band
Sunday, Dec 20: 6.30pm - Carols by Candlelight in church. Sing your favourite carols
Thursday, Dec 24: 4pm – Crib service popular with children
Thursday, Dec 24: 11pm - First Holy Communion of Christmas
Friday, Dec 25: 9.30am – Holy Communion for Christmas Day (please note new time)
Sunday, December 27: 10am – Holy Communion (only service of the day)

Christmas Fair
The Christmas fair starts at 12 noon on Saturday, November 28, in Newburgh School.  Father Christmas will be present and there will be the usual stalls - white elephant, good as new toys, plants and second hand books.  Church members will be serving refreshments throughout the afternoon.

Red Lion Hotel
Sat 28 Nov 7.30pm – Ragtag Misfits – Folk Duo
Fri 11 Dec 7.30pm – Michael Crane – Singer, music for everyone!

Cobbs Brow Nursery
Cobbs Brow Nurseries will have several varieties of non-drop Christmas trees on display to walk around and view: come early, pick your tree and we will deliver it on your requested date (free local delivery).  Holly wreaths and Christmas planters are also on sale. Open 7 days, 10am – 8pm.

Newburgh School News
The scaffolding has finally gone and we have a brand new non leaky roof, added to this we have heating in school! How spoilt we are compared to this time last year when we only had part heating and constant leaks. The nights have drawn in and Halloween and Bonfire Night are behind us, but we still have Christmas to look forward to. We have our Christmas family bingo booked for 4th December, Christmas performances on 8th and 9th of December, Foundation Stage Nativity on the 10th OR 17th December and Pantomime at Southport theatre on 15th December. Added to this we have our Christmas parties for each Key stage lined up and with a bit of luck we will have a visit from Father Christmas.
Everyone, children, governors and staff alike, continue to work hard to ensure that Newburgh School maintains its OUTSTANDING status, and I, with the backing of our school advisor am confident that this is still the case.
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Joyous Christmas and a very happy New Year
God Bless, Janice Reynolds

Parbold, Newburgh & District Garden Society

Visitors are welcome to come along and share knowledge with local gardeners. 
16th Dec: Flower Power: Alan Foxall
13th Jan: Wakham Corridor – Afghanistan: Peter Cordall
10th Feb: Planning a Garden: John Steedman
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; members enjoy a variety of trips.  Meetings are held in Newburgh School at 7:30pm.
21st Dec: Christmas Party & Saggy Bottom Girls
18th Jan: ‘Should I stay or Should I Go?’ (Refugee reunion WW2 – Liverpool): Roger Boxall
15th Feb: ‘Anecdotes of a Registrar’: Carole Codd
21st March: ‘My Life as a Journalist’: Angela Danby 
Further information about our WI from Mary Grant on 01257 463553

Douglas Music Parbold
12th Dec: Leyland Brass Band
23rd Jan: Alina Ibragimova, violin, and   Cedric Tiberghien, piano
20th Feb: Steven Isserlis, cello
12th Mar: James Willshere, piano
9th Apr: Martin Bickerton, guitar
Concerts at Parbold Village Hall
Start time 7:45pm         
Box Office: 01257 498452/ 01257 462382   
Parbold Picture House at Parbold Village Hall
13th Dec – Les Combattants cert 15
20th Dec – Falstaff Chimes at Midnight cert PG
10th Jan - Amy cert 15
24th Jan – Clouds of Sils Maria cert 15
Admission on the door £3:50 per ticket
Doors open 6:30 for refreshments, screenings start at 7pm
Front Row – live transmissions
8th Dec – Jane Eyre (NT) at 7pm
28th Jan – Les Liaisons Dangereuses (NT) at 7pm
25th Feb – As You Like It (NT) at 7pm
Contact 01257 463878/464533 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
Phil Atty                        01257 463469
Borough Council
Eddie Pope                   01704 894540
County Council
David Westley              01704 840681

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