Dear Resident,
A Newsletter on Round 0 Quarry planning application has already been delivered to you, providing an update on this important matter. The Borough Council has refused the applications for development at the Farm Shop and the Mushroom Farm sites on Course Lane.
A consultation document will shortly be delivered regarding the future of the Christmas tree arrangements. I would ask residents to give this special attention to enable us to arrive at a rational decision.
On the social side, Newburgh Fair was a great success, well attended and superb weather, The Best Kept Gardens produced excellent results despite early dry weather not being too kind for gardeners.
Our efforts in the Best Kept Village Competition resulted in an award of Highly Commended in the Champion Class. We await a copy of the judges report.
Please  note  that  the  recent infestation of “Ragwort” has been removed from the front of the Farm Shop site on Course Lane but a wary eye should be kept and any further outbreaks notified to the Parish Council.

Planting crocus bulbs in the grassed areas on Course Lane & Cobbs Brow Lane was part of the Cubs Community Project. We look forward to some springtime colour there.

Reg Porter,
Newburgh Parish Council.

Parish Council Meetings.
All residents are welcome to come along and raise any issues of concern. Meetings are held in the School, Back Lane at 7.30pm on the following dates: -

24th November & 8th December 2010.

Parish Council Minutes.
A reminder that, if you wish to know about the important decisions we take, Minutes can be inspected on the Council website and at the Post Offlce.

Hoscar WWTW.
If you have concerns over unpleasant odours or other prob;ems emanating from Hoscar Works, contactt United Utilities as follows:-

Key Customer Unit, 0845 3094098

Play Areas.
Now that the new Play Area on Back Lane is up and running there is less need for the one located at the top end of King George V Playing Field.  Unfortunately, the Sports Club are unable to take over this facility; therefore, the Parish Council has decided to close it.

Best Kept Village Competition.
Newburgh came very close to winning the top prize in the Champions Class. We were short-listed but in the end, we were awarded a creditable Highly Commended Certificate.
Thanks to all those residents who made a special effort to maintain their gardens and properties to such a high standard.

Newburgh CE School.

For the first time, I am able to write this article when it is actually October and we have returned to school.

Typically, the sun is shining and I am happy to report that the first day back went very well.

When I arrived at school very early in the morning the Site Supervisor, Ken, asked me what I was grinning at. I was able to answer truthfully that I was excited about the children coming back. The shine for me is still as great as it was five years ago when I started here and I know that all of the staff feel the same. Sometimes when something is no longer new, the shine can wear off and we can perhaps take it for granted. Not so here, we all know that we are privileged to work in such a fantastic school and look forward to another great year ahead with lots planned and lots to look forward to.

God Bless,

Janice Reynolds.


Cub Scouts.

Newburgh Cubs have planted 1000 crocus bulbs to cheer up the village next spring. You will see them in the grass along Course Lane and Cobbs Brow Lane. It’s towards their Community Challenge badge and they want to thank Red Apple Nursery, Newburgh School, Lathom View Nursery and the Borough Council who all gave help and advice and the Parish Council who provided the money for the bulbs.


Newburgh Fair, Sat. 11th June 2011

The theme is “Disney” so make sure you keep all those costumes ready for the procession.

Community Cars.

These operate with a team of local volunteer drivers who provide the service using their own fully insured cars. You can travel within a 20-mile radius from your home. This service is for those who find using public transport difficult and is free after 9.30am with a NOW card. New volunteer drivers are also needed; Lancashire County Council pays all mileage. Contact Community Cars on 01772 516208, booking hours Mon – Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Newburgh Women’s Institute.

A friendly group of women who enjoy monthly meetings with speakers. Meetings are held in Newburgh School at 7.30pm.

Future meetings: -

15th November 2010.

Mountaineering to Paralympics.

20th December 2010.

Christmas Party with David Cook.


For further information about our WI from Patsy Hey on 01257 463171.


District Garden Society.

Visitors are welcome to come along and share knowledge with local gardeners. Meetings are in Parbold WI Hall at 8pm: -

10th November 2010.

Dual-purpose plants.

8th December 2010.

Willow weaving – Christmas theme.


Fur further information contact Tom Forster on 01257 462647.


Tawd Vale Lions Club.

Seeking donations of second hand furniture, toys etc for resale. Phone Chris Lawn 462283 for collection.


Best Kept Garden Competition.

Mavis Woods and Sheila Hague, our Judges, did a wonderful job for us again, inspecting all the gardens in the village on more than one occasion before reaching their decisions. The Winners were: -

Large Gardens, Kermode Cup. Mr & Mrs Roberts, Doe Meadow.

Small Gardens, Cartmel Shield. Mr & Mrs Lawrence, Woodrow Drive

Baskets/Tubs, Red Lion Cup. Mr Avery & Ms Bunstone, Cobbs Brow Lane.


Thanks to the Red Lion Hotel and Warbreck Nursery for their generous vouchers given to the Winners.


Details of all the Certificate winners are in the Notice board and on the website. These included Community Certificates awarded to the Senior Citizens bungalows, Woodrow Drive and the War Memorial, all of which were a credit to those who kept them in such excellent condition.


Carols on The Green.

This popular event will be held on 16th December 2010 at 7.15pm. The Vicar, Graham Milford will conduct the Service and the Coppull and Standish Brass Band will again accompany the singing. This event will be transferred to Christ Church if very wet. Wrap up warm and bring a torch.


Post Office, Village Store/Tearoom

Don’t forget Newburgh Post Office sells Euros, American dollars, Turkish lira – no need to order, all in stock. We also do dry cleaning and shoe repairs.

Winter months, shop closes at 7pm.

Police News.

There is now a new link to the local Police Bulletin InTouch on the Public Services page of the Newburgh website. The Bulletin aims to keep residents up-to-date on crime and policing issues in the area.


Red Lion Hotel.

Welcome to the new Managers, Neil & Norma Vigerstaff who have come to the village from the Eastham Ferry Hotel on the Wirral.


Summer on the Web.

For memories of last summer, visit and click on the link from the Home Page to the slideshow of Newburgh Fair.

The Picture Gallery features the winning pictures from the Arts & Craft



Douglas Valley Lions.

There will be a Book Fair from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, 27th November at Parbold W I Hall. Book donations to Brian Thomas, 1, Sandy Lane

Tel: 01257 463409.


The Lions Bonfire and Fireworks will be at 6pm on Saturday, 6th November on the Red Lion field.

Entry £5 Adults, £2 Children. under Fives free.

Car parking available by kind permission at the Strawberry Farm.


Christmas trees and plants.

Christmas trees (non-drop varieties) and a range of planters/baskets for sale at Cobbs Brow Nurseries from the end of November.

All displayed inside.

Free local delivery.

Open every day 10am to 7pm.


Christ Church, Newburgh.
For further detaiis of the following events, contact; -

Rev. Graham Milford 01257 463267

Rev. David Burrows 01257 462948

Rev Christine Draper 01704 893081

Remembrance Sunday 14 November

Special Service at 10.30am.

Christmas Fair. 27th November.
In Newburgh School at 12noon.
Father Christmas arrives 1 pm.

Christinqle, 28th November,

Christingles will be given out during the 10.30am Service to mark the start of Advent.

Posada. 28th November.
The Church’s family of Posada figures (wooden models representing the Holy Family) will start its journey
through homes in the Village with the first recipient taking the figures during the 10.30am Service.

Concert, 4th December.
An evening Christmas Concert is being performed by Cantique.

Quiet Sunday, 5th December.
The Church will be open for a period of prayer and reflection from 6.30pm to 7.15pm.

Toys Sundav. 12th December.

10.30ain Service will see children bringing toys to the front of the Church for presents to youngsters not as fortunate as themselves. 

Carols on The Green, 16 December.
All welcome to sing along at 7.15pm.

Nativity Sundav. 19th December.

The children from the Jam Club will be performing at 10.30am Service.

MoreCarols, 19th December.

Carols by Candlelight, 6.30pm.

Christrnas Services

Holy Communion at 11 pm Christmas Eve. Holy Communion at 10.30am on Christmas Day.


Parbold Picture House.
Films are shown at Parbold Village Hall as follows: -

14 Nov.The Girl who played with Fire

28 Nov. Some Like it Hot.

12 Dec, The Apartment.

Admission on the door £3 per ticket. 

Doors open 6.30pm for refreshments, screening starts at 7pm.

Talking Pictures. Films start at 1 pm. 

£2.50 includes tea and Cake.

3.Nov. An Inspector Calls.
17 Nov. Bad Day at Black Rock

24 Nov. The Maltese Falcon.
1st Dec.TheThirdMan.
8th Dec. Casablanca.
Contact 464533 for all details.

Parbold Douglas Music.

29 Nov. Swinging Jazz at its Best.
11 Dec. Christmas Concertos -The Lancashfre Sinfonietta.    ]
Concerts start at 7.45pm at Parbold Village Hall, Box Office 01257 424526
or 01257 462382

A large print version of this Newsletter can be made available on request.
Parish Council Contacts

Reg Porter.        01257 462463
Jacky Citarella. 01257463621
Clare Gillard.    01257464533
Chris Moore.     01257 463471
JeanO’Keefe.   01257463630
Rebecca Richardson 01257 463942
Alex Sunderland,   01704 893116
Maureen Tumer.   01257 462970

Borough Council.
Eddie Pope        01704 894540

County Council.
David VVestley      01704 840681

Published by Mr B. Hovvard, Clerk, Newburgh Parish Council.
Tel: 01257 462423