NEWBURGH NEWS.            September 2011.


Dear Residents,

I hope you have all enjoyed your summer, weather-wise it has not really been brilliant but enjoyable just the same.
Unfortunately, it has not been a good summer for our Clerk, Brian Howard. Early July he had an accident at home receiving a severe blow to his head, which necessitated him being hospitalised in Southport for over a month. Home for only a few days before back there with a further problem, he was finally discharged at the end of August. We wish him well in his convalescence.
During Brian’s absence, Cllr. Jacky Citarella has been active as “Clerk” with great effect and I take this opportunity both for myself and my fellow Councillors, to publicly thank her for her efforts in a very difficult continuing situation.  
An unexpected and literally flying visit to the Parish was made in August by Kyle Grantham and his fiancée Sarah Kyle lives in Evansville, Indiana and is a photo-journalist for the Evansville Courier and Press. He is presently constructing an article on “Newburgh” Indiana and UK, comparing their similarities and differences. Further information regarding the publication will be made available at a future time.
As usual, reports on our past and advance notices of future events are contained in this issue, which I hope you will find informative. I wish you an enjoyable autumn.
Reg Porter, Chairman.


Best Kept Village Competition.
We are delighted to announce that Newburgh has now been judged the WINNER of the Small Villages in the above Competition.
What an achievement!
Congratulations to all residents who put their hearts and souls into presenting Newburgh as such an attractive and well-cared for village.
There were 22 entries in this category so it certainly required such an effort to win.

A point of interest – this competition always requires more judges so if any members of the Council or residents are interested in carrying out this very worthwhile task, please contact Jeanette Lowe, Secretary for further information: 01257 461415.

The Good Childhood Conversation
24 of us enjoyed an informative stimulating evening on 13 July, at which we shared our views about childhood and heard about the experiences of young people across the country. Children at Newburgh School had completed a survey and we learned how pleased they generally were with their school and their village.
We are meeting again on 5 October from 6.30 to 8.00 at Newburgh School to discuss the next step we want to take. Everyone is invited, whether or not they attended the first meeting. Cath Morris, from the Children’s Society, will again lead the event.
Please join us.

Open Gardens Event.
The 4th Open Gardens event was held on 10th July. Ten gardens were open on what was a beautiful sunny day in a period of awful weather. We saw an increase in the number of people attending – particularly those who came from outside the local area which is excellent.
Garden owners were welcoming and generous in advice when requested. £1300 was raised on the day, which will be used for improving facilities for young people in the village.
Huge thanks to Cllr. Maureen Turner for organising the event and the kind residents who opened their gardens.  Please get involved in future events – the more gardens the better!

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:-
17th Oct. – McMillan Nurses
                Grace Higgins.
21st Nov - The Changing Face of CSI
                Beth Youle, Head of CSI,
                Lancs. Police.
Further information about our WI from Mavis Sudworth: 01257 463242

Newburgh website.
Revisit some of Newburgh’s summer event at
Go to Home page for links to slides and videos of Newburgh Fair and to the Picture Gallery for the winners of the photography & art competitions.
Click on Annual Events for pictures of the Open Gardens Day and winners of the Best Kept Garden Competition
If you have an event  you would like publicised click on Contact us and send details for What’s On page.

Newburgh Post Office. Village Store and Tearoom.
Dry cleaning and shoe repairs are available at the Post Office (curtains a speciality)
With Christmas fast approaching remember Post Office Gift Cards can be used anywhere – why not give someone their own choice instead of an unwanted gift for the drawer or cupboard! Cards available for any occasion – birthday, thank you, boy, girl/ congratulations.

Please note the Village Store now closes at 6pm for the winter

Hope to see you soon,
Irene and Paula.

Red Apple Nursery.
Clare Kevin has asked me to forward the following. Red Apple Community Trust has taken the decision to cease trading as a wholesale nursery but would like to take this opportunity to assure residents that this decision does not impact on the wider aims of the trust, nor will it affect those members of the wider community who attend and participate in plant growing activity at the nursery on a weekly basis. The trust will continue to aid the local community and is currently working towards a regular planning application for the community allotments. People are still welcome to visit the nursery and purchase plants with a wide range of perennials available as well as a range of winter bedding.

Kind Regards,
David Smith,
Red Apple Nursery,
Cobbs Brow Lane, Newburgh.

Friday Afternoon Club.
Newburgh CE School is hosting a new venture for the village, a community group   for people aged over 60 known as the Friday Afternoon Club. It is hoped that as many people as possible will come along and join in the activities, enjoy refreshments and socialise with old and new friends. The first meeting will be held in the Victorian Classroom at Newburgh CE School on Friday, 14th October from 1.30 to 3.30pm when Mr Ian Appleton of Help Direct will give a short talk. Help Direct gives practical support, advice & information to all. He will also answer queries on a one to one basis

November 11th Speaker will be florist and historian, Mr John Hayton.

Christ Church, Newburgh.
Sunday, Sept 25, 9am an 10.30am
Back to Chuch Sunday.
Sunday, Oct 2  9am and 10.30am.
Harvest Thanksgiving and gift day.
6.30pm harvest Songs of Praise.
Saturday Oct 8  7.30pm. School Hall
Harvest Supper £7.50, ( children £5)
Sunday, Oct 9  6.30 to 7.15pm
Quiet service for prayer & meditation
Saturday, Nov 26 12noon School Hall
Christmas Fair, Father Christmas etc
Sunday, Nov 27  
10.30am Posada service for Advent.
4pm Christingle Service for children.
Sunday, Dec 11  Nativity Service.
10.30am toys for children’s home
Sunday, Dec 18  6.30pm
Carols by Candlelight.
Saturday, Dec 24 4pm Crib Service for children, return of Posada figures
11pm, Christmas Holy Communion
Sunday, 25  10.30am
Christmas Family Communion
Remember last winter?
As part of the Stay Warm initiative 100% free cavity wall and loft insulation grants are available for home-owners and private tenants You must be 70 or above. (or in receipt of certain benefits, tax credits or allowances) Partial grants are available for those over 60. (These grants are arranged by Energy Link as part of the government’s new carbon emissions reduction targets.     Energy suppliers will give you details. If you think that you qualify, apply soon. There is bound to be a rush on.

Parbold Picture House at Parbold Village Hall.
Sun. 25 Sept.7pm Route Irish cert 15
Directed Ken Loach, a dark thriller.

Sun. 9 Oct. 4pm Lawrence of Arabia
Cert 12, re-mastered by S. Spielberg
Please note early start with an intermission for refreshments.

Sun. 16 Oct 7pm Senna. Cert 12A
Documentary about best world driver

Admission on the door £3 per ticket
Doors open 6.30 for refreshments.
Screenings start at 7pm.
For more information please contact
01257 464533.

Douglas Music, Parbold.
8th October. Julian Gregory (violin) & The Classical Jazz Trio, BBC Phil..
“The World through Music”.
29th October. Darren Lloyd’s Hot Jazz Ensemble “A Salute to Satchmo”.
19th November. John Lill CBE, piano.

Concerts start at 7.45pm at Parbold Village Hall 01257 421526or 462382

Parbold, Newburgh & District Garden Society.
Visitors are welcome to come along and share knowledge with local gardeners.
12th October. – R. Smith
Muck & Music to Stones & Roses.
9th June – A. Rothwell
My Wildlife Garden.
Meetings in Parbold W.I. Hall at 8pm.
For further information please contact
Tom Forster on 462647.

Newburgh Cub and Scout Groups.
Times and venues remain the same. For further information contact Jackie Gosson on 01257 464490

Carols on The Green.
This popular event will be on Dec.8th
at 7pm. Coppull Brass Band will be  playing. Come along with a torch and your warm clothing.

Belarus Hot-pot.
Lancashire Night Parbold Village Hall
Saturday 10th March 2012
Commencing 7.30pm.
Tickets £9 including supper.

Litter in the Village.
Sometimes, during the fortnightly waste collection, where cardboard type items have been put out in plastic bags for collection, these empty bags are not wanted by the waste collector and are occasionally being blown away in the street. If possible, please just tie up your bundles of cardboard for disposal.

Red Lion Hotel.
Saturday 15th October
Blue Indigo will perform live 60s, 70s and 80s music

Now that the new Play Area on Back Lane is well established, the Parish Council has terminated the lease of the old Play Area and has ceased to maintain the equipment there. We are in the process of arranging to have the equipment removed but in the meantime, would urge residents not to use it.

Dog Bins.
There are two dog bins at the King George V playing field situated at the Club House end of the field. In the last couple of weeks, plastic bags of dog faeces have been left at the top end of the field by the old play area. In the interests of health and safety, can we remind all dog owners to dispose of dog mess in a responsible

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

Parish Council Contacts.
Reg Porter.                 01257 462463
Jacky Citarella.           01257 463621
Clare Gillard.              01257 464533
Chris Moore.               01257 463471
Jean O’Keefe.            01257 463630
Rebecca Richardson  01257 463942
Alex Sunderland.        01704 893116
Maureen Turner.         01257 462970
Borough Council.
Eddie Pope                 01704 894540
County Council.
David Westley             01704 840681

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