NEWBURGH NEWS September 2013

Hallo Everybody,
It’s September again and this summer has flown past. And what a summer it has been!  Congratulations to the organisers, voluntary and very hardworking, mostly with little recognition for a very successful Newburgh Fair.
From my point of view, summer has been a little stressful, calling (2) public meetings re a proposed planning application, and the subsequent appeal after refusal of permission by the WLBC Planning Committee. I was very pleased by the turn-out and the pleasant conduct of those residents that actually did attend those meetings.  Dog walkers and users of the KGV field will note that the fence is being replaced, once this is completed and signed off, a short term of notice will release this Parish Council from any responsibility regarding the fence completely. It’s worth noting that we obtained a grant to assist in the cost of this item.
We are still short of a Councillor, and wish to fill the vacancy, and would be pleased to receive enquiries from any interested parties.  It’s not a hard job, it’s interesting, voluntary, only takes the time you wish to give and you would be providing a service to the Parish.  Ask any Councillor for any information you may need.

Reg Porter

Newburgh Fair
Enjoy all the fun of this year’s Fair by visiting the village website and clicking on the picture on the Home Page to see a slide show of the event.

Bonfire night
The Douglas Valley Lions bonfire and fireworks will be on Saturday 9 November starting at 6pm on the Red Lion field.

New Post Office Service
The Health Lottery will be available in the Post Office in September.

Random Teens Gifts
Newburgh resident Wendy McDowall sees her teenage gift website complete its second year in business at the end of October. Random Teens Gifts has supported Newburgh, Parbold and Westhead Summer Fairs by having a stall at their events. If you would like support for your event, please contact Wendy on 462224 or email  Christmas is just around the corner and Wendy will have the very latest teenage novelty gifts available.

Volunteers required for Lancashire Community Car Scheme
Operated by Preston Community Transport Ltd. Charity No. 1114100
If you have a car, can spare an hour or so a week and want to assist people in your community, we’d love to hear from you.  Please call Julie on 01772 516208

Newburgh School News
It was a poignant time in July as we said goodbye to our Year 6 pupils because these were the children who had started in reception as I took up my post as head. To have watched them develop from shy 4 year olds into these confident individuals moving into secondary education has been a privilege. Our village school prides itself on knowing all of our families very well, whether they are established families with siblings having attended over the years or new families just starting out, we work alongside them to provide the best education possible for their children. The teaching staff, support staff and our strong governing body all work very hard to ensure we maintain our outstanding status gained in 2011.
As we look forward to next year we have lots of exciting things planned. We have our full intake of 17 plus 1 appeal so numbers will increase dramatically and nursery continues to be very busy. As 2014 is our tri centenary we are planning for lots of celebrations and would be grateful if anyone has photographs or memorabilia going back over the years.

Newburgh Parish Council Dates
25 September 2013
23 October 2013
27 November 2013
18 December 2013


Help Direct
A support and information service for the people of Lancashire – our Advisors help thousands of people each year to find the services that can help them with life’s daily tasks.  Help Direct provides guidance and support in a number of key areas:
Managing Finances – information about disability benefits, pension advice, bill paying and more.
Home & Garden– keeping your home safe & warm, using reputable gardeners, plumbers or home help type services and more.
Mobility & Transport – info on local travel options such as dial a ride, volunteer transport, hospital & medical transport, public transport, blue badge scheme and more.
Learning & Leisure – take up a hobby, begin a course, computer classes, trying a new activity, finding out what’s available locally.
Health & Fitness – help to join a gym or stop smoking, support groups and information on long term illness or support for a family member or carer.
We can help with many other topics and welcome enquiries.  We can see you face to face at our office in Ormskirk and can arrange home visits if required.  We can complete a Wellbeing Assessment to help you get the right information and support. Call us on 0303 333 1111 or call in: Wellbeing Centre, Moorgate, Ormskirk, L39 4RY or email us at: or Help Direct is a free service funded by Lancashire County Council.


A new look for family worship
From Sunday, September 15, Family Services held on the third Sunday of the month will take place in the school hall instead of in the Parish Church. The services will start at 10-30am and it is hoped they will better meet the needs of families with young children. The 9am service of Holy Communion on these Sundays will continue to be held in church.

60s night
The Parish Church has a 60s Night in School on Saturday, September 14, when you can sing and dance to 60s music, test your 60s knowledge in a quiz and enjoy other family competitions. There will also be a prize for the best 60s outfit of the evening. Tickets will cost £6 to include supper.

Harvest weekend
The Parish Church will be open on Saturday, October 5, from 10am to 4pm for people to view the harvest decorations and to make donations for our Gift Day target of £5,000 towards the cost of completing our new toilet. Coffee will be served in the Vestry where there will also be a stall selling home-made cakes etc.
Harvest thanksgiving services will be held at both the 9am and 10-30am services on Sunday, October 6.
The harvest supper, a hog roast and line dance, will be held in school on Saturday, October 12. Tickets will be available in September costing £9. Can you please inform any member of the Social Committee as soon as possible if you wish to attend so that the appropriate-sized hog can be ordered.

Christmas concert
Nationally recognised choir Cantique return to the Parish Church for a Christmas concert on Saturday evening, December 14. Ticket details to be announced.

Christmas Fair
The Parish Church’s Christmas Fair is at 12 noon on Saturday, November 23, in the school hall. Father Christmas will be there, too!

Christmas Services at Christ Church Newburgh
Sunday, December 8: 10-30am: Toy service with gifts brought to church for children/teenagers in care.
Sunday, December 22: 6-30pm: Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday, December 24: 4pm: Crib service for children
Tuesday, December 24: 11pm: Holy Communion for Christmas
Wednesday, December 25: Holy Communion for Christmas Day

Notice for Dog Owners
The Parish Council have recently been advised by the Street Scene department at WLBC  that dog owners can now deposit bagged dog poo in any council bin and not just the red designated dog bins.

Car Parking on Cobbs Brow Lane
Car owners are asked to please consider the needs of other residents when parking their cars on Cobbs Brow Lane.  There have been many instances where residents with prams/buggies can’t use the pavement due to inconsiderate parking by car owners.


Parbold, Newburgh & District Garden Society

Visitors are welcome to come along and share knowledge with local gardeners. 
11th Sept – Sweet Peas: Andrew Monks
9th Oct – Cuttings & Propagation: Maurice Appleton
20th Nov – Soft Fruit: Philip Dunnett
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.
16th Sept – The Big Shop: Michael Murphy
21st Oct – Eating Well Feeling Great: Mrs R Gibbons
18th Nov – Winter Hanging Baskets: Diane Harrison
Further information about our WI from Mavis Sudworth on 01257 463242

Douglas Music Parbold
14th Sept: Eloisa-Fleur Thom, violin &
Mark Austin,piano – ‘The Romantic Violin’
12th Oct: Nikolai Demidenko, piano plays Schubert
2nd Nov: Amanda Roocroft, soprano &
Joseph Middleton, piano: ‘Tell me the
Truth about Love’
30th Nov: Trussler Carroll Wass Piano
Trio plays Beethoven
Concerts start at 7:45pm at Parbold
Village Hall       
Box Office: 
01257 498452 & 01257 462382
Parbold Picture House at Parbold Village Hall
15th Sept - Wadjda cert PG
29th Sept – Amour cert 12A
13th Oct – The Great Gatsby cert 12A
27th Oct – Barbara cert 12A
Admission on the door £3:50 per ticket
Doors open 6:30 for refreshments, screenings start at 7pm
Front Row – live transmissions
10th Sept – Carmen (Sidney Opera House)
26th Sept – Othello (National Theatre)
22nd Oct – Hamlet (National Theatre)
31st Oct – Frankenstein (National Theatre)
Contact 01257 463878 for more information
Talking Pictures – film circle starts at 2pm on Sept 11th ) 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
Clare Gillard                  01257 464533
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