NEWBURGH NEWS September 2014

Hi Everyone

I was very pleased to become the Chair of the council at our AGM in May.  I’d like to thank Reg Porter for his excellent service as Chair over the last 4 years.
We marked the World War 1 centenary with a public meeting at which Steve Williams gave a fascinating presentation telling the stories of village residents who participated directly in the conflict.  As an additional tribute we planted some Flanders poppies on the verge at the bottom of Ash Brow.
In June we welcomed Lori Buehlman the Town Manager of our twin town, Newburgh Indiana.  She and her partner had never visited before and took an enthusiastic part in the Newburgh Fair celebrations – I think they’ll definitely be back soon.
We still have vacancies for 2 councillors.  I’m happy to talk to anyone who might be interested about what’s involved – it’s really not difficult and can actually be fun!
Our next newsletter will be out at the beginning of December and have news of village events celebrating Christmas.
You are the people we serve so don’t hesitate to get involved and help us keep Newburgh a great place to live!

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 Fair 2014
The Newburgh Fair Committee would like to say thank you to all of you who helped to make it such an enjoyable and wonderful week.  We hope that many happy memories will stay with you over the year.  There will be some sad memories too as we remember Joel Shaw who had sadly passed away the week before and hope that the family will hold some special memories in their hearts.
We have been able to give some money away this year to deserving causes which we have been extremely pleased about.  We have given to our Local Church, The Shaw Family and hopefully will also be giving something to the Parish Council.  Newburgh Fair costs approximately £18000 to run for the week and so it is really rewarding when we manage to cover our costs and are able to give some money to local concerns.
Thank you all again, and we look forward to seeing you all at next year's events.
Newburgh Fair Committee.

Newburgh Fair Slide Show
A slide show of this year’s Fair is now on the Newburgh website  Go to the Home Page and click on the link (it may take a minute or so to load as it’s a big file).

Help Direct
Help Direct is a support and information service for the people of Lancashire.  We offer guidance on any topic and can support you to access the things you need.  We can see people face to face at various community venues, at home if you can’t get out and about, or we can offer over the phone/email support.  People come to us with enquiries ranging from help to fill in a form to obtaining a blue badge or information about where to practice a hobby.
To contact us please call on 0303 333 1111 (local rate) or drop in to our office on Moorgate, Ormskirk, L39 4RY (opposite Happy Hippo’s play centre), alternatively you can email :
You can also book us to visit a group to give a short talk on the Help Direct service – this takes around 20 minutes and we will bring along information for you to keep.


Newburgh Parish Council Dates
24 September 2014
22 October 2014
26 November 2014
17 December 2014


Christ Church Newburgh
Family worship
The family-friendly services being held in Newburgh CE School on the third Sunday of each month by Christ Church Newburgh start again at 10-30am on Sunday, September 21. This is a service aimed at parents with toddlers and young children. There is no formal liturgy, there is live music accompanying modern worship songs and hymns and children are encouraged to join in the service with a difference.

Quiet time
Christ Church Newburgh will be open for services of prayer, meditation and reflection from 6-30 to 7-15pm on Sundays October 12 and December 7 for people who want to experience a quiet time in a busy world.
There will be harvest thanksgiving services at Christ Church Newburgh on Sunday, October 5. There is Holy Communion at 9am, Harvest Festival at 10-30am and a Songs of Praise at 6-30pm.

Remembrance Sunday
The village’s uniformed organisations will join the congregation of Christ Church Newburgh and civic leaders at 10-30am on Sunday, November 9, for Remembrance Sunday. After the service, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in Course Lane.

Red Lion Hotel
Neil Diamond Tribute night at 8pm on Friday 10 October.  Table reservations are now being taken.


Theft from church
In July thieves twice stole lead from the porch and roof of Christ Church Newburgh, resulting in extensive water damage inside the Vestry. If you see anyone acting suspiciously near the church or in the churchyard, please contact the police immediately.

Newburgh Sports Club
Newburgh Sports Club on Cobbs Brow Lane is a perfect venue for special occasions such as birthdays, christenings, engagement parties and much more.  With our large function room, kitchen facilities, licensed bar, car parking and open field we can provide for any occasion.
To make an enquiry please call 01257 463715 or 07825 558665

Central & West Lancashire Carers
Join us for a fantastic night of fun and
celebrations at The Stanley Club in
Burscough on Friday, 3rd October.
The night is in aid of Central and West Lancashire Carers Centre with all money raised being used to support carers and their families in Central & West Lancashire. We have entertainment provided by Jacqui’s Rhythm Katz which includes a female vocalist.
Tickets are £8.00 per person and include a hot pot supper.
Doors open from 7.30pm till midnight.
Family and friends welcome.  Call the West Lancashire Centre on 01695 711243 to reserve your place.

Ecumenical Community Garden

If you are interested in gardening and would like to get involved in some community food growing then this may well be for you…..
The Ecumenical Community Garden is now open to the community!
You will be required to fill in a membership form before being able to use the Garden.  A member of the group will have a membership form available when you arrive.  Once you are a member you can access the garden Monday - Friday
For more information contact Kenny Wilkinson 07971924825 or Richard Daniel 07713167437

Room at the Top
We now meet earlier at 8.15pm on a Monday at the Red Lion and due to more participants, we are able to offer more varied and interesting mixed activities, such as mini workshops involving individuals and their selected instruments and get togethers with everyone participating.

Local Bus Service Leaflet
You will notice that a leaflet detailing local bus services has been delivered with the Newburgh News this time.  If you get a chance over the next few weeks, please try to use the bus for one of your journeys. 
We have been advised by Lancashire County Council that they will be checking how many people travel by bus probably during September/October.  It is important to show how vital the bus service is to Newburgh, to ensure we are not at risk of losing any services in the future.

Parbold, Newburgh & District Garden Society

Visitors are welcome to come along and share knowledge with local gardeners. 
10th Sept: Autumn Inspirations – Richard Allison
22nd Oct: Lawns and their Maintenance – Tony McCabe
19th Nov: Changing Landscapes of Mere Sands Woods – Ian Wright
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.
15th Sept: Starting to Trace your Family Tree – Pamela Roberts
20th Oct: AGM & The Body Shop – Amanda Alcock
17th Nov: The London Underground – Michael Murphy
Further information about our WI from Patsy Hey on 01257 463171

Douglas Music Parbold
20th Sept: Paul Lewis, piano, plays
Beethoven Sonatas
11th Oct: Wingates Band play ‘A Night
at the Movies’.
1st Nov: John Lill CBE, piano, plays Schumann, Brahms and Liszt.
22nd Nov: Anthony John Clarke, superbly talented folk singer and guitar player.
Concerts at Parbold Village Hall
Start time 7:45pm        
Box Office: 01257 498452/ 01257 462382   

Parbold Picture House at Parbold Village Hall
14th Sept – The Book Thief cert 12A
28th Sept – The Lunchbox cert PG
12th Oct – Invisible Woman cert 12A
26th Oct - I’ve Loved You so Long cert 12A
Admission on the door £3:50 per ticket
Doors open 6:30 for refreshments, screenings start at 7pm
Front Row – live transmissions
4th Sept – Medea (National Theatre) with Helen McCrory
16th Sept – A Streetcar Named Desire (National Theatre and the Young Vic) with Gillian Anderson
30th Oct – Frankenstein (National Theatre Encore)
Contact 01257 463878 for more information
Talking Pictures – film circle meets Wednesdays at 2pm starting on Sept 17th ) 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