NEWBURGH NEWS September 2016

Dear Resident
It’s quite a while since we put out an ordinary newsletter (as opposed to the annual report published in May) and a lot has happened in that time.
It is with regret that I have to let you know that Reg and Shirley Porter are planning to leave the village to move closer to their family.  Reg has been a Parish Councillor since January 1996 serving as both Chair and Vice Chair on numerous occasions.  Shirley has been our Village Assistant since July 2003 and during that time has worked tirelessly to keep the village clean and tidy.  They have both given incredible commitment and support over a long period and I offer the Council’s huge thanks to them both and our very best wishes for the future.
This year there was a real threat to the future of Newburgh Fair and the Council supported efforts to ensure its future.  We helped in accessing funds to get this year’s event off the ground and publicised a meeting to look at the situation.  The large attendance at that meeting showed how residents value the fair and as a result, a re-vitalised committee was put in place lead by Fiona Casey.  The day was a great success and huge thanks go to the committee and all those who were able to help. 

An important development affecting the village has been the resumption by Lancashire County Council of carrying out grass cutting.  It has always been their responsibility, but in the past they delegated this to local councils providing funding – this arrangement has now come to an end.  We are continuing to seek guidance as to what the new provision will be – number of cuts per year etc – and we are working closely with our County and Borough representatives to reach a satisfactory conclusion to the matter.
Another bone of contention has been the increasing amount of potholes in our roads which have gone unrepaired.  Our Clerk has continued to report these and follow up on a monthly basis with no results.  Again we are in communication with our county councillor to see how this unacceptable state of affairs can be resolved.
We continue to monitor the future of the provision of bus services to the village and will keep you informed of any developments.


The Council’s civic service was held on 24 April.  The service was well attended and residents seemed to enjoy our “change of menu” at the reception afterwards.  I would like to thank everyone who participated in any way and our councillors who, as always, provided the food at their own expense.
If you have any problems, queries etc please get in touch with any councillor to let us know.  We are here to serve but don’t always know what you think!
Kind regards
Jacky Citarella

Newburgh Reading Group
Do you enjoy reading? If so, would you like to join a reading group, which meets on the second Wednesday evening of the month?
For further details, please contact Rosemary on 01257 464541

Red Lion Hotel

Congratulations to Chris Scott, who has been appointed manager of the Red Lion Hotel.  Chris has been the hotel’s assistant manager for the last four years and looks forward to welcoming customers old and new.


Re-live Newburgh Fair 2016
Slide shows of the Rio de Newburgh Fair are now on the village website Go to the Home page and click the link.

Lions Bonfire
The Douglas Valley Lions bonfire and fireworks will be on Sat 5 November on the Red Lion field. Fire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7pm.

Newburgh Parish Council Dates
28 September 2016
26 October 2016
23 November 2016
14 December 2016


Boundary Hedge Request

It is the time of year when hedges seem to grow at a massive rate.  Residents with a boundary hedge bordering the pavement are requested to try to ensure that hedges are kept maintained.  This will allow   residents including those with push chairs to be able to pass by safely on the pavement.
Thank you for your assistance.

  Christ Church Newburgh

It was with regret that we said "goodbye" to Graham, Nicola and family as they set off on a new adventure in Allerton. Good luck to them in their new jobs.

This has left a bit of a vacuum in parish life, but we still have some great clergy to maintain - and even expand - our lovely church.

One noticeable difference will be that Holy Communion will be held on alternate Sundays, although we will of course still have two services every Sunday. Why not come and join us and see what is happening!

The social events committee is working as hard as ever:-
Sunday 2nd October will be our Harvest Festival.
Saturday 8th October is the Harvest Supper (hog roast!), tickets are £10 from Brian Bardon 01257 464833.
Saturday 26th November, Christmas Fair with all the usual stalls and a visit from Father Christmas.

Don't forget that on the 2nd Friday in the month the Over 60's club meets in the vestry.

If you have any questions, (or need directions to the church on a Sunday morning!) please don't hesitate to contact me on the above number.
Brian Bardon, Church Warden

Newburgh Fair 40th Anniversary

Newburgh Fair is 40 next year so join us on Saturday 24th June to celebrate.

The Newburgh Fair Committee is looking for previous Rose Queens for the 40th special procession.

We've got the first and the last, and several in between coming, but it would be fantastic if we got even more.

If you were a Rose Queen or know of one, please let me know or 07982657226.

 Safe Trader Scheme
Are you looking for a tradesman to carry out work?  Lancashire County Council operates a Safe Trader Scheme.  Traders registered with the scheme have signed up to comply with an agreed Code of Practice and basic checks are carried out to ensure that there is no adverse information about them and that any claims of registration with a trade body are valid.
Tel: 0303 333 1111

Parbold, Newburgh & District Garden Society

Visitors are welcome to come along and share knowledge with local gardeners. 
21st Sep: Over Wintering Fuchsias
19th Oct: Daffodils
16th Nov: Garden Cultivation
14th Dec: Tools & their uses
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.
19th Sept: ‘McMillan Care’: Gill Armer
17th Oct: ‘Through the Eyes of a Magician’: Peter Turner
21st Nov: ‘The Reluctant Poet’: Tom Lane
19th Dec: Christmas Party with The Occasional Singers
Further information about our WI from Mary Grant on 01257 463553

Douglas Music Parbold
24th Sept: Craig Ogden, guitar and Claire Bradshaw, mezzo soprano
8th Oct: Noriko Ogawo, piano
29th Oct: Wingates Brass Band with
 ‘A Disney Extravaganza’
19th Nov: Javier Perianes, piano
10th Dec: Price Bishop’s Brass with
‘The Sound of Brass at Christmas’
Concerts start at 7:45pm at Parbold
Village Hall.  Call 01257 498452
Box Office:
Parbold Picture House at Parbold Village Hall
Parbold Picture House at Parbold Village Hall
4th Sept – The Danish Girl cert 15
18th Sept – Sunset Song cert 15      
2nd Oct – Spotlight cert 15
Admission on the door £3:50 per ticket
Doors open 6:30 for refreshments, screenings start at 7pm
Front Row – live transmissions start at 7pm
1st Sept – The Deep Blue Sea
15th Sept – Turandot (Handa Opera)
4th Oct – The Sleeping Beauty
18th Oct – The Threepenny Opera
27th Oct – The Entertainer
29th Nov –Cinderella (Australian Ballet)
Contact 01257 463878/464533 for more information. Talking Pictures – film circle meets every Wednesdays from 14th September 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
Hazel Flight                  01257 463239
Borough Council
Eddie Pope                   01704 894540
County Council
David Westley              01704 840681
Published by Newburgh Parish Council
Mrs S Jones, Clerk
Tel: 01704 892520