It’s now a year since the first news email was sent out. During that time, there have been 21 emails and 4 updates, covering 85 events, issues and planning applications in the village. Thank you to all those who have supplied us with information. If you would like us to include something in a future email, please send the details to
In this issue:
  1. Mothering Sunday Service, 10th March
  2. Mothering Sunday at the Swan, 10th March
  3. Village Litter Pick, 23rd March
  4. Flower & Produce Show – Grow For Your Show
  5. Missing Cat
  6. Planning Applications
The Mothering Sunday service takes place at St James’s on 10th March at 10.15am.
There will be a family service followed by coffee in the Church.
The Swan Inn has a special Mothering Sunday Menu on 10th March. The menu is available at
Advance booking is essential. Phone 01386 750485 to book.
The annual litter pick around the village will take place on Saturday 23rd March. If you can spare an hour, please come along and help.
Litter-picking equipment is provided. Meet on the village green at 10.00am.
This year, the Birlingham Flower and Produce Show will be held on Saturday 7th September. There is no theme this time but the men’s classes will be tied in with the centenary of the Cricket Club. The Hanging Basket Competition will be judged in July.
The Schedule and Entry Form will be available later in the year. In the meantime, information on how you can ‘Grow For Your Show’ is available at
You can find details of the Show at, which will be updated as more information becomes available. The website also includes the 2012 Schedule and a list of last year's trophy winners.
A ginger and white 11-month-old cat has gone missing from Broadway Road. If you have any information please phone 07979 891177 or email
For a photo of the cat, go to
The following planning application has been received by the Parish Council:
  • 3 Brook Cottages, Eckington Road: Lower pavement for driveway.(Case No. 13/00360). Awaiting decision by Wychavon District Council. (Consultation period ends on 22nd March.) Full details can be viewed on the Wychavon DC website at
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