This month sees plenty of new opportunities in the village – details below.
 
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Classes offering a new type of fitness training will begin in Birlingham Village Hall next week. From Monday 3rd February, there will be 60-minute ‘Body Sculpt’ classes at 6.30pm, and from Friday 7th February, ‘Flex-ability’ classes will be held at 9.45am. Further information about Body Sculpt can be found at www.k-fit.biz/2.html and Flex-ability is at www.k-fit.biz/9.html.
 
Classes cost £4.00 (or two classes for £7.00). Full details of the classes can be viewed at www.birlingham.org/docs/k-fit.jpg and for information on what to wear and what to bring, go to www.k-fit.biz/11.html. To book your sessions, contact Karen Harris-Wakenshaw on 01386 751885 or 07954 544595, or email k.healthandfit@gmail.com.
 
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Teas for people visiting the bulbs in the churchyard will be served in Birlingham Village Hall on Saturdays and Sundays between 11.00am and 4.00pm, starting this weekend and continuing until Sunday 2nd March. On weekdays, teas will be served at the Old Rectory.
 
The Bulb Sunday Service will be held at St James's Church on Sunday 23rd February at 3.00pm. During the service there will be a presentation on 'Church and Village during the 20th Century', consisting of a number of personal reminiscences. Afterwards, teas will be served in the Village Hall.
 
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Following the resignation of Tony Hall, there is now a vacancy on Birlingham Parish Council. When a vacancy occurs, it must be advertised for a period of 14 days, during which electors can ask for an election to be held. If at least ten electors do not request an election, the Parish Council can co-opt a new member.
 
If no election has been requested for the current vacancy, the Council will co-opt a new member at their next meeting on Wednesday 19th March. If you would like more information on the Parish Council and its role, and how you can apply to become a councillor, please email the Clerk at birlingham_clerk@yahoo.co.uk.
 
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