Next week sees the September meeting of the Parish Council on Wednesday and the concert by Kidderminster Male Voice Choir on Saturday, for which tickets are still available.
In this issue:
The next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 17th September at 7.45pm in Birlingham Village Hall. If you have any issues you would like to discuss, please come along.
The Agenda for the meeting is available at and the minutes of the last meeting on 16th July will shortly be available at
There are still a few tickets available for the Concert of Excellence to be performed by Kidderminster Male Voice Choir. The event takes place on Saturday 20th September at 7.30pm in St James’s Church. The concert, which is being organised by Friends of St James’s in aid of the church, includes a special guest performance.
Tickets are £10 (which includes a glass of wine) and are available from John Comins at the Old Rectory (01386 750292) or Three Little Pigs, 68 High Street, Pershore. The flyer for the concert can be viewed at
On Wednesday 3rd September, Birlingham bell ringers rang a quarter peal (of sorts) consisting of a mix of call changes and Plain Hunt, lasting 49 minutes. The team included:
Treble: Dilys Metcalfe
2: Alan Exell
3: Ann Smith *
4: Chris Woodward
5: Cathy Morgan *
Tenor: Steve Morris (C)
* First quarter peal
The quarter peal was rung half muffled in memory of Harry Porter.
As autumn approaches, Western Power Distribution, our electricity suppliers, have filled us with confidence by sending us a booklet entitled ‘Preparing for a Power Cut or Emergency – How to Prepare Yourself and Your Family’.
The booklet actually contains much useful information about what to do and who to contact in the event of a power cut. It can be viewed at
Thank you to everyone who checked their broadband speeds and sent us the results. Current speeds seem fairly consistent throughout the village, with slight improvements during the evening. Almost all download speeds were in the range 6.3 to 7.7 Mbps, with the vast majority of upload speeds being 0.37 Mbps.
We will test the speeds again when Superfast Broadband is available in the next few weeks.
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