It’s time for spring cleaning, and with the village now free of litter the next task is to clean the church!
In this issue:
The AGM of the Friends of St James's Church will take place on Wednesday 25th March at 6.00pm in Birlingham Village Hall.
This will not be a long meeting. All welcome.
The PCC are organising a day of cleaning at St James’s Church on Saturday 28th March. This will hopefully only take an hour or two, providing enough people turn up to help – but any amount of time would be welcome. Please bring dusters, wipes, containers of water, soft brooms – in fact any favourite cleaning implement could be useful!
Meet at the Church at 10.00am. Refreshments will be provided. If you plan on coming along, please let Adrianne Woodward know on 01386 750936.
Nominations are now open for the Birlingham Parish Council election on Thursday 7th May. The Parish Council consists of seven councillors, who will serve for four years until May 2019. Nomination forms are available from Wychavon District Council or can be downloaded from You need to complete the Nomination Paper (page 4) and Consent to Nomination (page 6).
Nomination forms can be handed in to the Showell Room at the Civic Centre, Pershore from Monday 23rd March until 4.00pm on Thursday 9th April. The council officers are happy to do informal checks before forms are submitted formally but they recommend not leaving it too late so that they can identify any potential problems in good time and with as little stress as possible. They are expecting over 600 nomination forms during this period so please allow time when visiting in case of queues. Nomination forms can be handed in by the candidates themselves or someone they trust to do so.
After the close of nominations the statements of persons nominated will be on the District Council website on Friday 10th April, which will show candidates standing.
Please contact the Parish Clerk at if you require further assistance.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Village Litter Pick last weekend, ensuring that the village is once more clean and tidy.
A photo of those who took part on Saturday can be viewed at
And thank you to everyone who bought tickets in the SARA raffle, which raised £112 for the Severn Area Rescue Association.
The lucky winner was Marion New.
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