There’s a busy weekend ahead, with a darts competition at the Cricket Club on Friday and the Summer Garden Party on Saturday.
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Following the success of earlier Friday night events, the Cricket Club are organising another darts competition this Friday, 10th July. This time it is a mixed doubles darts competition. Entry is £2 per couple and the prize for the winners will be £20. The competition will commence around 7:30pm.
All are welcome, either to play in the competition or just to enjoy a pleasant evening at the cricket ground.
A final reminder that it is the Summer Garden Party at The Clock House, Lower End on Saturday 11th July from 2.00pm until 5.00pm, in aid of St James’s Church. The Garden Party is open to anyone who lives in the village, along with their close family and friends. More information is available at
The organisers would still welcome raffle prizes and donations of plants, books and tombola prizes. If you would like to provide any of the above, or would like to lend a hand on the day, please contact Angela Fitch on 01386 751682 or email
The next meeting of Birlingham Parish Council takes place on Wednesday 15th July at the new, earlier time of 7.30pm in Birlingham Village Hall. Among other items on the agenda, there will be a discussion about the forthcoming village survey, the current status of superfast broadband and the Council’s standing orders. This is your opportunity to express your views on all local issues, so please come along.
The agenda for the meeting will shortly be available at and the minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting on 20th May can be viewed at
We have received a further letter from our correspondent in New Zealand, Walter Fielding-Cotterell. He has also sent us a photograph of himself as a baby outside Whitehall Cottages in 1941 (published in the recent Birlingham Bystander), along with a copy of an old poem about Eckington Bridge and some information about a lithograph of the bridge that he possesses.
You can read his letter and see the photo and poem at
The following planning application has been determined by Wychavon District Council:
  • The Old Stables, Upper End: Non-material amendment to planning reference W/14/02266/CU for introducing glazed terrace doors to the south elevation to serve the dining room; arched head introduced to existing windows to the south elevation; revisions to north courtyard elevation. (Case No. 15/01574). Approved. Full details can be viewed on the Wychavon DC website at 
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