There is plenty happening in Birlingham over the next ten days: an art exhibition, a special service at the church, the regular Cuppa & Chat and, of course, the Flower & Produce Show.
 
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Here is a reminder of the events coming up over the next few days:
  • Worcestershire Open Studios at Avonside Cottage, Lower End, Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August, 10.00am until 5.00pm each day. See www.birlingham.org/docs/karen_brighton_2015.pdf for details.
  • Special Evensong service at St James’s Church on Sunday 30th August at 5.30pm (with Rev. Claire Lording) for the return of Rev. Rashleigh Duke’s books. Refreshments after the service. See www.birlingham.org/docs/duke_books_history.pdf.
  • Cuppa & Chat takes place on Wednesday 2nd September, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Contact Brenda Fletcher on 01386 750173 or Adrianne Woodward on 01386 750936 for details.
A list of all forthcoming events is available on the village website at www.birlingham.org/events.htm.
 
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Birlingham Parish Council’s Village Survey has been delivered to everyone in the village aged 18 or over and the deadline for completion is next Monday, 31st August. The Parish Council want to know your views on topics such as planning, local services, village amenities and public transport, so please take a few minutes to complete the survey. All replies will be treated in confidence.
 
Surveys should be returned to the postbox at Birlingham Village Hall by Monday 31st August. A public meeting will be held in the autumn to present the results. More details of the survey are given at www.birlingham.org/survey2015.
 
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The Birlingham Flower & Produce Show will be held on Saturday 5th September. This year the Show will be held at Birlingham Cricket Club. The ground will be open from 1.30pm and there will be a barbecue, attractions and stalls
 
Completed entry forms must be delivered to 4 Church Street by 8.00pm on Thursday 3rd September. The Schedule and Entry Form can be obtained from the telephone box or downloaded from www.birlingham.org/organisations/docs/fp_show_schedule_2015.pdf.
 
Entries can be staged at the Cricket Club between 8.30am and 11.00am on Saturday 5th September. Additional entries may be accepted at this time at double the normal entry fee.
 
The Show will be open for public viewing from 2.00pm on Saturday and the presentation of trophies and auction of produce will take place at about 4.00pm.
 
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Services at St James’s Church during September will be held at the following times:
  • Sunday 6th: Family Service, 10.15am (with Rev. Janet Robbins)
  • Sunday 13th: Holy Communion, 10.15am (Rev. Janet Robbins)
  • Sunday 20th: Morning Praise, 10.15am (Joanna Williams)
  • Sunday 27th: Holy Communion, 10.15am (Ven. Chris Liley)
The Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday 4th October at 11.00am, followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch in the Village Hall. More details later.
 
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Photographs of the recent VJ Day street party and the Church Garden Party can now be viewed at www.birlingham.org/village/gallery. Thank you to Kris Mills and Angela Fitch for their photography.
 
If you have any photos of these or other events that you would like to share with the village, please send them to news@birlingham.org.
 
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As no election has been requested for the current vacancy on the Parish Council, the Council will co-opt a new member at their next meeting on Wednesday 16th September.
 
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, June Hiden, at birlingham_clerk@yahoo.co.uk.
 
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The village website, birlingham.org, will be accepting advertising by local businesses from 1st September. With over 12,500 visits and 33,000 pages loaded over the last three years, this is an ideal place to advertise your business. Details of advertising options can be viewed at www.birlingham.org/docs/advertising_options.pdf.
 
All revenue from the adverts will go to the Birlingham Jubilee Committee and will be used to fund community projects.
 
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The e-mail is open to any organisations or business within the parish to promote events. Inclusion of an event does not imply that Birlingham Jubilee Committee supports either the event or the views of the organisation promoting it.