The first of this year’s ‘Clean for the Queen’ litter picks has been successfully completed and the next one takes place in ten days’ time. Come along and help make Birlingham a tidier village.
In this issue:
1. Parish Council Meeting, 16th March
The next meeting of Birlingham Parish Council takes place on Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm in Birlingham Village Hall. Among other items on the agenda, there will be a discussion about the Council’s budget for the year and the proposed Community Fund and the New Homes Bonus. During the meeting there is an opportunity to raise issues with the Council, so please come along.
The agenda for the meeting will be available shortly at and the minutes of the previous Parish Council meeting on 13th January can be viewed at
There will be a second litter pick, on Saturday 19th March, to concentrate on the areas around Swan’s Neck and Nafford. Please join us and help tidy up these important areas of the village. Meet by the Manor House, Lower End at 10.00am. Litter-picking equipment is provided.
Thank you to all those who took part in the litter pick last Saturday. As usual, a substantial amount of rubbish was collected and this has now been taken away.
Services at St James’s Church during the remainder of March will be held at the following times:
  • Sunday 13th: Eucharist, 10.30am (Rev. Claire Lording)
  • Sunday 20th: Palm Sunday Morning Praise, 10.30am (Peter Stansbie)
  • Sunday 27th: Easter Communion, 10.30am (Rev. Chris Liley)
Our apologies for printing the wrong dates in the last issue and congratulations to those who spotted the error! Please also note that the Easter Communion service will now be conducted by Rev. Chris Liley.
The AGM for Birlingham Village Hall Committee takes place on Thursday 24th March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. New members are welcome.
For more details of what is involved in being a member of the committee, please contact Kelvin Hartshorne on 01386 750547.
Adrianne Woodward writes:
Calling all flower arrangers and ladies or men who would like to be able to arrange flowers.
We have a number of gaps on the Church flower rota due to people leaving the village, retirement etc. So we want to recruit new people to take their place. Experience is not necessary, as Joan Hollier and Enid Caldecott have offered to give instruction in the finer arts of flower arranging.
Interested? Then give Adrianne Woodward a ring on 01386 750936 to find out more.
The following planning application has been determined by Wychavon District Council:
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