Birlingham News is being published a day early this week, as there are two important social occasions this weekend and you don’t have much time left to get your tickets.
In this issue:
The Cricket Club quiz in aid of MIND takes place this Friday, 10th June. The evening begins at 7.00pm in the clubhouse, with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. Teams can comprise between 4 and 6 people. The entry fee of £10 per team includes a buffet.
Please register your team name and members as soon as possible with either Katie Clasen at or Dave Clasen at
So that Marion knows how many to cater for this Sunday, tickets for the Queen’s Birthday Brunch need to be booked by tomorrow (Wednesday) at the latest. Tickets are available from John Hill (Sycamore House, Church Street) or June Hiden (Lamorna, Broadway Road), or by leaving a message on 01386 751717. The cost is £8 for adults, £5 for children (under 14) or £20 for a family (2 adults plus 2 children).  This includes either a full English breakfast (with vegetarian option) or smoked salmon and asparagus. The meal will also include toast, orange juice and tea or coffee, and a glass of fizz or a non-alcoholic drink on arrival. The brunch will be served between 12.00 and 2.00pm (but please don’t all arrive at once!)
Children’s and adults races take place from 2.00pm. Tea and coffee will be available (for a small charge) from 4.00pm. A quiz on the life of the Queen will be circulated during the afternoon. Full details of the event, organised by the Jubilee Committee, can be viewed at
During the initial Village Design Statement meeting four working groups were set up to look at various aspects of the plan:
  • Existing Village and its History, led by Bryan and Christina Horrocks
  • Landscapes and Views, Protected Areas and Natural Heritage, led by Dan Stratford
  • Residents' Views, led by Maryanne Dyer
  • Landmarks and Monuments, and Village Architecture, led by Steven Byrne
If you would like to be involved in any of these groups, please contact the group leader.
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 21st July.
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
The following planning application has been received by the Parish Council:
  • Rifle Range, Salters Lane, Besford: Description (Case No. 15/03130). Awaiting decision by Wychavon District Council. (Consultation period ends on 1st July.) Full details can be viewed on the Wychavon DC website at (Not in Birlingham but the Parish Council has been asked to comment as it is adjacent to the boundary.)
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