Nothing cheers up a gloomy winters day, than a drift of Snowdrops, a real harbinger of Spring, with lots to look forward to, so let us begin
Road Closure - Parish Clerk Jo Green advises that Intake Hill, the road from Londesborough to the round about on the A614, will be closed daily from 8.00am to 4.00pm, from the Thursday 31st January for approximately 5 days. (I assume this excludes weekends)
Burnby Coffee Morning - Thursday 7th February Forest Cottage 10.30am by kind permission of Martin and Brenda . Everyone welcome, come and join us for a natter and catch up
Christmas Cards - Linda is collecting used Christmas cards for charity. Would be good if you would leave in St Giles for Linda to collect, or bring to February's coffee morning
Broadband - Is anyone having issues with hi-speed? The Scribe's works fine for a while, then comes to a halt for few minutes, ever so often. Is any one else having this problem?
Red Kites - Has anyone spotted the huge one, which hovers over the Burnby to Pocklington road, swooping very low. Always seems to be around when I use that road on a daily basis. Magnificent sight did not realise quite how big they are
Burnby Christmas Party - Wow did we have a good time, seems ages away now. Thanks to everyone who took part. Who ever decided that to cut a chocolate bar with a knife and fork, whilst wearing gloves, hat and scarf was a good idea for a game?!!!.
Friday 1st March Chris Cade returns to Burnby -How good is this. Sasha (16) has persuaded Chris, Actor and story teller supreme, to return to St Giles to perform 'Olaf's Tale of Battle' (Victory at Fulford, followed by defeat at Stamford Bridge 1066). This is part of Sasha's project to raise £3,000. plus in respect of her humanitarian trip to India 2020. Full details to follow. In the meantime suggest you get this date in your diary, for an evening of fun and frolics
St Giles - Next service 9.15am Sunday 3rd February
Competition - Watch that wall for the missing two clues (White House Farm, for those of you who have not been paying attention)!
News from Nunburnholme - Celebration Singers, perform extracts from Gilbert and Sullivan in Nunburnholme Church Saturday 26th January 7.30pm. Tickets at the door £5.00, children free, includes light supper
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St Giles Christmas Dates - Carol Service - Friday 21st December 7.30pm
No, Christmas Day service. However both Hayton and Pocklington Churches are holding a Christmas Day Service, and Nunburnholme is holding a Christmas Eve one at 7.00pm
Burnby Equestrian Centre - Sue has requested the below message be published
'Could you please pass this message around in order that in future, people let us know when they are going to be setting off fireworks in the village? We will then make arrangements to cancel or move lessons as we did during the weekend of ‘bonfire night’.
Upon receiving any such information I will publish it on our business Facebook page and personally contact all other horse owners (of which there are many) in the village in case they have a young, nervous or isolated animal to care for or, as in our case they are holding lessons or planning to ride.
There have been several helpful and informative messages posted on public media (including Pocklington Community Page) in the approach to bonfire night to advise people of the effect of fireworks on animals including horses, the posts may still be available if anyone would like any more information, Defra’s advice also explains things very well.'
This is as a result of Sue having to calm down upset horses around 10.30pm on Saturday 17th, and again more worryingly during a beginners lesson on Sunday morning of the 18th
The Equestrian Centres Riding record is excellent, and they are keen to keep it that way. A little known fact is that they also teach children with special educational needs and adults with disabilities. Burnby is fortunate indeed, in having such a facility, so please bear Sue's advice in mind, and we have a win win for everyone
December Coffee Morning - Friday 7th December 10.30am - as previously advised,at Sykes Farm. Everyone welcome
Mural Competition - White House Farm-Out of the huge number of entries, all of which have been passed to Trish , only one of the two remaining murals, still to be painted has been identified!!
So one mural, still open to your guesses. Before you ask, the Scribe has no idea what either of the missing murals will depict. We will all only know when they appear
So, if any of you have not exhausted your guesses, advise the Scribe of any remaining ones soonest
Remember, this is Burnby, we will not be beaten, and a prize of chocolates at stake
White House Wall Art. Huge thanks to everyone who have submitted entries, for those two charactors who will join, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, The Saint and Poiret on the wall. We now have Rebus, Inspector Frost, Dr Watson, Charlies Angels,Basil Brush, Scooby Do, Inspector Clouseau, Dick Tracey, Bat Man, Robin, Spider Man, Cagney and Lacey, Starsky and Hutch, Cadfael, Austin Powers, Mini Me and Charlie Chan. Whew, what a list, especially when combined with the previous incorrect entries
St Giles - Service this Sunday (4th November) 9.15am, plus short half hour Remembrance Service Sunday 11th November 10.45am,ready for one minutes silence on the 11th Hour
Thanks to Albert - Albert you are a star, your efforts in keeping Burnby's verges etc in full bloom, the Old Bus Stop tidy, and cutting the grass, is much appreciated, a big thank you from all us residents
Ashcourt - Thought it worth mentioning here, how hard Ashcourt try, to address Burnby's complaints regarding the odd renegade driver, who spoil it for the majority of careful drivers, who respect Burnby village whilst driving through.
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Burnby News Thursday 20th September 2018
Whilst we all wait anxiously for the last episode of the 'Body Guard' a bit of gentle news to take your mind off the subject
Competition - Not had a competition for some time, so lets get the grey matter working again. The usual bag of sweets to the first 'nearest' answer. You will be pleased to know that after too long an absence, a new mural is being painted on the side of White House Farm, what you have to do is guess the subject. Shock Horror, I hear you say, this is a difficult one, so Trish has allowed me to give you a clue which is surprisingly, that it will not be associated with Sport!!
So there you have it, so get those responses in to the Scribe soonest, to avoid being 'pipped at the post' and miss out on those sweets
Forth Coming Event - Apologies, scotch the date of the special event given as the 30th October, and replace with Friday 2nd
November 2.00pm onwards in St Giles
This event is the usual tea/coffee cake and raffle, but with an extra special sparkling ingredient of a Fashion Show. Because Burnby is so special, Tracey Ward, of Piperty Fashions, has agreed to bring her amazing array of Autumn goodies for you to gaze at and enjoy. Models (Trish, hope you are reading this)) and helpers will be needed, so get your names to the Scribe soonest
This will be a 'Kate Day' one of several we hope to bring you, to remember our great friend, the glamorous and generous Kate Beal, who was such a giant supporter of St Giles, as our Church and community centre, for which proceeds will be for. The event is open to everyone from the area, and will be well advertised, so, in memory of Kate, get this date in your diary
Tickets £5.00 and limited, due to the tiny size of St Giles, we would hate anyone to be disappointed, so get your orders in soonest by contacting Louise Walsh or Carol Gray
Sikes Drain - Help, if you are willing and able and possess a rake, we need you
No doubt due to the hot weather Sikes has dried up, and also filled up with weeds, as several of the village septic tanks drain into it, together with the narrow culvert under the road (between Blacksmiths Cottage and the pumping station) this creates something of an issue.
Last year we got a village task force together to clear part of the Beck, and also the Sike, so would be great to have your help again this year, if you happen to be free - for the area of the Sike only between the end of the culvert downstream, from the pumping station, to the end of the first garden in West View, bordering the pumping Station
This is a distance of around 40/50 yards so with enough volunteers we should be able to clear it in around an hour. Date suggested are either Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th September 10.00am, so if you are free, please contact the Scribe, to organise further details
It's worth mentioning here, if your land borders the Sike or the Beck you are probably a riparian owner, which loosely means you are responsible, up to the middle point of the water course, for keeping it clear of debris and free flowing, which is especially important in Burnby, due to the risk of damage caused by overflowing
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Burnby News - A Special Message - 2nd September 2018
Wow, what a summer, and the good weather continues, so get those Apples picked, nothing like an English Apple, fresh from the tree, perhaps with a chunk of bread and cheese (yum yum)
I digress, the purpose of this message is, that on Sunday, 9th September, 9.15am, a very special event is taking place in St Giles
St Giles is the patron St of Lepers, in fact there is still evidence of the opening in the Church wall, where the Vicar took communion, the Lepor remaining outside, whilst the vicar stopped within. This month just happens to be, the month the feast day of St Giles occurs, so, why not have a special service, for everyone to attend, and hear a bit of the history of St Giles.
Bronnie Broadhurst has, as is usual, put a huge amount of effort into this event, including providing a trail, we can all follow, as a fun way of exploring the Church and grounds. Plus Margaret Rutherford, part of the Leprosy mission, is traveling all the way from Hornsea, to explain the workings of the Society to us
St Giles serves a dual purpose, as a Church and also our community centre, use it or lose it, sounds harsh, and I know of no one who would wish this to happen, and there is no reason it should, providing we do use it, a little more often. Would be so good if as many of us as possible could take one and half hours out of our busy lives, on Sunday 9th, to suport St Giles, by attending the above fun event
Georgina Curry, is expertly in charge of tea/coffee and posh biscuits, promised by Louise Walsh. Louise and Carol Gray, will be somewhat in expertly assisting Georgina
Look forward to seeing you
Other news - Huge thanks to Burnby's clandestine artist in resident, who recently painted a picture of Burnby, which was purchased by a resident, the proceeds of which were donated to St Giles. Well done you, you know who you are!
Ashcourt - Trouble bubbling again, we are trying to resolve, Andy Dower has been particularly pro-active on all our behalf's. Please remaim vigilant, and advise times and registration numbers of any good or poor driving to the Scribe
Dates for your diary - Tuesday 30th October 2.00pm in St Giles. Extra special tea/coffee afternoon in St
Saturday 15th December evening do St Giles. Details of both events to follow
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