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
Upwards and onwards