The next meeting of Belthorn Village Committee is in the form of an Annual General Meeting which will be held on Monday 2 June 2014 at 8.15 pm preceded at 7.30 pm with a PACT meeting in the Dog Inn. Please come along and air your views on the future of the village committee.
Jean and Andy Bain formally resigned from the village committee owing to other charity and family commitments. As they occupied the roles of Treasurer and Secretary respectively and contributed a lot of time and effort to the village they will be greatly missed by the few remaining members of the committee. Urgent replacements and general members of the committee have been sought over the last 6 months to enable the work carried out by the committee to continue.
Unfortunately, owing to there being no interest from villagers in taking part in trying to improve the traditional community life Belthorn has always offered, all the social events and environmental projects planned for this summer may have to be cancelled. The AGM meeting (details above) will be held to determine the future of the village committee.
Village Social Events which were due to be held throughout 2014
Bank Holiday Monday - 5 May 2014 was the date set for the annual children's May Day Parade - which will now not take place owing to lack of interest from villagers in helping to arrange the event.
A Children's Easter Egg painting competition
will be now not
be held this year. However the Dog Inn has kindly stepped in and arranged lots of Easter fun on Easter Sunday, 20 April.
and the planned Party-in-the Park event will sadly no longer be held this year, whatever the outcome of the AGM, owing to time constraints.
Belthorn Committee fund-raising
The Committee is reliant upon donations and fund raising in order to continue putting on events for the benefit of the village and its residents. All donations go into Committee Funds. All donations received are accounted for in the Committee meeting’s minutes unless received at an event in which case they are accounted for generally by the treasurer when reporting to the committee on the amounts received from an event.
If anyone would like to donate to the Belthorn Village Committee, all contributions towards village funds are gratefully received. The Belthorn Village Committee is the generic name for The Belthorn Village Hall Fund which is a registered charity. The Committee is run by volunteers who are villagers (or connected to the village) and donate their time and effort for the benefit of the village and its residents. Any monetary donations received will go towards future village events and projects.
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Belthorn History Society
The Belthorn History Society now has its own page on this website. Click on Belthorn History Society on the left hand side of this page for details of events taking place . Do come along to these if you are interested in Belthorn's local history - you will be made very welcome.
Meetings of the Society take place on the 3rd Monday of each month. The Society is intended to be a forum to learn about Belthorn’s local history.
If you have any local historical information or documents which you think would be of interest or if you would like any further information on the History Society please email email@example.com for more details.
The local Police can be contacted on 01254 222125. Please contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team for advice and guidance on 01254 222123 or e-mail DarwenandRural.NPT@lancashire.pnn.police.uk but to report an ongoing crime or incident, you must ring 0845 125 3545.
Church in the School
This service is becoming more and more popular with a warm and friendly welcome extended to anybody wishing to attend. The service takes the form of light informal worship and takes place on the 3rd Sunday of every month (unless otherwise stated), at Belthorn Primary School.
Any young children who attend this service can now join the 'Sunday School' which is run at the same time as the service.
Mobile Library Service
The mobile library now comes to Belthorn on a Thursday on a 2 week rota stopping at the following locations:
2.30pm – Top Fold
2.45pm – Rydal Mount
3.00pm – Dog Inn
It has a good selection of books, including children’s books.