The next meeting of Belthorn Village Committee is due to be held on Monday 7 April 2014 starting with a PACT meeting at 7.30 pm followed by the general meeting at 8.00 pm.
New committee members are always welcome to become more involved in village life and to help arrange events such as those mentioned above. So why not come along and spare what time you can to volunteering and gain personal satisfaction from working to improving life in Belthorn.
Jean and Andy Bain are due to leave the village committee shortly to follow other commitments. As they occupy the roles of Treasurer and Secretary respectively, urgent replacements on the committee are sought to enable the work carried out by the committee to continue.
Village Social Events 2014
Dates for your diary:
Bank Holiday Monday - 5 May 2014 is the date set for the annual children's May Day Parade.
An Easter Egg painting competition will be held this year. All entries are to be submitted to the Dog Inn where they will be displayed in the large glass cabinet and a prize awarded to the owner of the best entry.
Sunday 29 June 2014 a Party-in-the Park event will be held on a similar picnic theme basis as last year.
Further details on all events will be available as soon as funding and other arrangements are in place.
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.