Village Events to be held 2014:
Belthorn School Christmas Fair - will be held this year on Saturday 6 December from 11.00 am - 1.00 pm. There will be the usual stalls, games and activities. Donations of cakes and raffle items will be very much appreciated.
The Dog Inn sadly closed again on 9 November. Owners of the pub, Enterprise Inns, has not been very forthcoming with the village committee as to whether or not anyone is due to take over managing the pub but it is expected that with structural work needed and Enterprise Inns rumoured to be in administration that the building will remain empty for some tome.
This has unfortunately resulted in the village having to source alternative venues for Committee and History group meetings, Christmas parties etc.
Village Committee Christmas 2014 Social Events Planned
Since the Dog Inn has closed. all village committee events planned for the Christmas period have sadly been cancelled owing to lack of suitable venues.
Hopefully, in the New Year if the committee can recruit some volunteers who are willing and able to put some time and effort into upholding tradition and improving village life then we can arranging some summer events on the recreation ground or school field.
Syke Mill's UKI installations, in December, kindly donated £500 towards village events.
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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The local Police can be contacted on 01254 222125. Please contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team for advice and guidance on 01254 222135, mobile: 07534 501300 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.