Welcome to the village...
This is the website for Belthorn village in Lancashire. It's a space for villagers past and present to share information and the latest news on what's happening in our community.
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Belthorn Village Pond Project
The number of fish in the pond has increased dramatically in recent years, so to protect their habitat and maintain a healthy pond the committee contacted The Environment Agency for advice.
The Environment Agency attended the pond today (Tuesday 25 November 2014)and took a sample of appx 30 assorted fishes to England's only laboratory for a health check with a view to moving some out of the pond into local community fishing projects, obviously subject to them being without disease. Their officer was very happy with the condition and health of the pond and named some of the species of fish present as: Rudd, Roach and Crucian Carp and Perch. Jim Fletcher, who was also present to view our fish stocks, thought that there should also be a number of Tench in the the water, introduced by the Agency after a pollution incident several years ago, to help heal fish affected by the pollution. These fish would be found in the silt in the deepest part of the pond.
If the fish stock is pronounced healthy, the Environment Agency will remove an assortment of smaller fish, leaving the larger ones to breed and leave the surface feeders, Crucian Carp, and a number of Perch which will act as natural predators to the others and keep numbers to a manageable level.
The Dog Inn
Unfortunately The Dog Inn has once again closed with no sign of anyone taking over from Nick in the foreseeable future. This has obviously resulted in the village social activities planned for the Christmas period to be held in the pub being kept on hold until alternative venues were sourced.
Unfortunatelyno suitable venueshave been found for the Children's and Over 60's parties and since we are now at the end of November there is no time left to make arrangements. Sadly there will be no village Christmas parties arranged by the committee this year.
Our local Italian, The Pack, also has offers available, ie Early Bird special - two courses for £9.95, available Tuesdays to Thursdays from 5.30 to 8.00 pm, Fridays between 5.30 and 6.30 pm and also Sundays between 4.00 and 6.00 pm.
Children can eat free from the Children's menu on a one child to one paying adult basis. This offer is available every day except Saturday.
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