Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Sponsored Walk For Breast Cancer Research

Julie has emailed to let us know that she is doing a sponsored 26 mile walk, thats right, 26, in aid of breast cancer research and support on the 14th May. Any support or donations gratefully received for this fantastic charity.
donate on line at that would be good and I will update everyone via the blog when I have (hopefully) finished. If anyone wants to donate in person, call in at Corner Farm House and drop it off or ring me on 01759 318851.

Thanks very much

Good Luck Julie, we all wish you well on your walk.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Decorating Barn For Royal Wedding Celebrations

Lots of villagers have asked about helping to decorate the barn for the royal wedding celebrations, so we just wanted to let you know that we will be decorating the barn on Tuesday 26th April at 7pm, so if you wish to join us that would be great.

(Sorry to those of you who are not attending the event and keep getting these emails - hopefully this will be the last email regarding the event, although we may post some photos of the scarecrow competition, the decorated barn and the revelries - with villagers permission!)

The right royal Kate has been spotted eyeing up the wedding venue!

If anyone has any bunting or other decorations then please bring them down to the farm, even if you can't stay to help!

Refreshments will be available for the helpers, as I am sure a bottle of beer, a glass of wine or juice and a slice of homemade chocolate fudge cake will help the decorating go well!

Hope to see you at the farm on Tuesday evening!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

What's The Dress Code? - Royal Wedding Celebration

Well there isn't one really.

The invite did say 'wedding attire encouraged'. So if anyone wanted to dress up as though attending a real wedding then that would be great.

However, it's been pointed out that Bielby's reception venue isn't exactly Buckingham Palace (truth is it's more of a grain store with a bit of bunting hanging from the walls!), so there are concerns that lounge suits and summer dresses may get a little dirty.

Hence the upshot is - wear what you like. If you wish to dress up then great, but if you fancy shorts and a t-shirt then that's also cool.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Royal Wedding Tickets

Ticket Sales Open To Family And Friends

We've nearly sold out of tickets for the Royal Wedding celebration, but there's still a few tickets available.

If anyone would like to come from outside the village, then just give us a ring or use the contact form on the website.

Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis.

  • Big screen in the church
  • Picnic in the barn at Common Farm
  • Royal family picture quiz
  • Red, white and blue pass the parcel for the children
  • Pin the ears on Prince Charles competition
  • Dancing (Ceroc for those who can!)
  • Wedding Speeches (if we get time to write them)
  • General merriment

Live Music

Beatrice is bringing the band; who will be playing in the afternoon after the picnic.

Should be good!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Morocco Fundraiser - Easter Egg Hunt

Morocco Fundraiser - Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday at Melbourne Village Hall 2pm - 4pm everybody welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt 50p per entry, tea, coffee and biscuits, raffle (£1 a strip), cake stalls

Dear Villagers,

Myself, (Sam Britton) and a friend Ben Corner have organised this event to help raise funds for an expedition to Morocco we are going on this summer.
We are having to raise £2225 each.
Whilst in Morocco we will be helping with a project in a local village in the Atlas mountains. This could be building a bridge or painting a local school.
We are organising this family event on Easter Sunday and hope to see as many as you as possible there. So please pop down and enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon suitable for all the family.

If you would like to donate a raffle prize or a cake for the stall please feel free to contact Sam Britton on 318611 or 07708 772078

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Village Cricket Team

The new cricket season is nearly upon us and we are always looking for new players to play in the unique Canon Hedley Cup, where the only rule is that you must live within the parish boundary to qualify.

If anyone is interested in representing the village can they please contact Neil Readman at Ambleside (next to the pub - where the best eggs in the village are for sale!). Tel 318801.

This year we have been drawn against Riccall for the first game. This must be played before the 28th May. Keep watching this website for the confirmed date, and support from the villagers is always welcome.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Royal Wedding Guest Scarecrow Competition

A few people have asked about the Royal Wedding Guest Scarecrow Competition for the Bielby Royal Wedding Celebrations.

It is just a bit of fun and we can't have a royal wedding celebration without Kate and William, now can we?!

Anyway, you are under no obligation to enter the scarecrow competition, but likewise there isn't a restriction on the number of wedding guest scarecrows you can enter. Also if you can't make the day but would still like to enter a scarecrow, then that would be great too!

There will be a prize for the best entry!

Here are some of the guests attending the Royal Wedding:

Queen, Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips and Kate's family - Michael & Carole Middleton and sister Pippa Middleton who is Maid of Honour.

Celebrities who are attending the Royal Wedding include:

Victoria & David Beckham, Ben Fogle, Sir Elton John, Joanna Lumley & David Cameron.

You can pop your scarecrow wedding guest down to the farm, a day or two before the wedding, they can decorate the barn if the weather isn't great or bring it down on the Friday morning, before the church viewing.

We look forward to seeing all your royal wedding guest scarecrows!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Quiz Night 5th May 2011

Just wanted to let you know that Janet has organised a quiz night for Thursday 5th May 2011 at 8pm in the College Arms.

It is £10 for a team of 4 and all proceeds for the Village Produce Show.

The quiz nights are always great fun, so look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

In light of recent events, some of the villagers would like to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the village.

I believe that there used to be a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the village. Enquiries have recently been made as to setting one up again and it looks like we need to see who in the village is interested in being part of the scheme. Once we know this, we can then set up a meeting and get the Police to come and talk to us. After this a person in the village or a couple of people in the village would agree to be the points of contact for the villagers, so that if you see anything suspicious or anti social then this can be reported to the nominated villager/s who will note it down and let the Police know.

If you are interested in joining the scheme then please let us know, so we can organise a village meeting with the appropriate speakers to attend. Just fill out the contact form if you are interested in joining Neighbourhood Watch or would like further information.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Plumber & Plumbing Services

Alastair lives in the local area and his parent's live in the village. He has contacted me about his plumbing business.

M Davis and A Ward are Gas Registered Plumbers and can offer the following services:
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Gas Installations, Repairs and Servicing
  • Boilers, Fires and Cookers
  • LPG
  • Landlord Certificates
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Unvented Hot Water Systems
  • Bathrooms
  • Gas Safe Registered
  • All General Plumbing Work
Tel: 01759 388774
Mob: 07875 535202 / 07946 741756

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Bielby Parish Meeting 18th April 2011

Just to let you know that the Bielby Parish AGM and Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 18th April at 7.30pm in the College Arms.


All resident electors of Bielby Parish are invited to attend the Bielby Parish Meeting AGM to be held on Monday 18 April 2011 at 7.30 p.m. at the College Arms.
(By kind permission of Jean and Mike McDougall).


1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the last AGM held on Monday 19 April 2010.
3. Matters arising from the minutes.
4. Reports: Chairman’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
St Giles Church
Parish Paths
Vale Watch
Police Liaison Meeting
Bielby Produce Show
5. Election of Officers for 2011: Chairman
6. Any other business

To be followed by the Parish Meeting Ordinary


1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the last meeting (18 October 2010)
3. Matters arising from the minutes.
4. Correspondence.
5. Planning applications and outcomes since the last meeting.
6. Parish Land & Rents.
7. Bielby Beck update.
8. Parish Plan update.
9. A.O.B.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Bielby Royal Wedding Celebrations Help Wanted

The Bielby Royal Wedding Celebrations are taking shape and the invites have been dropping through your post boxes!

If you can help with organising the event then your help would be appreciated.

Things that we need for the event include:

Garden chairs
A working portaloo - we now have a portaloo kindly lent to us by Peter T.
Decorations to make the grain store look like a wedding venue!
Red, white or blue cloth to hang in barn.
Union Jack Flags and anything with a union jack on it, to hang in the barn.
Flowers for church - Rachael R has kindly offered to put some flowers in the church.
Felt tips and wax crayons for children.
Piece of carpet/picnic blankets for children to sit on.

If anyone has any of the above things that they can lend us for the celebrations that would be brilliant, just drop me a line or give us a call.

We may take this opportunity to try to raise some money for the village, maybe towards a portable toilet for occasions such as this or when the marquee is being used, so if you have anything you would like to donate as a prize or can suggest something fun that we could do to make abit of money and entertain us whilst we have our wedding picnic then I'd love to hear your ideas.

Suggestions so far include:

Bring a royal wedding guest scarecrow competition.
Royal quiz or royal picture quiz.

Help will be needed closer to the event to get our "glamorous" grain store to look something like a wedding venue, so if you are able to help tidy and decorate the barn in the week running up to the wedding then just let me know by calling Sara on 318286.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Baby Sitting

My name is Mae and I live at the Mill with my mum and step dad. I am nearly 15 years old and am an experienced babysitter. I am looking for babysitting work and I charge £5 per hour.
I go to Young Farmers on Tuesdays, but every other night is OK.
Please call 319432.