Echo weekly News

BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB NEWS. We would like to offer our thanks to the Co-op Staff Task Force who carried out the work in clearing the Club grounds of weeds and tidying up the planted area, etc.  It has made such a difference to the car park and frontage, so many thanks to all the staff who took part. Our social afternoon ‘Give a Book a Home’ will take place on Saturday, 9 June between 2.30pm – 4.30pm, just £1 including tea and cakes.  Lots of lovely books to choose from.  It’s a lovely friendly session with lots of small talk and ‘gossip’ (if you like), and general discussions, plus take a book home from our collection, if you wish.  Get together and meet friends old and new. The June Monday coach trip is on 11 June and will be to Oxburgh Hall (Nationa you l Trust) near Kings Lynn, cost to members will be £26 or NT members £16 and for non-members it would be £28, and £10 less for NT members. Please remember that this must be paid for a week before the day.  Booking form is on the notice board, or call Wendy 01509 413212.  We will leave Sileby at 9am, Barrow pick-ups shortly after.  On Wednesday, 4 July, in the afternoon, we are having a group guided visit at Goadby Marwood Hall Gardens, nr Melton, with refreshments.  This is not a coach trip so you will need to make your own travel arrangements, or ask if a lift is offered. The cost will be £10 which includes tea and cake, just £7 without the refreshments. For details call Joyce on 414519.  The list is now on the notice board inside the club.  We have a maximum so please be quick. We have a small number of tickets for the Curve Christmas production by Irving Berlin ‘White Christmas’, which will be on Wednesday, 9 January 2019 for a matinee performance.  Ticket price is £29.50 for a balcony/circle seat, but if we sell 10 or more this is reduced to £24.50. Speak to Joyce 01509 414519. Our Thursday Coffee Morning every week takes place between 9.45am – 11am and everyone is welcome to attend.  For 50p you get tea or coffee and biscuits and for 80p, either a cappuccino, latte or hot chocolate.  We are at 22 South Street, so come for a drink then catch the bus outside to Loughborough for the Market!  Why not visit us and find out what we offer for the over 60s in our village.  Many of our activities are open to all and membership not required with just a little extra payment for such things as outings etc. 

SILVER SPORTS AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH. Join us for table tennis, carpet bowls and other indoor games every Friday from 10am – 12 noon in the Gap. This group runs during term time and most school holidays.

LADIES CIRCLE. Barrow Methodist ladies Circle is meeting on Wednesday, 30 May at 7:30pm.

METHODIST MINIMARKET. On Saturday, 2 June please come along to the Methodist Minimarket and coffee morning, from 10am – 11am.

CROCHET CLUB. The crochet club is meeting on Saturday, 2 June from 12 noon – 2pm in the Methodist Hall.

NEW HORIZONS. New Horizons is meeting on Monday, 4 June at 2pm in the Methodist coffee lounge. All are welcome.

ART GROUP. The art self-help group is meeting at the Bishop Beveridge club at 12:30pm on Monday, 4 June.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING. Barrow parish Council is meeting on Tuesday, 5 June at 7:15pm in the parish Council offices. Everyone is very welcome, public participation at approximately 7:30pm.

MOTHERS UNION. On Wednesday, 6 June, Barrow Mothers Union are going to Leicester Cathedral for our Festival service and the main speaker will be the CEO of the MU. There will be no meeting at Trinity Rooms.

GIVE A BOOK A HOME. A social afternoon is held at the Bishop Beveridge Club on Saturday, 9 June cost £1 for tea and cakes and is between 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  This ‘Give a Book a Home’ afternoon means that you can browse through our stock of books and take one home for free, or you can donate if you wish.  It’s a lovely friendly atmosphere and time for a chat and ‘gossip’ with friends old and new.

MONTHLY COACH TRIP FROM BARROW. The Bishop Beveridge Club welcomes non-members to join us. The June Monday coach trip is on 11 June and will be to Oxburgh Hall (National Trust) near Kings Lynn, cost to members will be £26 or NT members £16 and for non-members it would be £28, or £18 for NT members. Please remember that this must be paid for a week before the day.  Booking form is on the notice board, or call Wendy 01509 413212, or Joyce 414519.   We will leave Sileby at 9am, Barrow pick-ups shortly after. 

BOSCAPS. The scheme will run from Monday 6 August to 10 August 9.30am – 12.30pm at Humphrey Perkins School. There will also be trips to, Jump Giants (6 August) Ice Skating (8 August) and Skegness (13 August) dance and sport workshops will be available Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (7 and 9 August). We are always looking for helpers, anyone who is interested please contact All details will be on the website or on the ‘Boscaps’ facebook page. Registration forms and helpers forms are available to download from the website. Forms will also be available from Barrow Library. The BOSCAPS registration dates will be Wednesday, 6 June and Wednesday, 20 June 6-8pm in the Methodist you Hall, North Street Barrow (first 15 minutes on the 6th will be for Helpers to register).

ARE YOU LOOKING TO HIRE A ROOM IN BARROW? The Bishop Beveridge Club Hall at 22 South Street, has facilities for hire at reasonable rates for meetings, parties etc.  With seating for 50 – 60, a full sized catering kitchen, disabled facilities and a car park for about 8 vehicles and on street parking after 6pm, a central location with lots to offer, please contact the Booking Officer on 01509 414519 to discuss availability, or email

OPEN GARDENS-SATURDAY 23 & SUNDAY, JUNE 24. We are really looking forward to welcoming you to beautiful Barrow for our annual Open Gardens event raising money for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.  We have got an exciting programme lined up with lots for all the family to see and do.  There are 27 lovely public and private gardens to explore—all of them different – a Grand Prize Draw, fantastic food, arts and crafts and in the Roundhouse on Beveridge Street staff and volunteers from Rainbows will be selling merchandise and raising awareness of this wonderful cause. There will be plants at bargain prices including on a stall stocked by Barrow Gardening Club and fabulous garden crafts bird boxes and bug hotels –glass art -canal boat art and crafts for sale. We will have delicious food and refreshments to enjoy in lovely garden settings with artisan bread from Bröd and scrumptious cakes baked by members of Barrow WI to take away. The children are not forgotten either as we welcome our next generation of gardeners with special children’s competition. There is a frog hidden in each of the private gardens for them to find and to keep them interested as you walk between the gardens they could try and spot the fossils on the Barrow Fossil Trail or visit one of the parks and play areas. It’s a great Barrow Event and we are really looking forward to welcoming you to our gardens. Entry to the gardens is by a 2 day programme on sale now from village shops or at the weekend from all the Open Gardens. Priced £4 per adult - accompanied children under 14 free. PS If you are coming to Barrow by car there are six designated venues, the Methodist Church, Lime Tree Day Nursery, Barrow Library, The Boathouse field, the Co-op (time restricted) and the public carpark next to the railway bridge plus street parking.

Find out more on:

BARROW STREET MARKET. For anyone interested in booking a stall at the Barrow Summer Street market on Sunday, 8 July 2018. The organiser is Sallie Hooper. Her contact details are: 

Mobile: 07956631683


Office days usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you go onto her website you will find the application form to print, complete and post or print, complete and then scan and email. I understand that the regulations for community stalls having an occasional stall are not as tight as for tradespeople but you will need public liability insurance.





Previous page: Community Centre For Barrow
Next page: Education Overview


Last Updated. 16-June-2018 By admin