Birkenshaw Village Voice ‘New Year’ Newsletter January 2015

The Christmas Fayre was one of the highlights of December for the BVA as people turned out in their hundreds despite the chilly weather to support our local businesses and enjoy the entertainment.  The mood was certainly festive and everyone managed to stay until the end to see the new lights display turned on.  It really did look fantastic and we have had lovely comments and feedback from residents and other villages which has been amazing.  It certainly made all the hard work worthwhile and we look forward to it again this year.


A special mention must go to both the Scouts and the Church who have helped organise and support all our events over the last year.  Along with our generous community and businesses we have raised just over £5000 towards our target of £15000 for the Christmas lights.  We have already started this year in earnest with potential fund raising ideas and would welcome any help or suggestions you may have. 


Our next BVA meeting will be held on Thursday the 26th of February at 7pm in the Village Community Hall.  Please do come along if you would like to be involved or just have ideas about how you see our village community developing.  We are keen to get as many local people interested as possible.


The BVA operates purely on a volunteer basis and we meet once a month to discuss local issues and any plans we have directly involving the community.  We have during the last year added 57 new people to our membership list but we are still keen to hear from anyone in the village who would perhaps like to help us run or organise a fund raising event.  We have several events happening before the summer and information on these will be in the spring edition of our newsletter.


Please also look for us on Facebook and ask your friends and family to hit the ‘like’ button.  Search for ‘birkenshawvillage association’.  We also have an email address for you to get in touch ‘’ so please do!


Finally we would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has contributed towards the new Christmas Lights fund.  Without your support whether money or time we could not have achieved what we have so far and we really hope you will continue to support us in 2015. 






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