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LUNCHEON CLUB. Please note there will be no luncheon club at the Baptist Church in May, June and July due to refurbishment.


BARROW SCOUT GROUP. On Wednesday, 17 May between 7pm – 8:30pm, Barrow Scout group is having an adult volunteer open evening. If you are looking for something different, we have exciting opportunities to join our wonderful team of leaders. Come to our open evening to find out more about the new things you can do to make a difference to your life and to the lives of local young people. We look forward to seeing you at the Scout HQ on Grove Lane, Barrow upon Soar, LE12 8NP, or telephone Kate on (07852) 226344.


LADIES CIRCLE. Barrow Ladies Circle is meeting at 7:45pm on Wednesday, 17 May, in the Methodist church. Kristan of Lionlearners will be speaking on Meet the Animals.


GARDENING CLUB.  To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question.  Why is my plant going yellow?  What's this pretty fungus?  Why is this mystery plant taking over my garden?  Why does my climbing rose flower poorly?  John Schofield plans to answer all of our gardening questions at his talk for the Gardening Club on Wednesday, May 17 at 7.30pm in the Gap at the back of the Barrow upon Soar Baptist Church in Beveridge Street.  He has called his talk "We're in the garden together" and plans to help us all with common garden problems and conundrums.  He visited the Club last year with a practical talk on hanging baskets so many will remember that John eats, drinks, sleeps and lives for gardening - so his talk will be lively and informative. John is bringing along some of his own plants for sale and this proved very popular last time as his plants were very healthy and reflect his passion. Also, for something a bit different, the club hopes to hold a plant swap.  Do you really need 18 tomato plants?  This is a fantastic opportunity for you to bring along a plant from your own garden and swap it with another.  It is a great way to get a different plant for absolutely nothing and chat with the person who donated it. I think this will be a different kind of evening and will be great fun.  Everybody is very welcome, guests and visitors on the night just £3. 


LOST IN BARROW. A gents gold cygnet ring engraved with the initials JBW. Possibly lost between number 9 – 13 Crossley Close or in the car park of the Soar Bridge Inn. Sentimental value. If found, please contact John Williams, telephone (07718) 964733.


THE BIG BIKE CHALLENGE The Big Bike Challenge that was organised by the members and friends of Barrow Baptist Church from 29 April to 1 May went very well. The challenge was in aid of raising funds for the provision of much needed Mosquito nets for children living in Uganda. By undertaking various all- age cycling challenges over three days, the original target was to raise just over £2000 which would supply 500 nets. 33 cyclists took part and in total cycled 3488 miles, (equivalent to travelling from Barrow to New York)! The response that we had, and donations received, has been overwhelming as almost £9000 has been raised to date, which means that we will be able to finance over 2000 nets. We wish to thank all those who supported us in any way - especially those who made financial donations to this very worthy cause.


SATURDAY STORIES.  Barrow Community Library has Saturday Stories, weekly at 10:30am - 11am at for children 7 and under. £1 donation suggested.


METHODIST CHURCH CRAFT FAIR. On Saturday, 20 May, Barrow upon Soar Methodist Church will be hosting a Craft Fair. Everything at the event has been hand created by very talented people, please put this date in your diary and come along and support them. There will be many items on sale such as that individual piece of jewellery, children's knitted items, hand you crafted cards and glitter items for the children and much more. Come along for that extra special gift for that special friend, or even as a treat for yourself. There will also be a plant stall for all avid gardeners, home-made cakes and preserves and refreshments will also be available. The event opens at 10am and closes at 2pm so there is plenty of time for you to browse and have a pleasant time.


BEAT SURGERY. The next police beat surgery is on Wednesday, 24 May at 11am at the Barrow library.


COACH TRIP TO BROADWAY AND HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN. The Bishop Beveridge Club June coach trip is to Broadway and Hidcote Manor Garden (National Trust) on Monday, 12 June. We will visit the Cotswold village of Broadway in the morning, allowing time for lunch, then travel to Hidcote in the afternoon.  Cost for BBC members is £24, non-members £26, who are very welcome.  For National Trust members please reduce these prices by £11 – (do not forget your NT membership card for entry.) We will leave Sileby at 8.30am, Barrow 8.40am.


BISHOP BEVERIDGE COACH TRIPS IN JULY AND AUGUST. In July the Bishop Beveridge Club coach trip will be to Skegness on Wednesday, 19 July, details later.  And in August we will be going to Southport for the annual Flower Show on Friday, 18 August, although you can just spend the day in the seaside town.  Details later.


BARROW UPON SOAR OPEN GARDENS. This year Barrow open gardens will take place on the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017 from 11am to 5pm. Discover the hidden world of gardens and growing in this much-visited open garden weekend. As we prepare for another Barrow Open Gardens (BOG) in aid of Rainbows Children’s Hospice who knows what will be in store? Will there be more builders yard planting and recycled shower cubicle greenhouses?? We can guarantee immaculate and classic village gardens, quirky havens and much loved vegetable plots. Head to any garden with the Open Garden sign to purchase your weekend ticket. With such a wide variety on show, every garden in our village has a story to tell. Visitors old and new can be sure of a very warm welcome in Barrow-upon-Soar gardens.  For £4.00 you get a two day programme that acts as a Garden Passport allowing you to view gardens at any point during 11am and 5pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016. Accompanied under 14s are free. To buy a programme purchase from any participating shop or open garden. Venues for plant sales, refreshments and additional parking will be indicated on the larger, clearer map in the revamped programme alongside any other attractions. For further information please search online; facebook for Barrow upon Soar Open Gardens or BUSCA community website / gardening / open gardens




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Last Updated. 12-May-2017 By Jane