June 2024

Your official monthly newsletter for the Pendle villages of Barley, Newchurch, Roughlee, Sabden Fold & Spenbrook.

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From St Mary’s

Open Church - please join us for our community events in June

Over the recent months we have seen a great deal of change at St Mary’s through the building work and the way we see the church as much more of a community space. The narthex has provided us with a more flexible, usable space and we look forward to showing you around!

Cherish Your Churchyard: We have an amazing churchyard, full of history and beauty, with the most magnificent view creating a wonderful place to sit and ponder. However, you are rarely alone for long due to the constant stream of visitors from all over the world. During the Gardening Club sessions we can spend more …


Barley Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting, Best Kept Village, Maintenance, Playground, Parking...

The Annual Parish meeting attracted over 50 residents in early May and there were presentations from the Women’s Institute (Sarah Hartley), the Village Hall (Tom Cosway), the Chapel (Angie Hargreaves), the Barley Events Committee (Lee Hunt & Jayne Harthan) and myself on behalf of the Parish Council. All contributors were able to reflect on some of the key events over the last year and their plans for the coming year; it is always fascinating to hear of things you had no idea about.

The Council presented an update of parking restrictions introduced in to Barley over the last two years to address congestion and inconsiderate parking …


Goldshaw Booth Parish Council

Annual Electors' Meeting, Priorities, New Chair, Whatsapp group, Thanks...

The annual electors’ meeting took place in St Mary’s Church on Thursday 23rd May.

We were absolutely delighted with the turnout.

We are really grateful for residents contributing their thoughts and ideas to start to shape the Parish Council’s priorities for the year which include three key commitments:

  • To progress collective community action to reduce our carbon footprint (look out for a residents’ survey coming soon!);
  • To campaign for 20mph speed restrictions through the Parish;
  • To continue to lobby the developers of Spenbrook Mill and Pendle Borough Council to adhere to the planning regulations and get the development completed.
  • The meeting was followed by cheese, wine and Kathleen’s famous overnight tea …

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    Roughlee Parish Council

    Barry Watson, Capital grants, Parish Gathering (1 July)...

    Our later-than-normal meeting in May (due to bank holidays) started with the equivalent of our Annual General Meeting, this is the annual process that we go through to appoint officials and any associated tasks. This proved to be straight forward with all duties staying the same. However, Barry Watson decided it was the right time after 12 years of service to step down as a councillor from the PC. I would like to take this opportunity for the work, time and service that Barry has given us over those years. It’s been a pleasure in both of my tenures to have worked with Barry. I …

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    Planning Applications

    Applications validated in May 2024

    For full details, or to comment, please enter the reference number, keyword, postcode or address on the Pendle Borough Council Planning system


    Barley with Wheatley Booth parish

    • Ref. No: 24/0313/TWR – Boothman Park Barley New Road Barley Lancashire BB12 9LF – Works to trees subject to T.P.O. No. 2 1992.

    Goldshaw Booth parish

    • Ref. No: 24/0312/HHO – West Lynn Well Head Road Newchurch In Pendle Lancashire BB12 9LW – Full: Erection of a single storey rear extension, alterations to existing conservatory and replacement windows.

    Roughlee Booth parish

    • No applications received

    Climate Change Action Day

    The Climate Change Action Day turned out to be a fantastic event. Thank you to everyone to helped or took part. We had a great turnout with 200 people registered. The atmosphere was really happy and positive. Feedback showed that 95% rated the day as good or excellent, 90% of attendees definitely plan to take carbon reduction action.

    The keynote speaker set the tone for the day with a scientific approach along with practical advice based on community experience. During the day we held a total of nine workshops, providing insights into community action from Trawden Shop and Readstone Environment Group, as well as information about …

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    Roughlee Village Centre

    Music, Beer & Gin Festival (7-9 June), Walking with Witches (20 July)...

    The committee at Roughlee Village Centre are entering a very busy period of the year – as always we try our best to raise funds for the centre but also try to generate charitable monies. In the last 10 years this was over £30,000. In 2024 our prime charity will be DERIAN HOUSE CHILDRENS HOSPICE which has been a home from home for seriously ill babies, children, young people and families for 30 years.

    The events we are running to generate funds for Derian House are the annual Beer, Gin & Music Festival on 7/8/9 June and the new Derian House Walking with Witches sponsored …

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    Pendle Forest History Group: Summer Exhibition 2024

    Saturday 29th June - 11am to 4pm, Barley Village Hall, Free Entry

    Displays of local history research, historic photographs, maps, newspapers and unusual finds and artifacts.

    PowerPoint talks by Brian Jeffery – £1 per session:

    • 11.30am – “Who was Alice Nutter?”
    • 1pm – “The Cathedral in the Forest”
    • 2.30pm – “Roughlee Through the Ages”

    Tea, coffee and cake available. Contact Wendy Stansfield by email with any questions.

    Barley Village Hall

    New Flooring, Save the Date for 7th Sept...

    It’s been a busy month at the Village Hall. We’ve been obtaining quotes for our new flooring and also thinking about the next projects that we need to start to work towards. On the 14th May we hosted the Annual Parish Meeting and it was good to see so many villagers attend the presentation. It was good to look back over the previous 12 months to see what the Parish Council had been up to and to hear about what the WI and Chapel had been up to as well.

    Later this year we’ll be hosting a events night on the 7th September with the help …

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    From the archives

    Keeping East Lancashire in the Picture

    ‘KEEPING EAST LANCASHIRE in the Picture’ is a new two-year Lancashire Archives and Local History project that will make the wonderful collections of historic photographs in East Lancashire Libraries more accessible.

    ▼ “The photograph shows Roughlee Old Hall, from above the stepping stones. Roughlee Hall is a 16th century building of local stone. The Victoria County History vol 6, p520 records an inscribed stone “This house was builded by M.N. In the year of our Lord 1536.” Miles Nutter was the father of Richard Nutter the husband of Alice Nutter, one of the alleged Pendle Witches hanged at Lancaster in 1612.”

    ENE20151124006 - Roughlee with Pendle Hill in background- Stanley Bracewell Collection (n.d.)
    ENE20151124006 – Roughlee with Pendle Hill in background- Stanley Bracewell Collection (n.d.)

    Forest of Bowland

    Access for All Celebration Event - 25-26 June

    The Forest of Bowland National Landscape and Access the Dales are delighted to be hosting a two-day celebration of inclusivity in the countryside.

    Access for All: A Celebration of What’s Possible, will be held on the 25th and 26th of June at Gisburn Forest – a Forestry England site in the Forest of Bowland.

    This exciting free event is aimed at organisations, businesses and individuals delivering Access for All opportunities, who would like to share best practice and engage in inclusive activities in an outdoor setting.

    The first day will include a series of workshop sessions led by subject specialists, delivered in the beautiful woodland setting at …

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    Friends of Newchurch School

    Summer Fair & Cream Tea - 22 June, 1-3pm

    Please join The Friends of Newchurch School committee for their annual Summer Fair on Saturday 22nd June 2024. To help raise funds for St Mary’s CE Primary Academy, Newchurch-In-Pendle.

    We will have garden games, bouncy castle, face painting & festival gems, tombola, refreshments and a tuck shop. All welcome!

    We will also serve Cream Tea, which includes scone, jam & cream, tea or coffee and a glass of fizz. All for just £8 and must be pre-ordered by contacting Hailey Hermansen or Laura Standring.

    Barley Chapel

    June/July dates...

    Barley Chapel has a service on the first Sunday of the month at it would be lovely to see you at one or all of the services. Pets welcome.

    • 2nd June – Church service from 11am led by the Lay Pastor, Richard Hoyle
    • 15th June – Outdoor service on picnic area at 2pm followed by Dads V Lads football and unveiling of the Commemorative plaque for King Charles Coronation
    • 13th/14th July – Craft fair 12-4.30pm – If you would like a stall please contact Lorraine (07966 261520), takeaway afternoon teas (£7.50 adult £4 child) Please call Angie (07967 121031) or Lorraine (07966 261520) to order.
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    Have you got a new neighbour?

    Please mention Parish News to them!

    If you have any neighbours or friends that have just moved to the area, or who might not be aware of this newsletter, please can you mention Parish News to them. We’re now on 800+ email subscribers across Barley, Goldshaw Booth and Roughlee so are definitely reaching the majority of households, but it’s an ongoing job to let people know when there’s no longer a physical copy being delivered and not everyone will see the adverts on noticeboards. Thanks for your help!

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    They can enter their email address to receive an email on the first of each month online at www.parishnews.org – their data is managed/protected by Roughlee Parish Council on behalf of the other parish councils.

    Events in Barley: June 2024

    • Pendle Patchers – Tues 11th & 25th June, from 1pm at Barley Village Hall – Pendle Patchers continue to be busy with a variety of projects, including the knitted doll made by one of our members. It’s one of those that can be turned upside down to reveal another doll; magic! I’m sure her granddaughter will love it. We would be delighted to offer a brew to anyone who would like to drop in and join us. Contact Gil on 01282 602449 / Email →
    • Table Tennis Club – every Wed, 7-9pm at Barley Chapel, £3 – Great way to keep fit, everyone welcome
    • FOG Club – Thurs evenings, 6.30pm-7.45pm at Barley Chapel – For children aged 6-11 years. Contact Angie on 07967 121031 or just come along
    • Barley WI – 1st Wed of the month, 7.30pm at Barley Village Hall – New members are always welcome, first three meetings are free so you can make sure you like it! The WI isn’t just a monthly meeting – we have sub groups which include Walking, Crafting, Dining Club (The Sticky Toffee Pudding Club!) along with two book clubs.
    • Card making class – 1st and 3rd Mon of each month, 1-3pm at Barley Village Hall – for details contact Valerie on 01282 691850
    • Coffee and Chat – 2nd Wed of each month, 10am-12pm at Barley Village Hall – All welcome, not just the old folk – £2 gets coffee (or tea) and cake!

    Charity Quiz Night - 12 July

    In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

    Quiz – Includes Pie and Peas – Raffle

    Roughlee Village Centre, 12th July
    Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start

    Bring your own drinks

    Tickets available from Glen on 07849 774438 or Jayne on 07958 556632

    St. Mary's Church

    June 2024 Services

    Everyone is welcome to join us for worship. There are activity bags for children.

    All services are Holy Communion at 9.30am unless indicated otherwise:

    • Sunday 2nd June – 1st after Trinity NB Praying for our next Vicar at 9:15am followed by Holy Communion Service at 9:30am
    • Sunday 9th June – 2nd after Trinity Morning Praise / D-Day 80th Anniversary/RSCM Music Sunday. NB 11.00am Civic Service for D-Day at St Thomas’ & 6.30pm Songs of Praise with Earby Brass Band at St Thomas’ (see separate information)
    • Monday 10th June to Sunday 16th June – Cherish your Church Yard week (see below for full programme)
    • Saturday 15th June, 7.30pm – Nibbles in the Narthex grand-opening event with music and entertainment from The Real Village People & The Roughlee Ruffians – All welcome, Free entry
    • Sunday 16th June – 3rd after Trinity NB Praying for our next Vicar at 9:15am followed by Holy Communion Service at 9:30am
    • Sunday 23rd June – 4th after Trinity
    • Sunday 23rd June, 7.30pm – My Spirit Sang! Concert given by Barrowford Community Choir and Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir at St Thomas’ – Free entry, no tickets required, with refreshments
    • Monday 24th June – 7.00pm at St Thomas’ Benefice Confirmation Service with Bishop Jill
    • Sunday 30th June – 5th after Trinity

    Contact Fr Paul Payton for more details on 07866 696 891 or email frpaulp@yahoo.com.

    Cherish Your Churchyard Week


    • Monday 10th June: Grand Community Set-to and Tidy-Up, St Mary’s Churchyard, 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Refreshments provided. BYO tools, gloves etc
    • Wednesday 12th June: Barrowford St Thomas’ Cubs explore the Old St Thomas’ Churchyard
    • Thursday 13th June: St Mary’s School Gardening Club
    • Saturday 15th June: Nibbles in the Narthex, 7.30pm – Grand Opening of the new Narthex in St Mary’s Church with live music and refreshments
    • Sunday 16th June: Family outdoor worship in St Mary’s Churchyard, 9.30am and from 2.30pm – Family fun, food, and fellowship in St Mary’s churchyard