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Welcome to the updated Better Barrow website.  Within this site you should find information on all our future, current and past activities.  We welcome any ideas about how to improve the site and features that you’d like to see added.  Please forgive any glitches – we’re new at this!  Comments may be made from the Contact page.

The Better Barrow Community Project was formed in January 2012. It is a registered charity, the purpose of which is to improve and enhance the environment of the village and raise awareness of its heritage. For more information about Better Barrow see the About page.

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1 day ago

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Important Notice about Wheelbarrow Entries
Barrow News is unfortunately closed for the foreseeable future. The Pharmacy has kindly agreed to receive Wheelbarrow Weekend registration forms there. You will also be able to get forms there and in the Co-op.
Some people have asked about themes for their barrows. We can only say that the judges will be looking for barrows that are interesting, funny, recycled, nicely planted or unusual. Just like the barrows that Barrow comes up with every year!
Remember we have to close registrations quite soon – by May 11th – so that we can prepare and print the guide.
Forma also available on betterbarrow@gmail.com
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2 weeks ago

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You are invited to:
Better Barrow's Annual Public Meeting at Barrow Sports and Fitness Club, Thorngarth Lane on 24th April at 7 pm
Come and find out about what has been achieved over the last year and how the John Harrison’s Statue project is progressing.
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4 weeks ago

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Newsflash - the lovely Amanda White will be judging the wheelbarrows this year. It is a while since we've seen her so it will be nice to have her back. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Well it's all over. The clocks are gone and the Ropewalk Artspace awaits its next exhibition opening this weekend - paintings by four artists from Beverley.
Thanks to all those who visited Harrison's Garden, who donated clocks or came along and bought them yesterday and to those who helped pack everything up.
Thanks to the Ropewalk for giving us the space for two months and to Golding Young & Mawer of Lincoln who have helped and advised us right from the start and will now be selling the remaining clocks at auction on April 17th - watch out for a link to the catalogue when available.
It has been a great two months but we now turn our thought to wheelbarrows - entry forms are on the website, in the Missing Link and at Barrow News. Can we top the magic 90 mark this year?
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1 month ago

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Nice to see the trees that Better Barrow planted near the church and in the Market Place some years ago looking so lovely.
The two horsechestnuts that were donated a couple of years ago are also thriving on the green area in Palmer Lane.
There have been a lot of beautiful magnolias this year in gardens around the village and thankfully no frost to damage them.
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1 month ago

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Last chance to see Harrison's Garden - it closes at 4pm on Sunday.
Don't forget the antiques and collectibles valuation day on Monday 10am to 3pm with Golding Young & Mawer. Also some of the clocks will be on sale from 11am to 1.30pm
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1 month ago

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Can you bake a cake - or would you rather just go along and eat one?
Whatever your choice, you can help Macmillan Cancer Support by going along to the World's Biggest Coffee morning at Methodist Church Hall on Monday, March 25th from 10am to noon.
After that, why not head down to the Ropewalk where Golding Young's experts are holding a valuation day until 3pm.
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Latest News

Better Barrow Annual Public Meeting

The Better Barrow Annual Public Meeting will be held at the Barrow Sports and Fitness Club, Thorngarth Lane, at 7pm (19:00) on the 24th April.  Please come and find out about what has been achieved over the last year and how the John Harrison’s Statue project is...

Wheelbarrow and Open Garden Weekend – 2019

The Wheelbarrow Weekend is approaching - 1st and 2nd June 2019 if it isn't already in your diary.  As most of you will know this is a major event in the village with a wide range of wheelbarrows and open gardens to visit as well as many events over the weekend. It's...

Statue and Wheelbarrow Weekend

The Statue is progressing...full details on the Statue Page Planning for the Wheelbarrow Weekend has started!  On-line registrations will be available soon and information about the weekend will be forthcoming - but for now reserve the date in your diary for the 1st...

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