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Better Barrow

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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6 days ago

Better Barrow

Nothing to do with Better Barrow but everything to do with enhancing the village - well done to the Lifestyle group from Wootton School who donated the bench on the bank opposite the church. A very welcome addition for those walking from St Chad to the Market Place - and a nice view while you rest your feet.
How sad though that someone (or more than one) felt the need to destroy the little barrow at the entrance to Midby Park and throw the plants around. It looked so pretty but it seems there are some who can't bear to see anything nice that others can enjoy. The Parish Council would welcome any information on who was responsible.
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6 days ago

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Very little activity for Better Barrow in August but if you have been down Palmer Lane recently you will have seen that the horse chestnuts now have plaques with a very nice sentiment from the man who donated them.
Plans for the installation of the statue later in September are still on track, with an unveiling in October. Keep watching this space!
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2 months ago

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Barrow News is now open from 7am daily - don't worry if you can't see newspapers through the window, Sue has altered things round in the shop but still has all papers and magazines. Go and have a look and support one of the village's local businesses. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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If you enjoyed the Barrow open gardens, then head for Goxhill this weekend (15th and 16th) when there will be more to see. Lots going on for that village's Open Garden weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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A message from Trevor Millum, the Better Barrow chairman and poet.

The barrows now are safely tucked away
And all is quiet on the village streets
And lanes. A few hours ago, the many feet
Of villagers and visitors held sway,
The band played in the Market Place
And Open Gardens tempted curious eyes
To answer the intriguing thought ‘What lies
Behind that old facade, that hedge, that fence?’
Our Wheelbarrow Festival is finished
For another year. The creativity
Of folk still flows, undiminished,
And is the life-blood of our festivities.
Now that the stalls are gone and paths are clear,
Time for a rest, time for that beer.

Thanks, everyone.
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3 months ago

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This is the list of raffle prize winners. We are in the process of distributing them.
S Dobson
P Croft
S Pinder
J Shephardson
J Smith
S Stephenson
C Thornton
V Tall
Sarah c/o M Cox
T Whiting
Alex N
D Lambert
J Thompson
K Moore
S Johnson
T Hilyard
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3 months ago

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Firstly thank you to everyone who came to the Wheelbarrow Weekend and went round the open gardens - and hopefully enjoyed it despite the iffy weather. Also to those unsung heroes, the volunteers from all the village organisations who worked so hard behind the scenes to help things run smoothly.
A lot of you will have seen woodcarver Alan Stichler in the Market Place carving out a dragon with the help of numerous children and perhaps you then popped over the Ellie and Tilly's Pop Up Cafe opposite.
Alan has now donated the dragon to Tilly's Dream, the charity the cafe was raising money for and it is up for auction on the Tilly's Dream website so if you fancy a carved dragon in your garden (or house) head over and put in your bids there.
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3 months ago

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The winner of yesterday's barrow has very kindly donated the prize back to Better Barrow. The idea was to auction it in the Market Place at the end of the event but as you know the rain spoilt the last hour or so and it wasn't possible.
We thought therefore that we could feature it on our Facebook page. It is a brand new wheelbarrow packed with plants and we are open to offers.
Message us with your offer by Tuesday 5pm and it will go to the highest one.
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3 months ago

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Thank you for the messages saying you enjoyed yesterday. Now we do it all again today!
Don't forget the events at the Sports & Fitness Centre on Thorngarth Lane - bouncy castle, cake stall, have a go at tennis - and Barrow Band playing in the Market Place from 2pm.
There are some fantastic barrows and lovely gardens and don't miss the children's art display in the Village Hall and their imaginative models in the chapel and in the church.
Opens 11am, programmes and raffle tickets still on sale - raffle drawn about 4pm when the People's Choice of wheelbarrow will be revealed so get your vote in.
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3 months ago

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Some excellent news - there will be ice creams on sale at Barrow News for the weekend. Welcome back Sue. We will need them as it is going to be a hot weekend!
Also late notification that Barrow Sports & Fitness Centre have events to enjoy on Sunday - from 11am, there will be a bouncy castle, a cake stall and a chance to have a go at tennis. All on the tennis courts which are just past the bowling green. Plenty of parking.
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Wheelbarrow Weekend Photos

Wheelbarrow Weekend Photos

With all the wet weather right now it's an appropriate time to look back at the fun that was had around the village over the Better Barrow Wheelbarrow and Open Garden Weekend.  Sorry that it's taken so long to put the photos on the website - I hope that you think it...

It’s This Weekend!!!!!

It’s This Weekend!!!!!

It's only a few days now so I hope that those wheelbarrows and gardens are in their final stages of preparation. Better Barrow would like to thanks all our sponsors, with special thanks to: Tuplin's Nurserier, Ferry Road, for the First Prize Goosemans Growers,...

Raffle Tickets

Tickets for the Better Barrow Raffle - to be drawn over the Wheelbarrow Weekend - are on sale.  They are available from Sargeants Butchers or from Better Barrow.  Tickets are £1 each of £5 for a strip. The prizes this year are better and more numerous than ever and...

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