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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

These are some of prizes in the Wheelbarrow Weekend raffle - tickets available from Sargeant's Butchers and Harrison's Tea Rooms or from any member of the Better Barrow committee. £1 per ticket.

- Photoshoot Kazooieloki Photography
- Sunday Lunch at The George
- Ropewalk voucher
- Famous Grouse Whisky from Jackson’s Farms, Barnetby,
- £60 bag of logs Birtwhistle Landscaping Limited
- Family Swim from Baysgarth Leisure Centre
Also donating prizes:
Sergeant’s Butchers
Gooseman’s Growers
- The Old Canteen, Wilderspin School, Barton
- Nettleton Mowing and Maintenance
- Barrow-upon-Humber Co-op
- Imaginarium Market Pl, Barton-upon-Humber
- opentable.co.uk
- Xandria’s Hair, Barton-upon-Humber
- Hall of Nails 59 Tofts Rd, Barton-upon-Humber
- Wilson Walkies Paddock View, Top Rd, Worlaby
- Family Hands Gift Voucher, Water’s Edge, Barton
- Pippa, squash coaching at Barrow Sports & Fitness Centre
We have 81 barrows and 10 open gardens - thanks to everyone who has entered and to the people who have donated prizes. Looking forward to a great weekend.
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1 week ago

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81 Wheelbarrows entered and 10 Open Gardens - great effort everyone.
Lots going on both days. Strawberry teas are at the Methodist Church.
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2 weeks ago

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Latest news - raffle tickets for the wheelbarrow weekend are now on sale at Harrison's Past & Present in the Market Place. Thanks Lisa. Also from all committee members.
Watch out for posters with the programme of just some of the events over the weekend.
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3 weeks ago

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A month to go to the Wheelbarrow and Open Gardens weekend and raffle tickets are now on sale for a record number of prizes including £60 worth of logs from Birtwhistle Landscaping, a six month gym membership at Barrow Sports & Fitness Centre, a family swim at Baysgarth Leisure Centre and a £25 voucher from Sargeant's Butchers.
More prizes also this year for decorated wheelbarrows. Only 9 days to get your entry in. Remember, while Barrow News is closed you can leave your forms at the Pharmacy or with any member of the committee or fill one in on line.
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4 weeks 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.
Forms also available on betterbarrow@gmail.com
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1 month 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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Latest News

TARGET REACHED!!!!

We have reached our target for the statue - please see details by clicking here.

TWO DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!!!!

We are now up to 70 barrows, please register here or get a form from the Coop or the Pharmacy. The weekends programme is as below - please click on it to read it properly.

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