SABDEN: Badminton club on lookout for new members

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BADMINTON – Members of Sabden Badminton Club left their trainers and racquets at home as they gathered at the Cauldron Cafe at Pendle Antiques Centre in the village for a Christmas meal and enjoyable evening. The club, which meets every Monday in St Nicholas’s Church Hall from 7 p.m., will resumes today, after the Christmas break. New members, aged over 16, welcome.

COFFEE – There will be a coffee morning on Saturday, February 11th, in the communal lounge at Littlemoor House sheltered housing at 10 a.m. in aid of St Nicholas’s Church restoration appeal.

PTFA – The parents, teachers and friends of Sabden Primary School will hold their AGM on January 19th, when new members will be welcome. The school is holding a fun quiz night on Friday, January 27th.

DINNER – Sabden Horticultural Society will hold its annual dinner on Friday, February 24th, at the Calf’s Head, Worston.

COUNCIL – Sabden Parish Council will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Sabden Link, the former institute at St Nicholas’s Church Hall. The public are invited to attend.

NEW YEAR’S EVE – More than 100 people attended a village New Year celebration in St Mary’s Community Hall. The event was organised by Kevan and Lisa Lingard to provide a night where families could come together to see in the New Year. There was a disco and show from Sabden band The Kicks - with Kevan, a member of Herman’s Hermits, joining them for one of the Hermits’ classic songs. Potato pie supper was made and served by Jimmy Balmbra and Paula Leather who also were involved in organising the event and helped on the night, along with Jim Fort and Roxanne Leather. There was a fireworks display at midnight and all the proceeds will go to this year’s Sabden Live music festival in aid of the North West Air Ambulance. Special thanks to all those involved for their hard work in organising the event.