Events and activities

Sat 1 and Sun 2 July 2017

Saturday 1 July from 8pm
Wheatsheaf car park – in the village marquee

“The Hangtown Thieves” – Six piece band taking inspiration from the stories and music of 1920s – 1950s America,  playing their own style of country rockabilly including songs by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and from the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Entrance free!

Saturday and Sunday –- a one-off special! –
Andrew’s ‘mini Beer Festival’

Sunday 2 July  3pm onwards – Wheatsheaf car park  –

3.15pm live music from The Hangtown Thieves plus games, tombola, lots of fun!

4.15pm (approx.) – Andy’s BBQ including veggie options
We’ll do bread buns, relishes and some nibbles – but feel free to bring and share! We’ll also provide tables, some seating and plates & cutlery –please bring folding or lightweight chairs if you can

Morrisons ‘tasting stand’ – come and sample some of the store’s new lines!
Thanks to Andy & Jo at The Wheatsheaf and to  Morrisons, Sainsburys and Tesco for their support.

Tombola prizes – please contact Beryl – 270210/Sheelagh – 270568
Want to help? Any queries? Please contact Sonia 270607/Andrea 270478





Burn in Bloom 2017  takes place on Tuesday July 4th

Our judge this year is David McArdle from Weedfree at Balne. Gardens will be visited from 1.45pm onwards and results and presentations are at The Wheatsheaf at 6.30pm


BURN PARISH COUNCIL:  Next meeting Thursday 27 July
19:00; Burn Chapel Schoolroom.


Calling for help

Burn Methodist Chapel has hosted many a christening and funeral and a wealth of weddings. But the ageing building needs help.

It is a focal point in in our village and was the wartime chapel for squadrons based at Burn airfield, notably the Royal Canadian Airforce 431 Squadron (‘The Snowbirds’) which was founded there in 1942 and RAF 578 Squadron.

Now it is looking for help – particularly from Burn villagers and businesses but also from anyone who has fond memories of a special event there.

Treasurer for the trustees Tony Gamble said: ”Our chapel is starting to show its age.

“The ancient heating system is ineffective, inefficient and costly. During the winter months we have to choose which rooms to heat when, which is not easy with an increasingly older congregation to take into consideration.

“A more up-to-date system would help us not only save money but enable us to control usage more efficiently and even remotely.

“Our front doors are also showing signs of ageing and the carpeting in both main rooms is in need of replacing.”

The chapel’s own fund raising drives do raise cash for smaller projects, but major works such as the above require a heftier input.

The chapel is keen to contact  people who may have connections with Burn and Burn Methodist Chapel but now live further away.

Tony added: “Burn has only the chapel and the village pub, The Wheatsheaf. The chapel is not only a place of worship but it hosts many community events and is needed to retain the character of the village.

“We’ve written to Royal Canadian Airforce Squadron 431, “The Snowbirds “ Air Demonstration Team in Moose Jaw, Canada, and hope they might assist – their commanding officer visited Burn back in 2012 to unveil a memorial to the squadron – and we’re approaching local businesses and individuals for any support they might be able to offer.

“If we could raise £10,000 that would be a fantastic boost and enable us to do a great deal to preserve and improve this historic building.”

For more information or to assist Burn Methodist Chapel’s fund raising please contact Tony and Christine Gamble on 01757 270308 or email


REMINDER!!! Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Burn Methodist Chapel
TEA & MEET 2pm -4pm: Time for a cuppa, a chat and meeting with friends



Burn Cricket Club – “The Linnets” –  is on the look-out for some new players – and particularly Burn residents!
Founded around 100 years ago, the Club hopes its recruitment campaign will help maintain running two cricket teams in the village.
The Club fields teams in the first and fourth division of the York Vale Saturday League and a team in the Snaith Evening League.
Visit or contact or Dave Bramley on 07905 713334


Southern Area Community Engagement Forum Do you have concerns about your local area and local services?   If the answer is yes then pop along to your local Community Engagement Forum. Community Engagement Forums (CEFs) are public meetings at which you can raise any concern or make any comment about your local area and your local services.

There are five CEF areas within the Selby District : Central, Eastern, Southern, Western & Tadcaster & Villages This is a chance for you to have your say about the issues that are important to you and the place where you live.  The Forum meetings give you a chance to speak directly to the people who deliver your local services, for example: Policing, Fire Service, street cleaning, North Yorkshire Highways/Road safety

Please email for further information

Regular diary dates:

The Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association (YCA) meets in Burn Methodist Chapel on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Bacon Butties are served in the Chapel on Bank Holiday Mondays from 8.30 am to 12 noon.

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