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Listed below are village events currently planned to take place in 2023. Many of the details will be published as and when the format of an event has been decided upon. It has been pointed out that many people will want to watch the Coronation on TV on May 6th and therefore it is proposed that our celebration of the event will take place on an alternative date. Your help in the planning and preparation of these activities would be very much appreciated.

The events listed below are those currently planned by the Reading Room Committee for 2023. There may be other events organised as the year progresses including some social evenings. The Reading Room is now refurbished and redecorated and is available for private hire.

Tuesday 7th February Reading Room re-opens with a ‘Warm Space and Soup 10-2pm. The ‘Warm Space’ will continue on a weekly basis until Tuesday 28th March.

Tuesday 7th February The Bakery Pop-up Shop 11-1pm. The Shop will be in the Reading Room every Tuesday until further notice. You may pre-order items by calling Claire Lord, Tel: 07824396322.

Monday 13th February Lockey’s Fish and Chips  5-5.30pm by popular demand takeaway. Lockey’s will visit CB once a fortnight as advertised on Facebook. 

Afternoon Teas 2-5pm.

  • Sunday 19th March.
  • Sunday 9th April, Easter Sunday. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 2 – 4pm. Will include competitions details to follow.
  • Sunday 28th May, Bank Holiday Weekend. On the Village Green.
  • Sunday 4th June, Trinity Sunday. On the Village Green.
  • Sunday 16th July. On the Village Green.
  • Sunday 24th September.

During March, date TBC, unveiling of the Memorial Bench in memory of the late Keith Loadman.

Thursday 30th March 6.30pm Reading Room AGM.

Saturday 6th May the Coronation of King Charles III.
Separate details will be published in due course.

Sunday 27th August The Annual Summer Fayre and Duck Race. Details to follow.

Winter Warmers will re-commence in October. 

Saturday 25th October Halloween. Details to follow.

Saturday 16th December Christmas Celebrations. Mulled Wine, Mince Pies’, Roasted Chestnuts and Santa’s Grotto. Details to follow.

Event Co-ordinator
Tel: 01677 450460

3rd February 2023

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

A huge thank you to everyone who turned out last Saturday to decorate the Reading Room and to get the Christmas lights up. Helpers even included our friendly Community Police Officer!

Don’t forget there will be mulled wine, mince pies and roasted chestnuts in the car park on Saturday 17th December 2 – 5pm. Santa will be in his grotto from 4:30pm. Please contact his little helper on 01677 450460 to book a slot at £5 per child.

Raffle tickets for the Christmas draw at a £1 a strip can be bought from Hilly. They will be available in the Reading Room this coming Tuesday when ‘Spicy Parsnip Soup’ will be served free of charge 10 – 2pm. The Popup Shop will also be there from 11am. Hope to see as many of you as possible on Tuesday and on the 17th.

Stay safe!

Yours ever,

Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Project Manager, The Reading Room,
Constable Burton

Telephone: 01677 450194
Mobile: +447773031874

Northern Powergrid Priority Membership Services


While we continue to formulate plans as to how we might cope with extensive
power cuts over this winter, please follow the link to read about Northern
Powergrid Priority Membership Services. What they are offering is quite extensive and can be found at

A copy is also available to be read in the Reading Room.

Those eligible for this service is detailed on the attached and not just the elderly of
pensionable age, the infirm but also those who have children under 5 years of age.
To apply you can either contact your own energy supplier or follow the instructions
on their website.

If you have any difficulty registering for this service, and believe you are eligible,
please contact me or any member of the Reading Room Committee as we may be
able to assist you.

Barry Snarr
Chair to the
Reading Room Committee
Constable Burton
Mobile: 07730986863

Proposed Purchase Of A Generator For The Reading Room

As we are all aware, the country is facing a certain amount of uncertainty surrounding power supply going forward into the winter months, the Government has very recently commissioned a proposed national response with the possibility that power cuts, at worst, could extend to 7 days. Our proposal is that we are proactive in our approach as a local community and try wherever to protect and support our Village, and in particular the elderly and vulnerable residents. The provision of an emergency power supply will allow the Reading Room to be a full emergency centre if required so we can supply hot beverages, hot food, light and a warm and welcoming environment.

Regarding the storage of the equipment, this has been taken into account, and I can confirm that the equipment/fuel would be stored off premises.

Please make any comments you may have about this proposal before the 14th Dec 22.

Please also be advised that once the period of pubic consultation has concluded, then our findings and proposal will be passed to the parish council for final decision.

Reading Room Committee