Flowers in All Hallows: thank you to everyone who has donated towards the cost of and/or helped to arrange flowers in our Church during 2012. Please sign the rota for 2013, which will be in the porch by the end of the month. Small donations towards the cost of flowers, especially for festivals such as Christmas, are much appreciated and be given at any time of Sue Cairns or Anne Pollard. They are happy to arrange flowers for anyone who simply wishes to donate towards the cost to make a special occasion or in memory of someone. Please contact Anne Pollard on 573759 if you would like them to do so.
Bardsey cum Rigton Parish Council Report: from the meeting held on October 11. Police Forum – PC Sue Broadwell reported one burglary of dwelling and one criminal damage involving shooting a car with an air gun during the month. Maureen Brewer of the Crime Prevention Panel explained about beating the burglars by fitting special Abocet locks. It is proving easy for thieves to snap off standard locks on UPVC doors. If any resident would like their locks checking ring 582441 or contact email email@example.com Speed restrictions on Wike Lane – The clerk had been informed that the Highways Board has agreed to ignore the objections and to impose the speed limits as previously proposed. The decision is still, however, to be endorsed by the executive member, Coun Richard Lewis. Highways update – A metal handrail has been fitted on the south side of Keswick Lane. There is already a metal handrail on the north side going up to Bank Top. Blackmoor Lane – potholes and deep edge rutting has now been assessed for remedial work. Blocked drains on A58, Mill Lane and Woodacre Lane – these have now been cleared. Work on A58 beyond Goodalls – traffic lights on Wetherby Road are due to a landslide, which is proving problematic to rectify. Leaking utility company piping is responsible for eroding banking. Neighbourhood Plan – There is a public meeting on November 10 for villagers to input their opinions and concerns with regard to this plan. Each resident has received a flyer. Park Field – Coun Bradford has asked Mark Hullah of GGS Groundcare to repair the fence and to check the steps from the dog walk where the filling has eroded. Dog litter bags left under or hanging onto hedges – the Council are at a loss to understand why anybody would do this. Who is going to clear them? Can residents please pick up after your dog and take it home or place in a nearby bin. Full minutes are published each month on the website www.bardseyvillage.org.uk
Patronal Festival at All Hallows: the congregations of the churches in the Parish joined the 10.30am Eucharist service and took communion together. The ladies of All Hallows had been busy preparing food and the men setting the village hall and a superb warm lunch with a wonderful selection of home made deserts and cheese and wine was enjoyed by over 100 people. Three renditions of Happy Birthday was sung, one to Rev Chris whose birthday was imminent. A happy atmosphere prevailed and the remaining food was taken to St.Georges Crypt where it would be very much appreciated.
Confirmation: on Sunday, February 3 the Bishop of Knaresborough will be visiting All Hallows Church, to conduct a Confirmation service. If anyone young or old would like to be confirmed please contact Rev Chris Puckrin on 01937 579590.
Bardsey Scout Group: are still delivering exciting and challenging activities for young people, boys and girls, in the village at the Scout hut in East Rigton. Cubs, for ages eight – 10 years, meet on a Monday evening from 6-7.15pm every week in term time. Scouts, ages 10½ to 14 years, meet every two weeks on a Thursday from 7-8.30pm. Volunteering for any age is a fun and rewarding experience and doesn’t have to be every week. The Scout Group would welcome any time that anyone could give to enable them to keep offering as diverse and inspiring range of activities for the young people of the village. Contact for Cubs is firstname.lastname@example.org. For Scouts email@example.com
Bardsey Playschool: the children have now settled back into playgroup after the long summer break and have been busy doing activities relating to autumn and different modes of transport. The playgroup has places available for children aged from two and a half years. Enquiries should be directed to the leader Mrs G Nobbs on 573430 or pop along to the Callister Hall between 9am-noon any weekday in term time and see what they are up to.
Bardsey Bridge Club winners: September 20 – Gwen and Roy Buckle and Barbara Cox and Jean Broadbent. September 27 – Brian Tungate and Dave Padgett. October 4 – Janet and David Owen and Sandy and Brian Cobb. October 11 – Jan Mackie and Jean Thompson and Gaynor and Peter Anning.
Coffee morning and Christmas fair: the friends of PHAB (physically disabled and able bodied) are holding this annual event on Saturday in the Bardsey Village Hall from 10am-noon. Please go along and join them. They are a small group of volunteers who provide special transport, outings and holidays for their members throughout the year. Some of their 100 disabled PHAB members are looking forward to a morning in Bardsey to see the variety of stalls and meet everyone again. They are delighted that the Lord Mayor, Coun Ann Castle and her consort will be present.
Sound of Music: on Saturday at 5.30pm in the village hall a cinema night will be held when everyone is asked to dress in a character or come as one of Maria’s favourite things. This promises to be a fun evening with lots of singing. Tickets are £8 adults and £4 children or £22 for a family ticket and this will include hot dog and pizza. Bar available. All proceeds for Bardsey Village Hall Development Fund. Tickets from Rosie on 572652 or Susan on 574116.
Bardsey Wives – Coffee evening: they will be meeting on Monday at 8pm in the home of Maggie Lewis for a drink and chat. For further details contact Linda Flockton on 574553.
East Keswick Wildlife Trust: do join them on Wednesday for their autumn talk when Doug Simpson will give them an update on the Yorkshire Red Kite Project. Doug is a very popular speaker who has visited several times before and never fails to be entertaining and informative with marvellous photography. Everyone is most welcome to attend at 8pm in the meeting rooms at East Keswick Methodist Church on Main Street.
East Keswick Wildlife Trust: fundraising update – they are delighted to report that the fundraising campaign to purchase the field in the village has almost reached its target. The response from the community to safeguard this important piece of land has been overwhelming and they look forward to bringing more exciting news shortly. There is still plenty of time to make a donation if you haven’t already done so, please visit www.ekwt.org.uk or contact Melanie Smith on 01937 574140.