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Closure of Sunday Club at All Hallows: it is with great sadness that Helen Render has to inform all concerned that Sunday Club will not be taking place from now on. Unfortunately, due to lack of children and also teachers/helpers she has had to make the regrettable decision to close this small, but worthwhile club. She would like to thank everyone who has been involved over the years and encourage younger members of the parish and families to attend the All Age Worship at All Hallows every second Sunday in the month, where there awaits a warm welcome.

Welcome Packs: have you recently moved to Bardsey or East Keswick? If so, would you like a welcome pack to help you get to know more about our villages. The pack for Bardsey is available from the back of All Hallows and for East Keswick give Gaynor Anning a ring on 01937 572890. They are well thought out and packed full with useful information.

Good Companions: I find it quite amazing at the small number of ladies and gentleman who go along and enjoy the friendship and companionship of this group. They meet alternate Tuesdays in the Callister Hall from 2-4pm. Some play whist and dominoes and others enjoy lively conversation. They are all young at heart and welcome new members, pop in and give them a try. They will arrange a lift if necessary. For more information contact Gill Thackeray on 0113 2892264.

Bardsey cum Rigton Parish Council: update on speed restrictions on Wike Lane – they have been informed that discussions have taken place between LCC Chief Highways Officer and the Executive Councillor for Highways and the speed restrictions are now to go ahead as originally planned. The council would like to wish all residents a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2013. The first 10 minutes of their monthly meeting is always set aside to deal with any issues raised by members of the public. Full minutes are published each month on the website www.bardseyvillage.org.uk and also minutes and information relating to the Neighbourhood Plan.

Bardsey Bridge Club Results: November 15, Hazel Male and Elizabeth Ward. November 22, Gaynor and Peter Anning and Ailsa and Gareth Read. November 29 Gwen and Roy Buckle and Hazel Male and Elizabeth Ward.

Golden Plover Lunch: this is an informal affair, where members of local Women’s Institutes, can just turn up at The New Inn in Scarcroft, at noon on Monday. It is usually a friendly affair with tasty food and good company and an opportunity to catch up with fellow members. See you there!

Bardsey Wives: their annual dinner takes place on Monday in the Bingley Arms at 7pm for 7.30pm. They are looking forward to a lovely evening with good company and food.

Tea & Toast: weather permitting you are invited to go along for a drink and a toasted teacake on Tuesday from 2.30-4pm in East Keswick Methodist Church. There are toys for children and ramped access for wheels. Just ring the bell by the front door if you require help. For further information, or should you want to confirm it is taking place, should there be snow, please contact Judith on 574965 or Marjorie on 573737.

Burns Night Supper: on Saturday, January 19 this event will take place at 7pm in Bardsey Village Hall. The menu is haggis, neeps and tatties, steak pie, jacket potato and vegetables followed by Scottish trifle. There will be a well stocked bar and you can dance the night away to The Tykes Ceilidh Band. Dress, Scottish regalia, evening dress or smart casual. Admission by ticket only £20 each from Alex on 0113 2892 2689. All proceeds in aid of Bardsey Village Hall Development Fund. Don’t be disappointed – telephone asap.