Bardsey-cum-Rigton Parish Council meeting September 12: Police - attended the meeting and reported three crimes in July, one theft from motor vehicle, one criminal damage and one entry and theft from a garage. During August there were also three reported crimes, one theft from motor vehicle, one break in to a shed , and one theft of Yorkshire flagstones. Speed checks were undertaken during July and August on the A58 and 17 speeding tickets were issued . Highways - Wetherby Road, Bardsey, junction with Rigton Bank and Keswick Lane - As part of LCC carriageway maintenance programme, works will be carried out at the above location. The works will consist of replacing the concrete bus layby and repairing two gulleys (road drains). The work was planned to commence on September 23. The contractor’s working hours will be from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday and the works will be completed in approximately seven days. Temporary traffic signals will be in place during the contractor’s working day. Pedestrian access will be available at all times and every effort will be made to maintain access to properties throughout the working period, however there will be occasions when vehicular access will be restricted. Co-operation in ensuring vehicles are not parked on the carriageway during the works would be appreciated by the contractors.
Mill Lane - the drains on Mill Lane have been cleared. Blacksmiths Field exit - work shall be commencing soon at this location to improve visibility for pedestrians when crossing Keswick Lane. Parish walk - the second parish walk covering the west side of the parish was led by Coun Bryant on Saturday, July 20, and was enjoyed by 10 residents. Governance review - proposed changes to Bardsey/ Scarcroft boundaries. Barsdey Parish council wish to thank all residents for their active interest in the recent Governance review on boundaries, and we will inform of the outcome in mid November. The next meeting will be on October 10 at 7.30pm in Bardsey Village Hall Committee Room. The first ten minutes will be set aside to deal with any issues raised by residents.
Christmas card competition: this is your chance to design the 2013 Village Christmas Card. The Churches Together Team would like to invite children, who are under 16 years of age, from East Keswick or Bardsey to design the front cover of this year’s card. The winning entry will be made into an A6 size card and will be delivered to each household with the December edition of the Parish News. To enter – design your card, put your name and age on the back, and post it to either All Hallows Church or East Keswick Methodist Church, in an envelope labelled ‘Village Christmas Card Competition’ before October 31.
Poppy Appeal: more volunteers to collect door to door in Bardsey and East Keswick are required for this very worthy appeal. Last year £1,761.76 was raised which was an increase on the previous year. The good work needs to be kept up and please telephone Brian on 01937 573832 if you can spare an hour or two to help.
East Keswick Short Mat Bowling Club: the end of summer means that this club will be starting up again on Monday. They meet every Monday and Tuesday between 1.15-3.30pm during the winter, in the main hall in East Keswick Village Hall. Membership includes some serious bowlers, but also many who are there for the fun, exercise and companionship, with friendly competition at times. New members, including total novices, are welcome, so if you would like to drop in and try out the game, please do so at any time. You do not need any equipment, except a pair of flat shoes. All ages welcome and definitely no experience of bowling required. For more information contact Brian Tungate on 01937 574679.
All Hallows: interviews for the new House for Duty Priest were held in September and it was announced on September 22 that the person who will fill the role is the Rev Clive Sedgwick. We are delighted with this news and that he will be in post in early December. In the meantime all the usual services are being led by various members of the clergy, who are doing an excellent job. On Sunday the 8am service will be led by Rev Richard Wiggens and the 10.30am Holy Communion Service by the Rev Charles Dobbins.
BardEK Walking Group: on Sunday they will be walking in North Yorkshire near Bagley. It will be a shorter distance of four miles, as they will be having lunch at The Forester’s Arms in Kilburn. Dogs are welcome. Please note the earlier start time from Bardsey Village Hall car park of 9.30am. New walkers always welcome. Those attending please inform Maeve Brook on 01937 572360 asap, so that she can give numbers for the meal.
Bardsey Badminton Club: 2013-14 season - The new season has just started and once again they extend a warm welcome to any newcomers wishing to join them on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in Bardsey Village Hall. Full membership details can be obtained from Hazel Smith on 572215. The club meets every Tuesday from October to March and they look forward to another enjoyable season.
East Keswick WI: Pat Osborne gave a very interesting talk last month, about the life of Clarice Cliff, who was an amazing lady as well as an artist whose designs are legendary. She came from humble beginnings, starting work at 13, to become one of the most influential people in the potteries at a time when women didn’t progress beyond doing the gilding on china. In our modern world of equality it is difficult to grasp the enormity of her success. At their meeting on Tuesday at 2pm in East Keswick Village Hall, Clodagh Tweedale will speak about The Nativity Play. Why not join them?
Bardsey cum Rigton WI: at their meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Bardsey Village Hall Patti Gold will speak on A Life in Show Business. Do go along and join them, visitors always welcome. The competition is for a ‘star’.
Mothers Union: Bardsey MU members hosted members from the Bridlington MU in All Hallows on a warm sunny afternoon recently. They admired our church and appreciated the warm welcome and refreshments. Their next meeting is on October 10 at 2.15pm in the Callister Hall, when Joyce Taylor will talk on The First Step. Visitors are always welcome to join them for what sounds intriguing and surely interesting.
Diary Date: New Year – Celebrate in style with your friends in the heart of East Keswick at the popular New Year’s Eve party in the village hall. Always a great event, there will be delicious food, live music, dancing and plenty of champagne to see in 2014. Even better, you can forget all about catering and travel arrangements – all you need to do is reserve your table. Please visit the website for more details – www.ekvh.org.uk