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Lou Graham

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Sicklinghall Parish Council: at the last meeting, Patrick Brady resigned as chairman and Stephen Blaney was elected as chairman. At the end of September two parish councillors will have a meeting with Yorkshire Housing (the developers of the Affordable Housing scheme), to find out more about their plans for the houses to be built and to have confirmation that the quality of the materials to be used will be what has been agreed previously. It will also be confirmed that the housing will be for local people. Harrogate Borough Council have arranged a public meeting, to be held in the village hall on October 8 between 4-7pm. There will be more details about this later. Low Flush Pond is to be cleared and also the drains that run into it. This is a job that may have to be done in stages because of the winter approaching and extra water filling it. This follows flooding recently to the gardens across the road. The drains on that side of the road and further up the village have been cleared. North Yorkshire County Council is drilling the concrete bases of the bridge to East Keswick, to try and find out the extent of the problem. Funding for the repair is yet to be decided by the two authorities involved. The next parish council meeting will be on December 5 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

Sicklinghall Field Day: thanks to a lot of hard work by a dedicated team, the village hall committee were delighted with all the support they received to enable them to raise an amazing £2,000 towards the renovation of the hall.

St Peter’s Church: another dedicated team were also delighted with their summer fund raising event – a flower festival in church which raised over £800 towards the building of a new kitchen in the church. Thanks to everyone who was involved in helping to make this event so successful.

The Harvest Thanksgiving Service: will be in church on Sunday, October 6 at 11am. This will be followed by lunch in the village hall. This year there is an opportunity for the congregation to show their many skills by bringing something they have made to the village hall to display and even sell. All are invited to join in this celebration of harvest and our talented community.