Spring Fever: the evening was warm and sunny and as I walked towards the hall I could hear the sound of a trumpet being expertly played by Ollie Mulkeen. This event was held recently in Bardsey village hall and had been organised by Verity Mulkeen and her family in aid of Habitat for Humanity and she gave a short presentation of this worthwhile charity There was a super tombola and raffle tickets to purchase for the many prizes on offer. The majority of the audience were ladies with a sprinkling of brave men. Judi Cripps, NAFAS Area Demonstrator and sister of Christine Mulkeen had come from Derbyshire and did four spectacular flower arrangements whilst telling tales of her travels and her love of flowers. Throughout her delivery we heard that a great deal of the greenery had come from Kathleen Hartley’s garden, which must have a wonderful selection. The demonstrations were interspersed with Ollie Mulkeen playing and singing in Rat Pack and Buble’ fashion well known songs. The raffle was drawn with many happy recipients receiving wonderful prizes including the floral arrangements, meals for two at The Windmill, and a pedicure and manicure. All throughout the evening there had been an inviting array of nibbles and drinks on offer and these were enjoyed with the opportunity to chat to friends and acquaintances not seen for a while. Christine Mulkeen thanked everyone for their support and in excess of £800 was made on the evening and with generous donations afterwards.
Report of Bardsey cum Rigton Parish Council - held on May 9.
Police Forum – Six crimes reported during the last month four burglaries, one theft from a vehicle and one case of criminal damage.
It was unanimously agreed that Coun Stentiford should continue in this role.
Coun Bradford had tendered his resignation due to continuing ill health and he was thanked for his many years of service.
Vice chairman Coun Frankland agreed to serve for the coming year.
Bus shelters on A58 Metro has inspected these and agreed to carry out the necessary minor repairs.
Highways update Grange Close pavement resurfacing and patching completed on carriageway prior to micro asphalting when the contractors return to the area. Dropped kerbs on A58 across from Church Lane this work has now been completed.
Keswick Lane the pavement on the south side, from the traffic lights towards the bridge is to be resurfaced and the road patched with cold asphalt.
Woodacre Lane the pavement outside school is to be excavated and will be reinstated during half term. Also, potholes will be dealt with and slight patching to road may be necessary.
Syke Lane potholes will be dealt with.
A58 – Bank Top flooding close to bus stop on east side this is proving to be a tricky problem and is to be discussed with drainage experts.
Councillor vacancy if anyone is interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the clerk, June Gallant, 21 Rosecroft, East Keswick, giving brief details about yourself and stating what contribution you could make to vouncil. Alternatively, telephone 01937 573365 for further details.
Parish Walk the first will take place on Saturday, June 22 meeting at the bottom of Mill Lane at 2pm.
The next meeting will be on June 13 at 7.30pm in Bardsey Village Hall committee room. Full minutes published each month on the website www.bardseyvillage.org.uk and information to the Neighbourhood Plan.
Mothers’ Union: members and friends meet as usual in the Callister Hall today, Thursday at 2.15pm to hear Rev Louise Lancaster’s talk entitled A Tale of 2 Objects. Intrigued, then why not go along and find out more?
Allerton Deanery Service: this annual celebration of the family of the Anglican Churches in North East and Inner East Leeds will be happening tonight, Thursday at 7.30pm at Leeds Minster. The preacher will be Paul Hooper, Archdeacon of Leeds. This is an opportunity for ordinary church members to share in worship with people from the other churches in the deanery and get to know each other a bit better.
East Keswick Wildlife Trust: there will be a charcoal burn and children’s bushcraft morning in Ox Close Wood on Saturday. This will be a fun family event and again everyone is welcome to join them. Meet at 10am at Crabtree Lane car park and then walk down to the charcoal kilns to load and light them.
All Hallows: Rev Dr Jane de Gay will lead the 8am and 10.30am communion services on Sunday.
Diary Date: Collingham Ladies Forum annual strawberry tea on Friday, June 28 at the memorial hall at 2.30pm. As well as various stalls and strawberries they serve delicious homemade cakes, scones etc. Everyone is most welcome to come along and sample the fare.