Bardsey News


Brenda Sanderson

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Bardsey cum Rigton Parish Council – Meeting September 13: Several local residents attended the meeting raising various concerns - the speed of vehicles on Wike Lane, parking on the footpath along Keswick Lane particularly on Sundays, litter in the playground and the lack of footpath at the junction of Keswick Lane and Wike Lane. Chairman explained PC discussions to date and that LCC meet on October 4 regarding the speed limit on Wike Lane. Police – five crimes were reported in the village last month. Highways – A number of issues had been discussed at a meeting between PC reps and Steve Parry. An extensive response has been received from Steve Parry updating the PC on the current status of works.

Village Historical documents – Couns agreed these were to be stored in the village hall. Condition of the ginnel adjacent to the Bingley Arms – The ginnel has now been cleared by GGS. Park Field – Fencing damaged below the embankment is to be repaired. Playground – The report has been received from the inspection in August 2012 and Couns agreed to forward this to the equipment providers for their consideration and response. Neighbourhood Plan – The Steering Committee meetings are continuing. Chairman explained to Couns a public meeting is planned for November 10 for villagers to input their opinions and concerns with regard to this plan. Dropped Kerbs – Coun Hoyland reported that this matter was still ongoing and that she is in discussion with LCC. Website – Coun Frankland is in the process of updating the website with information regarding the Neighbourhood Plan meetings and village responses from the questionnaires distributed. Wheelchair – a new wheelchair has been bought and can be borrowed by villagers . Please contact Marion Hickson to arrange. The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 11 7.30pm in Bardsey village hall Committee Room. The first ten minutes will be set aside to deal with any issues raised by residents. Full minutes are published each month on our web site

Bardsey and East Keswick Walking Group will meet on Sunday at Bardsey village hall at 10am to do a local walk around Harewood. Please bring whatever refreshments you require and dogs are welcome. See you there.

The speaker this month at Bardsey Cum Rigton Women’s Institute: is Mike O’Dowd who will talk about puppy walking for the Guide Dogs. They meet in Bardsey village hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday. Do go along and join them for what promises to be a fascinating evening. The competition is a dog ornament. Visitors always welcome.

Organ Recitals: Bardsey residents are encouraged to support forthcoming recitals in St. Mary’s Church, Boston Spa. In 2009 the heritage lottery fund made a generous grant of £50,000 towards the restoration of the Forster and Andrews (1873) organ. The restoration has now been completed and the people of St. Mary’s would like to invite everyone to hear it played. A series of recitals have been arranged for this autumn and are as follows. Saturday, October 13 – John Scott Whiteley, York Minster Organist Emeritus. Saturday, October 27 – David Pipe, York Minster Director of Music. Saturday, November 10– John Bradbury, York. All events commence at 7.30pm and entry is £8 to include a glass of wine. Do go along and hear some wonderful music.