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Brenda Sanderson

01937 573352

Bardsey Horticultural Society: have been organising the annual village show since 1945. This popular traditional event was held at the beginning of September and was successful in spite of this year’s dreadful weather. The committee thank all those who took part as well as those who helped set up and dismantle the hall or serve teas. Unfortunately this annual show could be in jeopardy due to long serving committee members retiring after the show in 2013. They need new blood to help with the planning and running of this event and also able bodied volunteers to set up and dismantle tables for the show and also the spring plant sale. If you wish this village event to continue and are willing to get involved please contact Gillian Taylor (secretary) on 01937 573708.

Mothers’ Union: Marion Hickson, leader, welcomed members to the November meeting and led a short act if worship which commenced with the hymn Breath on me Breath of God. Notices of future events were given including the Deanery Advent Service at St. Aidens’ on December 4. Discussion on how to decorate their entry at the Christmas Tree Festival to be held in All Hallows on December 7,8 and 9 were fruitful. Members had brought items of interest to speak about and these were shared and Pat Stone read poems, which were enjoyed by all. Refreshments were taken leisurely and the opportunity for a chat. Their next meeting is on Thursday, December 13 when Mr Bill Ratcliffe will talk about the Life and Times of Stanley Holloway.

Public Meeting: this was held on a Saturday recently in the village hall and many residents went along to hear more about the possible housing sites proposed in the area. Plans and information on each of the 14 sites were available to view, with each proposing from five to 525 houses, and the steering committee had classified the sites as green, amber and red and residents had the opportunity to agree or disagree. Obviously much groundwork had gone into organising the day and no doubt the committee will now take into account the views of the residents before going to the next stage with Leeds City Council.

Young Mayor of Leeds: Year 6 student at Bardsey Primary School, Oliver Larking, whose manifesto was short listed along with those of 9 other finalists, was victorious and became Young Mayor of Leeds. All ten finalists were invited to a prestigious celebration at Leeds Civic Hall on November 8 when the Lord Mayor announced the winner of the public vote. Oliver then accompanied the Lord Mayor on stage to turn on the Christmas Lights in front of 20,000 people. Well done Oliver.

Bardsey Primary School: with the onset of autumn they held their Harvest Festival celebration in school and gave thanks for their good fortune. The children took an amazing amount of basic food and these were donated to children’s charities in the community. Year 6 children once again represented the school by supporting the MacMillan Coffee Morning at the end of September which raised a massive £500. The feedback from the community about how polite, sensible and hardworking the pupils were and a credit to the school. Their children have been taking part in a variety of sporting challenges including netball, rugby and football – hopefully trophies will be won this season.

Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair: takes place on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Over 70 stalls of festive gifts and food, perfect for all your Christmas shopping. Take along the family to visit Santa’s Grotto and indulge in hot turkey sandwiches. Refreshments served throughout the day. Admission is £2.50 for adults and children free.

Diary Date: please make a note in your diary that Burns Night will be celebrated in Bardsey Village Hall on January 26. Tickets will be on sale soon with proceeds for the village hall development fund.