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Brenda Sanderson

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Bardsey cum Rigton Parish Council: meeting November 8. Police Forum – PCSO Rebecca Jackson attended and reported two burglaries of dwellings and two cases of criminal damage. Possible speed restrictions on Wike Lane – The clerk reported that no definite decision had yet been taken by LCC. Provision of further bins – Couns had agreed on the installation of a large LCC litter bin at the bus stop at Bank Top. They had also agreed that a post-mounted bin would be more appropriate close to Callister Hall. Highways - A58 – 30mph sign close to Church Lane is overgrown and a request has been made to the Highways Dept. to clean the sign and make it more visible. Mill Lane – Nick Borras is going to look at the issues of problem parking and will feed back outcome although he is not optimistic he can come up with an answer to solve the problem. Dropped Kerbs - Coun Hoyland had been told by Kasia Speakman that work on the dropped kerbs, from Church Lane and across the A58 to the bus stop, should commence between December 3 and 7. Snow Clearing – New guidance has recently been published by the Department of Transport. The guidance states that there is no law stopping you from clearing snow. If an accident did happen, it is highly unlikely that you would be sued as long as you are careful and use common sense to ensure that you don’t make the pavement or pathway more slippery than before. It is a good idea to spread salt and/or sand onto the cleared areas in order to prevent any ice forming. For further advice on snow clearing please see our village website. Village Pond – a working party consisting of the PC Chairman, Mark Hullah and local residents have cleaned the weed from the pond. Neighbourhood Plan – The Open Day for residents went ahead on Saturday, November 10. For further information on this subject including all Steering Group minutes please go onto their website and click onto Neighbourhood Plan. Daffodil Bulbs – Bulbs have been given by LCC and these are to be planted around the village to add to the spring display. Flower tubs and village signs – These have been planted up with winter flowering pansies and primroses and our thanks go to Carole Carter, Pauline Hills and Coun Flockton. Thanks to all the volunteers who keep the tubs watered and cared for throughout the year. The next meeting will be on Thursday, December13 in Bardsey Village Hall Committee Room. The first 10 minutes of the meeting will be set aside to deal with any issues raised by members of the public. Full minutes are published each month on the website

Bardsey Bridge Club Results: October 18 – Gwen and Roy Buckle and Pauline and Geoffrey Tatman. October 25 – Glenn Thomas and David Blackwell. November 1 – Hazel and Dave Padgett. November 8 – Glenn Thomas and David Blackwell and Pauline Tatman and Brian Tungate.

Children’s Society Boxes: yes, it’s that time of the year again, when collecting boxes are called in for opening, emptying and large amounts of copper and silver can be taken to the bank. Can we beat last year’s figure? Please let Marion Hickson have your box, either by leaving in church or give her a ring on 572891 to arrange collection. New box holders are always welcome, it’s amazing how your loose change adds up each year.

Welcome Pack: New to Bardsey - Have you recently moved to Bardsey and, if so, would you like a welcome pack to help you get to know more about our village? The pack contains a letter of welcome, useful phone numbers, a contact list for all the clubs and societies, notes on local walks and footpaths, bus timetables and a copy of Bardsey Village Design Statement and Bardsey 2000, which contains much information on the history and future development of the village. The pack can be obtained from the back of All Hallows or from the Parish office 574253.

Giant Christmas Jumble Sale: to be held on Sunday from noon-2pm in Bardsey Village Hall in aid of new school hall curtains at Bardsey Primary School. Entrance is only 50p. If anyone has any jumble to donate please take to the hall on Sunday from 10am or give Heidi Potter a ring on 573496 to arrange collection on the Saturday.

Christmas Tree Festival: at All Hallows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am-4pm. Do go along and enjoy the magical atmosphere of our lovely old church. The theme is Christmas Carols and songs and seasonal refreshments are available. A musical hour will be held on the Saturday at 4pm when adults and children will sing, play musical instruments and dance. There will be carols for everyone to sing and a special performance by a community choir. The Festival concludes with a Parish Christingle Service at 4pm on the Sunday, where everyone is welcome, even if you are not a churchgoer and all will go home with their own Christingle. Children are especially welcome – take the family.

Bardsey Sports Club: Family Christmas Party –on Sunday from 2–5pm with their special guest Santa, admission only £3 per child and Santa needs to know who is coming so that no child is disappointed. Please contact Sharon asap on or text on 07917 155007. Drinks, crisps and cupcake – disco with DJ and games. Go along and join in the fun.

East Keswick WI: Their AGM in November went very smoothly, sadly Pat Stodart has resigned as president, due to ill health but has agreed to stay on the committee. Betty Pattinson was elected to take over by an overwhelming majority. After the business was concluded Christine Hanlon ran her very popular jewellery stall in aid of St. Gemma’s Hospice. Christine has raised a great deal of money over the years for this worthy cause and works very hard. Their meeting on Tuesday will be the Christmas Party at 2.30pm in East Keswick Village Hall.

Bardsey cum Rigton WI: their Christmas dinner will be held at Wetherby Golf Club on Wednesday at 7pm for 7.30pm. The competition is for a wrapped gift costing no more than £3, Any member requiring transport please contact a committee member. The WI always welcome new members – joining them could be your New Year Resolution.

Mothers’ Union: Members look forward to an entertaining afternoon on Thursday at 2.15pm in the Callister Hall as Bill Ratcliffe will be present to tell them about the life of Stanley Holloway and to perform some of his well known monologues. Visitors always very welcome.