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John Chilton

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All Saints Church Spofforth: the service on Sunday, July 14 will be morning prayer at 10.30am.

Kerbside recycling: at Spofforth will be on Tuesday, July 16.

Spofforth Seniors: coffee morning will be on Tuesday, July 16 from 10-11.30am at the Long Memorial Hall.

Spofforth Women’s Institute: will have a fun quiz evening on Tuesday, July 16 at 7.30pm in the Long Memorial Hall. The competition item will be a riddle. They will be joined by members of their sister WI, Gargrave.

A reminder: that the Spofforth strawberry tea will take place in the sumptuous grounds of the Old Rectory, Church Lane, thanks to the generosity of Mark and Rachel Woodward. The date will be Sunday, July 14 commencing at 2.30pm and going on until round about 5pm. There will be the choice of local strawberries and cream or ice cream or strawberry jam and cream on scones baked by the ladies of the village. This will be accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee or a soft drink for the children. Pimms will be available by the glass or jug. Come along. Sit and enjoy a pleasant afternoon; chatting to your friends or neighbours or looking at the Horse Chestnut tree that was planted in 1704 to commemorate The Duke of Marlborough’s victory at the Battle of Blenheim. Tickets at £3.50 can be purchased at the local shops or from members of the In Bloom team. If you prefer you can pay at the gate. Children come in free if accompanied by an adult.

Yorkshire in Bloom: judges will visit Spofforth on Monday, July 15 at 10am. We are hoping to maintain the high standard that won us the title of best village in Britain when we won the gold award in Britain in Bloom last year. There will be a litter pick on Sunday, July 14 at 7pm. Any resident is more than welcome to come along and help as most of the in bloom committee will already be winding down after running the strawberry tea. The gold award was won by their efforts and also those of the whole village so, please, make sure that your frontages and gardens are neat, tidy and weed and litter free so that we can justify our well deserved title.

Spofforth with Stockeld Parish Council: will meet on Tuesday, July 16 at 7.30pm in the Long Memorial Hall.

Spofforth school’s: Kwik Cricket team represented the school at the recent Harrogate and district Kwik Cricket tournament. With two wins, a draw and one loss they came second , scoring more runs of all the teams in their group. The team from years four, five and six, consisted of Joe Johnson; Thomas Shaw; Joshua Draper; Lucas Hanson; Thomas Cooper and Codi Trower.