Cridling Stubbs Parish Council
The Parish Council is about to be formed. As there were only five nominations for the five posts, no election has been held. The five Parish Councillors for the next four years from 6th May will be:
Bryan Crossdale 674031
Shaun Longley 677782
Moira Williams 675383
All residents are most welcome to attend Parish Council meetings, the
first of which will be after the final Parish Meeting on 6th May at 7.00.
An Easter Egg Hunt was held at the Village Hall Library on 9th April.
All the children (eventually) managed to find a bag of eggs but it
is thought only a few found their way back home!
The Lucky Number Easter Egg competition was won by Dale Longley. This
fund-raising effort raised £30 for “Friends of Cridling Stubbs”.
Thanks to Mr & Mrs Hallam for donating the Easter Egg and to
all who bought a number.
Due to several complaints received by the Parish Meeting about the bus
service through the village, Arriva have been contacted.
The company has given us a hotline telephone number to contact them
when there is another problem. This is 08701201088.
They also require details of the times buses do not turn up, are
late or take the wrong route. If
we complain every time a bus fails to turn up, eventually Arriva may do
something about it.
The village has received a grant of £550 (90% of the cost) to help pay for a stone sign. This will incorporate the name of the village and is to be erected at the northern end of Wrights Lane. After its construction, the surrounding area will be planted with a variety of bulbs ready for next Spring.
Do you remember?
The village website has received a message from Eric Addy in Bunbury,
Western Australia who was born in Cridling Stubbs in 1936. His
parents were Herbert and Mary Jane Addy, their other children included
Joan and Bill. Eric is asking
if anyone has any memories of these Addy fowks.
If you can recall anything, Claire Crossdale will pass it on to
Eric. Hopefully, there might
be something to add to the Village Archive material.
Another message with a Cridling Stubbs connection has been received from a
descendant of the very wealthy London business man William Tomlinson. He
died in 1838 leaving
freehold estate and hereditaments situate and lying at Cridling Stubs near
Pontefract in the County of York”
his daughter Bridget Russell Spencer and husband John. We don’t know exactly where this William came from but his
father was a farmer in Pontefract. Therefore,
if anyone has Tomlinson or Spencer ancestors and family tales of 19th
century wealth, “exquisite Turkish carpets”, properties and factories
in England and abroad……….. we have more information!
two new litter bins in the village are now in operation, the only problem
is finding the correct department within Selby DC to empty them! Thanks to the young persons who cleared up their own rubbish
from under the trees near the bypass.
Keep up the good work.
The Ancient Shepherd and Village Hall
An explanation of the proposals to purchase The Ancient Shepherd is on the
back page of this newsletter. Anyone
who has not returned their questionaire and who supports this scheme are
asked to return them as soon as possible.
Future of The Ancient Shepherd and the Village Hall
residents have misunderstood the proposed project to purchase the village
pub and sell the village hall. The
front half of The Ancient Shepherd would be retained as a pub.
However, this would be completely separate from the rear half (what is now the
restaurant) which would be for community use to replace the village hall.
The fenced-off area at the rear of the car park would become a
children’s playground with access via a fenced area through one edge of
the car park. The Ancient
Shepherd complex would therefore become three separate areas, a
playground, a pub and a community centre.
The outbuildings at the rear of the pub could possibly become a
village shop, staffed by volunteers.
Educational Trust Fund would not
be used to purchase the pub, it would be used to purchase the land and set
up a playground in the fenced area, a right and proper use for the Fund.
Only about 50% of the fund would be used, not 100% as previously
stated. The remainder of the
Fund would still be available for bursaries or awards.
Money received from the sale of the village hall would be used to
purchase the community centre section of the pub building. The pub section
of the building would be purchased using funding obtained from elsewhere
(grants etc.). The pub would
be run as a business by an experienced person on behalf of the village
with profits being used to improve all aspects of the village.
It would be overseen by a management committee with appropriate
proposed project would not result in children using the pub facilities any
more than they do now. In
fact, it would be less because sweets, crisps and pop could be purchased
from the shop instead of “over the bar” which is what happens at the
this explanation, it is hoped you can support the proposals, proposals
aimed at putting the heart back into the village by giving our children
somewhere to play, by giving all residents somewhere to meet, by giving
the village a focal point. If
you can support this proposal, please return your questionnaire or ask a
Parish Councillor for another if you have misplaced the original.