Burglaries and thefts have been reported in Darrington. These included the stealing of two cars, house break-ins during the day when the houses were occupied, garden furniture being stolen and even plants dug up and taken. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant.
A typed agenda at a NYCC Meeting had our village down as Cuddling Stubbs.
Should we expect a sudden rise in the population in the area?
Secondly, from the internet:
(n) The stunted, misshapen
fingers and thumbs of teenagers who have spent too long sending text
messages on their mobile phones.
Thanks to a good response for both co-ordinators and participants, the
Cridling Stubbs Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is now up and running.
All residents should now have received an information pack.
Attached to this newsletter is a list of all houses in the village
with contact details of the co-ordinator covering those addresses.
Thanks to Mike Dearnley
(exercise machine) and David Myatt (wardrobe) for donating items which were sold in aid of Village Hall funds.
The next meeting is 7pm Tues 26th August in the Village Hall.
All are welcome.
Darrington Quarries Update
The planning application by Darrington Quarries to excavate stone in an
area much further away from the village was accepted by NYCC on 29th July.
This means that the quarry nearest the village (Darrington East)
will very shortly be finished and restoration will take place.
The village will benefit from a Trust Fund to be set up by the
Company into which £5000 per
year will be paid for community uses.
When the Darrington East quarry has been filled in and landscaped,
it is hoped that residents will be able to use the area for football,
walking and even picnicing.
Village Hall Library
The end of the school year was celebrated at the Village Hall Library with pop and ice creams.
Officially the library is closed until Wednesday 3rd Sept but do keep an
eye open for any occasional openings during the holidays.
Donations of books, especially in the 9-13 age group, will be much
At the instigation of some of the young people in the village, a petition was formed and a meeting arranged on Thur 17th July to discuss possible solutions to the desparate lack of play facilities in Cridling Stubbs. This meeting was well attended by all age groups and some very positive suggestions made.
Concerted efforts are being made to secure appropriate play facilities.
The situation is looking promising but
positive input from all sections of the community are needed to
In the meantime there are LOTS of local children’s activities
this summer. Some of these
Selby District Council Leisure & Cultural Services are arranging
sports and games at Womersley Primary School
for ages 8-12 years, cost £2.50 per session on the following
afternoons: Wed 6th Aug, Wed 13th Aug, and Wed 20th Aug.
Ring Rebecca Walters, Sports Development Officer, on 01757 292245 for
Library 01977 722450 are running summer activities for 6-11 year olds at
11.00 -12.00 on the following dates: Wed 6th Aug, Wed 13th Aug, and Wed
The session on the 6th Aug is a “ZooLab” which is a fun,
exciting and hands-on animal workshop.
The Zoo Lab sesssions cost £1, admission by ticket only.
The other library activities mentioned in this newsletter, are
77688 are also holding Zoo Lab sessions on Wed 6th Aug from 2-3 for ages 5-7 and 3.30-4.30 for 8-11 year olds.
On Wed 13th Aug, it is “Jungles”, 10.30-11.30 for ages 5-7 and
2.30-3.30 for 8-11 year olds.
On Wed 20th Aug, it is “Music Workshop” at 10.30-11.30 for ages 4-6
and 2.30-3.30 for 7-11 year olds.
Library 01977 722085 is holding a ZooLab session on Thurs 7th Aug,
Knottingley Sports Centre is holding a variety of activities including Rugby
League coaching, Kwik Cricket, Skittles, Circuits, Soccer, Basket Ball,
Bouncy Castle, Badminton, Squash, Racketball and Table Tennis. Fun
swimming sessions are held Mon- Fri from 2.00-3.00pm. Swimming lessons are
available, supported by some discount McDonalds Meal Vouchers! Leaflets
are available from the Sports Centre or Libraries with more details.
A reminder that the Village
Hall, for a £1 donation to
cover the provision of bats and balls, is available for table tennis.
Adult supervision is necessary at all times.
Bookings can be made by contacting a member of the Village Hall