message from the North Yorkshire Police Co-ordinator states that
“dedicated criminal gangs are still targeting our area specifically
to steal high value cars by committing house burglaries to locate the car
keys. In the last 6 weeks, 5
such crimes have been committed and Audis, Mercedes and BMW cars have been
stolen. The thieves break
into peoples' homes and search for the car keys so as to override any car
security systems. Please
ensure you do not leave car keys lying around in the kitchen or in
after midnight Wednesday 8th October, a car was seen driving
off at a fast speed out of a farmyard at Womersley after stealing diesel
from a tank.
Please note and report any sightings of suspicious vehicles you see out
At last, the planting of bulbs at the entrance to the village is imminent.
Residents are invited to take part in the planting of a variety of
spring bulbs. Please bring a trowel and meet near the Cridling Stubbs stone
sign at 11.00 am on Saturday 25th October. Primary school children must be accompanied by an adult.
If the initial planting is successful, it is hoped to extend the
planting scheme next year to other areas in the village.
Thank you to the people who have donated bulbs in addition to those
purchased by the Parish Council.
Parish Council Meetings
Residents are reminded that if they wish to speak on agenda items they
need to give at least 24 hours notice to a Parish Councillor.
Non- agenda items may be raised (without giving notice) during
Public Question Time.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
A good time was had by all on 26th September raising £125 for Macmillan
Cancer Relief into the bargain. Thank
you to everyone who knitted, cooked, donated, bought and generally
participated in any other way. The
number of people attending in Cridling Stubbs Village Hall were counted as
part of the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest coffee morning.
Community Trust Fund
A Community Trust Fund has been set up as part of the legal agreement
which Cridling Stubbs Parish Council has reached with WRG (the parent
company of Darrington Quarries Ltd) regarding its future activities in the
area. Two residents are
needed to become Trustees, joining the five others already appointed.
If you wish to become a member of this committee, please apply in
writing to a Parish Councillor before 6.00 pm on Sunday 19th October.
If there are more than two applicants, a village ballot will be
Gale Common Revisited
These trips have been so popular (and oversubscribed) that the organiser
has felt, at times, rather like a travel company! 27 people took the opportunity to visit this very unique
site. Apologies to the staff at Gale Common, who voluntarily gave up their
their time and Sunday
roast beef and Yorkshires in order to escort the visitors around the site.
Highlights included the
offroad riding (especially enjoyed by the youngsters), realisation that
material from Cridling Stubbs is used in space travel whilst the plants,
animals and views were fantastic. Dragon flies, red legged partridges
(bigger and more brightly coloured than the native
grey ones), Emley Moor and York Minster were just some of the additional
sights spotted this time.
A date for your diary as we approach THAT time of year!
around the village on Monday 22nd December at 6.30pm
Cridling Stubbs Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st
October at 7pm in the village hall.
Spring Lodge Quarry
The latest planning application from the owner, Farokh Sarkari (dated
September 2003) is to develop this disused quarry as a centre for jet
skis. Womersley Parish
Council and residents have requested the support of Cridling Stubbs
residents to prevent this application from being approved.
Currently this site has planning permission for use as a nature
reserve and for non -motorised water-based activities.
Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is trying to get the site put to
this use. John Grogan, MP for
Selby, is actively involved with regular meetings being held and funding