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Dirty Roads

 

The Parish Council have now started a campaign to keep the road clean between Kellingley Colliery and Cridling Stubbs level crossing.  If any resident has any evidence ie. photographs or videos of their dirty cars caused by the slurry dropping off UK Coal wagons or accidents or near-misses caused by the filthy road, please talk to a Parish Councillor.  A dossier is being prepared to give to the relevant officer of NYCC.

 

Gale Common Flora and Fauna

 

This is to be a regular feature of the newsletter.

 

In October, birds seen at Gale Common include grey wagtail, jay, kingfisher, wigeon, goldeneye, woodcock, gadwall, mistle thrush, lapwing, and golden plover.  A large falcon that is possibly a peregrine has also been seen harassing the lapwing and golden plover.  This is the first known sighting of two kingfishers together at the site and the pair of gadwall are also the first to be seen there.  Stoats were being seen more often than usual and squirrels were busy preparing for winter.  The fruit and berries have ripened earlier than usual.

 

Christmas Carols in Cridling Stubbs

 

A final reminder that carol singing will take place around the village on Monday 22nd December.  Anyone wanting to take part should meet at the junction of Wrights Lane and Cobcroft Lane at 6.30 pm with a torch.  Word sheets will be provided.  Anyone with requests for a particular carol to be sung outside their house should contact Claire Crossdale at The Nook, Cobcroft Lane.

 

After the carols, seasonal refreshments will be available in the Village Hall.

 

Parish Council Meeting

 

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 Jan 2004 at 7.00 pm in the village hall. (please note the different day due to a regular booking of the village hall.)  The Agenda for the meeting will be posted on the Village Hall notice board as usual.

 

The Parish Council wants to hear from younger residents.  Therefore, the first part of the meeting will be a “Parish Meeting” to discuss youth issues in the village.  All residents (of any age) are invited but under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Recycling Update

 

Over 200 tonnes of paper and cardboard and 83 tonnes of mixed glass were collected in September as Selby’s waste recycling scheme got underway.  The project, covering 31,000 households saw a 65% increase in the amount of waste disposed for recycling compared to figures for August.

 

Additional schemes in the pipeline include green wheelie bins for garden waste, recycling banks for plastic and tin can collections.  However, for now, both plastic and tin cans can be deposited in the containers situated in the car park at the rear of Knottingley Sports Centre.  Over the holiday period please refer to the printed calendar and the poster outside the village hall for information on collection days.

 

Selby District Council have finally recognised that there is a problem with flytipping, litter and abandoned cars in the district.  They have issued an email address, cleanstreets@selby.gov.uk and a telephone number if you want to report waste issues.  The Clean Streets hotline number is 01757 292044.

 

Community Trust Fund Committee

 

The first meeting has been held and work is underway to establish the terms under which this charity will operate.  This is not an easy job as The Charity Commission require various forms to be completed, but hopefully, some monies should be released soon.

 

Cridling Stubbs Educational Trust Fund

 

The appeal (in the last newsletter) for residents to serve on the Educational Trust Fund Committee has, so far, been unsuccessful.  The possibility of an “awards” scheme can only go ahead if some volunteers come forward.  Please see a Parish Councillor if you would like to be a part of this committee.

 

Operation Ratcatcher

 

This operation has been launched by the North Yorkshire Police to give residents an opportunity to support their local police by providing information to the Crimestoppers charity.  Information will be passed on and action will be taken quickly to deal with issues and problems. The Crimestoppers number is (Freephone) 0800 555 111 and is available 24 hours a day.