UK Coal Liaison
A liaison committee has just been set up to try to find a solution to the
problems caused by UK Coal transporting coal slurry from Kellingley
Colliery to Womersley Quarry. The
condition of the road is often a disgrace and so this will be the first
problem to be addressed.
Spring Lodge Quarry
Selby District Council have recently refused the Sep 2003 planning application from Farokh Sarkari to develop Spring Lodge Quarry as a jet ski centre.
It is now hoped that the disused water-filled quarry can be adopted for
use for non-motorised water sports, for example canoeing, fishing and
sailing as well as a nature reserve.
Cridling Stubbs Village Hall Library
The village hall library, open on Wednesdays during school term-time from
3.30pm, now has a selection of popular adult fiction in the form of audio
tapes. Come along and join
Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council will take place on
Wednesday 25th February at 7.00 in Cridling Stubbs Village Hall.
It seems a long time ago but thanks to all those residents and visitors,
both young and not so young, with and without singing voices who made the
carol singing a success. Feedback
indicates the singing was very much appreciated. The refreshments
afterwards certainly were!
Stay Put Service
Backed by North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council, the
Stay Put service offers assistance to elderly or disabled householders to
carry out repairs, improvements and adaptations to enable them to remain
in their own homes. Stay Put
is also compiling a list of approved contractors.
Further information is available on 01757 213777.
Cridling Stubbs Educational Trust Fund
Further to the appeal in the previous two newsletters, volunteers are
still needed to enable the proposed “Awards Scheme” to be implemented.
Later in the year the Boundary Committee is to hold a referendum for North
Yorkshire residents as to whether or not they favour a Yorkshire Regional
Assembly. A second question
in the referendum will ask, if the majority are in favour of a Regional
assembly, what form this should take? It
is likely that there will be at least two options, the two “choices”
for Selby being
1. to join the existing North Yorkshire area to form one unitary authority
2. to join the existing East Riding of Yorkshire to form one unitary
Another possibility is that Selby should link with York.
At the moment, this will not be an option.
If you would like this link to be a third option in the referendum,
please see a Parish Councillor or write directly to the Boundary Committee
before 23rd February at
Local Government Review Team
North Yorkshire County Review
The Boundary Committee for
Great Peter Street
Extracts from the November and December 2003 Report.
A small herd of roe deer has been seen many times this month, probably about five animals in all. Although roe deer are solitary in the summer, they do tend to roam in smallish groups during the Winter months.
On the 13th Nov a large flock of fieldfare descended noisily (from Scandinavia) on the trees around the office area and promptly started to feed on the abundant berries.
The titmice and finches are roaming the site in large flocks. The juveniles of the broods follow each other from copse to copse searching for insects among the bark of the trees. They will spend most of the winter in these loose flocks until Spring comes when they will split up into pairs to breed.
A small group of pochard was seen in late November. These are the first visitors of this species to be noted for many months. One northern shoveler has been seen on a lagoon. Although the drakes are very colourful birds, their most striking feature is the enormous spatulate bill with which they feed by making broad sweeps through shallow water. It is unlikely that this duck will find sufficient food on site and will probably move off shortly.
British Energy has entered the site as a participant in the BTO-Hanson
Business Bird Challenge 2004. This
means, among other things, that staff at the site shall be monitoring the
bird species in particular more closely than ever.
There may be scope for volunteer assistance in this enterprise, so
if you are interested please contact John Lupton or Paul Etherington at