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    Autumn Bazaar


St Martin’s Church, Womersley is holding a Halloween-themed Autumn Bazaar on Saturday 30th October 2004 between 2-4pm at Womersley Village Hall.  All funds raised are destined for St Martin’s Church.


Pantomime Trip


If anyone is interested in taking part in a trip to see Dick Whittington at Bradford Alhambra in January, please see Jenny Adams at 55 Wrights Lane.


Farmers Market


There will be another Farmers Market at The Market Cross, Selby on Wednesday 3rd November from 8.30 until 1.30pm.


Ostrich burgers, Whitby crabs, preserves and plants are just a few of the items that will be on sale.


Village Hall


The Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning held in the village hall raised approx £80 for cancer relief.  A BIG “thank you” to all who participated in any way.  This proved to be very enjoyable as well as raising money for good causes, including the village hall which benefitted from the hire charge.


Still warm from the oven, rock buns and pies, fresh cream cakes and home made preserves were some of the mouth watering delicacies which flew off the stalls.


Green fingered gardeners went home to plant their tulips or grape hyacinth bulbs. Fashionistas departed with stylish additions to their wardrobe.  Book enthusiasts had a selection of paperbacks under-arm and some even made a start on their Christmas shopping!


An entertaining and productive morning all round.



Parish Council


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be Wednesday 10th November at 7pm in the village hall.




BT has recently extended the distance that broadband can reach from its Knottingley exchange.  This enables more houses to receive a broadband internet connection.  If you want a broadband connection and have previously been told you were too far away to be activated, it could be worth applying again.


Musical Event


Handel’s Messiah is to be performed, with orchestra and soloists, by Pontefract Choral Society at St Giles Church, Pontefract at 3pm on Sunday 21st November 2004.


For more details ring Hilary Speak on 607385.


Community Safety


Selby District Council’s Community Safety Partnership has some new members.  This Community Safety Partnership was created following the introduction of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.  It brings together Selby District Council, North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service as statutory members, as well as many other community and voluntary organisations.  The Community Safety Partnership aims to improve the quality of life of the community that it serves.


The new members are Dawn Clarkson who will co-ordinate its approach to anti-social behaviour and Janine Turner will tackle drug and alcohol misuse.  Cat Bradshaw is the new community safety officer who will co-ordinate the partnership’s work and compile its newsletter.


Youth Activities


Friday night youth activities in the village hall have ceased until futher notice.  This is due to the continued vandalism of the village hall including dog dirt smeared on the noticeboard, front door and steps, plumbing ripped from the wall, a bolt smashed off the toilet door, a broken window, a new fire extinguisher deliberately discharged along with the theft of a new fire extinguisher  sign, library books ripped apart, a shrub in the grounds being set on fire, chewing gum on the paving stones at the front of the door, litter in the grounds and sealant picked off the window frames.  The floor around the seat is covered in spit and tab ends.  Obscene messages and drawings have been left in the hall for anyone to see,  chewing gum spat into a young girl’s hair, stones have been thrown at both people and cars and pool equipment has been damaged through “sword fighting”. A stalwart group of volunteers have very generously given their time for at least 84 hours of youth activities since April.  Contrary to rumours circulating the village, they receive no payment whatsoever and even spend their own money travelling to stock the tuck shop.  Unfortunately their attempts to provide something positive for the youngsters have been repeatedly thrown back in their faces.