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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.