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Parish Meeting or Parish Council


All households in the parish recently received a form asking residents to vote on the idea of the Parish Meeting becoming a Parish Council.  Would you please return these forms quickly in order that your opinion can be counted.


Environment Agency


On 21 June, village representatives of the Darrington Quarries Liaison Committee held another meeting with the area management of the Environment Agency.  The main issue to emerge from this meeting is the use of the freephone number 0800 807060.  This used to be a hotline number but is now to be used as an incident number.  It can be used at any time to report the smell, dust, scavengers, in fact anything that should not be happening on the landfill site. Please, please make use of this telephone number.  This only applies to the landfill site, not the quarry.  It is important to use this number as all incidents reported are placed directly on to the computer of the Environment Agency to be used as evidence.


Another issue raised was that the rubbish is left uncovered in the evenings and at weekends.  Darrington Quarries Ltd has just received a written warning for allowing this to happen.  That is why an attempt to cover the rubbish has been made this weekend.  The Area Manager of the Environment Agency is taking our complaints seriously.  They have started out-of-hours inspections as a result of our many complaints.


Children’s Library


At the request of some of the children, a trial of a small library for them is to be run in the village hall.  Donations of children’s books would be gratefully received to enable this project to work.  Please contact Lisa Smith or Claire Crossdale to have them collected.


Next Parish Meeting


The next Cridling Stubbs Parish Meeting is to take place on Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm in the village hall.  Items on the agenda are to include traffic calming in the village, an update from the Darrington Quarries Liaison Committee, grass cutting, a planning application at the old school and “should the Parish Meeting become a Parish Council”.  Everyone is very welcome to attend.



Forthcoming Events


The cost of campaigning hard against some of the activities at the Darrington Quarries Complex is high (e.g. photos, printing, telephone calls, and petrol).  In order to raise funds to enable this campaign to continue, a “Social Evening” is to be held soon at The Ancient Shepherd.  Further details will soon be available.  This will be a chance to help with this campaign as well as enjoying yourself.


Next Issue


If you have any news or information that you want to share with other residents of the village, please contact Bryan Crossdale at The Nook, Cobcroft Lane or Lisa Smith at 39 Croft Lea to have it included in the next issue of The Cridling News.