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Farmers’ Market


Farmers' Markets are held on the first Wednesday of every month in front of Selby Abbey between 8am-1pm.  The date for the next market is 7th September.


Parish Council


The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 14th September at 7pm in the village hall.  As usual, all residents are invited to attend.




Thank you to those residents who responded to the request  and  trimmed vegetation which was overhanging their boundary and causing a hazard.  There are however, still some places where pedestrians are forced into the road.  Please could you check that it is not your trees or bushes that are causing the problem.


“Greenish Fingers”


At the first meeting of  the gardening club in Cridling Stubbs, held on 30th August, it was decided that “Greenish Fingers” would be an apt name for the club.  Please see the green insert in this newsletter for details of future meetings and activities.


Selby & District Surewaters Project


Volunteers are required to act as Crew and Assistant Skippers on the Local Community Narrowboat.  No experience is necessary as full training will be provided and there is the opportunity to gain accredited qualifications. This is a free training opportunity for men and women who are unemployed, underemployed, rurally isolated or simply looking to learn new skills.  If you are interested in making new friends and being part of a team please call David or Jess on 01757 708201 for an informal discussion.


Good News


After some years of being unable to use the tip at Ferrybridge, NYCC has reached an agreement with WMDC that permits are to be made available to residents of the Selby District.  From 1st September, the tip at Ferrybridge will be available for use.  Please see the sign on the Village Hall notice board for details on how to obtain your permit.


Cridling Stubbs Community Fund


Responding to requests, the trustees who administer the Cridling Stubb Community Fund have allocated the following monies:

  • £1000 to Cridling Stubbs Management Committee towards the cost of lifting the deed of covenant regarding alcohol consumption, gambling and dancing in the village hall,

  • £300 to the youth club for video games equipment and art and craft materials

  • £200 to the Village Hall for a sound system.

These donations should provide improved facilities in the village, just what the Community Fund is there for.


Auction with Pie & Pea Supper


A reminder that the “happening” and fun-filled  place to be on Saturday 17th September at 7pm is our very own village hall!  This is an ideal opportunity to get rid of items you don’t want and buy someone elses.  Don’t forget the “services” that will also be up for auction.  Tickets are selling fast.


Youth Activities


The younger children have been enjoying their arts and craft activities over the school holidays.  The paper mache hot-air balloons went down particularly well!  Anyone who has artistic talents is very welcome to come along on Friday evenings.  So far, no-one has volunteered to share their cross-stitch skills.  Surely there is someone who could spare a little time to show some youngsters how it is done?


A group of primary-aged children and their parents spent a day “testing” various adventure playgrounds in Pontefract and Castleford and visited a factory in Upton to see equipment being made.  Their experiences will be used when the decision is made as to what equipment is bought for the new playground.


Heritage Open Days


Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples.  It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.


Locally, St Martin's Church, Womersley is a beautiful 12th century church with broach spire, magnificent stained glass and painted ceilings.  There will be a children's quiz and exhibitions of embroideries and photographs.  Opening times: Sat 10th September 10.30 - 16.30 and Sun 11th September 12.00 -16.30.