with a variety of tools, members of the gardening club managed to pick a
scorching hot afternoon to attack the weeds, litter and knee high grass in
the village hall grounds. With
green bins groaning and a trailer-full
to the tip, the area was soon tidied up. A big “thank you” to all who
gave their time and energy.
Fingers has just received £280 of funding which will be used for further
projects. Shortly, some of
this money will fund a
makeover in the village hall grounds with planters and hanging baskets to
brighten up the village.
The next meeting of Greenish Fingers will be held on Tuesday 1st August 2006 at 7pm in the village hall.
The next prize bingo session will be held on Tuesday 11th July and then (hopefully) every fortnight afterwards at 6.30pm.
The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is on Wednesday July 12th 2006. The new local neighbourhood police constable, Karen Wilson, will be present to give an update on recent changes. As usual, all residents are invited to attend. Please note that no Parish Council meeting is scheduled for August.
Thanks to all those residents, both children and adults, who were involved with planting the stone sign and wooden planter at each end of the village. Also, for the colourful artwork used in the village hall to accompany the World Cup.
World Cup Football
“Big Screen Football” on an 8 feet screen came briefly to the village hall whilst England were still in the World Cup 2006 tournament. The crowd, although small, was very vocal.
Keep practising the penalties, England and better luck next time!
Cridling Stubbs Educational Trust Fund
capital raised from the sale of the old Cridling Stubbs School was used to
set up an Educational Trust Fund by North Yorkshire County Council.
This Trust Fund is a registered charity whose trustees are local
people. Every year the charity makes £3000 available for awards for
to apply for this year’s awards are being distributed this week.
Anyone wishing to apply and has not received a form by the weekend
should see Councillor Jenny Adams at 55 Wrights Lane.
Please note that applications must be returned before Sunday 25th August 2006. Due to the heavy demand on this fund, applicants may not receive the full amount that they apply for.
Some residents have complained to the Parish Council that their drains are smelly, especially after heavy rain. If this is the case for your draIns, please put it in writing to a parish councillor or the clerk (a scrap of paper with your address is enough) so that Yorkshire Water can be approached about this problem.
2006 Flora and Fauna extracts-
of Prey such as merlins and buzzards are being seen on a regular basis.
Curlews are back on the site and also a pair of whimbrels (a
similar but smaller species of bird) have been sighted. These
are new to the Gale Commmon site. Another
first occurred on a very wet day in early May when three avocets were seen
on a lagoon. These
graceful-looking waders, which are a protected species, are rarely seen in
this part of the country.
couple of cormorants have been regularly seen diving and surfacing with
sticklebacks in their bills.
Over the last few weeks hares and stoats have been regularly sighted as have a family of fox cubs. Roe deer are still about but it is mostly solitary stags that are seen at present. Since the last Flora & Fauna log there have been no sightings of any common frogs. This is slightly disappointing as one was seen very early in the year and it was hoped they might, at last, begin to colonise the site. Toads abound and have done so for many years but frogs are rare.
interested in setting up a photography club in the village should see
Councillor Mick Shepherd at 37 Croft Lea.