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The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is on Wednesday 11th October 2006 at 7pm.  As usual, all residents are invited to attend.  It is hoped that the Neighbourhood Police Officer will be present.


Youth Activities


The organisers of the youth activities have now been checked by the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB), something that was free as the organisers are all volunteers.  The Village Hall Committee have adopted a child protection policy as well as a vulnerable adults policy.  Codes of Good Practice covering these subjects have also been issued to all youth club and village hall volunteers.

Youngsters from the youth club have been enjoying some seasonal (and rather messy) activities.  Tie-dying using the natural dyes of elderberries proved great fun in making a variety of very colourful articles.  Singing has proved very popular over the last few weeks, due to the generous donation by the Cridling Stubbs Community Trust of money to buy a karaoke machine.  Maybe there are some budding X- Factor contestants but Mrs Osbourne has yet to put in an appearance.


Prize Bingo


The next session of prize bingo will be on Wednesday 18th October  (the third Wednesday of month) at 6.30pm in the village hall.


A Message from our Neighbourhood Police Sergeant


I have recently been informed that a major issue raised by residents was the fact that when they telephone the police non-emergency number, they have to convince the call-takers that they live in the North Yorkshire police area.  I have since contacted one of the supervisors from the call centre.  They are going to reiterate the fact that some villages in North Yorkshire have postcodes relating to West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire ie DN, WF, LS.  Hopefully after this the situation should improve.


However, can I ask that if you get through to the police and are told that you do not live in the North Yorkshire area, you need to obtain that personís name and collar number (usually 4 digits), plus the date and time of the call.  Please give this information to a Parish Councillor.  With no collar numbers, it is impossible to proceed with this issue.

Lesley Syson
PS787 Whitley and Eggborough Wards


Educational Trust Fund


Now in its third year, the Cridling Stubbs Educational Trust Fund continues to support village youngsters in  different ways.  Twenty one awards have been allocated this year for a variety of educational uses.  These include school residential trips, school uniforms, musical instruments such as flute, violin and guitar, and fees for university students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  School leavers going into Further Education have also benefitted from a share of the £3000 allocated.


Thanks to the trustees of this fund for giving their time and effort to administer the money.  Without these volunteers none of the awards would be posssible.


Community Safety

(Joint Action Group)


Do you have concerns about what is happening in local villages?  If so, the first meeting of the Joint Action Group for the South Selby area, on Monday 9th Oct 7pm at Eggborough Methodist Church, will give you the opportunity to raise these issues with our Neighbourhood Policing Officers and other partners with responsibility for Community Safety.  Input from residents is needed to influence how NYCC Police (and others) prioritise their work.  This is a really good opportunity to make contact with our local police officers,  something which can be difficult as many residents have discovered.  Make the most of the chance to have your say on the Community Safety issues which affect you and help to make the community a better and safer place for all.  Have you anything to lose?


Dates for your Diary


A Halloween event will be held on Tuesday 31st October.


Saturday 25th November will be the launch of the Cridling Stubbs Parish Plan and Christmas Fair.


The Christmas Fair will include a bottle tombola stall.  Any donations of bottles, from tomato sauce to champagne, can be given to a parish councillor, village hall committee member or left at the hall on a Friday evening.