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The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is on Wednesday 8th November 2006 at 7pm.  As usual, all residents are invited to attend.  It is hoped, yet again, that the Neighbourhood Police Officer will be present.


Youth Activities


Preparations for an assortment of Halloween activities have kept the youngsters (and the oldies)of the youth club occupied over the last few weeks. (See Village Hall.)


New sports equipment for badminton and indoor tennis has been added to the list of amusements on offer.  The hall will shortly be marked out for adults to hire to make use of this equipment.


Village Hall


Thanks to Claire and friends and Lynda, the village hall will be festooned with scarey decorations ready for Halloween.  The hall will be open from 6-8.00pm on 31st October for the younger residents and afterwards for adults.


The next session of prize bingo will be held on Wednesday 15th November at 6.30pm in the village hall.



Mrs Irene Gill, died Saturday 7th October 2006.


Mrs Gill spent most of her married life in Cridling Stubbs.  Her husband, John, farmed at Manor Farm and Nearpark Farm in partnership with Dr Scholey.  They lived at Manor House.  On retirement they built a bungalow in the grounds of Manor House.  Later Mrs Gill moved into a bungalow at Hanover Green.


Mrs Gill was a member of the WRVS and did voluntary work at Pontefract General Infirmary.  During this time she received a twenty five years service medal.


She was very involved in all village activities.  She was one of the founder members of the Cridling Stubbs Village Hall Management Committee when it decided to buy the Wesleyan Chapel in 1957 and continued to be a member for many years.  Mrs Gill also supported the Produce Show and was a committee member until it was disbanded.  Mrs Gill’s obvious quality as a gardener was evident at Manor House and Manor Farm Bungalow and in her latter years her flower garden at Hanover Green was a delight. 


She will be remembered with high regard as being a lovely quiet, kind and reserved lady who was very generous with a delightful sense of humour.


Clean Sweep

(without a brush in sight)


All residents are invited by the police and Selby District Council to take part in a “clean sweep” of the village.  This involves walking around the village with police officers and councillors, identifying areas of concern.  It is hoped that these problem areas will then be improved by the relevant organisation.  Please meet at the village hall on Thursday 14th December at 10.00am.


More Cleaning…


Residents are asked to volunteer a little of their time to help maintain the village hall, especially when it has a booking for a particularly important event.  Even an infrequent half-hour would be much appreciated.  Armed with a litter picker and a bin liner, it is surprising (should that be disgusting?) how many pizza boxes, bottles of alcohol and cigarette packets can be cleared from the village hall grounds!!  Since the demise of the school and the Ancient Shepherd, the village hall is one of the few amenities left in Cridling Stubbs.  Local support will determine the viability of this amenity and whether the existing building can be renovated or, even better, replaced with one more fitting the demands of 21st century living.  Please try to help.


Dates for your Diary


A reminder that the Christmas Fair on 25th November will include a bottle tombola stall.  Any donations of bottles can be given to a parish councillor, village hall committee member or left at the hall on a Friday evening.


Greenish Fingers


By popular demand, following  last year’s successful Christmas decoration workshop, Emma Huddlestone returns!  This year, travelling from the depths of Lincolnshire, Emma will again demonstrate her artistic skills and help people produce their own Christmas decorations on Monday 11th December.


Power to the People


After a morning of arguing on the phone, CE Electric was “persuaded” to supply a generator last Sunday to avoid a day without electricity.  Just goes to show, complaining can work.