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The Cridling News

Issue Number: 44 Date 23 November 2006



Scary Night


Ghouls, ghosts, witches, Dracula, Shaun of the Dead, mummies and other assorted characters were out in force at the village hall on Halloween night.


Games, raffles, fireworks, karaoke and spooky music were much enjoyed. The themed food was variously described as “fun”, “absolutely revolting” or “delicious” even though the stash of “eyeball” ice cubes in the freezer were forgotten! Claire Wilson’s cover version of The Bangles’ hit “Manic Monday” on the karaoke machine was superb (but she has been practising at the youth club).


Thanks to all those who worked extremely hard to give the youngsters something positive to do on a potentially disruptive evening. Unfortunately this hard work did not prevent all inappropriate behaviours in the village. Elderly residents living in Hanover Green were extremely frightened by youths banging on doors and windows. One lady said “I thought my house was falling in”. In another incident, probably connected with the first one, planters were upturned in gardens on Wrights Lane.


Illegal Parking

on Footpaths


Another reminder that residents and their visitors are sometimes causing obstructions by parking on pavements. This is illegal and has been reported by some residents to the parish council. Therefore the Police are being asked to help solve this problem.


Parish Council


The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is on Wednesday 13th December at 7.00pm. As usual, all residents are invited to attend. Inspector Mark Khan has promised that he himself will attend if our new Neighbourhood Police Officer Tony Morton cannot be present.


Youth Activities


With the assistance of some extra volunteers, as well as the usual extremely hard-working ones, the youngsters have enjoyed decorating the hall over the last few weeks. Making Christmas decorations from a stained glass window kit is proving to be very popular but the most popular was decorating the toilets! The outside of the hall has been lit with a lot of hard work and a very generous donation from the Community Fund.


Cridling Stubbs Parish Plan


The “Cridling Stubbs Design Statement and Parish Plan” has now been published. During the last year many residents have worked very hard on this project. To mark its completion, residents of Cridling Stubbs parish and Hanover Green are invited to enjoy a complimentary drink and collect their free personalised copy at the Christmas Fair.


Greenish Fingers


On Monday 11th December 2007 at 6.30pm in Cridling Stubbs Village Hall, there will be a workshop, led by Emma Huddlestone, to make Christmas wreaths. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served to sustain energy levels and hopefully numb the inevitable pricked fingers. Remember to bring a Phillips screwdriver, secateurs, gardening gloves and appropriate materials. Fresh wreaths are based on a straw ring with holly, ivy and other suitable items. Dried wreaths are based on a ring made of twigs with holly, nuts, pine cones and dried fruits.


Please see Lynda Walker by 3rd December to book a place and, if required, order a suitable ring. There is an admission charge of £3.


Christmas Fair


If you would like to make Christmas shopping easier this year, see the village hall Christmas lights switched on and save time, petrol and parking charges, then why not buy locally at the Cridling Stubbs Christmas Fair?  The village hall will be open on Saturday 25th November from 2-5.00 pm with a wide range of produce including Christmas decorations, gifts and stocking-fillers. There will be stalls selling cakes, home-made preserves, wheat bags and other craft items, a bottle tombola and raffles.


Refreshments will be served and it is hoped that Santa can be tempted into an appearance with a slice of home-made chocolate cake or a mince pie. A “Splat-the-Rat” attraction should also help to amuse the huge anticipated crowds.


So, bring plenty of cash along with your family and friends (and their wallets) and enjoy an afternoon in the festooned hall. All proceeds to Cridling Stubbs Village Hall.


Carol Singing


This year, carol singing around the village will be on Tuesday 19th December. After last year’s fun, the evening will again have a Dickensian theme. Please meet on the corner of Wrights Lane and Cobcroft Lane at 6.30pm and bring a torch (with spare battery). Seasonal refreshments will be served afterwards in the village hall.


If you are not able to take part in the singing but would like to come to the hall afterwards to join in the party and need transport or a chaperone, to and from the village hall, please ring Bryan Crossdale on 674031.


Victorian outfits are encouraged, so get trawling charity shops, Ebay and your grandma’s wardrobe (even your own in some cases?) for suitable outfits or just come as you are.




Thank you to John Hardy for carrying out the internal audit for Cridling Stubbs Parish Council. His unpaid efforts, even though he actually lives in Womersley parish, are much appreciated.


Jenny Adams has donated a much-needed water boiler to the village hall.


Ian Howe has donated a variety of spring-flowering bulbs to add to the village planting scheme.


A special thanks to Claire Wilson, Lynda Walker, Bryan Walker and Dave Bullough for their magnificent effort in decorating the village hall for Christmas.


Thanks to Focus DIY for donating over £200 worth of storage boxes and shelving units to the village hall.




Our sympathy for the families of the juveniles who think stealing from a charity is acceptable.  Police are investigating the theft of expensive coloured light bulbs from the village hall Christmas decorations. It is hoped that the stolen items can be replaced otherwise the Christmas Fair will be rather spoiled. Please ring the police on 0845 6060247 to report any anti-social behaviour that you see.