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The Cridling News

Issue Number: 45 Date 21 December 2006


Christmas Fair


Months of intense preparation and planning went into this event raising £328 for Cridling Stubbs Village Hall. Long-time village resident Mrs Powell cut the ribbon and switched on the Christmas lights (and don’t they look great?) to open the event for the waiting crowd. Lisa Bullough presented her with a bunch of flowers.


Lots of people went home laden down with all manner of goodies. The bottle tombola was very successful despite one participant managing to win the very stuff he donated! Several youngsters manned stalls such as name the snowman, adopt a cuddly toy, count the chocolates, and name the whale.


The cakes and freshly baked bread sold like, well, hot cakes. Home-made pickles, chutneys, marmalades and savoury (chestnut) jams, which had used virtually every spare jar in the village, were very popular. The bric-a-brac stall had a steady trade as did the one selling Christmassy decorations and gifts.


Beth Wilson’s enthusiastic sales patter made buying one of her hand-crafted “weather forecasters” an irresistible option. Remember this name as she is surely destined to be a millionaire business woman!


Thank you Santa for making time to drop in, distribute sweets and pose for photographs with the children.


The winning raffle ticket numbers were as follows –

1st prize buff 196

2nd prize yellow 257

3rd prize buff 346

4th prize buff 396

5th prize yellow 213

6th prize yellow 135

7th prize buff 91

8th prize yellow 250

9th prize buff 138

10th prize buff 39

Tower of treats 385

At the time of going to print, only the fourth prize is unclaimed.


Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to the Christmas Fair, be it in time, energy, money, produce, ideas, donations or other means. It was a lovely afternoon, enjoyed by many.


Cridling Stubbs Parish Plan


Quite a few residents took advantage of the complimentary glass of Cava or mulled wine and a mince pie as they collected their copy of the “Cridling Stubbs Design Statement and Parish Plan”. It is hoped that the Planning Department at Selby District Council will now adopt the document and consult it when considering planning applications for the village. In this way, they will be taking residents opinions into account.


Parish Council


The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is on Wednesday 10th January 2007 at 7pm. As usual, all residents are invited to attend.


Talking News


The Cridling News newsletter is about to enter its sixth year of production. It is available in audio format (tape or CD) or in large print and can also be viewed on the village website at www.cridling-stubbs.co.uk. Please ask your newsletter delivery person if you would like it delivered in a different format. A reminder that if anyone has items for inclusion in the newsletter please contact Bryan Crossdale on 674031.




Could those people who eat their supper by the phone box please remove the empty food containers afterwards?


Mediation Service


The Face to Face Mediation Service, has managed to help over 150 neighbours since it was set up last year.


The local service provides confidential support to people in dispute with neighbours or others in their community and can include issues such as noise, children, dogs, parking, boundary disputes or litter. Referrals to the service are made via the Police, Selby District Community Safety Partnership, Selby District Council Housing Services or people can contact the service direct on 01904 553838.


Chair of Selby District Council’s Social Board, Cllr. Liz Casling, said: “Often disputes within communities or between neighbours can be very disruptive to individuals, so this service offers a confidential way for the people involved to try and sort out their differences amicably. The Community Safety Partnership, as well as the Council’s Housing Service, has been able to put people in touch with the mediation service to resolve a wide range of problems."


Mediation Service Project Worker, Cheryl Craven, added: "We've had a lot of positive feedback from the people who've used the service which shows that we have been able to make a very positive difference to people in the Selby district. Our service is entirely free and confidential and we always strive to make sure that all parties involved in any dispute are happy with the outcome”.


Our Neighbourhood Police Officer


The new Neighbourhood Police Officer covering Cridling Stubbs is PC5 Tony Morton. He is willing to come to speak to you in person. Tony can be contacted at Tadcaster Police Station, telephone 0845 6060247 or you can email him at NPDTSelbyWest@Northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. We also have a police community support officer, Laura Walton.




Thanks to the people who offered to replace the light bulbs that were stolen from the village hall. Unfortunately, they were the wrong type and so new ones had to be bought.


Carol Singing


The enthusiasm of the carollers, more than made up for their limited numbers on Tuesday evening. Having typed up the words of the carols, the youngsters then proceeded to sing their hearts out. Back at the village hall, fortified with mulled wine, juice, mincepies and chocolate, the singing continued. Thanks to all who supported this event.


The Big Stink


UK Coal have flatly refused to accept responsibility for the “Big Stink” of 2004. They blame their contractor Envar for spreading untreated sewage on Womersley tip. This incident, as documented on the BBC Look North programme, caused much distress to villagers and has not been forgotten. More free legal advice is now being taken.


Seasons Greetings


A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all readers (and listeners) of “The Cridling News”.