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The Cridling News

Issue Number: 49   Date 9th July 2007



Save Someone's Life?



Yes, you could save someone's life; someone you may know in our community!


It could be a relative, a friend or just someone you nod to when you meet in the street.


Why not let us train you to prevent someone from dying; the Osgoldcross Forum is looking for volunteers to train as FIRST RESPONDERS.


What is a first responder?

A first responder would be trained by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to operate the village’s own defibrillation equipment (the type seen on Casualty or Holby City being used to resuscitate victims of heart attacks).


What happens then?

A co-ordinator would then contact you, say, once a week to find out just when you would be available to operate the defibrillation equipment in the following week, if and when there was an emergency.



Then please telephone the Osgoldcross Forum, based at Eggborough Police House, for further information on 01977 662270.


The scheme is already up and running at South Milford, Hillam and Burton Salmon as well as other areas of Yorkshire.  Let’s bring it closer to home.


Make that difference and save someone's life.


Village Vandals


The boundary wall to the village hall came a cropper when it came into (too) close contact with the Onyx dustbin wagon a few weeks ago.  Onyx’s insurers have organised its repair.  In the meantime, could the families of the teenage boys who are making the damage worse and throwing brick missiles at the village hall and surrounding houses please take action to stop this vandalism.


The telephone box has also been vandalised, allegedly by the same teenagers.  The police have been informed.


A reminder that to report instances of anti-social behaviour /criminal damage, please ring NY Police on 0845 60 60 247.  Don’t let a few mindless idiots cause damage to our village.  Report them!


Allotment Plot


An allotment plot at the end of Cobcroft Lane has unexpectedly become available.  If you are interested please see Lynda Walker.


Cridling Stubbs Youth Club


Activities for youngsters continue on Saturday evenings and alternate Saturdays have recently seen a more “grownup youth club” from 9pm as the hall becomes child-free.  Simple and, with the exception of the karaoke machine, non-electric pleasures of dominoes, darts, Kerplunk, cans of pop, bottles of beer and bags of crisps have been the order of the day. Bring your own alcohol, soft drinks are available from the tuck-shop and the prospect of a fish and chip supper has been suggested. Mmmmmmmmm.


Produce Show


It is hoped that the recent wet weather has not caused too much damage to the potential prize-winning exhibits currently under cultivation. Trays and matchboxes for the children’s categories will be available shortly.  Rumour has it that this year will see some particularly fierce competition in the chocolate cake entries. Suggest you get practising in preparation for  the big day, Saturday 18th August.




Thanks to the two residents, Jean Briggs and Lynda Walker, who have volunteered to plant and maintain both the stone sign planter and the wooden one.  When these are tended the village looks cared-for and welcoming to residents and visitors alike. (The planters, not the volunteers!!!)


Talking News


Issues of The Cridling News are now produced on CD’s as Talking News for anyone unable to read the printed version.  Back issues are available on the village website at www.cridling-stubbs.co.uk/cridlingnews.htm


Parish Council


The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is on Wednesday 11th July 2007 at 7.00pm.   As usual, all residents are invited to attend.




PC5 Tony Morton, our Neighbourhood Policeman has now been joined on the team by PC Neil Himsworth.  Neil is an ex-traffic officer.  It is therefore hoped that he will be able to deal with our traffic problems in the near future.  They will also be able to carry out more foot patrols.


If you see them in the village, have a word with them, they don’t bite.


Minibus Trips


Lynda Walker has obtained funding to hire a minibus to take residents, both young and old, on several trips this summer.  Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and the bus fare for each trip will be an amazing £1 per person.


Mon 23rd July.  Burnby Hall Gardens, home to the National Water Lily Collection in Pocklington, East Yorkshire is for the oldies as the youngsters will still be at school. The gardens are easily accessible to wheelchairs which can be borrowed free of charge and there are special viewing platforms to allow easy access to feed the fish and see the lilies at close quarters. There is a gift shop and tearoom.  Adults £3.75, Senior Citizens £3.


Mon 30th July.  Cannon Hall Farm.  An educational trip for youngsters and their parents. Cannon Hall Farm, which is located at Cawthorne, near Barnsley is an “award-winning working farm set in the rolling Pennine hills in a landscape full of undiscovered charm; home to hundreds of creatures, great and small”.  There is an adventure playground, tearoom, farmshops and much more.  Adults £3.50, Children £3.


Mon 6th Aug.  A mystery tour depending on the weather.


Mon13th Aug.  An educational trip to Tropical World and Roundhay Park, Leeds for children and their parents. Adults £3, Children £2


Mon 20th Aug.  Sunny Bridlington. (Is there anybody in Yorkshire who needs this old favourite describing?)


See Lynda or Bryan Walker to book and pay for your seats on the minibus. Please note that payment of any admission charges is your own responsibility.  Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult on all the trips.