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The Cridling News

Issue Number: 53   Date 29th February 2008



Village Hall


It would seem that after many years the yoga class, which has sustained the insurance cover of the village hall, is no more.  The Village Hall Committee are awaiting confirmation the class has moved to Kirk Smeaton. Losing this booking makes the future of the hall even more uncertain.  Ideas for future uses/events are urgently sought.  In the meantime if you have the odd old mobile phone lurking in a drawer please consider donating it to a project being run by Lynda Walker.  It will raise much-needed funds for the village hall.


First Responder Scheme


Ten volunteers freely gave up their time on both Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th February in order to be trained by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to save lives.  Very soon the First Responder scheme will be up and running in our local villages.  This scheme does not replace the Ambulance Service - it is in addition.  It means that a person who suffers a heart attack or epileptic fit may be treated more quickly than if they had to wait for an ambulance to arrive.  The fully-equipped First Responders treat the sufferer until the ambulance arrives.


If you are interested in volunteering for this life-saving and very rewarding scheme, please telephone the Osgoldcross Forum for further information on 01977 662270.  (You won’t get paid but you will get fed well on your training days in Cridling Stubbs Village Hall!!)




The Selby District Youth Council is a group consisting of elected young people, who represent the views and opinions of people of a similar age. It acts as a body for which local groups can consult, as well as setting up projects for young people.


Those involved in the group are exceedingly pleased with the new voice that people aged between 13-20 possess. They are delighted that young people can finally have a body of people their age to represent them to the Council and on Area Committee Meetings. Also, members have enjoyed developing their new found skills of; taking minutes, writing agendas, constructing constitutions and taking on roles such as chair, secretary, etc. Moreover, they have forged new friendships and have fun at the meetings.


The SDYC is currently undergoing its annual elections. Everyone in a school or college in the area has the opportunity to stand for a membership on the SDYC, and can be elected through voting in their school/ college. This has been promoted through the school/ colleges through a short DVD which explains to young people what the group is and how to stand for the elections. In addition, the SDYC website is under construction and will be available to view shortly, meaning that the group will be even more accessible; and people can find out more about the SDYC and how to become involved.


Furthermore, members of the group act as part of the panel for the 'Youth Charter,' a charity which allows young people to recommend organisations to others through an award system. All this work that the SDYC has done, and more that it will do in the future is helping all 13-20 year olds in the area become listened to and increasingly appreciated.


If you are interested in the youth council or would like further information, please contact either of the two 4YOUth offices,  these  are based in Tadcaster at the  Manor Farm Youth Centre, St Joseph Street, Tadcaster or at the Selby  Connexions Centre, Abbey Walk Selby; Tel:  0845 3002416


Youth Club


Instead of a traditional Christmas party, the young members of the youth club opted for a trip to the bowling complex at Xscape.  A fun-filled evening was had by all.  For several children this was their first ever experience of bowling.  Headed by a couple of dads, lots were drawn to allocate teams who competed fiercely but in good spirit.  Thanks to all who took part.  Already, the next trip is keenly anticipated.  Hopefully, next time, Bryan Walker won’t get lost and everyone will remember where they parked their car!


“Mini -Panto” in the form of Little Red Riding Hood came to Cridling Stubbs in January. Such was its success that the youngsters have now embarked on a second production.  They are avidly working on scripts, costumes, scenery, props, other visual effects and music to stage their very own version  of Cinderella.  Anyone with any experience of amateur dramatics is very welcome to  help with this creation and if you have the odd unwanted frilly frock or bridesmaid’s dress in your wardrobe, the wardrobe mistress will be very appreciative!  In fact any materials or props (with the exception of white mice) would be gratefully received!


However, it remains  a fact the future of the youth club is looking increasingly uncertain due to a lack of female volunteers.  Please try to support the young people of the village.  It would be a big loss to the youngsters if their club had to close because of a lack of adult participation.   Please see Lynda Walker if you think you could spare some time to benefit the children and be a part of the lively activities which take place in the village hall.  You might be surprised at how much YOU,  as an adult, can benefit from their company.  Hopefully we can set up a rota system so not all the volunteers will be needed every Saturday.


Parish Council


The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 March 2008 at 7pm.  As usual, all residents are more than welcome to attend.


Visit A Wind Farm


Your Energy, the company who are exploring the possibility of erecting wind turbines at Stubbs Bridge, Sudforth Lane, Cridling Stubbs, are planning to take another group to visit to an operational wind farm.  Residents who were unable to visit last year will have another opportunity to visit Burton Wold Wind Farm at Burton Latimer near Kettering.  For further information, telephone the company on Freephone 0800 707 6859 or visit the website - www.burtonwoldwindfarm.com.


A map showing the POSSIBLE positions of wind turbines can be seen on the village noticeboard outside Cridling Stubbs Village Hall.


Eco-town Proposals


Most residents will be aware of two different outline proposals to build Eco-towns in the area.


One proposal by GMI is for a development between Eggborough and Kellington called Willow Green and the other by Tangent Properties (North) Ltd is on the landfill site and is called Darringfield. As we go to print, the Government were expected to announce a shortlist but the breaking news is that it may now be in July.  The Parish Council is trying to determine the facts on the sites, which are currently classed as confidential by the Government, and will distribute information when it is published.  If the proposals will affect the area, public meetings will be held in the village to determine what action to take.