The Cridling News
Issue Number: 58 Date 11 July 2009
INFORMING THE RESIDENTS OF CRIDLING STUBBS
Stubbs Youth Club presented their first-ever theatrical production on
Saturday 23rd May in
the village hall.
- The Pantomusical” was, quite simply, a magnificent achievement.
cast of five, Beth Wilson, Alex Roberts, Carl Wilson, Piers Pickard and
Charlotte Beal was impressive. The
production crew consisting of Lynda Walker, Bryan Crossdale, Carl Wilson
and Bryan Walker had devoted hours of their time to supporting the
youngsters and it certainly paid off.
Their dedication and commitment, week in week out, including
Saturday evenings at the Youth Club, is second to none and they deserve
particular thank you to the Makeup and Hair ladies, Katie and Janine, you
are stars. Your final touches
made all the difference (and
script, music, costumes, props, action, humour and detailed artwork were
wonderful. After the Grand
Finale, the stage was strewn with flowers thrown by an appreciative
audience, surely an unprecedented event in Cridling Stubbs!
Thank you to all who supported “Cinderella -The Pantomusical”
in any way.
repeat performance in June was equally enjoyed. Sebastian Wilson joined
the cast and the multi-tasking Carl Wilson, yet again showed his
The next production will be Peter Pan. If anyone wants to help please call in at the Youth Club on Saturday evenings. If you have any large unwanted plain sheets or duvet covers please consider donating them to make scenery/ backdrops. If necessary, collection can be arranged at a time to suit you!
For photos of this event, click here
Stubbs Parish Council
the Parish Council’s Annual Meeting on 13th May 2009, Jenny Adams was
elected Chair and Mick Shepherd the Vice-Chair.
the beginning of June 2009, Jenny Adams, Mick Shepherd and Moira Williams
resigned, so leaving the Parish
Council without a quorum and unable to operate legally (There must be at
least three parish councillors present to hold a legal meeting).
consequence, Selby District Council intend to co-opt someone temporarily
to allow the Parish Council to resume its functions.
Further details will be circulated shortly.
It is anticipated that an Extraordinary Meeting will then be held
when outstanding issues such as the playground project, planters, bills
and nominations to the Cridling Stubbs Educational Charity can be
Parish Council acts as the “voice” for the village and ensures
residents are given accurate information.
Contact details for the two remaining Parish Councillors and Clerk
are as follows-
6 Hanover Green, Cridling Stubbs, Knottingley,
Nook, Cobcroft Lane, Cridling Stubbs,
Knottingley, WF11 0AZ.
Cobcroft Lane, Cridling Stubbs, Knottingley,
anyone have any queries or would like any further information regarding
village matters, Lynda, Bryan or Carl will be only too pleased to help or
advise. If you feel you might
like to become a parish councillor please see Lynda for more details. Parish
Council meetings are held on the second
every month, except August, in the village hall at 7pm.
All residents are welcome to attend and part of every meeting is
for residents to ask questions. The
Agenda for each meeting is posted on the notice board in the village hall
grounds 3 days before the meeting is held.
Minutes of meetings can be read on the village website at
Names and Numbers
Laura Simpson has asked that all householders be contacted to ensure that
their house name and/or number is clearly displayed on their property so
that, in an emergency, members of the Emergency Services can find the
has been expressed about the amount of litter which is being left around
the village. Those responsible
for littering are requested to use the bins provided or take it home,
It is a criminal offence to litter. If you are caught the fixed
penalty is at least a £50 fine.
and his wife Janet came to Cridling Stubbs six years ago for the peace and
quiet of village life. There
are those reading this who will never have known Dennis who was, as a
result of an accident when he was
young, disabled and went out by car or wheelchair.
What a treat they missed!
was a true “Scouser” who thrived on visitors, a laugh and a joke or a
serious discussion, when it was called for.
His huge tropical fish tanks were a source of joy.
Good music, his collections of books, trains, swords and pocket
watches enabled him to feel fulfilled and enjoy his days.
Sitting outside in the better weather, he enjoyed the company of
his friends and neighbours for a natter.
came as a great shock to be diagnosed with terminal cancer last summer and
to be given only a short time to live.
He surpassed his doctors’ expectations but suffered greatly.
Janet cared for Dennis wonderfully well at home, with the help of
the District Nurses and his time in the Prince of Wales Hospice brought
him relief and rest. When
Janet and Dennis renewed their marriage vows in the Hospice Chapel it was
a day of love and happiness. Through
the loving care of the staff and Chaplaincy team he found an inner peace
and acceptance. Dennis died
peacefully in the Hospice on 18 Feb 2009. RIP.
to Alex Roberts who celebrated her First Communion at St Joseph’s
Church, Castleford earlier this month.
Stubbs Village Hall
events have clearly shown that Cridling Stubbs Village Hall really should
be saved and restored. It is
the only amenity left in the village and in an emergency situation, is
potentially the only refuge in a 3 mile radius.
It forms part of the Cridling Stubbs Emergency Plan and the only
place where the young people are able to meet in safety.
Cridling Stubbs Village Hall Management Committee’s AGM will be held on
Tuesday 4th August at 6.30pm. Trustees
of this registered charity will be elected for the forthcoming year.
Please come along and show your support.
the short term. the toilet block needs another
facelift” (who’s up for a bit of scraping and emulsioning?) and in the
long term, it could again be the thriving and viable hub of the village.
Hopefully, 2009 might just be the year the tide turns to assure the
future of this Victorian neighbour.
fourth Produce Show will be held on Sunday 23rd August in the village
hall. Further details will be
available shortly. In the
meantime please keep weeding, hoeing, feeding, (legitimate) muck-spreading
or whatever it is green fingered folks do to get superb results.
Local Police Station
The Osgoldcross Forum is a local charity, based at Eggborough, consisting of 14 local parish councils, 4 parish meetings and an environmental group. The Forum specialises in partnership working. Further details are available on its website at www.osgoldcross.net
2nd May, volunteers recruited by the Osgoldcross Forum have been manning
the newly refurbished front desk at Eggborough Local Police Station,
making it possible for it to be open to the public and allowing officers
time to patrol the villages. Residents
from the area can call in to obtain information on crime prevention, speak
to police officers on problems they may have or make appoints to speak to
local officers if they are not on duty.
10am to 3pm
9am to 4pm
and 6pm to 8pm
9am to 1pm
6pm to 8pm
9am to 4pm
3pm to 6pm