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The Cridling News

Issue Number: 60   Date 25th September 2009


Cridling Stubbs Produce Show


Thank you to District Councillors Sue Ryder and Gillian Ivey and to John Vause and Gloria Byram for turning out to judge the exhibits. This is not the easiest of tasks but year on year they rise to the challenge.


There were fewer children’s entries than previous years but although lacking in number the quality was good.  Emily Hardy’s scarecrow and dinosaur were winners in their categories whilst older brother Adam had obviously had good tuition in chocolate cake-making.  Although Mrs Hardy’s Victoria Sandwich cake was not quite up to her usual standard, it is hoped she will not be disheartened and with practice may well yet triumph next year!  Mrs Midgeley is said to still be in shock at producing the winning entry especially in view of her creations in the week prior to the show…..


Keen competition is forecast in the baking sections next year as the young people are now challenging their mums and grandmas.


Judging the dinosaurs proved a bit tricky, particularly the one whose leg kept dropping off. Maybe Beth could use some stronger glue next time? And one dinosaur was definitely mobile and worryingly spotted in different locations!


Mrs Goldthorpe’s Oscar-style acceptance speech was short and gracious as yet again, her apple pie did the business and won best in show.  Harrison’s hat also took a starring role although it was disappointing that he didn’t actually model his creation.


Helped by some enthusiastic bidding from old and young alike, the auction went well, raising around £140 for the upkeep of the village hall. Thanks to everyone who played a part in making this event so successful.


Village Hall


Coffee Mornings continue to be held every third Thursday, when the mobile library visits.  The next ones will be the 8th and 29th October at 9.30am when Fair-trade coffee and home-made cakes will be available at very reasonable prices.  Please come along to catch up with your friends (or  make new ones), enjoy a cuppa and some calories and help maintain the only amenity left in the village.  Huge thanks to those who have helped to raise over £100 so far.


Also thanks to the new “handyman” who has been busy doing a variety of DIY tasks in the hall.  He comes, he works, he goes.  No bills are received for time or materials but his high quality work is very much appreciated.


Children’s Activities


Due to inclement weather, most of this year’s “Sports Day” events had to be held inside the village hall.  Ball & spoon, skipping and bouncing-ball type events made for great fun for adults and young people alike.  After refreshments were served, the weather fined up so the running/relay races were held outside in the hall grounds.


If you would like to spend some time with the young people of the village please see Lynda Walker or call into the Youth Club which is run every Saturday evening by well-watered volunteers between 6-8pm.


Parish Council


The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 14th October at 7pm in the village hall.   It is anticipated that David Molland from WRG will attend to tell residents about the proposed planning application for short rotation coppice and leachate-treatment lagoons.


There is still one vacancy for another Parish Councillor.  If you might be interested in taking a pro-active role in the community, please see Lynda Walker for more details.


All residents are welcome to attend meetings and part of each one is set aside for residents to ask questions and/or air their views.  The Agenda for each meeting is posted on the notice board in the village hall grounds at least 3 days before the meeting is held.  Minutes of meetings can be read on the village website at http://www.cridling-stubbs.co.uk


North Yorkshire Police Message


North Yorkshire Police is warning the public to be on their guard against a conman who is claiming money by deception.  He approaches his victims under the guise of being a stranded paramedic from Oxford.  On each occasion he has approached a lone female requesting to borrow £90 to get back to Oxford by train.  He claims that his car has broken down or that he has been locked out of his car.  He has previously provided a false name of Simon Carter, and convinced his victims to hand cash over whilst pretending to transfer the 'borrowed' money into their account via his telephone banking.  The conman is described as 5ft 10in of a slim to medium build, clean shaven with fair to ginger short hair and aged about 40 years old. He was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket and grey trousers and smokes cigarettes.


Jim Allan of North Yorkshire Police said: "A number of victims from Selby and York have come forward, however it is strongly suspected that this 'conman' will have obtained money or attempted to obtain money in similar circumstances from many other people who have perhaps chosen not to report it to the police.   We would encourage anyone who has been approached by or been a victim of this conman to contact us."


If you have been a victim of this conman, or been approached by him, and have not yet reported it please contact North Yorkshire Police.  They would also like to hear from anyone who may have any information as to his identity or whereabouts.


Please contact North Yorkshire Police on 0845 60 60 24 7. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.




If you help and support a relative, friend, partner, disabled child, friend or neighbour there is support available for you.  For more details contact Selby Carers Centre at Unit 18, Ousegate Business Centre, Selby, YO8 4NN, telephone 01757 292532, email selbycarers@wilford.org.uk or see www.wilfward.org.uk.


A representative from the centre will soon be visiting the village to give residents more details of what help they can offer carers.


Message from Gillian Ivey

Community Engagement Forum


7pm, Thursday 22nd October 2009

(Doors open at 6.30pm for an informal chance to meet those involved) at Chapel Haddlesey Church Hall, YO8 8QF


Here’s a chance for you to have your say about the things that matter to you, your family and your community.


The first meeting of the brand new Southern Community Engagement Forum takes place at Chapel Haddlesey Church Hall on Thursday 22nd October.  This is a chance for you to speak directly to the people who deliver your local services – including Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, the Fire and Rescue Service and your parish council.


You can also be part of the solution to any local issues.  Your ideas could make a lasting difference to your community.  The Forum is a way for all the organisations delivering local services to find out what needs to be done, and work together to make things better.


The new system is facilitated by Selby District Council and has been tried out in the Tadcaster area.  There, local people have been involved in a number of schemes to improve their local area.  For example, their comments have led to the introduction of new late-night street patrols and extra CCTV monitoring, improved facilities at their local bus station, road safety improvements and the development of new facilities for young people.  All of these were in direct response to what people said they wanted through the group.


Now, you too have that chance to make a difference.  Come along to the first meeting of the Forum and make your views known – this meeting is for you.


It’s your community, it’s your voice – make sure you’re heard.


New Recycling Schedule


From 1st October, recycling boxes will be collected on alternate Wednesdays starting 7th October and grey and green bins on alternate Wednesdays starting 15th October.




If you have any information you would like to contribute to future issues of the Cridling News  please contact Bryan Crossdale on 674031.  A reminder that the Cridling News is also available in audio format (tape or CD) or in large print and can be viewed on the village website at www.cridling-stubbs.co.uk.