The Cridling News
Issue Number: 62 Date 16th July 2010
INFORMING THE RESIDENTS OF CRIDLING STUBBS
to a desperate SOS plea, a posse of builders from over the Pennines laid
down their usual tools and took up paint brushes and rollers to give the
hall its fourth “emergency facelift” in a decade. These willing guys
soon vanquished the dodgy blue emulsion in favour of mute magnolia tones.
They worked very hard, despite having done full day shifts in
extreme temperatures, over several evenings to transform the hall into a
much more welcoming place. Their
spirit for our
is absolutely wonderful and we can not thank them enough for their time
and skills given totally free of charge.
(If there are other craftsmen out there who would also like to help
please step forward!)
Monday evening Knit & Natter sessions (6.30pm-8.30pm) have got off to
a good start although sometimes it seems there is more
laughing than either knitting or nattering!
Most are knitting 8 inch squares to make into blankets for those in
need although “Teddies for Tragedies” are also being produced.
Feel free to bring your own knitting, try your hand at crochet or
another craft or make bags for the teddies. These little soft toys bring a
smile to anybody’s face.
Bingo (instead of a raffle) and refreshments have all added to an enjoyable evening.
If you would like to contribute squares you have knitted at home please see Lynda Walker.
you to everyone who is participating in this project.
Mornings continue to be held when the mobile library visits the village.
Due to popular demand the menu has been extended to include toasted
teacakes. The next one
is July 29th at 9.30am and everyone is welcome. If you are short of time
just pop in for cakes to takeaway.
Stubbs Parish Council
a difficult start to the year, Cridling Stubbs Parish Council had two new
members to replace three who resigned, leaving a vacancy that still
precept from households in 2009/10 raised £1400, of which only £122 was
spent on grass cutting. This
is due to the purchase of the Council’s own grass cutter.
Other large amounts were spent on insurance, subscriptions to
various bodies and room hire. The
full accounts of the Parish Council are available for inspection on
request. Details will be on
the notice board soon.
Council representatives and a resident have continued to work with UK Coal
and have achieved some success in the cleanliness of the roads and a
reduction in the speed of the wagons.
However, the work continues.
Council representatives and a resident continue to attend regular liaison
meetings with Darrington Quarries Limited.
A problem with the water table in Darrington East has resulted in a
delay in making it available to residents for leisure purposes.
The flooded part of the area is to be filled back to the original
project to create a playground on the grassed area at the northern end of
the village has reached the stage when it should be open in the summer of
Cridling Stubbs Education Charity continues to thrive with over 20 awards
supporting the youngsters of the village.
It has also made a donation of £10,000 to the new playground.
Cridling Stubbs Community Fund has received the final £5000 from
Darrington Quarries Limited. Some
of this money is to be spent on putting benches and planters around the
play equipment has been chosen and, after Selby Groundwork put the
project out to tender, Pennine Playgrounds were chosen to carry out
is anticipated the playground will be completed during the summer.
Stubbs Youth Club’s production of Jack
& The Beanstalk was
performed on the 27th and 28th March in the village hall.
As reported in the Pontefract & Castleford Express, the cast
were as follows:
- Charlotte Beal
Muddle - Piers Pickard
Ben - Sebastian Wilson
Vera - Beth Wilson
Belle - Eleanor Cleary
Rose - Alex Roberts
King - Carl Wilson
Minister - Daniel Wild
- Harrison Jacques
Giant - Josh Wild
- Lynda Walker
The proceeds from these laughter-filled performances have been shared between the youth club and the village hall.
thanks to all those who made this production possible.
dog owners are still
their pets to foul pavements and grassed areas in the village resulting in
lots of complaints. In an
attempt to solve this problem, dog warden Bill Parker attended a recent
parish council meeting to advise residents. As a result a letter
and leaflet from Bill are inserted into this newsletter.
of dog fouling should be reported to Selby District Council’s Dog
Warden, Bill Parker on 01757
292123 or online at http://www.selby.gov.uk
Stubbs Produce Show
year’s annual produce show will be held on Sunday 22nd August.
Category details will be available shortly but in the meantime it
is suggested that the green fingered get their fingers pulled out, crafty
folks get crafting and the bakers practise their dozens.
was a incident recently where a used syringe was found
discarded at the edge of the village. A community-minded resident
picked up the syringe so that it would not harm anyone.
If you are unfortunate enough to find anything like this, please telephone Selby District Council on 01757 705101 or the out of hours emergency number 01757 706291. The offending article will be cleared within 1 hour.
next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council will be held on Wednesday
8th September at 7pm in the village hall (as usual, the second Wednesday
of the month).
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
Stubbs Parish Council still has a vacancy for a parish councillor.
If you wish to be considered for co-option, please see the parish
clerk, Lynda Walker, at 6 Hanover Green for more details on what this
Stubbs Community Fund
is a vacancy for a trustee of the Cridling Stubbs Community Fund.
This is a registered charity that provides funding for projects in
and around the village. If you
are interested in this rewarding position, please see Councillor Shaun
Longley at 5 Croft Lea for more details.
is almost £25,000 currently in the Community Fund.
If any resident has an idea for a project, particularly an
environmental one, for which funding is required please see Shaun Longley
or any other parish councillor.
you think the local roads are dirty due to the Hargreaves wagons running
coal slurry from Kellingley Colliery to Womersley Tip passed the village
please telephone UK Coal on
01977 635141, ask for Mark Haworth or Mick Barry and register your
complaint. All complaints
should be logged and taken seriously by the company and feedback provided
at the quarterly liaison meetings. It
should make UK Coal aware that it is not just parish councillors that
one hundred years ago:
25th June and 23 July 1910 Womersley and Cridling Stubbs cricket teams
played matches at Womersley. Who do you think won?
A reward is on offer for the first to find out the scores!