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The Cridling News

Issue Number: 65   Date 21st November 2010




The opening of the Cridling Stubbs Playground on Sunday 26th September 2010 was a triumph.  The Selby & District Scout Band marched through the village at the head of a procession of villagers, their families and friends towards the playground.  The playground  was officially opened by Mr and Mrs David (Tad) Frost who cut the ribbon and then enjoyed “first go” on the seesaw!


Due to the persistence and patience of the stalwart group of volunteers who worked tirelessly over the years, the young people finally had somewhere to meet all their friends and play in a safe environment.  Thanks especially to Community Spaces, EPAC and Cridling Stubbs Educational Charity for providing the finance.  Photographs and film footage of this day can be seen by searching on this site -http://blog.community-spaces.org.uk


 Wind Farm


At the request of residents, Cridling Stubbs Parish Council arranged for WRG representatives to attend the last Parish Council meeting to brief residents and answer questions about their proposed wind farm plans.


WRG have offered to take residents to a working wind farm.  If you are interested in this visit, please complete the enclosed form and return to Lynda Walker at 6 Hanover Green.


It is anticipated that the planning application will be submitted before Christmas 2010.  The parish council cannot make any decision on the proposals until the actual application is submitted and verified by Selby District Council.


In the meantime, an action group has been set up in Cridling Stubbs and Womersley to object to the proposals.


Library Service


It is rumoured that as part of budget cuts, the mobile library service provided by North Yorkshire County Council is to be axed.  For example the Selby Times of 18.10.10 quotes our County Councillor John McCartney “The County Council is to abolish the mobile library service next year.”


North Yorkshire County Council states -

Library users in North Yorkshire are being asked for their views on proposals to reshape the county's library service to meet changing demands and changing budgets.  North Yorkshire County Council is putting forward a range of ideas for ensuring the county continues to enjoy first class library facilities despite major cuts in funding support by central Government.  The council is expecting to have to save around £2 million from its library budget over the next four years as a result of the cuts.  Although mobile libraries are able to take the service to the most remote communities, the cost of providing them is high. The cost per user of a branch library is £16.50 a year, but the cost per user of the mobile library service is £77.50 a year.  "However, the reality is that the mobile library service is extremely expensive, and as the figures show is not always very well used.  We want to hear from everyone with an interest in this issue," said Mr Law (Corporate Director of Adult and Community Services).  Members of the public have until the end of February to make their views known on the proposals.


People in the Selby district are urged to attend a joint consultation event involving the county council, the police, and the police authority, at Community House, Portholme Road, Selby next Thursday (November 25) at 6.30pm.


A resident has submitted her views to the Cridling News -

I am very concerned to hear that the Mobile Library to our village may soon be cancelled.  It is a wonderful service for elderly and disabled people. I am 85 years of age and housebound, Christine the librarian chooses and delivers my books and I would be devastated if I had no reading matter.  I am appealing to the decision-makers not to cut this service.


It is suggested you make your opinions known to NYCC.


Village Hall


The next Coffee Mornings will be on Thursday December 2nd and 23rd at 9.30am in the village hall.  Seasonal goodies will be available as well as the much loved toasted teacakes, scones and cupcakes.  Remember that a takeaway service is offered.  Why bake your own when you can buy such quality produce  and boost the coffers of the hall at the same time?


Christmas Wreath workshop, Monday 6th December, 7pm.

£5 to make a fresh wreath.  This includes seasonal refreshments. Please bring your own secateurs and gardening gloves (all materials provided).


Christmas Singing with live music, Wednesday 22nd December, 7pm.

Seasonal refreshments will be served and seasonal outfits welcomed. (This year there may be more than one Santa!)


Knit & Natter sessions are held on Mondays, 6.30 - 8.30pm.

Bring your own knitting or knit 8 inch squares to make into blankets for those in need or "Teddies for Tragedies".  £2.50 admission which includes refreshments. Ring Janet Midgley 607406 for more details.


New Bus Service


The Stagecoach 62X express service which runs between Hull and Leeds now stops at High Eggborough Lane, Hut Green.  For example, during the week it picks up at 7.38am, arriving Leeds Bus Station 8.18am.  En route it stops at Junction 32 Outlet Village (previously Glasshoughton Freeport) at 7.58am.


For further details of this service contact West Yorkshire Metro by  telephone on 0113 245 7676 or visit the Metro website at http://www.wymetro.com


North Yorkshire Police

Ringmaster System


North Yorkshire Police has a scheme called Ringmaster that is used to inform Neighbourhood Watch members and local residents of recent incidents, ask for information about incidents or give crime prevention advice.  The messages are sent out preferably by email but you can receive them as recorded telephone messages or texts.


To register for the scheme, visit http://www.nypcommunitymessaging.org or ask Bryan Crossdale at The Nook, Cobcroft Lane for a registration form.


Parish Council


The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 8th December at 7pm in the village hall (as usual, the second Wednesday of the month).


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


Cridling 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 or telephone 671517 for more details on what this position involves.


Cridling Stubbs Community Fund


There is still 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.


Applications have been made to this fund in respect of building work at the village hall and providing  more evening activities.


Public Rights of Way


As requested by a resident at a parish council meeting a copy of the North Yorkshire County Council Definitive Map has been posted on the village noticeboard.


Within the parish of Cridling Stubbs there is a bridle path from Stubbs Lane towards Stapleton and a footpath from the bypass to Far Park Farm and on to the M62 motorway.  It is anticipated that shortly the Footpaths Officer from North Yorkshire County Council will inspect these rights of way to ensure they are clearly signposted and accessible at all times so residents will have no difficulties in working out which way to go!


For more information go to http://www.northyorks.gov.uk and search for “rights of way”.