It is very pleasing to see the children’s play area new surface, but what a shame someone has broken the see saw yet again.
Gala 2001 - Sunday, 10th June
appears to be going fairly well for the Gala, with the team broadly having all
of their responsibilities in place. I
am pleased to tell you that the Gala team is almost identical to the one from
last year, however, we have got people taking on new responsibilities and, in
particular, Brian Aisbett has taken over from Bob Wright.
Everyone has worked very well and I thank them for their support.
now to the pieces that are important, these are:-
1. Books – Please let Lynn Gillibrand (722527) have these before 23 May or take them to the book stall on Sunday morning.
Plants & White Elephant
– Items to be taken to the stalls on Sunday morning.
Basket Stall – Baskets and items
to go in the basket are needed. Please
give them to Jill Bird or Lynn Gillibrand before 5 June.
Cakes – There will be no
cake stall this year, but we need lots of home baked cakes and scones for
refreshments. Kindly take them to
the Village Hall on Sunday morning from 10.00am.
Carter tells me that we still need volunteers for the Refreshments Tent and the
Village Hall – if you could please ring Pat on 728428.
The shifts that require covering are 12.30-2.30pm and 2.30-5pm.
I do hope someone will be able to help with this item.
John Fitt, Dennis Gillibrand and myself carried out a trial run on the new tents
in the Village Hall Car Park on Sunday, 13 May. This was successful and fairly simple. It is therefore our intention to assemble the tents at say
5pm on Saturday, 9 June, and all help on the Village Green would be appreciated.
In addition to this, volunteers on the Sunday to get the final
arrangements in place will be most welcome.
regards and, once again, thanks very much for your support.
Carter - Gala Chairman
Club - Anyone
wishing to join the Village 200 Club should ring Pat on 728428. The aim of the Club is to provide money to help with the
Village Hall running costs. A draw
takes place every month and 3 winners receive £50, £15, £15 respectively.
Those wishing to join now will pay £3 for the next 3 months and then it
is £11 for a year. Thanks to
everyone for the support.
A Quiz Night was held
in March and we made £300 for the Village Hall and thank everyone who attended.
The events for the
coming year are
All tickets are
available from the Post Office
On a serious note, if
no-one supports these events we will lose the Hall in the end because it takes a
great deal of money for the yearly upkeep.
So remember - USE IT
OR LOSE IT
No wins this season
but we are now in a reformed league called the Leeds & West Riding Cricket
League. New players and spectators,
especially youngsters, are welcome. Practice
nights are Wednesday and Friday from 6.00 pm onwards.
For more information contact:-
Moorhouse - 725242 or Tony Spencer - 728860
The tennis season is
now well underway, although the social section continues to play all year each
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings - at times sweeping the snow off the
courts. We have 3 teams entered in
the Wakefield League this year and have had a very good response to the various
club tournaments which start this month.
Juniors continue to
play an important part in the club life and our Friday evening coaching sessions
have now commenced which will lead up to the club members Junior Tournament on
We have recently been able to completely refurbish the interior of our clubhouse at a cost of £1,500 which was fully met by the generous legacy from Harry Clark who was a founder member of the club.
Gale - Chairman
have very little news to report at present.
We are still meeting in each others homes for afternoon tea and will
continue to do so.
early Summer approaches we plan visits to garden centres with supper before
returning home. We have also a date
for our Christmas dinner booked for late November.
Bird, Maureen Eames
Village Hall and various items of equipment are available for hire.
Costs for village residents are £10/hr for the whole Hall and £7 and £5/hr
for the main and small Halls respectively. Cutlery
can be hired for 10p per setting, glasses £4/box and Tables and Tea Urns are £2
each. Please contact June Clark on 722346. June has volunteered to take on the
task of Booking Secretary for which we thank her.
have been some problems at a couple of recent events in the Hall caused by young
people attempting to gatecrash private parties. I must emphasise that the
problems have not been centred on the events themselves. Nevertheless the
Committee have resolved not to accept any more bookings for these kinds of
events, at least temporarily. If any nuisance or distress has been caused to any
of our neighbours then I must apologise.
Gillibrand - Chairman
Flower and Vegetable Show
show this year will be held on Sunday 2nd September.
A schedule together with the show rules will be delivered to everyone in
July. Everyone in the village is
welcome to either participate by showing or by just coming along on the day.
Clark, Jennifer Horsley, Jenny Lowther, Jane Heaton and Lynn Gillibrand
Christmas, we have had a full programme with meetings twice a month.
Our speakers have been excellent and have covered a variety of subjects.
These include the growing of Clematis, lawn care and the propagation of
plants. In April members of the
Paxton Society came to demonstrate the showing of daffodils and we even had our
own mini show! We have seen slides
of a Mediterranean garden in Barnsley, the gardens of Wentworth Castle and have
been introduced to the wildlife of Australia.
Our last meeting is on 6th June and we expect to commence again in October when the meetings will be held only twice a month. We would welcome new members, so please do join us. Wishing everyone a happy summer.
total crimes for Notton in 2000 were 56 - a 33% decrease on the 80 we had in
We must never become complacent but remain diligent at all times.
So far this year from 1st January to 9th May the crimes (19) committed
In 2 of these crimes
the thief was caught and charged. If
you see anyone or anything suspicious, try to get a clear identification down on
paper as quickly as possible. Matters
of identification are of paramount importance.
help to prevent sneak in thieves, keep all doors and windows locked at all times
whether or not you are in the house especially now summer is almost with us.
A sneak in thief will grab what he can and leave, after having had a
quick look round to see what is available, then follow it up later with a full
burglary. Keep locked all sheds and
garages. To help prevent theft from
cars, leave nothing on show inside the car, not even an empty bag.
A thief will break in just to discover there is nothing in it.
are trying to persuade Wakefield MDC to rotate their wheely bin collection days
in order that our collection day can avoid the bank holiday days.
of Officers - At
the AGM held on 3rd May 2001 the following were elected for the year 2001/2002 -
Chairman Mr P Arnott, Vice Chairman Mrs M Eames
Precept - The
Parish precept for the year 2001/2002 has been set at £3,000
- The long-awaited ‘traffic calming’ scheme for Old Royston has at last
materialised. Most of the work has
now been completed and we hope that the area will now be much safer for both
road-users and residents.
other ‘highway’ problems remain unresolved.
The footpath from Grimpit Hill to Notton crossroads has yet to be
recognised by the DC as being in need of repair, and an agreed programme of work
for Applehaigh Lane has yet to be granted the necessary funding.
However, the Parish Council will continue to press for both these
problems to be resolved.
Fly-tipping - The
problem of tyres and other assorted rubbish being dumped on highway verges and
public spaces has been prevalent throughout the year. However, the DC has responded quickly to requests for the
removal of such items, and we hope that this quality of service will continue.
Unfortunately, the problem of illegal tipping is unlikely to go away due
to fewer landfill sites and increases in landfill tax - hence the need to
recycle more than ever before.
Project - And
now for the good news! Last-minute
grants were received from both Wakefield Council and the ‘Landfill Tax Credit
Scheme’. As a result, it was
decided to re-surface the entire children’s play area rather than a small area
beneath each individual piece of equipment.
At the time of writing, the work is nearing completion and should soon be
ready for use.
may not be ‘the dome’, but we hope it will add to our children’s pleasure
for many years to come.
Arnott - Chairman