Sunday, 25 March 2012

Village News | 25 March 2012

WOMENS INSTITUTE
The meeting commenced with a welcome from president, J.Anderson.
Julie Barrow then read out the coming events that members could attend.

The president also regretted that Mrs Pauline Chester would be standing down from the committee. She explained that Pauline had done
so much for the institute over the past few years and would be missed
very much. All wished Pauline a speedy recovery and hoped she would be able to attend the meetings in the near future. The refreshment
ladies were thanked and the support for the Macmillan Coffee morning was
much appreciated when £1,240.00 was sent to the local branch of Macmillan.

Election of officers took place and elected were as follows President,
J.Anderson, Committee, J.Fotheringham, L.  Spurr, A.Scott, N.Prescott, J.Barrow,(sec) J. Littlewood,(treasurer)  A.Taylor, A. Sharpe.

The annual show also took place during the meeting with judge being
A.Taylor of Harby.

Winners were Class1. N.Prescott, Class 2 L.Spurr, Class3 D.Rose, Class 4 M.Burdon, Class 5 A.Taylor. A.Scott was the overall winner and received the Whitton Trophy.,With N.Prescott and J.Barrow coming second and third.

All the entries were excellent with the judge having difficulty in choosing winners.

The Women's institute continues to grow and is now very popular with
41 members.

The meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall and new members are always welcome.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB.
Members were intrigued with the talk of Gainsborough by Thelma Childs
of the Delvers at the last meeting of the club.

The club meets every other Thursday in the Methodist Schoolroom at
2p.m. For details contact Mrs Doris Jubbs of Church Road Upton.

QUIZ
Last week's quiz was for Transplant Adventure Camps for Kids. Dave
Farrow was the quiz master and the winners were The Quips and The
Oblong Table. £100 was raised, this week's quiz is for the Rose and Crown
Football Club.

UPTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
This was held in the Methodist schoolroom on Tuesday evening when all but one member was present, J.Milne of WLDC was also present.
Clerk was to report several matters to highways, she had written to the chief executive of the County Council to complain of work not being done by the C.C. but had received no reply.

The handyman was to be asked to do several jobs in the village Clerk had filled in grant forms for community grant for parish plan and jubilee celebrations, not known at this time if this had been a success.

Village Hall reps reported that the hall was now on a sound footing.

The council decided not to take up the offer of speed retarders as
road safety partnership required 2 people to look after them all day.
Plans were passed by WLDC for house on Church road and council had no
objections to extension of Brampton Dales.

The footpath at side of Church was discussed at length, it would
appear that this path was not on the definitive map of 1950, when all
footpaths were reviewed, and this one was missed off. Clerk was to write to ask if this could be reinstated.  Again!!!

The next meeting will be on May 1st, when it will be the parish meeting when all on electoral roll are welcome to attend.  The bi monthly parish council Annual Meeting will be held on May 8th, both in the Methodist Schoolroom.

Written by L Alsop