Monday, 14 September 2015

Village News


Upton Parish council met in the Methodist Schoolroom on Tuesday evening.
Mr Jamie Allen was in the chair with all councillors but one in attendance along with two members of the public.
The was memorial steps are complete but waiting for the hand rail, chair to contact builder.
The phone box is now the property of the council, having been bought for £1.00
The box is to be completely emptied and a book swap to be installed. This was the only suggested when the council asked for ideas in the last newsletter.
It will also be used as an information point.
The broadband meeting had been a reasonable success, with interest in the scheme being shown, an ariel on the Church tower will soon be in place.
There was still no confirmation as to who had won the best decorated village for the cycle race. J.Milne to enquire, again,
The council had received to VAT repayment and clerk had paid for audit, clerk and deputy clerks salaries were paid, along with handyman wages.
Councillors heard that the Upton sign had been repaired, a post had been donated by Lunns and the sign repaired by Howard Rose.  Council thank Councillors Spittlehouse and Rushton for repairing sign.
The chair, J.Allen, produced a work plan for 2015/16. A special meeting is to be held to discuss the proposals and actions.
Chair and deputy clerk had attended a community neighbours workshop at Willingham village hall. Another meeting to be held to discuss councils interest.
A newsletter to be sent out before Christmas.
The next meeting will be on November 10th 2015., when the precept for 15/16 will be discussed.


An interesting speaker was introduced by president, Mrs J. Anderson.
Denise Taylor of Hearing Dogs for the deaf gave a illustrated talk on this subject and spoke of the was the dogs were trained and how useful they were to deaf people.
Deaf children found the dogs helped them very much and gave them a lot of confidence.  Two dogs were also in attendance, Ronnie and Poppy were part of the evening and very well behaved dogs they were.
The Macmillan coffee morning will be organised by the W.I. in the village hall on September 25th.
The evening concluded, after the business, with God Save the Queen as it was the day the queen became the longest monarch to reign in history.


A Pie and Peas harvest Supper will be held at the Rose and Crown on September 25th
Tickets £5.00 from the Rushtons.
Harvest Festival in John and Terry Thurlbys’ barn on September 27th at 3p.m.
Music by Terry and Gwenda Cater.
Peter Bradshaw, local historian of great war,  will be the speaker at the last ‘evening with’ on September 18th at 7.30p.m. no charge but retiring collection and raffle.


Do not forget the Macmillan Coffee morning in the Village Hall on September 25th


Last week was in aid of "Race for Life" winners were "The No Hopers" 
£215 was raised, this week is for Village Hall.

This Sunday (20th.)
Church,  Holy Communion @ 8-30
Chapel,  Harvest Festival Service @ 10-30 with Mrs S.Clack

 Report by A Rushton.