Whittington Clean 19

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Back by popular demand (or should that be unpopular?) is the fourth annual Whittington litter collection that will take place on Saturday 23 March 2019 between 0915 and about 1230.  We are looking for volunteers to help us clear the roads and paths out to the parish boundary of the various cans, bottles, food wrappers and other assorted items that some people find too difficult to take home.  We have an assortment of litter pickers, high visibility vests, gloves and bags to help collect the rubbish – all you need is some warm clothing and a sense of humour!  Meet at Whittington Village Hall at 0915  for the opportunity for a chat and some gentle exercise followed by light refreshments on completion.  We would love to see you there!  

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Mike Redmond

Garden Waste Collection

John Keegan has kindly emailed to remind people that now is the time to consider whether you want to subscribe to the Lancaster City Council garden waste collection service.

If you’ve subscribed before, you should receive a renewal email that contains the details you need (see John’s blog post for more information on this – http://www.whittingtonvillage.org.uk/blog/2019-garden-waste-collection/).

If you’d like to take out a new subscription, please go to the LCC Garden Waste Collection page – http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/bins-recycling/garden-waste-collection.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of John Keegan.

Defibrillator Access Code

Following the PC meeting last night it was agreed that the access code to the defibrillator cabinet be made available to residents if they feel that it would be beneficial.

To ensure that security of the equipment is not compromised it was thought prudent not to openly publish the code number but to ask residents to contact Colin Hall (email sellethall@gmail.com) who will be happy to provide that information.

Of course when ringing the emergency services that number is immediately given but after the First Responder presentation several residents indicated that having that code to hand would useful.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Defibrilator Training

Update from Colin Hall:

The evening was a great success and extremely well attended by 35 people! The event took the form of a workshop and involved all those present, with First Responders explaining various techniques associated with the Defibrillator. Residents were able to question and be assured of the efficacy of Defibrillator. The access to the equipment was fully explained and any fears about using it allayed.

There was a humorous presentation by David Reed – First Responder Coordinator for the Whittington area.
There are still vacancies for First Responders – if anyone is interested, please contact Colin Hall.

Original post:

The Parish Council have arranged a session with our local first responder, David Reed, to demonstrate, present and indeed elaborate on our defibrillator now situated on the Village Hall front elevation.

This FREE session will be held at 7:30 pm in the Village Hall on Thursday 10th January 2019. There will be refreshments available.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of the Parsish Council (Colin Hall)

Bacon Butty – a great success

The bacon butty this morning (1st January) was quite clearly a huge success!

To me attendance looked up on last year, the room was rammed, the butties were bursting with flavour and take it from me the morning was an absolute delight.

Fantastic! Plus, I understand all profit is to be donated to St Johns Hospice.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf on an anonymous villager.

Church Street – Resurfacing

There will be a proposed temporary road closure on Church Street, Whittington on the Friday 1st February 2019, until Monday 4th February 2019 to enable carriageway resurfacing works to take place.

If you have any comments or observations regarding the closure please contact the LCC contact indicated in the attached closure details or email lhsstreetworks@lancashire.gov.uk by Friday 11th January 2019.

Armistice Day Beacon – Report

A report from Colin Hall on Beacon event – photos to follow:

The Armistice Day Beacon, lit at 7 pm on Sunday 11th November at Sellet Bank, was a tremendous success. Well over 120 guests, after enjoying drinks and barbecue at Sellet Hall, made their way to the summit of Sellet Bank to witness both Lady Kimber and Eric Pelter light, what can only be described as, the most impressive conflagration in the Lune Valley!

Blessed with fine weather the concerted joint effort from the PCC, VH Committee, PC and individuals too numerous to mention more than met expectations with a grand total of £1050 being raised by donations for the Help for Heroes charity.

The organisers would like to thank all those involved in contributing so much time and energy to help commemorate such an important occasion.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Whittington Beacon Lighting

The Beacon will be lit by Lady Kimber at 7 pm prompt coinciding with over 2000 others throughout the country to commemorate the ending of the Great War 100 years ago.
Prior to the lighting, hospitality will be on offer at Sellet Hall including a BBQ, traditional potato pie and peas, vegetarian option, real ale, raffle, cake stall, soft drinks etc.
Admission is free, although donations are welcome with all proceeds to Help the Heroes.
Wellies and torches are recommended and, if possible, please arrive at Sellet Hall on foot as parking is limited, although those needing to arrive by car will, of course, be accommodated.
The Beacon on Sellet Bank is adjacent to Sellet Hall.
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Village Hall Cleanup

Update: A great turn out on Saturday morning with all the work done in a record-breaking 45 minutes – many thanks to everyone.

Here is a photo of the spruced up Village Hall.

Spruced up Village Hall

Original post: A message from Simon and Caroline from The School House:

Hi everyone

We are planning to give the Village Hall a good clean up in time for the Harvest Supper next month so are looking for helpers on Saturday 29 September meet at 9.30.

I have bags for the weeds and rubbish but if you could bring a trowel or other such like tool that would be a great help. Also for those like me with dodgy knees something to kneel on.

As is customary at such Village activities bacon butties and hot drinks will be provided.

If you could reply to us at sj.cmraistrick@gmail.com.

So we have an idea of numbers.

Many thanks

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of The School House