On the 11th November, at 7pm, by kind permission of Steve and Karen Metcalf, a beacon will be lit to commemorate the ending of World War One 100 years ago.
The beacon will be one of over two thousand, to be lit simultaneously across the country. Our previous two beacons were recognised as the brightest in the Lune Valley, so this should be a real spectacle.
In addition to the Beacon, there will be a barbecue, raffle, and free bar at Sellet Hall, with proceeds or donations possibly going to ‘Help the Heroes’.
There will be a Heritage Day event at Whittington Church on Sunday 10th June, starting at 5:00pm.
There will be an illustrated talk by Maurice Steele on farm and village life and Gerald will also have a display of some of his historic photos of Whittington. There will be refreshments, including wine, after the event.
The Heritage Day last year was a very successful and this year’s event should prove popular again.
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Whittington Parish Council
Clive Grunshaw, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, is conducting a survey of the sorts of crime that people in rural areas are experiencing. He’s also interested in whether they are reporting crimes to the police, as well has how they want to engage.
After many years of loyal service, Eric Pelter has retired from the Parish Council. Naturally, this has created a vacancy. If anyone would be interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact Colin Hall for more information; you can email him at Sellethall@hotmail.com
Update: John Keegan has kindly put a couple of key documents on his blog that may be useful to interested parties: