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

World War One Centenary

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’.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Defibrillator Update

Great news! The defibrillator, located at the Village Hall, is now registered and fully operational. An official unveiling will take place at a later date.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Whittington Heritage Day

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

National Rural Crime Survey

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.

If you would like to complete the survey, please go to http://www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/research/internal/2018survey/

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner

Parish Council Vacancy

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:

The Good Councillor’s Guide
Whittington Code of Conduct

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Whittington Parish Council