Another dog poo bin; but where?

Due to the success of the poo bin situated at the end of Long Walk, the Parish Council have agreed to purchase another but, as yet, has not got round to it, mainly because of conflicting suggestions of where to put it!

The Parish Council would, therefore, like to ask for suggestions of sensible locations (preferably by dog owners) for the new bin. We have the money and approval so it could be installed fairly quickly. If there are no suggestions from the village, I’ll make a management decision and locate it where Simon Raistrick and I think fit.

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

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 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 Farm Development

Colin Hall, chair of the Parish Council, is asking for feedback from residents on the updated planning application for Whittington Farm. Please, could residents give feedback, either publicly via the post on the village blog, or privately to Colin via email:

We’ve just had a PC meeting where the developers interested in Edwards land were present. They have, as you may know, applied for outline planning permission with alterations to the original scheme, in particular to the play area ie. it’s been omitted but still want our support.

I have agreed to get soundings from residents within the next couple of days before committing PC in any way so do you mind putting something on your sites inviting comments in order that we can get an indication of what people feel on this.

Proposals are that the play area will be omitted, the scheme layout altered to accommodate garages for many units and the finish and design of the dwellings slightly modified. 

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


For more details on the planning application, please see this post on the village blog – many thanks to John Keegan for collecting all this information.

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

So we have an idea of numbers.

Many thanks

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of The School House