Harvest Supper

Friday 29th September at 7:30pm at Whittington Village Hall

Tickets are £5 and include unlimited locally made meat and potato pie, vegetarian option and a choice of trifles, sponges, gateaux and puddings.

Residents of primary age only have to pay £2.50 per ticket and pre-primary including babes in arms don’t have to pay anything!

The grand finale of the evening is of course the Annual Whittington Garden Competition Prize Presentation

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM MEMBERS OF PCC

Dog fouling

A hot topic at the moment. Lancaster City Council have made a Dog Fouling Poster available for anybody who’d like to print and display. You can read more information at on their website and I’ve included a link to the Dog Poo Poster.

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, it is an offence not to clean up after a dog has defecated on public land. A person may be issued with an £80 fixed penalty fine, if they do not clean up, or alternatively may be prosecuted through the magistrates court, where the maximum fine is £1000.

Village Hall Draw news

Winners of the monthly village hall draw are:

August:

£20    Stuart Newstead – 149

£10     D Jones – 71

£5        Duncan Foster – 111

September:

£20     Mel Schofield – 145

£10      Thomas Atkinson – 86

£5         Henry Thompson – 39

Update on buses

The Lancaster District Bus Users Group have posted an update on their blog which suggests that there may be some good news on future bus services – “…the only part of Lancaster District to benefit will be the Lune Valley, where it does at least appear that the BUG’s requests are being considered. The Report includes an action “to work with (bus) operators to develop a sustainable daytime service for the villages of Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington as well as the Lune Valley as a whole.

You can read the post on the BUG website, which also contains a link to full Cabinet Report.

SpID Trial

The Parish Council have arranged with the Lancaster City Council Speed Management team for the free trial of a speed indicating device, which will be fitted in Whittington within the next few days.

This is a temporary arrangement. The device will target one direction for a week and will then target the other direction. The exact mounting location will be determined when the device is installed.

Get Safe Online and Be Fraud Smart

We have been asked by Age UK South Lakeland to make villagers aware that there is a free session on staying safe online, and how to avoid online fraud, sponsored by Barclays on Wednesday 9th August from 1pm to 4pm in the Main Hall, Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Londale.

These sessions are free and include tea and biscuits. They are led by trainers from Barclays Digital Eagles.

Limited places must be booked in advance.  For booking and further information, please phone Age UK South Lakeland on 01539 728118