Bonfire Night

Caroline Raistrick has submitted the following:

There will be a bonfire at Low Hall on Sunday 5th November 2017.

Many thanks to Rob and Helen for facilitating this on behalf of the village.

Lunesdale in Tunstall

Caroline Raistrick visited the Lunesdale on Friday and would like to post the following comments:

‘Myself and Mr Raistrick had a wonderful night out on Friday.  The food was fabulous, the hosting by Andy and his staff was excellent and the surroundings were comfortable and intimate, plenty of parking.  Worth a visit but I think you would need to book as it was extremely busy.’

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


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:


£20    Stuart Newstead – 149

£10     D Jones – 71

£5        Duncan Foster – 111


£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.