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.

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

Village Hall Draw

Winners of the July 2017 draw for the Village Hall are:

Ticket 138   The McCormick Family     £20

Ticket 91      Helen Mackereth     £10

Ticket 107   Anne Pettifor    £5

August draw: please note –

There is no village hall committee meeting in August.  However, the draw will be made on the 8th August, and announced here and in Wagtail.  Next village hall meeting is on 12th September.


Neighbourhood Plan Meeting

Lancaster City Council are tasked with providing a neighbourhood plan for villages in the Lune Valley. At the moment this is in the consultation stage and Whittington Parish Council have agreed that Arkholme, Whittington, and Gressingham would be in a stronger position if they worked together, rather than as individual communities.

There is a meeting in Arkholme Village Hall on Thursday 20th July at 8:00 pm, which is open to anyone who may be interested in what happens to our villages in the future.