We have been informed by the Electoral Services Team Leader at Hambleton DC that they have received a written request for a Parish By-Election in relation to the vacancy for a councillor to replace Ruth Barker on the Parish Council.
As this request was signed by ten residents of Appleton Wiske, a formal election must be held. A request for a full by-election is unprecedented in our Parish to my knowledge ass we have always co-opted people onto the Council when they have shown an interest. We are very disappointed that the election has been requested as all costs for the election must be met by the Parish Council and are likely to be of the order of £1000. It is not clear what led the residents to request an election and whether they were aware of the costs. Continue reading “PARISH BY-ELECTION”
The Parish Council April Newsletter is now available to download. This edition features Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, Scarecrow Festival update, Appleton Wiske Community Primary School news and much more. Click on the link below to download.
[ Parish Council Newsletter – April 2017 ]
Welcome to our Annual Appleton Wiske Scarecrow Festival 2017. The Scarecrow Festival will run over 2 days from 1st – 2nd July 2017. From 11 am to 5 pm you can come along to this great, popular afternoon out and saunter round the village to find all the celebrity scarecrows.
The event is a great day out for all the family and saunter around the village to see all the Scarecrows and all the exciting stalls. Continue reading “Appleton Wiske Scarecrow Festival returns on 1st and 2nd July 2017”
Appleton Wiske Neighbourhood Planning Group have decided to suspend activities at present. This is because we have four planning applications ongoing in the Village at present:
- 18 dwellings at the Shorthorn site (outline planning application approved for 11 dwellings but we understand that the developer may now propose 18)
- 5 dwellings at Village Farm (approved in outline)
- 3 dwellings for Mr Adams on Hornby Road (outline application submitted)
- 2 dwellings for Mrs Youll on Hornby Road (outline application submitted)
Continue reading “Appleton Wiske Neighbourhood Planning Group Activities Suspended”
Linda Breckon is collecting china (cups, saucers, plates), donations please as soon as possible, gratefully received, for collection phone on Linda 881880 or Sheila on 881256.
The Friends of St. Mary’s was set up in the summer of 2016 by a small group of enthusiastic and dedicated villagers with the primary purpose of supporting, preserving and promoting St Mary’s church as an historic building in the centre of our village.
We organise and hold social events / talks / concerts etc. that will hopefully be of interest to a wide audience in Appleton Wiske and beyond.
Our next meeting is on 10th May in the Village Hall Annex and is a talk by Ian Mountain “Aboard the Tall Ships”.
New members and guests are always welcome for further details please contact Angela Carlin on 01609 881817 or Michelle Street on 01609 881422.
In June we will be having a visit out to Stamfrey Farm in West Rounton – please see village notice board for more details.
We have enjoyed an eventful and productive Spring Term here at Appleton Wiske Community Primary School. Our children have made the most of their opportunities and continue to excel in a range of areas. Continue reading “Appleton Wiske Community Primary School – Spring Term Updates”
Pavement Parking has been a problem in the village for some time.
Causing an obstruction on the pavement can make it impossible for invalid vehicles, pushchairs and children walking to and from school to avoid having to walk on the road. It has recently been reported that tickets have been issued for vehicles obstructing the pavement in Great Smeaton, a situation which could also arise in Appleton Wiske.
Please avoid parking vehicles on the pavement and allow pedestrians and others to pass easily and potentially avoid having to pay a fine for having created a problem for other residents.
TheMethodist Chapel Praying in Colour will be held on Sunday 2nd July from 10.30am – 11.30am at Appleton Wiske CP School.
We will be using the action of drawing and colouring as a way of becoming still on the inside, and for experiencing and expressing God’s loving presence. All are welcome to attend. Continue reading “Praying in Colour – 2nd July”
Our Spring draw took place in the Lord Nelson on 23 March. We are glad to announce the following winners;
- 1st Prize £250 – Dave Blake
- 2nd Prize £100 – John McCullagh
- 3rd Prize £50 – Ann Preston
Continue reading “Appleton Recreation Association 200 Club Winners – Spring Draw”
This is an advance notice for the Appleton Players AGM which will be held on Wednesday 28th June in the village hall further details will follow, if you are interested in joining the players either on stage or off please contact Michelle Street on 01609 881422.
Following your generosity in 2016, we are going to use the same pattern for this year. Volunteers will deliver the Christian Aid envelope to your door with information on possible drop-off points, including church, chapel and the Village Post Office i.e. no one will call to collect your envelope. All donations to be dropped off by the end of that week please, 20/21 May. Continue reading “Methodist Chapel Christian Aid Week – 14 – 20 May “