Halam Open Gardens
22nd June It's not too late to open your garden or volunteer to
help with this annual village event. At the time of writing we have
fewer gardens than normal opening, so if you feel you would be able
to support this event by opening your garden on the day, then please
let us know. Car parking and Village Hall helpers also required! Glenys
Herbert 812335 or Peter Thompson 814026.
Recently we had two very successful events, " Puppets In The Wild
" - proceeds to Halam School PTA, and "The Ruskin Ensemble" which
supported the church and improvements for the Village Hall. Thank
you to all who supported these, and especial thanks to Janet, Suzi,
Marina, Bev, Mandy and Pat. Watch this space for the next live event!
Maundy Thursday Cluster Supper
Many thanks to all those who contributed to the organisation and
cooking and attended. This was a highly successful evening. Beverley
Two scams are operating in the area. One is where women in
particular are phoned and asked to confirm their postcode by the "Post
Office". They are told that they are eligible for gift vouchers and
are asked to give their address. 90% of the women who have provided
this information have been burgled, as it is assumed the their homes
are empty during working hours. The Post Office are not conducting
any surveys. The other is when an "AT&T service technician" phones
asking to test your phone line. They ask you to dial 90 then the hash
key. This gives them full access to your line and allows them to place
long distance, international and chat line calls which will be billed
to your account. Police believe that many of these calls come from
local prisons. Do not press 90 for anyone.
District: N Armstrong (Con) 1050, B Laughton (Con) 978, J
Moore (Lib Dem) 427, C Bower (Lab) 366. N Armstrong and B Laughton
Parish: I Sharman 118, S Bust 112, G Herbert 110, K Lindley 105, N
Armstrong 102, A Paris 89, A Fraser 87, E Gathercole 86. First seven
Annual Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm, Thursday, 15th May
Present: G Herbert, S Bust, N Armstrong, K Lindley, I Sharman,
A Paris, A Fraser.
Election of Officers: Chairman: G Herbert, Vice Chair: Simon
Xmas Charirties: S Bust & A Paris
Press Officer: A Paris
Transport: G Herbert
NALC reps: K Lindley & A Fraser
Snow Warden: S Bust
Parish Liaison Committee: G Herbert
Road Safety: County Council to be asked for views on extending
yellow zig zag lines. It has been requested that overhanging hedges
in School Lane be cut back in Autumn - to be monitored then.
Dog Mess and Stray Dogs: The problem of dog mess was highlighted
as being caused by dogs left to roam loose. This is also a road safety
hazard. Agreed that at least one dog mess bin in the Parish would
be an improvement. Clerk to find out more about designs available
for a bin on Gray Lane.
Village Hall Cleaner: The Hall is being left in a poor state
after some bookings. Mrs Herbert to speak to a possible new cleaning
Best Kept Village: Agreed to enter this year.
1. Manor Farm, Radley Road - proposed alteration to outbuilding
to include part demolition and subsequent construction of new enclosure:
Rejected 4 against, 2 abstentions on grounds of loss of amenities
of neighbouring properties and road safety. Mrs Armstrong will also
investigate the access situation regarding the unadopted road.
2. Chartwell, Edingley (also known as Goldhill, Kirklington Road)
- proposed conversion of offices, stables and stores to 6 dwellings:
3. Gables Cottage, The Turnpike - proposed extension to form kitchen
at the rear ground floor and first floor extension to form en-suite
bathroom at front: Accepted 5 for, 1 abstention
4. Mardale Cottage, Back Lane - proposed garage with annexe accommodation
over: Accepted 4 for, 2 abstentions
5. Blonds, The Turnpike - proposed chain link fence with timber
posts around the car park: Accepted unanimously
Finance: Insurance policy due for renewal 1st June. A. Paris
to obtain alternative quote. Clerk and Chairman authorised to renew
current policy unless deemed appropriate to change insurers.
Other Business: Fly-tipping and illegal dumping is on the
increase - see item below.
Next Meeting: Thursday, 12th June at
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Hedges and Overhanging Branches
Householders are reminded that they are responsible for their
own roadside hedges and trees - please ensure that overgrown hedges
or overhanging branches do not obstruct the footpath or road.
Note to all Dog Owners in Halam
Please remember your legal and social responsibilities. Stray
dogs may be picked up by the Dog Wardens (65000 ext 5568), in which
case you will be charged £48 to have your dog released. Not only is
it anti-social and a health risk to allow your dog to foul the streets
(or other people's gardens!), it is also an offence for which you
can be fined £1,000. Please clean up after your dog!
Fly-tipping and Illegal Rubbish Dumping
This is perceived to be on the increase in Halam, especially on Holme
Lane, past the mill. Especially worrying are the reports of syringes
being found amongst this rubbish. Please phone the hot line on 0845
3000 630 if you see such rubbish and the council will come and remove
it for free if it is on public or council land such as verges. If
it is on private land, it is the owner's responsibility to remove
it, however, the council will do so for a charge. In the case of syringes,
Newark and Sherwood recommend that you do not try to clear these up
yourself, but that you use their phone in service on 655600 which
operates 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week for syringe collection and disposal.
Any suspicion of illegal drug related activities should be reported
to the police.
St. Michael the Archangel
Services this month -
|Sunday 8th June : Pentecost
|8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion
|Sunday 15th June : Trinity Sunday
|11am Sung Eucharist
|Sunday 22nd June : Trinity 1
|8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion
|Sunday 29th June : St. Peter
& St. Paul
|11am Sung Eucharist
6pm Cluster Service at Hockerton
|Sunday 6th July: Trinity 3
|9.30am Family Service
11am Sung Eucharist
If you have any items or information you would like publishing in
the next newsletter, please get the details to Edward Gathercole (813760)
by the 26th
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and Christine and Gordon Green of the Reading Room for advertising
in this month's Newsletter
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