HAMPSTHWAITE, CLINT AND BURNT YATES

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Hampsthwaite, Clint and Burnt Yates

Liz Perrett

01423 771904

lizperrett@btinternet.com

Jumble Sale: hosted by Hampsthwaite’s Wednesday Group will take place on Saturday, February 16 beginning at 2pm at the Memorial Hall. Entry is 20p. Proceeds will go towards this year’s chosen charity. Donations of jumble can be left at the hall on the morning of the sale. No large items please.

Kettlesing Dance: the next one is being held on Friday, February 22 at Kettlesing Millennium Village Hall with dancing to Alan’s Band. Please note the changed times of 7.30-11.30pm. Entry is £7.50 and includes supper and raffle. There is no bar but you are invited to bring drinks and glasses.

Burnt Yates School News: the transport topic continues and the juniors had a wonderful time acting out some impromptu sketches which were all linked to the History of Flight. They looked at Orville and Wilbur Wright, Louis Bleriot and Amy Johnson and then they talked about how these pioneers of aviation must have felt once they had achieved their goal. Yesterday the children were invited to Harrogate Ladies College to see their school production, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Film Night: I don’t think I have ever laughed (and sung) so much as when I went to the Sing-Along-A-Sound of Music at Harrogate Theatre some years ago. I hope for the experience to be repeated when the Wednesday Group is presenting this on Saturday, March 9 at the Memorial Hall. Those going along are invited to dress appropriately – nuns’ habits, lederhosen, white dresses with blue satin sashes, etc and bring props – torches for the search scene, brollies, a goat puppet perhaps. I will bring more details a little nearer the time.

Gardening Society: once again, work meant I missed the meeting of the Hampsthwaite Gardening Society in January so I am hoping to get along to the next one which will be held on Wednesday, February 20 at the Memorial Hall at 7.45pm. Sue Wood, Harrogate Borough Council’s Horticultural Officer will describe how Harrogate was involved in the 2012 TV programme Bees, Butterflies and Blooms which won the Horticultural Channel’s award for television series of the year.

Hampsthwaite Players: thank you to Sue Streather for letting me know that the next production is Calendar Girls directed by Chris Bradley and will be performed at the Memorial Hall from Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 23. It has been decided by the members of the group that this production will be funded by themselves to enable proceeds to go to leukemia research. In view of this, the hall will be open from 6.35pm and there will be a bar available. Tickets if not already available, will be on sale shortly at the post office and from members of the players.

Hampsthwaite Methodist Chapel: the anniversary is on March 10 so on Saturday, March 9 a concert given by Ashville College Choir will be held under its director and conductor, John Dunford.

Views Needed: for those living in Clint cum Hamlets Parish Council area, your views are being sought on the following issues. Firstly would you be interested (and use) a daily bus service to Harrogate should one be reintroduced. Secondly BT is reviewing the viability of retaining the telephone box in Burnt Yates. Should it wish to dispose of it, it will be offered to the public for £1 although there would then be ongoing expense relating to maintenance etc. The parish council does not wish to take on responsibility but would be interested to hear from anyone else. Please comment on one or both issues by February 20 to Lesley Scott on t.scott523@btinternet.com or phone her on 770541.