Kirk Hammerton News

Kirk Hammerton

Les Hornby

01423 330154

les_hornby@btinternet.com

At a recent Gift Day: for the parish church there was an excellent display of Royal Commemoratives from Queen Victoria to the present day. In all approaching 400 exhibit were on display. This obviously delighted the visitors as donations in excess of £1,600 were received. Thanks to the donors and to Gerald Allen for sharing his collection of Royal Commemoratives.

The annual Coffee Morning: for Macmillan Cancer Support will take place in the village hall on Friday, October 5 from 10am-noon. Donations of cakes, produce and raffle prizes are invited.

The Church Harvest Festival: service will take place on Sunday, October 14 at 11am., everyone welcome. The service will be followed by lunch in the village hall at a cost of £7:50 for adults and £4 for under 12s. Lunch is by ticket only available from Les and Janice on 330154.

Work: to develop the children’s playground is well underway. The aim is to provide a more stimulating range of equipment, particularly for younger users. There will also be a basket swing separate from the toddler area which we hope will be popular with older users. It is an exciting project that will undoubtedly benefit the community. Funding has been obtained from Yorventures, local contributions, and playing fields funds. The committee is most grateful to Couns Jane Jenkins and Karan Main for leading the project to secure the grant, manage a tender process and commission the work. We should like to invite everyone to an opening ceremony on Saturday, October 6 at 3pm. Together with the renovation of the bar area the two projects are major boost to “refresh” the pavilion and playing field.

A further Bistro evening: will take place in the village hall on Saturday, October 27. Thanks to Nigel and Fiona Robertshaw. Previous ones have been very popular and this one is almost fully booked. Proceeds are for the village hall restoration fund.

Two Theatre productions: will take place in the village hall this month. The Bad Apple group will perform on October 12. The Stars Theatre group will perform Men of the World on October 20. Tickets for this performance will include supper.

A first aid course: given by a member of the Red Cross held in the village hall last month was very well received. The emphasis was on first aid giving details of simple but effective ways to help the patient. Thanks to the parish council for organising this.

The ongoing village charity stall: has now been in operation for three years and has raised over £2,000 for various charities. Plants, produce, or almost anything is placed on the stall by villagers and those who can use them donate in the box provided. Recently donations have been sent to Candlelighters and Cancer Research in support of villagers who ran in the Great North Run.