Scotton and Lingerfield
Raise the Roof Campaign: the Table Top sale held on Sunday, September 30 was judged a success having brought in a very creditable £404.81 for the new village hall eco-roof bringing the total raised so far to £5,041.74. All 16 tables had been reserved in advance (in fact were over subscribed) and about 80 people came during the day to browse bric-a-brac and clothes, as well as take advantage of the tea and home-made cakes on offer. Thanks to all those who booked a table and to everyone who gave the sale their support, as well as to Sylvia, Sue and Helen for preparing and serving up the teas; Tina for baking cakes; Stephen for publicity; and Helen for taking the bookings.
The Droughty Band is coming back to Scotton: the next fundraiser in the Raise the Roof Campaign is a ceilidh in the village hall on November 17 with the Knaresborough-based and ever- popular Droughty Band. There will be a bar and lots of dancing, so put the date on your calendar now and book early for what will surely be a sell-out! Tickets £8 from Richard Wray on 01423 862079.
St Thomas Church Harvest Lunch: also don’t forget the harvest lunch in the village hall at 12pm following the thanksgiving service in church at 11am on Sunday, October 14. This is a contribution buffet lunch (savouries and sweets) £5 for adults but children eat free and there will also be a raffle so we will be grateful for donations of prizes (to me at Barnstones, New Road). Everyone is very welcome at this event (you don’t have to be a regular church-goer) and families with young children are especially welcome. All fruit and vegetables brought to the thanksgiving service will be donated to Harrogate Women’s’ Aid. Do come along to this informal family event and give your support to the village church which is always there for everyone.
Parish Council: apologies to those readers (with Graham in mind) who like to follow the activities of the parish council through this column, but I was unable to report on the meeting held on Tuesday, October 2 as I was away in London.
Bonfire Night on November 5: also coming up soon will be the Scotton Village Bonfire on the cricket field, where of course we don’t burn a Guy. Put the date on your calendar for a first class fireworks display and refreshments in the cricket pavilion.