Follifoot News


John Chilton

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The Church of St Joseph and St James Follifoot: the service on Sunday, October 7 will be morning prayer at 9.30am.

Kerbside Recycling: at Follifoot will be on Monday, October 8.

Follifoot with Plompton Parish Council: will meet on Thursday, October 11 at 8pm in the village hall.

Trial by Jury by WS Gilbert and A Sullivan: the Leeds Guild of Singers, with their conductor Graham Coatman, will be entertaining again in Follifoot Village Hall on Saturday, November 17 at 7.30pm. The guild has established a fine reputation in recent years for their imaginative programming, high standard of performance, and unusual repertoire. Follifoot has been privileged to enjoy five of their outstanding versatile performances at both Rudding Park Chapel and Follifoot village hall. All followers of G & S and others will enjoy this next one just as much.Trial by Jury is the most succint, but no less witty, pithy and satirical operetta from the ever popular Savoy Operas team.This concert performance will form the second half of the Leeds Guild’s concert. As a curtain raiser to this (and let’s hope the judge remembers to bring his gavel to keep order), and to set the mood, the Leeds Guild will be offering us a selection of their lighter repertoire. Just to wet your appetite, amongst these delights is a smooth Swingles style setting of Shakespeare’s Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day by Nils Linfberg, (yes if you remember we have had one or two this year), lively folk song arrangements by Gustav Holst and Vaughan Williams. and the guild’s own renditions of the epic Russian folk songs-not least a rather alternative version of the heroic deeds of medieval revolutionary Stenka Razin in the classic rousing song. Tickets at £10 or £8 concession can be purchased at Follifoot post office or contact David Bell on 01423 872481. Email or Eddie Tatterton on 01423 870341.

Follifoot with Plompton Parish Council: met on Thursday, September 13 at 8pm in the village hall. Present were: Couns B Fisher (chairman); T. Martin (vice hairman);

N.MacDermid,; C. Florance, C. Gogna and T. Hall; five residents and a Rudding EstateRepresentative. Apologies were received and accepted from Coun E. Jones; District

Coun C Bayliss and M Kettlewell (internal auditor) Rudding Estate gave a presentation on a proposed affordable housing application, proposed play area in Follifoot and a proposed residential dwelling. wo drawings of the affordable housing which included a ‘concept’ map of a play area and residential dwelling were provided to those present. Rudding Estate said they would like to present the proposed plan to the residents of Follifoot, and asked if the parish councillors would consider a presentation at the forum meeting. The parish council said they would consider the proposal and contact Rudding Estate accordingly. Funding issues in relation to the play area were discussed. Mike Hammond from Neighbourhood Watch said he still requires one more coordinator. He said he had organised signs and stickers to be delivered to the residents. Two residents said they had come to obtain further details on the proposed rugby club development, Coun Fisher said no more information was available and therefore the parish councillors would not be discussing it at the September meeting. Coun Hall said he had received several complaints about a fallen tree blocking access on the footpath from Wetherby Road. The clerk to inform NYCC. The sign at Plompton had not been erected. The clerk will follow up. Coun Hall said the trees at the Plompton junction had not been trimmed back. The clerk will follow up. The parish councillors asked to look at the new residents welcome letter and information which the clerk will forward to parish councillors. The clerk said the parish council has signed the lease on the telephone kiosk and returned it to Berwins. The clerk said that Coun E Jones will be organising a committee to ascertain interest from residents in forming a play area committee, with the objective of working towards a play area in the village. The Kitty Corner lease was discussed. The clerk said that Coun E Jones will be organising a committee to ascertain interest from residents in forming a play area committee, with the objective of working towards a play area in the village. It was agreed that risk assessments would be carried out by the parish councillors at the time of the litter pick. It was decided the parish council would hold a forum meeting on October 18 refreshments from 7pm and the meeting to commence at 7.30pm. The clerk will organise advertising. A broadband conference had been organised. Coun Florance will attend and report to the meeting. It was decided the litter pick would be on Sunday, October 14 at 2pm.The clerk will organise equipment and advertising. Recycling collection problems on Tofts Lane were discussed. A resident of Tofts Lane had complained to the HBC, and is awaiting a response. A resident has offered to purchase a bench in memory of her sister. She has asked if it could be placed on Plompton Road. The clerk will contact a landowner and Coun Fisher will contact another landowner regarding the placing of the seat on their land. A parish councillor said that the problem of drivers parking their cars at the top of the village is still on-going. Date of next meeting will be Thursday, October 11 at 8pm in Follifoot village hall.

Follifoot Women’s Institute: will meet on Thursday, October 11 at 8pm in the village hall. The demonstration by Ann Bull will be Christmas Sugarcraft with an opportunity to have a go. The Purvis trophy will be awarded for the best effort of the evening.