John Chilton

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All Saints Church Spofforth: the service on Sunday, June 9 will be morning prayer at 10.30am.

Household Waste: collection at Spofforth will be on Tuesday, June 11.

Spofforth Seniors: coffee morning will be on Thursday, June 6 10-11.30am at The Long Memorial Hall.

Spofforth Women’s Institute: will meet on Tuesday, June 11 at 7.30 pm in the Long Memorial Hall. There will be a slide show by Peter Fargher, entitled Plaques on the Buildings in Harrogate. The competition will be a picture of a blue plaque. Also, look out for the summer market on Saturday, June 8 from 10-noon at the Long Memorial Hall.

Crime Figures: from March 15 until April 13 there were three crimes in Spofforth with no detections. There were a sharp increase in burglaries. A premises in Grange Avenue was broken into, car keys stolen and a car driven away. The car was recovered in Northumberland and two suspects were arrested. Since this time period, a second burglary took place in the same road and a handbag was taken containing money, credit cards, an iPad and a mobile ‘phone. It is possible that the thieves were targeting a top of the range car but were unable to locate the keys. The bag was subsequently recovered by a dog walker on Harland Way. Also, two business premises were broken into on Park Lane and a quantity of tools taken from one of them. The police point out the increase in the number of door to door salesman in the area, peddling household products and ask us to report any such incident by dialling 101. Many are operating without a pedlar’s certificate and one has been reported in Huby and his wares have been seized by the police. As usual, the local police can be contacted by dialling 101, 909 if urgent or by email on saferknaresborough@northyorkshirepolice.pnn.police.uk.

Spofforth School: will be hosting the annual village Kwik Cricket tournament in June and also attending the Harrogate and Knaresborough tournament. The teams will be made up from children from years four, five and 6 have attended the Chance to Shine coaching sessions with an ECB coach and Spofforth Cricket Club are thanked for providing this opportunity.