There is a mention of the proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Whittington Parish Council in the current edition of Wagtail.
The Minutes referred to are in fact those of 2017, and not 2018. This years Minutes will be published at the AGM in 2019.
Football commentators who use the expression “on the front foot” really annoy me. There is no”front foot” only a “back foot”. Being caught on the back foot means to be at a disadvantage. There is no advantage, or anything else, to being on the front foot, it’s meaningless. – So there (dummy spat out)
I must first apologise to David Airey of West Hall farm, for it was David who turned out after the last heavy snow fall in March, and gritted the whole length of Church Street, making travelling so much easier for us all. Thank you David, it was much appreciated.
The swallows did finally return on May 18th. Stuart Close saw them at Docker Hall on the 20th, and the house martins on May 1st. There are far fewer than in previous years, and it was only today May 17th that I saw the first one flying around the Church Tower.
It seems that the flying insects they feed on are getting fewer. Our modern lifestyles must be responsible in some way. It is such a shame how many varieties of birds have disappeared locally in my life time.
The next dance in the Village Hall is on Saturday 2 June when the music for dancing will be played by the Scottish band Tartan Sound. Another good night guaranteed.
Part of my Whittington Archive will be on display in the Church on Sunday 10 June. Come along and see what the village was like in days gone by.