Category Archives: Village Activities

Wagtail March Snippets

The following items featured in this months Wagtail, for which we thank Michael Hampson.  It would be nice if people who complain that there is never anything positive on this Blog actually posted news of their events or emailed them to the Web Site, otherwise they will not be included until Wagtail is published.

A huge vote of thanks to all those who supported what is now developing into the annual Whittington litter pick on Saturday 11 March. More than twenty intrepid collectors scoured the roadside verges out to the Parish boundary and collected thirty one sacks of refuse, varying from crisp packets and empty cans (who is the secret lager drinker?) to a head torch and carbon monoxide alarm. Thank you also to the ladies who supported us with tea and cakes at the conclusion, to Whittington Parish Council for their support of the event, and to Lancaster City Council Cleansing Department for the loan of equipment and the disposal of our efforts. Please make a note for March 2018 – we would love to see more people next year!
Mike Redmond

Whittington’s First Sausage, Pie and Beer Festival was a great success, with more than 200 people through the door. We raised £454.60 for St John’s Hospice and £80 for Whittington Village Hall. Steve and Kate Manders would like to thank everyone who came, all the stall holders, and the village hall committee for their support in making it such a good event. We are already planning next years.
Kate and Steve Manders

Safety of Children

We have received an email from Sue Williams.  It is extremely apropos the current interest in road safety and I am delighted to be able to include Sues message below:

Yesterday afternoon Graham and I were driving into the village from Arkholme when we were confronted by a child cyclist doing “wheelies” in the road.  He was clearly oblivious to the danger he was putting himself in.

 With the days drawing out and the Easter holidays approaching could any parents whose children ride a bicycle remind them of the dangers of playing on the highway.

Sue Williams