Category Archives: Village Activities

Village Summer Barbeque 2019

On behalf of the Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee a huge Thank You  to all those who arranged, set up, and supported the BBQ at the Village Hall on Sunday 25th August.

Attendance was estimated at well over 100 and with a plentiful supply of excellent hot dogs, beef burgers, salads  and a variety of drinks enjoyed in full sunshine it was a most successful afternoon.   Special thanks must go to the Village Hall committee for all their work behind the scenes organising the event, especially to Adrian and Malcolm our Master Chefs for the cooking marathon and to all who supplied  such an enjoyable selection of cakes and puddings.

Takings on the day from the Entrance, Bar, Tombola and Raffle made a profit in excess of £750  which  will be split between  maintenance of the Hall and the village bulb planting project.

It is our intention to build upon the success of this year with a larger event in 2020 including fun sports for children (and those older but still young at heart) and perhaps a bouncy castle weather permitting.

Once again Thanks to you all.   Keep an eye on the Village Blog for news of future events.

Iain Sutherland

Village Communications

What do You Get From This Blog?

John tells me that there is a significant audience which reads his blog, sadly only a few readers take the opportunity to comment.

Some people are aware that Wagtail deals with Parish communication, but while Wagtail is an excellent newsletter it is a Church magazine and covers areas outside Whittington and is therefore not a suitable publication for discussing issues of interest to residents of the civil parish.

So this means that John’s blog is the only form of communication open to everyone in the Parish, and outside if they wish to comment.

If you are concerned about any issue in the Parish or have views on someone else’s post don’t hesitate to air your views through the blog – whether or not you agree. In this way we will secure more participation and improve the nature and influence of the blog.

Graham Williams

Bulbs will brighten us up.

I am currently in the process of securing funding to purchase spring bulbs and wildflower seeds for planting around the Parish of Whittington.

If you would be interested in being part of a Community Planting Group around the Parish of Whittington then can you please contact me.  This will hopefully be part of a longer term activity to make our villages full of colour and wildlife.

I intend to hold a meeting in the Village Hall once funds are raised and I know how many people would be willing to take part. The scheme is to plant Spring Bulbs, daffodils, crocus, tulips and snowdrops in September 2019 in the first instance.

Contact me via email:

Thank you very much.

Caroline Raistrick

The School House

PS:  would love people from Newton and Docker to be a part as the planting will impact on them. 😀