Category Archives: Village Hall

Spring Clean This Autumn!

Hi everyone,

We are planning to give the Village Hall a good clean up in time for the Harvest Supper next month so are looking for helpers on Saturday 29 September meet at 9.30.

I have bags for the weeds and rubbish but if you could bring a trowel or other such like tool that would be a great help. Also for those like me with dodgy knees something to kneel on.

As is customary at such Village activities bacon butties and hot drinks will be provided

Please reply to us at: sj.cmraistrick@gmail.com. So we have a idea of numbers.

Many thanks

Simon and Caroline Raistrick
The School House, Main Street

Defibrillator & Other Matters

Nothing happens for weeks, then everything happens at once.

Colin Hall, Chairman of our Parish Council, advises that the village defibrillator is now registered with the appropriate authorities and is fully operational at its permanent location at the Village Hall.

Photo courtesy of Graham Williams.

The official unveiling will take place at a later date, yet to be announced.

Colin also asks me to mention that the judging of the Annual gardening competition will soon be taking place so now is the time to make your gardens, hanging baskets etc, shipshape and Whittington fashion.

Last, but certainly not least. The result of the dog poo Limerick competition will soon be announced.  Delayed due to the volume of entries.  A bottle of fizz is to be awarded to the winning entry.

John Keegan, on behalf of Colin Hall.

Village Hall AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Whittington Village Hall is on Tuesday 12th June.

All inhabitants of the Parish who are eighteen years of age and over, are entitled to attend and vote.
At the AGM five Members of the Committee shall be elected. The elected members become the Trustees of the Charity, No.521355.

At the present time the Trustees of the Charity are: Eric Pelter, Karan Metcalfe, Barbara Atkinson, Helen Mackereth, Andrew Schofield, Kate Manders, Simon Raistrick, Aidrian Williams, Darren Jones.

John Keegan

WWI Centenary Beacon

You will remember the lighting of the Village Beacon last year.

Beacon on the Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012

Our Parish Council has registered, along with hundreds of other Parishes, Towns and Organisations, to hold a similar event in order to commemorate the end of the First World War.

The Beacon, which will of course be located on Sellet Bank, will be lit at 7pm on Sunday 11th November. It is also hoped that St Michaels Church will be part of the simultaneous ringing of bells, nationwide, to commemorate the occasion.

It says ere Tommy Atkins that we’ll be home fer Christmas.

Festivities, to take place in the Village hall that afternoon, are also being discussed.

Diamond Jubilee afternoon tea

Detailed information will be made available as the arrangements are finalised but let us all reserve the date so that we can commemorate the thirteen villagers who sacrificed their lives in the conflict.

They were:

 1  Frederick Eccles
2  James Edmund Hudson
3  George Cragg
4  John William Wilson
5  Peter Hodgson
6  Cecil Garnett
7  John Thomas Pelter
8  Rowland Fishwick
9  Frank Hodgson
10  John Haston
11  George Dennison
12  Charles Dawson-Greene
13  William Gibson Dodgson
20th June 1915
23rd August 1915
May 1916
25th Jan 1917
17th Feb 1917
23rd April 1917
25th April 1917
10th April 1917
9th July 1917
27th Nov 1917
19th March 1918
23rd April 1918
5th October 1918