for big 20th
Exciting plans are already well advanced for the village's 20th annual Hog Roast which this year will be on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.
Various innovations will be introduced for this special day of fun and celebrations.
The Village Hall Committee would like to ask all households to bake a cake for the cake stall. We also need people to help out during the day and with setting up and taking down at the end of the day.
Teas: Help needed to serve on an hourly shift basis in the chapel, we also need people to bake cakes - Interested parties to speak to Lesley Shervington 677564.
Setting up and taking down at the end of the day: If you can help please call Gerald Shervington 07799-644121
Bookstall: 3-4 people are required to man the ever popular bookstall.
For a preview of what's coming click on the photo above - and be amazed!
Six hundred hawthorn saplings have been planted around the side of the playing fields facing the planned new building site where it is expected some 20 new houses will be built within the coming year.
The planting was undertaken by a team including Mervyn Beecroft, Bob Upton, Mike Jackson and Peter Clarke and completed in around a couple of days.
The hawthorn hedge which will emerge will provide a suitably rural divide between the estate and the sports field.
The so-called Official UK Infidelity Index 2015 reveals on line that 358 people in the Bishop Monkton area are having an affair. Last year the number was 239, according to the report.
It just makes you wonder how we find time for all that table tennis, bowls and croquet!
Soccer triumph for
Congratulations to Bishop Monkton FC on winnng Division 3 of the Claro Sunday Football League.
The team's success was convincing, winning 12, drawing one and only losing two of the 15 matches played.
During these 15 matches they scored 64 goals and conceded only 25.
They achieved a points tally of 37, well ahead of the runners up, Harold Styan who finished with 25 points,.Now Bishop Monkton FC has a cup to show for its successful season, and members of the team have medals. Well done all round!
Gearing up for
All of Bishop Monkton sports clubs which play in the summer are gearing up for the new season.
The Cricket Club will start the season with a new captain and there are various changes on the Committee. The season starts on April 18 with an away match to Markington. The first home game is on Saturday, April 25 against Whixley.
The Bowling Club is looking forward to another successful season, and play will get under way in the near future. It is hoping to repeat some of the successes it achieved last season.
The Tennis Club has a meeting at the Mason's Arms at 8pm on Tuesday, March 24 open to anyone who is interested in tennis and the future of the Bishop Monkton Club. It is hoped fuller use will be made of the village's excellent courts during the coming seasaon.,
The Croquet Club will start its season on Sunday, April 26, but already work is under way on getting the lawns into good condition. The club hopes to have two teams playing in the Yorkshire League and has already organised a number of friendly matches.
See separate sections for all these clubs where news and match reports will be updated regularly throughout the season.
Feather in their cap
Bishop Monkton Croquet Club finished as runners-up in a national competition to find the club which had made the most impressive progress during the past two years. The club was just pipped by High Wycombe Croquet Club in this competition for The Townsend Award which attracted entries from across the country.
Exciting times ahead
Thanks from MP
This year is going to be an exciting one for our village with several special anniversaries to be marked with special events and features.
For more details go to NEWS/Exciting year ahead.
Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, read about the popularity of our outside table tennis table on the playing field, and how disappointed we were when a box, containing bats and balls and left under the table for people to use, was vandalised.
He has now sent the Table Tennis Club a donation and asked that the money be spent on providing a replacement box, which can be filled with bats and balls, and left under the table again as soon as the better weather returns.
A new box containing bats and balls has now been placed under the table and is available for use by anyone who fancies a go.
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Editor: Richard Field
18 APRIL 2016
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