Hog Roast Day
A bucking bronco, Sumo wrestling, an anniversary photo exhibition, soapbox Derby, pig racing, a community sing-along - these are just some of the exciting new attractions at this year's special Hog Roast Day on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.
It is a special Hog Roast Day because this year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the new Village Hall and it is the 20th Hog Roast.
But all the old favourites will be there, too - like the duck races, the games across the beck, the stocks and wet sponges, the quiz, bargains at the table top sale, the tasty Hog Roast sandwiches, the delicious teas and lots more.
It is the perfect day out for the whole family. Don't miss it!
To see the full programme click on the poster above.
Can you offer a cake?
The organisers of the Hog Roast Day on May 25 would welcome donations of any of the following: coffee cake, chocolate cake, Victoria sponge, lemon cake or scones.
Anyone who can help should call Lesley Shervington on 01765 677564.
Looking for a way to sell some unwanted items gathering dust in your garage or spare room? You could get rid of them on a tabletop at the forthcoming Hog Roast Day on Bank Holiday Monday May 25. But hurry - there are only a few tables left! If you want one, contact Angie Archbold on 01765 677834 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a preview of what's featured in this year's Hog Roast Day go to WHAT'S ON/Coming events.
Anyone for tennis?
Tennis club nights are on the first Thursday of each month from 6.30pm. They are free for existing members. All levels of players are welcome.
Anyone interested is welcome to come down and have a go and then join if they wish to come again.
The next club night is on Thursday, June 4 at 6.30pm onwards.
Can you help?
David Waddington has just bought himself a VW-type 2 camper van (1978) and it stuck for somewhere to garage it. It will need a 2.05m clearance.
Can anyone help? If so, call David on 07530 647279.
Race for Life
Carole Minett is doing the Race for Life on Sunday, June 14 in Harrogate with her daughter Kirsty.
Carole is taking part this year after a break of a few years (during which time she had a hip and knee replaced) as she has a close friend undergoing cancer treatment.
She is sure that many of you will have a close family member or friend who has suffered likewise so will be willing to sponsor her thereby raising money for research into cancer.
At last reckoning Carole had raised £175 towards her £400 target.
To help boost her total go to www.justgiving.co.uk/caroleminett6
Warning to residents
A warning has been issued that thieves have been active in Bishop Monkton and could strike again.
Mervyn Beecroft says a store on the Church Farm Caravan site was broken into on Tuesday night after raiders tore off boarding to gain access. There was damage to property but nothing was stolen possibly because they may have been disturbed by a nearby caravanner.
Mervyn advises residents throughout the village to be extra vigilant, and to ensure that all windows and doors are securely locked in both houses and outbuildings because the raiders could return, he thinks.
Local win for Tory
Julian Smith, the Conservative candidate for Skipton and Ripon constituency, was re-elected our MP in the General Election.
Julian Smith (Con) 30,248
Malcolm Birks (Lab) 9,487
Alan Henderson (UKIP) 7,651
Jacquie Bell (LibD) 4,057
Andy Brown (Gr) 3,116
Con majority: 20,761
Save your glass
Villagers will notice that Harrogate Borough Council have now removed their paper and can re-cycling bins, due to the fact, that despite warnings to the contrary, some people continued to put thick brown cardboard boxes into the bins intended for paper and thin card. This is regrettable but understandable. The village received no
financial benefit from these, but they were a convenience that has unfortunately now been withdrawn.
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.
Exciting times ahead
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.
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Editor: Richard Field
20 MAY 2016
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