2009 Notton Gala (Sun 14th June)

The 2009 Notton Gala will take place on Sun 14th June from 1pm to 5pm.

Highlights this year include the Wakefield Fleur de Lys Majorettes marching group, the Barnsley Youth Jazz Orchestra , the Yorkshire Traction Brass Band and a dog display team (K9 Kapers). In addition some 40 stalls will offer a variety of different produce and there will be amusements for both younger and older children including face painting and donkey rides. Refreshments will be available in the Village Hall and on the Green and there is designated parking on the cricket field.

Charities supported this year include the MacMillan Nurses Cancer Support and Haven Breast Cancer Support.

If anyone would like a stall at the Gala or would like to advertise their company in the programme then please contact Gala Chair, Michael Tate, on 01226 709399.

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th.

Chris Pilkington

Notton Newsletter March 2009

mar-09-newsletter text

mar-09-newsletter Word doc

here are the original Word version (large file – longer to download with a dial-up connection) and a smaller text version where some of the formatting may not line up.

White Ford Transport Van (GB56 VND)

Dear All,

At the Notton Parish Council meeting on 2nd April Police Inspector Helen Brear reported that a white Ford Transport Van with false plates (GB56 VND) had been spotted on Mill Lane in Notton on 7th March. The vehicle in question has apparently been involved with thefts elsewhere and the police are keen to track it (and its owners/drivers) down. If anybody does spot it then please contact the Wakefield Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team (see link below for their contact details)




Carol singing before Christmas 2008

carol singing 2008

carol singing 2008

A big thank you to everyone who sang, collected, provided wassail or made donations for our annual carol singing event on December 22nd. We raised the wonderful sum of £375.13  for Cancer Research UK.

We were lucky this year to have a dry, mild evening, resulting in an almost 100% retention rate of singers! Or maybe it was the mince pies and mulled wine (thanks to June Clarke, Lynne and Guy  Cattell) hot sausage rolls (thanks to June and Brian Farrar)  and an end of sing   supper at Chris and Michael Weir’s house that kept us going?

Santa made his usual appearance, delighting the younger residents of the village. Older residents were no doubt delighted by our musical ability,  according to the generosity of donations.

An additional £20.55 was raised by donations in lieu of Christmas cards to a community card in the Village Shop. Thanks to Eleanor Turner for arranging that.

A cheque rounding the total amount up to £400 has been sent off to Cancer Research and the receipt will be posted in the Village Shop shortly.

Once again, thank you to everybody for supporting us in what was our 17th year of fund raising for Cancer Research.

Jan Bryant and the Notton Songbirds

ps copy of ‘thank you’ letter uploaded

copy of thankyou letter

copy of 'thank you' letter

Burglary Alert

Dear All,

Would residents (particularly in the Bleakley Area) note that a garage on Bleakley Lane has been broken into and systematically looted. In addition a neighbour has seen hooded men looking into her windows in the early hours of the morning. Please report anything suspicious to the police and join the Neighbourhood Watch scheme if you have not already done so.

Chris Pilkington

Past Notton News

Dec’ 08 Notton news is attached to a previous post.
Here are back numbers for reference.
The original word documents are quite large files so I have included plain text files which are much smaller and which will be much quicker to download for those without broadband – but images and formatting will be lost so some of the text may not line-up.
oct-07-newsletter small text file

oct-07-newsletter large word doc

mar-08-newsletter small text file

mar-08-newsletter large word doc

may-08-newsletter small text file

may-08-newsletter large word doc

sep-08-newsletter small text file

sep-08-newsletter large word doc