COFFEE MORNINGS IN CHURCH
The next coffee morning in St Mary's Church will be held at 10.30 to 12 noon on Saturday, 20 May.
LITTER PICK REPORT
A big thank you to the 21 residents who turned out to support the fifteenth annual Marston Litter Pick on 12 March. Thanks also to Brent Richardson and the staff of QK Cold Stores for cleaning the area in front of their premises, and to Richard Pearson for loaning a truck and for providing temporary storage for the rubbish.
We picked up the litter in the village and from the verges as far as the parish boundary in almost all directions. Once again the biggest effort was in Toll Bar Road where we cleared as far as the Coldstore, then down Green Lane to meet up with others coming from Barkston Road. Four volunteers cleared the village hall and playing field, and another three did Sand Lane to the second bridge.
A total of 64 bags of litter were collected, together with a vast amount of other general rubbish varying from a mattress and a tyre to a gas canister.
Those taking part either on the day or during the week before were Peter and Shelagh Baker, Andrew Borland, Simon Brown, John and Pat Crozier, Mel Foster, Paula Gray, Charlotte Hall, Sybil Howard, John Ivill, David and Susie Mathieson, Robert and Mirielle Morley, Daphne Morton, Ryan Newton, Angela Parsons, David Smith, Andy Watson and Colin Weightman. A special thanks also to the Misses Lucy and Evie Jones (Angela Parson’s grandchildren) who went out litter picking during the previous weekend.
UPDATE ON THE THOROLD ARMS
The planning application (S16/2788) to convert the Thorold Arms to a private dwelling has been refused by SKDC.
USE OF MARSTON HALL FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
SKDC has approved a planning application for the change of use of Marston Hall from residential to residential plus use of the hall for access to the public, civil weddings, entertainment receptions, guided tours, conferences, exhibitions and use of the adjoining land west of the dwelling for car parking in connection with such events. The approval is subject to conditions which relate to noise limitation, lighting and parking.
THEFT OF LEAD FROM HOUGHAM CHURCH ROOF
A large amount of lead was stolen from the roof of Hougham church overnight 11/12 November. For more information please visit the Hougham village website. If anyone saw or knows anything about this theft please contact the Police on 101.
SPEED AWARENESS DEVICE INSTALLED IN MARSTON