Aberford & District
Site last updated 24 October 2014
Continuing our efforts to expand the facilities, we have now installed Picnic Benches and an extra Table Tennis table. Additionally a football pitch for ‘5-a-side’ has been marked out together with the installation of posts and nets. Hopefully footballers will now stop using the courts, where balls were being smashed into the netting, no care was taken of the tennis net and inappropriate footwear was causing scuffs on the painted surface! It is difficult to supervise the Field and we can only hope that the facilities will be used in a proper way.
We know there is a problem with odour from some bins, due to the amount of dog dirt bags deposited. The cost of larger lidded bins would have to come from our funds and this will be looked at again when considering the budget for next year. Most dog owners do clear up after their dog but you may see some bright yellow soluble marking 'paint’ here and there, in the next few weeks, where we shall be drawing attention to ‘piles’ which have been left. We hope this might encourage more cleaning up!
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE at the War Memorial
As always, this is on Tuesday 11 November starting at 10.45am. Your presence at this 100 year commemoration would be appreciated. Some of our primary school children will be there and this year we are giving every child in school a special medal to mark the occasion.
As you know, there are names of many men recorded on the Memorial who fell in both of the World Wars. Some from the Parish and others connected (often by marriage) to Aberford. You may be interested in this short piece of research
(click here to download) giving some background to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we take for granted.
WIND TURBINES at HOOK MOOR
These are on schedule for erection late 2015. Foundation work will shortly be starting on site. We will be working with all parties regarding highways movements, and when the very largest components are being transported there will be an opportunity for our children to go along and watch. The company also intends to involve the children at points during the construction – they will be able to go along and may be given a memento of the occasion!