Aberford & District
Site last updated 25 August 2014
There were 5 crimes last month in the village. These were all ‘opportunist’ thefts where vehicles or houses or sheds were left insecure. Please have a think about your own security and ensure it is as good as it could be. There will be a ‘Wetherby Crime Stoppers’ presence at the Horticultural Show on Saturday 30 August. A stall there will have lots of information and ‘giveaways’, so please do take the opportunity to stop by – it may save you some heartache!
DRAIN CLEANSING/WEED KILLING
Following problems after recent heavy rainfall, we are speaking to LCC Highways Dept about the frequency and standard of drain cleansing and have requested the presence of an Officer at our next meeting. We have also asked our Ward Cllr Matthew Robinson to look at ‘hot spots’ around all the Ward Parishes to see if additional cleansing could be included in Highways schedule. We feel this is a case where local knowledge could be better utilised. The lack of weed control is also an issue and we are pursuing this in tandem with drain cleansing.
We are extremely pleased with the way our young people have been using the facilities. In particular they have been very responsible with the Table Tennis unit – we have only ‘lost’ one bat and new balls have only been required due to the odd lost one and their losing their shape. We shall be retaining the Table and getting another, together with two picnic tables. On the downside, our Cllr who regularly inspects the Field has this week had to remove two separate piles of dog dirt. This is quite horrendous on a Field such as this amenity area. We will prosecute if the culprits are reported to us.
MORE TREE & BULB PLANTING
We have been granted a share of some money, available via our Ward Councillors, for the planting up of extra trees and bulbs around the village. There will be several more trees around the north end of the village in and near to the bus turnaround area. More bulbs will be planted on various verges. An extra tree will be planted next to the self-seeded weeping willow at the Play Area and the willow will shortly be staked more upright.