Monday, 13 November 2017

Village Christmas Meal

The annual village Christmas lunch is at The Oaks Golf Club & Spa, Aughton.  Sunday, 17th December at 1pm.

Menu below.

If you would like to attend please put money £18.20 per person (this includes a £5 non returnable deposit)  in an envelope with your choice of starter and main meal.  Please return to Jenny or Paul Ward, The Byre, NO LATER than Sunday, 19th November to secure your reservation.

Children - same menu/smaller portions £9.10 per child.  Again choice of starter/main meal needed.

Thank you.

Jenny Ward

The Oaks Christmas Lunch 2017
Served every day from December 1st to December 24th

Dinner available for groups of 20 or over

Spicy Parsnip & Carrot Soup with Coriander Crème Fraiche
Pheasant & Chestnut Terrine with Chutney & Toasted Sunblush Tomato Bread
Smoked Salmon & Prawn Cocktail with Tangy Marie Rose Sauce


Traditional Roast Breast of Turkey with all the Christmas Trimmings
Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Garlic & Rosemary Mash & Red Wine Jus
Homemade Fish Pie with Mature Cheddar Mash
Brie & Cranberry Parcel in Filo Pastry


Homemade Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Sauce
Caramel Chocolate Log with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Key Lime Pie with Whipped Cream
£18.20 for 3 Courses

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Minutes from the October 2017 Parish Meeting

Minutes from the October 2017  Parish Meeting.

Minutes of the Bielby Parish Meeting
Monday 30 th April 2017, St. Giles’s Church, Bielby.
Present: Chairman - Paul Ward. Treasurer - Val Nolton. Secretary - Gabrielle Rose.
8 residents.

1. Apologies for absence. John Peel, Christine Coe.

2. Minutes of last meeting held on 24th October 2016 were read out and adopted
as a true and correct record.

3. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

4. Financial Position. Val informed the meeting that the bank balance as at 15 th
October 2017 was £2123.69 however planned expenditure this year will reduce
the balance to approximately £1000. Val was concerned that the expenditure
this year (even though some items were one off) resulted in the village funds
being lower this year than in previous years. A copy of the financial position is

5. Precept for 2018-19. There has been no increase in the precept since 2010. With
a view to building up a reserve, Val suggested that the precept for 2018-19 be
increased. Following a thorough discussion, an increase of £450 was put forward.
Proposed by Neil Readman, seconded by Margaret Wilkinson.

6. Planning applications and outcomes since the last meeting.
Woodfield Barn - Single storey extension to side, extend garden store.
Application received and approved.
Manor Garth - erection of garage/store, construction of new vehicular access,
change of use of agricultural land to additional domestic curtilage.

7. Village Taskforce Walkabout – Update. Thank you to Steve Ridsdale for
accompanying the Council Team in July when repairs relating to footpaths,
signage and potholes were reported. Following numerous requests for repairs to
the severe dip on the road heading towards Hayton, the Highways department
have agreed to ‘monitoring’. Richard Coe mentioned that the gulley outside
Stoneleigh needed attention. A ‘works order’ for this had been issued in
September so Gabrielle agreed to chase this up with the Taskforce team.

8. Bielby Festival 2017. Ian Simpson had supplied a breakdown of costs (copy
attached) which Paul read out, noting the contribution of £460 from village
funds. The Festival was enjoyed and well supported by about 200 people,
enabling a donation to Marie Curie of £635.80. Paul thanked Ian and Richard for
organizing the event. Various suggestions were made as to how the Festival
could be developed including seeking sponsorship, expanding local advertising,
use of social media. Ian asked if future events could be supported by village
funds especially as costs are rising and he emphasized that the Festival is a
charitable event. The Meeting agreed that this was a good event for the village
and Val said that the village should give financial support to the event. Proposed
by Neil Readman, seconded by Ian Ross.

9. Bielby beck & bridge update. Neil Readman was thanked for making the
necessary arrangements to fix the broken bridge on Mill Lane. He added that the
beck was flowing well because of the continued maintenance. Margaret
Wilkinson had recently contacted the Environment Agency due a foul smell near
the bridge. Paul Ward agreed to follow this up.

10. Defibrillator. Paul checked the phone box regularly to ensure that the cabinet
was working. Gabrielle suggested the purchase of some signs for the phone box
and bus stop shelter. Proposed by Richard Coe, seconded by Graham Tew.

Also see below the Financial Position as at October 2017 ( can also click on the link to see the financial position if it's not clear enough in the post) and see below a breakdown of costs for the 2017 Bielby Music Festival.

Bielby Music Festival.The Picnic. 2017.

Breakdown of costs for this year’s festival.
Event insurance. £280 (paid by Parish meeting)
PA and engineer costs £350
Loo hire £180 (paid by Parish meeting)
Generator hire £54

Barton Brass band £300
Crazy Horses £750
Work in Progress £60
Alex Cromarty £180
Sledge against the m £160
Wolds Printer ? (invoice not received at time of printing)

Total running costs. £2314

Donation to Marie Curie £635.80
Extra income from teas £179
( approx. gate receipts £2500 indicating about 200 adults paid
to attend)

I.Simpson. 9.10.2017

Bus Stop Shelter Rota

Volunteer/s needed for May 2018 to check the bin (change the bag if necessary) and a bit of a sweep up. Please contact Paul (318077) or Gabrielle (318491) for more info if you could help out. Thank You.

Christmas Dinner 2017

Is anybody(s) willing to organise a Xmas dinner for the village. I appreciate it is fairly late now but it would be a pity not to do anything this year. If you can let Paul Ward (at The Byre) know if you are willing to help, that would be great. 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Bielby Duck Race Thanks & Winners

Another great duck race - thanks to all who organise this great village event. The weather was kind to us this year, it was a pleasant Autumn day.

Val has sent an email saying,

"Thank you very much to everyone who helped to prepare and clean the beck ready for the duck race and all those who helped on the day. We are delighted to have had another successful day, and are pleased to say we've raised a total of £279.00 for St Giles Church. A big thank you to everyone."

Race 1 Children's Yorkshire Jigsaw

Name Rory Stanage Number 31

Race 2 Garden Art Box

Name Mary Milner Number 36

Race 3 Halloween

Name Evie McDougall Number 101

Race 4 Box of Vegetables

Name Chris Matthews Number 147

Race 5 Teatime

Name Pollyanna Busfield Number 140

Race 6 Tray of Herbs

Name Brandon Shaw Number 27

Race 7 Artist's Pad and Pencils

Name Helen Knight Number 110

Race 8 Christmas Hamper

Name Caroline Rose Number 105

Race 9 Gardening Set

Name Seb Geekie Number 92

Race 10 Chocolates Last Duck Home

Name Peter Young Number 23

Saturday, 4 November 2017


A message from Jenny Ward at The Byre. 
I have a large number of books covering crime, thrillers, chick lit, etc. Both hardback & paperback. So if anyone wants any just let me know.   Small donation to whatever charities the annual village xmas carol singing is donating to would be welcome. Jenny