Road Closure Notice
A Message from your Chairman
What a beautiful season Spring is with the almond and cherry blossom on the trees, the magnolia in full bloom, daffodils, tulips, bell hyacinths and other early flowers all have been blooming throughout the past weeks. Special efforts have been made by residents to make the village so pretty and a special thank you to those householders and I know there are many of you, who have adopted a little piece of land, community space like street name areas, to plant bulbs. A special thank you to the family who planted all those daffodil bulbs at the side of the Kirk Ella Police Station. What a beautiful picture it made for the official re-opening of that office.
We are all so pleased to have the Police working from that station again, I am sure you will all agree Brough was too far away. To work with the Police to help to lessen crime, we would like to strengthen our Neighbourhood Watch. We can do this by encouraging the occupants of each street to make sure that there is a volunteer willing to liaise with the Police both to report any unusual activity and accept warnings from the Police of strange incidents to pass on to fellow residents. We have a strong working group in the Fairfield Avenue, Mill Lane and Valley Drive areas. I would like to especially thank Tom Fry from Pine Meadows who runs our Grapevine for the Kirk Ella village. If we were able to expand this we could become a Neighbourhood Watch Village displaying the appropriate signage. I would also like to thank Jean Harne and Phil Williamson who run the first class Grapevine in West Ella, passing on vital messages and have done this for many, many years. Anyone who is interested in helping please contact Councillor Elizabeth Robinson who works tirelessly on this subject. She is in touch with the supportive officer at County Hall whom she invited to a meeting, specially called, so the co-ordinators could meet her. With nine crimes in our parish in March, we hope you will think seriously about helping.
By now, you will have received the Kirk Ella and West Ella Parish Council Annual Report as it was distributed at the beginning of April. The printers do an excellent job for us and in daffodil yellow this year they are to be congratulated. I wish to thank Councillor Doreen Kaye, who, as assistant editor always has her Thesaurus by her to make sure we don’t use the same word twice in quick succession but use a variety to keep your interest! On the fourth page is the update on the Kirk Ella and West Ella Heritage Trail for all to enjoy. The book can still be obtained at the Kirk Ella Newsagents and the route is easy to follow especially with the new way markers designed by Councillor David Robinson.
Lastly, we don’t like to wish our lives away but we must plan ahead so we are going to celebrate our Queen’s Platinum Wedding Anniversary with a red, white and blue coffee morning on November 20th, more details nearer the time.