Land sold at Dunlop: Land has been sold at Dunlop. Not the factory nor is it the area of their sports ground, that has to remain as open space for recreation. It is the remaining pieces of land. £2,400,000 was paid for this land. No doubt there will be a planning application forthcoming but as I write there has been nothing submitted to the Planning Office. A provisional Tree Preservation Order has been put on the trees on the A61 Princess Royal Way from beyond the car showroom to Spacey View.
Dr Richard Hall: Dr Richard Hall from the Leeds Road and Pannal practices is taking part in a sponsored desert hike across Jordan from the Dead Sea to Petra in March 2006 in aid of prostate and gynaecological research. It is being led by Professor Roger Kirby and Mr Marcus Stechell, the Royal gynaecologist, and means sleeping under the stars or in Bedouin tents. This is a brave journey for Dr Hall as when he ran in the London Marathon and I asked him if he would run the following year and a look of horror crossed his face as he said "No, never again". Details are displayed in the reception areas. Any help you can offer with sponsorship will be greatly appreciated.
Vandalism or Fun: We call it vandalism the perpetrators obviously call it fun. The glass in the Pannal Village Society side of the notice board at St Robert's Church was smashed deliberately either with a stone or a pellet. It was toughened glass so the hole was visible. Thanks to Clive Dimmock who contacted the Churchwarden, Peter Wilson, it has been repaired. Richard Greenwood the community policeman has been informed and I think it is only one of many incidents that he has to deal with. In the scale of crime all over Britain this is petty but I ask the question why?
Pannal Mobile Library: I have received notification from the library after Wendy Blackman pointed out to me that the times being printed were not the times the mobile library was coming to Pannal. So thanks Wendy and here is the correct timetable: Route 9 will be on Thursday November 10 Pannal Cobbler Hill 1.05 -1.10pm Bracken Foot 1.20-1.30pm, Hawthorn Cottage 1.35-1.40pm, Fairview Farm 1.45 -1.50pm. Route 10 Friday November 11Spacey Houses 94.104 Walton Park 11-11.10am Pannal Harwood car park 11.15-11.30am Pannal Green/Church 11.35 -12pm. Westminster Drive 12.50-1.10pm.
Remembrance Day – Friday November 11: A short service of Remembrance will be held at the Pannal Memorial Institute on Friday November 11. Please meet at 10.45am to start at 10.50am with a 2 minutes silence at 11am. "For those who gave their lives and those who served may we never forget our debt to them and may each of us in our own way look to the future with faith and hope and say now and forever we shall always remember them. Everyone is most welcome to come and remember no matter what the weather does the service is inside the Memorial Hall. Remembrance Day is for all wars.
Crosslink: Crosslink are meeting in the Devotional Room at Pannal Methodist Church Spring Lane on Tuesday November 1 at 2.15pm to listen to Julie Clark talk on "Textile Tales and Craft Display"
Pannal Women's Institute: Pannal Women's Institute are breaking with a tradition started in 1931 and until March are meeting in The Chapter House of St. Robert's Church and not in Pannal Memorial Hall. Their meeting of December, January and February will be in The Chapter House. Tuesday November 8 will also be at St Robert's Church starting at 7.30pm they will have their Annual Meeting followed by: "Around some of the islands in the South Pacific". A talk with slides by Sheila Adams.
Pannal Mothers' Union: Pannal Mothers' Union will meet on Wednesday November 2 in The Chapter House of St Robert's Church at 7.30pm to listen to the Rev Tony Callan-Travis.
Pannal Friendly Club: Pannal Friendly Club will meet on Tuesday November 22 in the Chapter House of St Robert's Church at 2.15pm to listen to Mrs Margaret Brown give a talk on the "History of the Wedding Cake".
Pannal Women's Fellowship: Pannal Women's Fellowship will meet on Thursday November 10 at 2.15pm in The Chapter House of St Robert's Church to see a display of Postcards of Harrogate and listen to Clifford Hopes talk about them.
Pannal Wives Group: Pannal Wives Group will meet on Wednesday November 16 at 7.30pm for "Wines for Christmas" with Martin Jeffreys. There will also be a raffle. Visitors welcome. 2.50p per meeting.
Pram Service: Pram Service will meet on Monday November 14 in The Chapter House of St Robert's Church at 2.15pm for an informal service that lasts about 20 minutes and includes songs, a short story and some prayers in an informal and happy atmosphere. This is followed by coffee and a chance to chat while the children play. It finishes in time to collect older children from school. Bring your baby or toddler to Church and meet other young families. For further information please contact Mrs Jean Hannam on 01423 545646.
Growth options for the development of Harrogate District: A meeting to discuss the above proposals was held in The Chapter House of St Robert's Church by the Pannal Village Society. It lasted about two hours and there was a meaningful discussion which resulted in comments being submitted to Harrogate Borough Council by the Pannal Village Society and residents.
Busy Bees Annual Jumble Sale: Busy Bees are holding their Annual Jumble Sale at Pannal Memorial Institute on Saturday November 19 from 1-3pm. Admission 20p. These are all the details I have at the moment.
A Musical Celebration: A Musical Celebration will be held at St Robert's Church, Pannal on Saturday October 29 at 7.30pm. Admission is free as it is to celebrate a "special Birthday" of Joan Newby. Everyone is welcome. There will be a retiring collection for St Robert's Church. For any other details telephone 01423 885084. Note: this concert is in aid of Ken Newby's child-bride organised by her musician daughter Catherine Handley. Further details 885085 Michael Newby.
St Robert’s Coffee Morning: Coffee morning back after half term. Starts November 2, Wednesday from 10.30-noon and welcomes faces old and new.
Service and Commemoration and Thanksgiving: This special Service will take place on Sunday October 30 at 6pm in St Robert's Church. Please come and remember loved ones through prayer and worship. Open to all.
St Robert's Autumn Fair: This takes place on Saturday November 19 from 10am-12.30pm. There will be cakes, bric-a-brac, charity Christmas cards and crafts, raffle and tombola. Proceeds will be shared between St Roberts, the Church Army and USPG Mission Society.