Cross Roads Inn couple organise anniversary party

ANNIVERSARY - Adi and Emma Graves of the Cross Roads Inn, East Barkwith, are extending an invitation to everyone to attend a jolly evening of fun and entertainment with their customers to mark their first year at the village pub.

This is on Friday, December 2, from 8pm until late and there will be a live band, The Force, providing 80s music.

It also just happens to be Emma’s birthday providing an extra reason to celebrate and fancy dress is optional.

The couple, who are both chefs, have recently won prestigious awards for serving the best food in Bateman’s pubs and were highly commended for cellar management.

JUBILEE - The parish council has arranged a meeting to assess the interest in celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee in East and West Barkwith and anyone interested in being involved in organising an event is invited to go along to the village hall on Saturday, December 10, at 10am.

The suggestion was first made at the annual parish meeting in May when those present were told of the plans drawn by a resident for cutting off part of the village to hold a street party.

No one was willing to be involved as it was thought to be too ambitious for the village and there would be no guarantee that people would join in and make it worth while.

Since then the parish council has been asked to organise an event but the councillors have said that it is not something they should be doing.

The belief was that if people are interested in having a street party, then they are the ones who should be organising it.

Coun Wilson pointed out that he had called in at a councillor’s training session in the village hall a few days earlier when they had been told that parish councils could provide the funding for celebrations.

All it needed was someone to take the responsibility.

There has been a marked reluctance to date and the parish council has now arranged the meeting on a Saturday morning, which it was thought would be more convenient for younger people with families, to provide them with an opportunity to put their names forward and plan celebrations.

BINGO - Barkwith Village Hall funds have been given a boost with £120 raised during the last month at the bi weekly sessions. They are organised by Yvonne Bryson with useful store cupboard prizes to be won and she is assisted by Shirley Booth as caller and Grace Clark who helps with serving tea and biscuits during the interval. The last session of the year is to be held on Tuesday, December 13, in the village hall at 7.30pm and all are welcome to go along and enjoy the social evening.

There will be special festive prizes on this occasion with festive refreshments served during the too.