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Competitions 2019 Outer Space

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The next Alne Street Fayre is on Sunday 09-June 2019:

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The News Archive is to be found on a separate page under the History tab.

See the Calendar of Events for forthcoming items of interest. Also, please let us know of any events that are planned and we will include them.

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 Latest news from Alne Village:

14-Feb-2019: The February mid-month conundrum. A man was born in March but celebrates his birthday in September. He married, quite legally, his sister but died a bachelor. How can this be? Answer at the end of the month.

13-Feb-2019: A proposal to locate an anaerobic digester in Tollerton is being discussed. Tollerton Parish Council and many residents are objecting. Click here for a brief summary and a map of the area likely to be affected by additional traffic movements. As you will see, this is also an issue for Alne. If you wish to make comments, the attachment tells you where to lodge them. We believe that NYCC are discussing this within the next couple of weeks so an early response is recommended.

07-Feb-2019: Main Street will be closed next week for new sewer connection works outside Spring Cottage. The diversion will be through Mitchell Lane and Gale Road.

06-Feb-2019: The sludge-gulper, which was operating at the east end of Main Street for much of last night, was dealing with a blocked sewer, the crew being hampered by their inability to open the relevant manhole covers! The cause has now been identified as a collapsed sewer outside Holly Bank and repair works are in hand. Any queries should be addressed to Yorkshire Water.

04-February-2019: To celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, the theme of the competitions at this year's Street Fayre on 09-June will be 'Outer Space'. As well as moon and space-themed competitions and displays, there will be a Street Fayre stall selling children's space books and other space-themed goodies. If anyone is having a clear out and would like to donate second -hand children's books (space topics only!) then do please get in touch with Helen on 838582 or [email protected] 

03-February-2019: Click here to read the February Parish Newsletter (in full colour).

28-Jan-2019: Make a date in your diary for this year's annual litter pick around the village. Sunday 03-March from 09:00 to 11:00. Meet at the Village Hall and help to take pride in your village. Just bring gloves, everything else will be provided.

26-Jan-2019: Another milestone for the Village Hall renovation project - painting works have just been completed, of entrance hall, toilets and bits and pieces in the main hall. Looks great! Thanks to Dan and his crew. 

23-Jan-2019: The seventh instalment of Lee Walker's history of local men who went to war in WW1 is now available. Click here to read the story of Henry Galloway. See the tab for History/WW1 for earlier instalments.

14-Jan-2019: The January mid-month conundrum. A rather disorganised man lives in Manhattan and has girlfriends in The Bronx and Brooklyn. He visits one of them each weekend but he can't decide which one he prefers so he goes to the subway and gets on the first train that arrives. Trains come in both directions at 10-minute intervals. Over time, he finds that he is spending 90% of his weekends in Brooklyn and only 10% in The Bronx. Why is this? Answer on 31-January - no prizes apart from proud satisfaction! Read the answer here.

02-Jan-2019: 262 souls attended the Christingle in St Mary's church on Christmas Eve, the second highest total on record. At the equally-popular pop-up pub afterwards in the Village Hall, tribute was paid to John Teasdale on his completion of 31 years of service on Alne Parish Council. He is pictured (on the left) receiving RHS membership, a gift voucher and a framed plaque from the Parish Council chairman. First elected in 1987, John stood down in 2018 and has now moved to Tadcaster to be nearer his family. [Photo courtesy of Sandra Raper]

27-Dec-2018: Confused about bin collections over New Year? Go to our Links tab and click on Bin Collection Schedule which will take you straight to the HDC bin collection schedule.

14-Dec-2018: Alne Singers' Christmas Concert was an excellent success last night in front of a large and enthusiastic audience. See photo below. 2018.12.13 Alne Singers concert

28-Nov-2018:  Click here to see the December/January Parish Newsletter - in full colour.

12-Nov-2018: Now updated New History item. A photograph of the steam engine boiler explosion that took place at Alne Station in 1877, plus some information on this event, can be seen by clicking here.

30-Oct-2018: The new verges were seeded in mid-September but, for whatever reason, the seed didn't take. NYCC have now agreed to lay turf and this work will take place next week. Residents of Main Street are requested not to walk on the new turf until it has fully grown in and to continue to ensure that all vehicles, including delivery drivers, keep off all verges. In the unlikely event of a prolonged dry spell, we will also ask for their help in watering.