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Clapham Community News
11:26am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
Parish council: The council is asking residents to inform members of any maintenance work needed in the parish that could be carried out by the caretaker, such as clearing fallen leaves from paths or gritting during icy periods. If you have any suggestions, or are interested in the position of caretaker, contact the parish clerk Gillian Muir at email@example.com. Coun Price attended a meeting in Settle to discuss how local people can become involved in the development and running of their local railway routes, services and stations. The meeting was hosted by the Lancaster and Morecambe Community Rail Partnership. Discussions are taking place on how Clapham Station can be improved for residents and visitors. Contact the parish clerk or attend the next meeting if you wish to make any suggestions. Restoration work to the Millennium Stone has been completed and it has now been installed in its new home on the green of the national park authority car park. The parish council continues to liaise with North Yorkshire County Council about unresolved highways issues and to campaign to keep the current level of service provided by the 581 bus. There will be no meeting in August and the next meeting is on Tuesday, September 24, in Clapham Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Open day: Around 80 people took the opportunity to look around Ingleborough Hall at the open day last Wednesday. Among the visitors were 10 members of the Clapham Age UK group, who replaced their monthly meeting with the visit, and a number of people who have stayed at Ingleborough Hall over the years. These included nine people from Broadstairs in Kent who were evacuated to Clapham from their prep school during the Second World War. There were also ex-pupils from the time when the hall was a school for delicate children. Refreshments were served by the staff and money raised on the day will be used to fund the senior citizens’ Christmas lunch at the hall.
Photography exhibition: Settle Photographic Club will stage an exhibition in Clapham Village Hall over the Bank Holiday weekend (August 24 to 26). Refreshments will be served throughout, with proceeds in aid of the village hall and St James’s Church. Offers of cakes and helpers to man the kitchen would be appreciated. Contact Liz Mason.
Tennis Club: If you fancy a game of tennis during the summer, why not become a member of Clapham Tennis Club. Junior membership costs £10 per year, giving unlimited access to the court. Family membership is £35. These membership fees will have to increase next year. More details are available from Jim Fox on 51063.