©Kirton News 2024

The Editor's Letter


We have another bumper 36 pager for you this month! Apologies to our distributors for the extra weight but this is unprecedented and I’m sure won’t happen every month! I must say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our May edition.

I chose to focus on Kirton Youth Centre this month. An asset to our village, I’m sure you’ll all agree. Our Scout groups, Guides, Army Cadets, Kirton Kids Club and more, all use the Youth Centre and have for many years. We hear from Alex, Manager of Kirton Kids Club on Page 16 and we hope they will continue to feature in our future editions!

Last month I spoke about Kirton Church and their small committee being in desperate need of funding and help. Fay Houltby talks more about this on Page 7 in her monthly report. You can either join the Church Fund where you could win a cash prize every month or email Fay at fayngeoff@gmail.com if you can spare some time to help. The Big Easter Egg Hunt, run by the fundraising committee was a great success and Paula Davies emailed me to thank all those who took part - ‘Thank you to all who entered the Big Easter Egg Hunt throughout Holy Week, in the run up to Easter. 31 children entered the fun! We had a draw in church on the Tuesday after Easter, to pick the prizes. First prize was a Book token from Waterstones and 2nd and 3rd prizes were Easter Eggs. The Church was open for a few hours each day for the hunt. We would love to be able to open the church more often but we have few volunteers these days and obviously are unable to leave the church open and unoccupied for security reasons. We hope you had fun and all being well, will do it again next year! Thank you again to Paula’s Gifts and the Scout Shop for giving out the forms, for the donations made and all the businesses in Kirton for displaying the Easter Egg shapes in their windows. It isn’t a big fundraiser, but all money raised goes towards the Church Roof Fund.’ Paula Davies - Fundraising Committee.

RK Waste feature in our Meet the Locals this month! Take a look on Page 5. Meet the Locals is a great opportunity for some free publicity/advertising. If you wish to take part please email me at the address below. My thanks go to Roy Mortimer who has written a very interesting article discussing his search for descendants of the Dickinson family. Please have a read through and if you can provide any information at all, email me at the address below.

I’m always contactable at Editor@kirtonnews.co.uk. I’d love to see some suggestions for our 2024 issues. We’d be more than happy to include you!




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