©Kirton News 2023

The Editor's Letter


I love this time of year. It’s starting to get warmer, it’s lighter and I’m definitely more inclined to leave the house for things other than work! Our bumper 36-page issue is packed with events happening in and around Kirton. Whether you enjoy quizzes or just want to chat to someone over a cup of tea, I think you’ll agree there’s something for everyone.

Our front cover sees St Peter and St Paul’s Church resplendent as Kirton’s centrepiece. Our beautiful church needs some tender loving care and if you can support the Fundraising Committee in any way, please contact Paula Davis on 07749 877578. Even if you can only spare an hour or two, it would make the world of difference.

Speaking of making a difference, our wonderful band of distributors ensure that a copy of Kirton News lands on your doormat for 10 months of the year. We are aware of the new housing developments and if anyone could spare an hour a month to deliver to these areas, please send me an email at the address below. We are also still looking for someone to deliver to Craven Avenue.

Our Meet The Locals feature on page 5, sees us chatting with Toni Barwell from Unirose, a unique care coordination and companionship service. On page 6 we have received a fantastic book review of A Gentleman in Moscow which coincidentally on my huge ‘to be read’ pile at home! I always look forward to emails from Jackie at Kirton Methodist Church. She has enthusiasm in spades and this month, on page 11, she tells us about the Methodist Memory Café. Their first coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 17th April in their church hall.

For 2024 so far, we will have an issue dedicated to the centenary of Kirton Bowls Club and we will also be having another front cover competition to celebrate the forthcoming Olympics in Paris!

I’m always contactable at Editor@kirtonnews.co.uk. I’d love to see some more suggestions for our 2024 issues. Do you have an interest you’re passionate about, do you have any recipes to share or have you read any fantastic books lately? We’d be more than happy to include you!


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