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The Editor's Letter


I’ll be honest, it’s becoming more and more difficult to know what to write! The days are snowballing into one another and I think I’ll put my hand up and say I’ll be glad to see the back of 2020!

I would love to be able to write about the upcoming Rememberance Day parade which is one of the occasions when I’m most proud to be a Kirtonian and when the village truly comes together but alas, I don’t think that will be happening this year in it’s usual format. I would also love to start talking about the numerous Christmas Fayres that usually start happening in November. But, as with the last 8 months, we will just have to make the best of it.

On a more positive note, Kirton Parish Council are looking for volunteers to be Community Ambassadors! With the absence of the Friday Group being keenly felt, there’s a greater need for volunteers to assist with litter picking, keeping the war memorial clean and tidy and helping with upcoming events. All are welcome and if children would like to help out, they will need to be supervised by an adult at all times. If you feel you have a spare hour or two in the week and would like to get involved, please contact Lorraine O’ Connor by email on Cllrlorraineoconnor@gmail.com or telephone 07490 93 98 60.

The best news I read this week was that Rocky Thompson’s should be back in town every Saturday leading up to Christmas. A wonderful bit of nostalgia, however tiny, I’ll take it! Get your nougat and fudge while you can! My Dad’s favourites were always the coconut mushrooms and it’s funny how stumbling across a picture of their stall can always evoke such lovely memories.

On the Kirton and Frampton Facebook page, it does feel like people are really needing to get a bit of normality back, with posts asking for baby groups and social events, although not many things are starting up again yet. We must still be very vigilant even though getting out and about can be so tempting.

I, for one, see it as a challenge this year to try and do something different. How about carol singing around the village, like the good ol’ days? I love a good sing song and would be happy to go out and about singing a few carols and raise a bit of money for charity. But, I’d need some helpers for that..…...

As always I’m contactable on Editor@kirtonnews.co.uk. Please chuck me some ideas or thoughts! I would love some feedback and to hear from some of you.

See you again in December!



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