©Kirton News 2020

The Editor's Letter


Is it Summer? Is it Autumn? As I’m writing this, I’ve absolutely no idea! I did have to dig my sandals out again last week and I’ve no idea what to wear from one day to the next.

October is here already and as we look towards Autumn and Winter, we all must be wondering what the rest of the year will look like, particularly the festive season. Things often ‘kick-off’ with Halloween and as a family we don’t subscribe to the American level of commercialisation that Halloween is steadily becoming but we do love to carve some pumpkins and myself and my youngest usually love trick or treating for an hour or so in the village on Halloween night (and seeing if a 5-6 years witches costume still fits a 10 year old, how expensive are costumes nowadays?!)

Unfortunately, we need to accept that Halloween 2020 will be very different and we certainly won’t be venturing out this year. There are still plenty of fun things you can do at home to entertain your children or grandchildren. I’ve popped a seasonal recipe on page 10 to get you started!

Thinking ahead even further, we are still trying to decide when is best to start delivering Kirton News to you again. Ironically though, it’s not the best time of year weather-wise to be thinking about trying it again and the government regulations for Covid-19 continue to be as clear as mud and change from one day to the next.

Kirton Town Hall is currently open twice a week for a handful of users (Mondays and Wednesdays). A new dance class, Strollasize & Dancersize run by Boston Dance (find them on Facebook) has started on a Wednesday morning and is very popular! Many thanks to David Taylor for the photograph.

I would very much like some of our distributors to get in touch with us and let us know if they think it’s worth starting again sooner rather than in the New Year. What I don’t want, is anyone to feel obliged to deliver in their area if they’re not comfortable in doing so. As I’ve mentioned many times, our local businesses have been so helpful in making sure you can all pick a copy up when shopping and I hope they will be happy to continue this over the colder months.

As always I’m contactable on:

See you in November! Brrrrr!!



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