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The Editor's Letter


Hello everyone! So, ever being the optimist that I am, I have thrown caution to the wind with an unapologetically positive headline for the front cover. Why not? I feel positive, far more now than I have done in the last 12 months.

We seem to be slowly coming out of hibernation and it feels really nice to see a buzz again in the village and around the shops. I’m not saying we should ‘go mad’ and book that long overdue flight to the Canaries but having a drink and a chat outdoors with friends is good enough for me at the moment.

For our distributors, the Town Hall will hopefully be opening up again in late May, although not back to pre-Covid times just yet. I’m hoping that most of you read this and know that we will start deliveries again as soon as possible. I do have some contact numbers for you and will get in touch that way if I can. Otherwise, I will put information up on the Kirton Community Facebook page and here, in my next letter. If you do need to get in touch with me, please email using the address below.

It’s that wonderful time of year again – Election time! If there wasn’t so much ‘tit for tat’ on social media I’d be far more inclined to take the time to read up on what’s being promised this time round. I’ll definitely go out and vote, I always do and I see it as a privilege to be able to. Current hot topics all seem to be refuse related, namely fly tipping and the introduction of purple bins!

As is most often the case, it’s not as simple as one size fits all. We’re happy here to further separate our recycling but we also have space for another bin. I know plenty of people who don’t and who also don’t generate the amount of waste to necessitate yet another bin. I think half sized bins would have been a viable option for some households.

We’re very lucky to have some old copies of Kirton News together with the minutes of the committee dating back to 1985! If anyone is interested, I will be taking some excerpts from these to use in a ‘Kirton Memories’ section in future issues. Please get in touch if you would like to contribute any memories of your own.

This month we’re talking to Pat Campbell in our Meet the Locals feature. He’s a very well known face locally and I’m sure most of you, including myself have been to and thoroughly enjoyed one of his gigs in the past. Please contact me if you would like to feature or know someone who would. It can be an individual or business local to Kirton and can be a great bit of free publicity!

I’m always contactable on Editor@kirtonnews.co.uk.

Take care of yourselves.



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