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Photos: Summer Gala 2023

Summer Gala 2023

We all had a fabulous day, the weather was kind to us until the very end, and that didn’t stop the youngsters on the bouncy castle! I would like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers and helpers, we couldn’t have done it without you. I would also like to thank all our sponsors for their contributions that really made the day a success. We managed to raise over £800 on the day so I’m sure our friends at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be delighted with our contribution.

We also unveiled the memorial bench to remember Keith Loadman.

Thanks again to all who attended, who helped and who donated prizes.


Halloween 2023 – Saturday 28th October

Halloween 2023 – Saturday 28th October

Let’s make this the spookiest halloween yet! It’s never too early to prepare for this event.

Please see the poster for all of the details and let me know the children’s names as soon as possible.

Event Organiser and Chief Witch

Constable Burton Summer Gala 2023


Our Summer Gala will take place on Sunday 27th August starting at 1pm.

Lots of activities for adults and children alike, with many prizes to be won. Activities include the Bouncy Castle, traditional Wellie Wanging for the adults and Chicken Chuckin for the children, Duck Shy, Splat a Rat and many more.

The lavish Constable Burton BBQ will be in full swing and teas, coffees and home-made, donated cakes will served sedately in the Reading Room.

Don’t forget The Smithy Duck Race will start at 2.30pm followed by the Mill Race at 3pm and the Children’s Wet Duck Race 3.30pm. Make sure you have your bets placed!!!!

The commemorative bench in memory of our much loved friend and councillor, the late Keith Loadman, will be unveiled.

Stay safe!

Yours ever,


Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Telephone: 01677 450194
Mobile: +447773031874


Smithy Duck Race 1st. Sunday lunch at the Friar’s Head. 
“ 2nd . Luxury Travel Bag.  
“ 3rd. Suitcase Wheels.  
The Mill Duck Race 1st. Posh Fish & Chips at the Wensleydale Heifer.  
“ 2nd . Oxcuse Meat Hamper 
“ 3rd. Two Children’s Tickets to Light Water Valley. 
Children’s Wet Duck Race 1st. Family Ticket to the Forbidden Corner. 
“ 2nd . Back to School Shoulder Bag. 
“ 3rd . Brymor’s Ice Cream Voucher. 
Wellie Wanging Champion Adults Case Wensleydale Beers. 
Champion Chicken Chucker  Family Ticket to the Wensleydale Railway. 
Hoopla Champion Campbell’s Voucher for £20.  
Champion Animal Quest  Cream Tea for 2 at Tennant’s Auction House. 
Guess the Number of Balloons Tea for 2 at the Posthorn.  

Note: Defibrillator Maintenance

Dear all 
We are now well into the summer and I hope you have all been enjoying some quality time with family and friends.  
As you are aware a few months ago all village households were asked to contribute to the upkeep/ maintenance of the village defibrillator. On behalf of the Reading Room Committee, I subsequently approached the Parish Council to ask for their financial support with respect to this going forward. You may or may not be aware that all medical equipment requires checks, maintenance and have a ‘shelf life’ that would continue to trigger ongoing costs to the village community. We are pleased to report that the Parish Council are prepared to adopt our defibrillator and pick up ongoing future maintenance costs. At the last Reading Room Committee meeting this proposal was discussed and we unanimously agreed that this would be in the best interests of our community and remove any financial burden from us all going forward. The Parish council already have a similar arrangement in place with Finghall. There will be no noticeable difference during the transition of responsibility and there will be no disruption to the availability of defibrillator; it will continue to be available to all members of the community at all times.  
Also, just a quick reminder that we have the Summer Fayre and Duck Race on 27th August and we look forward to seeing you all there.  

Kind Regards 
Barry Snarr 

On Behalf of Constable Burton Reading Room Committee