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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

A huge thank you to everyone who turned out last Saturday to decorate the Reading Room and to get the Christmas lights up. Helpers even included our friendly Community Police Officer!

Don’t forget there will be mulled wine, mince pies and roasted chestnuts in the car park on Saturday 17th December 2 – 5pm. Santa will be in his grotto from 4:30pm. Please contact his little helper on 01677 450460 to book a slot at £5 per child.

Raffle tickets for the Christmas draw at a £1 a strip can be bought from Hilly. They will be available in the Reading Room this coming Tuesday when ‘Spicy Parsnip Soup’ will be served free of charge 10 – 2pm. The Popup Shop will also be there from 11am. Hope to see as many of you as possible on Tuesday and on the 17th.

Stay safe!

Yours ever,

Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Project Manager, The Reading Room,
Constable Burton

Telephone: 01677 450194
Mobile: +447773031874

Northern Powergrid Priority Membership Services


While we continue to formulate plans as to how we might cope with extensive
power cuts over this winter, please follow the link to read about Northern
Powergrid Priority Membership Services. What they are offering is quite extensive and can be found at

A copy is also available to be read in the Reading Room.

Those eligible for this service is detailed on the attached and not just the elderly of
pensionable age, the infirm but also those who have children under 5 years of age.
To apply you can either contact your own energy supplier or follow the instructions
on their website.

If you have any difficulty registering for this service, and believe you are eligible,
please contact me or any member of the Reading Room Committee as we may be
able to assist you.

Barry Snarr
Chair to the
Reading Room Committee
Constable Burton
Mobile: 07730986863

Proposed Purchase Of A Generator For The Reading Room

As we are all aware, the country is facing a certain amount of uncertainty surrounding power supply going forward into the winter months, the Government has very recently commissioned a proposed national response with the possibility that power cuts, at worst, could extend to 7 days. Our proposal is that we are proactive in our approach as a local community and try wherever to protect and support our Village, and in particular the elderly and vulnerable residents. The provision of an emergency power supply will allow the Reading Room to be a full emergency centre if required so we can supply hot beverages, hot food, light and a warm and welcoming environment.

Regarding the storage of the equipment, this has been taken into account, and I can confirm that the equipment/fuel would be stored off premises.

Please make any comments you may have about this proposal before the 14th Dec 22.

Please also be advised that once the period of pubic consultation has concluded, then our findings and proposal will be passed to the parish council for final decision.

Reading Room Committee