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Benches for the Village Green

Benches for the Village Green

Three bench-tables were delivered to the Village Green on Saturday 5th March. They were donated by the Parish Council and partially funded by the Area Partnership. The benches were constructed by Peter Wright a joiner of Finghall. There to receive delivery of the benches on behalf of the community were Joan Hainsworth, Clerk to the Parish Council, Hilly Dobson, Parish Councillor, George Tomlin, Chair to the Reading Room Committee and Jeffrey Lane Committee Member and local resident. The benches will be used for picnicking by both residents and visitors alike and will greatly enhance the usage of the Village Green. They will also be of great use for community events and the forthcoming celebrations of the Queen’ Platinum Jubilee.

Photograph 1: Jeffrey Lane, Joan Hainsworth, Hilly Dobson, George Tomlin.

Photograph 2: Hilly Dobson, Peter Wright, Joan Hainsworth, Jeannie Wright.

Stay safe!
Yours ever,
Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE

Christmas 2021

On Saturday 18th December, Santa came to Constable Burton! While we were supping delicious mulled wine, tucking into mince pies and munching on hot roasted chestnuts Santa was already on his way.

The afternoon was full of festive spirit, as was Santa, and very much enjoyed by those who attended. Due to covid, and possibly the inclement weather, numbers were down this year but this did not dampen the enjoyment of the event.

The huge success was without doubt Santa’s visit. The revised programme took him to children’s doors, clanging his bell, delivering gifts and bringing the magic of Christmas to all.An enormous thank you goes to those who organised this delightful event and to our sponsors’ at the Co-op and Campbells of Leyburn.

However, the biggest thankyou must go to Santa. I for one will never grow up!From the Reading Room Committee we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2022.

Stay safe!

Yours ever,

GeorgeMajor (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Chair, The Reading Room CommitteeConstable Burton

Halloween 2021

We swamped the village on Saturday evening – with 17 very keen Trailers, and All home by 7:30pm….

Main Competitions  

Winners very deservedly were awarded prizes – the competition was fierce throughout!

Girls Fancydress competition winners


Boys Fancydress 


Decorating Pumpkins 



Coconut head 


Congratulations and many thanks for all your tremendous efforts 

Many thanks, also, to all hosts and judges 

So glad our weather was kind adding to fun and spooky time – Hope to  see you again next year….

Many Thanks

Hilly Barry and Niesha 

Photos: Summer Fair 2021

What an amazing day and an outstanding success…

The numbers that attended far exceeded expectations. From hooking ducks to wellie wanging and chicken chucken an enormous amount of fun was had by all. The 3 duck races, on a shortened course due to the ‘hard going, went ahead with no casualties! By 4 o’clock almost everything was sold out including the excellent and delicious cakes that were home baked and donated to the Fair. Thank you. The scrumptious BBQ was also sold out with thanks to the chefs.

A full report will be included in the minutes of the next Reading Room Committee Meeting which is currently scheduled for Thursday 23rd September, but yet to be confirmed. In the meantime many thanks go to those who helped prepare for the day and to those who assisted on the day. It would not have been possible without you. A special thank you goes to Hilly Dobson whose drive and enthusiasm towards the benefit of our small community is unflagging and undaunted. She made the day the outstanding success that it was.

Stay safe!
Yours ever,


Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Chair, The Reading Room Committee, Constable Burton
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