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