Village Event Information
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Ketton Village History Website
Ketton has a fascinating history and we are fortunate to have a website dedicated to the subject. To access it follow the link
Ketton History Group
Ketton History Group continues to expand its horizons, its members coming up with intriguing facts regarding their own village memories, the railways prominent part in village life being one of them, complete with some stunning pictorial illustrations of the old station before its unfortunate demolition.
It is of interest to the members, that any memories concerning changes or notable village events that have occurred in their lifetime be recorded, either by dictation, or script, and that any pictorial images are added to a proposed archive. If anyone has any photographs or postcards that relate to the village over the last hundred and thirty years, sight of these would be appreciated by the group, for instance, does anyone have a picture or sketch of any kind of the Masons Arms?
Slide shows have been a feature of the last three meetings, providing some interesting, indeed intriguing views of village life in days gone by.
The meeting on Tuesday October 11th in the Carver Court Common Room at 7-00 pm. included a very enjoyable review of the Masons Arms (on the High Street but now demolished) and who lived there. This was followed by a discussion on some old images for the village, including the Village Band during the WWI.
The next meeting will be on November 8th in the Carver Court Common Room at 7-00 pm. All are welcome, you can bring along any pictures, even artefacts’ that relate to the village, or even just relate to the members your own memories, a token fee of £1 is charged to cover the cost of hiring the room.
Ketton Film Club
After a successful opening night of their new autumn/winter season Ketton Film Clubs second showing takes place on Thursday October 20th at the Northwick Hall, curtain up at 7-30 pm.
The film Brooklyn, a British-Canadian-Irish romantic drama directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on the novel of the same name by Colm Toibin; a sparkling performance by Saoirse Ronan has to be seen to be admired, with supporting artists such as Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters adding to this scintillating story of a young Irish woman’s leap from rural Ireland to the streets of New York’s Brooklyn, this is a film that charts life as many of us have
experienced, full of every human emotion, creating a captivating and intriguing cinematic experience; the film was nominated for three Academy awards, best actress, best actor and adapted screenplay.
Pre film suppers have proved popular, and will once again be available from 6-00 pm, please note that pre booking is essential on 01780-720238.
PARISH COUNCIL NOTICES
Draft Ketton Parish Plan 2016-2026 Review
In response to recent feedback the Draft Parish Plan has been withdrawn for revision. Those who hold electronic or paper copies are requested to destroy them to avoid confusion with the revised document when released
Please note that this is a Parish Plan and not a Neighbourhood Plan
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Notice from Sarah Ayling – Ketton Parish Clerk
Sinc Stream Volunteers Meetings ( Please note the revised meeting place)
I am currently organising some Sinc Stream project volunteers meetings, for the following dates:
Monday 24th October
Monday 14th November
Monday 28th November
Monday 12th December
Please meet outside the Parish Council’s storage container in Hall Close at 10.00am. The plan is to partially clear the banks of Sinc stream of excess vegetation.
Please contact Sarah and/or turn up at the meeting Place. We look forward to seeing you there.
To maintain the integrity of the central tree avenue in the Empingham Road Cemetery, an Arboriculturalist will be undertaking work on the yew trees this winter.
Alternate pairs of yew trees will be coppiced to just above ground level, to encourage new vigorous growth which can then be managed to a height of 6’ (2m).
In 5 years time the remaining pairs of yew trees will be coppiced to just above ground level, to encourage vigorous growth from the base too.
Although this management method looks radical it is necessary as the yews have grown too large to keep re-banding in an effort to try and maintain their shape. The avenue of yew trees are an integral landscape feature in the cemetery, which the Parish Council are keen to preserve and enhance, by ensuring that they are actively managed in the future.
Clerk to the Council
5 October 2016
This information has been sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police
With Halloween fast approaching you might be thinking about how you will deal with children visiting you trick or treating.
To make it easier for children to know if you would like them to visit you or not, you can print off one of our posters and put it in your front window. https://leics.police.uk/media/uploads/library/file/Trick_or_treat