: old welcome page news : 2003
added 03-09-06 : checked 03/09/06
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The following news items appeared on the welcome page of theBythams website during 2003 ...
refuse collection (Added 21/12/03)
SKDC refuse collection days will vary over the Christmas period as follows ...
Find out more about waste collection and recycling in theBythams area by CLICKING
goodbyes (Added 30/11/03)
After 12 years serving the parishes within theBythams area Revd Bryan Bennett
leaves the area at the end of the year.
There will be an opportunity to say 'good bye' to the Rector over refreshments
in the Rectory following the Group Holy Communion at Creeton on Sunday 28th December
Best wishes for the future from everyone in theBythams.
christmas candle service (Added 30/11/03)
Any children interested in joining in the Christmas Candle Service,
either in singing or playing, are asked to contact Judith Smith on
410420. The service takes place in Little Bytham Church at 4pm on
remembrance sunday (Added 30/11/03)
A total of £97 was collected for the Royal
British Legion at the Remembrance Day Service in St
James Church Castle Bytham on Sunday 9 November.
reminder ... (Added 22/10/03)
The clocks go back this weekend! At 2am on Sunday morning (26th Oct),
officially, the clock goes back an hour to 1am. A whole extra hour
in bed but the start of earlier nights :-(
morkery wood (Added 22/10/03)
Do you walk regularly in Morkery Wood? If so, would you like to be
a volunteer Wood Warden to help to preserve the beauty of the wood?
If you think you might be able to help, contact Cheryl Joyce at Forest
Enterprises ... 01780 444394
flu jabs available now (Added 22/10/03)
Flu vaccinations are now available at the Glenside
Practice Surgeries for... Patients aged 65 and over
or anyone who suffers from one, or more, of the following conditions...
Chronic Chest condition including Asthma.
Chronic Heart Disease.
If you have not been vaccinated, contact either the Castle Bytham
or Corby Glen Surgery and make an appointment with one of the Practice
Contact Castle Bytham Surgery on (01780) 410205,
and Corby Glen Surgery on (01476) 550251
glenside news online (Added 22/10/03)
theBythams website now carries copies of the Glenside
News in pdf format!
thanks from Iraq (Added 02/10/03)
Reproduced from the Glenside News - October 2003 ...
" Message just received from Langford Anderson who is currently
serving with the Army in Iraq. For those of you who do not have the
pleasure of knowing him he is the Chairman of the Friends of Bytham
School and lives in Castle Bytham. Langford enjoys theBythams website
which helps keep him in touch. He is also particularly grateful to
his friends and neighbours in Bytham Heights who are helping his wife
Julie and their children, Bethany, oliver and Jacob - and to those
who sent him greetings for his 40th birthday. "
Follow on ... if anyone would like to email Langford then his email
address is ... firstname.lastname@example.org
closure of footpath (Added 02/10/03)
Reproduced from the Glenside News - October 2003 ...
"Please note that permission has now expired for The
Permissive Footpath across the Grass Fields via Morkery Wood
and renewal has not been granted.
Accordingly the footpath will be closed from the end of October 2003."
Gordon and Gill Abbott
urgently required - renewed appeal (Added
Volunteers to join the Little
Bytham Church Flower Rota. If you can even help only once a year
please call either Susie Hill (01778) 590637 or Janet Woods (01780)
wanted volunteer carpenter (Added 02/10/03)
Castle Bytham Parish Council are on the look out for a volunteer carpenter
to construct a board for the new bus shelter. The board would be used
to display the bus timetables and was a requirement of the Countryside
Commission grant. Materials will be paid for. Any volunteers ... please
contact the Parish Clerk.
biggest coffee morning (Added 24/09/03)
On Friday 26th September 2003, 30000 coffee mornings will be held
in the UK in aid of Macmillan
Cancer Relief. Locally you are invited to one of these at Bank
House, 39 Glen Road, Castle Bytham between 10am and midday. Graham
and Heather King will be offering a copious supply of coffee and bsicuits
for £3 and the chance to win a variety of prizes including a
Peugeot 206 SW.
new local newspaper delivery (Added
The Castle Bytham Stores
are considering starting a newspaper delivery service in the village
of Castle Bytham. They need an adequate number of people wanting to
use the service, which would be charged at 12p per day, before the
service can start. It is hoped the first deliveries will be made on
Anyone interested should contact Ray or Vicky at The
Stores to place an order as soon as possible.
newspaper delivery changes (Added 24/09/03)
Martin Bailey will no longer be delivering newspapers in theBythams
area as from Sunday 28 September. Deliveries from that date will be
undertaken by Northcliffe Retail Limited in Leicester.
In the letter accompanying deliveries this week Martin takes the opportunity
to "thank all his customers for their valued custom over the
years and to wish them all a happy and healthy future".
crochet workshop (Added 31/08/03)
The possibility of restarting the Crochet Workshop in Castle Bytham
is being considered. If you are interested please contact Amanda in
Castle Bytham Stores or telephone Rose Bakker on 01780 410421.
#Update# The first Crochet Workshop is taking place
on Monday 13th October ... see the Events
Diary for more information!
fast internet for Castle Bytham (Added
Reproduced from the Glenside News : September 2003
From the end of September a new broad band wireless system will be
in operation in the Castle Bytham area. The new Wireless Rural Broad
Band (WRBB) service called "Sunshine" will be faster than
BT's ASDL (which is not available in Castle Bytham anyway)
How much will it cost? For domestic users the lowest tariff starts
at £10 per month. This gives you Internet and email access at
any time subject to a limit in the amount of data you send and receive
in the month. There is no joining fee. You will need a special wireless
modem, which costs approximately £50.
Terrain could limit the coverage in some locations. Any gaps in coverage
will eventually be filled by installing further base station equipment.
The rate at which this happens depends on the number of users requesting
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urgently required ! (Added 01/08/03)
Volunteers are urgently required to join the Little Bytham
Church Flower Rota. If you can help just once a year, please
ring either Susie Hill 01778 590637 or Janet Woods 01780 410351
2001 census data (Added 07/07/03)
The Office for National Statistics have recently updated there website
to allow viewing of detailed statistics, from the 2001
Census, for 'Neighbourhoods' within England and Wales. Effectively
this now means you can look at the Statistics for the local Wards,
Hillsides and Morkery, within the district of South
To VIEW Statistics for South Kesteven as a whole CLICK
To VIEW Statistics for the Hillsides or Morkery Wards CLICK
HERE, then enter your post code into the box and CLICK GO.
Warning! The 2001 Census website is being bombarded with
such requests at the moment and if it is becoming overloaded it will
return an error message .... try again later!
where to start ? (Added 22/06/03)
Try the ... interact ...
more virtual postcards added (Updated 17/06/03)
We have added more virtual postcards.
thebythams at the midsummer fair (Added 08/06/03)
On Sunday 22 June we will be at the Midsummer
Fair in Castle Bytham. If you have any thoughts on the website,
want to contribute to it or simply want to say ... 'hello' ... then
we will be in the village hall all day. We look forward to seeing
new web space ! (Added 08/06/03)
The weekend has been spent acquiring new web space for thebythams
website and uploading the web pages to this new space. Even the Guest
Book behaved itself and has continued to work!
The new web space should enable thebythams website to be expanded
even further, allow us to add in Search Engines to help you find the
stuff on the site you are looking for and make the whole thing work
local election results (Added 02/05/03)
Voting for candidates on South
Kesteven District Council in the two wards in theBythams area,
Morkery and Hillsides, took place on 1st may 2003.
In the Hillsides Ward Elizabeth Margaret Channell (Independent) polled
405 votes defeating the Conservative Party candidate, Thomas Martin
Trollope-Bellew, by 143 votes.
The Morkery Ward returned the Conservative Candidate, Margery Elizabeth
Radley, with 302 votes, defeating Christopher John Robinson by 43
In the local Parish Council Elections, as reported in the Glenside
News, of the nine nominations for the nine seats on Castle
Bytham Parish Council, four of the nominations were deemed invalid
on a technicality. Therefore only five of the nominations have been
On Little Bytham Parish
Council, of the seven seats available only four nominations were
received ... all were elected therefore unopposed.
CLICK HERE to find out more
changes at the willoughby arms (Added
After some four years at the helm Neil and Clare Salisbury have given
up the helm at the Willoughby
Arms in Little Bytham. At the same time they have sold their home
in the village in preparation for a move north, with their daughter
Charlotte, to the Lake District.
On their last night as landlords at the pub, Wednesday 30 April 2003,
friends, relations and customers past and present gathered at the
pub to wish them well and to give them a Willoughby send-off.
If you missed the opportunity to say 'good bye and good luck' then
all is not lost. Neil and Claire are not moving until towards the
end of June and are still to be found in the Willoughby itself for
a while, assisting the new landlord through to the popular Beer and
Music Festival at the end of May.
Do you have pictures of the evening we could include on the website?
We'd be pleased to hear from you if you do!