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Dragons Head Planning Report.

I would like to pass on this message from Simon Nutter:

"Good afternoon John.

First could I thank you for all your support for the Pub.

I'm sure you will have heard that that we lost our appeal last week, by a split decision 7/7 with the chairperson carrying the vote to refuse....

Both the Parish Council represented by Barbara and Peter Williamson supported our effort.

Obviously we were disappointed but the vote being so close does give us hope that it will happen.

So I am now back at the start of the planning procedure which will again take 2-3 months before another decision is taken.

Could you thank your supporters, four of whom sent letters of support and ask that when we put in the fresh application that they write again.

Regards Simon."

I have assured Simon that we will continue to support him. I sincerely hope that all of you who are committed to the reopening of the pub will lend a pen when the time comes. Please add any comments you have at this stage, on the village blog.

John Keegan.


It was only when I started considering some of the aspects of the Dragons Head that we can no longer enjoy that I remembered the Pensioners Lunches, held every Tuesday. The fact that they were a greatly enjoyed event is clear from this photograph of the participants.

Sadly not everyone in this photo is still with us.

John Keegan


The Whittington house-to-house Poppy Appeal collection raised 254.22; many thanks to Andrew for his help and also to Jenny our new local area organiser for Hornby and District, the district total was over 2,000 [Phyllis Pinch]; and the collections at the Whittington and Arkholme Christmas services for child-refugee winter survival kits (through 'Embrace the Middle East') came to 466.50, many thanks to everyone who supported this.


Last year to mark the. 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II over 1000 litter collection events took place across the country as part of the "Clean for the Queen ' sponsored event. This included Whittington, where 25 willing volunteers (pluss one horse) collected nearly 20 sacks of roadside litter. It was such a success that many thought it a good idea to do it again this year. So Whittington "Clean 17" has been registered with Keep Britain Tidy and will take place on Saturday llth March. We are looking for volunteers to help pick up discarded litter in Whittington and on the approach roads into the village.

If you can help then we would be delighted to see you at the Village Hall at 0930 that morning; with luck (and numbers) we would hope to clear the village and out to the Parish Boundary by about 1300 when all can then gather back at the Hall for refreshments. Equipment is limited but we have a number of litter pickers and high visibility vests available. Volunteers are asked to come dressed in warm, bright clothing (we are working on public roads - some of which are busy) with stout gloves; if you have your own litter pickers and/or high visibility vests then please bring/wear them. If you can spare a couple of hours that morning to help tidy up the village and surrounding area then it would be great to see you - everyone welcome.


No results were posted in February's Wagtail


Contacts for the Village Hall:
Ring Karan Metcalfe on 015242 71287 to book your special event.
Ring Eric Pelter on 015242 71103 to make an appointment to view.
Now available for: Weddings, Birthday Parties, Funeral Teas, Seminars And any other functions.
Rates 12.50 per hour, for Organizations outside Whittington and Newton. Individuals and Organizations in Whittington and Newton, 10.00 per hour.

Contacts for the Parish Council:
The contact details for Parish Councillors, and the Parish Clerk, are maintained by Lancaster City Council.
There are Links to both the Minutes of Meetings and the Parish Councillors, accessed by using the Drop Down "Parish Council"
Menu at the head of this page.

Village Hall weekly Social Evening:
Whilst there is no Pub in the village at the moment, the Village Hall is open on Tuesday evenings.
The bar is staffed by volunteers and open from 7:30 pm. All are welcome.


Between the 1st of January and the end of December 2016 there have been 4,458 visitors to this website, with 416 visits, during December. I would like to thank all of you for your continuing support.

John Keegan


The next edition of Wagtail is the January 2017 edition. Please ensure that information about events are with the Editor by the 19th of December. Please send material for Wagtail as an attachment by Email to
Michael Hampson - Editor

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