Our Secretary, Peter Britton, has now completed over 400 miles of his virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats and he has decided to make a slight diversion from the direct route to enable him to wax lyrical abut an area he knows well.  He has veered slightly north east and is heading for the old Roman town of Ilkley.  From there, he will explore the Yorkshire Dales before heading west to take in the eastern side of the Lake District to join up with his original route northwards at Penrith.

Follow his walks and see what else is on his mind by reading his blogs.

On his actual walking round the village, Peter has introduced a litter-pick service.  Approximately twice per week, he will take a litter bag with him and pick up anything that he sees on the verges.  He has started with tidying up Berry Hill Road from beyond the Last House down to the Oxford Road and he is currently working his way up the east side of the Oxford Road. Naturally, he is not doing this for love.  He is trying to raise funds for the library so, anyone wishing to donate, simply click on the Donate button on his website, choose the option that best suits you and make a donation.  Alternatively, if you wish to make a pledge to donate when Peter has completed his walk, just leave a comment on his blog or e-mail your pledge to him at peterbritton32@hotmail.com.

Peter is also running a virtual car boot stall.  If you have items at home that are surplus/unused and would like to get rid of them but do not want the hassle of attending a car boot sale, Peter will do it for you.  He will collect any reasonably sized item, take it to a car boot sale and the proceeds will go to Focal.  Contact Peter by e-mail or by ‘phone on 01295 402159.

He has attended three car boot sales to date and has raised £300 for Focal. He plans to attend one or two more so the amount raised will increase.  He would like to thank all those local people who have donated their items to make this fund raising possible.