Saturday, 30 July 2016

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A message from the PC Chairman:

To all Linton residents, and other interested parties:

As you may be aware, planning applications have now been submitted in respect of a development of 13 houses in Vicarage Field, and the provision of a parking space at the rear of the Village Hall. At my request, Alan Firmin Ltd have arranged a drop-in event at the village hall to provide details of what is proposed.. this is scheduled for 18 July from 4pm to 8pm. I would encourage everyone to come if they can and see what is involved. I am sorry for the short notice but I have been away and have only just now got back.

If you aren't able to attend, details of all the documentation submitted is available here: planning documents - the planning reference is 16/505401/FULL. The application in respect of the Village Hall car park is available here.

As you may also know, I have never been enthusiastic about housing development in Linton of any kind. However this proposal is at the least more attractive than its predecessors, in several ways. It is also noticeable that of what little recent building there has been - the New House in Wheelers land, Redwall Barn, and Rose Court in Vanity Lane - all of these are occupied by folk who do contribute more than their share to the community life of the village.

I have not decided how to vote when the time comes. I will make the best decision for Linton that I can, and vote accordingly, and I am sure the other Parish Councillors will do the same. In the meantime I am very interested to hear any views you may have. However I would say that the decision is not a one-sided one - and you should beware of any who think that it is

Feel free to (politely!) contact me by email

Kind regards

Jerry Whitmarsh

Chairman, Linton Parish Council


Cream Teas at the Church

The famous Linton Strawberry Cream Teas took place once again on 18 & 19th June 2016.

I am very pleased to tell you that the Strawberry Cream teas have raised the magnificent sum of £1,978.13, broken down as follows:

£1,129.73 from the teas themselves,

£152.00 from raffling Charles Judd’s beautiful bird table and box          (the bird table was won by walker Christine Hill)

£211.50 from Nick & Elizabeth Drewe’s plant stall

£308.50 from the sale of jam & preserves

£150.40 in donations

£26.00 from commissions on the sale of pottery & jewellery

Jerry & Sue Whitmarsh are so grateful to all who have contributed so much hard work in so many different ways to achieve this wonderful result.

Robert and Camilla Pascall of Clock House Farm have again kindly donated all of the considerable amount of strawberries consumed and we are very grateful to them – people commented about how delicious they were. Messrs Alan Firmin Ltd also deserve a mention, for making the churchyard and surrounds look pristine as always. The Linton Walkers again supported us in good numbers, as well as providing half the helpers!

Many, many thanks again, to all who attended or helped, for your support. See you all again next year!


All of the money will be used by the Friends of Linton Church to maintain and restore the fabric and contents of St Nicholas Church..




New Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator appointed!

Pat Burden is Linton's new NHW Co-ordinator.

Click here to read a message from her




Yoga at Linton Village Hall


David Lee, an experienced and highly recommended Yoga  teacher , would like to run a weekly class at Linton Village Hall on Thursday 7 to 8 pm. Suitable for all abilities, the cost would be £7 per person for each session.


If you are interested please contact Jane Brooker on 01622746067 or email:







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