St Michael’s Church annual Remembrance Day Service will take place at 10.30am on Sunday 8th November. While they normally have around 160 people in church for the service, this year they are constrained by the Covid-19 Rules and Guidelines and can only accommodate 40 people in church. The Wardens have considered how to facilitate this and have decided that, apart from reserved seats for official attendees, admission will be on a first come basis until the church is full. It will be painful to turn people away but we have no alternative and hope everyone will understand.

Group events outside the church grounds are not included in church exemption from the rule of six etc and any such gatherings fall under the local authority, so there will be no formal wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial. Those who wish to place wreaths should do so at their convenience taking account of Covid-19 rules.


Heighington has enjoyed a fantastic Bonfire Night for many years. It has brought people together in the dark, cold and wet November evenings, giving joy to parents and excitement to our children. Sadly, this year’s Bonfire Night has been cancelled – another casualty of Covid-19.

So it is important that this message is passed on as we do not want anyone to leave anything on the Village Green thinking it would be burnt on the Bonfire. Please dispose of your waste correctly by taking it down to the neatest re-cycling depot. Thank you.


One of the frustrations of being a Councillor is that complaints go round in circles. A few years ago residents living in the Chestnuts, particularly around Magnolia Close, complained about young people playing football on the green areas and in the street upsetting residents with the ball going in gardens, hitting cars and the occasional verbal abuse from the young players. All in all not what one would expect from people living in this beautiful housing estate. As the Chestnuts has acres of green space well away from the houses, would parents encourage their children to use these open fields. I appreciate that this will mean that parents of small children will have to take their little ones to the fields but it is safer for them to play away from the road, better for well kept gardens that are a feature of the Chestnuts and comfort to many residents whose cars are parked in the vicinity.


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Councillor Gerald G. Lee (Heighington & Coniscliffe Ward)