News from the Village of Carlby – Feb 2022

VILLAGE HALL HIRE: The hall is available for hirings, subject to government Covid restrictions. If you would like to book the village hall please email: with your name, address (special rates for Carlby villagers) and details of when you would like the hall. 

CARLBY AND DISTRICT WI: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 8th February 2022 @ 7.30pm in Carlby Village Hall. Our speaker will be Jo Gresty who will be giving us a talk entitled ‘Restoring an upland Peat Bog. How and Why’. New members and visitors are aways welcome. For more information please contact Sue Blessett on 01778 590312 or 

CARLBY WALKERS Our monthly walks take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and all villagers and their friends are welcome to come along for a walk of between 3 and 5 miles. These walks are relaxed and friendly led by volunteers and information of the route is sent out to regular walkers or can be obtained by contacting Dave Richardson a week prior to the walk on 07817 776341 or email Our next walk is on 10th February. No details available yet but the group will meet at Carlby Village Hall for 10.30 a.m departure to the start of the walk. 

CARLBY PARISH COUNCIL sends out a newsletter via email with useful updates concerning Carlby village. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter please email the clerk to be added to the mailing list. The more residents who subscribe the more useful our information can be to you. Date of next meetings 22 March, 26 April (parish meeting), 3 May, 26 July, 27 September and 29 November 


Saturday 18th January 

This month we’re celebrating Chinese New Year – it’s the Year of the Tiger! 

Enjoy our themed quiz and free nibbles. 

Enjoy our themed quiz and groovy nibbles. 

Fully licensed bar – with real ale 

Doors open at 8.00 p.m – 11.00 p.m 


Playing Field Committee Annual Meeting: The annual meeting was rescheduled to 20th January 2022 and we will update you with highlights from the meeting in March’s newsletter. We hope we will have a few more members and volunteers to help us with events and plans for this year. 

Climbing Frame & Slide Project: The latest update from the supplier is that the combined climbing frame and slide plus a climbing net unit should be installed in March / April. They are experiencing delays in manufacturing due to the supply of raw materials and labour, but we will get the new equipment as soon as possible. Photos of the new equipment have now been added to our Facebook page. The equipment is good quality and should provide lots of fun for kids over many years, so worth the wait. 

Kids’ Bike Track: We made great progress building the bike track in September and as many of you know it has been well used by many kids from the village and a few adventurous parents too. We would like to thank all those of you who gave up you time and helped us build, provided free soil and haulage. At the moment the soil is wet and heavy so building work has paused but will resume when we get back into dryer, warmer weather. Although the overall size of the area will be unchanged we’ll continue to tweak the features and possibly layout from time to time to make the ex-perience of riding it as good as possible. The sides of the features have been sown with a wildflower and grass mixture which should germinate soon as we come into spring. Please wear a helmet at all times when riding on the track. 

Playing Field Planting: A Yew hedge has been planted at the entrance to the bowls club car park to replace the boulders which were falling apart. Many thanks to Hugh Nunn for advising and sourcing the hedging plants and to Dan Pope for helping to dig the holes! We have planted a few more native trees around the playing field to 

encourage in wildlife and to provide some dappled shade for children using the play equipment.