News from the Village of Carlby – July 2022

CARLBY KOFUKAN KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION practises a traditional form of karate in the style of Shito-Ryu. We practice Kata and fighting techniques for gradings and competitions under the instruction of Nigel Parsons 5th Dan blackbelt. We hold a mixed session of children and adults every Mondayat Carlby Village Hall Monday 6-30pm to 8-30pm. Please contact:- Nigel on 07802223388 or 

CARLBY AND DISTRICT WI has a joint meeting with Witham on the Hill WI in 

Witham Parish Hall on Tuesday 5th July at 7.30pm. This is a week earlier than our usual meeting time. The speaker is Nigel Lowey who will be telling us all about the Transformation of St. Pancras station in London. 

For more details about our meetings please contact Sarah Gresty / 077857 51909 or Sue Blessett on 017785 90312. 

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 

CARLBY PARISH COUNCIL: Full Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Carlby Parish Council held on 03 May 2022 can be found on the website. 

Points of interest from the Meeting 

Election of Chairman. Cllr John Bavister was elected as chairman. 

Election of Vice Chairman Cllr Pete Holland was elected as as vice chairman. 

All the regulatory documents had been reviewed by the Parish Council prior to the meeting with an amendment made to the Standing Orders regarding the planning response procedure. 

Finances – The audited Annual Governance statement for 2021/22 was resolved and dates for the exercise of public rights of inspection of the accounts was set for Monday 13 June-Friday 22 July 2022 

County Councillors Charlotte Vernon and Penny Robson gave reports. 

New larger Bins for the village at a cost of £920 (inc VAT) had been ordered. 

Mallard Pass Solar Farm update was received from the Action Group. 

Date of future meetings: 2022: 26 July, 14 Sept., 22 19:30 in the Village Hall. 2023: 17 Jan, 21 Mar, 17 May (Wed), 18 Jul, 13 Sept (Wed), 21 Nov 

CARLBY CELEBRATED…..The Parish Council would like to say a big thank you to all who organised, helped and attended each of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend events. The events were so well attended and so very much enjoyed by all. There was a lot of free bubbly and tea & coffee drunk, and a lot of cake eaten. 

We kicked off on the Thursday with a gathering on The Green to raise a glass to The Queen, we had an exhibition with flowers on display in the Church, a Pub Quiz in the Village Hall, an afternoon Garden Party, a Thanksgiving Service, and a Pic-nic inside the Village Hall due to the weather to wrap up the weekend’s events with commemorative mugs handed out to the children and a prize for the Treasure Hunt awarded. Please upload and share your photos from the Jubilee Celebrations to our Drop Event 


Saturday 16th July 

Opa! It’s a Greek Night this month. 

Enjoy our free nibbles and themed quiz – but no plate smashing please! 

Fully licensed bar – with real ale 

Doors open at 8.00 p.m – 11.00 p.m