News from the Village of Carlby – Nov 2021

CARLBY BOWLS CLUB: Indoor bowls in the village now in full swing Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m. All welcome to try the game or join Carlby Bowls Club. Contact Roger Shead (01778 392838) for any more details or just turn up Wednesday Evenings. 

The Club AGM in the Club pavilion will have taken place by the time the November Magazine has been circulated and the Club Presentation Dinner also will have taken place on 22nd October in the village hall. Reports next month. New Members very welcome to join. 

VILLAGE HALL HIRE: The hall is now 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 9th November 2021 at 7.30pm in Carlby Village Hall. Our speaker will be Sue Hix who will be showing us how to preserve lemons as a gift for Christmas. New members and guests are always welcome. 

CARLBY PARISH COUNCIL: 28th Sept meeting having discussed the takeover of all of the Persimmon land within the Templeman Drive estate, there is a positive reflection to date. 

Any further comments on the subject are welcome. The decision to adopt this land and the subsequent management of its upkeep will be dependent on establishing a management plan and persons charged in supervision of this role. 

A decision as to whether the PC will take on the ownership will be taken at the next meeting 23rd November starting 19:30. 

We look forward to your remarks in contacting the clerk, 

News from the Village of Carlby 

CARLBY PLAYING FIELD Committee Annual Meeting Thursday 4th November 18.00 – 19.30, Carlby Village Hall ……….. please join us, everyone welcome 

As always we would welcome new and additional members to the committee. We have already started thinking about 2022 and we would love anyone with finance and/or social event skills to join the committee. We would like to organise a couple of events for everyone on the Playing Field next year and would love a couple of enthusiastic people, ideally with some experience of events to help us. 

Climbing Frame & Slide Project 

Great news, we have placed an order for new play equipment. We will be installing a combined climbing frame and slide plus a climbing net unit, pictures of the new equipment can be seen on our Facebook page. The installation date we have been given is February / March next year due to current supply chain challenges but we think it will be well worth the wait to get two pieces of good quality, fun play equipment. We will provide more details in the New Year. 

Kids’ Bike Track 

The track is now taking shape and work will continue over the coming weeks. It’s great to see it being used by the village children (and some adventurous parents). We now have 3 working trail lines – small tabletops, large tabletops and a berm line. We’ll continue to adjust these as we go along to maximise fun and 

‘flow’. Please always wear a helmet when riding. Wildflower seeds will be arriving this week and will be sown onto the sides of many of the features – these should start coming into flower next spring. 

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 are also looking into planting a few more native trees around the playing field to 

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


There will be an Ideas Sharing Session in the Village Hall on Thurs. 25th November at 7pm 

If you have any suggestions for events in Carlby over the Jubilee celebration weekend please come along, we need your ideas. 

Free refreshments…. hope to see you all there. 


Saturday 20th November 

It’s Diwali this month so we’re heading off to India for some colour and a touch of Bollywood. 

Enjoy our themed quiz and spicy nibbles! 

Fully licensed bar – with real ale! 

Doors open at 8.00 p.m – 11.00 p.m