Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Nocton Cricket Club

Christmas Fayre


I can now report that the Quiz 2015 event was definitely a success, raising £70.50 from the teams and a further £47 from the raffle. So, a much-needed £117.50 from Nocton Cricket Club's first fund raising event of the autumn!

You may also like to seek out the Cricket Club at the Christmas Fayre this coming Saturday, as they have a table with three activities and hope to raise enough to pay league membership fees, the insurance premium and get the Portaloos serviced!

Hoping you can support the local Christmas Fayre again this year.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

No mega-dairies in Nocton - fortunately

The controversial 'mega-dairies' that alarm campaigners and divide a struggling sector of British agriculture

'Earlier this year, Mr Willes and the Parkham Farms Partnership were prosecuted in relation to a number of pollution incidents in 2014 and ordered to pay more than £30,000 in fines'.

Fines totalling £30,000 imposed on Devon farm for pollution offences

'Appearing before Barnstaple magistrates, Peter Willes was fined a total of £4,280, Richard Marsden was fined £3,780 and the Parkham Farms partnership was fined £22,620.'

Parkham Farms cheese factory in Devon fined for pollution

'A dairy farm owner and manager from Devon and their company have been ordered to pay £30,680 in fines and costs for polluting a stream , illegally damming another stream and breaching an environmental permit.'

History repeating itself...

Dairy farmer fined £23K+ for slurry pollution

'He admitted allowing controlled waste to be deposited without a permit at Beckland Farm on February 2, 2010, and causing slurry and milk to enter a stream on or before the same day, and a further charge of allowing effluent in another stream on or before February 11 last year.'

Plummeting milk price prompts 'stealth' rise of 2,000-cow 'mega dairies' in UK

'Industrial-scale dairy farming first came to British shores five years ago when plans were put forward for a 8,100-cow facility at Nocton in Lincolnshire.'

Nocton Dairies controversy

'This controversy is likely to have a lasting impact on Britain's future dairy policy.'

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Cricket Club Quiz 2015

Hosted at Nocton Club in the Village Hall

This was a well-attended evening last night with 7 teams battling it out for the honour of winning in 2015. It was a closely fought competition with last year's winning team being pushed into second place.

Congratulations go to 'The Gadgets' who topped the leader board with 62 points, followed closely by 'Snowflakes' on 60 points and in third place, 'Forget me Knots' with 59 points. 4th - 'Nocton Ninjas', 5th - 'Load of Bails', 6th - 'Nocton Triangle' and 'Forlorn Hope' in last place.

Thanks to everyone who supported the evening to raise much-needed funds for the local cricket club.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Recent Burglaries in Nocton

Be vigilant, be secure

Message from the Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

You should all be aware of the recent burglaries which have occurred in Nocton. This is an unprecedented increase in what was previously a crime free village.

You as members of the Nocton Neighbourhood Watch will know, I hope, of the need for vigilance and security of your home and property, however, does your neighbour belong to the scheme? You might drop them the question and suggest they sign up or get in touch with me.

With Christmas fast approaching, we will all be out buying our presents ready for the big day. Please don't make it an early present for this despicable individual who is breaking in to our homes.

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, ring 999. The police will respond in a different way, particularly if you believe it's a crime being committed. If there are suspects, please get a description of the individual, clothing etc and any vehicle. This will greatly assist in catching this vile person.

Regards to all,
Graham Jones