ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – 14TH MAY 2019

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on the 14th May, 2019 at the Village Hall at 7.15.  The Annual Parish Meeting is not a Council meeting, but rather is a meeting of local government electors registered for the area for which it is held (i.e. the residents of Linton). It is entirely separate from the Annual Meeting, although held on the same evening. The meeting acts as an annual democratic point of communication enabling the Parish Council to explain what it has been doing over the last year and providing an opportunity for the electors to have their say on anything they consider is important  to the people of the Parish.  The Annual Meeting will follow the APM.

All residents are welcome.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please join us at the meeting to have a chat with our current councillors.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COUNCILLOR FOR LINTON ON OUSE?

If you think you might be interested in supporting your community by becoming a Councillor please contact the Parish Council Clerk at lintonparishcouncil@outlook.com.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATION PAPERS: 4PM, 3RD APRIL

ELECTION DATE: 2ND MAY (FOR ANY CONTESTED SEATS)

Two casual vacancy seats are available.

Linton Parish Council meet in the Village Hall generally on the second Tuesday of each month for a Full Council meeting. The District and County Councillors attend the meetings when possible.

  • Application forms are available to complete and submit directly to Hambleton District Council before 3rd April 2019 – you will need a proposer and seconder for your application.
  • All of your details will be published by HDC and will be in the public domain.
  • To qualify as a candidate a person must, on both the day of nomination and the day of the election, be 18 years of age and a British or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union.
  • In addition, the candidate must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications, again both on the day they are nominated and on polling day:
    (a) be registered as a local government elector within the parish; or
    (b) have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises during the previous
    twelve months within the parish; or
    (c) his/her principal or only place of work during the previous twelve months has been in
    the area of the parish1; or
    (d) have resided within the parish or within 4.8 kilometres (three miles) thereof during the previous twelve months.

For information about becoming a Councillor please download the information booklet via Hambleton’s website: https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/downloads/file/4536/becoming_a_parish_councillor_2019

2017 – Montcony – Linton Twinning Visit

LINTON CREW HONOURED IN FRANCE SEVENTY- FIVE YEARS LATER

The anniversary of the Halifax W1018 Mk II of 78 Squadron from Linton on Ouse brought down on 23 October 1942 over Montcony in Burgundy has been remembered for many years in this small village. The four Merlin engine bomber crashed close to the main road and the crew of eight were all buried in the churchyard close to a fourteenth century chateau. Also a small obelisk and photograph by the road honours the sacrifice of six British airmen and two Canadians. Two of this crew were just past 30 years and the rest barely 20 years old. Under a maple tree, symbol of the local Resistance, a bench, Yorkshire rose bush and plaque provided by Linton Parish Council are to be found near where the village school and war memorial stand.

This year two surviving veterans, one with the Legion d’Honneur attended together with MP, Euro-MP, Sous Prefect and local Mayors (principal politicians) while RAF veterans, led by a group from Switzerland and Lyon, provided the standard bearers. Flags representing the local Resistance groups were also there in large numbers. Wreaths were laid at three locations and the brass band from the nearby town of Louhans performed the Last Post and marching music. British Legion Crosses were laid on the graves by Jan, myself, and other English friends from the area.

The Linton planes were part of a large 122 plane raid that night heading for Genoa in Italy to prevent supplies reaching Rommel for his defence at the battle of El Alamein in North Africa. Chaz Bowyer in “Bomber Barons” estimates that at this time the chances of surviving a 30 mission ‘tour’ was one in three! On this ‘ice-cream’ mission over the Alps, Guy Gibson VC and Ron Middleton VC and were more lucky than W1018 on this same raid but the latter was killed on his return from Italy just over a month later on his 28th trip. Dam Buster Gibson flew 177 ‘ops’ but died over Holland as late as 19 September 1944.

Jan was entrusted with four brass items to bring back from Montcony for authentication as fuel injector parts from one of the RR Merlin engines. Elvington Air Museum has the only Handley Page Halifax Mark III reconstructed with Pegasus engines in this country and, possibly, these could go towards a Halifax Mark II.

Lest we forget: it will soon be 11th November!

Bruce Spaven -Easingwold

From an article submitted to the Easingwold Advertiser and printed in 4.11.17 edition. Posted with permission.