June 18, 2012
Seems to be quite a merry-go-round! The police are pleased to be able to off-load the once-stolen-and-not-reclaimed bikes to Re:Cycle. Simon’s happy to make sure they’re road-worthy, then hires them out. Visitors, and some locals like to use the bikes, and generally bring them back, but Inspector Force usually reacquires those that ‘disappear’ for longer.
- Maybe it’s down to the warmer weather;
But for whatever reason, the people of Poppleton are getting on their bikes!
April 22, 2012
Lots of people have pledged to do lots of things:
But Beth and Liam Evans and their friends have decided to spend Earth Day with Moh Ahmeddoh, planting the acre of Acers that their father had planned.
March 28, 2012
The staff and pupils of Poppleton High seem very keen to grow sunflowers all of a sudden.
Poppleton Council have given them permission to take over a roundabout, and Moh Ahmeddoh and Juan Mann have been helping them plant a van Gogh scene right at the heart of Poppleton.
“We’re keen to look at the Fibonacci sequence in nature, and see how it’s used in other areas too,” Murray Merryweather said.
Year 11 Student Maria was unavailable for comment – she was busy listening to her MP3 player and wielding her trowel.
February 28, 2012
Following the water turbines coming on-stream, and the regeneration of the anaerobic digester, Poppleton & its locality is now generating most of its own electricity.
In an open meeting, the Town Council expressed the intention of furthering this aim, by turning the street lights off between midnight and 5a.m..
Inspector Force was obviously concerned that under the blanket of a complete blackout, there could be an increase in nefarious activities. He suggested the use of motion sensors to activate lights in some areas.
However, keen astronomer and local resident, Tom Bell, spoke animatedly about the benefits of being able to appreciate the heavens more easily without the light pollution.
The council decided to trial the idea for a fortnight, to see what happens.
February 13, 2012
Prue Vidor had got herself all in a thing about the recent High Court Ruling regarding Town Hall prayers, and decided she had to contact Percy for advice. He suggested two possible courses of action:
- Or they could pray as normal before the meeting actually started.
So pleased was she to have got a Quaker in, that she let out a loud, involuntary ‘Yes!’ during the two-minutes’!
January 14, 2012
The Poppleton Planning Department must have been in an expansive mood yesterday afternoon, as they gave their blessing to three projects widely expected to be dismissed:
- Eddie Lowe’s plans to develop Winskill were not rejected out of hand, although the councillors were keen to ensure that it remains the lodging of a shepherd;
- Harry Driver was given consent to re-establish the anaerobic digester at the water reprocessing works adjacent to one of his fields, on the understanding that there must not be an increase in heavy traffic;
- and even Lord Rupert’s folly attracted approving glances.
December 1, 2011
Whilst Poppleton Town Council were delighted that the town hall had been chosen to be the first illuminated for the Christmas festivities, they were less than pleased with the subject matter.
Now it has to be noted that just last week they had sent Council Tax forms out to every household in the region in order to gather census information. Indeed, Antonín & Michelle Biskup have got friends over from Prague for Christmas, and were unsure whether or not to include them in the data.
In the end, the council decided to put a positive spin on the text, and had their lights arranged into a simple question: ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?‘