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The Way We Were: April 13, 1978
9:30am Wednesday 11th April 2012 in The way we were
SHERBURN is getting ‘top heavy’ with elderly people and does not want more bringing in from the outside, says Coun Mrs M A Carter, its representative on Ryedale District Council.
At a meeting of the council’s housing committee, Coun Mrs Charter said they do not want a proposed flats scheme for elderly people. There were already 20 family council houses in the village which were under-occupied.
Eight of the tenants were willing to transfer to smaller accommodation feeling those houses were for young people with families. But they were not willing to go into accommodation with anything less than two bedrooms, she said.
“The parish council objects strongly to bringing more elderly people into the village as we feel it is already top heavy,” said Coun Mrs Charter.
“We would like to see two-bedroom accommodation, but not flats.”
Coun Mrs Charter disapproved of a council scheme to build six flats and a two-bedroom house at Sherburn.
But she said she liked a new design for five two-bedroom houses, one twobedroom flat and one one-bedroom flat.
• A THREE-POINT plan has been prepared by a group of Malton mothers in an attempt to get a skateboard park for the area.
The move follows a public meeting on March 21 held by Ryedale District Council and Malton and Norton town councils, when it was made clear that if parents wanted the facility, they must be prepared to help with the supervision.
A committee was formed at a subsequent meeting, with Mrs Jane Rodgers, a 36-year-old housewife, of the Cross Keys Inn, Wheelgate, Malton, as secretary.
One suggestion was that part of the Wentworth Street car park in Malton should be earmarked for the project.
“Half the car park is hardly ever used,” said Mrs Rodgers.
• THE Gazette is glad to be back after our three-week absence caused by an industrial dispute.
A weekly newspaper is an essential feature of the community’s fabric – just how essential is only fully realised when it is missing from the local scene.
In the picture
On a specially made two-seater tricycle, members of Ryedale Round Table are to cycle to Scotland. Their aim will be to return the Barrow Bell – a much-coveted Round Table trophy they have held for a year – to the national president at the Round Table’s annual national conference.
From the Malton Gazette & Herald, Thursday, April 13, 1978