The following was received by email:
I am concerned at the lack of balance in articles on this site, Cllr Cromies seem to be endored by the editor, and no other views are expressed.
I replied as follows:
Thank you for your valuable comment, this is my site and no one else has any control. I input any suitable articles I receive and those that I research. It is true that Cllr Cromie has taken time to send me a few articles. Others have not actually submitted any articles, hence the imbalance. I can only input what I receive.
Feel free to submit articles, all gratefully received.
I will place your comments on the site, taking out your contact details.
Reply from John:
Thanks for your reply, I did not want to cause you any offence, I think this website is a credit to you and provides an invaluable source of information to Queensbury people, and I think it gives a more local aspect, something the T&A rarely does.
This has been received from Councillor Paul Cromie.
A Planning Application has been submitted to Bradford Council by Serendipity Children’s Homes LTD, for change of use from a domestic dwelling to a children’s home at 11 Coniston Avenue, Queensbury, Bradford.
This can be found on the Council’s Planning web site using the following link:
One local resident has expressed an interest in starting an annual Scarecrow Festival and suggested that it be held in the main school holidays.
This would be fun for local children and would promote a sense of community spirit not just for the 150 years celebrations, possibly forever.
Let us know your comments either for or against and if enough support is there this could become a valuable village activity.
Northowram hold a scarecrow event:
Comment from Jo Mitchell,
Hi Stuart, we (Girl Guides) have talked briefly about it and are waiting to see how this one goes, its been a lot of work, so far.
The photo was taken in 1963 just prior to a short play at the Victoria Hall, given by the children of the Queensbury and Shelf County Secondary School, depicting the historic meeting of 5th May, 1863, at which the name of the village was changed.
Why not view old documents and photos at an event held by
Queensbury History Society
Exhibition in Victoria Hall
13th June 10 am -5pm
14th June 12.30pm -7pm
15th June 9am-3pm
Can you put names to the people in the photo?
The cast was:
An update of events taking place to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Queensbury, is as follows:
Sunday 16th June – Band Contest at Horsforth featuring the Revolution Show Corps, the Band Master has written a special tune to celebrate 150 years of Queensbury.
Saturday 13th July and
Sunday 14th July – Scarecrow Walk
14th July @ 9.45am, Holy Trinity Church. Service of celebration, followed by bring and share lunch at 12pm. Everyone welcome to all or any part of the event.
Saturday 20th July – Three Village Walk
Monday 22nd July – The Queensbury swimming pool is offering a week’s swimming at 150 pence per session.
Sunday 31st August – Fun Day at George lll
7th September – Queensbury Fun Day
Other details to follow soon. Look out for details around the village. Its going to be a fab, fun filled summer….lets just hope we get some good weather!
Further details of events can be found using Facebook.
We have two groups, both meeting on a Wednesday. The afternoon group meet at Victoria Hall, Station Road, Queensbury at 1.00 pm. We then undertake a 3 or 4 mile walk around the area. These are suitable for those who are unable to negotiate our local steep hills.
Intercultural Leadership Programme
An exciting opportunity for emerging new leaders is being offered by the Intercultural Communication and Leadership School (ICLS), in partnership with The Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Details of road accidents can be found using the following link:
The BBC has produced an article on the Dambusters Raid, it can be found using the following link:
Please find below some info on our new taster courses:
Surfers Club: 3-5pm starts Wednesday 19th June for 6 weeks at our new venue QCP @ The Bank, 36 High Street, Queensbury.
GET ON YOUR BIKE! Planned bike rides around the local area every Friday evening from 6.30pm onwards, starting on Friday 14th June.
Digital Photography starts Tues 18th June
for 5 weeks 7-9pm.
Beginners Italian Thursdays 7-9pm Starts 20th June
Flower Arranging starts Tuesday 18th June 7-9pm for 5 weeks.
We also run the following classes all year round:
Sewing and Crafts – French for Beginners and Improvers – Cake Decorating – Holiday Spanish – Art- Painting & Drawing – Computing for Beginners – Afternoon and Evening Walking Groups – Soft Furnishings – Creative Writing – Jewellery Design – Guitar Playing
Please note: all classes are for adults (19+), they cost £3 per session, if you need more information or to reserve your place call 07592011977.
Queensbury Community Programme