KICA Public Meeting (27th March 2013) – Minutes

Kirk Ireton Community Association public meeting and what happens next…

Glyn called this meeting and was accompanied by Mac, Sue and Keith. Glyn opened the meeting saying it was about the future of KICA and explaining how the four of them had felt compelled to draw attention to the fact that too few people were involved in the association. All four intended to withdraw from the KICA committee. Continue reading

KICA Public Meeting – 27th March 2013 – URGENT

7.30 pm – Village Hall Wednesday 27th March

After the public notice to wind up Kirk Ireton Community Association (KICA), the committee have been contacted with suggestions by a number of villagers. The main theme is that something should be done to ensure that this, or some other body should continue the good works that so benefit village life.
As a result we have decided to arrange a public meeting where the outgoing committee can explain why they have taken this course of action whilst allowing other members of the community to share their views and to explore if there is any workable alternatives.
If you cannot attend this very important meeting that could have repercussions on other aspects of village life then please either send a friend or neighbour with you idea or suggestion.
As previously communicated KICA has already given a promise to financially support certain events and we would appreciate it if anyone could also be able to offer their support in making the future evenings a success.
The future events are:

  • The film night “’South Pacific” – 1st June (main sponsor Malcolm Race)
  • Village Ceilidh – 8th June (including the cost of the marquee).
  • Any expenses incurred by the newly formed Rattling Bog village ceilidh band
  • Pay for Belper Morris if they attend this or another event in June.
  • Pay for the Trinity Sunday brass band for 2013 (TBC after the meeting – 2nd June)

As a consequence there will no longer be an undertaking for any of the current KICA committee members to organise:

  • Wakes day 8th June
  • Wakes week events 1st – 8th June
  • Insurance for any events staged that week
  • Halloween evening
  • Firework event
  • Carols round the tree
  • Christmas Tree erection & decoration
  • Party in the Park & Family days on the field
  • Christmas quiz
  • Any themed community events previously used to raise funds for KICA

It is our intention that if there is no commitment from a new collective of village residents then we begin to wind up KICA and once all financial commitments have been met look to distribute the remaining funds so we can close the existing KICA bank accounts. Please direct any questions you may have to me at any of the places shown below.
Yours sincerely,
Glyn Parsons
KICA Chairman
Alport View, Home 371813, mobile 07561 306510 , work 07778 650360
Treasurer – Sue Bold
Secretary and Diary – Tony McLennan (AKA Mac)

Wakes Week 2012!

Hi Everybody.
This is an update to all the events happening during Wakes Week and on Wakes Day plus some other important information.

Wakes Week Update

Attached are the following Wakes flyers:
• Final programme for Wakes Week and Wakes Day
• Engineering Challenge flyer
• Film Night flyer

Wakes Flyers

Wakes 2011 Programme events and results

Saturday: Film at the KIC (Kirk Ireton Cinema) – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Sunday: Trinity Sunday band: Holymoorside Brass Band

Monday: The Thomas Walker Cup Darts competition

  • Mens winner               R. Spencer
  • Mens RU                    S.Brooks
  • Ladies winner             V. Thompson-Browne
  • Ladies RU                   J.Beech
  • Juniors winner             J.Ford
  • Juniors RU                  B.Ford

Tuesday: Two events Village Football & Tingle Factor

Result – Uppards 6 – 5 Downards

The Tingle Factor

Speaker Music
Maggie Jones Sang – Amazing Grace
Tony McLennan aka Mac Imagine – John Lennon
Mike Walsh The May Morning Dew – the KeanesGoodbye pork Pie Hat – Bert Jansch & John Renbourn
Sister Merle The cattle Song  – Fanshaws African Sanctus
George Tyler In your atmosphere (live) – John Mayer
Kath Stevens Mothers Birthday Song – Daniel O’Donnell


Polyphony & Puddings – Songs from the Shows by “The Ashbourne Singers” in the Holy Trinity Church


Petanque Competition:

The Jacques Tati Medal was won by the Mac & Lucy aka the McLennan family.

Welly Wanging Contest

Junior Results:

1st  Josh Middleton – 44.7m

2nd Mikey Bevan- Beirne – 33.6m

3rd  Frances Cammiss Low – 33m

Adults results:

1st  Alex Middleton – 75.4m

2nd  Chris Knowles  – 74.6m

3rd   Angus Duncan (aka Iggi’s dad) – 71.6m

Jean Mayfield Cup and saucer short story competition

Winner – Christopher Martlew

Highly Commended were Emily Heron & Francis Cammis Low

Call My Bluff – the panel v the audience

The panel were Lewis, Ron & Sarah – a narrow victory of 5-4 in favour of the panel.


Fun Run winner of the “Stan Smith Kirk Ireton Wakes Memorial trophy was:

1st    Dick Hargreaves in  a time of 17mins 13 seconds

2nd   Sam Edwards 17mins 36 seconds

3rd   Kevin Spencer 18mins 02 seconds

Surprise Celebrity Quiz – Robbie Williams & Barry Bingo

Jane Newsham cup winners were “Team Fusby ” who were Sarah Burkinshaw,  Sorcha Mayes,GeorgiaBrookes, Liz Stafford , Russ Nairne, Mimi & Bridget Fletcher, Alan Greatorex & Alan Rose. 

Wakes Day Events 

Floats: Winner KICA with “Alice in Wonderland”

The School : Oliver Twist, The Morrison’s family: Super Heros & The Bevan Beirne’s Moulin Rouge troop.

Fancy Dress:


1st  Moulin Rogue Girls – Nicky, Jess & Whizzy

2nd Sherlock Holmes and Watson – Ben & Mikey Bevan Beirne

3rd  Super Heroes – the Morrison family

Junior Winners

Eva Seaton

Al Giovanelli

Lewis & Grace

BMW Marching Brass Band.

Kirk Ireton Gold Cluck

Winner: ‘Doughnuts’ a West Sussex White run by Kate Grace from the ‘Grace’ coup of Milford.

Photographic Competition

Winner: Lucy Burton (aka McLennan)

The Longcliffe Engineering Challenge

Best Looking (pimped) vehicle: Angus & Iggi Duncan

Furthest travelled vehicle: Lucy Knowles

Fastest Vehicle: Sion & Steffan Edwards

The Soapbox Challenge – Sadly No Entries 

Wheelbarrow race

Best Looking Wheelbarrow: Iain Low & Francis Cammis Low

Fastest (due to lane infringement) – Edward Watson & Sam Edwards

Kirk Ireton Raffle Prize Winners

Main prize of £100 – Tony Sharpe (from Brassington)