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October 2021 Police Report

Community Council News - November 29, 2021 - 23:25
Attached is the monthly police report for October 2021.

September 2021 Police Report

Community Council News - October 24, 2021 - 23:35
Attached is the monthly police report for September 2021.

August 2021 Police Report

Community Council News - September 18, 2021 - 16:50
Attached is the monthly police report for August 2021.

It's Starting To Look Like a Boat...

Latest Headlines - January 25, 2012 - 14:33

Week 18 – 22 Jan 2012

“Wow it’s starting to look like a boat.”, Brendan Hall, Catterline boat builder

Six people were flat out on Sunday and were very productive.  Both planks #2 were bevelled and prepared for plank 3.  The component parts of plank 4 were scarphed.  The blades on the first two oars were worked on to start getting the blades into shape. Then there was a big epoxy session with two more oars glued up and two planks glued into position (plank #3).

This week coming we have a visit from the P6/P7 class of Catterline Primary School on Friday.  They  will be put to work as well as learning about the project.

Hopefully the planks 4 can be glued together, which will allow them to be attached next Sunday.

I forgot to report last week that we had our first lost time injury.  Whilst cleaning up excess glue, a finger managed to get in the way of a chisel.  A hospital visit was not required but a plaster was. 

This week, we somehow had glue in teenager hair.  The unfortunate was spotted trying to rinse his hair with water at the tap.  When challenged, he explained his predicament and then looked very concerned, when it was pointed out that we are using water insoluble glue for this boat. The question, “So what do I do?” followed.  The response ”cut it out” had his fellow teenager in stitches.

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Boat Building Progress

Latest Headlines - January 25, 2012 - 11:07

Week 16 – 8 Jan 2012

The battle to get plank 2 recommenced after the Christmas Break.  A slow afternoon to ensure that the planks fit perfectly, complicated by a slight error on plank 1, which means there is a slight bulge in the bow.  However this should be minimal.

Whilst the plankers were scratching their heads, the oars were started and the blades for the first two were glued to the shafts.  There will be plenty of planing to come.

Week 17 – 15 Jan 2012

The two plank # 2s (port and starboard) were glued in position on the Friday and Sunday sessions.  All the head scratching and tweaking seems to have paid off as the planks both sat easily and snugly with  the garboard (plank #1).  The process just has to be repeated for the next four planks. 

In preparation, the components of plank 3 were glued together, so plank 3 will be ready to be fitted this coming week.  Scarphing of the remaining planks will also be needed, so that we are not held up by the preparation of these planks.

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Creel Inn Farewell

Latest Headlines - January 7, 2012 - 16:02

Hi All,

Many of you will have no doubt heard my time at the Creel has come to an end ... 10 yrs is more than enough for any mortal soul!

I have really enjoyed my time at the Creel and Catterline, meeting many new friends.

We have experienced much together on this small part of life's journey; midnight cartie races, burns suppers, cocktail nights, ale fest buses & suppers, golf outings, meals, whisky tasting, darts, bottle walking, musicians, birthdays, anniversaries, friendships, marriages, births, bereavements and much more.

Most important was the sense of community a pint and friendship, thank you to everyone, I shall not forget.

Please note everyone is invited for a farewell drink on January 21st some time after 8.30pm, No Hot Ashes are playing and we will have some of the now famous post ale fest red Thai curry to soak it all up.

All the best in the future to everyone and new owners Marc & Fiona Dawson.

Cheers Robert

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