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Post Office

The Post Office will be closed on Wednesday 12th December and Friday 14th December.

It will be open as normal on Tuesday 11th December.

Don't forget to post your cards and parcels early for Christmas.

 

Psychic Night

Unfortunately, there wasn't time to advertise this event in Skeffling News, but word of mouth is a wonderful thing.  The Village Hall was filled.

The picture featured this month is of Paula Coomber handing over a cheque for £230 to Edna Harkit of the Withernsea Disability Action Group.

All the money was raised at an evening of psychic readings by the medium Jackie Robbins.  It was organised by Syd Rollinson and Paula Coomber to raise much needed funds for the Withernsea Disability Action Group in Queen Street.  It is an advice centre for the disabled,   senior   citizens,

and anyone who needs help with benefits and care.

The charity is funded solely by donations and it isn't easy finding the money to keep the advice centre open and continue the extremely valuable work they do.

Edna was delighted with the donation from the evening, but could do with a few volunteers  to help her. If you'd like to help out for a few hours, or give a donation, you'll find the charity at the top of Queen Street opposite Seaside Road.

The evening was such a success Jackie has agreed to do it again around Easter time next year.  Details nearer the time.

 

Xmas Fayre

There has been a slight change to this year's Xmas Fayre.  It's still on Saturday 1st December, but will now start at 10am.

All the old favourites will be there to tempt you.  Try your luck on the tombola and raffle.  You can buy your Christmas table decorations   and   lots   of

other things you can't possibly do without!

There is also a rumour that as well as tea and coffee, there'll be juicy bacon buns on sale.  So, if you miss breakfast, don't despair, you can get it at the Village Hall.

All the proceeds this year, including the money made from Bonfire Night, will go to St. Helen's Church, for the Fabric of the Church.

 

Bonfire Night

Celebrations on Bonfire Night went with a really big bang!

The firework display was bigger and better than previous years owing to the generosity of donations.

£320 came from the fabulous Country and Western night, and another £175 was donated by the Skeffling T’ai Chi Club.

It was a great night and it was nice to see so many new faces.

The children made excellent use of the playground, and there were a lot of cheers when the fireworks started - from the grown-ups as well as the kids.

It was a lovely night, and we'll be doing it again next year.

 

Compost Bins

Are you in desperate need of a compost bin and live in Skeffling?

For those of you anxious to see the worms earn their keep, we've got a Special Offer for you.  Here's the details…

The compost bins are available in two sizes: 220 litres will cost £3, and 330

litres will cost £5.  You can also buy a kitchen caddy for only £2.

If you're new to composting, a handy leaflet on how to do it and what you can give the worms to eat is included.

This offer is limited to one per household for those of you who do not already have a compost bin.  But there's more!  If you do already have a compost bin - and can prove it - you can have a cash refund of £5! How's that for a genuine saving…

If you'd like to take advantage of this once only amazing offer please ring me, Toni, on 650032, by 7th December at the latest. Sorry, but there's a tight time limited on this, and you have to live in Skeff to qualify.

 

Flooding Update

If you were affected by the floods this summer the East Riding of Yorkshire Council is conducting a review.

A public meeting has been arranged to tell you what the Council is doing.

The nearest meeting to Skeffling will be at Withernsea High School, Withernsea,  between  5pm and 7pm on Wednesday, 28th November.

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

Xmas Carol Service

The Christmas Carol Service at St. Helen's Church will be held on the 20th December, starting at 7pm.

Many people attend the Carol  Service  who  are not

regular Church goers because it is always a magical night.

Without electric lighting in the Church, the warm atmosphere is enhanced by candles and oil lamps.

If you haven't been to the Carol Service before it's a lovely evening, which highlights the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Council News

The last monthly meeting of the Council took place on the 6th November.

Cllr. P. Payne presented the Council with all the information he has on the Parish Plan to date.  The object of the Parish Plan is to improve the quality of life for the residents of Skeffling.  A notice will be sent to every household in the parish informing them of the Parish Plan and the date and time of a Public Meeting to be held early in the new year.

The Environment Agency have agreed to clean out the dyke behind Stothards Yard.  They have already cleaned the clough.  They have intimated that they might repair the sluice gate and make sure it is in good working order.

A meeting has been arranged with Andy McLachlan of Yorkshire Water, Mike Ball and Gerry Frisbee of East Riding Council.  The meeting is to discuss the flooding in June and the possible causes.  It is hoped a solution can be found to stop future flooding.

Cllr. Robinson has investigated the cost of sandbags.  It was felt that if the village had it's own supply we would be better prepared in case of any future flooding.  East Riding Council are charging 50p per bag.  Cllr. Robinson has located a supplier who charges    11p    per    bag.

The             cost            to

the Council for 400 bags will be approximately £50. To maximise the purchase price he has arranged joint purchase with Welwick and Hompton Parish Councils.

Following a serious accident at Bingley Hill earlier in the year, Cllr. Robinson asked Mike Peeke of the Highways Department about the feasibility of placing chevrons on this potentially dangerous corner.  These are now in place.

The Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and put their views and ideas to the Council.

However, please note that abusive, insulting and disruptive behaviour by the public will not be tolerated.

 

Burns Night

Just a reminder that in January 2008 we'll be celebrating Burns Night.

Last year there was a rush for tickets, and there have already been a lot of enquiries.

There are no firm details as yet, these will appear in the December issue of Skeffling News, so please be patient until then.

 

Blue Bin Day

For those of you who need a reminder, the next Blue Bin Day is Friday, 7 December.

 

Have A Laugh

This month I thought it was time to introduce some frivolity into Skeffling News. I have received quite a lot of jokes - thank you Jane - but, unfortunately, most of them can't be printed anywhere  small children might accidentally come across them!

However, I thought this one might appeal to all ages - with just a tiny bit of

editing!  Hope you enjoy it…

 

Centipede

I was feeling a bit lonely and decided life would be more fun if I had a pet.  So, I went to the pet shop and told  the owner that I wanted to buy an unusual pet.

After some discussion, I finally bought a Centipede which came in a little white box to use for his house. I took the box back home, found a good location for it, and decided I would start off by taking my new pet to the pub to have a drink.  So, I asked the centipede in the box.

"Would you like to go down The Queen's Head Pub with me and have a beer?"

There was no answer.

This bothered me a bit, but I waited a few minutes and then asked him again.

"How about going to the pub for a drink?"

Again there was no answer from my new friend and pet.  I waited a few minutes more and decided to ask him one more time. This time I put my face up against the centipede's house and shouted.

"Hey, in there! Would you like to go to The Queen's Head Pub and have a drink with me?"

"I heard you the first time," came the reply. "I'm putting my…shoes on!"

 

Eastend Hog Roast

If  you're  looking  for  a lively way to brighten up a cold winter's evening, why not have a Hog Roast.

Eastend Hog Roast are available  for  hire  for  all your parties and celebrations. Public and private events, fetes, shows, in fact anywhere people would enjoy a hot tasty supper.

To book your Hog Roast ring   01964   650330   and

you'll be guaranteed a really superb evening.

 

Window Cleaning

If you've been looking for a window cleaner, there's a window cleaner who's been looking for you!

The company is FEENEY CLEAN, and they do the lot: windows, fascias, soffits, gutter cleaning and clearance.  Conservatory roofs and paintwork is one of their specialities.

If you'd like to know more the telephone number is 01964 615892, and the mobile number is 07738 116127.

 

Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library will be in Skeffling again on Wednesdays, 5th and 19th December. It will be arriving at the top of Church Road at 11.15am, and staying for about 30 minutes.

It's very easy to join.  You need two proofs of identity such as the electric bill and something with your signature on, and that's it. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and if you'd prefer to listen instead of read,  there's a wide selection of audio tapes at a very low borrowing fee.

 

Dates for your Diary

Blue Bin day  - Friday 7 December

Mobile Library - Wednesdays, 5 and 19 December

Xmas Fair -- Saturday 1 December 10am

Compost Bin orders - by 7th December

Xmas Carol Service - at St. Helen's church on 20th December, starting at 7pm

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