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Skeffling Community Information

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Skeffling Website

Last month a new Skeffling website was launched.  A few people in the village have already seen it and been very impressed.  For those of you who haven't tried it yet the website address is: www.thomas-hessell.co.uk.

Tom Hessell started it as an informal introduction to Skeffling .  He also wanted to give local people and previous residents a look at Skeffling today, and to keep everyone informed of current events.

It's full of information.

You can see previous copies of Skeffling News, the complete Parish Plan, a picture gallery, and lists of contacts, including councillors.  There are links to the Big Skeff website and Sunny web portal if you'd like to keep up with data on the wind turbine.

Tom would also like to invite people to add their own information on the village.  Past memories, recent historical events, in fact anything of interest you'd like to share with others.  A lot of people have relatives who have moved from Skeffling to other parts of the world, and this would be a way of them keeping in touch with the village.  There have already been visits from New Zealand., and   the Environment Agency have also had a look.

Why not find out more with a visit to the website. It's still in the early stages, but there's lot of room to expand.  Maybe you'd like to    contribute    yourself.

Information on how to do this is on the website.

For those of you who aren't all that good with the internet I can guarantee Tom's website is very easy to get around and the information is quick to find.

Happy surfing

Who Are They..?

Does anyone recognise the happy couple in this picture?

It was discovered in the loft of 5 Burstall Villas, and no one knew who the bride and groom were.

Can you solve the mystery?

If you can the original photograph can be returned to its rightful owner.

Click on the picture to open

It wasn't long before there were comments such as: "I didn't realise the Churchyard was this big!"

However, their sterling work  gave  the  churchyard a much needed make-over and Stephen Cope, the Vicar, would like to say a very big 'thank you' to everyone who gave their time and energy to the project.  Now the first cut has been done volunteers will take over for the rest of the summer.

Speeding Drivers

Over the years there have been many complaints of speeding through Skeffling. There have also been quite a few 'near misses'.  There was one accident where an ambulance had to be called, and recently a van ploughed into Chris Brooke's garden wall, virtually demolishing it.

Following the numerous complaints from residents of the villages along the B1445, the Withernsea Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted speed checks in Skeffling on Monday, 23rd March. This took  place  between 6.45am and 7.45am.

During this time approximately 10% of vehicles which passed through the village were travelling in excess of the 30mph       speed       limit.

Speeds of between 45mph and 50mph were recorded.

All drivers who were stopped said they were travelling to the Centrica Site in Easington.  On this occasion the police gave them advice about their excess speed, but they were not fined.

These checks have shown there is a clear problem with the speed vehicles are travelling through the villages along the B1445.

Our local Withernsea Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to carry out speed checks in the local villages on a regular basis, and the drivers of vehicles  not  adhering  to the speed limit will be positively dealt with.

Speed monitoring will take place on a regular basis, and it is hoped a solution can be found to curb the speed of these irresponsible drivers.

Auction Night...

As promised there is news of another event in Skeffling in aid of St. Helen's.

On Saturday, 4th July there will be a bumper Auction  at the Village Hall.

This is breaking news and the only firm detail is that there will be a Hog Roast for supper!  The Auctioneers for the evening will be Eric Billaney and Charlie  Johnson  who  will be more than happy to tease the money out of your wallets and purses.

As yet ticket prices are to be decided, and local firms are being contacted and asked to donate items for the auction.  These could be many and varied!

It should prove to be a lively evening, and all the proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of St. Helen's.

Full details will appear in a later issue of Skeffling News.

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Stray Dogs

It has been reported to the Council that stray dogs in the area have been seen worrying lambs who have inadvertently  wandered onto the road.

Would anyone witnessing this type of incident please let one of the Councillors know.  This is particularly concerning at this time of year with quite a few lambs in the fields.

Dog Nuisance

Complaints have been received  about  dogs fouling the Humber Bank.

Even though dogs can be let off the lead on the Bank, it is still the responsibility of owners to clean up after them.

Dog faeces can cause serious health conditions to children.  So if you own a dog and use the Humber Bank to exercise them, please take plastic bags with you and help to keep the area clean and safe for other people to use.

Lost and Found…

During the grass-a-thon at St. Helen's a car key was found.  There isn't a fob, and there are no markings on the key.  If you think it might be yours, please ring me on 650032.


This stands for:-  Older Workers Employment Network...

If you live in the East Riding and are aged 45 or over and looking for work, OWEN can help you.

Being out of work for any length of time isn't easy, especially if you're older. It's easy to lose your confidence and convince yourself you'll never work again, but that needn't be the case.

OWEN have helped a lot of older people regain their confidence and get back into work.  They also provide   constant   support

and help you gain qualifications.

If you think they can help you call the OWEN Team on 01482 887670, or visit their website www.owenproject.co.uk

Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library will be in Skeffling on Wednesdays, 22 April and 6 May. 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 an 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 and CDs which are free of charge.

Blue Bin Day

The next blue bin day is Saturday, 9th May.

If you'd like to be absolutely positive when the Blue Bins will be collected , you can ask East Riding Council to send you a text message. It's a free service, and they'll send you a prompt the day before the collection is due.  To get this  service  text  Blue 07786 201286.

Council News

The monthly Parish Council meeting was held on Tuesday 7th April.

Cllr. Peter Payne said  that Karen Wood had contacted him to ask if he and another member of the Parish Plan Steering Group could  give  a  presentation to the Rural Development Partnership on the 11th June.   Representatives from Welwick and Easington have also been invited.  The purpose of the presentation is a debriefing on the work involved in creating the Parish Plan.

It was suggested that people  walking  their dogs,

or just going for a walk, pick up any litter.  With summer visitors to the village  it  would  help  to keep the roads, pathways and verges tidy.

A letter has been received from Inspector Andy Woodhead of Humberside Police with the results of the speed check carried out  on  Monday  23rd March.  The police felt this was a successful exercise and expressed their concern at the amount of drivers found speeding. Speeds between 45mph and 50mph were recorded through the village during 6.45am and 7.45am.  All the drivers stopped were going to Centrica, Easington.  The police will continue to monitor speeding through the area and all drivers exceeding the speed limit will be positively dealt with.

There have been reports of stray dogs worrying lambs who have wandered onto the road.  If anyone sees an incident of this kind would they please let a councillor know.

The Annual General meeting of Skeffling Parish Council will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, 5th May at the Village Hall.  This will be followed by the regular monthly Council meeting.

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.

Village Hall AGM

This year the Village Hall Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday, 21st May.

Anyone can attend the meeting, and if you'd like to volunteer your help or join the committee, this will be an ideal opportunity to do just that.

Organising events is a lot of      work,      and      the

Committee  could  always do with more help.

If you think you'd like to be a part of this amazing team, they'd be very pleased to talk to you.

Graham Stuart, MP

This item was in Graham Stuart's  Holderness Report.

“I am always keen to keep residents fully updated on what I am doing to represent them as your Member of Parliament.  As well as local newsletters and newspapers I try to keep in touch with people by way of e-mail.”

“If anyone would like to sign up to receive my regular e-newsletters please drop me an e-mail with their name and address to graham@grahamstuart.com and I will add them to the list.”

Eastend Hog Roast

It's coming up to summer and if you're looking for a different way to cater for a special  event,  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.

Dates for your Diary

Parish Council AGM - Tuesday 5 May at 7pm, followed by monthly Council meeting at 7.30pm. Village Hall AGM - 7.30pm, Thursday, 21st May.

Blue Bin day  - Saturday, 9 May

Mobile Library - Wednesday 22 April, 6 May.

4th July - Auction Night at the Village Hall.  Full details will appear in a future issue

April 2009

If you know who it is please contact the editor on 650032 or send an e-mail

St. Helen's Grass-A-Thon

Fortunately the weather was just right for the St. Helen's Grass-A-Thon. Willing volunteers arrived before 2pm and the sound of mowers and strimmers soon filled the air!

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