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This is a list of events that occurred throughout 2009.

For more information regarding the time and place of these events, please visit our calendar page where you will find details of these and other miscellaneous events.  If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our      contact page, or alternatively post a comment on our Guestbook.


December:       It has been confirmed that there is going to be carol singing in Skeffling this year.  With the church being out of action people are frantically organising an event at the Village Hall.  The full details are that it will be on Monday the 21st at 7:15 with mince pies etc. Chris is putting notices around the village, and delivering leaflets on Tuesday 15th.

Easington will be seeing in the New Year with a New Years Eve Dance at the Community Hall on 31st December 2009 from 8pm till late.  Music will be provided by Johnny, Pat and the 4 Aces, and there will also be a Disco.  During the evening a light buffet will be provided, but you are asked to bring your own drinks.  As it's New Years Eve the idea is to have a good time and dress up for the occasion.  So fancy dress might be fun, but is optional.  Tickets will cost £15 per person, and are available from Keith on 650312 or Rachel on 650011.   Numbers are limited, and tickets will be on a 'first come first served' basis.  The dance is for grown-ups, so a 'strictly no under 18s' policy applies.  It's a great way to see in 2010, and the organisers have a very lively evening planned!

Midnight Mass unfortunately there will not be a Christmas Carol Service at St. Helens this year because the building is unsafe.  For those of you who would like to attend Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, it is at 10pm at All Saints Church, Easington.

Christmas Celebration on Saturday, 19th December between 2 - 4pm at Easington Community Centre.  Withernsea Ladies Choir will sing carols.  There will be mince pies and mulled wine, all free of charge.  Not forgetting a raffle.  Now that sounds like a lovely way to start Christmas.

Xmas carol singing with Bernards organ in Easington Square at 7:00 p.m. Thursday 10th December.  When you've sung yourself silly, the White Horse are kindly providing refreshments.  All donations from the evening will go to the British Legion.  With so many of our people currently serving overseas in dangerous situations, your generous donations will be very welcome.

A Shoreline Management Exhibition is being held on Tuesday, 8th December from 1pm - 7pm at Skeffling Village Hall.   {Further details in Novembers Newsletter}

November:       Annual Xmas coffee morning will be held at the village hall on Saturday 28th, between 10:00a.m. and 12:00 noon.  All your favourites will be there.  Cake stall, raffle, bric-a-brac, tombola, etc.  You'll also be able to have breakfast as there'll be bacon sandwiches, tea and coffee.  All the money raised will go to the Fabric of St. Helens.

{Full report in Decembers Newsletter}

This months Police Surgery at Skeffling Village Hall, is on Wednesday 25th November between 10:00a.m. and 11:00a.m  The Police Surgery isn't specifically to report crimes in the area, but to help and advise on home security, etc.

Welwick Christmas Charity Auction is all set for Friday, 13th November at Welwick Village Hall starts around 7:00p.m.  There'll be lots of things to bid for, and you'll be in the hands of a very well respected auctioneer, Mr Eric Billaney.

Bonfire celebrations will be held at the village hall on Thursday 5th, burgers and hot dogs will be ready by 6pm and the fireworks will start at 6.45pm.  Once again there will be a spectacular display so please don't bring your own fireworks, we've got loads!

October:         The South and Mid Holderness Neighbourhood Team from Humberside Police are holding an event at Skeffling Village Hall at 5:00 pm on Sunday 18th October.

The reason for this is that Community Road Watch is asking for volunteers and is the way Neighbourhood Team Officers are willing to work with us, because we believe speeding to be an issue in our community.

At present they are actively seeking volunteers from our community to assist them and get the scheme up and running over the next few weeks.

All training and equipment will be supplied by Humberside Police.

If you want to be a part of the community road watch project and play your part in making our village roads safer, then could you please attend on the due time and date to take part in the training program.  {Full report in Novembers Newsletter}

On the 15th the editor of the Skeffling Newsletter will launch of her own personal website Love Zone, early indications are that villagers are looking forward to seeing our editor expand her readership to the web.

September:     There will be a MARTIN JACKSON CONCERT at the Village Hall on 26th September, with chicken roast supper.  Full details in Septembers edition of the Skeffling Newsletter.

{Full report in Octobers Newsletter}

On Saturday the 5th September from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, there will be a Crafts, Hobbies & Collections Afternoon at Easington Community Hall.  Come & see the variety of local peoples talents and interests! Models, Postcards, Fossils, Carvings, Greeting Cards, Paintings, etc etc (some for sale!).  Free entrance, refreshments available.  Organised by the Spurn, Kilnsea & Easington Area Local Studies Group.

Charity Horse Ride, Dalby Forest is the setting for a sponsored charity event on Sunday, 6th September 2009.  Kate Turnbull has entered and will be doing a 15 mile  ride  on her mum's trusty steed, Harvey!  Another entrant from the village is Hayley who will be riding Bramble.  The event is in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, if you'd like to sponsor Kate in this very worthy cause you can sign the sponsorship form at the Post Office.  All sponsorship money must be received by the 1st October.  {Full report in this months Newsletter} {Further update in Novembers Newsletter}

August:          Big Skeff Charity are having a Strawberry Tea on Saturday the 8th August at Skeffling Village Hall from 2:30p.m.  It is in aid of the Breast Care Unit at Castle Hill hospital.  There will also be a raffle, tombola, and a treasure hunt for the children.

If anyone has prizes to give, could they please take them to Sue at the Post Office.  The Big Skeff Charity would be grateful for all donations.  {Full report in this months Newsletter}

This month the South & Mid Holderness Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a Police Surgery at Skeffling Village Hall, on Wednesday 26th August between 10:00a.m. and 11:00a.m  The Police Surgery isn't specifically to report crimes in the area, but to help and advise on home security, etc.

July:              Starting this month the South & Mid Holderness Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a Police Surgery at Skeffling Village Hall, the first one is on Wednesday 22nd July between 7:00p.m. and 8:00p.m.  There will be one each month on a Wednesday but times will vary, as always there will be a reminder in each months Skeffling Newsletter and commitments allowing the editor will post info on Skeffling Chatter.  {Full report in this months Newsletter}

Connor & Graham book launch and Coffee Morning, is to held at the Easington Community Hall on Saturday 4th July 10am to 11:30am.   The “Journey Starts Here” is an illustrated history of Connor & Graham.   Packed with photographs, anecdotes, lists of buses and staff, this book will be of interest to anyone who has been a passenger of Connor & Graham, has worked for them, is interested in bus history, or wants to know more about the South Holderness Area.   The book is written by Mike Welton, and published by SKEALS, the Spurn, Kilnsea and Easington Area Local Studies Group.   Over 100 pages in length with 126 photographs, the book is for sale at only £6.

(Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed until later in the year because of unforeseen circumstances.)   Friends of St Helens Church will be holding a bumper Auction, at the Village Hall, on the 4th of July (the exact start time has still to be finalised).  This event is to raise funds for the refurbishment of St Helens Church, Eric Billaney and Charlie  Johnson will be the Auctioneers.

There will be a Hog Roast supper, ticket prices and further details will appear here and in a later edition of the Newsletter.  I’m sure the organisers are looking forward to your attendance and participation in the Auction because without the refurbishments we may not have the full use of our small parish church.

June:            Speeding Traffic if you are at all concerned about this problem a Meeting is to be held on Thursday, 25th June at Skeffling Village Hall, whilst this is not a public meeting, representatives of interested groups will be welcome.  Full details of who will be attending will appear hear as soon as possible and also in the June edition of the Skeffling Newsletter.  Please do attend to voice your opinion as this is a problem for all the villages in the area.  {Read the May edition of the Newsletter for more information} {Update in the June edition of the Newsletter}

May:             If you're stuck for something to do on Saturday, 30th May the neighbouring village of Welwick are holding a Fun Day, and there’s lots to see and do. Balloon racing, bouncy castle, magician, face painting, tombola, raffle, burgers and hot dogs, coconut shy, cake stall, table top sales, childrens sports, nail painting, the list goes  on.   If  there's anything there you like the look of, or think the children will, it starts at 2pm and goes on till 4.30.

The Parish Council AGM takes place at the Village Hall 7 p.m. on Tuesday the 5th, members of the public are welcome to attend and put their views and ideas to the Council.  {Report in the May edition of the Newsletter}


Also this month the Village Hall Committee hold their AGM, again at the Village Hall 7:30 p.m. on Thursday 24th 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.

The Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee look forward to all comments, good or bad, as the feedback can have a positive outcome on shaping the coming agendas.

March:           St. Helens Grass-A-Thon.  If you're at a loose  end  why  not volunteer to help out with that first cut at St. Helens.   {More details in the March edition of the Newsletter} {Update in the April edition of the Newsletter}

February:       Public meeting where the Reverend Cope will outline the problems St Helens is currently experiencing. Sadly the church is currently in need of more fund-raising for desperate necessary restoration work.  The earthquake the area experienced in February 2008 caused a lot of damage to the structure.  St. Helens is a Grade 1 Listed building and for it to continue to be used for Sunday Worship a lot of specialised work must be done.  {Update to this meeting can be seen in the March edition of the Newsletter} {The rector has posted an update on the condition of the church building on the Skeffling Chatter page.

January:         Annual celebration of Robbie Burns held at the village hall.


February:       Installation of our own wind turbine for the village hall.  Further details can be found at the BigSkeff and Sunny web site.