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Help Needed...

Do you love animals?  If you do this might interest you.  This advert came in to Skeffling News from a resident of Skeffling who needs help.  Here it is...

"I am looking for a person who loves animals.  I have 4 sheep, ducks, 4 geese, and an assortment of chickens.  Occasionally I have to go away for a week or two and am looking for someone to look after them.  It would mean letting them out in the morning and putting them away in the evening.  I am willing to pay whoever is suitable.  I live in Skeffling and my phone numbers are:- 650283 or 07585556982 (mobile).  Kathy..."

Please give Kathy a ring if you think you can help...

Let there be light!

If you've been taking a walk through Skeffling late at night recently, you'll have noticed the light at the crossroads is no more...

For the past 4 years the Parish Council have been in dispute with npower regarding their huge administration charges.  It has been reported in the press that many small councils with one or two street lights were being charged the same amount as cities for street lighting.

The dispute has now been settled and nearly all of the administration charges removed from the bill for the street light.  This

was agreed between the Parish Council and npower, and, in addition, npower were asked to disable the light.  This has now been done.

However, Skeffling will not be without a light at the crossroads.  The Council have decided to buy their own light, so reducing the costs to the taxpayer and ensuring there will be a streetlight in Chapel Lane.

The work for this is in hand but will take a few weeks, which means if you do go out in the dark you might need a torch!

On Yer Bike!

Last year the dynamic duo, Mike Turnbull and Gaz Watts, took on the challenge of the 220 mile Trans Pennine Way.  They conquered the trail on their bikes in a week, and had a great time doing it.

In fact they enjoyed it so much they hadn't been home long before they were talking about setting themselves another challenge for this year.

And here it is...

On 27th May, Mike and Gaz will set off down to Cornwall with their trusty bikes and on the 28 May will begin the journey from Land's End to John O' Groats.  That's 1,000 miles!

They have allowed 3 weeks for the whole trip, but are expecting to do it in slightly less, which means a minimum of 50 miles per day.  Someone will meet them at the end of the ride and  bring  them  home, but

until then they will have no back up whatsoever.

Overnight stops will be in their tent, and they'll be catering for themselves on camping stoves.  All their equipment will be carried in panniers on the bikes.

Well, that's the plan.

They'll be doing the ride for charity, and have decided to split the sponsorship money equally between the Stroke Ward of Hull Royal Infirmary and one of the Forces Charities. If you'd like to sponsor the boys on their epic journey please give Mike a ring on 650330 and give him your pledge.  Sponsorship forms will be available at the Post Office and various other venues nearer the time.

Mike said he's really looking forward to it, and is sure they'll do it in less than the 3 weeks.

"That's if we don't get lost," he said, with a twinkle in his eye.  "Gaz swears he gave me the map, but I can't find it!"

Good luck, both of you.  And please look for the map, Mike...

Short Mat Bowling

Following the item on Short Mat Bowling in the last issue of Skeffling News only 4 people showed an interest.  Unfortunately this was not enough to warrant the cost of setting up a workshop evening for everyone to try it out. Reluctantly, therefore, this plan has been dropped, and the bowling mats will now be   put   on   ebay   in  the

hope of recovering some of the costs.

Art Lovers...

There is to be a celebration of art at Burton Constable Hall.

Adult Education Services have organised an hour long tour of the glorious Burton  Constable Hall. This will take in the  displays of portraiture and landscape paintings along with a   history of this stunning Hall.  There will also be talks and demonstrations  by artists about different forms of art. There will be three workshops to choose from: portraits, still life, or landscapes.

If you would like to go to the Celebration of Art event, it's on Thursday, 7th July, 10am until 3.30pm.  There is ample room to picnic in the grounds, but please provide your own picnic. Refreshments will be served, but the organisers cannot guarantee the onsite cafe will be open for the purchase of food.

For more details please contact the South Holderness Adult Education Centre, 01482 897534/899134.  They also have an email address:  south.holderness.adult.ed @eastriding.gov.uk

Caddy Bins

By now you will all have received your nice new Caddy Bins.  With the bins came 3 rolls of corn starch caddy liners.  Please don't use plastic bags or plastic liners in the caddy as they

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cannot be broken down in the treatment process.

These caddy bins are for use in the kitchen for food waste such as plate scrapings, cooked food, meat fish and bones, fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags and coffee grounds, and uncooked food.

When the liner is full, or after a few days, tie the top and put it into the brown bin.  Alternatively you can wrap food waste in newspaper and place it straight into the brown bin.

You can now also put cardboard into the brown bin.  This should be flattened, sticky tape and plastic removed and placed loose  in the brown bin. This can include cereal boxes (remove inner plastic), packaging (no polystyrene), corrugated cardboard, and egg boxes.

If you have any questions, please contact the customer service network on 01482 393939


Don't let the scammers con you.  They use a lot of tricks to do just that.  Here are a few of them...

First of all there are the investment opportunities. Be very aware of any company ringing out of the blue and offering you a good deal on shares.

One man with 20 years experience of investing in shares ignored the warnings and lost almost £25,000 to a Spanish 'investment company'.  He didn't realise it was a scam until a year later when he tried  to sell the shares. The company was a front and the shares were worthless.

Then there's the lottery ticket scam.  One man was amazed to learn he'd won 1.2 million Euros in a Spanish lottery.  He was suspicious at first as he'd never bought a ticket.

However, the letter he received looked convincing. He rang the phone number and was congratulated and told it was true. However, before his winnings could be released he had to make a payment by Western Union of £670. This was to cover a 'processing fee' and 'tax'. The man had been persuaded and sent them the money.  Needless to say he never received the promised prize.

Remember, if you have won something you shouldn't have to pay anything to get your prize.

Online dating has become big business, but whilst the dating service is genuine not everyone you meet through them are the real deal.   One lady signed up to a popular dating site. She met a man who sounded like her dream partner.  He was a former soldier who now worked on container ships sailing between the UK and Asia.

After several months of sending increasingly affectionate messages, the man sent an email saying he'd been beaten and robbed while in port in Singapore and his ship had left without him.  He asked the lady to send him £600 by Western Union so he could afford to fly to the ship's next port of call.

She sent the money that day and never heard from the man again.

There are lots of scams like this.  Someone you meet on the internet who you think you can trust, suddenly asks you to send them money.  Feeling sorry for them you pay up to help your new friend, then he or she disappears along with your cash.  Some people make a good living out of this type of scam.

Lots of people are looking for jobs these days.  If you reply  to  a  job  ad  and are

asked for money in advance, walk away.  It's a scam.  No genuine employer will do this.

If you think you've been caught by a scam, don't let embarrassment or fear stop you asking for help. Millions of people are taken in every year.

Call Consumer Direct for advice on 08454 04 05 06.

For more tips, and to report scams you've spotted, go to:  www.consumerdirect.gov.u k/scams

Don't let the scammers get away with it, and don't let them have your money.

Council News

After long negotiations regarding the very large administration charges by npower for the streetlight at the crossroads, the Council has terminated the contract with npower and asked for the light to be disconnected.  When this has happened the Council will fund and erect a new light to be sited at the crossroads.  This will save the taxpayers' money as the electricity charges will be much lower.

Maintenance to the playground will begin shortly.  New fencing will be erected and the whole area tidied up.

The Streetscene schedule will begin in April with any necessary work by East Riding of Yorkshire Council carried out during the summer.

Skeffling Parish Council will meet again on Tuesday, 12 April at 7.30pm at Skeffling Village Hall.

Everyone is welcome to attend Council meetings 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.

Police Surgery

The next two Police Surgery dates are Monday 11th April at 7 - 8pm, and Monday 9th May at 7 - 8pm.  If you have any concerns the police at the surgery will be more than happy to help you.

Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library will be in Skeffling on Wednesday, 20th April and 4th 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 Days

Blue bin collection is on Thursday, 21st April and 19th May.

If you'd like to be absolutely positive you don't miss it, 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' to 07786 201286.

Brown Bin Days

The next brown bin collections will be on Thursday 14th April and Friday 29th April.

Dates for your Diary

Brown Bin days - Thursday, 14th April and Friday 29th April.

Blue Bin day - Thursday 21st April and 10th May.

Police Surgery - Monday 11th April and Monday 9th May at 7 - 8pm.

Mobile Library - Wednesday, 20th April and 4th May.

April 2011

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