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Sat 11th 9:30/11a.m Skate Park Coffee Morning

11a.m at Skeffling Research into Pancreatic Cancer Coffee Morning

Sat 25th 9:30/11a.m All Saint’s Church Coffee Morning

Sun 26th 1pm at the Youth Club Bogey Race (Bogey’s to Y/C 12:30p.m) and Produce Show (Entries 9/11a.m Judging 11/12p.m)


Sat 1st 8p.m.at Skeffling Live Entertainment, Cherie Lawrence £10 Adult. £5 Children

Sun 2nd 10a.m. Junior Football Tournament at Low Farm with BBQ and Side stalls.

Mon 3rd 7p.m. Parish Council Meeting

Sat 8th 9:30/11a.m. Easington Football Coffee Morning

Sat 15th 9:30/11a.m. Skeffling Church, Dogs Coffee Morning

Fri 21st 7:30p.m.at Skeffling Live Theatre ’HAPPY JACK’ by John Godber Tickets £6. from Julie 650069 or Sue 650330

Sat 22nd 9:30/11a.m Theatre Show Coffee Morning

Youth Club News

The Annual Report for the youth club was read out at the AGM in May.  This outlines what the youth club has been doing over the past year such as working towards the achievement of Duke of Edinburgh awards; volunteering in the community; the Yorkshire Team Challenge, in which the group came 7th with 167 points out of 200 as well as the regular activities.

It also highlights the need for fundraising to maintain the building and pay utility bills etc.  The youth club has no regular income from any source so it relies solely on donations and fundraising opportunities.  We are grateful to the local community for the support we receive when we hold any fundraising events such as coffee mornings and

fundays. If anyone would like to see the full annual report please contact me on 650710.

Our next event will be the Funday/Bogey Race on Sunday 26th August which includes the Produce Show.  Although entry forms are being delivered to all houses in the parish, anyone outside the parish can also enter and entry forms will be available in the village shop or from me, or from Chris or Helen Jacobs on 650402, 5 South Church Side, Easington.  Thank you - Pam Pearce

IMPORTANT This could affect everyone

The Environment Agency (EA) intend to realign the Humber Bank at Burstall Priory, between Skeffling and Welwick in order to flood around 150 acres of land without raising or strengthening the banks at Winsetts, Kilnsea or Welwick Strays. The EA give three reasons for the project:

The first reason is due to rising sea levels.  This is an acceptable reason and the EA wish to gain from European funding to improve the defences at Burstall, but as stated there is little point in this because any future tidal surge will first break through on either side of the improved defences to inundate the lands that were badly flooded in 1953.  This is especially dangerous to Easington and Kilnsea.

The second reason is to replace saltmarsh habitat lost to erosion in the estuary.  It is hoped that the proposed lagoon will provide nesting places for wading birds.  This was the plan for other realignment schemes at Paull Strays and Aldborough.  A search through the EA’s own reports on their website will show that this did not happen due to new mudflats attracting the ‘wrong’ mud and reedbanks taking over the flats before they could start performing as expected.

A 1994 report sponsored by Humberside CC and carried out by Hull University would also suggest that any mud taken out of the estuary by dredging or realignments will increase erosion elsewhere.

In other words the EA could be causing far more damage to wildlife than good.  In addition to this the proposed will destroy existing mudflats at Burstall, which strangely would be around 150 acres.  Where is the gain in that?

The third reason is the replacement of weak defences.  As explained above the defences are weaker on both sides of Burstall and there are no plans to raise or strengthen these areas.  The EA have claimed that it will be cheaper to maintain the new defences, but this is illogical because the planned embankments will be twice as long as the existing ones.

In addition, the proposed defences will stop the natural outflow of Weeton and Welwick Becks, thereby increasing the risk of flooding by freshwater unless two new pumping stations are installed.  How can this be a cheaper option than raising and strengthening the existing banks where needed?

Action against the proposals is urgently needed.  Residents whose property is threatened either by EA action or in-action should write to the Parish Council and send copies to the local press, County Councillors and especially to Graham Stuart MP.

A local protest committee is being formed with planned petitions, a mass walk at Spring Tide, bike rides round the estuary to measure erosion, volume/ flow measurements of local becks and other demonstrations.

The EA have also placed a small advert in the Yorkshire Post advertising a ‘major’ consultation process including a questionnaire which can be opened at: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/140 080.aspx.  Please answer this questionnaire and if you are upset also consider that the EA want to spend around £10 million on this pointless exercise without protecting other more vulnerable areas.  They have already spent £3 million buying land at Outstrays on Sunk Island, which they do not intend to use. Where is the sense in that?

Larry Malkin

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Jubilee Party

Well the Jubilee Party came and went and from the general response everyone enjoyed themselves and even the weather was on our side. After months of planning and many meetings with one or two last minute hitches, the day dawned bright and sunny if not a bit breezy. After all the rain that was nothing to complain about.

With the help of family and friends the marquees were erected and tables and chairs were set up balloons and bunting were put in place and lastly the food was assembled in the Youth Club under the watchful eye of Steph!  The table looked sumptuous with all the contributions of cakes from everyone (thanks for all who donated).

The ‘over 70’s’ were seated inside the Youth Club and were served their buffet of assorted savouries and sandwiches and salads finished off with generous helpings of apple crumble and cream.  All of which was washed down with wine and tea.

The young ones were each given a colourful food box containing a selection of food also a hot dog and a drink.  There was a hog roast ongoing for everyone to enjoy.  All the food was free for all ages.  During the afternoon a Puppet show entertained all ages with balloon modelling and a children’s disco.

There was also a Bacon and Egg Stall, Face Painting, Bat the Rat, Skittles and Queen’s Portrait Stalls. Sweets were given away as prizes. Races were superbly organised by Andy Broadbent with the help of Mally Douglas and they provided great entertainment.  The Tug of War games proved to be very exciting especially when the adults took their turns and the children could cheer them on.

The afternoon culminated in a Prize Draw where everyone who had at-tended was given a free raffle ticket to enter.  A souvenir china beaker was given to all those eligible as they left or in the following days.  During the whole afternoon Adam Douglas kept us all entertained with the background music and he even kept playing for a few late comers when we had all finished.  There are too many people to thank personally, but without all the help, the day would not have been such a success that it was, so a big thank you for all your hard  work,   it  was  well  worth  the

effort and showed a community spirit!

Andrea Clubley ECEC

Easington United Footy At The Farm

Easington United AFC’s preparations are well underway ahead of the Central Midlands League North campaign, which begins with a trip to Glapwell FC on Saturday 11th August. The first team has a new local management duo in Sean McLaughlin and Andy Graham, as well as solid core of Holderness-based players, so it would be great to see more of you down at the Farm to cheer them on.

Elsewhere the club is always on the lookout  for sponsorship of all kinds. A club brochure has been produced to show what opportunities we have on offer.  This can be obtained by ringing 01964 650133 or emailing info@easington-united.co.uk.

Doug Clubley, who celebrates his 50th year with the Club in 2012 was honoured by the East Riding County FA last week.  The Eastenders Chairman received the FA Community Award for “Volunteer of the Year” at a special awards night at the Roy West Centre in Hull.

A Sporting Dinner, in honour of Doug’s “golden jubilee” has been arranged for Saturday, 3rd November at the KC Stadium.  Guest speaker is Norman Hunter and tickets are priced £30 each.  Finally, on Sunday 2nd September, the club is co-hosting its first junior tournament when partner club Sporting Withernsea Wolves entertain teams from Hull, Doncaster, Lincoln and Scarborough in a ten-team 11-a-side event.  There will be a barbecue and plenty of side stalls to keep spectators entertained so why not come along.  It all starts at 10am. For further news, details etc check out www.easington-united.co.uk.

The Eastenders’ August fixtures are:

Wed 1st (Main Pitch) First Team v East Riding CFA Juniors (pre-season friendly) 6:30pm

Sat 4th (Main Pitch) Casuals v Bilton Athletic (pre-season friendly) 2pm

Sat 11th (Main Pitch) Casuals v Bil-ton Athletic (Sun) (pre-season friendly) 2pm

Sat 18th (Main Pitch) First Team v Thorne Colliery (League) 3pm

Wed 22nd Reserves v Patrington FC (pre-season friendly) 6:30pm

August/September 2012

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Parish Council Agendas

Parish Council Minutes 3rd September 2012

Sat 25th Casuals v AFC Lord Charles (pre-season friendly) 2pm

Mon 27th First Team v Westella Hanson (League) 3pm

Thu 30th Reserves v Withernsea (pre-season friendly) 6:15pm

Richard Lusmore

Easington Youth Club

Unfortunately, it has come to our notice that some young people are causing damage and disruption in and around the youth club and on the youth club field.  We would ask all young people to treat the property, premises and others with respect. It is not always youth club members who are causing the disruption or damage.

Therefore, the management committee must emphasise that neither the committee nor the youth leaders can accept responsibility for any accident to any person who is not signed in to the youth club on a youth club night.  We would also ask that parents of young people who may be using the youth club field tell them of this and that they support the youth club leaders when they speak to any person who is causing disruption.

East-End Cancer Fund

Have received a cheque for £4,700.00 at a presentation night at the George and Dragon Holmpton from the Welwick Two Wheelers Bike ride held on Good Friday 6th April.  This will go towards the care, comfort and equipment at the Cancer Centre at Castle Hill.  The grand total for the Bike Ride was £9,400 half of which went to the CH Heart Unit.  So another successful bike ride once again, thanks to everyone who donated and took part. Mary Brisby

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