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Flood Relief Activity Pass

Following the success of the flood relief activity pass scheme which was organised during the summer holidays, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be running a further programme of activities during the half term holidays for families who are still suffering disruption due to the flooding earlier this year.

To register for a flood relief activity pass, or to book a place on one of the "days out" residents must ring the Floodline on 01482 393399.

Leaflets outlining what's available can be obtained from myself at 6 Burstall Villas, or from Sue at the Post Office during opening hours.

Activities include:-  The Deep, Hull, National Railway Museum, York, Burton Constable Hall, plus Dick Whittington at Christmas.

Bonfire Night

Remember, remember, the 5th of November…

It's Bonfire Night again, and this year the firework display will be bigger and better than ever before.

Because the 5th is on a Monday, thought has been given to the children who have to go to school next day - aah - so everything will be starting earlier than usual.

The BBQ will be ready at 6pm, and the firework display begins at 6.45pm. So bring the kids nice and early.

In addition to the BBQ, the kitchen will be open for hot soup, tea and coffee.  The ladies of the Village Hall Committee who work in the kitchen usually miss most of the firework display, so when the fireworks begin, the kitchen will be closed so they can enjoy the fun, too.

Because the display promises to be really spectacular this year, the organisers have asked that people don't bring their own fireworks.  Whilst they greatly appreciate financial donations they will not be able to use smaller fireworks.

So come along to the Village Hall, Skeffling, on the 5th November and have a really good time.

Phone Box Changes

For those of you who use the phone box there have been a few changes made. It no longer takes cash!

You can use phone cards, your own debit or credit cards and make reverse charge calls via the operator.

Church Thefts

Since this item appeared in Skeffling News the police have had some success in catching the culprits.

Humberside Police are asking that the public remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.

They are most anxious for the public's help in combating crime, however small, and in making the East Riding a safer place to live.

OWEN Project

The Owen (Older workers Employment Network) Project is run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council which provides employment support to help people aged 45 and over to find employment.

If you feel as though you're being left out of the job market because of your age, maybe this project could help you.

You can contact the OWEN team to see if they can help on 01482 887670. Their web-site address is www.owenproject.co.uk where you'll find all the relevant details.

Wheels to Work

Do you have a transport problem that is preventing you from taking up employment, training or education?

Would the use of a 50cc scooter make it easier for you?

Then the Wheels to Work Project supported by Yorkshire Forward is just what you're looking for.

Living in a rural area where buses are few and far between means a lot of people who want to work find it difficult to travel from home to another area.  This is where the Wheels to Work Project can help.

If you'd like to know more about the project, or find out how you can apply for a scooter, please ring 01377 249670.  This could open up your working life and give you a whole new outlook on the future.

Welwick Xmas Auction

Once again it's time for the Welwick Christmas Charity Auction.

This year they'll be celebrating their 41st year, which adds up to an awful lot of money raised for charity.  The Charities being donated to this time will be the Heart Unit, the Kidney Unit, Eastend Cancer, The Special Baby Care Unit and St. Mary's Church, Welwick.

For all of you who wouldn't miss this Auction here are the details…

It's at Welwick Village Hall on Friday, 9th November.  It starts at 8pm, but if you arrive a bit early it's not a problem because they've got a bar! So you can get the drinks in to lubricate your tonsils before the Auction starts!

For anyone who hasn't been to Welwick's Christmas Auction it's a lot of fun, and all the proceeds will go to the above named charity.  Go on - give it a try.  It's a great night out for a lot of good causes...

Viva Variety…

If you like 40s music there's a variety show on at the Village Hall, Bilton, which you might enjoy.

Viva Variety is an all singing, all dancing variety show featuring music from the 1940s. The show is on Thursday, 8th November and starts at 2pm.  If you fancy an afternoon of nostalgia tickets cost £5 and are available from Hedon Customer Service Centre on 01482 893555. Refreshments will be available.


…or the Families Information Service.  This is a service for children, young people, families and the people who support them.

So how can they help. They can supply information on childcare and early education; difficult times, and the help you could get; education and training; family services; finance; health and well-being; legal services; leisure, play and recreation; children with a disability.

If you would like help on any of the above please contact FISH.

Their address is FISH, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Room KG15, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA.  Or if you'd prefer to ring and speak to someone the telephone number is 01482 396469. There is also a website: www.fish.eastriding.gov.uk

Council News

The last monthly meeting of the Council took place on the 4th September.

Cllr. Newsam and Cllr. Peter Payne met with Karen Wood on the 28th August to discuss the Parish Plan.  She outlined the process and the various stages to be gone through before the Parish Plan could be accepted.

The first step will be to organise an open public meeting to explain why we need a Parish Plan and the process we need to go through.

A steering group of 7 members, to include 1 or 2 councillors will be set up. Members of the steering group will be required to use their individual skills to do any necessary research, and other administrative work.  The members of the Steering Group   will   have   to   be

prepared to donate a lot of their time and talents to the project.

Initially the steering group will be required to devise a detailed questionnaire to be completed by parishioners. From this they will compile a report accompanied with a draft Parish Plan to present to Skeffling Parish Council. The Parish Plan will cover the next 10 years, to the year 2016.

On the 31st August several Councillors had a meeting with Mike Ball, Principal Engineer for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  During the meeting it was asked whether the flooding problem would have been alleviated if the dyke from the west of the village around the back of Stothard's field had been cleaned.  Cllr. Robinson suggested that the dyke should  be cleaned by the Environment Agency as they are the land owners. He has contacted Helen Richardson of the Environment Agency regarding ownership of the land.  She agreed to enquire about their responsibility to keep the dyke cleaned, and will let Cllr. Robinson know if the responsibility is the Environment Agency's.

There is a holstock about half way along the dyke and a crossing over the dyke.  This area appeared to be higher than the rest of the dyke.  Cllr. Robinson has cleaned some of this section out which lowered the water level by 9 inches. This part of the dyke needs to be repaired or removed completely as it is currently covered by a piece of rotting plywood and is dangerous.

In preparation for this year's Streetscene inspection, It was agreed that  Councillors  walk  the

village on the 17th September at 9am.

During Public speaking, Mrs. Parsonage reported that the drain at the bottom of Chapel Lane is full of debris and needs clearing.

It was agreed that this be put on the Streetscene review list.   It was agreed to cancel the October meeting of the Council as some council members would be on holiday and others still involved with the harvest.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 6th November.

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.

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.

Blue Bin Days

The next Blue Bin Day is Friday, 9 November.  The following collection will be on Friday, 7 December.

Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library will be in Skeffling again on Wednesdays, 7th and 21st November. 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.

Forthcoming Events

Just a few future events at the Village Hall to remind you of.

The Christmas Fare will be held on the 1st December between 2 - 4pm.

All the proceeds this year will go the St. Helen's Church for the fabric of the Church.

Dates for your Diary

Blue Bin day  -  Friday, 9 November and Friday, 7 December

Mobile Library -  Wednesdays, 7th and 21st November

Bonfire Night -- 5th November BBQ at 6pm, fireworks at 6.45pm

Welwick Xmas Auction - Friday, 9 November, 8pm at Welwick Village Hall.

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