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Country and Western Night   

Here's a date you'll definitely want to put in your diary.

Saturday, 20th September, 7.30pm at the Village Hall - it's Country and Western Night and supper will be a Hog Roast cooked to perfection by Eastend Hog Roast.

It's always a lively evening with plenty of dancing, singing and, of course, masses of fun.

The Hog Roast will be served with all the trimmings, and there'll be plenty of puddings filled with  cream   and   calories!

All you have to provide is your own booze.

You'll need to know the ticket prices.  Adults £9, children £5, and a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is £22.  They're available right now at the Post Office, and they're selling fast.

See y'all...

Really Useful Things your Mobile Phone can do

Mobile phones can do lots of weird and wonderful things these days, but there are a few things you can use them for which don't appear in all the advertising stuff.

Yes you can take a picture, but you can also use it to unlock your car if you've locked the keys inside!

If your car has remote keyless entry, this may come in handy someday.   If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys

are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your mobile phone.

Hold your phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end.  Your car will then unlock. Distance is no object.  You could be hundreds of miles away.

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you. Surprisingly, 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked.

How often is the battery running low and you need to make a call.  All you have to do is press the keys *3370#. Having typed in this number your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery.  This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.

Finally, there's the problem of security if your phone is stolen.  To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone *#06#.  A 15 digit code will appear on the screen.  This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.  If your phone is stolen, you can ring your service provider and give them this code.

They will then be able to block your handset, so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you'll know whoever stole it can't use it or sell it either.  If everyone it did this there'd be no point people stealing mobile phones.

Hope this has been of some use...

Rock 'n Roll Night

The Village Hall committee have sent me a lovely letter to say 'thank you' for the £205 raised on Rock 'n Roll Night.  The money will be added to the rest already raised and presented to the Macmillan Nurses later.

In addition to their thanks to everyone who contributed their time and talents, I would personally like to thank Gwen Simpson and Jean Smith for the lovely coleslaw and potato salads, as well as the delicious puddings.

Village Hall News

Skeffling News has been asked to thank, most sincerely, all the volunteers who came to help with the latest phase in refurbishing the Village Hall.

The work involved paving the outside of the Hall and erecting the fence.  It took a lot of hard work by everyone, and the results have certainly improved the outside of the Hall.

More work is in the pipeline, but for now, a really big thank you to everyone   who   gave  their

time, talents and effort this time.

Dog Nuisance

As  you'll  see  from Council News there have been quite a few complaints about barking dogs.  The main complaint is about dogs who bark continuously, and for no apparent reason, often late into the night.

This is a nuisance to neighbours, and is an offence which can result in legal action being taken against the owners.

If you do have a problem with nuisance dogs there is a procedure to follow.

In the first instance you will need to contact the Admin Team of the Dog Warden department of East Riding Council.  They will make a note of your complaint and send you a diary pack for you to make a detailed note of when the nuisance occurs.  This will mean providing dates and times of the nuisance.  At the same time they will write to the owners telling them they have received a complaint, without naming the complainant.

When the diary has been kept for approximately two weeks this is sent back to the Dog Warden and, if appropriate, they will investigate the complaint further.

They would prefer to see the matter dealt with in a friendly manner, and to dispense good advice and information.  However, they do have the power to take things further if the nuisance persists.

If you would like to know more about this, the telephone number of the Admin Team is 01482 396301.  They will be happy to answer all your questions.

Alternatively, you can access them on the Internet  The web site address is:  www.animalwarden.eastridi ng.gov.uk  This contains all the information you need about any aspect of dog nuisance, and what to do next.

Parish Plan

The Steering Group would like to give a big 'thank you' to everyone who took the time to fill in the Questionnaire. It was encouraging to see a 75% return, and your replies were both illuminating and interesting.

From your answers the Steering Group will have a clear idea of what you would like to see happen to Skeffling over the next ten years.

The next step is to present the findings to you, the residents of Skeffling, for your comments. A lot of your answers threw up even more questions, and the Steering Group would like to look into these more fully.

So, to enable them to do this and for you to see the results of the Questionnaire a ‘This is What You Said...' day is being prepared.   The results will be displayed, and you'll be able to see exactly what people felt about the village - good and bad!

It will also give you the chance to talk to members of the Steering Group and make any comments you feel should be added  to what has already been said.  In addition you will be able to express any new ideas   you    may    have

thought of since filling in the Questionnaire.

The ‘This is What You Said..." day will be on Saturday, 4th October between 2pm and 6pm at the Village Hall.    One last thing...

At the ‘This is What You Said...' event, the £50 prize draw will take place.  The winning number will be placed on the Notice Board and will appear in the next issue of Skeffling News after the event if it is not claimed on the day.

Council News

The monthly meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday, 5th August.

There was good news about The Parish Council's flood defence initiative.  The work to the gully outside Stamp House has been completed.  The aim of this was to increase the flow of water away from residential premises and prevent flooding.  The old sluice gate is being replaced on the 6/7th August, which will give more control in allowing excess water into the estuary.

The Parish Plan questionnaires have been collected.  Of the 52 questionnaires delivered, 43 were returned, 4 of which were blank.  This gave a 75% return.  The responses will be transferred to a spread sheet and then analysed.  The next Steering Group meeting will be held on the 26th August.

During the past few weeks there have been quite a few complaints about dogs barking continuously, often late into the night.  Cllr. Turnbull said this is not a problem for the Council as it is a public nuisance and should be dealt with by the Environmental Health Agency.

At Public Speaking Mrs Meadley thanked the Council for their quick action in getting the drainage done.  She said this will benefit the whole village against any future flooding.  This does not seem to have been done in other places.  She also asked if a place could be found for children to play ‘wall ball'.  Their current choice of ‘wall' is too near Main Road, and it is felt  the increase in traffic made it dangerous.  Cllr. Turnbull suggested the container in the Village Hall cark park. Some of the councillors will negotiate with the children on this matter.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2nd September at 7.30pm in 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.

Blue Bin Day

The next blue bin day is Friday, 19th September 2008.

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.

Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library will be in Skeffling on Wednesdays, 27 and 10 September. It will be arriving at the top of Church Road at 11.15am, and staying for about 30 minutes.

Hiring Fees for Village Hall

If you're thinking of a good venue for Weddings, Christenings, Birthday Parties for young and old, Skeffling Village Hall is available for hire at very reasonable rates.  There is a fully equipped kitchen and chairs and tables to seat up to 100.

Social events are £5 per hour.

Business events are £10 per hour.

All day events are £75 per day.

To book the Village Hall please ring Julie Newsam on 01964 650069.

Eastend Hog Roast

It's not long before winter's upon us, so 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.

Dates for your Diary

Blue Bin day  - Friday 19 September

Mobile Library - Wednesday 27 August and 10 September

20 September - Country and Western and Hog Roast.  7.30pm at the Village Hall

5 November - Bonfire Night 6pm at the Village Hall

6 December - Annual Xmas Fayre.  10am - 12noon at the Village Hall January - Burns Night

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