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Chairman's Awards

The Chairman's Awards are given every year to recognise people from the East Riding for their good work for charities.  This year, one of our own was given this wonderful honour.

Stand up and take a bow Eric Billaney.

Eric is so well known, and never misses a social evening in Skeffling.  If there's an auction, Eric's the one who strong arms us into parting with our cash.

He's raised over £50,000 by holding auctions in Welwick, and done far more with Heritage Weekends and his famous Hurdy Gurdy.

Congratulations, Eric. You deserve this Award for all the hard work you've done in the East Riding.

Things to do in Skeffling this summer

There are a few things happening in the Village Hall this summer which you might like to go to.

Don't forget, if you'd like to organise an event in the Village Hall it's there for you to use at a very low hiring fee.

In the meantime, please read on…

Rock 'n Roll Night

There's a fabulous night of Rock 'n Roll coming up at the Village Hall.  So all you rockers get your blue suede shoes out, give them a dust off, you're going to need them!

Music will be by 'im 'n 'er. They're a new DJ duo with

a lot of good tunes to help you boogey the night away.

There'll also be a super Supper of a Chicken Spit Roast by Eastend Hog Roast, and there'll be highly calorific puddings.  There'll be a raffle, too.

Don't forget to bring your own booze.  Dancing can make you very thirsty!

The date is Saturday, 19th July. Venue is Skeffling Village Hall, and prices will be: adults £7, children £4 and a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £18.  Doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available now. You can get them from Syd on 650580 or Toni 650032, and Sue's got a few at the Post Office.

All the proceeds from the night will go to the Macmillan Nurses.

Don't leave it too late though.  Since the item appeared in last month's Skeff News they've been selling fast.

Hope to see you on the 19th July.

Books 'n BBQ

If you're short of a really good read, there's going to be a sale of second hand books at the Village Hall on Saturday, 26th July.

Most of the books will be by very well known authors and will have appeared in the Top Ten List.

The books will be on sale inside the Village Hall, and the BBQ will be outside. Tea and coffee will also be available.

Sale starts at 12noon and goes on to 2pm.  Let's hope the weather's  good,

Ballroom Dancing…

If you used to love Ballroom Dancing, or if you've never tried and would like to give it a go, you might just get your chance.

The Village Hall committee are trying to arrange for a professional dance instructor to come and teach the basic steps of a few popular dances.

Dances which have been suggested are the Cha Cha Cha, Square Tango and the Foxtrot.

For those weight watcher among you, it's a well known fact that Ballroom Dancing is the best and most enjoyable way to lose weight very quickly!

Details have yet to be confirmed, but it is hoped sometime in late summer would be nice.

As well as learning to ballroom dance, the ticket price will include supper.

If you don't want to dance, you don't have to.  It will be a social evening and you'll be very welcome to just be a spectator.  Mind you, it might just get your toes tapping and you'll want to have a go.  The choice is yours.

Firm details next month...

Quiz Night

Don't forget our next Quiz Night will be on Saturday, 9th August.

The last one  proved to be a really popular night, and it was great to see new faces in the Village Hall.

Details of times, ticket prices and supper will be in next months Skeff News. All the proceeds from the

night will go to Macmillan Nurses.

The format of the evening will be the same as before. There'll be an interval between the two quiz rounds to give your brains a rest while you have supper. And there'll be a raffle at the end of the evening.

On which category will you dare play your Joker?

Blue Bin Day

The next blue bin day is Friday, 27 June 2008.

Big apologies for getting the Blue Bin dates wrong.  I was following the dates given by East Riding Council at the beginning of the year.  A few people have now told me that another list of dates was sent out later because East Riding got it wrong. Unfortunately, I didn't get a copy of that list, hence the mistakes.

The rest of the Blue Bin dates will be correct according to the latest list of dates.

If you're still not sure when the Blue Bin collection is due, 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.

Council News

The Council meeting took place on 10th June.  It was postponed from 3rd June to allow some Councillors to attend the Holderness Flood Defence Group meeting at Hedon.

Cllr. P. Payne had presented our application for a grant to landscape and improve the exterior of the Village Hall which will provide disabled access to the Hall.  This was approved and we were awarded £2,500, the maximum grant allowed. The Council should receive the cheque within 10 days and the money must be spent by the end of July. We are not expected to match fund the grant with money, the match funding can be in volunteer hours. The work will be put in hand as soon as possible to comply with the grant stipulations.

Cllr Robinson has had a meeting with representatives of the Environment          Agency.

They have agreed to renew the penstock and the flapper door at the sluice gate.  The work will commence shortly.

Cllr Robinson has been in discussions with Mike Peeke of the Highways Department to further help alleviate the problems of heavy rainfall which last year resulted in flooding at the top end of Church Road.  Cllr. Robinson's idea was that a gully be sited across the road into the 12" pipe and so allow restricted water getting away.  Mr. Peeke saw no reason why this could not be done, and Cllr. Robinson has arranged a meeting with Keith Woodall sometime after the 17th June to see if his plan is feasible.

The Parish Plan Questionnaire is currently with the printer.  Members of the Steering Group have had two meetings with the printer.  The final proof will be ready shortly and the Steering Group will then convene to finalise the Questionnaire.  The printed Questionnaires  should  be

delivered to each household early in July.

During Public Speaking Mrs. Dosdale said that, like a lot of people in the village, she felt the new pipe work  should be paid for by Yorkshire Water and not the people of Skeffling. Once again, Yorkshire Water have got away with it.  She also said it was great news that the sluice gate was finally being repaired, but these costs should also have been met by Yorkshire Water.

Mrs. Dosdale then asked if the Council had seen the letter from the Vicar regarding funding for the Church repairs.  She wondered if the Council could fund raise for the Church.  Cllr. Turnbull explained that the Village Hall Committee raise funds for the Church every year. The Xmas Fayre was held in aid of the Fabric of the Church.

The next Council meeting will be held on 1st July.

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.

Parish Plan

The Questionnaire for the Parish Plan is currently being printed and will be delivered personally to each household early in July.

It's really important that each household complete the Questionnaire as it will give the Council a better idea of how you would like to see Skeffling develop over the next 10 years.

When the replies have been analysed, an event will be held at the Village Hall to develop your ideas further.

At this event the Prize Draw for £50 will take place.

Full details will be in a later edition of Skeffling News.

Fancy Dress

The trend for fancy dress and theme parties is growing fast, but where do you get the outfits?

Children, especially, love to dress up and now and again they need something really special.

If you don't want to make their costumes yourself, you might like to try Trixters in Withernsea.

They've got several catalogues of all sorts of fancy dress costumes and every accessory you can think of.

So if there's something special coming up why not try them.  They're at 1 Memorial Avenue, Withernsea, just opposite the Memorial Gardens.  As well as costumes they do lots of other things.  Jokes, plastic creepy crawlies, and some really excellent posters they put your own photos in.

If you'd like to investigate this fun emporium, either go and have a look or ring them on 615461 and find out what else they do.  You might be amazed...

Hiring Fees for the 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 in aid of charity 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

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.

Dates for your Diary

Blue Bin day  - Friday 27 June

Mobile Library - Wednesday 2 and 16 July 19 July - Rock 'n Roll Night - 7.30pm at the Village Hall 26 July - 12 noon - 2pm. Books and BBQ

9 August - Quiz Night - 7.30 at the Village Hall

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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