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Afternoon Tea

It was very sad to hear of the death of John Billany. He was well known in Skeffling and was, for many years, the Church Warden at St. Helen's.

His funeral took place on Saturday, 24th July, and it was as a mark of respect that the Afternoon Tea was cancelled.

The following week Skeffling lost another well known resident.  Ann Mason died at Withernsea Hospital after a long illness. Her funeral took place at St. Mary's, Welwick.

Cherie Lawrence Night

Saturday, 7th August, is an evening with Cherie Lawrence, the star of 40s Night. Supper will be a Chicken Roast with all the trimmings.  Ticket prices are £9 for adults, £4 for children, and £22 for a family of two adults and two children.

There are still some tickets available.

Donations of raffle and tombola prizes will be most welcome.

This year's charity is the Stroke Association, and all the proceeds from this event will go to them.


On Sunday, 29th August, Easington Youth Club are holding a Fun Day on the Youth Club Field in Easington. There will be a Car Boot or Table Top Sale; kids races; tuck shop;

refreshments and a Tombola, all beginning at 10.00 a.m.

Anyone wanting a car boot or table top site is asked to be in place by 9.30 a.m. at a cost of £5 per car or table. If anyone wishes to book a place please contact Alison Lusmore on 01964 650133, or turn up on the morning.

The Fun Day will end at 12 noon to enable the Easington Bogey Race to begin in the village at 2pm.

Everyone is welcome and hopefully the weather will be kind to us so that we all have a good day.


Spurn, Kilnsea And Easington Local Studies Group, that's the proper name for SKEALS.   Or, as some bright spark recently quipped, Spurn, Kilnsea and Lovely Skeffling.

This has prompted SKEALS to contact Skeffling News and mention that they'd  love to have members from Skeffling.

If you'd like a taster of what SKEALS is all about, a good place to start would be to join them on 24th August on their outing to Burton Constable to view Below Stairs and the Attics.

Members of the public are welcome to join the Group. The cost to non-members is £11.50 per person and your own transport will have to be used.  Meet at the main      Car      Park      at

Burton Constable Hall at 9.45am. Please let Di or Jan (650495) know if you are interested.

There's a lot more to SKEALS and if you'd like to find out have a look at their website: www.skeals.co.uk

Thank You...

To Colin, Jeanette and Thomas Revell for all the work they have done at St. Helen's Church.

Cutting the grass at the Church had become a problem and volunteers were asked for.  Colin, Jeanette and Thomas have been filling this role and the Parochial Church Council are very appreciative of all they've done to keep the Churchyard looking good.

With all the work going on at the Church it's easy to forget the Churchyard and just let the grass keep growing.  So a big 'Thank You' from the PCC, and all those who visit the Churchyard, for all your hard work.

Council News

Skeffling Parish Council's monthly meeting took place on Tuesday, 3rd August.

Re-routing of Winsett's Track has been under discussion for 20 years. Cllr. Turnbull has been involved in the progress from the start and last month announced to the Council that the matter was nearing a conclusion.  Any objections to the re-routing of the Public Right of Way had to be made by 8th July, and it  was hoped that

Winsett's Track could soon be used by the public. Unfortunately an objection was made just before the 8th July and so the matter was referred back to the Planning Inspector.  The Inspector has asked for a private hearing with the objector, the land owner and the Inspector to try and resolve the problem.  If no agreement can be reached the matter will go back to the Planning Inspector and will take another 2 years.

The First Aid Course can now be arranged as enough people have  applied.  As soon as a firm date is available all the applicants will be notified.

Negotiations regarding the Village Hall Lease have now been completed to the satisfaction of both parties and the Lease has now been signed.  By virtue of the Trust Deed the Village Hall Management Committee now has charity status.

Since the publication of the Parish Plan, it was decided to bring all the parishes together and use the Withernsea and South Holderness Regeneration Group to take ideas forward to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  This will give East Riding of Yorkshire Council an idea of what the people in the area really want.  At a meeting of the Regeneration Group held on 22 June it was agreed that one item would be dealt with at a time, and a consolidated approach be adopted   involving   all   the

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villages.  East Riding of Yorkshire Council have said they will look at the Parish Plans for the villages in the area.  This matter will be pursued vigorously.

There are still problems with the penstock.  This needs lifting and maintaining.  Mud is building up again and needs clearing out.  This has not been done for two months although the Environment Agency did promise it would be checked weekly.  It was decided to write to Nicholas Ward of the Environment Agency regarding maintenance.

Cllr. Robinson has been approached by a member of the public asking why the Environment Agency is cutting the grass on the river bank at this time of year.  It was agreed this matter be raised with the Environment Agency. During the discussion it was thought the grass was cut at least a month too early as there are still birds nesting and it has destroyed habitat for moths and other bugs which will be needed by the birds in the near future.

The next Council meeting will be on 7th September at 7.30pm 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.

Playtime at Withernsea

Situated in Station Road, Withernsea, the adventure playground is a place where children can play freely, interact with other children and learn new skills in a safe and supervised manner.

Children's welfare is a priority at the adventure playground - all visitors to the site will be made aware

of the 'Safeguarding Rules'.

It's a great place to leave the children while you go shopping in Withernsea. There are lots of activities, all of which are supervised by trained adults.  It's free to all children and young people, although under 8's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

During the summer holidays it's a place children can go simply to enjoy themselves...

Summertime Special

The Withernsea Summertime Special is on Sunday, 29th August.  It's a full day of fun down on the Valley Gardens from 10am - 10pm.  This year there are some fantastic entertainers, including The Searchers.

So if you're looking for somewhere to go this could be for you.  It happens every year and just seems to get better and better. There's something for everyone, and some great music.

LFA T'ai Chi

Two LFA T'ai Chi beginners classes have started in our area. Mondays 1.30 - 2.30pm at Patrington Village Hall, and Thursdays 7.30 - 8.30pm at Easington Village Hall.  It costs £14 for 4 weeks, and there are continuous weekly classes throughout the year paid for in 4 week blocks.

The instructor is our own Liz Purdon, who, I'm proud to say, learned LFA T'ai Chi at our Skeffling class.  She soon became a rising star and has worked hard to become an Instructor with her own classes.  And that's no mean achievement!

For those of you new to LFA T'ai Chi, it consists of slow,  graceful  movements

which aid mobility, suppleness and flexibility of the joints.  I can personally vouch for the benefits of T'ai Chi.  It's certainly helped ease my arthritis, and the regular exercise has been so good for my general health.

If you think LFA T'ai Chi could help you why not try it for 4 weeks.  For more information give Liz a ring on 631739, she's a lovely lady and will do all she can to help you.

Police Warning

Our local PCSO Phil Wriglesworth would like to remind everyone to be on the alert for thieves.

With  the warmer weather a lot of people spend time in the garden.  If you do, please ensure all doors and windows at the front of the property are closed and locked.  Please also make sure any gardening equipment is safely locked away in the evening.

You have been warned...

Police Surgery

This month the Police Surgery will be held on Wednesday, 25 August, 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 Wednesdays, 11 and 25 August. 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.

Need a Gardener...

Edward is available in the evening from 4pm for gardening and maintenance.  Give him a ring on 07527 858786 for an estimate.  His rates are reasonable, and his work is first class.  Edward is also a dab hand at bespoke metalwork.  If you've got ideas for an arch, ornaments, in fact anything, why not give Edward a ring and discuss it with him.

Blue Bin Days

Blue bin collection is on Thursday, 5th August and Friday, 3 September.

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, 12 and 26 August.

Dates for your Diary

Brown Bin days - Thursdays, 12 and 26 August

Blue Bin day - Thursday 5 August, Friday 3 September

Police Surgery - Wednesday, 25 August  7 - 8pm

Mobile Library - 11, 25 August

Cherie Lawrence - Village Hall, Saturday, 7 August, 7.30pm

Xmas Fayre - Village Hall, Saturday, 27 November, 11am

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