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September 2010

Cherie Lawrence Night

An evening with Cherie Lawrence was a night to remember.  As we all found out on 40s night, Cherie is a fantastic artist.  She really made the night with her superb voice and wide range of songs. There was something for everyone.

The chicken roast was done to a turn, and the low-calorie deserts were exquisite.

A big thank you to Cherie for such wonderful entertainment, to the Village Hall Committee who, as always, worked hard to make our evening so enjoyable, and to everyone who gave so generously and helped raise the huge sum of £441.05p, which will go to The Stroke Association, this years nominated charity.

Bike Ride Update

Many of you have been following the exploits of Mike Turnbull and Gaz Watts as they journeyed from West to East on their trusty bikes, and Mike has just  given  me  the  photos

Gaz took on their week long journey.

You also sponsored the two lads very generously for which they would like to say a very big Thank You.

Since coming home all the sponsorship money has been collected and Mike and Gaz proudly presented their cheque for  £2,304 to the Stroke Ward of Hull Royal Infirmary.

This money will go towards buying a much needed scanner for the ward, which will provide valuable help to stroke victims.  The bike ride was a courageous venture as Mike had his stroke only 10 months before tackling the 220 miles of the Trans Pennine Bike Route.

Pleased with their success the two lads are planning another bike journey for next year. Skeffling News will keep you up to date, and to whet your appetite for next year's challenge the photos, and a history of this year's journey, will appear on the Skeffling Community Website at a later date.

Barn Dance

For all you Country and Western fans with a yearning for barn dancing, here's a date to ring in red on your calendars.

Friday,  29th October is the night you'll want to be at Skeffling Village Hall.  It'll all be happening, dancing, music, loads of fun and an opportunity to wear your cowboy gear!

Now be honest, could you bear to miss it...

Supper will be in keeping with the night, the main course consisting of Cottage Pie and veg and the usual array of low calorie puds with lashings of fresh cream.  Don't worry about putting on the pounds, you'll soon lose them again because you'll all be getting up to dance. Of course, you will!

The venue is, of course, Skeffling Village Hall, doors open at 7.30 and the fun starts at 8pm.  Ticket prices will be £9 for adults, £4 for children, and £22 for the Family ticket, 2 adults and 2 children.

Where else could you get a fabulous night's entertainment for the whole family at this sort of price. All you have to do is bring your own booze.  But you all knew that, didn't you?

Don't forget it's a Friday for this one, 29th October. You won't want to miss it...


Please be aware - this is a warning about Council Tax rebate scammers.

A telephone scam which involves the fraudsters

telephoning victims to say they are owed a council tax refund is operating in the East Riding.

The criminals responsible have been promising rebates from £750 to £3,000.

During the phone call they ask for certain personal bank account or credit card details claiming that these are needed for them to credit victims with their refund and claim their management fee.

Anyone who is due a refund on their council tax bill will be well aware of it as they will have already been in contact with either the council or district valuer.

Unexpected calls concerning council tax are almost certain to come from someone who wishes to commit fraud.

Any East Riding residents who would like to report this scam or any other consumer matter can contact Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.

Please do not, under any circumstances, give out any bank account or credit card details to any unsolicited telephone calls.  They could be criminals who have no conscience about stealing money from your bank accounts.  Don't let them...

Photography Competition

Are you interested in photography?

If so here's an opportunity for you or your group to participate in a major competition for amateur photographers.

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This autumn the East Riding Cultural Partnership is working with local people to run year-long contests. Local winners will be entered into an East Riding-wide competition, culminating in a celebratory exhibition at the Beverley Art Gallery in 2012.

For further details about participating in this photographic celebration of the East Riding of Yorkshire, please contact Annabel Hanson on 10482 391678 or at: senseofplace@eastriding.g ov.uk

Out Newton Road

Out Newton Road will be closed from 16th September for 12 days to facilitate carriageway patching and overlay/inlay works.  The road will be closed to all traffic, however access will remain open for residents, emergency services and pedestrians.

Who's in Cyprus?

Charmain and Tom, that's who.  Consequently Skeffling Community Website will not be changed much for the next two weeks.

Although Tom has taken his laptop, the connection from Cyprus isn't too good.

For those of you who read Skeffling News online and would like to see what our Webmaster is up to, take a look at the current page of Skeffling News. (Moved to Skeffling Chatter)

Photographs courtesy of Charmain.  I must tell her about the Photography Competition!

News Needed...

This month I have really struggled to find items for Skeffling News.  It got so bad I put a desperate plea on my Facebook page for help!

You can imagine the suggestions which came back!  For instance, did you know Katie Price had moved  into  the  village?   If

she had I'm absolutely sure someone would have noticed.  After all the lady does stand out in a crowd...

Then someone I worked with many years ago contacted me to commiserate - she's a journalist, too - and knows the problems.  After a very lively chat she actually pushed my brain into finally getting Skeff News together.

Now comes the point I'm trying to make...

Sometimes there are lots of items, and sometimes there are very few.  I don't want to follow the tabloid method of making up news when times are slow, so can you help.

If you have any snippets of news you'd like to share with other readers, or you'd like to write something of your own, please, please, do.  I really would be most grateful.

Just one thing - keep it clean and non-libellous!

Village Hall News

After the request in Skeffling News for 'helpers' for Village Hall events there were a flurry of phone calls from volunteers.

On behalf of the Village Hall Committee,  Lynda Payne has asked me to thank everyone who volunteered.  All kinds of help is much appreciated, so if you'd like to put your name on Lynda's list please give her a ring on 650379.

LFA T'ai Chi

There are now two LFA T'ai Chi classes 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 learned LFA T'ai Chi at our Skeffling class.

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 Surgery

This month the Police Surgery will be held on Thursday,  14 October, at 6-7pm

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 Wednesday, 22 September and 6 October. 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.

Blue Bin Days

Blue bin collection is on Thursday, 30 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 23rd September and Thursday  7th October.

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.

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

Brown Bin days - Thursdays, 23rd September and 7th October

Blue Bin day - Thursday 30th September

Police Surgery - Thursday, 14th October, at 6-7pm

Mobile Library - Wednesday, 22th September and 6th October.

Barn Dance - Village Hall, Friday, 29th October, 7.30pm

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

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