Vacancy For A Councillor

A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if 10 electors of the parish write to the chief executive of East Riding of Yorkshire Council at County Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9BA, by 12 January 2010 claiming an election.
If the chief executive does not receive such a request, the parish council will be informed that it may fill vacancies by co-option, which means that the council members will elect a new member from those who have expressed an interest in joining the council.
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Deborah Sedman, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s senior electoral services officer, on (01482) 393311, or if you wish to discuss the role of Parish Councillor, please contact the clerk to the parish council, Sara Towne, 31 West Street, Leven, Beverley, HU17 5LE.

Elaine Cobb, We Remember

It is with great sadness we report that Elaine Cobb landlady of the Sun Inn has passed away. Elaine battled Cancer bravely but lost her fight today at 2pm (27th December 2009)

Please visit the gone to soon website and leave your messages.... Thank you

Link : http://elaine-cobb.gonetoosoon.org/

A165, Closed After Crash

The A165 at Skirlaugh has been closed following a two-vehicle accident this morning.

The crash happened at about 10.30am today. Two people have been injured, but it isn't known how seriously.

Police, Ambulance and Fire crews are at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours as police advised motorists to use alternative routes.

A165, South Skirlaugh Roadworks

The carriageway at A165 South of Skirlaugh from Mulberry Lane junction to Dowthorpe Hall is due to be resurfaced as part of the Capital programme to improve classified roads within the East Riding of Yorkshire. Attached is a copy of the site limits for your information.

Work is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 6th October 2009 and expected to be completed by 28th October 2009 (weather permitting), however, this scheme is programmed to follow on from the resurfacing work at A165 Coniston and therefore could be affected by any delay to that scheme. The work will consist of structural carriageway repairs, replacing defective/worn ironwork, replace up to 105mm deep of existing carriageway surface and reinstate road markings and studs. Isolated kerbing work is also required. The road will be resurfaced in sections of approximately 400 metres in length.

Due to the restricted width of the road and to undertake the work safely it will be necessary to employ a convoy traffic management system to regulate the speed of vehicles through the works. This system can cause delays and this may be the case during the resurfacing operation. To minimise disruption to residents and commuter traffic, daytime working hours will be restricted to 9.15am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday for the surfacing operation.

The section of carriageway from Dowthorpe Hall to the 40mph limit is to be resurfaced at night due to the equipment required to tarmac that section. Work will commence at 6pm and is expected to take 6 hours to complete each night.

Morrison Highway Maintenance has been contracted to undertake the work on behalf of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Should you have any questions or require further information please contact the project Engineer Jeff Taylor on 01482 395504 or the above mobile number. (Email: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Should he be unobtainable you may wish to contact Mark Waterson on 01482 39563. To discuss access or work related matters, you may wish to contact the contractor’s representative, Chris Moody (mobile:- 07885 135439).

Fire Crews Deal With Straw Blaze

Firefighters have dealt with two separate straw fires in the East Riding.
Crews were called to a barn fire in Skirlaugh, where 1000 bales of straw were ablaze at 8.53pm last night.

And firefighters were also sent to Warter, close to Pocklington where 200 bales were on fire at 8.43pm.

Both fires are allowed to burn out while crews remained on standby.

Skirlaugh Power Cut

Today saw yet another power cut to HU11 4 and HU11 5 postcodes which includes Skirlaugh, a problem at Western Gales Way HU8 forced CE Electric to shut off power for around an hour from 4:30PM until 5PM.

Loss of Water Supply

Skirlaugh is currently without a water supply, this is due to a burst water main on Ganstead Lane, water is now being sourced elsewhere to refil our pipes. Yorkshire Water are working towards fixing and getting our supply back to normal.

If you have any problems call Yorkshire Water on 0845 1 24 24 24

Police Issue Taxi Advice After Plate Stolen

TAXI travellers are being urged to stay safe after the theft of a licence plate in Skirlaugh.
Humberside Police issued the warning after the plate – carrying the number 704 – was stolen from a taxi the weekend before Christmas

Officers are advising people to make sure the taxi registration matches the number plate before getting into any vehicle.
A spokeswoman for the force said: "Throughout the year we would urge people to follow our straightforward advice to help them stay safe.
"If the taxi driver is genuine, following the advice will not cause offence."

It is estimated people spend about £21m each year on taxi fares in the Hull area – which equates to about 5.2 million journeys.
The advice includes:
Never get into a vehicle that does not display an appropriate plate at the rear. It may not be insured or licensed.
Make sure the driver is displaying an approved badge. Only drivers licensed by the council can drive licensed private hire vehicles or hackney carriages.
The vehicle and the driver should be presentable and they must carry evidence of the licence in a visible position.
Taxi drivers will wear a badge that includes their photograph and driver licence number.
The spokeswoman advised people to use well-known firms when travelling.
She said: "Make sure you have the telephone number of the taxi company you have booked with on you.
"When the taxi arrives, ask the name of the person the driver is to collect, as well as his name and company.
"Do not get into a taxi you have not asked for."
If anyone has information about the stolen licence plate, which has not yet been recovered, they are asked to call police on 0845 6060222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.