Skirlaugh Awoken by Overnight Tremor

Tremors have been felt in Skirlaugh from the earthquake that measured around 4.7 on the richter scale from Lincolnshire this morning. The Center of the quake is just 35 or so miles south of Skirlaugh in Lincolnshire in a area called Market Rasen. Reports as far away as Southampton and Durham have flooded in and the 999 emergency number was at breaking point under the stain of calls from all over the UK.

Accident Involving Two Cars A165, Skirlaugh

The A165 was partially closed after two cars where involved in a accident just outside of Skirlaugh. The Accident closed the south bound lane of the A165 as you leave the new 40mph limit signs. An Ambulance attended the scene, but its unknown if anyone was hurt in the accident around 7pm.

Skirlaugh Hit By Power Failure

Skirlaugh spent most of the afternoon and into the early evening without Electricity or low voltage due to power failure at the Cawood Drive West Sub Station on Monday. The power went off at around 11.15am and was only restored at 8.50pm that evening to normal service.

Costcutters and the Local Butchers had to close along with other businesses in the area.

This is Skirlaugh contacted Yorkshire Electricity and they gave this statement: "We are very sorry for the loss of Power to Skirlaugh and hope to have the power back on by 4.15pm" However this was not the case as more faults where found within High Voltage areas that supply the villages power. Electricity was finally restored after several hours of low voltage power throughout the afternoon.

People Donate 2k

In December’s newsletter I told you we were £2000 short of our target. The good news is people responded and we met the target in time to claim the funding promised for phase one completion. Thanks must go to the Crown Commissioners, East Riding Charitable Trust, Humberside Playing Field Association, WREN, Skirlaugh Parish Council and private donators. The benches and bins have all now been purchased and will be installed as soon as possible.

Planning Permission on Skirlaugh Playing Field

At last we have received planning permission for the development of the playing field. This is great news and we can now start to raise the funding necessary to proceed with the seating, allweather area and new pavilion.

It is wonderful to see the field being used on a regular basis and I am sure the new facilities will be warmly welcomed.
Our regular users are the first and second Skirlaugh Football Teams and the under ‘8’s’ Skirlaugh footballers as well as the under 15’s, under 17’s and adult Skirlaugh Cricket teams. I am sure everyone will wish them well for the current season.

Row on Village Sports Pavillion Plans

Plans to build a new pavilion and all-weather football and cricket pitches on Skirlaugh Playing Fields have sparked a row. Skirlaugh Playing Field Committee has asked for planning permission for the development of the playing field, in Benningholme Lane.

The cricket and football clubs in the village, north of Hull, support the plans. But residents in Millhouse Way and Old Forge Way, which border the playing field, are among more than 400 objectors who signed two petitions. Residents are opposing the development plans fearing it could lead to parking problems and an increase in anti-social behaviour. The petitions were sent to Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart. Mr Stewart said residents were concerned about youths causing anti-social behaviour. "Some people are extremely concerned," he said. "There is a concern if the pavilion goes ahead it will attract more people and cause even more disruption nearby. "It is a difficult situation. "On the one hand, a pavilion might take some of the noisier youths away from residents' homes. "On the other hand, it might attract more people to the area," he said. "If the neighbourhood policing model really does start delivering in places like Skirlaugh, there will be better management of the problem. "The troublesome people need to be barred from going on the recreation area and problems need better management because local residents are having their lives ruined by it." The plans would also include a CCTV camera and seating. Some residents have submitted formal objections to East Riding Council. However, a small number of villagers, who believe the CCTV camera will act as a deterrent, have written to the council backing the plans.

Skirlaugh Play Equipment Arrives

After all the hard work we thought an official opening would be in order and therefore invite you all to the opening at 2pm on Sunday 8th May.

The committee have also had two benches donated, which Kemps’ have offered to erect for us. These will be fitted as soon as possible either within the play areas or as replacements for the broken benches already on the field.

The equipment has already proven to be very popular and it is now up to you the residents and users to look after this area. The committee cannot always be present on the field and therefore everyone needs to play their part in keeping this a safe and fun environment. The small play area should be used by those that are under eight years of age, whilst the larger area is for the older children. No ball games should be played inside the fenced area.

If you, as adults, see the equipment being mistreated please challenge the young people at the time. If everyone watches out for this area and takes an active role, then this facility should last for many years to come.

You will see that new ‘No Dogs Allowed’ signs have been placed around the perimeter of the playing field and I hope all dog owners will take note and respect this.

Finally the Playing Field AGM will be held on Tuesday 17th May 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Everyone is warmly invited and we hope to see some new faces join the committee this year – especially those with young children who use the field!

The Landfill Tax Credit Scheme gives waste management companies the opportunity to invest up to 6.5% of their Landfill Tax Bill into community
projects in their immediate area. Projects applying for grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd), who distribute the Landfill Tax credits of Waste Recycling Group Ltd, are assessed by an individual panel of locally based experts in each county fro their suitability, sustainability and community benefit. Doncaster-based Waste Recycling Group Ltd operates across much of the UK. The Group operates a range of facilities to receive, treat, recycle and dispose of more than ten million tonnes of waste a year. Facilities include a network of waste transfer stations and recycling centres, three liquid waste treatment plants, an energy from waste plant as well as over 60 landfill sites.

Mike McLeavy Steps Down as Parish Chairman

The Chairman of the Parish Council has stepped down after 6 years service. Mike has played a major part in the Community for many years and will continue to do so.

"I thought I had done it for long enough and it was time to step aside and give someone else the opportunity to be Chairman. I don't think it's healthy for someone to be in a role such as this for too long. I think a change every few years in good so that new ideas may come forward and perhaps a different style of leadership will be beneficial". Mike Said.
Terry who will take over from Mike as the Chairman had this to say about Mike

"He has been a very successful chairman and has taken Skirlaugh Parish Council from being a council that was 'ticking over' into a much more professional and pro-active group of people.
His management and personal skills were widely appreciated and it showed very much at meetings with him creating a cohesive council.
Mike will be missed as Chairman, but fortunately he is staying on as a valuable councillor, very willing to offer his experience to the benefit of us all."

Donald McKernan has succeeded Terry as Vice Chairman.

ThisisSkirlaugh wishes everyone well in there new roles