Fire In Goldie Woods

The village website has learned several youths setting fire to various objects in the Woods around 2:30pm today, details have been passed on to the police, the incident number is 543 of today's date 6th June 2010, anyone with information should contact police on 0845 60 60 222 and quote 543. Police will be following this up as the youths where seen lighting the fire concerned.

Blue Bin Text Message Service

On the recent mailing from East Riding Council regarding the change in Blue Bin Collections an error has been made, the code to get Text alerts is "Blue 14" and NOT Blue 11 as stated. Any problems to this call the East Riding Council 01482 393939.

Blue Bin Recycling Collections Changed

Collections of the Blue Bin for Recycling have now changed, starting 17th May 2010. If you have not received your new timetable then visit our webpage as this has now being updated. The Council offers a text alert system to give you a reminder the night before to subscribe , send a text to 07786 200401 using the code "Blue 14" Please note on the calender there is two codes please use the "Blue 14" as the other is a error.

Skirlaugh Post Office Back On Line

Thank you to all our customers for their support and patience over the three weeks it took to get the Post Office trading back to normal. A special thank you to the many customers who called the Post Office helpline. Also Richard Corden and Terry Frost of the Parish Council who made numerous calls to different organisations to highlight the problem, thank you.

The problem was caused by an upgrade of the Horizon computer system the Post Office operates on. This is a major IT project Post Office Ltd and Fujitsu are rolling out to all Post Offices in the near future.

The changes to the system should allow, in the long term, a better service to customers.

I do understand how frustrating it has been not being able to draw money, post letters and parcels, do vehicle taxing and the many other services the Post Office has to offer.

Thank you for not giving up on us.

In the eleven years of being the Postmaster at Skirlaugh I have seen many changes to the services offered at the Post Office. Hopefully the changes to the system will strengthen our position and continue to make Skirlaugh Post Office a viable, busy and important part of the community.

None of the above could have been achieved without your support and the support of the staff over the years.

Lastly thank you to Sue, Verity and Jane who also have had a very stressful three weeks. Their knowledge of IT is now second to none!

Thank you all once again.
Steve Thompson
Postmaster

Skirlaugh Post Office Problems

Due to a recent upgrade in the Post Office software, Skirlaugh Post Office is currently not able to trade, staff at the Post Office are awaiting further upgrades to be able run the systems.

We have contacted the Post Office and awaiting a response form them.

Skirlaugh Post Office Replay to Problems

"There was a technical problem with the computer system at Skirlaugh Post Office this morning but the issue was quickly resolved and the branch should now be operating normally. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers by this temporary disruption to service."

Planned Road Repairs - Delayed

Planned road repairs for the A165 at Skirlaugh and Coniston have been delayed to due bad weather reported for Saturday.

Repairs To The Road Surface, A165 Skirlaugh

Emergency repairs to the newly laid road surface are due to take place this coming Saturday 20th March 2010 from 8am to 6pm.

The new road surface has failed to meet the standards required and any work will be undertaken at the contractors’ expense under the normal guarantee. The remaining surface will be monitored for defects and further work may be required in the future.

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.

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 395637. To discuss access or work related matters, you may wish to contact the contractor’s representative, Chris Moody (mobile:- 07885 135439).

Electricity Problems

It is understood that there has been no Electricity to the North side of the village today, The loss of power was from around 9:45am to 4:45pm. We also understand telephone lines during this time where cut by the electricity company.