Computer Screens Stolen

Four computer screens were stolen from a mobile library belonging to East Riding Council, between July 2 and July 5. Anyone with information is asked to call police on (01482) 597900.

Skirlaugh Loses Power

THOUSANDS of homes across East Yorkshire experienced power cuts today, caused by gusts of up to 55mph.
According to CE Electric, distributors of power for the north east, including Yorkshire, about 3,000 homes had blackouts. At 6pm on Sunday, about 500 homes were still without electricity in areas covered by the postcodes HU17 and HU11, which includes Beverley and its surrounding villages including Skirlaugh which had power restored within about 90 minutes.
Pete Carr, spokesman for CE Electric, said: “Emergency teams are on the ground carrying out repairs to damaged overhead power lines.
“At its peak, about 2pm, we estimate 3,000 homes were without power.”

Skirlaugh Motorcyclist Fights For Life After Fatel Crash

A woman has died and a motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after a collision in East Yorkshire.

The 20-year-old Hull woman was pronounced dead at Hull Royal Infirmary after a Kawasaki motorbike left the B1242 road between Atwick and Hornsea and collided with her as she walked along the path with a bicycle.
The 24-year-old motorbike rider, from Skirlaugh, was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary, where his condition was described as critical. The road was closed for several hours.

Anyone with information can contact Humberside Police on 0845 6060222.

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.