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

The Duke of York Closes

It has seen many landlords and landladies over the past 6 or 7 years but what now for the Duke, once again its closed as there is no one to run it.

ThisisSkirlaugh today emailed Enterprise inns to ask what is going on regarding the Pub and will it open its doors again. It is claimed that the rent is too high and the support promised by Enterprise Inns never happens, We now await a reply to the email regarding the Duke.

UPDATE: No reply was received.

Skirlaugh Motorist Escapes Injury

A teenage driver suffered minor injuries in a two-car collision.
Police said the 19-year-old male driver of a Vauxhall Nova damaged his right shoulder in the collision with a Rover 25. The driver of the Rover, a 26-year-old woman from Skirlaugh, was uninjured. The accident happened just after 4pm on Thursday in Meaux Lane, Wawne. Police said the Rover 25 was travelling away from Wawne when a collision happened 100 yards outside the village. The Vauxhall Nova was travelling in the opposite direction.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call police on 0845 6060222.

Man Is Injured In Motorbike Accident

A 44-year-old man injured his leg and shoulder when he fell off his motorbike while riding along the A165 Skirlaugh Road at 12.46pm yesterday. Paramedics treated the man at the scene and he was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.
The cause of the accident is not yet known.

Smells So Bad I Can't Go Out

Residents in an East Riding village have been kicking up a stink over strong smells from a nearby stream. Jane Kemp, from Vicarage Lane in Skirlaugh, is just one person who has had to hold her nose due to the odour of sewage and pig slurry rising from the Lambwath Drain which runs at the back of her garden. Mrs Kemp said the stench has been so powerful she has had to keep her doors and windows closed and stay inside. She said she has not been able to hang her washing out or potter about in the garden because the smell is sickening.
Today the Environment Agency revealed the cause of the smell from the stream, which runs from Aldborough to Withernsea, is the weather. Mrs Kemp said: "It's been awful since last Friday afternoon - everybody's been complaining about it.
"I have rung the water board and the Environment Agency to try to find out about it. "The smell has been so bad I've had to close the windows and keep indoors. "I can't even bear to go outside in the garden it's so bad." A spokesman for the Environment Agency said the recent deluge of rain and warm temperatures are to blame. The spokesman said: "The heavy rain has led to an increase in run-off from fields. Agency officers have been monitoring the situation over several days after a member of the public reported the Lambwath Drain was black and smelly. "This has been due to silage and other pollution coming from the fields mixed with sewer overflows due to the heavy rain."

Resident Idol

Mixing behind the scenes of Foxy and Toms Big Bash was 16-year-old Jodie Mann, from Skirlaugh. Jodie, who has cerebral palsy, met Pop Idol's Roxanne Cooper as she mingled with star spotters. Jodie's mum Gina, 58, said: "She's had a lovely time, Jodie loves music and tonight has been brilliant because she loves to see everyone." Roxanne added: "I'm excited to be here and it was lovely to meet Jodie."

BT Broadband Plans

British Telecom have planned roll out to Skirlaugh on the 16th of March next year around. KC a local company have already installed Broadband to the village a few months ago.

FlexiBus Helps Locals

Passengers have started to use a new bus service linking outlying Holderness villages.
From this week, the East Riding Flexibus will serve 18 parishes, providing links with Hedon and Beverley. Transport officials hope more people in isolated parts of the region will make use of the service. The Holderness Flexibus is wheelchair- accessible and is operated by John Teal Coaches of Hutton Cranswick, which also operates the successful Driffield Flexibus.
Leaflets to promote the service are being distributed to all the parishes concerned and are also available in East Riding Council's customer service centres, post offices, shops and on the vehicle itself.
The dial-a-ride service allows passengers to pre-book seats.
If a reservation is received from a so-called "Flex" village, the bus will divert from its main route to collect passengers.
Should no booking be received from those parishes, the vehicle will stay on its normal route.
Flexibus will run from Beverley bus station to Paull, Hedon, Preston, Burton Pidsea, Elstronwick, Lelley, Humbleton, Flinton, Sproatley, Bilton, Ganstead, Coniston, Burton Constable, Old Ellerby, New Ellerby, Thirtleby, Swine and Skirlaugh.
The service will provide five journeys from Hedon to Beverley and five trips in the opposite direction from Monday to Saturday.
To use Flexibus, passengers should ring 08456 44 59 49 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, to reserve their seat.