A165 - Two Vehicle Accident

Our regions road suffered yet another accident, this time as two vehicle collide between Oasis Garage and Balk Lane, Arnold. The accident happened at 10:40pm last night (31st October). One car left the road and had overturned and landing in a nearby field. Police and other emergency services attended but only minor injuries where received to the drivers.

This is the second RTC which involved an overturned vehicle on that stretch of road when back in june a driver was treated at the scene for a head injury after his car left the road.

A165, Skirlaugh Road Repairs to Start

Areas of the A165 recently resurfaced at Coniston and Skirlaugh unfortunately have shown signs of premature wear/defects and therefore have failed to meet the required standard. The contractor is due to return to replace the surface under the terms of the guarantee, at no cost to the Council.

The work is planned to take place throughout the week commencing Monday 11th October 2010 starting at the section South of Skirlaugh before moving on to Coniston. Daytime working hours will be restricted 9.15am - 3.15pm to minimise disruption to public and commercial transport, school buses and road users in general. It is possible for some night working or for work to continue beyond that week should additional work be required or there be weather delays.

Should anyone know of any issues or events that could affect the programme date, please contact myself, James Sissons (01482 395644) or Mark Waterson (01482 395637) so that we may take them into account when planning the works.

Skirlaugh Parish Council has vacancy for a councillor

Skirlaugh Parish Council has a 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 Thursday, 30 September 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.

RTC A165 Closed Due to Accident

A165 Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire - Closed both ways due to accident between Mulberry Lane and Crab Tree Lane, in Skirlaugh. Diversion in operation - via Old Ellerby and New Ellerby

Motorcyclist dies in road accident on A165

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a lorry.

The accident happened on the A165, close to Dowthorpe Hall, Skirlaugh, at about 10.30am.

Police say the male motorcyclist died at the scene.

The road was closed for 4 hours has now reopened.

Fatal RTC - Police Appeal for Lorry Driver and other Witnesses

HUMBERSIDE POLICE are trying to locate the driver of a lorry that is suspected to have been involved in a road traffic collision on Hull Road, Skirlaugh at around 1030hrs this morning (Tuesday 13 July 2010).
A motorcyclist was involved in a collision with the rear end of a lorry.

The lorry was travelling northbound, away from Hull, at the time of the incident, in the direction of the Whitecross roundabout.

The motorcyclist died a short time after the collision. He has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be a man in his 40s from the South Yorkshire area.

The lorry police believe may have been involved in the collision was possibly a flat bed style lorry with green sides and a dirty white cab.

It is believed the driver was unaware of the incident as the motorcyclist impacted with the rear of the vehicle and officers are asking any lorry drivers who were in the area at the relevant time today(July 13) to check their vehicles for damage at the rear offside and contact police if they have any concerns.

Officers would also like to speak to other motorists in the area at the time who saw the incident but did not stop and leave their details as they could provide vital witness accounts. A number of vehicles were travelling in a southerly direction, towards Hull at the time.

Police and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service attended the scene.

Road closures were put in place at the time of the incident and re-opened shortly before 3pm.

Police would ask the lorry driver or anyone who may have information in connection with the collision to contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Roads Policing Team at Humberside Police on tel 0845 60 60 222 (101) quoting log number 169 of 13 July 2010.

RTC A165, Main Road Skirlaugh

Police attended the scene of a road traffic accident involving one car which had overturned after losing control of the vehicle just north of Skirlaugh, approx half mile. The driver was released out the car by passers by, the scene was attended by paramedics. The Road is partially blocked between Long Riston and Skirlaugh. The driver was treated at the scene.

Skirlaugh Parish Plan Meeting

A meeting is to be held to discuss the formation of a Parish Plan committee.

The meeting is open to all parishioners to learn about the function of a Village Parish Plan and how it can affect the future of Skirlaugh and how it has been used to good effect in other East Riding villages.

Housing, NHS, local sport and community groups could all be affected in the future, and the Parish Plan is a structured document which will lay down guidelines for the future development of Skirlaugh.

For the Parish Plan to be successful Skirlaugh needs the involvement of community members so as to cover all aspects of the village and village life.
The project us supported by Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council who will address the meeting and give full details and explanations.

Skirlaugh Parish Council has started this initiative and Councillors Edward Atkinson and Richard Corden are initially overseeing the Parish Plan in the hope of setting up a Parish Plan committee.

The Parish Plan committee will be a separate organisation to Skirlaugh Parish Council, although it is expected that both the Parish Plan committee and Parish Council will work closely together.

If you are interested in being part of the Parish Plan, please come to the meeting on the 15th July in the Village Hall 7pm

Further details can be obtained from Richard Corden via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available during the meeting in the village hall.

We look forward to seeing you there