Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Toys To Give Away

Hi, I have been having a clear out and have lots of children's toys to give away to anyone who would like them - mostly games and jigsaws suitable for toddlers or a bit older, dressing up clothes - most are a bit tatty but in working order.

Also big box of Knex, Struxx dinosaur (not sure all the pieces are there but makes lots of other things with a bit of imagination) and a Gormiti base.

Please get in touch (or just call in) if you are interested.

07966673037. Nam Prakash (Rachael) at Blackburn House.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Pocktoberfest 2011

On 29th and 30th of October it's the 8th annual Pocktoberfest, held at Pocklington School Sports Hall (the old railway station).

Some of the Bielby boys are heading down there about 4.30 - 5pm on the Saturday for a few hours. So if anyone fancies meeting up then tickets are available from the Pocktoberfest website or from the Pocklington Arts Centre (Arts Centre openeing times).

Just use the comments section below to let us know if you are coming along and to see if we can share transport etc.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 Celebration Ideas

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will take place in June 2012.

The village would like to mark the occasion with a celebration, we would love to hear your ideas so that we can get organised.

Ideas that have been mentioned so far include:

Street Party down Mill Lane or Gale Carr Lane.
Picnic in the barn.
Hogroast or bring your own BBQ!
Children's fancy dress competition.

If you have some ideas for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations then please drop us a line in the contact form box by clicking on the contact form link. We look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Pumpkins For Sale

Get your halloween pumpkins now.

Large £2 and small £1 from Lilia and Hettie Smith at Mayfield Cottage.

What design will you carve in the pumpkin for halloween?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Attempted Burglaries and Burglary

It has been brought to my attention that in the last few weeks there have been a couple of attempted burglaries and a burglary where items were taken.

I just wanted to make people aware of this and to think about their home security.

Remember to check that your doors and windows are secure before you leave your home to go out.

If you have a house alarm, does it work?

If you are going away make sure that your house is secure, do you need to cancel the milk or papers etc, do you have someone checking your property whilst you are away? Will the lights be coming on and going off at timed intervals whilst you are away?

If you use social networking sites (such as facebook, twitter, bebo or myspace, etc) think carefully about what you are posting as your status or tweeting to your friends and followers. Maybe wait till you are back from your a day trip or holiday before posting about it!
"If you see individuals acting suspiciously, or see suspicious vehicles on your street, give the police a call on 0845 60 60 222 or 999 if there is a crime in progress. We'd rather have that call than run the risk of a crime being committed. If you can safely get a description of the person or a registration number of the vehicle, this can also be very helpful. Your information could be the last piece in the jigsaw." Source: Wolds & Weighton Streetbeat newsletter

Click on this link to read the rest of the article from the Wolds & Weighton Streetbeat newsletter we posted earlier in the year about keeping your house safe in the Summer.

There has been talk about setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme so if you haven't already shown your interest in joining the scheme then please let us know, so the village can organise a meeting and get the scheme set up. Just fill out the contact form if you are interested in joining Neighbourhood Watch Scheme or if you would like to help set up the scheme in the village.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Fitness & Leisure Items For Sale

Due to needing more space we have for sale the following fitness/leisure items.

Ex pub refurbished top of the range Superleague Imperial Pool Table 6ft x 3ft. The pool table has a blue cloth and slate bed. Hardly used and in excelllent condition the pool table has a mechanism on free play and comes with 3 large cues, 2 small cues, a set of balls and a triangle. £400 ovno

Fitness First xtrainer in very good condition (hardly used). £60

York Compact 401 Home Multigym, free-standing home gym. £40
24 exercise routines.
120lb resistance Press/Pec.
Online cable system, no cable exchange.
Durable coated steel frame.
Bench Press dual hand position.
Pec Dec with upholstered pads.
Lat pull-down with storage clip.
Leg extension with foam rollers.
Floor area 117cm x 41cm

There are pictures available or call Debbie and Tony Britton on 01759 318611 and arrange to come round to Sunnyside to view.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Remembrance Day Service Sunday 13th November 2011

Remembrance Day Service Sunday 13th November 2011

This year a special service has been arranged for those who lost their lives and especially two young men who were killed in a plane crash at Bielby. For those who dont know about this the crash happened on the canal bank on 7th November 1942.
A Bristol Beaufighter MK1F Reg. X7698 from 25 Squadron RAF crashed killing the pilot Sgt. Michail H Griffith aged 20. The navigator, Sgt Gerald H Wheatland suffered severe burns and never recovered and died on 8th April 1943 aged 21. A plaque is to be erected in their memory.

The service will begin at 10.00a.m. at the Church with hymns and prayers led by Rev. Nigel Strafford, who will then lead us down to the canal to where the crash took place and there will a prayer of dedication for the new plaque. There will be a lament on the pipes by John Peel a song written and played by Ian Simpson. A two minute silence will be held and a fly past by aircraft from Breighton Airfield (weather permitting).

For further details contact Richard Coe.

Friday, 14 October 2011

More Details About Duck Race Sunday 30th October 2011

Duck Race Sunday 30th October

To take place at 11.00 a.m. at the bridge, Mill Lane. Ducks can be purchased in advance from Richard & Christine Coe Tel: 01759 318314 or call at Hollycroft Court,
or see us at the Parish Meeting on Monday 17th October. Ducks are £2.00 each.

Prizes include Homemade Christmas Cake, Christmas Hamper, Vegetable Hamper, Hairdressers voucher, Swimming vouchers, Chylds Play voucher.
Maximum of one prize per person.

There will be homemade soup for sale.

Weather permitting we hope to see everyone there.

All proceeds towards the running costs of Bielby Church.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Quiz Night 1st December 2011

Just wanted to let you all know that there will be a quiz in the pub on the Village Social Night on Thursday 1st December 2011 which Neil & Janet will do for the Cricket Club and Produce Show @ College Arms.

You have plenty of time to get your team organised, so put the date in your diary!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Duck Race Sunday 30th October 2011

Just wanted to let you know that the Duck Race will take place on Sunday 30th October 2011.

I will let you know more details when I get them, but just wanted to let you all know so you could put the date in your diary!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Friendly Cricket Match With Everingham

Back on Sunday 24th July on a sunny day at Bubwith we had a friendly game of cricket with Everingham.
Bielby batted first and got 133 runs for 7 wickets. Tony Britton, Richard Readman & Neil Readman all retired having made the maximum score of 30 runs.

Everingham got 130 runs for 4. Louis & Zak Los both scoring the maximum 30 runs.

Bielby won by 4 runs.

It was an excellent afternoon, the cricket was nail biting, the weather was warm and the crowds were friendly.
The match was well supported by villagers from both villages and there was a great atmosphere. It was made all the more amusing by the running commentary by our lovely pink lady!

The cricket team and supporters would like to thank Jon & Beatrice for hosting the after match drinks and BBQ.

We hope this fixture will become an annual event.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Millie's Charity Coffee Morning Sunday 16th October

Just wanted to let you know that Millie is having a charity coffee morning on Sunday 16th October from 10.30am til 12.30pm at her house.

Millie is hosting the coffee morning in order to raise money for charity work that she is going to be doing with Lattitude Global Volunteering in Ecuador, teaching & caring for underprivileged children.

The coffee morning costs £2 entry which includes a cup of coffee or tea and a slice of cake. Children are free.

There will also be a raffle with some great prizes such as vouchers, bubbly, spirits, hamper and lots more.

If you can't make the event but would like to buy some raffle tickets then please contact Millie on 318851. Raffle tickets £1 a strip.

Hope you can make the coffee morning.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Village Night Dates For The Diary

Just wanted to remind you all that it's the village social night at the pub this Thursday (6th October).

So why not wander down to the College Arms and have a drink and a chat.

Mike and Jean are always so friendly and welcoming and you're bound to see some familiar faces and maybe even make new friends too!

Here are the next few village night dates for your diary:

Thursday 3rd November 2011
Thursday 1st December 2011 - Neil & Janet will do a quiz for the Cricket Club and Produce Show.

Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Art Exhibition A Success

I hope that you have all enjoyed seeing the wonderful artwork in the church this weekend.

The villagers who exhibited artwork included:

Trevor M
Bronwen M
Katie N
Bev A
Jonathan A
Daisy P
Beatrice A
Sara R
Elizabeth J
Katherine J
Gareth J
John P
Susan S
Isabel C
Matthew C
Rebecca S
Val N
Peter N

Thank you all for your contributions, it was great to see the mix of art, pottery, tapestries, textiles, sugarcraft, scupltures and woodwork on display, what a talented village.

Thanks to the children who entered the Children's Competition: "Harvest in Bielby"

The children included:
Matthew Q - Prize winner
Lilia S - Runner up
Hettie S - Runner up
Alicia R - Prize winner
Rebecca S - Prize winner

Rachael displayed a wonderful display of dahlias, so thank you Rachael.
The villagers would like to thank the church for organising this event.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Parish Meeting 17th October 2011


Just wanted to let you know that the next parish meeting is Monday 17th October @ 7.30pm in the College Arms.

All resident electors of Bielby Parish are invited to attend Bielby Parish Meeting to be held on Monday 17 October 2011 at 7.30 p.m. at the College Arms.
(By kind permission of Jean and Mike McDougall).


1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 18 April 2011.
3. Matters arising from the minutes.
4. Planning applications and outcomes since the last meeting.
5. Bonfire/Fireworks.
6. Carol Singing.
7. Parish Plan update.
8. Waste Management Lorries.
9. A.O.B

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Meeting Regarding The Pullman Replacing 195 Bus Service

There will be a meeting in relation to changes to the bus service in the village. The meeting will discuss the withdrawal of the early morning and evening 195 bus service and it's replacement by the Pullman X36.

The meeting is on the Tuesday 18th October at Melbourne and unfortunately Paul cannot attend it so would like to know if anyone can represent Bielby at this meeting.

If they can they can contact Paul on 01759 318077 and he will inform them about it.