Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Walk Sunday 30th December 2012

The Christmas walk is on Sunday 30th at 10:30am, meeting at Mill Lane.
We will be walking to Seaton Ross, and may be calling at the pub for a quick drink.
Hope to see you all there!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas From Ambleside Hens

The hens at Ambleside would like to wish you all a Merry Cluckmas!

Neil would like to thank all his egg customers for their custom this year.

Whilst Neil will be enjoying the festive season the hens don't realise they can take a few days off and will still be laying, so if anyone is in need of some eggs over the festive period then pop along to Neil's.

Once again thanks and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Meal

We're all looking forward to the Christmas Meal tonight (Saturday 22nd Dec) at the Yorkway Hotel.  The only thing we have forgotten to publish is the time (Paul is now getting inundated with telephone calls!).

7.30pm

See you all tonight.

The Blogmaster

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Turkeys

Christmas Turkeys

We have one or two Turkeys available for Christmas.

These are traditionally reared, hand dry plucked and oven ready.

The weights range from 11 lbs to 18 lbs and they are £3.50 / lb.

Please telephone 01759 318588 or 07834 483663

Joan Huxley

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Broadband in Bielby

Broadband in Bielby For those of you wondering about my last post on this subject I have subsequently contacted Quickline Communications with a view to taking up a contract with them. They suggest we should achieve download speeds of 10-14 Mb/sec which is about 15-20 times what we currently achieve with BT. The cost is a one off charge of £195 for installation of the aerial, receiver and router and then £25.50 per month. I will be sending off the paperwork in the next few days with installation due early next year. Gareth Jones

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas Greetings From The Jones Family

Christmas Greetings
 The Jones family would like to wish all their friends in the village a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We have decided not to send out Christmas cards this year but will instead be making donations to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Gareth and Elizabeth Jones

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Thank You

I should like to thank Peter & Val Nolton and all the kind people who supported the recent coffee morning. I am deeply touched and most grateful for the kind thoughts and the contribution to the York Against Motor Neurone disease charity after the recent passing of my dear wife Linda. Hopefully the money will go some way in supporting others who are suffering with this dreadful disease.
Thank you all again.
Peter Wright

Monday, 10 December 2012

Successful Coffee Morning

Pete and Val Nolton would like to say a Big Thank-you to our Family, Friends and people in the village who helped and supported us at our Coffee Morning, at Cherry Court, on Saturday 1st December.

We are delighted to report that we raised £250.00 for York Against Motor Neurone Disease and £273.00 for St. Giles Church, Bielby.

We had a wonderful morning and hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

Once again, many thanks to everyone.

(The village would also like to thank Val & Pete for hosting the event and working so hard with their helpers to put the morning together.)

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Children's Crib Making Service Sunday 16th December 2012

Children's Crib Making Service Sunday 16th December 2012 10.30am St Giles's Church Bielby.

We shall have a short and simple service for children (and parents) to prepare the crib for Christmas.

 It will last 20-30 minutes and include some easy carols like "Away in a manger".

Everyone is welcome.

(This service is in addition to those advertised in the church newsletter.)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Wireless Internet Service

I noticed in todays Pocklington Post (23rd Nov) that an East Yorkshire company called Quickline Communications has just installed a mast near Pocklington. This will provide a wireless internet service which promises to give a much faster data transmission rate than the current copper cables from the Melbourne telephone exchange. Typically we get around 0.7 MB/sec download speeds with BT but Quickline suggests their system speeds could be up to 40 MB/sec. Their website suggests that Bielby would be well within the coverage range of the Pocklington mast.

The advertised cost is a bit higher than the available wired systems but not unduly so. We are considering trying the service and would be interested to know if anyone else in the village has already obtained a connection to this supplier. If anyone has any information we would be interested to know and, if we finally take the plunge and give it a go, we will let you know how it performs.

Gareth Jones
Walbut Dene

Friday, 23 November 2012

Burglary In Village

“As many of you will already be aware, there was a break in on Tuesday evening at 5pm in the village. The Police investigating have asked that we report anything that could be of help, so if you saw any unusual cars parked in or near the village at around 5pm Tuesday or have seen anyone acting suspiciously recently please contact PC Jo Green at Humberside Police by dialing 101 and then extension 5883.

Also, if you have a ladder missing they would like to hear from you.

It would be worthwhile being extra vigilant about security as there have been a number of houses broken into in the surrounding area recently.”

Monday, 19 November 2012

Christmas Meal Choices & Payment

For those of you who have booked onto the Bielby Christmas Meal on Saturday 22nd December at the Yorkway Motel, Paul has asked if you can get your meal choices and payment to him by the end of November.

2 course meal £13.95
3 course meal £16.95

MENU

Starters

Cream of Winter Vegetable Soup
served with crusty roll & butter
Traditional Prawn Cocktail
Succulent prawns with Marie Rose sauce served on a bed of crisp salad
Home-Made Garlic Mushrooms
Button Mushrooms in a creams garlic sauce, served with crusty bread

Mains

Traditional Roast Turkey
with cranberry sauce & all the trimmings
Home-Made Steak & Ale Pie
a Yorksay favourite served with rich beef gravy
Baked Haddock Fillet
served with a creamy mustard sauce
Home Roasted Apricot & Walnut Stuffed Nut Loaf
a delicious vegetarian option
all served with seasonal potatoes & vegetables

Sweets

Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce

Home-Made Sherry Trifle

Raspberry Pavlova Nest

Fresh Coffee & Mints

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Please select from the menu above and fill in the form with your choices. Drop completed forms and payment to...
Paul Kerry
Bowcroft Cottage
Telephone 01759 318811
Could you have your meal choices and payment to Paul by the end of November (payments by cheque are to be made to The Yorkway Motel).

Friday, 16 November 2012

Feedback On Bielby Road Issues

Paul has received the following email regarding the issues residents recently raised regarding the roads in the area.


Paul 
Thank you for your recent email. I have looked at the issues in your email in conjunction with the Bielby Village Taskforce maintenance schedule as there is some overlap between them. 

Gale Carr Lane 

Although the lane is rough in places it does not contain any actionable defects as of yesterdays inspection. I propose to inspect the road again in the spring with a view to carrying out some localised patching works if required subject to funding being available. 

Footpaths/Hedges 

On yesterdays inspection I could not see any hedges that were causing am obstruction to the footpath and require cutting back. I did note though that one or two hedges did appear to have recently been cut. If you have specific addresses that you would like me to inspect please forward them on to me. 

Potholes Bielby to Hayton. 

Numerous tickets have been issued this financial year for potholes on this stretch of road. The most recent was a ticket for 8 x potholes with a completion date of 26 October. It could be that these are the potholes you referred to in your email. Unfortunately this stretch of road does seem susceptible to potholes so will continue to be monitored by this department. 

Culvert although there is evidence on the surface that the culvert has depressed slightly East Riding of Yorkshire Council bridges team have been out and inspected and believe it to be in a stable condition. This issue was first raised with Highway Maintenance back in March this year and has been monitored closely. The situation will continue to be monitored and should the need arise the culvert will be replaced as we recently did at Thorpe Le Street. 

 I hope this email is satisfactory with you but if you wish to discuss the contents of it further please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Regards 
Rob 
Engineer 
Highway Maintenance

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Bielby Oil Syndicate

Bielby Oil Syndicate 

Did you know that there is an oil syndicate in the village?

It has been running for a few years now – a group of us order our oil together and are able to get better prices as a result. At the moment around 20 households in the village regularly benefit from the syndicate, but it is open to everyone, doesn’t cost you anything, and is all organised via e-mail so it is really straightforward (as long as you check your e-mail regularly!)

How it works 

When someone needs a top up they e-mail me (ideally with at least a week’s notice before delivery is needed). I then e-mail the rest of the group to see if anyone else would like a top up, and if so how many litres. Once I have a list of names and quantities required I ring around all the suppliers and ask for a price for the total volume to be delivered to Bielby, which might be say 7,000 litres. The suppliers are keen to secure our order of lots of deliveries within one village as it is very cost efficient for them, instead of driving around from village to village to deliver 500 litres here and there, hence we are offered a very competitive price. There are two suppliers in particular who are very keen to win the syndicate orders. We then go with the supplier who offers us the best price on the day, and I give them a list of who will be ordering and litres required. I then email the people who wanted deliveries with details of the price, who to call to place their order, and the day the oil will be delivered. All you then need to do is ring up and pay for your order as you normally would, quoting Bielby Oil Syndicate.

It’s as simple as that. We just benefit from ordering in bulk, and we always get a better price than you would pay if you were ordering for one drop off on your own. All I do is co-ordinate things so that we can all save a bit of money.

So if you would like to join us, just email me at lisa.hoggarth@hotmail.com and I will add you to the oil syndicate distribution list.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa (Firgrove Lodge)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Winners Of The Intervillage Olympics

A big thanks to all those who attended the inter-village olympics back in September, it was an enjoyable afternoon and guess what, Bielby won. So well done Bielby.

Thanks to all those who took part, a winning combo! We had a real mix of ages with the young ones really enjoying themselves, it was great to see so many families attending. The Quigley's and the Smith's made it a real family affair inviting Grandparents to attend and picnics were taken to make a real day of it.


As you can see it was an enjoyable afternoon and great for all the family. Bielby had a good turn out, so thanks Bielby for helping to make this another great event.

Thanks must go to Hayton for organising & hosting the event this year.

We look forward to seeing you all at next year's inter-village olympics which will be hosted by Bielby.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Duck Race Results

Sunday was a cold day but this didn't deter the villagers who turned out for the annual duck race.

The soup certainly helped to warm us all up.

The winners were as follows:

Race 1 - duck 119 - Lilia Smith - Chocolates and Wine
Race 2 - duck 48 - Stoneleigh Home - Box of Vegetables
Race 3 - duck 51 - Jenny Smith - Iced Christmas Cake
Race 4 - duck 5 - David Todd - Food Hamper
Race 5 - duck 37 - Liz Smith - Langlands Garden Centre Voucher
Race 6 - duck 39 - Bea Quigley - Chyldes Play Voucher

Thanks to all who attended, to all the helpers and all those who donated prizes. We raised £229 for the church.


Christmas Coffee Morning 1st December 2012

Coffee Morning Saturday 1st December 2012 10am to 12 noon at Cherry Court.

Cakes, raffle, handmade gifts & children's toys, homemade sweets & treats, tea cup candles and Christmas tree mystery game.

 Adults £1 includes refreshments.

Children free.

Proceeds to St Giles Church Bielby and York Against Motor Neurone Disease.

Everyone Welcome.

Cake donations on the day would be appreciated.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Highways Meeting Feedback

The Highways Agency will be inspecting and looking at the best method of holding repairs to the "Rytham Gate" to "Scamland" road and also to the temporary holding repairs to "run off" damage on the Seaton Common and Ash Lane part of the network. They will now have close discussion with the planning team for the 2013/14 programme and beyond to establish the level of funding and priority available to continue the same type of work already undertaken on the East Cottingwith end of Ash Lane. They should be in a position to provide further details in January 2013 and the council's plans to improve the network in this area.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Volunteers Wanted For Committee

Volunteers are wanted to form a committee to look into the feasability of a village facility. If interested please let Paul Ward know. Thanks.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Meeting About State Of Roads

Paul attended a state of our roads meeting on behalf of the village with the highways authority. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the state of roads around our villages. I took views of the villagers to this meeting, however it was only a short meeting and more about the council explaining their strategy for the roads and getting our views on this. The main focus of the Council was to carry out long term strategic improvements to the road from the B1228 to Mill Lane at Seaton Ross, up to Rytham Gate, along the road to Melbourne. This is to encourage larger vehicles to avoid villages when making their way to the A1079. Not sure what the people of Allerthorpe will think of this as it will increase the traffic flow through there. If anybody wants a clearer explanation of this Paul will be happy to give this. Paul has two email addresses for people to contact about road issues. The following is the gentleman who deals with smaller maintenance work and Paul will contact him with the issues brought up at the meeting on Monday, but you are free to contact him yourself if you so wish. carl.skelton@eastriding.gov.uk There will be a follow up meeting in January when it is hoped the council will have more news on whether they have been able to obtain the funding required for the improvements necessary. Paul

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Christmas Events

Carol Singing - Sunday 16th December 2012. Meets at Richard and Christine's at 6pm. All money raised to go to Special Care Baby Unit York Hospital.

Hope to hear your singing voices on the night!

Christmas Walk - Sunday 30th December 2012. Walk off your Christmas lunch! Walk to be decided but meet at 10.30am.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Volunteers Wanted 3rd November

Volunteers are wanted on Saturday 3rd November to help clear dead branches from the path that leads to the war plaque. Meet at 10am.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Waterways Strategy Consultation Document

For anyone interested there is a waterways strategy 2012-2020 consultation document available for people to view and comment on. This is a long term strategic approach to the development of the inland waterways, including Pocklington canal. This consultation period is from 24th September to 19th October. Sorry about the short time frame, but Paul has only just received this information. If you want to know more go to http://ruralprogrammes.eastriding.gov.uk/leader/funded-projects/waterways-partnership/ To access it use: username: iwpartnership Password: consultee123 Responses can be submitted to: Email: waterwayspartnership@eastriding.gov.uk post: East Riding and North YorkshireWaterways Partnership C/O East Riding of Yorkshire Council Room JF106 (Baltic Room) County Hall Cross Street Beverley HU17 9 BA If anybody requires more information they can contact Paul.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Duck Race Sunday 28th October 2012

Duck Race

Just wanted to let you know that the Duck Race will take place on Sunday 28th October 2012.

To take place at 11.00 a.m. at the bridge, Mill Lane. Ducks can be purchased in advance from Richard & Christine Tel: 01759 318314 or call at Hollycroft Court, £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.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Dates for Diary 2012

Dates for the diary

Duck Race 11am 28th October at the bridge down Mill Lane.

Volunteers wanted 3rd November 10am to help clear dead branches along canal.

Remembrance Sunday 11th November 10am in church.

Music Event at church 11th November 7pm.

Carol Singing 16th December 6pm.

Village Walk Sunday 30th December 10.30am.

Hope to see you all.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Bielby Christmas Meal 2012

To All Bielby Villagers...

Get into the Christmas spirit!

Saturday 22nd December

7.30pm

at the Yorkway Motel, Pocklington

2 course meal £13.95
3 course meal £16.95
Only 30 places available, so book soon to avoid disappointment
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MENU

Starters

Cream of Winter Vegetable Soup
served with crusty roll & butter

Traditional Prawn Cocktail
Succulent prawns with Marie Rose sauce served on a bed of crisp salad

Home-Made Garlic Mushrooms
Button Mushrooms in a creams garlic sauce, served with crusty bread

Mains

Traditional Roast Turkey
with cranberry sauce & all the trimmings

Home-Made Steak & Ale Pie
a Yorksay favourite served with rich beef gravy

Baked Haddock Fillet
served with a creamy mustard sauce

Home Roasted Apricot & Walnut Stuffed Nut Loaf
a delicious vegetarian option

all served with seasonal potatoes & vegetables

Sweets

Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce

Home-Made Sherry Trifle

Raspberry Pavlova Nest

Fresh Coffee & Mints

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Please select from the menu above and fill in the form with your choices. Drop completed forms and payment to...



Paul Kerry
Bowcroft Cottage
Telephone 01759 318811

Could you have your meal choices and payment to me as soon as possible (payments by cheque are to be made to The Yorkway Motel).

Remembrance Sunday Service

Remembrance Day Service St Giles Church, Bielby
Sunday 11th November at 10.00 a.m.

Following the service in the church the congregation will
Walk to the memorial plaque down the canal for prayers
And the Last Post followed by a fly past of aircraft
From Breighton Airfield.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Music Event At The Church 11th November 2012

Sunday 11th November 7pm to 8.15pm
At St. Giles Church Bielby

The Story of War through Song.

Local musicians perform songs relating to war,
£5.00 for adult
(includes tea and biscuit at half time!)
CDs for sale and
All proceeds to “Help the Heroes”

For tickets contact Richard on 318314 or Ian on 318328

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Harvest Festival Sunday 14th October 2012

Harvest Festival Sunday 14 October 6.30 pm in St Giles's Church.
Everyone welcome.
(Preparing/decorating church 10.00 am Sat 13 Oct)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

State Of Our Roads Up For Discussion

If anybody has any issues about our roads they would like Paul to take forward to a meeting with the Highways Agency which will take place on Wednesday 17th October, then you can email Paul or send your comments via the contact form and I will pass them onto Paul.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Futon Free To Good Home

Free to a good home!

Coral coloured futon with wooden base.

Please call Lisa on 319386 to arrange to collect (the mattress part is pretty heavy!)

Monday, 1 October 2012

Bielby Parish Meeting 15th October 2012

Just to let you know that the BIELBY PARISH MEETING will take place on Monday 15th October 2012.

All resident electors of Bielby Parish are invited to attend Bielby Parish Meeting to be held on Monday 15 October 2012 at 7.30 p.m. at the College Arms.(By kind permission of Jean and Mike McDougall).

The agenda is as follows;

AGENDA
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 23 April 2012.
3. Matters arising from the minutes.
4. Planning applications and outcomes since the last meeting.
5. Bielby Beck update.
6. State of our roads.
7. Carol Singing.
8. A.O.B.

 If you wish to discuss any of the issues then we look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Quiz At Allerthorpe Village Hall 26th October 2012

Just to let you know that there will be a quiz at Allerthorpe Village Hall on Friday 26th October 2012. There will be a pie and pea supper.

More details to follow.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Mixed Yoga Classes

Mixed Yoga Classes will be taking place at Allerthorpe Village Hall on Mondays 6.50 for 7pm from Monday 24th September.

If you are interested, Marilyn Dean is now taking names so ring 01759 318795 for more details.

This is a beginners class so no experience required.

Come along in loose fitting clothing, not jeans and beprepared to work bare foot.

Please don't have a meal in the two hours before the lesson.

A non slip mat is useful but can be provided at first.

A small blanket to cover up for relaxation is usful.

Cost is £50 for 10 lessons or £5.50 for a trial lesson.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Bielby Music Festival 2012 “The Picnic” Sunday August 26th 3pm to 10.30pm

Bielby Music Festival 2012 “The Picnic” Sunday August 26th 3pm to 10.30pm, in Bielby.

Bielby Music Festival is back!

People say that is “Probably the smallest festival in the world”, they may be right, but it is perfectly formed!

Festival organisers Richard Coe and Ian Simpson are confident that this year will be better than ever. Richard said “ With three live bands and many singer songwriters on the line up, it proves to be the best entertainment for miles around.

The festival is held in a paddock in the village.” Ian pointed out that “ We have an outside bar provided by The Gait at Millington, with some local beers.

We have posh loos provided by “At Your Convenience”.

If people bring a picnic, a blanket and seat they can settle in to an afternoon and evening’s exciting programme.

If the weather is poor we will hold the festival inside three marquees”

The line up includes Pink Cadillac, Funktion, Northern Rock, Joe Mills, Stan Graham, Livvy Rooks, Cowboy DC and Martin Ledger and others.

The first band is on at 3pm and the last band finishes at 10.30pm.

Any profit will go towards local charity CRUSE and Marie Curie. (Last year raised £2400 for Macmillan).

Tickets at £10 for adult £5 for children from 01759 318328 or 318314.

Bielby Music Festival 2012 “The Picnic” Sunday August 26th 3pm to 10.30pm

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Birth Announcement

As most of you will already know Stephen and I would like to announce the birth of our son Thomas Ridsdale.

He will be the fourth generation of male Ridsdale to live in Bielby in the last 52 years following his father (Stephen), grandfather (Terry) and great grandfather (Hugo).

We would like to thank all our friends in Bielby for their kind words, cards and gifts - your kindness has been overwhelming and thanks to Alex & Vince for the blue balloons which was a total surprise when I arrived home.

Look forward to seeing you all soon.


Monday, 16 July 2012

Volunteers Needed For Produce Show Preparation

The 23rd Bielby Produce Show will be held on Saturday 4th August 2012.

We are looking for volunteers to help put up the marquees in the church grounds on Thursday 2nd August from 6pm.

We may also need some helpers on the Friday daytime to put the tables into place and the cloths on the tables ready for the exhibits. We have a plan of the layout from last year so hopefully this is not too difficult a job!

Also Friday evening we may need help putting up the signing in & teas and coffee marquee if we haven't got it put up on the Thursday evening.

Let us know if you can help on the Thursday or Friday. Committee members include Richard and Christine, Janet, Graham, Peter Y, Jenny S and me (Sara). Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Produce Show Entry Form 2012

23rd Bielby Produce Show will be held on Saturday 4th August 2012
Entry Form

NAME……………………………………………

ADDRESS ……………………………………...……………………………………………………

AGE (Children Only) …………………………

Alongside each class in which you are entering put the number of exhibits you will enter.
Example:
If you are entering two cucumbers, your form will say:
5) 1 Cucumber             2
If you are entering one lot of sweet peas, your form will say:
23) 6 Sweet Peas            1
Please hand in your form to Richard and Christine Coe at their house on Friday 3rd August between 6 O’Clock  and 8 O’Clock in the evening.

 VEGETABLES (Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs P Thomas)
  
1) 5 Radish                     No. of Exhibits =………

2) 1 Cabbage                     No. of Exhibits =………

3) 1 Cauliflower                No. of Exhibits =………

4) 3 Tomatoes                No. of Exhibits =………

5) 1 Cucumber                No. of Exhibits =………

6) 4 Carrots with Tops            No. of Exhibits =………

7) 8 Raspberries on a Small Plate        No. of Exhibits =………

8) 1 Longest Stick of Rhubarb with Leaf    No. of Exhibits =………

9) 5 Pods of Peas                No. of Exhibits =………

10) 5 Pods of Broad Beans            No. of Exhibits =………

11) 3 Red Beet With Tops            No. of Exhibits =………

12) 3 Potatoes                No. of Exhibits =………

13) 1 Lettuce                    No. of Exhibits =………

14) 5 Runner Beans                No. of Exhibits =………

15) 3 Onions Grown from Seed        No. of Exhibits =………

16) 3 Onions Grown from Sets        No. of Exhibits =………

17) 5 French/Dwarf Beans            No. of Exhibits =………

18) Any Vegetable  or Fruit  not listed    No. of Exhibits =………

 FLOWERS (Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs H Ridsdale)

19) 1 Cactus Plant                    No. of Exhibits =………

20) 4 Cornflowers                    No. of Exhibits =………

21) 1 Rose                        No. of Exhibits =………

22) 1 Sunflower in Vase                No. of Exhibits =………

23)  6 Sweet Peas                    No. of Exhibits =………

24) 4 Pansies                        No. of Exhibits =………

25) Best Scented Rose                No. of Exhibits =………

26) Vase of Mixed Garden Flowers        No. of Exhibits =………

27) 1 House Plant (Flower)                No. of Exhibits =………

28) 3 Dahlias                        No. of Exhibits =………

29) 1 Tallest Thistle                    No. of Exhibits =………

FLOWER ARRANGEMENT (Trophy donated by John & Barbara Peel)


30) Arrangement using a Recycled Container     No. of Exhibits =………

31) Ladies Buttonhole                No. of Exhibits =………

32) Arrangement using Foliage            No. of Exhibits =………

33) Flowers in an Unusual Container        No. of Exhibits =………

34) Olympic Themed Arrangement            No. of Exhibits =………

35) A Small Table Arrangement using a Candle    No. of Exhibits =………

36) A ‘Hot & Spicy’ Floral Arrangement        No. of Exhibits =………

COOKERY (Trophy donated by Mr J. R. Hall)


37) 3 Jam Tarts                    No. of Exhibits =………  
          
38)  Bread Loaf                    No. of Exhibits =………

39) 3 Biscuits                        No. of Exhibits =………

40) 3 Cheese Scones                    No. of Exhibits =………
        
41) Saucer Apple Pie                No. of Exhibits =………
       
42) 3 Pieces of Flapjack                No. of Exhibits =………

43) 3 Butterfly Buns                    No. of Exhibits =………  
     
44) Fruit Loaf                    No. of Exhibits =………

45) 3 Fruit Scones                    No. of Exhibits =………  
                  
46) Victoria Sandwich  (Filled)            No. of Exhibits =………

PRODUCE (Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs J Layton)


47) Jar of Raspberry Jam                No. of Exhibits =………
  
48) Jar of Strawberry Jam                No. of Exhibits =………

49) Jar of any other Jam                No. of Exhibits =………

50) Jar of Lemon Curd                No. of Exhibits =………

51) Jar of Chutney                No. of Exhibits =………

52) Jar of Pickles—Any Variety        No. of Exhibits =………
   
53) 6 Eggs                    No. of Exhibits =………

ARTS & CRAFTS (Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs N Jaques)

54) Embroidery/Tapestry Article        No. of Exhibits =………

55) Home Made Garment            No. of Exhibits =………

56) Oil/Pastel/Watercolour Painting    No. of Exhibits =………

57) Limerick /Poem about Yorkshire Life    No. of Exhibits =………

58) Object Made from Wood        No. of Exhibits =………

59) Photography-Landscape*        No. of Exhibits =………

60) Photography-Farming Life*        No. of Exhibits =………

61) Photography-Flowers or Nature*    No. of Exhibits =………

62) Photography-Family Fun*        No. of Exhibits =………

63) Photography-Weather/Winter Scene*     No. of Exhibits =………

64) Photography-Bielby Scene*        No. of Exhibits =………

*Photographs to be taken by Exhibitor. Photographs to be
displayed on cardboard mounts by the Exhibitor.   

CHILDREN’S CLASSES (Trophy donated by Helen Todd  for the Best Entry)


5 and Under Age Group

65) Decorated Egg                 No. of Exhibits =………

66) A Coloured Picture            No. of Exhibits =………

67) A Face On A Plate             No. of Exhibits =………

6—11 Age Group


68) Decorated Egg                 No. of Exhibits =………

69) A Coloured Picture             No. of Exhibits =………

70) Garden in a Tray             No. of Exhibits =………

71) Animal made from a Vegetable     No. of Exhibits =………

72) Handicraft or Model             No. of Exhibits =………

73) 3 Decorated Biscuits             No. of Exhibits =………

74) Photograph                 No. of Exhibits =………

12—16 Age Group

75) Decorated Egg                 No. of Exhibits =………

76) A Hand Drawn Picture             No. of Exhibits =………

77) Garden in a Tray             No. of Exhibits =………

78) Animal made from a Vegetable     No. of Exhibits =………

79) Handicraft or Model             No. of Exhibits =………

80) 3 Decorated Biscuits             No. of Exhibits =………

81) Photograph                 No. of Exhibits =………

Please hand in your form to Richard and Christine Coe at their house on Friday 3rd August between 6 O’Clock and 8 O’Clock in the evening.

All you have to do is bring your exhibits and entry monies on the Saturday Morning.
The Stewards will be ready with your exhibit labels.

REMEMBER
Each Exhibitor needs his/her own entry form which will be delivered 3 weeks before the show.
More forms are available from the Committee members. Feel free to print of this list if you misplace your entry form. If you misplace your form, or cannot enter in advance, you can still enter on the day.

Just bring your entries and potato plant and bucket to St Giles’ Church on Saturday 4th August from 9.30—11.00am (Prompt).

The organisers will do the rest.

ENTRIES CLOSE  AT 11 O’CLOCK PROMPT.

We look forward to seeing you and your exhibits at the 23rd Annual Bielby Produce Show.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Proposed Housing Development in Pocklington

A leaflet has been distributed announcing a public exhibition on Thursday 12th July 2012 between 3pm and 7pm held at Pocklington Rugby Club regarding proposals for a new housing development of 600 family homes for Kilnwick Road.

The leaflet asks for people to go along and express their views on the proposed plans.



Saturday, 7 July 2012

Bielby Music Festival Sunday 26th August 2012

Bielby Music Festival - The Picnic, will be held on Sunday 26th August 2012 from 3pm til 10.30pm.

The Bielby Music Festival is back by popular demand!

The festival is raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cruse Bereavement Care.

Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 for a child under 16.

You can make an additional donation if you wish.

There will be a bar and toilet facilities.

We hope people will bring a picnic hamper, umbrella, blanket and seat and settle down for great music and maybe a few beers!

The festival and parking will be in a field behind Ivy house, by kind permission of Ged and Stacey.

Another great line up of top local bands and musicians including Northern Rock and Pink Cadilac!

To book tickets ring Ian on 01759 318328 or Richard on 01759 318314. Or alternatively fill out the contact form and I will pass on your ticket requirements via email.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Bus Shelter Rota

The agreed bus shelter rota from previous years is as follows.

May - R. Reed
June - C Emptage
July - J Emptage
August - R Coe
September - N Readman
October - J Knight
November - J Peel
December - A Pilling
January - P Young
February - P Nolton
March - P Ward
April - G Tew

I have been asked to check if you still wish to volunteer to tidy the bus shelter. If you are no longer able to do this can you please let us know.

If you are unable to tidy the shelter in your month but you still wish to help then can you please arrange to swap with someone else - thank you.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Bucket Of Potato Competition Details For Show Day

The Bucket O' Spuds competition will be judged on Bielby Produce Show day (Saturday 4th August 2012).

Please bring your complete potato plant, soil and bucket down to the show between 9.30am and 11am.

Do not dig up your potatoes prior to bringing them down to the show, the show organisers will dig up your potatoes and dispose of the soil so they can weigh your spuds!

Please label your bucket with your full name and bring a carrier bag for your potatoes.

The bucket will be kept by the show for next years competition but you will be able to take your bag of spuds home to enjoy the fruits of your labour!

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for the greatest weight of potatoes.
Prize money is as follows:

1st Prize £20
2nd Prize £10
3rd Prize £5

We look forward to seeing your potatoes on the day and we hope that you have enjoyed growing your spuds! Good luck everyone!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Produce Show Reminder 4th August 2012

We just wanted to remind you about the 23rd Bielby Produce Show which will be held on Saturday 4th August 2012.

The entry forms will be delivered shortly, but here is a quick reminder of all the entries:

 VEGETABLES
(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs P Thomas)
  
1)     5 Radish                   
2)     1 Cabbage                   
3)     1 Cauliflower              
4)     3 Tomatoes              
5)     1 Cucumber              
6)     4 Carrots with Tops          
7)     8 Raspberries on a Small Plate      
8)     1 Longest Stick of Rhubarb with Leaf  
9)     5 Pods of Peas      
10)     5 Pods of Broad Beans  
11)     3 Red Beet With Tops  
12)     3 Potatoes          
13)     1 Lettuce          
14)     5 Runner Beans      
15)     3 Onions Grown from Seed  
16)     3 Onions Grown from Sets  
17)     5 French/Dwarf Beans  
18)     Any Vegetable or Fruit not listed

 FLOWERS
(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs H Ridsdale)

19)     1 Cactus Plant          
20)     4 Cornflowers          
21)     1 Rose                  
22)     1 Sunflower in Vase          
23)      6 Sweet Peas              
24)     4 Pansies              
25)     Best Scented Rose          
26)     Vase of Mixed Garden Flowers  
27)     1 House Plant (Flower)      
28)     3 Dahlias              
29)     1 Tallest Thistle                  

FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

(Trophy donated by John & Barbara Peel)

30)     Arrangement using a Recycled Container
31)     Ladies Buttonhole              
32)     Arrangement using Foliage          
33)     Flowers in an Unusual Container      
34)     Olympic Themed Arrangement  
35)     A Small Table Arrangement using a Candle
36)     A ‘Hot & Spicy’ Floral Arrangement          

COOKERY
(Trophy donated by Mr J. R. Hall)

37)     3 Jam Tarts      
38)     Bread Loaf
39)     3 Biscuits          
40)    3 Cheese Scones      
41)     Saucer Apple Pie      
42)     3 Pieces of Flapjack      
43)     3 Butterfly Buns          
44)     Fruit Loaf              
45)     3 Fruit Scones                      
46)     Victoria Sandwich  (Filled)     
      
 PRODUCE
(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs J Layton)

47)     Jar of Raspberry Jam          
48)     Jar of Strawberry Jam      
49)     Jar of any other Jam          
50)     Jar of Lemon Curd      
51)     Jar of Chutney          
52)     Jar of Pickles—Any Variety  
53)     6 Eggs                  

ARTS & CRAFTS
(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs N Jaques)

54)     Embroidery/Tapestry Article  
55)     Home Made Garment      
56)     Oil/Pastel/Watercolour Painting  
57)     Limerick /Poem about Yorkshire Life
58)    Object Made from Wood      
59)    Photography-Landscape*      
60)     Photography-Farming Life*      
61)    Photography-Flowers or Nature*  
62)     Photography-Family Fun*      
63)     Photography-Weather/Winter Scene*   
64)     Photography-Bielby Scene*      

*Photographs to be taken by Exhibitor. Photographs to be
displayed on cardboard mounts by the Exhibitor.  

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
(Trophy donated by Helen Todd  for the Best Entry)

5 and Under Age Group
65)     Decorated Egg               
66)     A Coloured Picture              
67)     A Face On A Plate   
      
6—11 Age Group
68)     Decorated Egg           
69)     A Coloured Picture          
70)     Garden in a Tray           
71)     Animal made from a Vegetable   
72)     Handicraft or Model           
73)     3 Decorated Biscuits       
74)     Photograph       
      
12—16 Age Group
75)     Decorated Egg           
76)     A Hand Drawn Picture               
77)     Garden in a Tray           
78)     Animal made from a Vegetable   
79)     Handicraft or Model           
80)     3 Decorated Biscuits           
81)     Photograph  

We hope that your potato plant is growing well for the popular Bucket O Spuds Competition. A leaflet will be coming round shortly with more details of what to do with your potato plant on the show day.

The committee also wanted to let you know that there will be a few other activities going on during the afternoon.
  • Guess The Weight Of The Cake - £1 a go for your chance to win the cake!
  • A Quiz - at 50p a go.
  • Raffle
  • Veg box auction.
  • Cake & Book Stall
We look forward to seeing your produce show entries!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Young Kitten Found

David & Julie have phoned to say that they have found a kitten and they were wondering if anyone has lost a kitten.

The kitten is quite young and is quite fluffy and a smokey black colour with a tortoiseshell front.

It has been at David & Julie's for over a week.

Please let us know if this is your kitten or you know who it belongs to. Thanks

Friday, 29 June 2012

Bus Service To York

Angela has let me know about the early morning bus service X36 to York for anyone who doesn't know it exists, Angela didn't until it drove past early one morning back in May!

If you work in York its cheaper than paying for petrol and parking £4.95 for a day saver ticket, this will get you to and from work as well as any other Transdev bus service.

The bus comes through Bielby at 6.47am and arrives in York at 7.40am, the bus back sets off from York Station at 5.40pm and stops at all the usual stops the same as EYMS buses.

The route
Pocklington
Bielby
Everingham
Seaton Ross
Melbourne
Sutton in Derwent
Elvington

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Shelving Wanted For Hearing Dogs For Deaf

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People desperately need shelving to store bedding etc. in their accommodation block. Does any one have some surplus shelving they can donate?

The shelving needs to be no taller than 40 inches due to a sloping ceiling but can be any length or width (but preferably as wide as possible).

If you can help, please contact Gemma Theakston at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People on: 01759 322299 or e-mail: gemma.theakston@hearingdogs.org.uk

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Bielby Facebook Group

I have received an email from Angela who has created a Bielby group on facebook as it's another way of getting the villagers to be social.

Angela doesn't know many people in the village and thought it would be another way to get to know people and what's going on in the village.

Events and other info can be added to the group. If you are on facebook then you can take a look at the group via the following link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/249577521821488/#

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Results of Friends Of St Giles' Church 100 club

St Giles' Bielby 100 Club

A big thankyou to everyone for supporting the 100 club. Through your generosity the church received £800 towards running costs.

The following is a list of the lucky winners:

July 2011 Sam Preston (ticket 94) £20
July 2011 Barbara Wilkinson (ticket 43) £10
August 2011 Mary Milner (ticket 30) £20
August 2011 the Clark Family (ticket 55) £10
September 2011 Sam Preston (ticket 94) £20
September 2011 Suzanne Rushton (ticket 99) £10
October 2011 Julia Dettmarr (ticket 5) £20
October 2011  Jim Laird (ticket 72) £10
November 2011 Jill Marshall (ticket 4) £20
November 2011 Suzanne Rushton (ticket 99) £10
December 2011 S & J Robinson (ticket 8) £50
December 2011 Alex Quigley (ticket 73) £50
January 2012 Sam Preston (ticket 94) £20

January 2012 Daniel Reed (ticket 81) £10
February 2012 David Todd (ticket 86) £20
February 2012 Pam Laird (ticket 71) £10
March 2012 Paul Audin (ticket 78) £20
March 2012 Julie Todd (ticket 87) £10
April 2012 Richard Marshall (ticket 27) £20
April 2012 L & M Hoggarth (ticket 22) £10
May 2012 Sandra Johnson (ticket 11) £20
May 2012 Sam Preston (ticket 94) £10
June 2012 Gareth Jones (ticket 18) £20
June 2012 Rachael Reed (ticket 82) £10

Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket for 2012/2013 please contact Bronwen at Sandybank.

Money spent last year:

Total Prize Money          £430
Donation To Church       £800
Licence & Printing costs £ 35

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Jubilee Quiz Winners

For those who entered the Royal Dingbats Quiz and the Diamond Jubilee Picture Quiz 2012 we wanted to announce the winners.

The Royal Dingbats Quiz was won by the Readman/Smith team so well done Janet, Neil, Shirley, Bernard & Mark with a score of 18/18.

We had a tie for top place with the Diamond Jubilee Picture Quiz 2012. The winning teams were a joint effort by the Noltons, Coes, Brittons as one team and the Bielby/Kexby Cravens as the other team both scoring a massive 42/46.

The answers to the Picture quiz were:

1) What momentous occasion was the Queen toasting? The Millenium

2) Which of the Queen’s children had just been born in 1950? Princess Anne

3) What event was taking place on 1st July 1969? Investiture of Charles as the Prince of Wales

4) Who was the Queen meeting in April 1955? Sir Winston Churchill

5) What was the Queen Mother celebrating on the 4th August 2000? 100th Birthday

6) Which of the Queen’s children had just been born in 1948? Prince Charles

7) When did the Queen accede to the throne? February 1952

8) Who was marrying on the 6th May 1960? Princess Margaret & Anthony Armstrong Jones

9) What year did Princess Diana die? 1997

10) Which of the Queen’s children had just been born in 1960? Prince Andrew

11) What year did Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles get married? April 2005

12) What job did the Queen undertake during the Second World War? Truck Driver in ATS

13) What year did Princess Margaret die? February 2002

14) Which of the Queen’s children had just been born in 1964? Prince Edward

15) What was the Queen doing for the last time in 1997? Disembarks Royal Yacht Britannia

16) What event had just taken place in May 1937? Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth

17) Who was getting married in November 1973? Princess Anne & Lieutenant Mark Phillips

18) What year was the Queen born? 1926

19) Which of the Queen’s grandchildren had just been born in 1984? Prince Harry

20) What duty was the Queen undertaking to represent her empire for the first time in 1953? 1st Commonwealth Tour

 21) Who did Prince Edward marry in June 1999? Sophie Rhys Jones

22) What year did the Queen marry Prince Philip? November 1947

23) Which Royal building was on fire in November 1992? Windsor Castle

24) What Cunard liner was being launched in September 1967? QEII

25) What birthday was the Queen celebrating in this family portrait in 1944? 18th Birthday

26) What year was Prince William born? 21st June 1982

27) What sporting event was taking place at Edinburgh in July 1970? Commonwealth Games

28) Who married in July 1986? Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson

29) Who was the Queen honouring in November 1983? Mother Teresa

30) What duty was the Queen undertaking? Christmas Broadcast

31) Who was the Queen meeting in May 1982? Pope John Paul II

32) What event took place on the 2nd June 1953? Queen’s coronation

33) What year did Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer get married? 29th July 1981

34) Which country did the Queen fly in from following the death of her father King George VI? Kenya

35) What date did Prince William & Catherine Middleton get married? 29th April 2011

36) Who is the Queen’s first grandchild born in 1977? Peter Phillips

37) What event was being celebrated and what year was it? 1966 World Cup England V West Germany 4-2

38) What was the Queen celebrating? Coronation of 2nd June 1953

39) Who had just married in July 2011? Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall

40) Whose funeral was taking place in March 2002? Queen Mother’s

41) What year did the Queen broadcast her first Christmas message? 1957

42) What event has just taken place in 1997? Death of Princess Diana

43) What year was Princess Elizabeth christened? 29th May 1926

44) What event was being celebrated in June 1977? Silver Jubilee

45) What was Princess Elizabeth doing for the first time in October 1944? 1st Radio Broadcast

46) What event was the Queen and her family celebrating in 2002? Golden Jubilee


Well done to all those who took part.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Jubilee Thanks

The Jubilee committee just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the village celebrations so successful. Without the help of everyone the event would not have been possible.


Thanks to all those who helped to clear, clean and decorate the barn prior to the event, to those who brought down the much needed chairs, tables, bales and other equipment - speakers, pa system, music system, lights etc, thanks for the food, the sausages, buns and trifles went down a treat. Thanks for all the bunting, flags & table cloths that helped to make the barn look special and the wonderful jubilee flower arrangements that were personalised with the childrens decorated crowns, what a lovely touch. Thanks for the music compilation and for preparing the children's food and helping on the day with serving the food. The bouncy castle, pinatas and garden games at Stoneleigh were a great hit with the children and the medals for the fancy dress competition will be treasured for a long time to come. Thanks to all those who helped with the smooth running of the event on the day and then all those who helped with the clear up on Tuesday.


Thanks must go to the staff and residents of Stoneleigh for making the large crowd of villagers, friends and family so welcome.

A final thanks must go to everyone who attended the event for making the day so special, everyone really got into the spirit of it and the sea of red, white and blue parading up the village was certainly a sight to see.

 

The children all looked brilliant in their fancy dress costumes so thanks for all your efforts.

The committee have received a few notes of thanks for the celebrations which I thought I would share with you.

" Thanks for the lovely hospitality." -Gilly and Rob (Lisa's Parents)

"Can you pass on to the villagers of Bielby how wonderful I thought it was that there are people wiling to give up there time and thank them for making us feel really welcome.  I think this Jubilee has been really good for everyone bringing good old fashioned values into a crazy world." Sue (Jenny W's friend)

"Dear Jubilee Committee,
Thank you so much for inviting Rob & I to your Diamond Jubilee Celebration. We both enjoyed it very much.
It was good to meet up again with village residents both old and new.
Thank you also for the "OBE" it certainly was a lovely surprise. The certificate will be framed & displayed in a prominent position in our home.
With many thanks once again.
Best Wishes to you all.
Yours Margaret & Rob"

Thanks again everyone, a jubilee celebration to remember!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

2nd Cricket Match Tuesday 12th June 2012 Weather Permitting

Bielby CC have drawn Wheldrake CC for the second round of the Canon Headley Cup this year.

Match to be played Tuesday 12th June 2012, weather permitting.

Meet at 6pm at Neil's house.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Village Olympics 16th September 2012

This years Intervillage Olympics is to be held on Sunday 16th September 2012 at Hayton, so ample notice for all budding athletes to get training!

 It's a great day for all the family.

Some of the Bielby gang that attended the Olympics last year.
Some of the races included in previous years are:

3 legged race
running race
egg and spoon race
bale rollling
sack race
piggy back race
Richard & Sara recovering after the piggy back race were they took a tumble at the finish line and Jenny sporting the team colours for last year.
Richard R will be pleased to know that I won't be entering the piggy back race this year!

Look forward to seeing you all there - I'll let you know further details about team colour and times when I receive this information.

Friday, 8 June 2012

1st Cricket Match Result 2012

We just wanted to let you know that Bielby won by 6 wickets in the game played at Ellerton on the 29th May 2012.

Bielby v Ellerton - Ellerton 53 all out and Bielby 56 for 4.

Top scorer was Edward Simpson on 27 not out.

Well bowled to Neil Spinks taking 4 wickets and Will Simpson, Edward Simpson and Stuart Rushton taking 2 wickets each.

Thanks to all who played and supporters on the night.

Next game against Wheldrake - date to be arranged.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Jubilee Photograph Album

I would like to put a Jubilee Photograph Album together as a momento of the day that would go in the Church for all to see.

So if anyone has any photos of the day they would like to have in the album then please send them to Sara, if you are not sure of my email address then just fill in the contact form and I will email you so you have my email address.

Thanks.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee Reminders

Hi All,
Well thanks to all those who could make it down to the barn on Sunday or last night to help clean and decorate, it's much appreciated and the barn is looking good. Thanks to all those who have brought down tables, chairs, bales, bunting and flags, etc.

Just a few quick reminders:
  • If anyone has any more tables and chairs that we can borrow then can you please bring them down to the barn Sunday night or Monday morning, we need to seat 148!
  • Food is catered for but please bring your own drinks and cups/beakers/glasses.
Here's a quick run down of events for the day:
  • 2pm meet at Church.
  • Parade up village to nursing home for children's fancy dress competition.
  • Leave nursing home around 3.30pm and parade back to barn.
  • 3.45/4pm - Bielby Diamond Jubilee Celebrations begin at barn.
  • 4.15pm - 5.15pm Magician to entertain children and adults!
  • 5.30pm - Children's tea party.
  • 6.30pm - Pie & Pea Supper.
  • Finish around 8pm.
Between 4 and 8pm there will be the chance to do:
  • A royal picture quiz at your leisure.
  • A royal dingbats quiz, the children will have a children's corner with colouring sheets, a quiz, spot the difference and wordsearch all with a royal theme!
  • There will be an opportunity to dance, we hope to see all you ceroc enthusiasts up dancing, showing off your moves!
  • There will be disco lights and music for you disco dancing divas!
  • Some surprise presentations.
  • All children will receive a certificate for attending the event which can be collected when parents leave, with their children of course!!!!
We look forward to seeing you all at the event.

Monday, 28 May 2012

1st Cricket Match of 2012 Tuesday 29th May

Bielby CC have drawn Ellerton CC away for the first round of the Canon Headley Cup this year.

Match to be played Tuesday 29th May 2012 from 6.15pm at Ellerton Cricket Ground.

Watch out for two new members of the team! Spectators welcome to cheer on the team.

Good luck Bielby CC!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Jubilee Fever

The warm weather and next weekend's two day bank holiday is getting villagers in the party mood. This bucket O spuds was captured basking in the sunshine trying on its Diamond Jubilee fancy dress outfit.

"Other brands of beer are available"







The Bielby Blogmaster interviewed the bucket o spuds and asked if this was going to be the actual fancy dress outfit it would be wearing at next weeks party?

"No," replied the bucket, "I was just wearing the Union Flag hat to keep the sun off my leaves, I'm of course going to come as King Edward!!"


What will you be wearing at the jubilee party?

It's going to be a good turn out from Bielby residents, with total ticket sales at 130 we're looking forward to a great celebration.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tickets Still Available for Jubilee Closing Date Saturday 26th May 2012

Just wanted to let you know that there are still tickets available for the Jubilee Celebrations on  Monday 4th June 2012. If you haven't ordered your tickets yet there is still time, closing date for buying tickets is Saturday 26th May 2012. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £1 for children (the children's ticket includes a children's tea party of sandwiches, buns and ice-cream etc, if your child wishes to have the pie and peas supper they will be classed as an adult in order to cover the cost of the food.)

If you would still like tickets or additional tickets for friends or family then pop down to Common Farm and Sara will sort out your payment and tickets with you.

A quick reminder that volunteers are wanted to help clean the barn for the Jubilee Celebrations, we will be cleaning the barn on Sunday 27th May anytime really as we will be about all day but we could say from 10-12 or 1 to 3pm and then  we would like volunteers to help decorate the barn on Thursday 31st May from 7pm.

If you have any tables and chairs then please bring them along to the barn anytime on Sunday 27th May.

If anyone has any union jack bunting or flags or other red, white or blue decorations then please bring them down to the farm as well!

Thanks in advance. Look forward to seeing you all.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Volunteers Needed To Help Clean & Decorate Barn For Jubilee Celebration

Volunteers wanted to help clean the barn for the Jubilee Celebrations on Sunday 27th May anytime really as we will be about all day but we could say from 10-12 or 1 to 3pm and then decorate the barn on Thursday 31st May from 7pm.

We are looking for suitable tables and chairs (eg plastic garden table and chairs) that you could loan us for the Jubilee celebrations.

If you have any tables and chairs then please bring them along to the barn at Common Farm anytime on Sunday 27th May.

If anyone has any union jack bunting or flags or other red, white or blue decorations then please bring them down to the farm, even if you can't stay to help!

I'll do a reminder closer to the time but just wanted to get organised now!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

New Cricket Season 2012

Bielby CC have drawn Ellerton CC away for the first round of the Canon Headley Cup this year.

Match to be played on either Friday 25th or Tuesday 29th May 2012.

Practice for all players, old and new, at Bubwith Cricket Ground on 22nd May, 6.30pm.

For more details, please contact Neil Readman.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Tables & Chairs Needed For Jubilee Celebration

We are looking for suitable tables and chairs (eg plastic garden table and chairs) that you could loan us for the Jubilee celebrations.

If you have any tables and chairs then please bring them along to the barn at Common Farm anytime on Sunday 27th May.

Thank you.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Vegetarian Option For Jubilee Pie & Peas Supper

For those of you who are coming to the Diamond Jubilee Celebration on Monday 4th June, we would just like to check whether anyone would like to order the vegetarian option for the pie and peas supper.

If you are wanting a vegetarian pie instead of a meat pie then can you please let one of the committee members know as soon as possible as Val will be confirming our order with the bakery at the end of May.

Val Nolton
Graham & Julie Tew
Paul Ward
Alex Quigley
Sara Ridsdale

If you haven't ordered your tickets yet there is still time, closing date for buying tickets is Saturday 26th May 2012. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £1 for children (the children's ticket includes a children's tea party of sandwiches, buns and ice-cream etc, if your child wishes to have the pie and peas supper they will be classed as an adult in order to cover the cost of the food..)

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the event.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Bielby Church Services May, June & July 2012

Here is the list of Bielby church services for St Giles'Church in May, June & July 2012.

6th May 9.15am Morning Prayer
20th May 9.15am Holy Communion
3rd June 9.15am Holy Communion
17th June 9.15am Holy Communion
1st July 9.15am Morning Prayer
15th July 9.15am Holy Communion

The church welcomes everyone.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Bells and Bagpipes Concert & Talk 18th May 2012

"Bells and Bagpipes, Wood and Leather, Strings and Things Like Horn and Feather" Tickets for this concert/talk (£5 adults, 16 and under free) are also available from john_peel@btopenworld.com Tickets: £5 adults (Children 16 and under free) includes light refreshments (proceeds to church's upkeep) available from 01759-318311 (only 55 tickets - so early booking advisable).

Friday, 27 April 2012

Learn About Instruments & Music Played In Ancient East Riding

On Friday 18th May at 7.30 pm in St Giles's Church, Bielby the "Bells and Bagpipes Wood and Leather Strings and Things Like Horn and Leather" event will take place. 

This event is a light-hearted look at instruments and music once played in the ancient East Riding - by Tim Bayley and John Peel of The York Waits (last gig, fanfaring HM the Queen in York, now playing Bielby!)

Tickets: £5 adults (Children 16 and under free) includes light refreshments (proceeds to church's upkeep) available from 01759-318311 (only 55 tickets - so early booking advisable)

Instruments will include: shawm, flute, 8" recorder, 8' recorder (yes, 8' ), pipe and tabor, trumpet, sackbut, busine, bell, horn, gemshorn, crumhorn, lute, psaltery, harp, portative organ, English bagpipes, French bagpipes, Flemish bagpipes, (no Scottish bagpipes), curtal, rackett, hurdy-gurdy, cittern, maybe more......

Friends Of St Giles' 100 Club To Be Drawn At The Church

Bronwen has been in touch to say that the 100 club will now be drawn in the church on the first Sunday of every month.


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Opinions Wanted On Increase In Large Lorries Through Village

It was raised at the Parish Meeeting last night that we ask for village opinion regarding the general increase in large lorries through the village to see if there was significant support for talking to our MP.

If you have concerns Susan Smith would be grateful if you could let her know in writing. She would be willing to take this further if there are significant concerns in the village.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Jubilee Tickets

Thank you to all the villagers who have let us know whether they can attend the Bielby Jubilee Celebrations.

The Jubilee event is now open to friends and family so if you would like to request tickets for family and friends then please let us know.

Tickets can be purchased from the committee members;

Val Nolton
Graham & Julie Tew
Paul Ward
Alex Quigley
Sara Ridsdale

Closing date for buying tickets is Saturday 26th May 2012. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £1 for children.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Compost For Sale

Just wanted to let you know that Matt & Jenny are selling bags of compost again this year, so those of you who are keen gardeners may be interested.

5 bags for £10 or £2.50 per bag.

Bags can be paid for and collected at Matt & Jenny's house which is Mayfield Cottage.

Happy Gardening!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Baby Sitting

I am Molly Britton- daughter of Debbie and Tony Britton.

I just wanted to let the village know that I am available for babysitting.

Call 01759 318611 for more information.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Tickets On Sale For Ellie's Fundraising Musical Event 21st April 2012

Tickets on sale NOW!!!

In Everingham Village Hall On Saturday 21st April there will be a Musical Afternoon, 3-6pm, including Jazz, Folk and Fun, a delicious home-cooked tea (including a vegetarian option), an open bar with Local Ale available. The tickets are £10 per person and £5 for under 14s. Tickets are available from Beatrice, Jon, Ellie or Mae 01759-319432 0r 07931-909900. We will do the rounds soon too, limited spaces available so book early!!!

ALSO....

On May Bank Holiday Weekend, Ellie, Mae and Beatrice will be cycling to the seaside and back on 'Ladies Shopper Bicycles' with a nights camping thrown in!!! We are looking for sponsors for our magnificent effort and forms will be available to pledge your dosh on the Musical Afternoon in Everingham, and will also be in general circulation from 1st April.

Ellie Stanford, from The Mill, is going on a trip to Venezuela in July this year for 6 weeks. Whilst she is there she will be working with a team from the UK building a community centre and planting trees to help prevent landslides during the rainy season. It is a very worthwhile cause and she is very passionate about it. She has to raise £2500 to cover the cost of the trip and this is how she is going to do it!!!

Please support Ellie if you can thank you!!!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Bucket O Spuds Competition

This year we would like to introduce a Bucket O Spuds Competition - this will be £5 entry and you will receive a bucket and a seed potato so that you can attempt to grow the most potatoes by weight! The person who grows the heaviest amount of potatoes will win a cash prize!

Proceeds from the competition will be shared between St Giles' Church and the Bielby Produce Show.

The competition will be judged on the show day - Saturday 4th August 2012.

If you are interested in taking part then please let Richard Coe, Graham Tew or Sara Ridsdale know as soon as possible so we can get the bucket and seed potato to you so you can get growing!

Happy Growing!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Bielby Parish Meeting Monday 23rd April 2012

BIELBY PARISH MEETING AGM

All resident electors of Bielby Parish are invited to attend the Bielby Parish Meeting AGM to be held on Monday 23 April 2012 at 7.30 p.m. at the College Arms.
(By kind permission of Jean and Mike McDougall).

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the last AGM held on Monday 18 April 2011.
3. Matters arising from the minutes.
4. Reports: Chairman’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
St Giles Church
Parish Paths
Vale Watch
Bielby Produce Show
5. Election of Officers for 2012: Chairman
Secretary
Treasurer
6. Any other business

To be followed by the Parish Meeting Ordinary

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the last meeting (17 October 2011)
3. Matters arising from the minutes.
4. Correspondence.
5. Planning applications and outcomes since the last meeting.
6. Bielby Beck update/Waterflow at the Mill.
7. Diamond Jubilee.
8. A.O.B.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Friday, 30 March 2012

23rd Bielby Produce Show Saturday 4th August 2012

We just wanted to let you know that the 23rd Bielby Produce Show will be held on Saturday 4th August 2012.

The leaflet and entry forms will be delivered shortly so that you can start to get your entries ready.

This year we would like to introduce a Bucket O Spuds Competition - this will be £5 entry and you will receive a bucket and a seed potato so that you can attempt to grow the most potatoes by weight! The person who grows the heaviest amount of potatoes will win a cash prize! A leaflet will be coming round shortly so that you can let us know if you are interested.

The committee also wanted to let you know that there will be a few other activities going on during the afternoon.
  • Guess The Weight Of The Cake - £1 a go for your chance to win the cake!
  • A Quiz - at 50p a go.
  • Raffle
  • Veg box auction.
We look forward to seeing your produce show entries, so get growing, producing and creating!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club

Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club would like to welcome new members of all abilities to their friendly, sociable club, one of the few that offers two fantastic grass courts, as well as two all-weather surfaces.

So, dust off your racquets and take advantage of this season`s new members special offers, just £100 for a family membership and £50 for an adult. Free adult coaching is available on 16th, 23rd and 30th April from 6.30pm.

There is a subs evening on the 16th April at the St Vincent Arms pub at 8pm following the first free coaching session for existing and new members to join the club for the new season.

Check our website for further details www.sodtennisclub.webs.com or contact Jane Pearson 07773 070153/Chris Hobson 07801 081811.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bielby Jubilee Celebrations Monday 4th June 2012

Bielby Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Monday 4th June 2012

Jubilee Fancy Dress Parade & Magical Musical Jubilee Tea Party

Jubilee Fancy Dress Parade

Fancy Dress Theme is red/white/blue or 1950’s style clothes or dress as a King or Queen for the
adults and any fancy dress for the children.

The parade will start outside the Church at 2pm and will parade down Main Street to Stoneleigh Nursing Home.

The children’s fancy dress will be judged by the residents of Stoneleigh.

At 3.30pm will parade from Stoneleigh to Common Farm, Gale Carr Lane for the Magical
Musical Jubilee Tea Party.

Magical Musical Jubilee Tea Party

Held at the barn @ Common Farm, Gale Carr Lane from 4pm til 8pm.

Entertainment will include a magician, royal picture quiz, tea dance and disco, children’s tea
party and pie & peas supper for adults.

All food is included in the ticket price. Bring your own drinks.

Adults £5, Children £1. Open to Bielby Residents Only (Dependent on numbers.)

Leaflets are being delivered by committee members this week and will be collected in on the date mentioned on the leaflet. Alternatively you can drop your leaflet at the address mentioned on the leaflet or phone or email as mentioned.

If you would like to request more tickets for family members or friends not living in the village then please fill out the request form on the leaflet and we will get back to you when we know numbers attending the celebration.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Waterfall To Be Discussed At Parish Meeting

Paul, the Chair of the Parish Meeting, has asked me to add this to the website.
"You may have received a note through your letterbox on Monday relating to the waterfall at the Old Mill. I was asked on Saturday to look in to this matter as the Chair of the Parish meeting and to put it on the agenda for the next meeting in April. I agreed this was the correct way to deal with this matter and spoke to a number of people on Sunday. I am very disappointed that this note has been delivered, two days later, without giving the issue the chance to be discussed in a responsible way at the meeting so everybody can have their view heard. This note was very unhelpful, aggressive and not based around any factual evidence and the person sending it did not have the decency to sign it, therefore I would ask you to ignore this note and come to the meeting to hear all the facts and make your own minds up, that includes the mystery person writing this note."
Thank you
Paul Ward
Chair of the Parish Meeting

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Local Crime Community Sentence Project

I have been asked me to see if anyone in the village would be interested in attending a presentation about the Local Crime Community Sentence project (LCCS) which is a joint venture by magistrates and probation officers to increase knowledge and understanding of community sentences.

You can find out more about this project via the LCCS website http://www.lccs.org.uk/

If you are interested in attending a LCCS presentation then please drop us a line in the contact form box by clicking on the contact form link.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Fund Raising For Venezuela Charity Trip

Ellie Stanford, from The Mill, is going on a trip to Venezuela in July this year for 6 weeks. Whilst she is there she will be working with a team from the UK building a community centre and planting trees to help prevent landslides during the rainy season. It is a very worthwhile cause and she is very passionate about it. She has to raise £2500 to cover the cost of the trip and this is how she is going to do it!!!

In Everingham Village Hall On Saturday 21st April there will be a Musical Afternoon, 3-6pm, including Jazz, Folk and Fun, a delicious home-cooked tea (including a vegetarian option), an open bar with Local Ale available. The tickets are £10 per person and £5 for under 14s. Tickets are available from Beatrice, Jon, Ellie or Mae 01759-319432 0r 07931-909900. We will do the rounds soon too, limited spaces available so book early!!!

ALSO....

On May Bank Holiday Weekend, Ellie, Mae and Beatrice will be cycling to the seaside and back on 'Ladies Shopper Bicycles' with a nights camping thrown in!!! We are looking for sponsors for our magnificent effort and forms will be available to pledge your dosh on the Musical Afternoon in Everingham, and will also be in general circulation from 1st April.

Please support Ellie if you can thank you!!!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Pub Social Night

Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder that it's the last social night in the College Arms on Thursday evening.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Update From Flood Liaison Group

Paul has sent an update from the Flood Liaison Group meeting that took place on 10th February.

The villagers were asked if they had any questions regarding flood issues.

Stephen submitted a question;
There are approximately 1,300 new houses proposed to be built in Pocklington over the coming years. The surface water from this proposed development will be drained into the Bielby Beck which is already at capacity in times of high rainfall, causing flooding to houses in the village and along the course of the beck. Will this issue be considered by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council when it is making its plans for future development in Pocklington? Stephen Ridsdale - Bielby Parish Council.
The answer is below;
The Council has taken into account information about flooding in Pocklington through the preparation of a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and other sources, such as the River Derwent Catchment Flood Management Plan, June 07 flooding records, etc, All of this information is being used in assessing the suitability of different sites for accommodating new development. Parish / Town Councils and other landowners / bodies with an interest in such land will be contacted shortly to ensure that the 'evidence' (including flood risk where this is relevant) is factually correct. Following on from this validation of information, the Council will be consulting on these sites through the Site Allocations Development Plan Document. This consultation will be done in the normal manner and will allow all those with an interest in this matter to respond. Also, the Core Strategy contains a policy which requires developers to take measures to manage surface water on-site (through Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems where practical), to ensure that the run off rate on greenfield sites is like for like, and on brownfield sites, development must achieve a 30% reduction. In both instances, a climate change allowance is required (i.e. to offset future increases in rainfall). You can view the latest version of this policy by looking at the Core Strategy Further Consultation document on the Council's Forward Planning web page.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Union Jack Bunting & Flags Wanted For Jubilee Celebrations

The Jubilee Committee have had their first meeting and come up with a plan for the Jubilee Celebrations for the village which the committee members are now looking into in more detail. We will let you know what has been decided as soon as possible but we hope that the main celebration will take place on Monday 4th June 2012, so keep this date free if possible!

In the meantime we were wondering if anyone had any union jack bunting or union jack flags they would be willing to lend us for the jubilee celebrations, if so please let us know via the contact form. Thank you.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dancing Cancelled

It's late notice, but the dancing at Allerthorpe Village Hall has been cancelled for tonight (Thursday 9th Feb) due to the snow and poor travelling conditions.

We've all been having a great time at Allerthorpe learning new moves and routines.

There is now a fourtnights break, so the next session is on Thursday 1st March at 7.30pm - everyone welcome.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Telephone Scam

Alex was sent this email from ERYC about a telephone scam so we thought that we would make you all aware of this.
I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who was conducting a test on the telephone lines.
He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine (9), zero (0), the hash sign (#), and then hang up.

Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.

Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phone number.

I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons.

DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE...

The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW.
After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so Do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

College Arms Closing End Of February

Gary has emailed to say that regretfully the College Arms will be closing at the end of February due to falling trade.

The family would like to thank those who have supported the pub.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Flood Liaison Group Meeting 10th February

Paul has asked me to let you all know that he will be attending the council's Flood Liaison Group meeting on the 10th February 2012.

There will be a session at the end of the meeting for questions to be asked about flooding issues.

If you have any flood related questions they need to be received by the council's Senior Committee Manager by Thursday 26th January 2012. Please use the contact form box by clicking on the contact form link to let us know your questions and I will pass them onto Paul or the council member.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Local Archaeology Talk At The Church 8th February

WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY 7.30 pm in St Giles's Church, Bielby

An illustrated talk about our local archaeology:
''Exploring an Ancient Landscape - the Foulness Valley''
- by Dr Peter Halkon of Hull University

Peter is the expert on the archaeology of our district. The River Foulness starts in the fields between Bielby, Everingham and Harswell, flowing down to the Humber.

Peter discovered the 2,500 year-old logboat near Holme OSM and excavated the Roman remains under Hayton village. Some of the woodwork found there was the best crafted ever discovered in the former Roman Empire.

Tickets: £5.00 including light refreshments
Only 50 tickets available (small church!), so book early to avoid disappointment
Order/buy from: john_peel@btopenworld.com tel 318311
Proceeds to Bielby church