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


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



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


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


Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce

Home-Made Sherry Trifle

Raspberry Pavlova Nest

Fresh Coffee & Mints


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;

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.