Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Oil & Diesel Theft

Alex sent me an email from the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme to let us know that there had been an incident of oil theft for a co-ordinator of the East Riding Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and to be aware of this.

A leaflet from the East Riding Of Yorkshire Council says,

"Theft of heating and diesel oil has been a problem for many years and the police have noticed an increase in this type of crime whenever the price of crude oil rises. A rise in the price of fuel at the petrol pump inevitably leads to a rise in the cost of heating oil. This makes oil a more attractive proposition for the thief and they are now actively targeting fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and domestic properties."

Monday, 25 March 2013

Charity Cycle Ride

Laurie Tew (Laurence Tew) from Corner Farm House is going to be cycling 960 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats over Easter to raise money for Anthony Nolan, a charity campaigning to fight blood cancers.

Any sponsors would be greatly appreciated and would be a great motivation as they're going to such a great cause.

If you would like to sponsor him, you can do so by clicking on the link below: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/laurietew Thank you!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Notes From Meeting Re State Of The Roads

Notes of a meeting about the condition of the roads in Seaton Ross, Melbourne, Everingham, Bielby and Allerthorpe held on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 9-10.15am in Seaton Ross village hall.

Nigel Leighton opened the meeting and explained the problems caused by the winter weather and that the Highways teams hope to get on top of the winter damage in 8 to 12 weeks. There are still austerities but the Government is giving £2.5 million extra over 2 years and hopefully roads will get some extra funding from any Authority underspend.

Proposed works Carl Skelton announced that funding will be available for the rest of Ash Lane to a similar standard as the existing at a cost of £650,000 (Phase 3). Work should start in September and last 6 to 8 weeks. In the next financial year they will lever in funding for the road from the Mill to Rythamgate (Phase 4). If there is any underspend on Phase 3 then they would try and use it to start on Phase 4. Teams of engineers are still inspecting regularly in the area. Pothole repairs are being done. They are also looking at the road from Rythamgate to Scamland and are concerned about the road from Rythamgate to Everingham.

Survey The Strategic Transport Team has a 5 year plan with an overview of traffic flows, accidents, the significance of rural businesses and how to access them, etc. Their policies have to be fair to all villages. They also have to manage the expectations of residents. They are currently looking at vehicle movements in our area. At present the movements seem to be spread fairly evenly through the villages. Nigel will let us know when the survey is completed and is happy to have another meeting with us to share the results. Action: Meeting to be arranged

Impact of Kemps composting business John Scott Whiteley, on behalf of Everingham Action Group, reported that they feel Everingham has reached lorry capacity and queried whether Kemps is a suitable place for composting. Nigel replied that a reprocurement exercise for all waste removal is ongoing with new contracts starting in April 2014 and lasting 10 years. Tenders have to be returned by July 2013. This may or may not have an impact on Kemps facility. The Council is encouraging some smaller haulage firms to tender, to help local employment. This may also have an impact on road journeys. It is important to support local businesses.

Safer journeys There was a discussion about speeding and what sort of calming measures and improvements might be possible. 20mph speed limits are not currently enforceable in law. A 40mph limit on the straight going into Everingham was suggested, also passing places on the road from Thorpe-le-Street to Everingham if lorries continue to travel that way. Chris Taylor reported that Melbourne is installing two flashing signs at £6000 and is happy to provide information to other villages. It may be possible to put up “Unsuitable for HGVs” signs to try and discourage lorries. Local communities can talk with transport managers about safe journeys

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Update On Film Night Friday 22nd March

Update for Friday 22 March 7.30 pm East Riding film night presented by Yorkshire Film Archive and Bielby Church.

The Archive has given more details of old films to be shown in the church.
They cover from the Humber to Flamborough,
Hull to York and our district in between eg Railways in Market Weighton
Hull in World War II and peace celebrations
Pocklington Penny Arcadia (slot machine museum before arts centre)
Egg harvest at Bempton Cliffs
Humber ''highway'' Snows of 1947
Market Weighton grocer's in 1950s
plus other items including World War I troops in York and Rowntrees

Tickets £5 (including light refreshments) toward church's upkeep

Available from john_peel@btopenworld.com

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Money Found in Main Street

Some money was found in Bielby Main Street on Sun 3rd March.

Contact: 318311

If unclaimed, it will go to charity.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Film Night At Church

Yorkshire Film Archive and St Giles' Church present an evening of old films from the East Riding (and elsewhere in Yorkshire)" The East Riding In Times Gone By."

The film night will be at St Giles' Church, Bielby on Friday 22nd March at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 to include light refreshments, in aid of the church available from john_peel@btopenworld.com