Friday, 27 December 2013

Bielby Beck Update

Those active members of the village who regularly go for a walk around the canal will have noticed that there has recently been some work carried out to keep the Beck tidy and flowing freely. This has been paid for by the Parish as agreed at recent meetings and I hope everyone agrees that the contractor has done a good job to complete the work.

Neil Readman needs half a dozen volunteers to carry out some work that wasn't possible by machine.

The dates in mind are Saturday 15th or 22nd February 2014 dependent on the volunteers and availability of volunteers. Please contact Neil if you can help.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Vixen 101 Radio Christmas Line Up

Tony has asked me to add this to the website.


East Yorkshire community radio station Vixen 101 has unveiled its biggest Christmas schedule yet with special programmes by guest presenters,  three locally-produced dramas and creative writing.

Requests and dedications can be made on the radio with Bill’s Foxy Christmas. Bill Horncastle gives up three hours of his Christmas Day from 10am to give listeners their choice of music as the wrapping paper comes off the gifts and the celebrations continue.

Vixen 101 welcomes the Market Weighton Scout Leader and fire station manager John Speak for an hour of chat and his choice of music. John’s wide-ranging playlist shows a real passion for the sounds of Johnny Cash plus some surprises. Hear John on Christmas Day, 1-2pm, and Boxing Day, 9-10am.

Seaton Ross playwright and actor Rob Winlow presents a selection of songs from the shows and silver screen. Rob brings his encyclopaedic knowledge of the world of musicals to 101.8FM on Christmas Day at 5pm and Boxing Day at 11am.

The pioneers of pantomime in Shiptonthorpe, Alan and Diane Heaven, present their anecdotes and song choices in Christmas Heaven on Christmas Day at 6pm and Boxing Day at 5pm.

Drama plays a major role this Christmas with the concluding episode of the winter crime blockbuster, Cat’s Cradle, by the Market Weighton Community Players on Sunday 22nd December at 6pm, repeated on Christmas Eve at 8pm. There is another chance to hear Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by the Players, on Tuesday at 6pm, and 4pm on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, there is a new comedy, The Committee, by the Cave Players, which will be aired after 3pm on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as part of Cave Christmas.

Christmas Tales
will provide a showcase for local creative writing hosted by Tony Barker and Beth Connell on Christmas Day at 9am and Boxing Day (1pm). This show also includes contributions from Mount Pleasant Church of England School in Market Weighton.
Other highlights include a Fabulous 50s Christmas Special with Gerry Raynor, and start Christmas Day with two hours of  music from across the decades with Dave Graham (7-9am).

Two programmes reflect 2013. Join Howard Coates, Phil High and Chris Render to look back over the sporting year on Thursday 26th at 8pm, while the Vixen 101 News Team reviews a busy year of news and events  on Saturday 28th December, 11am-2pm.

Station Manager Paul Stellings says: “The line-up reflects the great work of community radio, involving local people and activities. It’s brilliant to have the drama and guest presenters and I hope that listeners enjoy the material created where they live.”

The full schedule will be available on the Vixen 101 website. The station broadcasts on 101.8FM, online at and via the Tune-in app on smartphones. The station is run entirely by volunteers and has been on the air since 2009. It serves Market Weighton, Pocklington, Holme Upon Spalding Moor, North Cave and surrounding communities from studios at the heart of the Western Wolds.

Dementia Awareness Course 27th January 2014

Sam and Paul have sent details of a Dementia Awareness course aimed at families and carers of Dementia sufferers. The course takes place in Hedon on 27 January. Feedback from previous courses has been very positive. If you would like to attend please return the booking form to Janet directly.

Supporting Carers: Dementia Awareness Course

This funded course aims to give carers and relatives a better insight into this condition which will enable them to understand and cope with some of the behaviours and emotions of the person with dementia

The course is designed for carers and relatives who are involved in the care of people living with dementia.

Key learning points:

  • To understand what dementia is and the different types of dementia
  • To know the three stages of dementia and the signs and symptoms
  • To appreciate how and why dementia presents so differently from person to person
  • To understand what is happening to the memory function and why people with dementia often live in a past reality
  • To acquire some new skills and techniques that might help when interacting with the person with dementia and enable them to reach into this past reality
  • To be aware of treatments and therapies
  • To speak to other carers and share experiences in a supportive environment

The Dementia Awareness course will take place on:

Monday 27 January 2014
Hedon Library. St. Augustine's Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX     
10.00a.m to 3.00p.m.
WE WILL BREAK FOR LUNCH. Please bring a packed lunch or purchase from one of the food outlets near to the library

To book a place you must complete and return the attached booking form. If you have any queries please contact Janet McDougall Public Health Lead on 01482 391563

Name:                                                  Address:                                                         Tel:


I would like to book a place on the DEMENTIA AWARENESS COURSE on MONDAY 27 JANUARY

At HEDON Library, St Augustine’s Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX
Return the form to Janet MacDougall  
Public Health Lead, 

H Block, 
County Hall
Cross Street, 
HU17 9BA

or email

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Carol Singing & Village Christmas Walk

Carol Singing

At the Parish Meeting the date set for Carol Singing was 22nd December to follow after the church service at approximately 5pm.

It was agreed that the Special Care Baby Unit in York should be the chosen charity again this year.

Village Christmas Walk

Sunday 29th December. Departing Margaret Wilkinson’s House at 10.30 to The Melbourne Arms.

Children's Run Through At Church Saturday At 4.30pm

Susan has asked me to ask all the children interested in taking part in the carol service on Sunday to come to the church on Saturday at 4.30pm for a run through of what they will be doing.

Bielby Church Christmas Services

Bielby Church Christmas Services 

Sunday Dec 22 4.00 pm Carol Service

There will be refreshments after the service of teas, coffee and mince pies.

The collection will go to Martin House Hospice for poorly children.

Christmas Day No service at Bielby 

Instead: 9.15 am Christmas Day Communion service at Everingham. Everyone welcome

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Family Carol Service Sunday 22nd December 4pm

Just to let you all know that there will be a Christmas Family Carol Service at 4pm on Sunday 22nd December 2013.

If there are any children that would like to do a reading and dress up for the nativity then please contact Sara who will pass on details to Susan, John and Steve.

Email About Cold Calling

Alex has received this email and thought it was worth putting on the website.
I thought this message worth circulating to everyone as these people may decide to move on to your area next.  Please bear in mind that we do live in a relatively safe area but this doesn't mean we don't need to remain vigilant;

Four men from out of the area were reported to the police last Friday by a resident of Kirk Ella for cold calling on an elderly neighbour and trying to sell cloths. The Kirk Ella police team found that one of them was using a fake license and has a record for burglary, and believe they have come to commit burglary here. They were driving a white Astra.
Please can you be aware. If you see them please can you call the police on 101 and report their whereabouts.
Also, please remind your friends and neighbours, especially if they are elderly, not to engage with these people, or anyone like this.
If you live in a No Cold Calling Zone no one should knock on your door to sell anything or collect money without an appointment.
If you don't live in a No Cold Calling Zone you could still have a window sticker saying ‘Don’t call here’ - just let me  know if you would like some to distribute to your more elderly or vulnerable members.
Many burglaries are through insecure windows and doors, so again, please remind everyone to keep windows and doors locked.