Tuesday, 29 September 2015

West Wolds Radio

The new radio station for Bielby,  Pocklington and surrounding villages is to be launched at the end of November.
West Wolds Radio is to begin broadcasting on 103.1FM and online on Sunday 29th November at 10.31am. The announcement was made by station manager Stuart Cocker to a specially-invited audience of station volunteers and supporters at the Pocklington Arts Centre on Sunday 27th September.
Broadcasting from studios on Market Street in the town, the newest radio station in the country will be a seven-day week operation run by volunteers. It will provide a mix of music, news, features, local information, specialist programming and outside broadcasts. The station can be heard on FM, online, and streamed via tablets, ipads and smartphones.
Initially, West Wolds Radio will broadcast live for six hours a day, Monday to Friday, with pre-recorded shows or music and information at other times, and from 10am-6pm at weekends. The station has a membership of more than 30, with a wide range of skills from programme-making to IT.
Station Manager Stuart Cocker said: “This is an extremely exciting time for us. Building the studios has been a huge job but made easier with the invaluable help of volunteers. We have recruited a great group of enthusiastic members to run the station and make programmes, and can only grow from here. We are an early Christmas present for Pocklington and surrounding areas.”
The “West Wolds Radio and You” meeting, hosted by Deputy Chairman Tony Barker and new volunteer Daniel Scullane, included presentations on programming, a youth forum, community events and the training being provided  for volunteers. 
The station is one of around 250 community radio services around the UK, providing  dedicated local broadcasting for a specific area, such as Pocklington and surrounding villages.  It will be funded by advertising, sponsorship, grants and fundraising, with all profits reinvested in the service.

West Wolds Radio was awarded a licence by the broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, to provide a radio service for the area in April 2014 and, since then, the station has been recruiting members, built studios in Pocklington Town Centre, set up a website and been to events such as the Pocklington Summer Fair, Fangfest, Barmby Moor Feast and Bielby Music Festival to promote the station brand.
West Wolds Radio was also involved in a pilot BBC Community Reporters’ project earlier this year, which resulted in a feature about the Pocklington Canal being aired on BBC Radio Humberside’s flagship programme “Breakfast with Lizzie and Carl”.
The station’s website contains interviews recorded at various events, as well as news stories and an events guide.
More information about the station can be found at www.westwoldsradio.co.uk, or like us on facebook.com/westwoldsradio or follow on Twitter @westwoldsradio.

Harvest Festival Sunday 4th October 2015

Harvest Festival will be at 10am on Sunday 4th October 2015. Everyone is welcome.

Some of the village children are learning a song and will sing at the harvest festival. There will be a singing rehearsal 5.30pm on Friday 2nd October at the Church.

If anyone wishes to do a reading, adult or child, please let John know.

Here is a list of pictures for children to choose from:
1 - Bees or some other insect - Lara is doing a bee.
2 - Working or helping animals like a sheep/guard dog, horse, donkey or mule
3 - Hedgehog or badger
4 - Birds or small mammals
 5 - Dairy - hens, ducks, cows and goats - Thomas is doing a cow.

If we could get at least one from each category on A3 if possible, with name and subject on the back (to help when John holds them up) that would be great.  If we don't recruit enough artists John will get the pictures from some other source. If a child would prefer instead to draw/paint something else like a tractor/combine/cornfield etc, John can work that in. Please bring the artwork along to the reheasal on Friday. Thanks.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Seaton Ross Playing Fields - Bonfire & Fireworks - CHANGE OF DATE!!

Seaton Ross Playing Fields - Bonfire & Fireworks - CHANGE OF DATE!!
The bonfire & fireworks will now be held on Sunday 1 November 2015.
Gates open from 5.30pm
BBQ open from 5.30pm
Bonfire lit at 5.45pm
Firework display at 6.30pm
Tickets will be available from Lumley's or The Black Horse:
Adults - £5 in advance, £7 on the gate
Under 16's - £3 in advance, £4 on the gate
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16's) £16 in advance, £20 on the gate
Under 3's are free

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Scam Warning

Hi All,

Alex has sent another scam warning to make you all aware of.

Please share with your neighbours and remind them not to give their bank details over the phone to anyone regardless of who they say they are.

"We had a call last night from one of our members who told us they had received a call from a man calling himself "Jim".  He told them that he was from Sky and that they needed to change their banking details, he wanted to take their banking details over the phone, so they told him they don't give details like that over the phone and hung up.  He then phoned straight back so they immediately hung up on him and left the phone off the hook for half an hour so that he couldn't get back in touch.

Please let other areas know as we don't want anyone to get caught out."

Monday, 21 September 2015

Pocklington Crime Update

The Police Inspector forthis area has asked for this update to be shared.

Good news – the tyre stabber was arrested over the weekend, charged and is appearing at Beverley Magistrates court today. If you could pass out to the Pocklington groups, it would be appreciated.
Victims will be updated individually over the next few days.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Bielby Oil Syndicate

Hi Everyone,

A few years ago Lisa organised an oil syndicate in the village. A few people have asked if this is still running. Does anyone know if the oil syndicate is still running, if so can you let me know who to contact so I can put the relevant villagers in touch with the organiser.


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Police Alert

The Community and Crime Officer has asked for this to be passed on so we are all aware.

Last week in Pocklington 140 cars had their tyres punctured. This was done mainly on Wednesday or Thursday but also some over the following two nights. These incidents have occurred all over Pocklington there is no pattern or targeted area but the incidents have mainly happened on the outskirts of town including quiet roads and cul de sacs.

The description the police have is of a white adult male, slim to medium build with dark hair. Unfortunately at this time they are unable to assess the age of this suspect. He is believed to be driving a white car derived van with a black stripe along side possibly a Ford Connect or a Vauxhall Combo which police are hoping to further identify with a number plate soon.

It is believed that this person is local and knows the area well. The incidents occurred overnight between 8pm and 8am a few being narrowed down to 1am - 2.30am and around 4.45am.

Please do let the police know if you see or hear anything that may help with their enquiries by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Seaton Ross Playing Fields - Forthcoming Events

Seaton Ross Playing Fields - Forthcoming Events - Everyone Welcome!
The Gala Day - Sunday 13 September 2015
Picnic at The Playing Fields from 12.30pm - bring your own
Races from 2pm
Activities and games for all the family
The Comedy Night - Saturday 19 September 2015
Seaton Ross Village Hall
Doors Open at 8.30pm
Tickets £15 including supper
Tickets available from Lumleys & Black Horse
Bring your own drinks
The Fireworks - Saturday 31 October 2015
Details to follow but 5.30pm onwards.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Thank You For A Great Family And Community Event

We just wanted to thank Ian and Richard for another brilliant music festival. Our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed the festival, as we do every year, and we know that events like this do not happen without a lot of hard work and effort from the organisers. Many thanks to Ian, Richard and their families and all the other helpers who made this event a lovely family and community day out.
Sara, Steve, Thomas and the rest of the villagers who attended and had a fab time!