Friday, 26 July 2019

Humberside Police - My Community Alert

My Community Alert

Do you want to find out what is happening in your local area?

As you may be aware Humberside Police launched a new alert system that enables residents, businesses and community groups to find out about what is happening in their local area.

The new system, called My Community Alert, allows you to register to receive real time messages about incidents happening in your neighbourhood that may affect you or your family.

Choose how you would like to receive messages - by text, voicemail or email - how often you would like to receive alerts and about the issues that matter to you, from collisions and road closures to missing people.

Find out more by visiting the My Community Alert website where you can watch a short video and sign up to start receiving alerts.  The link is

Police Newsletters for July 2019

Here is the latest information from Humberside Police.
Please click on the links:-
Pocklington Newsletter.
Wolds Weighton Newsletter.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Christmas Meal 2019

I have provisionally booked The Oaks for the annual Christmas lunch for Sunday, 15 December at 1 pm.   In a couple of months I will be asking people to send me menu choices and £20 per person (cash only). A copy of the menu will be included in the request for names and payment.  I know it seems early to be thinking of Christmas, but The Oaks is very popular and they do need payment to make the booking secure. 



Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Help Needed Putting Up Produce Show Tent

Hi All, As you know its the 30th annual village show this week. We need some strong and willing helpers put the tents up on Thursday Evening, Anyone able to help, please come down to the Gardens, at the back of Stoneleigh residential home any time after 6pm or Contact Richard Coe. Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing you there on Saturday as well.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Stoneleigh Event & Produce Show Saturday 20th July 2019

The Produce Show is being held in the garden's at Stoneleigh this year, by kind permission of Dale, on Saturday 20th July. (Bring entries along 9.30 til 11am)

Dale is organising some stalls; a cake stall, plant stall, tombola plus Pimms and refreshments, garden games and a lucky dip for the children, in aid of St Leonard's Hospice. Come along and support this from 2pm. (If anyone can donate cakes, plants or anything for the tombola, Dale would be very grateful. St Leonard's Hospice help support the residents and families at Stoneleigh and Dale and staff wanted to thank them for this support.)

At 2.30pm you can see the 30th Produce Show entries and see who has entered prize winning entries! The Produce Show will have cream teas so come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Everingham Village BBQ 27th July

Saturday 27th July. Village Hall Everingham

Bielby residents are invited to the Everingham BBQ. There will be games & sports for the children from 5pm (traditional childrens sport and a few sporty challenges for the older ones..) The more participants the better ....please....

Bar will be open from 4.30pm with a selection of none & alchoholic drinks,including a barrel of Wold Top, Angler’s Reward plus the usual Fizz, Wine Selection, Lagers, Sprits and Soft Drinks etc

Boules competition throughout the evening as well as tug of war - for all ages!

There will be 2 BBQs lit & ready for use at 6pm.One will be exclusively for vegetarian food.

Please bring your own food to cook,salad & bread.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there 


Village Hall Committee

Monday, 8 July 2019

Christmas Meal 2019

Jenny Ward would like to know if people would like her to book The Oaks again for the annual Bielby Christmas lunch. Jenny has been sent the new menu and it looks very good. Please email Jenny at

If enough people reply then Jenny will start looking at dates etc.  Jenny will not go ahead if she doesn't hear from enough people as there has to be a minimum number.   Many thanks. 

Friday, 5 July 2019

Vince Competing In Man V Coast

Vince Quigley and his mate Russ Tarbatt are competing tomorrow in Man v Coast
This is a frankly ridiculous 23 mile run/swim/climb/scramble along the coast from Penzance to Lands End. They’ve been inspired to do this by a great friend Andy whose battle with cancer makes this challenge seem like a stroll in the park. Please support them if you can - its for a really worthwhile cause. Thanks Alex xx

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Anyone Lost A Blue Budgerigar?

Has anyone lost a blue budgerigar? David from Mayfield Cottage, opposite Graham, has seen a blue budgerigar appear in his garden a couple of times today. If anyone has lost it, get in touch with David or Graham (01759 318851) and they
 see if we can try and recapture it. Fiona has also seen it. 

6 to 12 Year Old Category for Produce Show

For the Produce Show we just wanted to clarify that 12 year olds can enter the 6 to 12 Year Old Category and that 13 and over can now enter the adult entries.

6—12 Age Group  - 6 up to and including 12 year olds 

74. Picture/Drawing (Any Medium - paint, crayons, pencil, chalk, pens, collage etc)
75. Decorated Cupcakes (Judged Only On Decoration)     
76. Handicraft or Model                            
77. Photograph     
78. Decorated Wooden Spoon
79. Bookmark, Any Medium
80. Poem           
                            Entries made by 13 to 16 year olds will now be judged as adult entries.

Just a reminder the produce show will be held on Saturday 20th July at 2.30pm in the gardens at Stoneleigh by kind permission of Dale, so thank you Dale. We look forward to holding the 30th Annual Bielby Produce Show in the village. Entries for the show accepted from 9.30am til 11am prompt.

Here's a reminder of the categories so you can start to get your entries ready!

(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. Tray of 5 Veg, 1 Of Each Type 
  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. Pot Grown Edible Chilli Plant 
  19. Any Vegetable or Fruit Not Listed 
(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs H Ridsdale)
20.        4 Marigolds
21.        1 Rose
22.        1 Sunflower in Vase
23.        4 Sweet Peas
24.        Pansies
25.        Best Scented Rose
26.        Vase of Mixed Garden Flowers
27.        1 House Plant (Flower)
28.        Trio Of Herbs  Grown In A Kitchen  Container

(Trophy donated by John & Barbara Peel)
29.        Brexit Arrangement
30. Ladies Buttonhole
31. Arrangement Using Only Foliage
32. Flowers in an Unusual Container
33. Posy of Flowers
34. Arrangement Using Driftwood

(Trophy donated by MR J. R. Hall )
35.        3 Brownies
36.        Bread Loaf
37.        4 Pieces Of  Non Bake Tray Bake (Tiffin,  Rocky Road, Rice Crispie etc)
38. 3 Cheese Scones
39. Red Velvet Cake Recipe (follow the enclosed recipe)
40. 3 Pieces of Flapjack
41. 3 Blueberry Muffins
42. Fruit Loaf
43. 3 Fruit Scones
44. Victoria Sandwich  (Filled)
45. Quiche—Any Variety

(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs J Layton)
46. Jar of Raspberry Jam
47. Jar of Strawberry Jam
48. Jar of any other Jam
49. Jar of Marmalade
50. Jar of Lemon Curd
51. Jar of Chutney
52. Jar of Pickles—Any Variety
53. 6 Eggs
54. Homebrewed Alcoholic Beverage

                                                            ARTS & CRAFTS
(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs N Jaques)
55. Decorated Item From Your Recycling Bin
56. Home Made/Knitted Garment
57. Painting/Picture
58. Poem
59. Moonscape 3D Model (To Mark 50 Years Since Moon Landing)
60. Medal for Richard Coe  (Celebrating 30 Years Of The Produce Show)
61. Any Other Hand Made Object

(Trophy donated by Mr & Mrs G Jones)
62. Photography—Landscape*
63. Photography—Farming Life*
64. Photography—Flowers or Nature*
65. Photography—Family Fun*
66. Photography—Movement*
67. Photography—Shoes*
68. Photography—Sport*
69. Photography—A Portrait*
*Photographs to be taken by Exhibitor within last 12 months.

(Trophy donated by Helen Todd for the Best Entry)
5 and Under Age Group
70. Playdoh Model           
71. Picture/Drawing (Any Medium - paint, crayons, pencil, chalk, pens, collage etc)
72. Face On A Plate
73. Decorated Stone

6—12 Age Group  - 6 up to and including 12 year olds 
74. Picture/Drawing (Any Medium - paint, crayons, pencil, chalk, pens, collage etc)
75. Decorated Cupcakes (Judged Only On Decoration)     
76. Handicraft or Model                            
77. Photograph     
78. Decorated Wooden Spoon
79. Bookmark, Any Medium
80. Poem           
                            Entries made by 13 to 16 year olds will  now be judged as adult entries.



For the red velvet cake

150g/5½oz unsalted butter, softened

150g/5½oz golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 free-range eggs , lightly beaten
4 tbsp Greek-style yoghurt
1-2 drops red food colouring gel
150g/5½oz self-raising flour
50g/1¾oz cocoa powder

1 tbsp semi-skimmed milk

For the icing

100g/3½oz butter

200g/7oz cream cheese
500g/1lb 2oz icing sugar
1 tsp lemon juice


1. Pre heat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/gas 3. Grease and line a deep, round 15cm/6in tin.
2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition (if the mixture looks curdled add a spoonful of the flour.)
3. Mix the yogurt with the food colouring - it should look very, very red since the mixture will fade once cooked. Beat the yogurt into the cake mixture.
4. Fold in the remaining flour and cocoa powder, followed by the milk until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until well risen and golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
5. Remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool for five minutes, then place onto a cooling rack and set aside to cool completely.
6. For the icing, mix the butter and cream cheese together in a bowl. Then beat in the icing sugar a little at a time. Once all the icing sugar has been added, add the lemon juice and beat the icing for five minutes or until paler in colour.
7. Slice the cake into three equal layers and sandwich them together with the icing. Finish with a layer of icing on top.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Barmbyfield Barns Gin & Jazz Festival, Saturday 6th July 2019

Just to let you know about the 
Barmbyfield Barns Gin & Jazz Festival, Saturday 6th July 2019

Tuesday, 2 July 2019


GIANT CELEBRATION DAY RETURNS TO MARKET WEIGHTON A flagship free event for the summer in an East Yorkshire town is back for 2019. Giant Community Day will be staged in Market Weighton Town Centre on Sunday 14th July, 12 noon-4pm, with a packed line-up of entertainment and activities, organised by dedicated volunteers.

The High Street will be transformed into a town fair with an emphasis on local talent. The showcase of some of the town’s performing arts includes singer-songwriter Evie Barrand, the award-winning Weighton Young Players, the Weighton Waytes choir, Neil Diamond tribute act Phil Richards, the Steampunk dancers, Ravens Morris, and Rock Choir.

Also performing at the event are Hailbails, Rock Choir, Minster Ukes from York and the new Pocklington Pipe Band. Starbrite Dance Academy will be there, performing on their own stage for 2019.

There will be a BMX stunt team bringing the Ultimate Extreme Battle, where athletes will be showing off their skills in trials riding, parkour and BMX jump-riding to wow the crowds.

Visitors can also see a climbing wall, Zoolab - a reptile collection – and dozens of stalls staffed by local organisations, all lining the High Street.

Other highlights include drama from the town’s firefighters, who will simulate a rescue exercise from a car crash.

Back by popular demand is a 26-metre inflatable boot camp challenge.

Local community station Vixen 101 Radio will host the arena and be broadcasting live from the event on 101.8FM and online. The event has been organised by a newly-assembled group of residents and traders. Spokesman Richard Spare says: “We’ve an exciting day planned with so many and varied activities and we’re thrilled that the Giant Community Day is back on the calendar. I’d particularly like to thank my colleagues on the organising team and the sponsors whose support makes the day possible.”

The main backers of the revived event are Market Weighton Town Council, Britcom, Blue Sky Day Nursery, Tesco, Market Weighton Commercial Risk Solutions and Market Weighton’s New Community Shop.

There are also numerous small businesses which are supporting the day and who will be named in a special brochure, to be delivered to every household in the area.

 Keep in touch with events on Vixen 101 and via the Giant Community Day Facebook and Twitter pages.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Vixen 101 Radio

VIXEN 101 RADIO Bielby's local community broadcaster, Vixen 101 Radio, is celebrating 10 years of serving the Western Wolds with more local content than ever. The station, which broadcasts on 101.8FM, online and via smartphones, is run by volunteers providing a wide range of programmes from studios in Market Weighton.

Vixen 101 is always looking for community stories to feature on the air and is currently airing a series of previews about Giant Community Day on Sunday 14th July in Market Weighton.

Could a reporter come to your event and put Bielby on the radio? Contact us at or call 01430 875830 with stories or if you would like to volunteer on the most local radio station Bielby will ever have.