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OCTOBER 2005 • ISSUE No. 8

THE TOWN MAYOR
The Town Council wishes the Town Mayor, Councillor Stuart Woodruff a speedy recovery having undergone serious surgery. The latest information received from Mrs Woodruff was that Stuart was making steady if slow progress.
NEW TOWN COUNCILLORS Councillor Mr Robert Hamilton Grange Hall, Byedales Lane, Winestead. Telephone 01964 631997 A warm welcome to Councillor Hamilton, proprietor of Spoilt For Choice gift shop on central Queen Street. Bob has a lot of interest in the town and its future prosperity. Bob filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs D. Yates in August. An election will not be held as expected on 6th October to fill the vacancy in the North Ward, caused by the resignation of Mr S. Lister as Mrs Davina Dunn applied for the vacancy which was uncontested. Councillor Mrs Davina Dunn 124 North Road, Withernsea. Telephone 01964 614624 Another warm welcome to Councillor Mrs Davina Dunn who runs the Ferret Rescue. Davina was born in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and moved to Withernsea 8 years ago. As a local resident Davina wants to put something back into the town and wishes to become more involved with the towns events. A further vacancy will be advertised shortly due to the resignation of Councillor M. Dwyer. Please see local press for further details. If you have an interest in working for the betterment of the town, please contact the Town Clerk to discuss the role of a Town Councillor further. UPDATE OF SAVE OUR HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN

DAIWA BRITISH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2005 Withernsea Town Council are pleased to sponsor the Daiwa British Junior Championship on 29th October 2005. The Commercial S.A.C have organised the Daiwa British Junior Championship fishing match which will be held in Withernsea on 29th October. Withernsea Town Council , Total Sea Fishing and Sea Anglers Match Federation are proud to be the main sponsors of the event with a host of other sponsors. Booking in is at The Leisure Centre, Withernsea between 9.00am and 10.00am. Fishing starts at 12.00 noon and finishes at 4.00pm with a programme of events throughout the day and a presentation at 6.00pm. Brochures are also available from the Council Chambers. WITHERNSEA BADGE FOUND The Headteacher of Purfleet Primary School e-mailed the Withernsea Town Council back in May with the following: A lady using a metal detector looking for metal artefacts found a metal/ceramic badge on our school field with a shield and 'Withernsea' displayed. My question is why would we find such an artefact here? Were our children evacuated to Withernsea or are there any other plausible answers? Interesting! I will try to take a photo of the article and forward it to you for interest. A Cass Headteacher. If anyone has any information or comments on this, please contact the Newsletter Team at the Town Council. The badge is now in our possession if anyone would like to take a closer look. OLDER PEOPLE’S CHARTER What you have the right to expect from Health & Social Care in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Pick up or request a leaflet from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Customer Services Centre for further details on : Age Discrimination, Information & Communication, Standards of care, Partnership, Respect & Choice, Advocacy, Opportunities to get Involved, Making your wishes known in advance and Help for Carers/Supporters. Tel: 01482393939 Pensioners Action Group East Riding (P .A.G.E.R) Tel: 01262 409020

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The fight still goes on. Please keep up the good work and support for your local hospital. A PCT Review meeting is being held in Driffield on 29th September. A bus of local supporters and Councillors will be attending the meeting- Watch this space or local press releases for an update. The second march on 7th September was eventful and attended by MP Graham Stuart.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - Street Collection A total of £219.97 was raised from street collection held on 3rd September. Committee members would like to thank all those who made contributions on the day. Every penny counts and all proceeds go towards the Christmas Lights appeal for 2005. Thanks also to Proudfoots and Tesco for allowing the collection to take place on their premises.

INFANT SCHOOL RECYCLING PROJECT Used printer cartridges and old mobile phones can be left at the Council Offices. All items will be placed in a recycling box which will assist the school with funds for computer equipment. YORKSHIRE IN BLOOM - WITHERNSEA Congratulations to the Yorkshire In Bloom - Withernsea Committee on achieving SILVER in this year’s Coastal category. Judges Comments: Withernsea In Bloom initially entered the competition with the aim of making their town a ‘better place to be’. If the enthusiasm and passion of the group is any reflection of the community, then they are indeed achieving their goal. The environmental initiative at the local primary school encourages the children to take an interest in recycling and their local and wider environment. This is a fantastic way of getting the message out of the school and into the homes of the town. The judges were impressed by many features including: The floral displays by the Friends of the Lighthouse, the community greenhouse, floral displays at the new resource centre, private gardens in Oak Avenue, Jubilee lamp tree baskets, work by the Five Funky Friends Forever and others at the cemetery, the Lions garden, the War Memorial display, improvements and planters on the seafront, the school gardening club, well used allotments, the Millennium Green with interpretation boards and involvement of the Scouts and recycling. The full list of the judges impressions and their recommendations for future development are displayed in the Town Council notice board and are well worth a read. TRAFALGAR WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS. As the nation unites in 2005 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the Town Council would like to invite you to two events that will commemorate this historic event. Friday 21st October from 7.00pm - Central Promenade, Withernsea. Withernsea will be joining many other towns and communities in lighting their beacon in a synchronised celebration of Nelson’s achievement. The first beacon in the chain will be lit at Portsmouth alongside HMS Victory with the Withernsea beacon being lit at 7.15pm. The ceremony will commence at 7pm with Reverend G. Heale, local groups and children holding commemorative flags, the release of 200 balloons and the reading of Nelson’s Prayer. ALL WELCOME. Sunday 23rd October at 6.00pm - St. Nicholas Church, Park Avenue, Withernsea. Reverend G. Heale will be holding a service to commemorate the life of Nelson and to remember the crews from both sides that fought and died in historic and more recent battles. ALL WELCOME.

PIER END PLAYERS Withernsea Amateur Dramatics Group have now moved premises and can be found at the Church Hall, Park Avenue, Withernsea. The new premises allow for a full programme to take place. The pantomime for this year will be traditional and called 'ALAD-IN-HIS-LAMP Watch out . in the local press for further details. The Pier End Players meet every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm. New members are welcome and are invited to attend at any time or ring Mrs G Owens on 01964 612442. ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ORDERS Withernsea like other towns and villages continue to suffer from mindless idiots that try to deface the town. It is such a pity they do not realise it is the rate payers, their parents or guardians money that is spent when rectifying the damage they have caused. With the ASBO (Anti Social Behaviour Order) now in existence, you could help by keeping a diary of dates and events where misbehaviour, vandalism etc is taking place. Contact Adele Peacock of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council or your local Customer Services Centre for advice.

Forthcoming Meetings
3rd October 2005 10th October 2005 24th October 2005 7th November 2005 21st November 2005 28th November 2005 12th December 2005 9th January 2006 Town Council 1 Christmas Lights Town Council 2 Town Council 1 Christmas Lights Town Council 1 Town Council 1 & 2 Town Council 1 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm

YOUR LOCAL TOWN COUNCILLORS AND COUNCIL STAFF

! CAUTION ! NEEDLES

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The Switch-On of the Christmas Lights will take place on Friday 25th November at 7.00pm. The evening’s entertainment will commence at approx' 6.15pm and include: • Carols by the Junior School Choir • Music and Line Dancing with Bernie Wood • The 7.00pm Countdown Christmas music by Dave Hammond and DJ Dave. Father Christmas will be paying a visit and handing out sweets to the children and charity/fundraising stalls will be invited to attend together with refreshment stalls and kiddies rides. Any one wishing to have a stall on the night should contact the Town Clerk in advance, on 01964 614984. A road closure for central Queen Street has been applied for from 4.00pm - 9.00pm to allow for stalls, stages and rides to be set up/dismantled.

There have been several reported incidents of needles/syringes being found throughout the town. DO NOT TOUCH THEM. Report their location to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 01964 614477 or 01482 887700 who will arrange a safe ‘pick-up’ of the offending items. It would be sensible to contact the local police station to inform them of any syringes found, to highlight and identify where drug taking/dealing is taking place.
CONSULTATION/Question Time for local residents…… Do You Want A New Community Hall For Withernsea? The Town Council are requesting your views on whether you feel a new purpose built Community Hall would be beneficial to the town. Various ideas have been suggested including a building capable of holding 500 people with a stage area, meeting rooms and kitchen facilities which could be used by all sectors of the community and possibly incorporating a business centre/offices. Do you think a facility such as this could be self-sustaining? It is imperative that you let us know your views. Please write to the Town Clerk or telephone 01964 614984 or Email your comments to: council@withernsea.com.

Mayor Councillor Stuart Woodruff 63 South Promenade, Withernsea. Tel: 01964 612888 Deputy Mayor Councillor Mrs Lynn Healing 38 Holmpton Road, Withernsea Tel: 01964 613998 or 615909 Councillor Gordon Hodgson 25 Northfield, Withernsea Tel: 01964 613367 Councillor Terry Render 1 Princes Avenue, Withernsea Tel: 01964 615011 Councillor Mrs Marian Mead 75 Kirkfield Road, Withernsea Tel: 01964 612101 Councillor Mrs Georgie Owens 63 Princes Avenue, Withernsea Tel: 01964 612442 Councillor Keith Hardcastle 128 Kirkfield Road, Withernsea Tel: 01964 613510 Councillor Joe Kelly 20 Egroms Lane, Withernsea Tel: 01964 615844 Councillor Robert Hamilton Grange Hall, Byedales Lane, Winestead Tel: 01964 631997 Councillor Mrs Davina Dunn 124 North Road, Withernsea Tel: 01964 614624 Town Clerk Mrs Jayne Moxon Deputy Clerk Miss Kerri-Lynn Hagan Outside Workers Mr Dave Barr, Mr Tim Grinney & Mr Dave Thomas Cleaner Mrs Sue Haxby

CAR BOOT SALES WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD ON THE ITALIAN GARDENS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
WITHERNSEA & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB Withernsea & District Lions Club have been in existence giving service to our fellow man since 1967. All Lions Clubs are self financing being entirely funded by membership subscription. All profits from fundraising and donations to the club are returned in service activities and donations. The Lions have opened up a charity shop on the corner of Walter Street and Queen Street. Please continue to give them support by donating any unwanted goods. MEMORIAL TREE SERVICE The Memorial Tree Service will take place on Thursday 8th December outside the Council Chambers at 7pm. Free tags will be available for messages remembering lost loved ones from the Council Chambers and the Gazette Office. Further details will be issued in due course for all Christmas Events. THE NEW NOTICE BOARD The new notice board is located outside the Municipal Buildings. Agendas and notices for Town Council meetings will be displayed in here together with other advertising material relating to the Town, Town Council and the surrounding area.

Winners of this years Town Council Garden Competition

HOW TO CONTACT US
Telephone/Fax: 01964 614984 Email: council@withernsea.com Website: www.withernseatowncouncil.co.uk In person at: The Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings 243 Queen Street, Withernsea, HU19 2HH. Office hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.00am - 3.00pm Access ramps are available to the ground floor subject to prior arrangement. Your comments and views on this newsletter are always welcome.

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SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT ON THE VALLEY GARDENS Serving tea and coffee in the pop in gives me a great opportunity to see who actually comes along and enjoys the entertainment on the gardens on a Sunday during the summer season and it would appear that most of our locals are missing out on some fantastic music and the chance to sit back and reminisce whilst enjoying the sun, (which we’ve had on most Sundays this season.) I believe that the main reasons for this is our lack of advertising, not letting you know what is on and when, 2006 I hope will be different, the tourist officers will, I hope be producing the program of events earlier and you should have the list in our next newsletter. Plenty of visitors and day trippers are coming back Sunday after Sunday and annually because the music that is played is easy listening and I’m told by regular visitors that a hot sunny day in the Gardens with music to chill out to is far better than moving up the coast to other resorts. This year we have had a fair selection of events starting on the 19th and the 26th of June with easy listening music from our disc spinner Dave Richards, the 19th of July was C&W day with Bernie Wood, Bas Richards and Royston Brookes, a great day with some good old Country music. On 10th July Dave Hammond entertained us with some more fine music on his keyboard and DJ Dave filled in with discs from the 50’s and 60’s. Churches together had their open air service on the 17th of July and DJ Dave had them and rev Heale rockin’ as they cleared away. The Steam Rally weekend on the 23rd/24th July was another successful and enjoyable event, and will, now, hopefully be an annual thing, on the 24th on Valley Gardens was Withernsea’s first? Dog Show (another one that proved successful enough to include in next years events list). 31st of July we had Jazz in the gardens with the music supplied by Brian Robson’s Trad Jazz Band ably backed by Dave Richards. The Carnival committee had their Ferret and Pet show on Saturday the 6th August. Water Safety Day on the 7th August now needs little explanation, this has run now for a number of years and was as popular as ever with the attendance of the helicopter and the raft race, on the same day three local dance troops took to the stage on Valley Gardens to show us what they had been taught by their tutors, again with DJ Dave proving that he has a great collection of easy listening music. The 11th 12th and 13th of August was the annual Childrens Art Festival organized by Children and Family Action and what a fantastic three days that was for the kids, there's so much going on it’s difficult to describe so go along next year and see for yourself. The 14th August as it was the nearest Sunday to VJ Day we were entertained by The Little Big Band( a section of the East Coast Big Band (with crooner)this was their first time in the gardens and only recently formed, but brilliant all the same, their rendering of Glen Miller and war time music fitted the bill nicely and Dave Hammond on his keyboard and DJ Dave Richards continued the theme as we waved the flag and celebrated VJ day.

Riders for their organising and marshalling of the bike fest, once again with the fantastic amount of various motorbikes it goes from strength to strength and we hope it will continue to do so. The East Coast Big Band gave us a first class day on Sunday 28th August with their big band sound, (they have got to be included for next season) really did set the mood for some serious reminiscing of the big band era. Bank Holiday Monday was for the youngsters, they enjoyed the music of Friktion, a local up and coming group who are already displaying their talents in the local music scene, I'm told that we could hear more of them in the Photo by Terry Be future. On the grassed area there were arpark kids rides and The Magic Carpet Company who taught the youngsters (and some adults) circus skills, tight rope walking, juggling, unicycle riding and much more. The 4th September, the last day of the school holidays was another hot sunny day to be enjoyed chilling - listening to our DJ Dave and our local keyboard artist Dave Hammond. At the time of writing this we have one more Sunday booked and weather permitting we shall be down there relaxing to the sounds of our resident DJ Dave Richards. See you next season in the Valley Gardens!!

EXTRACTS FROM THE WEBSITE “I have enjoyed looking at the pictures of Withernsea and when I come over to England in 2006 I an definitely coming for a visit as I have an old school friend now living there”. M. Hinchcliffe. “I had never been to Withernsea before I found this website. Now I have bought a caravan at the Withernsea Holiday village” Steve. EXTRACT AND REPLY FROM WITHERNSEA COMMUNITY FORUM It’s good to see the revamp of the seating area shelters on the promenade between the boat club and the lifeboat. But as I walked my dog late last night LOCAL children around 13/14 years of age were giving the new paint work an artistic look with their marker pens. All these vandals were local children. I could name them but feel what's the point, just so they can be told not to do it again. Make them buy new paint and brushes and put right what they have destroyed. Response… Name and shame, if everyone said nothing the “idiots” would mess up the town. It's time we had some stocks set up in the Valley Gardens for the likes of these morons, a stall could sell rotten fruit to throw and the profits go towards the summertime Special

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21st August and what I have heard called the jewel in the crown, the annual Summertime Special and Bike Fest. This year was as usual a huge success and I think we owe the small group of people who raise most of the funding and organize the show a round of applause, what was a first class line up entertained the crowd until late in the night and everyone(almost) went home satisfied with the sound of the Glitter Band ringing in their ears, and their arms tired, the whole line up with magic by Mazani and the music of The Aces, Licks,Kinked, Westzone,Live Forever,Gidea Park and the Glitter Band rounding off the show was enjoyed by the thousands of people in the gardens and surrounding area, our thanks must go to Hedon High Siders And Low


				
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