Thursday, 30 July 2009

Dismal Weather

If your like me, and fed up with all this dismal weather I'd like to make a suggestion to the organisers of Skeffling Chatter.   Could we have a photo competition that reminds us what the sun used to look like, these could be of anywhere that we have been or something that gave us a sunny feeling.   How-about-it chatters.

Maybe the Skeff News editor will bring back pictures of the sun, because Mickey has it on good authority that she's leaving us for sunny climes after the next issue. Here's hoping she'll decide to come back.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Get well soon

Just a quick post today to wish our local mechanic a speedie recovery from his recent illness. Also he will be sorely missed from the invaluable work he does for the local community on the parish council.

Please post a comment as I'm sure it will cheer him up to know that the rest of the village are thinking about him.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Whinge of the Day

I'm new to this blogging thing so bear with me. It's nice to be able to have a go about stuff that annoys you though.

I've read the other blogs and it's good to read other peoples points of view. I was really interested in the bus write up. I don't go on the bus that often, it's easier to drive. Last time I had to go into Withernsea though I was a bag of nerves when I got there. It's not very nice being jostled about for 20 minutes. So I agree we need a decent bus.

The othe thing that interested me was about the teenagers causing havoc all over the place. I've seen the litter they leave behind them. It's not hard to miss is it? And fancy them taking over the playground.

I can't think of anything else to moan about. What about the rest of you? Surely there's something going on you don't like!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Credit where its due

We have been reminded that the person who really deserves the credit for getting the web team to make this all posible is Charmain Parsonage of Skeffling, it was her frustration in not being able say what she thought of the website and the information it contained and not being able to say what was going on in the village.

So come on Charmain have we acheived what you wanted? And any other readers that have suggestions to improve this service to the community.

Your views after Chatter launch

Well readers it is one week from the launch date of Skeffling Chatter, although we have only had five articles posted by different people, the response from people around the our village and others has been encouraging.

The numbers for comments could be better, but at least people are reading the articles. I'd like to remind folk that comments can be anonymous and that the only way to spark further debate is through this method, or if you really feel you want other people to know you views why not join Skeffling Chatter as its very easy to do so. Please e-mail or telephone to become involved.

What has been unexpected is the Chatter from other villages asking why they don't have a Chatter page. If you would like to see one that is more specific to your village, contact by the usual means and we'll try our best to make sure your views can reach the rest of South Holderness. On this very subject we have had several enquires from Easington and ideas are being explored on how to acheive this. Subscribe to our news feed to keep upto date with developments (click on the orange icon).

Will keep you posted on further news.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Vandalism & Strawberry Tea

Just seen a copy of this months Skeffling Newsletter about the above two articles, in one instance it makes you despair about todays youth, and on the same page one is reminded that not all the youngsters are like minded as the previous morons.   Good luck to Molly and Shauna.

Now I've a suggestion for the parents of these vandals and organisers of the Strawberry Tea, why don't we make an example of these louts with the use of a pair of old fashioned Stocks and for a small fee we could all buy rotten fruit & veg and vent our anger as to the way they have treated our church.   It may not be legal or PC but at least they would know how the community felt about them.

Now I've sated my anger, I'm looking forward to posting here I only hope I will have better news to add next time.   Good luck to Easington Football team on Saturday

Skeffling Church Update

Dear Friends,

As you might have read in the Gazette, we have had further problems with our church building.   At some point between Tuesday June 23 and Saturday June 27 some masonry fell - but this time from a totally different part of church, and a more dangerous part.   The window involved was the high centre one in the nave (the main body of the church) on the SOUTH side of the building.   The fall landed on and around the back pew, and the largest piece still intact measured more than 2 inches by 2 inches after it had landed.   This left me with no choice but to close the nave of the church immediately, effectively closing the whole church for weddings, funerals and baptisms.   These can now take place at Easington church; and our churchyard remains open.   The Sunday and Tuesday services can just!) fit into the south aisle, which remains open for the time being.

We did also have some good news, inasmuch as, apart from English Heritage, we now have three successful grant applications to the total value of £4,650 - but there's still a long way to go.   A couple of specialists have visited us already, we wait for the rest, and for any news from them.   I will keep you informed as best I can.

On the subject of the churchyard, many thanks to all who are doing such a brilliant job in keeping the churchyard looking very well indeed!

Thank you for your support.
(Revd.) Stephen Cope (i.a.) Rector of Skeffling

This appeared in the printed version of Skeffling News

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Exciting news

Just want to say what a brilliant idea this is and I hope everyone gets involved. We do not have social gatherings often so it is great to have somewhere where we can "get together" and exchange views. I am looking forward to meeting some of the Skeffling chatterers who I do not really know (despite the fact that I have now lived here nearly 10 Years). When you work hard, have a busy life and you live somewhere fairly isolated, it is quite difficult to say "hello" in passing. I don't even really pass people in the street to spend the time of day, because I drive everywhere, which is why I am looking forward to the development of this site. I look forward to hearing from some of you, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Your views!

I do hope the people of Skeffling, and surrounding areas of course, make use of this site to have their say and exchange views otherwise I will have been driven almost insane for nothing! .For the past weeks I've had to live with strange mutterings about blogs, posts, web sites, google and a load of other terms which have gone way over my head! I'm not all that computer literate and as I said most of the muttering has been incomprehensible but suffice to say that Tom has put a lot of time, effort and work into creating this space to enable everyone to keep in touch or have their say on matters which is of interest to us all. .I would love to see all his hard work put to good use so by having a go to "post" this first comment, I hope I will encourage you all to get involved and try it yourselves. OK, so I had to be talked through the process the first time, but having done it the once it proved to be relatively simple and I'll certainly have another go. (Be warned though, I'm turning into a Victor Meldrew as I get older!)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Welcome to the Skeffling Chatter

The Chatter network hopes to go live with articles from around the 17th of July once it has been advertised in the Skeffling Newsletter, thereby giving everyone an equal chance to become a contributor and post their views. So to ensure you have your say send an e-mail to become a publisher on the "Skeffling Chatter".

Here you can rant & rave or simply praise someone for their kind deeds. So be early get that post off today.

Its very easy to become involved and help is provided all the way to ensure you can have your say.
Welcome to Skeffling Chatter

If you want to have your say you can join the Chatter group and submit your own comments or articles, simply send an e-mail to join now. Even if your friends and neighbours don't have access to a computer or the Internet they can still get involved by simply submitting their comments to Thomas in writing (telephone for details 650645) and he will arrange to publish this on the site for them. So what are you waiting for get involved now and let your voice be heard.