Monday, 12 April 2010

Wind Turbines

Did you see Look North's report about the wind turbines. I think they could of mentioned that they were filming our wind turbines no mention of Skeffling. The Lib/Dem man did'nt even turn up for the filming at Skeffling.

If you missed it here it is.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Candidates Visit

The visit of our candidates yesterday turned out to be very entertaining, and quite unexpected.

First to arrive was Bill Rigby of the Green Party who came on his bike.  Then Ian Saunders of the Labour Party, and finally Graham Stuart of the Conservative Party.  Interviewing them for Look North was Caroline Davis who, unfortunately, had lost her camera crew.

Sue Turnbull, whose instincts were on top form yesterday, had left all the stuff to make tea and coffe (and a large packet of plain chocolate biscuits) in the Village Hall.  "Just in case," she'd told me on the phone earlier.

We were all gathered at St. Helen's waiting patiently while Caroline harrangued Look North as to the whereabouts of her camera crew.  Turns out no one had told him he should have been at Skeffling at 10.30, and he wouldn't be arriving until 12!

By then James Robinson had turned up and someone suggested the Village Hall and a cup of tea.  This went down a storm, so Sue and I went to put the kettle on.  Just imagine, three potential MPs imprisoned in the Village Hall unable to escape.  So we did what anyone would do - we gave them a grilling!

It was a lovely sunny day so we sat outside and chatted whilst waiting for the elusive cameraman.  He arrived, looking innocent, but a bit sheepish, and they all went off to Out Newton Road for Caroline to interview the candidates using the wind turbines as a backdrop.  The item she was doing is the increasing use of wind power in South Holderness, and the political party's views on it.

They eventually went their respective ways just after 1pm, pronouncing the filming as very successful.

If you want to see the report it's on Look North on Monday night at 6.30pm. 

One interesting point.  Caroline's Grandfather, five generations back, came from Welwick and his house is still there!  Small world isn't it...

Friday, 9 April 2010

Election Candidates Visit to Skeffling

This is very short notice, but I only heard about it at 10pm last night!

BBC Look North have organised a photo opportunity for the five candidates standing in South Holderness at the election.

It's taking place at St. Helen's Church at 10.30am THIS MORNING, FRIDAY, 9TH APRIL. 

Look North think Skeffling is just the right place to hold this photo call as it is a perfect example of rural life in the Holderness area. 

The information was given to me by Bill Rigby, the Green Party candidate, who said he would be happy to talk to any resident with questions after Look North have finished filming.

If you can get to St. Helen's by 10.30, it could be an excellent chance to talk to all five candidates, and ask those probing questions.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Community Road Watch

Have you noticed that this scheme seems to be having the desired effect.
Personally I think drivers have realised that it is better to comply with the speed restrictions through our small villages.   Much better than getting points on your licence just to save a few minutes in getting to work.

I like to thank our local PCSO Phil Wriglesworth for his efforts in making our country roads safer for children and cyclists.
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