A toast to step two!

THE second step of the Government’s ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’ commences on Monday. The date of April 12 was confirmed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a live press conference broadcast to the nation on Monday, April 5. Step two will allow nonessential retail, personal care, and public buildings such as libraries to resume operations. A large change to current restrictions is also the ability for hospitality venues to welcome back customers in their outdoor spaces. Wider contact rules such as the rule of six must be observed, but there will be no curfew limits or requirement to order a meal alongside an alcoholic tipple. Ahead of this milestone, pubs across Holderness have been prepped for the occasion after months of dry taps. As reported last week, the Rose and Crown in Hornsea now features a striking mural in its beer garden...

The Fouracre medical dynasty of Holderness – Ninety Not Out!

A FORMER Withernsea GP has documented his time in the town in a new memoir. Dr Tony Fouracre’s new book ‘Ninety Not Out!’ is now available to buy. The title of his illustrated memoir reflects the time-span the Fouracre family were a medical dynasty in Holderness – forging a professional and pastoral relationship with their community which inspired admiration and affection. Still an eloquent public speaker and raconteur, Tony’s personality is illustrated in the pages of his book, which contains an array of photographs. Both concise and colourful, it imparts information and anecdotes with astute observations on medical, social and economic developments in the 20th century. Tony witnessed Withernsea’s rise as an ultra-popular seaside resort...
 

Patrington family plans unique Remembrance tribute

A PATRINGTON man is planning to make this year’s November Remembrance day in the village a unique occasion, with thousands of home-made poppies going on display. Gareth Walker, along with his wife Louise, and children Harrison, aged 11 and nine-yearold Caitlyn have already converted 3,000 plastic bottles into red poppies by cutting off the bases and spraying them red. Gareth came up with the idea after seeing a news item on TV about a village which had covered a small roundabout in a sea...

Countryside visitors urged not to feed livestock

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is urging visitors to the countryside not to feed livestock and wildlife when out and about enjoying the countryside. In addition, the CLA is encouraging those that live in the countryside and surrounds not to dispose of their garden waste which could be eaten by livestock. Horses, sheep, cattle, pigs and chickens, as well as wild animals, have specific dietary requirements, and what is edible for humans can be deadly if consumed by animals. Most pet owners are aware that they should never feed...

Council celebrates 25 years serving residents, businesses and communities across the East Riding

EAST Riding of Yorkshire Council celebrated its 25th birthday last Thursday, having been born out of Local Government Reorganisation on April 1, 1996. That date saw the end of Humberside County Council and the creation of four unitary authorities in its place: North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council, Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council. While some things have remained the same, such as the council’s headquarters...
 

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Hornsea RUFC - Great to be back!

LAST week saw all three sections of Hornsea RUFC return to training at their home, the Hollis Recreation Ground. Hornsea RUFC President Steve Crook was delighted to see all sections returning and said, “The return of organised sport is great news for all concerned at Hornsea Rugby Union Club. Throughout our men’s, ladies and mini / junior sections we have over 100 players so it’s great to know that all will be getting fitness benefits along with being able to meet up with fellow team mates to train again. “Although the rugby union season is coming to an end, as it usually finishes in mid-April...

HEDON RANGERS

HEDON Rangers First team returned to the shortened Humber premier league season with a deserved 2-1 away victory over Westella and Willerby. The fixture saw two sides battle for top spot in the HPL table. Arriving at Hilltop and seeing an uncut pitch it was going to be difficult to play the way they wanted to and would have to change their game up if they wanted to come away with something. Hedon were without Waudby who missed out through illness, and potentially the league’s best player Payne whose lack of fitness could only manage a place on the bench. The game started as expected due to the conditions with no side really...

COMMERCIAL SEA ANGLING

AT last there’s more light at the end of the tunnel, from March 29 the COVID restrictions will be loosened a little with regards to Angling. These will enable matches to now be held subject to the government and Angling Trust Guidelines, night fishing will be now allowed and more people will be permitted to travel a little further to fish. This comes at a time when the fishing seasons are in a state of change, if conditions permit we should see some of the summer species returning to our shores. There should hopefully be a spring run of Codling, Bass should be coming more...

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