Town council responds to concerns over Christmas lights event cancellation

Withernsea Town Council has spoken to the Gazette following last night’s announcement that the town’s Christmas lights switch-on event had been cancelled. On Wednesday, November 24, the town council decided to cancel the event just three days before it was due to take place. Listed among the reasons was the lack of funds available. The statement said: “Each year the cost of maintaining and powering festive lights increases, and many towns are reduced to smaller displays or no display at all. We want to continue to light up the dark December nights but cannot cover the £4,000 (approximately) annual cost without support from the community through fundraising and donations.”...

‘Inspiring’ young litter-picker meets MP after award nomination

A Hornsea boy who was nominated by Graham Stuart for an award in recognition of his commitment to keeping his local beach clean has met the Beverley and Holderness MP. Mr Stuart nominated Jay Norris, 12, for the Kids Count Inspiration Awards, which recognise individuals and organisations that have inspired young people in their communities. These are special awards that give MPs the opportunity to highlight outstanding work in their constituency and to demonstrate their commitment and support. Jay has been litter picking on Hornsea beach in his spare time for the past five years and over this period he has prevented huge amounts of litter from going into the sea. He is well known in his local area for his...
 
 

Come along and get involved, say youth club organisers

A new youth club has launched in Withernsea to give young people the chance to have a voice within the community. The club, which opened on November 15, is part of the Volunteen Withernsea and Volunteen Voice projects which are both run by East Riding Voluntary Action Services. ERVAS has been giving young people opportunities to get involved in volunteering and social action activities since 2010...

Cycle safety in the spotlight at school

Students at Withernsea High School have been given free equipment to help them stay safe on their bikes and scooters as part of a campaign to mark national Road Safety Week. Last Friday morning, Christian Jordan and Andy Johnson from East Riding Council’s Road Safety Team were on hand to distribute free cycle lights as students arrived at school. These were given to students who regularly travel to school by bike, but sets were also made available to young people who live in the wider area...

Village hall gets new look during lockdown

A village hall management committee has been putting the past 18 months to good use by undertaking a huge renovation project on its community hall. Hollym obtained the former army hut from the military installations at Spurn when it was bought at auction in 1960 by farmer Clifford Drescher for the princely sum of £305 on behalf of the village. Two years ago a new committee embarked on an ambitious plan to eventually replace the 100-yearold hall with a new all-purpose building suitable for the needs of the community...
 

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On-song Hornsea in derby delight

Having suffered two consecutive away day defeats, Hornsea knew they had to stop the rot as they made their shortest away trip of the season to local and oldest rivals Hessle. The game started in typical derby fashion with tackles flying in and mistakes also being made early on. Hessle had the territorial advantage in the opening 15 minutes as they played the game in the Hornsea half, and although they had the majority of possession...

 

Hornsea Harriers – Hardmoors 80

On Saturday November 20, six of the Hornsea Harriers set off to take part in the Hardmoors 80, Mark Williamson and Peter Cork running the 80 miles and Neil Pratt, Lucy Thompson, Martin MiddletonFrankton and Caroline Baker running in the relay, each doing 20 miles. The Hardmoors 80 starts off at Hessle Rugby Club sharp at 8am and you’re given 24 hours to complete it. The weather was perfect, only a drop of rain for the last...
 

Uscroft-Mould bags a hat-trick in crucial win

Following their surprise defeat at the hands of Bridlington Rovers seven days earlier, Roos returned to winning ways last Saturday, courtesy of a deserved 5-4 away win at Skirlaugh. With neither goalkeeper available, Ben Butler again donned the gloves, with Taylor Pentecost coming in for his first game of the season from the bench. Jack Bristow has returned to the club following a very brief spell with local rivals Withernsea..

 

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