Let us entertain you!

SUNDAY, June 27 will see Valley Gardens offer visitors to Withernsea a line-up of entertainers.

The ‘Withernsea Gathering’ has been organised in response to a surge in visitors in the town.

The event will feature performances from local artists, bands and dancers on the Valley Garden stage from 11am. The line-up is broadly folk themed.

Those performing include the Beggar’s Folk Group, Colleen’s Fancy, Sharon Garner, The Pub Lads, Connor Penson, Neanderthrolic Buddagram, Andrew Wells, Stu Collinson, Withernsea Majorettes, The Ruby Reds, Bernie Woods and The Kingston Pipers.

The Valley Gardens Pop-up Bar will be open, and attendees are invited to bring a picnic or pick up a snack from local cafes and shops. People will be able to assemble with their bubble in Valley Gardens.

Government guidelines will be adhered to throughout to keep visitors and residents safe.


Scouts return to in person meetings for the first time in over a year

WITHERNSEA Scouts met face-to-face in full uniform for the first time since lockdown began on Tuesday, June 15.  

Although scout meetings have taken place online via a video chat over the pandemic, Scout Leader Paul Whittaker said that the “atmosphere was electric was amazing” as 16 scouts and five adults all attended the in-person meeting outside the scout hut for a night of pioneering, knot tying and dodgeball.

During their very first night back, the scouts all adhered to strict COVID rules including regular hand washing and wearing masks indoors. All activities took place outdoors where space was available for two-meter social distancing.

Paul reported that many scouts enjoyed their first night back, and that many of the scouts said that they are looking forward to learning new skills and meeting new people.

However, the one thing they missed the most was camping.

Now that the meetings are back on, Scout Leader Paul will be looking to organise lots of activities for the scouts to learn new skills. Scout leaders will also benefit from the opportunity to teach new skills and engage with young people for the first time.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, June 17 for the merged Beavers and Cubs group who will be doing bike safety activities. This will help the participants earn their bike safety badge.


Appeal for information

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for information after a teenager was left shaken after being approached by a man on the old railway lines in Hornsea last Sunday evening.

It has been reported that the man took the girl’s phone from her and smashed it on the ground. The girl wasn’t harmed in the incident.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “We are investigating reports of an attempted theft of a mobile phone from a 14 year-old girl on the old railway line in Hornsea at around 6.20pm on Sunday, June 13.

“It is reported that the girl was walking along the old railway line when she was approached by a man from behind who grabbed her phone and threw it to the ground, smashing the screen. The man who approached her was dressed in black with his face covered.

“Although the girl was not harmed she was shaken by the incident.

“Anyone with information that would help with our enquiries is asked to call our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 16/60768/21.”

Royal surprise for Eileen’s Centenary

A HORNSEA woman celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.

Born on June 12, 1921, Eileen Roberts moved from Harrogate to Hornsea with her husband Steven and two sons in the spring of 1963.

Eileen was the secretary at Hornsea school for many years, followed by a long period of employment in the office at Hornsea police station.

Eileen and Steve made friends locally and had a very enjoyable social life. Since the passing of her husband in 1997, she has managed to enjoy Hornsea and its environs, supported by local family.

Eileen now resides very happily in Stuart House Residential Care Home, where she celebrated her 100th birthday in the glorious sunshine in the garden with her family.

Eileen received a card from the Queen on her birthday.

Julie Kirk, manager at Stuart House Residential Care Home told the Gazette Eileen was ‘absolutely thrilled’ with her card from the Queen. She said: “Eileen didn't think she would receive one with Prince Philip passing and so it was a nice surprise.”