June 27will see Valley Gardens offer visitors to Withernsea a line-up
‘Withernsea Gathering’ has been organised in response to a surge in visitors in
event will feature performances from local artists, bands and dancers on the
Valley Garden stage from 11am. The line-up is broadly folk themed.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
the girl was not harmed she was shaken by the incident.
with information that would help with our enquiries is asked to call our
non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 16/60768/21.”
surprise for Eileen’s Centenary
HORNSEA woman celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.
on June 12, 1921, Eileen Roberts moved from Harrogate to Hornsea with her
husband Steven and two sons in the spring of 1963.
was the secretary at Hornsea school for many years, followed by a long
period of employment in the office at Hornsea police station.
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.
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
received a card from the Queen on her birthday.
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