Arrests following pony theft

TWO MEN aged 26 and 24, were arrested last Thursday (July 22) on suspicion of theft of a pony from Preston. This followed the sad news that a missing 33-year-old shetland pony was found dead in a dyke not far from his home field. Inspector Phil Hinch said: “We would like to thank everyone for their support within this investigation and for assisting with our inquiries. We understand the emotions and impact that this incident has had on the local community. We have conducted extensive inquiries to get to this stage and these will be continuing." Anyone with information regarding the reported theft should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference 16/72507/21.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up in memory of the pony, who was known affectionately locally as Peter Pumpkin. The campaign, raising money for The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust set out to raise £1,000, but at the time of writing had reached over £9,300. To view the fundraiser, visit:


Easington Youth Club receives £3000 grant

EASINGTON Youth Club/Duke of Edinburgh Centre has been awarded a £3000 Grant from the HEY Smile Stronger Together Fund.

This grant given by the HEY Smile Stronger Together Foundation will install some exterior storage to house equipment and help with funding to keep the centre Covid safe.

A spokesperson from Easington Youth Club said: “We are over the moon to receive this award as we are getting desperate for storage space. Having this extra storage will make it so much easier to access outdoor equipment”

Easington Youth Club would also like to remind people that their Craft Fayre will be taking place at the Youth Club Beck Lane Easington on August 7 from 11am-3pm.

They said: “This is the first fundraising event we have been able to have for over a year so hope lots of people will come along and support this event to help raise desperately needed funds for Youth Club/Duke of Edinburgh Centre.”

They currently have a few stalls left so if you are interested, please contact Janet Hollingworth on 07807 548130 or Kim Dalton on 07756 823729


Preston Family Show Day on Saturday

IT’S A TOP SECRET mission for the celebrity guest who is opening the Preston Show on Saturday! The Show in recent years has been opened by electric personalities such as Lucy Clark and David ‘Burnsy’ Burns from BBC Radio Humberside, and memorably a Dalek in 2016. But 2021’s electro-powered celebrity is sure to fire up the excitement of the children!
Opening the Preston Family Show Day on Saturday, July 31 at 1.30 pm – and don’t tell anyone because it’s a secret – is the electro-powered armoured Avenger, IRON MAN.
The grounds of the Nag’s Head on Sproatley Road, Preston once again provides the setting for the family show day. On-stage entertainment and live music will run over the day. There will be fairground rides, activities, and games for the children.
In addition to the fun day, there will also be the annual village show with classes for vegetables/fruit, wine, cakes/jams, flowers, art, crafts, and photography and seven children’s classes – entries taken up to 10.30 am on the morning of the show. The show schedules are now available now from local outlets. The Photography competition this year is being run by Hedon Viewfinders who have sponsored some nice trophies. This is in addition to the three trophies traditionally awarded at the show; The Jack Lowe Trophy in the vegetable class, best handicraft in the show, and best in the show.
The charity stalls provide lots of interest with raffles and tombola with some fantastic prizes. There will be the usual hot food and BBQ stalls.
Preston Show and Family Fun Day, Nag's Head, Sproatley Road, Preston. Saturday, July 31. Admission 50p. Gates open at 12.30 pm. Iron Man opens the Show at 1.30 pm.

Hornsea Inshore Rescue Called out Again

HORNSEA’S independent lifeboat ‘Spirit of Hornsea’ was called out yet again last Tuesday, July 20, to go to the aid of a fishing boat which was in difficulty around a mile out from Hornsea’s central promenade. The casualties had come to Hornsea for a day’s fishing but found they couldn’t restart the engine when due to return to the Boat Launch. Hornsea Inshore Rescue immediately went to their aid and safely towed them back to the Hornsea Slipway and recovered the vessel back on to its trailer and removed it from the beach.

Crew were Coxswain Joe Brown with crewmen Dale Reklaw and Carl Handley. Shore crew were launchmaster Adam Collins along with Steve Hall, Rob Carthew and Shona Richards.

Hornsea Inshore Rescue is situated at the southern end of Hornsea promenade. It is a totally independent organisation run entirely by volunteers and receives no government nor RNLI funding. It is not part of the RNLI.

Visitors to Hornsea Inshore Rescue and volunteers are always welcome whether they would like to serve as crew (comprehensive training is given), fundraisers or general helpers. Anyone interested is welcome to phone Sue on 07796 257989 or Ian on 01964 534302