Council’s Free Compost Giveaways

East Riding residents have just a few more chances to get free bags of compost which are being given away by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The giveaways are taking place at: 16, May West Park, Goole, from 4pm 17, May Brantingham Park, Brantingham, from 4pm 20 May, old council depot, Grovehill Road, Beverley, from 2pm 22 May, Sport & Social Club, Pocklington, from 4pm 23 May, South Holderness School, Preston, from 4pm. Up to 80 tonnes of free soil improver, the composted contents of the brown bins is being given away, a total of up to 5,000 bags. Giveaways have already been held in Market Weighton, Hornsea, Bridlington and Withernsea. Each resident will be allowed two bags which will be put directly into the car boot by council staff so that residents do not need to do any lifting. Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “The compost giveaways are among the highlights of the gardening calendar for many of our residents. “The compost is from the garden waste and food waste our residents put in their brown bins many months ago, keeping it out of landfill. It has since been composted to make good [...]

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Yorkshire Communities Receive £30,000 Cash Boost

Across Yorkshire 32 community groups are celebrating winning thousands of pounds from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), as part of a new pilot programme designed to help grassroots gardening in the region. Another £30,000 will be available again next year. More than 80 groups applied for grants from the charity to help fund local projects and the RHS Yorkshire in Bloom team have awarded three main projects up to £8,250 each* and a further 29 groups will receive funds of £300**. The first flagship fund is going to Keyhouse Keighley (£5, 350), a charity supporting 5000 homeless people, to build a kitchen garden at the charity’s drop-in centre which is located in a deprived area with no access to growing space. The second significant share of funding will go towards training and to develop a partnership between Harris Road Allotment Society and Marlcliffe School, Sheffield (£8,060) to reap the health benefits of grow your own. Horton Community Farm, Bradford will receive £8,258 to help transform a derelict site into a community garden for local residents. Sheffield-raised RHS Director General, Sue Biggs, said: “The overwhelming response we had from community groups applying for funds shows there’s a real hunger for improving [...]

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Whites Beat Blues To Win Plate Competition

Whites Beat Blues To Win Plate Competition

Mill Lane United Whites met their younger club mates Mill Lane United Blues in the final of the U12’s Plate competition. Having beaten Hornsea 4 – 1 in their semi final, the Blues were not about to let White’s physical advantage put them off.

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Vacancies For Two Councillors – Molescroft Parish Council

A by-election to fill the vacancies will be held if 10 electors of the parish write to the chief executive of East Riding of Yorkshire Council at County Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9BA, b…

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HORNSEA : Vicar Of Dibbley Day

Bring your family and your pets to our Vicar of Dibbley style day. Densholme Community Care Farm have a local vicar coming to run the service. The 5th May is Rogation Sunday, where fields are blessed to bring luck to the crops for the growing year. They want to get all their pets involved and bless them as well! With a light hearted service on the farm and lots of stalls and activities for all the family including a guess the name of the bear competition, how many sweets in a jar, a tombola and a waggiest tail competition for all those excited pets out there. All the money raised from the day is going to the Hull Animal Welfare Trust, so we need to see as many people there as possible to make it a great day and raise plenty of money for those rescue animals. Densholme Community Care Farm, Great Hatfield, nr Hornsea, HU11 4UX Start Time 11:00 am | 05/05/2013 Use Facebook to Comment on this Post Tags: hornsea, Hull, money, sweets

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Hornsea Beat Bridlington In Humber Premier League

Hornsea have played some good football this week with a point against the Humber Premier League leaders Beverley Town on Wednesday night, then backing that performance up with a comfortable home win against Bridlington Sports Club.

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Bunch Spoils The Party At Norwood As Beverley Are Held By Hornsea

Beverley Town will have a to wait till their next game before they can be crowned Humber Premier League Champions after they were held at home by Hornsea Town.

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Aubrey Morrell Comes Third In Hornsea Marathon

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Athletes from local running clubs and from further afield gathered at Great Hatfield last Sunday to take part in the Hornsea Third Marathon.

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Hornsea No Match For Tanners

Hodgsons FC Reserves made it four wins on the spin as they beat Hornsea Town Reserves at the Beverley Leisure Centre in the East Riding County League.

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Driffield Leisure Centre Tone Zone Refurbishment

Work will start later this month on a £190,000 refurbishment of Driffield Leisure Centre’s Tone Zone fitness suite, which will then include the latest Matrix exercise equipment. The Tone Zone fitness suite will close from Monday, 18 March and reopen on Saturday, 30 March. Swimming facilities at the centre will be unaffected and extra exercise classes are being programmed. During the closure period, gym members can access facilities at any East Riding Leisure Centre, with the nearest centres at Bridlington, Pocklington, Hornsea and Beverley. Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The start of this work is excellent news and represents a significant investment by the council in improving our services to the people of Driffield. “The new equipment, redecoration and carpeting highlight our commitment to provide high-quality sports and leisure facilities that meet the aspirations of local communities and encourage residents to be more active, more often, supporting the Government Change 4 Life agenda and the council’s responsibility for public health.” The new Tone Zone will include treadmills, cross trainers, cycles and weight training equipment as well as new free weights, benches and stretching area. The new equipment will also include integrated televisions, which will give [...]

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