Archive for the ‘Cottinghaam Day’ Category

Are automobiles killing motorcyclists and cyclists ‘by design’?

Cottingham Day approaches – more vintage motorcycles

Cottingham is well known for it’s retirees – and elderly drivers

For many pensioners however, they have to renew their drivers licence when they reach 70 years of age. To continue to drive past 70 however requires an eye test and may also require drivers to be certified by their GPs as fit to drive and to take a medical. The disabled must also prove they can operate their vehicles controls effectively and drive safely.

According to the UK Police, many road traffic accidents are caused by “driver inattention” – pulling out without seeing an approaching motorcycle

Driver automation (driverless cars) is not the answer as it risks making drivers even more inattentive.
We know using smartphones whilst driving is dangerous, but banning their use may be only part of the solution to the problem.

Cottingham.tv is investigating car design and how it impacts on motorcyclists safety.

Modern cars appear to have front and side window blind spots, caused by increasingly large window pillars that may be causing “pulling-out errors” leading to serious road traffic accidents where the narrow motorcycle can’t be seen. Older drivers are increasingly distracted by in-car infotainment systems

http://www.hstoday.com/safety/ntsb-fatal-crash-involving-tesla-autopilot-resulted-driver-errors-overreliance-automation

 

More radical solutions are proposed, including safety aids for the elderly car driver – to be continued ..

If you would like to support the Editor Nick in his work including lobbying for changes to car design, please contact nicholasrobinsondesign.com

Lots of local Summer Activities await!

Walking around Cottingham Green, there are several notice boards featuring the many local activities Cottingham has to offer –

They’re regularly updated by the Parish Council (Offices located in the Green) and the Memorial Club (Finkle Street) – and a few window posters on the Civic Hall

The Memorial Club in Finkle Street hosts Cottingham Day – coming 2nd July!

 

Cottingham Parish Council – located centrally

 

Civic Hall Events

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Many Societies support Young Arts groups or students in their area

National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies

If you like the arts and crafts, broaden your horizons here!

NADFAS

 

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Humber Bridge School

Classes led by Penny Joseph

01482 631219

Humber Bridge School

Your point of entry into the regions’s popular local Bridge clubs!

 

Nick

 

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Supply and demand: donating and receiving food

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 AM

One of the lesser-known and promoted services Cottingham residents provide

It is not easy or straightforward to locate and target help to growing numbers of people in need locally who would really benefit from from these services ..

just being available on a walk-in basis and promoting this vital service anonymously here you may be able to help .. and all are welcome!

We waste much of our food – it can be recycled!

The Zion United Reform Church in Hallgate is very grateful for any donations of the following items:

Milk (UHT or powdered)

Fruit Juice (carton)

Soup

Pasta Sauces

Sponge Puddings (tinned)

Cereals

Rice Pudding (tinned)

Tea bags / Instant coffee

Instant Mashed Potato

Rice/Pasta

Tinned Meat/Fish

Tinned Fruit

Jam

Biscuits or Snack Bars

 

Pass it on – Thank You

 

Promoting Cottingham Food Bank, Cottingham Civic Hall, July 4th

A well-known local artist James Deighton has added his works including land and seascapes for sale to help with running the Cottingham Food Bank. Contact the organizers for further details.

 

Nick

PS Editor’s note: a perishable fresh and or cold food table would not go amiss, but then someone would have to be responsible for disposing of or safely storing of any left-over food at the end of the day ..  your thoughts as comments please to cottingham.tv comments