Archive for the ‘Cottingham Green’ Category

Lots to see and do: cookery theater

Cookery theater under a marquee wows crowds!

All good organic green stuff grown in the ground! Locally-produced fresh produce.

Cottingham Sunday food and drink market packed yesterday!

also catering for those ‘on the wagon‘ ..

Some Sasparilla Sir?

 and off ..

Also seen: Great Newsome Brewery

Local farmers made a wise business decision to diversify getting a grant in 2007 to expand their micro-brewery to now provide a range of seasonal beers

 

And now for something completely different – ‘off the back of the lorry’, Sir?

Certainly not!

There was none of that slightly dowdy ‘off the back of a lorry‘ feel you get in some markets, as all the stalls presentations and produce were of first rate quality – credit to Cottingham Sunday Market and the event organizers!

 

 

 

 

 

Sales Pitch Tips for Market Stall-holders

Comedy at Cottingham.tv: in celebration of individuals characters and individuality  we ask:

Q. Are you a Bawler or a Boomer .. or a Mouse?

A. Speak up boy!

Q. How do you attract customers to your stall to make your sales pitch?

continued ..

 #bawlerorboomer?

 

Nick

 

A Sunday Market has been offered to Traders instead and the Application can be updated

Beverley Bar Historic Landmark

A meeting is to be held by the Cottingham & District Traders Association in the King William IV on the 12th. August to discuss the Application. All traders and businesses in the area are welcome to attend.

Ancient bylaws can sometimes catch you out! We’d love to hear your own stories relating to this too ..

A story was once related to the editor by an old friend who shocked everyone by turning up on a horse one day to take the first of his final university examinations. He said, turning to the astounded adjudicator in the entrance to the hall on dismounting: “Tend my horse!”
The adjudicator replied: “Why should I do that?”
My old friend said: “The University bylaws state that all students attending the University premises for the day shall by right have their horses tended!”
Well as you can imagine, there was uproar! One doesn’t suppose much ‘examining’ got done that day!

Not to be out-witted by a lone maverick student on a horse, the perplexed professors deliberated long and hard and on the final day of the examinations, my old friend was called-out of the examination hall mid-exam and hauled before the committee of adjudicators.
Old friend asked worriedly: “Why have I been called out of the examination?”
The adjudicators spokesperson replied: “For failing to wear your sword!”
Old friend: “Why should I wear my sword?”
Spokesperson: “Because another of our ancient bylaws also states: individuals must wear their swords whilst taking their examinations!”

P.S. My old friend did pass his exams, fortunately!

The Council has had to turn-down the Application for holding a Saturday Market in Cottingham because it lies within six and two-third miles of the Beverley Saturday Market!

Although you’ll agree it is well over five miles to Beverley by road from Cottingham, this allows Beverley to preserve its ancient bylaws which have included the protection of their Saturday Market traders from nearby market competition and the rights of all farmers and animal owners to graze their cows on Beverley Westwood.

Some Bylaw Research: Registered Common Land RCL

Beverley Comprises Four Pastures (N, S, E & W)

The wellbeing of the pastures including most famously Beverley Westwood is overseen by the Pasture Masters, a group of men elected from the Freemen of Beverley each March. Although the Pasture Act of 1836 clarified the right of the Pasture Masters to administer and enforce their bylaws, it did not state who ‘owned’ the land. In 1978 the courts decided that the pastures were owned by the then Borough Council; it is now ‘owned’ by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council as RCL.

Planning and Usage Applications including RCL usage are governed by the Council

 

Nick

Duke of Cumberland today throwing a party in support of the Ellie Mai Fund

Duke of Cumberland: enjoying a drink on a hot day

Outdoor party catering for families and all ages welcome!

Saturday 25th. July – Live entertainment also heard playing so evening promises to be lively too

 

The Duke of Cumberland in Cottingham catering for indoor and outdoor functions

Nick

 

 

 

Providing support for other traders taking a well-earned summer break!

New traders present today: Holmestead’s

Holmestead Garden Furniture & Crate Company

holmesteadservices@gmail.com

Holmestead’s website

 

Garden Decoration

Garden Animals in Earthenware

These are made by a special molding process which we will return to in coming weeks when we get more information from the business

A duck the editor purchased today sitting proudly on our fireside hearth (right)

A joke for the children:

(Newcomer): Quack quack!

Q. (Inuit) Are you a goose?

A. No (crossly), I’m a hearth-duck!

 

(Sorry, Editor 🙂 )

 

John Ford’s Summer Sale

John Ford Summer Sale

Spot the postman on his round ..

 

Roadworks for New Broadband

Roadworks for laying broadband in Cottingham Centre

All our retailers have had to cope with roadworks whilst broadband is installed

And again!

People need to keep services running through disruptions ..  contact McNicholas Construction Team on 0845 200 0214 working on behalf of CityFibre or via Email: cityfibrehull@mcnicholas.co.uk

 

Street Corner: Oakwood Canine Services: Canine Campaign

Canine Ambassadors

 

With Tribute to Blondes of Cottingham Campaign ..

There’s more to Blondes than meets the eye ..

locally-run coffee shop and ice-cream parlour offering a wide variety of exclusive and ethically-sourced food and beverages

Blondes of Cottingham – having empathy for canines too (bottom centre)

Cottingham Day: Live on: Providing Lifelong Support for our Armed Forces Personnel and Families

Supporting the armed forces – Exhibition Stand, Cottingham Day, Cottingham Civic Hall.

The Royal British Legion

Call 0800 802 8080 for more information

Back to top

Cottingham Day – Great Success!

Cottingham Green

See Videos! Events Were Staged With The Themes Of Fire and Rescue and we visit the Civic Hall exhibitors and enjoy a game of Bridge!

Event organizers Cottingham Parish Council with the generous participation of many contributors have pulled off a great success!

Hallgate walk-through of today’s 4th of July festivities

the festivities begin ..

Retailers claim it to be the best ever!

View along Hallgate

Cottingham Day walk-through

Vintage Cars

Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

After a slow start, a packed event brings out the crowds

The wet overnight weather cleared up and by midday the sun was out which brought out the crowds in droves!

Traders reported a successful day with some reporting selling out of stock

The event was more spread out than previous events, with the fairground attractions moved from the Green to behind the Memorial Club

read on .. as we continue our walk-through taking in the superb vintage car exhibitors and turn into King Street – and visit the Civic Hall exhibitors

 

Nick

Saturday 4th July: Cottingham Day promises to be as spectacular as ever with the centre open for pedestrian access to market stalls, exhibitions and a fairground on the Green!

Cottingham Day with the village centre pedestrianized for a vibrant street market

Ros Jump and Geraldine Mathieson

With the May 2015 Council Elections rapidly approaching,

deciding how to approach this interview required some thought and preparation, as the editor wanted to discuss what it was like to be a councillor interested and concerned about local politics ahead of the Elections, rather than go into details that would likely cause at least some to skip the content and change channel!

With the election nominations still out, we can’t yet approach all the parties, but would invite them to contact us for an interview if we haven’t already done so and advise that Ros, Geraldine and Lena Slater  will be standing for re-election.

Journalists and teachers share quite a lot of common interests with politicians speaking from experience, as no doubt do many other occupations.

It is unfortunate that a divide has opened up, as getting involved in public service can be exciting and rewarding – especially when you see the results of your efforts experienced and appreciated by others! (see below)

One gets the impression talking to Ros and Geraldine that 99% of council work is organizational stuff like so much other work and that the rewards of all their labours are only occasional – but worth the effort!

Now for the other background stuff, some ‘flat facts’: –

Ward Councillors

Parish information (Parish Councillors)

Cottingham Community Plan – as prepared by the parish council

The Parish Council is run on a voluntary basis

Greening the Green

We are delighted that our campaign here at cottingham.tv to green the green has been taken up and will be added to the Cottingham Community Plan for discussion ahead of the Elections!

Thank you to Christchurch Community Coffee for the best coffee and the room for the interview.

 

Nicholas Robinson

Cottingham Civic Hall

Located in Cottingham Green, the Civic Hall caters for a wide range of indoor events which are well supported and managed by Cottingham Parish Council.

read more ..