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Cottingham.tv thinks The Cottingham Parish Council members have done a terrific job hosting numerous local events in 2015

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Wishing Cllr Harold Kaye the very best in his new role!

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

Ferguson Fawsitt Arms in Walkington hosts a local arts and crafts show today 25th July!

Fantastic range and level of locally-made crafts, bric-a-brac and hand-made produce on offer

Entry free

Knitpickers Babywear

Knitpickers

(above and on Facebook) babies and toddlers handknits

 

Dietary solutions to health and slimming

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Metabolic training, body transformation: workout smarter not harder (above) a combination of diet, workouts and physical training designed to burn fat more efficiently!

Hull, Brough / Elloughton Space limited: TEXT 24LM to 074 115 172 03

 

Kevin Sugden and Family

Simply Gifts

(above) gifts for all occasions bric-a-brac memorabilia (contact on Facebook SIMPLY GIFTS; kevin@hillsugden.co.uk Tel: 07852 278772)

 

Beverley-based local craftswoman

Visiting The Ferguson Fawsitt, Walkington

Renowned for its excellent meals providing some of the best value pub food and dining in the region!

A square deal for a square meal – with greatly appreciated consistent quality and variety – the editor is a long-repeated Sunday lunch-diner there since childhood and it remains a firm favorite!

 

Visiting Walkington

Quack! Quack!

We return to the theme of ducks and geese – how could we resist!

Duck Island takes centre-stage (centre-left)

 

Walkington is famous for its duck pond – providing a watering hole for both geese and ducks!

And of course, the duck house on the pond is easily missed if you don’t get out of the car and have a look round (next to the long pond grass)! For those in the know, a walking path exists signposted from the spot we’re standing on whilst photographing this)

Duck Island, Duck House

Please shut the gate afterwards for some obvious reasons and other less-obvious ones – it’s part of the Countryside Code!

Humber flood defences are nearing completion at Kilnsea

Kilnesa Flood Defences

Could they have been a foot or two higher, without spoiling the view?

Back in the village, the height is however maintained to prevent flooding of the lower levels which caused the village and fields to become heavily flooded and cut-off the previous year by the storm surges.

In behind the wall, there are also substantial rock defences (not shown in the photo). They are like a smaller version of Withernsea’s coastal flood defences which provide protection from pounding waves in high onshore winds

 

Nick

Poet Ian McMillan performs his Pop-up Poetry Tour in Cottingham Library

 

Performing “The Ghost of Alouiscious” using his fold-up paper-chart and off-the-library-shelf selections of names picked at random from the pages of books and markers, he worked with his audience to make-up the lyrics as we went along!

His style is to pick and mix words with the audience

One could surmise he might have seen “Aloysius and the ghost of uncle Harold” on the bookshelf, but it was meant more in fun in an Edward Lear-like made-up wordsmith sense. Ian’s performance was likeable, funny and engaging, spiced with northern grit and a delivery Morcambe and Wise would have been pleased with!

Coming to a library near you!

Ian is performing in libraries in East Yorkshire including around Hull, Beverley and Bridlington.

 

 

Nick

 

 

Much has changed at the National Level! Heads have rolled!

As other broadcasters said; “Politics is a brutal business!”

Europe 2.0

The Local Council Votes are being counted at Haltemprice Sports Centre from 2PM this afternoon and we hope to bring you news updates asap.

On a personal note: as a political activist and lapsed Conservative Party member, the editor has not affiliated himself to any other political party but focussed instead on representation, reform in Europe, graphics the usability and pshchology of governance and commenting.

Nick

Interviews ahead of the Elections

Your Choice of Candidates

Interview with Alex Duke, Labour Councillor Candidate for Cottingham South

Alex Duke is working to improve flood defences.

For a full listing of all Candidates standing Your Choice of Candidates

 

Part 2

As soon as we switched the camera off, he opened-up and gave us a more engaging discussion, so we added this post script!

Editor’s note: –

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Our Conservative Candidates appear to be reluctant to come forward and be interviewed, claiming we’re ‘biased by interviewing the other candidates beforehand’! But we would urge them to come forward and please support us as a local media and technology start-up enterprise which will help the region as a whole become more media savvy, especially with the advent of broadband. Come on guys, aren’t you supposed to be on the side of small business?

 

EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL MAY ELECTIONS

ELECTION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLORS COTTINGHAM

THURSDAY 7 MAY 2015

The following is a statement as to the persons nominated for election as Councillors for the

COTTINGHAM NORTH

STATEMENT AS TO PERSONS NOMINATED

The following persons have been nominated:


ELLIS Patricia Mary 40 Woodland Drive

Anlaby HU10 7HX Liberal Democrats


JUMP Ros 4 Etton Close

Cottingham HU16 5LN Independent


MARTEN Daniel 36 South Street

Cottingham HU16 4AS Labour Party

MATHIESON Geraldine 21 Dene Road

Cottingham HU16 5PD Independent


PETERSEN Lynne 58 Mill House Woods Lane

HU16 4HQ Labour Party


REDSHAW Phillip James 14 Spencer Close

Cottingham HU16 5NR Liberal Democrats


ROUSTOBY Eric Herbert Westfield Farm

Riplingham Road

Skidby Cottingham HU16 5TR Conservative Party


SHORES Colin Colmar

North Moor Lane

Cottingham HU16 4JN UK Independence Party (UKIP)



WEST Angus James 8 Middledyke Lane

Cottingham HU16 4NH Conservative Party Candidate


DATED: 10 April 2015 Nigel Pearson, Returning Officer

Reprinted from the Returning Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA

COTTINGHAM SOUTH


DUKE Alex

Cottingham South Labour Party


 

MARTEN Jilia

Cottingham South Labour Party


 

GREEN Helen

Cottingham South Conservative Party


 

KNIGHT Win

Cottingham South Liberal Democrat Party


 

Marten Julia

Cottingham South Labour Party


 

MEDINI Mike

Cottingham South Conservative Party


 

WEIGHILL Richard 

Cottingham South Liberal Democrat Party


 

Our Ethical Interview Policy

We conduct interviews only by agreement after meeting for a brief informal discussion off-camera. In the interests of making this your channel, we wish to remain as transparent as possible and for you to use this as a part of your platform and soap box!

We will be interviewing as many of the councillors who come forward as we can ahead of the elections so if we haven’t been in touch already, please do feel free to get in touch!

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Who will you vote for next month?

Why do the political parties continue to steal each others credentials and continue to get it wrong?

Editor’s Comment: In our brave new world of coalitions, surely the Greens should be responsible for representing green issues, Lib Dems for fairness and education, Cons for Business and Enterprise, Lab for equality and employment and UKIP and the others .. well for independence and injecting a modicum of oversight and commonsense at least!

Are the ‘arms-length’ Lib Dem solutions including locations for green technologies simply missing the point – or merely passing the buck by aligning themselves with the Conservatives?

With the early mismanagement of government grants for installing domestic solar panel systems in 2011, we ended up with vast solar farms built by large investors stuck far away from consumers in remote fields instead of on rooftops locally! Thus resulted in a lost opportunity stimulate small businesses like builders and roofers and as a consequence and we ended up with more expensive wind farms located far out to sea and a continued lack if investment in tidal and water flow and wasted opportunities! “More walking the walk and less talking the talk there please Ed!”

To their credit, they recognized the problems with coal-fired power stations, retained overseas aid and famine relief but never really get their heads around carbon capture and storage and ended-up burning straw biomass and green timber sourced thousands of miles away from Canada instead, whilst exporting much of our waste to China as our landfill sites became full to capacity! Again to their credit, recycling has taken off and we do by and large sort our rubbish now, but how much really ends up being processed appropriately? Most is simply bundled up and dumped in landfill sites or sent out to sea in ships – hopefully never to be seen or dealt with again..

One can’t help asking who were the real beneficiaries of these policies favouring large business interests.. which leads us on to ..

UKIPs ‘head in the sand’ Problem

read on

 

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