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Aldis Approved Cottingham Store Development Plan

Full details can be obtained from the Parish Council and The East Riding of Yorkshire County Council

Further to settling the debate about the preferred entrance, the Needler Centre will also be preserved

Brisk sunny morning favours brusque trade

On this last day of March

The Thursday following Easter Bank Holiday Monday – a time to act on reflections and make new resolutions?

There is a National discussion to move the Easter Break permanently to April?

What do you think?

Find us on facebook: Cottingham.tv

Despite disruptive showers PM, all went in full swing after a brief Easter break!

Cottingham Thursday Market Today still busy PM

 

Dove Hospice Shop Renovation – one week to go!

Dove House Charity Shop Re-opening 6th. April

Updates:  popular charity shop to re-open soon!

 

Nick

Cottingham Market tomorrow (11th. Feb)!

All plots booked!

Bringing a full range of local produce and traders back for 2016

Facebook: Cottingham Thursday Market

 

The Story of the Lonesome Pine and the Giant Corporation

Or how to go from zero to hero – online

A lonesome pine neon sign in the desert (gettyimages)

Starting from scratch to go to the top of the listings, this is more than a story about neon signs in the desert: how to succeed online

it’s more than just about putting up a website and expecting people to find it ..

If you are new to using the Internet this may come as some consolation:  we know the majority of you who are fifty-plus are new to it and that many more of you are wanting to promote yourselves and your interests online.

Soon another sign followed our lonesome pine .. and another

And a poet soon arrives and before you know it ..

Home for tired aspirational neon signmakers in the desert

And who would have guessed,

they served-up the best!

Nick and his friends decided to provide shade, some lonesome pine entertainmet, rest and serve some refreshments to tired drivers!

Laurel and Hardy: in it to hit it!

Nick got so fed up of telling his life story over and over,

he decided to tell a ryme,

make a film and put it online .. (ouch)

Dive for cover!

For Nick was now about to get out his holiday snaps ..

And tell another    🙂

You also need to get yourself high-up in the search engine rankings in order to be seen

The Americans have an evocative expression for the problem: it’s like putting up a neon sign in the desert!

Fave rave

Google is the primary Internet search engine of choice that everyone uses for most routine enquiries and there are two routes to get the top of page 1. Like most things in life you need money and or much sense to get to the top of the pile! Some things in life (as online) are free but many are not. What started out as a generous and altruistic plan to improve knowledge-sharing by universities between geeky academics soon became commercialised and taken-up by governments. People and business soon followed. Cottingham.tv is also committed to the early spirit of the Internet and likes to inform and provide lots of free stuff online!

google “Google permitted use of logo images”

Some more news and views

66% of us now own a smart phone and for the younger generations it is the must-have accessory. All this information is just a few clicks away online thanks to the likes of Google, unlike in the old days when you would have to trudge down to the council offices and probably also have to visit the County archives in Leeds.

To give you an idea of how much is at stake here – with Google recently agreeing to pay a decade of UK back tax amounting to some £120m, some have said it still only represents a drop in the ocean!

Back to our story ..

During Year 1 we struggled with the main Internet search engine page ratings to climb up the ratings for the keyword “Cottingham”. We are now jockeying for key position with Wikipedia for the keyword Cottingham! For months we were repeatedly hurled back from Page 3 to Page 12 on Google and we got “spammed” with thousands of junk emails, so we decided to discontinue our inbox and let social media take the strain (you can find us on Facebook and Twitter). Some say it’s a war for ratings out there online, as it is in real life. Seeking a new start in a fresh place is like the wild west – hence sometimes it makes sense to be a lonesome pine – and tell a ryme, or two!

We say with hindsight: early set-backs just made us all the more determined. Getting good back-links to tell your story online helps your ratings too and they are the equivalent of references in real life.

read on ..

You’ve got to be in it to hit it!

We at Cottingham.tv are now in pole position to help others with their search engine promotions online!

Equiries welcome to Cottingham Allsorts

Nick

Do you know who was involved?

Did you see a street fight last last weekend?

If so, you are needed to come forward to solve this crime and identify the perpetrators as caught late at night on video camera!

Pullans Family Butcher’s shop window was put-in, possibly accidentally, by a couple of play-fighters after a night out in the pubs this last weekend.

Thursday: normal service resumes – new window fitted

Replacement window fitted today

 

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

 

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)

Alternative Ways Of Connecting With The Electorate – Cottingham.tv is like Barrie McKenzie also on a ‘cultural mission’!

Barry ‘singing for his supper’ for John Lennon in a VW camper van: ‘strewth, starve the lizards – I’m so thirsty I could drink out of a Japanese wrestler’s jockstrap!

These are just the introductory-level salvos of a barrage of increasingly irreverent jokes comprising colourful metaphors – used with connect with the audience quick-fire – and make them buy lots of tins of Fosters lager to quench their thirst in the process!

Edna Everage plays the ‘straight guy’ as the ‘voice of constraint’ and Tommy Cooper plays Arthur McKenzie  read on ..

Broadcasting for, by and of the People!

Celebrating 12 months of Cottingham.tv!

Editor’s Statement

It hardly seems any time at all – Cottingham.tv is having a 6 month anniversary!

Thank you to all our loyal watching viewers, thank you!

It has been a steep learning curve from early steps into an online internet ‘dot tv’ channel with engagement mission and direction!

Finding answers, challenging assumptions

read on ..

Nicholas Robinson