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Local Residents oppose Visitor Centre at Spurn Point

We don’t want to be classified like species or laboratory specimens – we’re neither ‘migrant’ nor ‘indigenous’ – we are ordinary people and we want back control of our livelihoods and back yards protected also! 

A great deal of time and money is being spent by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust YWT on converting Spurn Point into a nature reserve – including the proposed Visitor Centre and Lighthouse. Local residents are all concerned about being overwhelmed by the pace and opposed to the nature of the ‘condescending’ development of the site. Local cafe’s pubs and hotels run by locals will be likely made redundant they fear, following on from arable land lost to farming and the recent floods.

Cruel irony indeed that the price they pay for having offshore wind turbines ‘in their back yards’ will be loss of local enterprise as the development aid floods in – but it’s not for their benefit – it’s spent for on behalf of them, but never with or for their direct benefit or economic self-determination! The whole area will loose its character and the unique wilderness of Spurn will be tamed!

The Yin and Yang of the Spurn Peninsula (technically known as a spit)

Referring to the photo: –

The North Sea (left) can be considered male and rampant (stormy waves and wind) ;  the Humer Estuary (right) calm and female (becalmed – like a millpond)!

It is also a very flat place where imalances and contrasts are equalised by nature, tides and the Moon – giving walkers a unique focus for contemplation and observation as they walk around, taking-in or getting ‘the Point’ – as it’s localy known – very Zen!

 

Nick

 

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Cottingham tv’s Work-out Guide to becoming Healthy, Wealthy and Wise in 2016

You’d better shape-up!

Make these tips your New Year’s Resolution!

Myth-buster #1: you don’t have to be wealthy to grow your wealth!

Just don’t leave your savings in a big 4  bank!

The Art (and the philosophy) of economical living: the longest journey starts with a single first step!

It’s the little and the big things that matter! Look after the pennies.. look after your health! 

We’ll start with becoming wise, as you’ve got to wise up and grasp the nettle and smell the coffee before you can begin to shape up financially – and shape-up health-wise to be able to enjoy the benefits of being in financial shape!

The world is a profoundly unfair place*, with undue rewards placed on those who can manage their finances and undue penalties placed on those who can’t!

With these few basic tips, learn how to become prosperous

learn how to live within modest and humble means!

There is a widespread belief held by Socialists that money doesn’t count, isn’t important – ask their past Chancellors! “I come from a long tradition of politicians”, one of whom recently admitted, “where they can’t and don’t add-up!”

The clock is ticking towards your retirement – act now! Take back control of your finances!

Wise-up and watch your wealth grow!

There is a widely-held belief that living maxed-out in debt is good for you! Don’t be fooled! Cut up those credit cards and stay in credit, not debt!

Make money out of the banks: don’t let the banks make money out of you!

Learn how to live more economically: don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t shop ‘till you drop on your plastic cards without being able to pay them back in a couple of months, don’t run a brand new car on credit, don’t holiday abroad on credit! Don’t over-indulge yourself on credit!

Marry the right person

– have a pre-nup!

Get your inheritance managed financially before the crunch comes!

The only winners at the end of the day are the banks, the State – and of course the lawyers! #PleaseNotThem

Don’t use the high street banks to hold your savings – they make a fortune out of the poor, the un-wise and the old!

Buy Gold to save long-term, not PEPs!

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

24 : 24-Hour Athlete

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!