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Welcome to the Cottingham Times website, the on-line face of the Cottingham Times Magazine for Cottingham & District. We hope you like the look of our site, which over the coming months will contain lots of news, articles and information, something for everyone, no matter what their age or interests. There are various categories including: Our Advertisers, Classifieds, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty, Pubs & Restaurants, Back Issues and What's On!

 

 

 

 


Active Coast will be back for May half term holiday

Active Coast will be back for the May half term holiday, with a varied programme of events and activities from Saturday, 26 May until Saturday, 2 June.

Active Coast offers activities designed to Explore, Join In and Enjoy the iconic East Yorkshire coastline. During the Easter holidays, around 4500 people got involved in a wide range of events, and hopes are high that the May programme will prove just as popular, before Active Coast returns for the six-week summer holidays.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said : “Active Coast is already becoming a key part of school holidays along our stunning coastline, and this programme of events during May half term should attract more people to have fun and stay healthy! It will whet the appetite for the long summer break to come with lots more events and activities around the coast.”

Events and activities to join in with during the May half term holiday will be:

Sewerby parkrun :
Saturday, 26 May :  9am : Sewerby Hall and Gardens : open to all: free

East Coast Beach Soccer :
Saturday, 26 May : Bridlington South Cliff Beach : all day : AGES? : FREE?

Walking for Health :
Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May :  East Riding Leisure Withernsea : 9-11am : open to all : free

All Ride (Open Day) :
Tuesday, 29 May : 11am -3pm : North Promenade, Bridlington : ages 5 plus : free : adapted cycling scheme for people with various disabilities

Walking for Health :
Tuesday, 29 May : 10am -12 noon : Sewerby Hall and Gardens : open to all : free

Walking for Health :
Wednesday, 30 May : 9.30am – 12 noon : East Riding Leisure Withernsea : open to all : free

Beach Sports Session :
Wednesday, 30 May : 1-3pm : Bridlington South Beach (below foreshores office): ages 6-16 : free

Walking for Health :
Wednesday, 30 May : 11am -12 noon : East Riding Leisure Hornsea: open to all : free

Coastal Explorers –
Cliffs and Caves : Wednesday, 30 May : 10am -1pm : Flamborough North Landing : ages 5 plus (with adult) : free : booking required

Mile Marker Health Walk :
Thursday, 31 May : 10-11am : East Riding Leisure Bridlington : open to all : free : booking required

Coastal Explorers – Rockpooling :
Thursday, 31 May : 10am -1pm : Flamborough South Landing : ages 5 plus (with adult) : free : booking required

Cover the Coast Walk :
Friday, 1 June : 10am : Aldbrough : open to all : free: a circular walk from near the church (HU11 4RN): booking required

Beach Tennis Session :
Friday, 1 June : 1-3pm : Bridlington South Beach (below foreshores office) : ages 6-16 : free

Classic Games and Art Wall Fun :
Friday, 1 June : 12noon-3pm : Sewerby Hall and Gardens : open to all : admission charges apply

Sewerby Parkrun: 
Saturday, 2 June : 9am : Sewerby Hall and Gardens : open to all : free

Events to enjoy and watch during the May half term holiday will be:

East Coast Beach Soccer :
Saturday, 26 May : Bridlington South Cliff Beach : all day : free to watch

Yorkshire Series 1 : 
Saturday, 26 May : Bridlington South Beach, below Foreshores Office : all day : free to watch

East Coast Beach Soccer :
Saturday, 2 June : Bridlington South Cliff Beach : all day : free to watch

For those events which require booking, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01482 395320, or 01262 678255.

Full details of Active Coast are at www.activecoast.org

Follow Active Coast on facebook, Instagram and twitter.

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Residents urged to cut back hedges and trees to avoid causing obstructions


East Riding residents are being reminded to trim their own private hedges and trees which overhang paths and roads to prevent them from causing an obstruction.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s streetscene enforcement team said overgrown vegetation can become a nuisance or even a danger to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers if it overhangs, obstructs or blocks visibility on the public highway.

This is a particular problem for individuals with prams and pushchairs and people in wheelchairs, who need a clear pathway of adequate width to pass.

Visibility for traffic around junctions is also especially important, so any vegetation which obscures traffic signs or blocks street lights needs to be maintained by regular trimming back.

Last year the council dealt with 280 reports of overgrown vegetation.

It is hoped that a reminder to residents will reduce this number, prevent accidents and help keep the East Riding looking tidy.

The streetscene enforcement team will first approach residents with a polite request to trim overhanging vegetation but, if no action is taken, it can serve a 14-day notice requiring the work to be carried out.

If all warnings are ignored, the council will do the work itself and recover all expenses from the resident.

The council is not able to offer this as a service to residents. The cheapest solution is for residents to cut back the greenery themselves, ask someone they know to do it or employ a gardener.

The council’s grounds and forestry teams trim vegetation on council and public land.

Councillor John Barrett, portfolio holder for operational services, said: “It’s important that paths and roads are kept clear for everyone to use without any obstructions.

“Overgrown hedges and branches can force pedestrians out into the road and can even cause injuries to people.

“So home-owners, tenants and land-owners need to be aware that the responsibility lies with them and we are encouraging them to take appropriate action if they own overgrown foliage.”

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Dog owners warned over bogus microchipping websites



Dog owners updating their pet’s microchip details online are being warned to check the website they are using is genuine after a number of bogus sites have been discovered.

The bogus sites came to the attention of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s dog warden team after they issued a notice to a dog owner informing them they were breaking the law as the details on the microchip were not up to date.

The owner informed the dog wardens they had paid around £15 to update the details via a website found online via a search engine.

Enquiries were made which showed the owner had made a £15 payment to a website claiming to update microchip details but the changes had not been made.

The information was passed to the council’s trading standards team who, after further investigation, discovered there are a number of websites in operation claiming to update microchip details, taking a fee and then failing to make the necessary changes.

The law states that all dogs must be microchipped and the information kept up to date otherwise the owner could face prosecution and all dogs must be registered on one of the Government-approved databases:

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “All dog owners have a responsibility to keep the details on their dog’s microchip up to date.

“In this case, the owner thought they had done the right thing by updating the details online but had fallen victim to a bogus website.

“So not only did they lose the £15 fee and were almost prosecuted but they are also leaving themselves vulnerable to identity fraud as they would have put all their personal details onto this website which could compromise their own security.

 “There are a number of bogus websites in operation so I would urge all dog owners to be vigilant and to make sure any sites they are using are approved by the Government.”

For more information go www.eastriding.gov.uk or www.gov.uk/get-your-dog-microchipped


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Don't give thieves an easy ride!

POLICE are urging motorists to remove all valuables from their vehicles and to think about the security of their vehicles when preparing to leave them unattended.

The warning has been sparked following a number of incidents reported in the West Hull villages over the last month.

Valuable items such as satellite navigation systems (sat navs) and handbags are popular among thieves as a vehicle can be broken into in a matter of seconds and such items snatched before the broken glass has settled.

It is vital that valuables are removed, or kept well out of sight of prying eyes and cars are left secure.

Inspector Andy Woodhead said: "We are urging motorists to make sure they remove all valuable items and any clues, such as sat nav brackets and holders from their vehicles when leaving them unattended - the slightest temptation can be enough for a thief to break into your car or van.

"We are asking motorists to work with us to ensure that we don’t give thieves an easy ride.”

Police are offering the following crime prevention advice to motorists:

* Always keep your car doors, windows and sunroof locked when you leave the vehicle, even if you only leave it for a few minutes

* Never leave property of any kind on view. Items particularly attractive to car thieves are: SatNav’s, mobile phones, laptop computers, bank cards and cash

* If you have a SatNav, remember to remove suction pads, and wipe away any tell-tale marks as thieves will look out for these

* Don't leave anything in your car, particularly when it is parked overnight. Even an old coat on the back seat is a temptation for someone to ‘smash and grab’

* During the day hide items you cannot take with you in the boot

* Don’t park vehicles were they are hidden from view; where possible park in a car park with an attendant or CCTV, garage or in a well-lit open place

Anyone who may have information about the vehicle crimes are asked to contact Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111

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