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Be prepared for warmer weather

With warmer days around the corner, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s public health team has advised everyone, especially older and more vulnerable residents, to be prepared.

Dr Tim Allison, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s director of public health, said: “While we always expect the summer months to bring with them warmer weather, there are occasions when the average temperatures can get too high, becoming uncomfortably hot and at times dangerously hot for some, requiring extra preparations and vigilance.

“We would encourage East Riding residents to take on board the following advice and guidance, especially the older and more vulnerable members of our local communities or those who care for them, to ensure that everyone is prepared for and able to deal with the forthcoming hotter weather.”

Try to stay indoors and out of the heat, especially between 11am and 3pm, during heatwaves
If going out in the heat wear UV sunglasses, preferably wrap around, to reduce UV exposure to the eye; walk in the shade; apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection; wear a hat and light scarf; and wear light, loose-fitting clothes to minimise the risk of sunburn
   • During a heatwave be sure to avoid extreme physical exertion
   • Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks but do try to consume plenty of cold food and drinks with high water content, such as salad and fruit
   • Look out for others, especially vulnerable residents including older people, young children and babies, and those with serious illnesses
   • Keep your environment cool - a cool living space is especially important for infants, older people or those with long-term health conditions or those who can’t look after themselves
   • Windows exposed to the sun should be kept closed during the day, while curtains over exposed windows should remain shut. Open windows at night when the temperature has dropped, but be aware of security issues especially in ground floor rooms
   • Care should be taken with metal blinds and dark curtains, as these can absorb heat – perhaps consider placing reflective material between them and the window space
   • Turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment which generate heat
   • Keep indoor plants and bowls of water in the house as evaporation helps to cool the air
   • Electric fans may provide some relief, if temperatures are below 35°C
   • If you or others feel unwell, get dizzy, weak, and anxious or have intense thirst move to a cool place and rehydrate immediately
   • Keep up-to-date with Met Office forecasts and prepare accordingly.

For more advice or information on how to cope in hot weather or what to do during a heat wave visit www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth/Pages/Heatwave.aspx


'Beside the Seaside' : new exhibition at

Sewerby Hall and Gardens opens this weekend

‘Beside the Seaside ‘, the summer exhibition at Sewerby Hall and Gardens opens this Saturday (27 May) , and is a celebration of the history of Bridlington as a seaside resort over the years, charting its rise, subsequent decline and recent regeneration.

Between Saturday, 27 May and Sunday, 4 June visitors to the site will be able to take part in various traditional seaside activities including donkey rides (£2 each), Punch and Judy shows, traditional swing boat rides, children’s strikers and a new Rusticus Adventure: Beside the Seaside!

Created by Janice Smith and her team at Sewerby Hall, the exhibition begins with the fashion for ‘taking the waters’ in the spa town of Bridlington in the eighteenth century.

In September 1839, Charlotte Bronte stayed in the town – the first time she had ever seen the sea. Numbers visiting really took off when the railway arrived in 1846, and saw the start of the good old seaside holiday.

Development of quality accommodation was brisk in the early nineteenth century, and with all the new places to stay, the leisured classes could holiday for the entire summer season.  As the holiday season grew, fashionable entertainments were built to keep the new visitors happy. The Victoria Rooms opened in 1848, along with promenades with gardens and floral displays. Punch and Judy shows arrived on the beach, along with donkey rides, in 1896.

Other delights included the Grand Pavilion (1906) and The Winter Gardens, which burnt down in 1923.

The Spa Theatre and Opera House opened in 1907, after fire had destroyed the wooden original. The new art deco building on the site arose in the 1920s and soon became the entertainment destination of the east coast.  But then the Royal Hall burnt down in 1932, to be replaced by a new one just 52 days later!

The 1930 and 1940s were a golden age for Bridlington and The Spa – ‘the finest dance and concert hall on the coast’. The 1950s saw the peak of the factory fortnight mass exodus to the seaside, when people from the industrial cities of South and West Yorkshire would swell the local population by thousands.  But gradually, the advent of car ownership, increased wealth and the package tour to Europe brought many changes to the town.

Lack of industry and the total local reliance on tourism, as well as the rise in day trippers rather than people staying for a fortnight, plus the huge increase in self-catering accommodation, led to a decline from the mid 1960s, made worse by railway closures. Three cinemas closed down, and the Alexandra Hotel was demolished. Prince’s Parade became a funfair and the Pavilion an ice cream parlour.

But then came regeneration once more. In 1998, Bridlington South Promenade Improvement Scheme opened, and won an RIBA Award for architecture in 2000. The Spa and Royal Hall were fully refurbished in 2006-8 to recreate the glamour of a golden age, in a £20.5 million project.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens were next to be restored, in 2013 /14. The Hall was restored as an Edwardian country house with pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Then came the total rebuilding of the town’s swimming pools, fitness and leisure complex – the £25million East Riding Leisure Bridlington opened last year.

The exhibition looks towards the future of the town, with the Bridlington Town Centre Area Action Plan, and the associated redevelopment of land to the north of Hilderthorpe Road, and the proposed extension of the existing harbour, with a marina.

Janice Smith explains : “Anybody who has any interest at all in how Bridlington grew, thrived, declined as a resort, and is now reviving again, will find this exhibition fascinating. It mirrors so many seaside resorts right across the country, and forms a unique social history of our wonderful town.”

Admission charges to Sewerby Hall and Gardens are £7 for adults, £4.90 for children and £22 for a family (two adults and two children).

Annual passes are also available, starting from £12.50, and can be purchased or renewed online or via any pay box.

For further information about the Hall, exhibitions, the café, special events, the zoo, and the gardens, call (01262) 673769 or visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk


The Humber 250 Trail launched by Humber Museums Partnership

The Humber Museums Partnership, a consortium of Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire Museums Services, is excited to announce the launch of its latest project – The Humber 250 trail.

The Humber 250 trail takes people on a scenic journey throughout the rich landscapes of the Humber region, linking 70 fascinating sites of interest ranging from Museums and Art Galleries, Historic Houses and Gardens, Industrial and Wartime Heritage and Archaeology and Architecture.

The trail spans from as far north as Flamborough lighthouse and Bempton cliffs to as far south as Gainsthorpe Medieval Village in Lincolnshire. The 250 mile route is split into three distinctive regions, The Humber South Bank, The Humber North Bank and Sea and the Yorkshire Wolds.

Nial Adams, of the Humber Museums Partnership, commented:

“We are very excited about the launch of the Humber 250 trail. Hull is very much on the map this year for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 events. We simply want to expand the map and encourage visitors to visit, experience and enjoy the unique and fascinating heritage of the wider Humber region.”

The Humber 250 heritage trail will be launched on 2nd June from 12-1 pm at Normanby Hall, North Lincolnshire. The launch will feature an eclectic mix of classic cars and cyclists led by an eager team of Victorian Explorers on their quadricycle, creating a unique photo opportunity as they depart the Hall to explore the rest of the Humber 250 trail,

Pick up the trail guide in the region’s tourist information centres, via the Humber Museums Partnership website at www.humbermuseums.com and via a mobile phone app which will be available on Play Store and App Store for free.


Cycle4Life Family Bike Fests in Beverley, Hornsea and Goole

Now in its fourth year, the Cycle4Life Challenge is back, celebrating healthy family time in the stunning East Yorkshire countryside.  There are three Family Bike Fest events over three days in June to enjoy.

Each event is free, fun and family friendly. They are a chance to try out some weird and crazy bikes and see the Savage Skills Stunt Team perform displays.

The first event takes place in Beverley, Saturday Market on Sunday 11 June from 10 am.  Also included at this event are three organised family group rides – people can bring their bikes and helmets along and enjoy the ride.

The second event on Monday 12 June will take place at Hornsea School and Language College from 4pm-8pm, and the third event on Tuesday 13 June takes place at West Park in Goole from 3.30pm-8pm.

Paul McConnon, senior road safety officer said : “We want you and the family to get involved, whether you haven’t cycled for years, or are an occasional cyclist looking to push yourself to the next level.

“Practise new skills & have a go on the bike tracks! There will also be a giant cycle air bag, KMX carts & 3 wheeled pedal power, there’s something for all the family!”

“Cycling is not only a great way to take in the region’s scenery, spend time with the family, or beat the congestion on the daily commute, but the moderate exercise it provides is excellent for developing and maintaining fitness.

For more info visit: cycle4lifechallenge.co.uk

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