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6th JULY

Bridlington Bay Bowling Club
Following the update guidance issued this week 23rd June 2020, there is currently little
difference to updates issued with a few minor additions which will be discussed at committee level tuesday 7th July
The Green is Open to Members Only at Present.  You are only allowed in the bowling green area if you have booked a time

  • You MUST book a time slot by telephone with the Club Secretary ,Leo Graves between 9-00am to 11-00am   Mon to Fri. Only on 01262 850963.
  • (Not on his Mobile No. Please) Please go to “Green Booking Imformation”   Section  above  before you book.
  • You are not permitted to enter the bowling club if you have not booked
  • Anyone booking to bowl will need to SHOW MEMBERS BOOKLET to enter the park. 
  • Sewerby Hall
Clock Tower Cafe – takeaway menu only
Gardens including the Walled Gardens
Ice Cream parlour
The Welcome Centre

A reminder will be given when booking is taken.



Coronavirus: Popular Spanish beaches ‘forced to close due to overcrowding’

Popular tourist beaches in Spain were forced to temporarily close over the weekend due to concerns of overcrowding amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Closures were reported along the Costa del Sol, on the southern coast, and elsewhere in Spain’s Andalusian region.

According to regional government figures, around 55 beaches were shut at some point on Sunday, the Malaga-based paper Sur reported.

Malaga was the province most affected, followed by Cadiz and then Huelva.

The closures were reportedly posted by local authorities on mobile phone apps or council websites.

Costa del Sol beaches’s have yet to adopt the pre-booking system being implemented by popular tourist hotspots in Benidorm, on the Costa Blanca.

Flights to Andalusia resumed late last month, as hotels, restaurants and bars have set about gradually reopening their doors to tourists.

However, the region remains under the spotlight after more 90 people were reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

The infections were recorded at a Red Cross centre in Malaga, the scene of the province’s first new outbreak since the end of Spain’s state of emergency on 21 June.

In total, five of the eight provinces of Andalusia have now reported new Covid-19 outbreaks.

The Spanish government was also forced to place a second region into lockdown on Sunday after a spike in cases.

People will be banned from entering or leaving La Marina, near Lugo in Galicia, for five days from midnight on Sunday, unless for work reasons.

The 70,000 people living in the region will be allowed to move between its 14 municipalities, although they are encouraged to stay in their area to limit the spread of the virus.

Face masks will be mandatory in public and groups of more than 10 people will be banned from meeting unless they are from the same household. Capacity in bars and restaurants will also be reduced to 50 per cent.

The region is Spain’s second in just 24 hours to re-enter lockdown.

The government of Catalonia on Saturday ordered an indefinite new lockdown for the Segria region following new outbreaks.

Withernsea coastal erosion pictures snapped up by schools

Dramatic pictures by an amateur photographer of coastal erosion have been snapped up by more than 100 schools to use in geography lessons.

Andy Medcalf, an IT project manager, took the pictures of the East Yorkshire coast near Withernsea.

That coastline is the fastest-eroding in northern Europe with 30ft (10m) in parts between March and December 2019.

Mr Medcalf offered the drone pictures on Twitter and said he was “intrigued” by the interest.

“I hadn’t realised the disappearing Holderness coastline was so popular on the geography syllabus,” he said.

Schools and colleges from around the UK and as far afield as Kuwait have contacted Mr Medcalf to use his pictures. 

Mr Medcalf said he was “very aware of the erosion” as he lived close to the sea in Withernsea.

He has a Civil Aviation Authority drone licence and said the height allowed a good view of the shape of the land.

“It is good to record the erosion, if they had had drones hundreds of years ago it would have been fascinating to see”, he said.

Since Roman times it is estimated a 3.5-mile (5.6km) strip of land has been washed into the North Sea, taking about 30 villages with it.

A sea defence scheme to protect some of the coastline near Withernsea, with 63,000 tonnes of interlocking rocks to prevent waves from reaching the cliffs, started in June.

“The tide goes north to south and the defences just move the erosion along to form what is a new bay,” said Mr Medcalf.

The two main types of rock along the coast are chalk and boulder clay. The southerly boulder clay cliffs are more at risk of erosion.

Mr Medcalf said he got the pictures with a small “toy drone” that he could afford to lose if it crashed over the sea.

Thousands flock back to pubs on Super Saturday as police chief criticises drunken behaviour

People have been flocking to pubs in their thousands – with some apparently flouting social distancing guidelines – as England’s most significant relaxation of lockdown rules so far came into force.

As new regulations cleared the path for bars to reopen – on what was widely dubbed “Super Saturday” – pictures showed drinkers packing beer gardens and outdoor areas.

Disorder in some parts of the country forced pubs to close early, with police making arrests after violent clashes.

But on a day that also saw hairdressers reopening, weddings allowed to take place in front of loved ones and people allowed to meet friends and family indoors, many people reported nightspots being significantly less busy than before the lockdown began.

John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation for England and Wales, criticised the drunken behaviour of some revellers and said it was “crystal clear” they would not adhere to the one-metre-plus rule as restrictions were eased.

He tweeted: “Finished my late shift with the @HantsPolice Southampton City late shift. A busy shift, we dealt with anti-social behaviour, naked men, possession of class ‘A’ drugs, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights, more angry drunks and was called a fascist pig by somebody we tried to help!

“What was crystal clear is that drunk people can’t/won’t socialy (sic) distance. It was a busy night but the shift managed to cope. I know other areas have had issues with officers being assaulted. Now heading home, to those still on shift please stay safe.”

A number of pubs chose to close after disturbances in Nottinghamshire.

Police said three bars in Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield, and two in Arnold and Newark had opted to shut early.

The Ravensdale pub in Mansfield posted on its Facebook page that it would be closed “until further notice” due to “irresponsible behaviour”.

Inspector Craig Berry stressed that the pubs, rather than police, had chosen to close the pubs, saying: “Officers were quickly on the scene to deal with a number of alcohol related anti-social behaviour reports including a smashed window and minor assault.

“As a result four arrests were made by officers and we supported licensees who chose to close their own premises.”

But he added that he was grateful to “the majority of the public who acted responsibly throughout Saturday”.

In Essex, Special Inspector for Brentwood Steve Weaver, reported that an officer had made several arrests just moments after he had used a tweet to encourage people to “enjoy yourself” but “behave” and be “responsible”.

He posted: “That didn’t last long. Disturbance in Brentwood High street assisted other units. 4 people arrested.”

Devon and Cornwall Police said it had racked up more than 1,000 reports by 10pm on Saturday.

“The majority of reports this evening have been linked to drink-related disorder and anti-social behaviour,” a spokesperson said.

But one couple out in Manchester, Charlie and Sienna, told Sky News they had anticipated bars would be far busier.

“It’s much quieter than we were expecting,” they said.

“But it’s a really nice atmosphere and the bar we went to felt safe. We’d definitely feel reassured to go out again next weekend.”

And the national chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said he believed as many as half of pubs had chosen not to reopen.

“I think it’s going to be difficult for pubs,” he said.

“They are opening up under uncertain circumstances. They don’t know if they’re going to get their customers back.

“What you are finding is, some of the pubs haven’t even bothered opening today – they want to see what’s going to happen.”

The caution around the relaxation among many was reflected by a new poll, which showed more than half of voters think the hospitality sector has been reopened too soon.

The Opinium survey indicated 52% believe outlets like pubs and restaurants are going back into business early, while 73% expect a second outbreak of COVID-19 this year.

It puts the government’s disapproval rating at 49% – with just 30% approving of its performance.

And the poll also found that 53% of people think the easing of the lockdown is happening too fast.

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Adam Drummond, head of political polling at Opinium, said: “While the government may be keen to reopen, the public are looking ahead and with trepidation and aren’t expecting this release to be anything but temporary.”

Meanwhile, new quarantine exemptions will allow major sporting events, as well as TV and film productions, to go ahead this summer, the government has said.

Silverstone will be able to stage races in August, and the move gives the go-ahead for international cricket, Champions League and Europa League football, the PGA British Masters Championship and the World Snooker Championships to take place.

Also, significant darts, horse racing and other sporting events are expected to follow, ministers said.

662 more coronavirus cases are diagnosed across the East Riding after changes to reporting methods

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in the East Riding jumped by 662 in just one day after tests undertaken by commercial companies were included in official figures.

Public Health England figures show that 1,628 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (July 2) in the East Riding – up from 966 the same time on Wednesday, July 1.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in the East Riding now stands at 479 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 436. PHE has also made changes to its reporting methods, to remove any cases that may have been counted more than once.

The change means the total number of positive cases across England on Wednesday fell by 29,726, to 283,757.

The East Riding’s cases were among the 28,892 recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber, a figure which rose by 13,526 over the 24-hour period. Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

As of 5pm on Wednesday, July 1, 43,995 people had died from coronavirus across the UK.

The latest coronavirus infection rates for every part of Yorkshire

A map showing the weekly rate of coronavirus cases across local authority areas in England from

June 22 to 28. 

Between June 21-28, Hull’s infection rate was just 3.8 cases per 100,000 of the local population which is one of the lowest in Yorkshire.

That is a big drop from the previous week’s figure of 22.6 cases per 100,000 of the local population.

There have been more than 1,500 positive tests in the city since the pandemic began and last week’s drop means the cumulative infection rate has also fallen from 586.3 per 100,000 to 585.5.

The East Riding also saw a significant drop in cases from 14.1 cases per 100,000 of the local population to just 4.7.

Cases have also dropped in other parts of Yorkshire but there have been rises in Calderdale, Doncaster and Sheffield.

Weekly rate of Covid-19 cases in Yorkshire
per 100,000 population tested under Pillar 1 & 2 (last week’s figures in brackets)

Bradford 45.8 (69.4)

Barnsley 35.1 (54.7)

Kirklees 26.2 (30.3)

Rotherham 26.1 (33.6)

Sheffield 24.4 (20.6)

Doncaster 21.3 (17.4)

Calderdale 14.8 (12.4)

Leeds 11.7 (19.8)

Wakefield 9.0 (18.6)

North Yorkshire 5.0 (13.8)

East Riding 4.7 (14.1)

Hull 3.8 (22.6)

York 1.9 (6.7) 

Sewerby Hall and Gardens ‘good to go’ as facilities reopen

Sewerby Hall and Gardens – where the house itself will reopen this coming Saturday – has been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard and consumer mark. 

The accreditation is from Visit England, and the ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to Government and public health guidance, have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place.

General manager Marie Gascoigne said : “It is very important that we can demonstrate that we are following all the government guidance, and that we have prepared as necessary to reopen even more facilities, including the house, this coming Saturday.

“This accreditation should help to reassure our visitors before they come to see us in the coming weeks.”

Sewerby Hall and Gardens will continue with its phased reopening this weekend – the next phase will begin on Saturday, July 4, and will include the house and the play area.

The cafe will remain a takeaway service only; however, on Saturday, benches will be placed on the patio area of the Clock Tower cafe and also the grassed area in front, for use by customers.

The venue will also be taking bookings for the holiday cottages from 4 July.

This second phase follows the earlier reopening of the zoo, the gardens (including the walled garden), the Ice Cream parlour, the Welcome Centre and the toilets.

Bridlingto Spa theatre’s cafe and cinema set to re-openn 

Bridlington Spa Theatre is looking forward to welcoming back customers next week following the Government’s latest easing of lockdown.

Customers will be able to go in and use the cafe area from Monday (July 6).

And although the theatre will remain closed for the foreseeable, the cinema is set to show free films twice a week from the following Monday (July 13).

Mark Lonsdale, the general manager, said the venue will screen black and white movies each Tuesday and family features on a Thursday, both at 1.30pm.

“The Government has said cinemas can re-open and it allows residents and holidaymakers the opportunity to do something in a safe environment,” he said.

There will be a limit of 120 on the cinema’s capacity for now.

Mark said they are also working in the background on plans for the theatre itself when the Government gives it the green light to open up again, with task groups set up to help revive the arts scene nationally.

“I do feel that the arts sector has been severely hit but we have a lot more flexibility to be able to put on events to be able to fit in with the current guidance,” added Mark.

Punters will be able to make use of the cafe area too once the complex is open again.

The cafe area will be open with table service and a significant reduction in the number of tables to create extra room within the cafe.

Hot and cold drinks will be available to buy.

The 2m distancing will continue to operate to protect customers and staff.

A one-way system will be in operation throughout the building with hand sanitiser stations throughout. 

More East Riding Services To Re-Open

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued updates about the first phase of the reopening of its libraries, mobile libraries, and Customer Service Centres, following the government announcement last week.

To ensure the safety of customers and staff, the facilities will look very different to the service provided before lockdown. Social distancing guidelines and safety will guide the way in which these services will operate.

During the closure period, deep cleaning has been carried out and after reopening, regular cleaning will take place throughout the day at all locations.

Toilets will not be available at any of these sites in the initial phase of re-opening.

Customer Services

In the first phase of reopening, which starts on Monday, 6 July, it will only be possible to visit the sites to talk to a customer advisor by appointment and only for services which cannot be completed via the council website or by telephone on 01482 393939. To make an appointment, call 01482 393939.

More telephone staff are now available to enable more enquiries to be dealt with in the safest way possible and minimising face to face contact, by reducing the need for customers to visit a site – please call 01482 393939 for assistance.

A queueing system will be in operation outside each site.

Caddy liners will be available to pick up near the entrance to the centres.

The availability of enquiry desks will be restricted to ensure adequate distancing between customers. Cleaning materials will be provided at all the enquiry desks in use.

Customer Service Centres will try to offer the normal opening hours but this may be subject to change.

Visit the website for further details, including opening hours and information on the new ways that services are being offered.

In order for these facilities to open safely , customers are asked :

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow guidelines as displayed on posters
Customer Services will operate on a cashless basis wherever possible
Please provide any documents in electronic format wherever possible
If you have an appointment at a centre, please only arrive at the allotted time. Please come unaccompanied unless you need a carer with you.
Library Buildings

From Monday, 6 July, in this initial phase of opening, for customer and staff safety, customers will only be able to drop off borrowed items and collect pre-ordered items. It will not be possible to browse books or just to drop in to the library.

The thousands of items that were on library shelves at the start of lockdown have all been cleaned by site staff.

A queueing system will be in operation outside the site.

Customers returning items will place them directly into a special sack and books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being cleaned and put back on the shelves by staff.

In the first phase of reopening, it will only be possible to borrow items via an order and collect service, details of which will be announced on the website by Friday, 3 July, 2020.

Overdue fines have not been applied during the lockdown period, and are suspended until further notice.

Browsing for books will be gradually reintroduced in later phases of the reopening, in line with government guidance.

Newspapers will not be available.

When the public access PCs are made available again, this will be by appointment and for essential needs only.

Library staff will try to offer the normal opening hours but this may be subject to change.

Visit for further details including opening hours and for information on the extensive e book range available and other library news.

In order for these facilities to open safely, customers are asked:

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow guidelines as displayed on posters
The library service will operate on a cashless basis.

Reopening pubs this Saturday July 4 is a formula for mayhem – Andrew Vine

WILD horses couldn’t drag me into a pub when they reopen this weekend, dearly though I’d like a few pints of hand-pulled bitter.

I’m not alone in resolving to avoid pubs for a while yet. Friends who’d like to get back together and put the world to rights over a few drinks don’t fancy the idea either.

It’s not just that we share a wariness about stepping back into a social setting that might prove to be a breeding ground for coronavirus, though that’s certainly part of the reason.

But what really puts us off is that opening pubs for the first time in three months on a summer Saturday as the restarted football season draws to a climax is a formula for mayhem.

Who’d be a police officer this Saturday night? Of all the difficult tasks our men and women in uniform have been asked to carry out during these past weeks, this sounds the hardest of all.

Town and city centres that have been shut will suddenly be awash with drunks – and sweeping up the injuries that result from accidents and fights will fall on the police and hospitals, as it always does.

Does anybody in Government really think that at least a substantial minority of people able to go out on the lash for the first time in months won’t go mad?

The police know it’s likely to happen, and that’s why some forces are reportedly cancelling leave, a sure sign that they are braced for trouble.

It isn’t remotely difficult to picture the scenes on the streets as crowds gather and attempts by officers to persuade people to keep some sort of sensible distance are met with hostility.

There have already been indicators of what a thankless task the police face, in the disgraceful attacks on officers who have tried to tackle illegal raves in Manchester and London. If we get through the weekend without more injuries to police, it will be little short of miraculous.

Boris Johnson’s assertions about trusting great British common sense have some merit when it comes to reopening shops and workplaces, but not in the case of bars and pubs. ?

Saint Catherine’s Shops To Re-Open On Yorkshire Coast

Saint Catherine’s will begin a phased reopening of its charity shops from next week, with the first phase set to include Bridlington, Malton, Ramshill (Scarborough), Hunmanby and Filey.

From Wednesday 8th July, the shops will be open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 3.30pm (closing for 45 minutes at lunchtime), and will be able to accept donated goods during opening hours.

For donations of larger items (e.g. furniture), please call either the Malton shop on (01653) 229071 or Filey on (01723) 514380. Donated items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being available for sale.

The shops have undergone changes and rigorous checks to ensure they are ‘COVID safe’ and comply with Government guidance, with social distancing measures in place and PPE provided for staff and volunteers.

Tracy Calcraft, Income and Business Services Director, said:

“We are really looking forward to welcoming customers back to our shops. We have been working hard to create a safe and environment for our staff, volunteers and customers. This is now in place and we can’t wait to open our doors.

The shops are such an important part of Saint Catherine’s and bring in over £1 million each year in much-needed funds, which go towards providing our outstanding patient care. Shopping with us is a great way to support the charity and find some bargains at the same time.”


Camping and caravan sites UK reopening date revealed

 Strict rules will be enforced
CAMPING and caravan holidays will open to UK tourists from next month. The Camping and Caravanning Club has unveiled the opening date for the majority of its campsites. Camping and caravan sites will be reopening from July 4. The Camping and Caravanning Club shared the news on its website this week. “At the current time we plan to open the majority of Club Sites, including as many as possible with toilet block facilities,” stated the club.

However, the relaunch comes with a number of strict coronavirus measures.

Toilet and shower facilities will only be opened if they get the go-ahead from the government.

The Camping and Caravanning Club explained: “Some campsites, however, will open without toilets and showers.

“In order to operate our sites in a responsible manner we will be increasing our cleaning regimes. 


Opening Hours

The Clubhouse, Bowling & Putting Greens are open every day between the beginning of April and the end of September between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00

If you are intending to use the bowling or putting greens then please ensure that you start your game no later than 16.00

Party Bookings

The Club sometimes receives enquiries for party bookings to use the green.

Party bookings are most welcome but we do have to make our League Games and Club Competitions a priority so please contact our Secretary for further information.

How To Find Us

After admission into the Sewerby Hall & Grounds simply follow the footpath across the front of The Hall to the seaward side of the wall and beside the grassed areas.

The footpath will eventually lead you to the Bridlington Bay Clubhouse where you will be made most welcome.

Bridlington Bay Bowling Club
Sewerby Hall Gardens, Church Lane, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1EA
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