Monthly News Page

October News


Bridlington Bay Bowling Club

Please Note 

At present ,only Club Members are allowed in the bowling club area and Green.

Sadly, we have been notified that a long standing member of Bridlington Bay Bowling Club

Roy Arnall

has passed away at the weekend.

Our thoughts are with the Family and Friends.

The Funeral will be on Friday 6th November at Octon Crematorium .

1pm from Roys  –  1-30pm at Octon Cremotorium.

Due to the corona Virus restrictions there are restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend. please contact Brighams Funeral directors for infomation.

The site has been down for a while due to maintenance and Update

Thanks to the donation from the captain, We have been able to add a Members page to the Site.

This will enable the club to add information which they wish to be seen only by the

Registered Bridlington Bay Bowling Club members

The Registration and Login details are available on the top Right hand corner of this page

When you register you will be checked as a member and activated to use this part of the site 

It is on test at the moment so please register so we can evaluate it please


Would all members wishing to play in the possible leagues teams for 2021 , inform Dave west before December

S.D B A. need to know how many teams there may be for 2021 season

Bowls Drives _ Members Only

The Bowls drives start on Friday 16th October

12-00 noon

To book your place please contact Lynne Humpleby on 01262 851652  Mobile 07801515368 

E-Mail  –

Please note  –  you must book prior to the day


Saint Catherine’s announces redundancies as Covid pandemic hits the charity’s income

Saint Catherine’s has announced 14 redundancies as it tries to protect its long-term future, due to the impact of the Covid pandemic.

Saint Catherine’s has announced 14 redundancies as it tries to protect its long-term future, due to the impact of the Covid pandemic. 

Saint Catherine’s has now implemented its ‘resilient recovery plan’, which helps ensure that it is financially secure for years to come based on current lower levels of voluntary income.

As part of the plan, measures are in place to ensure the financial security of the organisation in the face of wider uncertainly, such as future Covid spikes or lockdowns.

Mr Wilkerson added: “As well as thanking our staff, I would also like to thank our supporters in the local community. They have been marvellous in helping us through this difficult period, by taking part in virtual fundraising, making donations and responding to our appeals.

“We simply could not do what we do without their help. I would ask that people continue to support Saint Catherine’s now and into the future, so we can offer our care, free of charge, to patients and their loved ones for years to come. It’s vital that we grow our regular support to ensure Saint Catherine’s care for future generations.”

To find out more about how to support Saint Catherine’s by giving regularly, go to Scarborough News and its sister titles are running a year-long campaign to support Saint Catherine’s, called Helping Hand.


Race The Waves Coming Back for 2021

Race the Waves. What a fantastic weekend of motors and action it brings to the Bridlington Beaches. With it been missed this year we are sure its going to come back with a bang next year in 2021.

Mark the 15th & 16th of May 2021 in your Calendars.

As always with Race the Waves, the Steampunk Weekend runs along side it so two massive events happening on the same weekend. Something for everyone. South side beach and the Spa will host the two events.

As things become clearer and more information and promotional work gets released we will continue to update this story.

Bridlington Gold announces a new radio Station just for Bridlington

After many weeks of work going on in the Background they are pleased and excited to 100% announce that they are now ready to introduce Bridlingtons very own radio station you don’t have to share with anybody else!

“It’s ALL about Bridlington!”

The test stream is up and running via the LISTEN NOW button on their website and will give you an introduction to the eras of music they will be concentrating on.

They are currently only availabe to listen to via the website which is accesible on Mobiles, Tablets and Computers. Most of these devices can easily bluetooth to bluetooth speakers and car audio systems which are bluetooth enabled. More listening options will be coming soon, including amazon Alexa.

The Station is managed and run by local professionals and presenters who are passionate about the town and surrounding areas, including Chris Curtis and Mike Hammond, who worked for Yorkshire Coast Radio which was recently bought by Baeur media and rebranded as Greatest Hits radio.

To make this work they have asked the People of Bridlington to get involved by tuning in and listening and owners of local businesses to take advantage of the many new and varied marketing opportunities that a truly local dedicated radio station can offer you.

They are running the test stream right now but have a preliminary date for the official launch as 1st Nov 2020 at 6am.

‘Extraordinary year’ for Yorkshire’s caravan industry as holidaymakers shun trips abroad 

East Yorkshire is the UK’s centre of caravan manufacturing, employing 10,000 people, with another 10,000 in the supply chain and is home to some of the biggest names, Willerby Holiday Homes, Swift and ABI.

In June local MPs expressed fears thousands of jobs were at risk because of the pandemic disrupting much of the seasonal trade.

But as soon as dealerships reopened, forecourts were “instantly busy” says Director General of the National Caravan Council John Lally, with caravans proving to be “socially distanced by design.

Demand, he says, has stayed strong, with “just a slight cooling” as temperatures have dipped and amid the increasing number of local lockdowns.

Mr Lally said manufacturers’ order books are largely full through to spring/summer 2021.

He said: “It has been an extraordinary year for the caravan industry – for both holiday parks and leisure vehicle manufacturers.”

In the three months to August, touring caravan sales were up 24 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, while motorhome registrations were up a “staggering” 41 per cent in August, compared to August last year. Holiday caravan sales are “fast following suit”, Mr Lally said.

The UK’s largest caravan manufacturer, Hull-based Willerby Holiday Homes saw the highest number of orders in 75 years in the three months from July to September.

Camping and caravan sites were the most popular accommodation choice over the summer with a 39 per cent share of the market, beating guesthouses, hotels and inns into second place, according to the VisitBritain sentiment tracker.

Mr Lally said: “By law they must be five or six metres apart, they are self-contained with no shared kitchens, bathrooms or air conditioning – we like to say they are ‘socially distanced by design’.”

Summer coastal buses which normally run only until the end of October, and which serve some of the biggest holiday parks between Scarborough and Bridlington, have been extended until November 29.

The Bridlington Spa column with Mark Lonsdale: Getting festive with special cabaret nights

In the absence of Panto this year (it has been rescheduled to 2021) we have been looking at ways we can still celebrate in the festive spirit and we are delighted to announce three Christmas cabaret nights in December on the 5, 12 and 19.

Ricky K, Fisher Stevens and Asa Elliott will be performing three diverse evenings all with a Christmas twist and our chefs will be serving a two course Christmas dinner included in the ticket price.

These evenings are now on sale and sure to be popular so book your seats early!

We have also been working on ways that we can offer support to the thousands of engaged couples that have lost out on making special memories this year having seen their weddings, civil ceremonies & booked venues affected by Covid-19. We will shortly be launching our ‘To Have & To Hold’ packages which our fantastic events team have been working on. The offer is simple in its premise.

We are offering couples the chance to ‘have’ their wedding or civil ceremony at the venue now and to put on ‘hold’ their reception until Covid-19 guidelines allow larger numbers to get together.

To further build on this we are offering 20% discount off our usual wedding packages to couples who book a ‘To Have and To Hold’ offer.

We will also offer couples who are having their ceremony elsewhere 10% discount if they choose to hold their reception at Bridlington Spa.

Looking ahead to next year we will be making further announcements on our social media channels & mailing lists of acts confirmed for 2021.

The first of which we are delighted to say is Strictly Presents ‘The Power Of Dance’.

A brand-new show from the Strictly Come Dancing family.

Featuring the spectacular professional dancers Janette Manrara, Dianne Buswell, Amy Dowden and Neil Jones, together with two special guest stars who will be announced soon.

In the meantime, November sees the continuation of our regular cabaret evenings.

oin us on the 7th for an evening with The Shamrock Experience who blend the rhythms of folk with funk and rock influences.

The 14th sees Two Pianos take to the Royal Hall stage with an unplugged evening of hits from Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Elvis, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran and more! The 21st sees a Tribute to Sir Cliff Richard performed by Jimmy Jermain and lastly on the 28th Hamilton Browne performs a tribute to Lionel Ritchie.

All of which is performed in a covid secure environment, with social distancing at the heart of all we do.

As always we hope that you are keeping well and we hope you will join us as we return to making memories.  Visit the website to find out more about future events and the facilities on offer at the Bridlington Spa complex.

Proposal for 22 homes on Belvedere to get the go-ahead after completion of Section 106 agreement

A proposal by Ashcourt Homes for 22 new homes on land north of the Park and Ride Cafe on Belvedere Parade in Bridlington has been deferred for the completion of a Section 106 Agreement.

The Section 106 Agreement will secure:

○ On-site affordable housing of four units.

○ A commuted sum of £19,480 for affordable housing.

○ A commuted sum for off-site open space contributions of £80,384 and a 10-year maintenance fee of £28,514.

The director of planning and economic regeneration has been authorised to approve the application subject to the agreement.

The development site is elevated with views of South Beach and the open vista of the North Sea. A design and access statement for the development said: “Great consideration has been given to the dwellings across the rear of the development.”

Peter Colebrook, land and developments director at Ashcourt Homes, said: “Ashcourt is very excited to be offering this high quality housing development of executive homes directly overlooking the bay at Bridlington and the golf course and we are delighted by the high level of interest already generated.”


Hospital staff rang my wife to ask if she wanted to say goodbye’ – a paramedic shares his terrifying Covid experience

A frontline paramedic from the East Midlands has shared his terrifying experience of contracting coronavirus, and living with its after effects.

Originally published to the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) website, Terry Thompson’s account shows how quickly a healthy person can become ill with Covid-19 – and hammers home why the virus must be taken seriously.

Terry Thompson joined EMAS 13 years ago, and for the last 10 years has worked on the frontline as a paramedic based at Kingsmill.

Despite wearing personal protective equipment and following government guidelines, in April, the healthy 46 year old with no pre-existing medical conditions contracted Covid-19. He said, “I finished my shift at work on Sunday afternoon, then during the early hours of Monday morning I woke up shivering with a temperature of over 40 degrees. The symptoms came on quickly during the day and hit me like a ton of bricks. I couldn’t eat, drink or get out of bed.”

Terry reported he had Covid-19 symptoms to EMAS and a test was booked for the following day.

On the Wednesday, two days after the start of his symptoms, Terry collapsed in his bathroom and his wife, Rebecca, phoned for an ambulance. He was taken to Kingsmill Hospital where more tests were taken, determining Terry was severely dehydrated. He was given fluids and was then sent home.

By the Friday evening, Terry was struggling to breathe. An ambulance crew attended and liaised with the hospital who advised that he stay at home.

“I don’t remember a great deal about the following two days. My wife had been setting her alarm for every hour through the night to make sure I was breathing. As I dozed off to sleep, I’d have periods where my breathing would stop for 15 to 20 seconds,” he said.

‘Hospital staff rang my wife to ask if she wanted to say goodbye’ 

During the very early hours of Monday morning, exactly one week after Terry first experienced symptoms, his condition declined rapidly.

“I seemed to drop off a cliff, and remember waking up because an ambulance crew was shaking me. They took me to the hospital’s Resuscitation department where they did a chest X-ray, confirmed pneumonia and sent me to the Covid ward,” Terry said.

“I was put on oxygen and a doctor came to take a series of blood tests.

“I was then told I needed to be put on a ventilator. That was the scariest part of this whole experience.

“My wife and family were not allowed to come with me to hospital because it was suspected Covid, so I had to ring my wife to tell her what was happening. Obviously, we both got upset.

“To take me to the Critical Care Unit I had to be put into what I can only describe as a giant, clear plastic bag, because I was classed as highly contagious. It was very, very scary and claustrophobic, and I remember seeing people in the corridors watching as I was moved.

Before they intubated me, hospital staff rang my wife to ask if she wanted to say goodbye, stating there was only a 40 per cent chance of me coming off the ventilator.

“Rebecca tells me that we did have a conversation on the phone, but I can’t remember because I was so out of it.”

A frightening, isolating experience

Two days later, the hospital tried to take Terry off the ventilator, but he had an adverse reaction due to a large build-up of fluid around the tube, so it was put back on.

The hospital rang Rebecca at regular intervals during the day to keep her posted, and staff kept a diary for Terry so that he and his family could later understand what happened to him.

“I have a vague recollection of the day they took me off the ventilator,” Terry remembered.

“I had a feeding tube up my nose and into my stomach, two arterial lines – one in my neck, and one in my wrist, two cannulas and a catheter. I was hooked up to lots of machines so they could constantly monitor my condition.

“It’s scary enough being in critical care, but when I woke up I couldn’t see people’s faces because of their level 3 hoods and protective suits, the lights were very bright, and I could hear a lot of beeping and suction noise – put this together with the drugs I was on, which can make you hallucinate, it’s no wonder I thought they were all wearing space suits, and the hospital staff said I looked very frightened.

“They were worried about my reaction and so increased my sedation, and I remained on the Critical Care Unit until the Friday evening.”

The frightening experience didn’t end there. To be taken back to the Covid ward, Terry had to be placed back in a giant, clear plastic bag for the journey back through the hospital.

“It seemed a long way back to the ward, and again was a very claustrophobic experience. I felt awful,” he said.

“On the ward I couldn’t stand, and so wasn’t able to go to the toilet, instead they had to use a rotunda transfer aid to help move me safely onto a commode. The following two days I had to use a walking frame to support me.”

“My wife, family and friends hadn’t been able to visit me so I spoke to them from the Covid ward via WhatsApp.”

Long lasting effects of Covid

Terry started to feel a bit better by the third day out of critical care, and by the sixth day managed to persuade the hospital that he was okay to go home.

“There were people on the ward much more poorly than me. One gentleman who had been on the Critical Care Unit had been on a ventilator and still wasn’t able to swallow food, so was on the ward being fed through a nasal tube into his stomach,” Terry said.

Despite this traumatic and frightening experience, the paramedic feels he was lucky to survive and make the recovery that he has so far. He returned to work eight weeks later, but the longer lasting effects of coronavirus, have meant he has not yet been able to return to his normal role.

“I felt like a fraud not being at work because I didn’t feel particularly unwell, so came back on a phased return because I still get very tired and breathless, so I couldn’t do effective CPR or carry equipment and kit upstairs,” he said.

“A hospital breathing test has shown that my gas exchange isn’t as it should be and I’ve got scarring on my lungs. They don’t know if it’ll get better over time, because no-one knows yet how the virus impacts people in the long-term.”

As is the case with many people who have spent time in critical care, Terry also struggles to sleep.

‘Don’t underestimate this virus’

This is Terry’s message to the people who aren’t taking this virus seriously.

“Think about your family,” he said.

“My wife had to deal with everything. I cannot imagine how she coped.

“Our son lives with us and he and my wife have since discovered that they have antibodies, meaning they’ve both had Covid-19 but without any symptoms.

“So, you might be the lucky one to have no or mild symptoms, but there is a chance your loved one’s life could be put at risk, or that they don’t make it off the ventilator.

“Covid-19 is still out there and it’s still killing people. The treatments are getting better now but it is the virus that keeps on giving – don’t underestimate how seriously it can impact on you and your family.

“To be told your loved one hasn’t got a good chance of coming off the ventilator and you can’t see him. “I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.”


Year 8 pupils at Bridlington School told to stay at home until November after child tests positive for Covid

Year 8 pupils at an East Coast secondary school have been asked to stay at home because of coronavirus.

Bridlington School has asked the year group to self-isolate after a Year 8 pupil tested positive for the disease.

In a message on the school’s website, dated yesterday, the school said: “Today we received confirmation that a member of Year 8 has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The student was last in school on Thursday, October 15 and had no symptoms whilst in school. “Symptoms started on Friday, October 16 and the household followed Government guidelines and immediately began self-isolation.

“We have sent a letter to all students in the Year 8 bubble informing them they must self-isolate until midnight on Friday, October 30 in accordance with Government requirements.

“Students in all other year groups can continue to attend school as long as they are not showing any symptoms of Covid-19.”

“We have sent a letter to all students in the Year 8 bubble informing them they must self-isolate until midnight on Friday, October 30 in accordance with Government requirements.

“Students in all other year groups can continue to attend school as long as they are not showing any symptoms of Covid-19.”

New Strictly show heads to Brid Spa

A brand new dance extravaganza entitled ‘Strictly Presents: The Power of Dance’ will visit Bridlington Spa on Wednesday, June 23 next year.

Strictly Come Dancing show feature Strictly professional dancers Janette Manrara, Dianne Buswell, Amy Dowden and Neil Jones – together with two very special guest stars – who will tell the story of what it is to be a dancer.

Directed and choreographed by former Strictly professional dancer Trent Whiddon and his wife Gordana Grandosek, the show will give each of these incredible performers the opportunity to tell the audience about their relationship with dance through stunning choreography and beautiful storytelling.

A spokesman said: “Audiences will enjoy an array of magical music and dazzling dance from all around the world – from Latin and ballroom to rock and roll and street dance and everything in between.

Green Update

Following the recent announcement and changes to the Covid Legislation we can confirm clubs can continue to offer organised bowling activity in a Covid-safe manner. Phase 3 falls within the sporting exemption allowed. Clubs should continue to follow the Phase 3 guidance and be aware that this is now backed up by the legislation changes. You can continue to take part in organised outdoor sports when restrictions on social gatherings are introduced from Monday 14th September.

With the end of the season fast approaching we hope that members are able to get out and enjoy the remainder of the year in a safe controlled way. Clubs should continue to maintain track and trace records which should be available for 21 days if they are requested by NHS track and trace.

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Visiting patients suspended at York, Malton and Selby hospitals

VISITING patients at seven hospitals in and around York has been stopped in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

As of Wednesday, October 21 York Hospital Trust, which includes York Hospital, Scarborough Hospital, Bridlington Hospital, Malton Community Hospital, The New Selby War Memorial Hospital, St Helen’s rehabilitation hospital in Dringhouses and St Monica’s Easingwold has suspended visiting to all sites.

A spokesperson fro the Trust said: “We have taken this decision to limit the spread of Covid-19, and to protect vulnerable patients and ensure staff safety. As soon as it possible to safely relax the visiting restrictions we will do so.

“Exemptions to this are end of life care circumstances at the ward manager’s discretion, and paediatric and maternity services.

“Please be assured we will always seek to apply the visiting guidance compassionately as required e.g. for patients with dementia and mental health issues – and that this decision is taken at ward level, unless on a Covid positive ward where visiting cannot take place.

“At this time, family, friends and carers can stay in touch by using our virtual visiting service.”

Information from Whitby Bowling Club

Hi All,
Winter Merits 2020
Whitby Bowling Club will be hosting a Merit every Sunday from 11th Oct, weather permitting, Drawn at 9am on the day in case of non attendance. Non attendance will still be required to pay if no reserve found, barred from merits until payment is made. Pre booked Entry only & will be limited to 32 from East Coast Clubs only to start with. (this will be reviewed in 4 weeks).
Entry fee is to be £5 for a
Singles main event with a drawn pairs T & B for all who don’t make it through the first round included.
No additional entries into T & B only.
Preference will be given to those who where unable to enter in the previous merit.
Competitors CAN NOT enter another merit until they are knocked out of the current merit.
If merit is full; will Pay out from semis for main.
£19 x2
£30 x1
£60 x1
& Runners up & winners on T & B
£12 x1
£20 x1
Kitchen operating from window for drinks and light snacks!
Strict Covid rules apply, social distancing with ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT & Clubhouse access restricted to one in one out for toilets/ equipment retrieval only … strictly no loitering or sheltering despite weather conditions.
Only Organiser allowed to stay in the veranda. Merits to be reviewed every 4 weeks or if Gov/BCGBA guidelines change.
Book through Emmo Emmerson via fb messenger or 07966693911 – you’re not booked in until confirmation is received! Start Booking! Regards Comp Sec WBC


East Riding of Yorkshire Council leader Richard Burton’s message to residents – help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and save lives: It’s in our hands!

East Riding of Yorkshire Council leader Councillor Richard Burton has written an open letter to all residents in the area in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19.

In his appeal he said: “Back in March, a week before we went into a national lockdown, I wrote an open letter to the East Riding to assure you all that East Riding of Yorkshire Council would do all it possibly could to support local communities through the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Throughout the lockdown period, we continued to collect and empty 50,000 bins a day, we provided vital care and support to our most frail, elderly, poorly and vulnerable residents, we quickly processed tens of millions of pounds-worth of grants and other payments to thousands of businesses and we operated community response hubs with the HEY Smile Foundation and other partners – helping those in need with deliveries of food, medication and other support.

“There were countless other ways the council and its staff helped local residents, businesses and communities through the first wave of Covid-19 and we have continued to support the East Riding as the Government eased lockdown measures in the summer. “The East Riding has fared better than many other areas, with generally much lower infection rates, hospital admissions and loss of life.

“However, every loss has of course been a personal tragedy to those affected and every hardship suffered by residents – whether bereavement, physical or mental illness, financial, social or emotional – is a cause for sorrow and regret.

“That is why I am now writing another open letter to the East Riding, to urge everyone to play your part in helping to avoid more loss and hardship.

“Infection rates are still lower in the East Riding than many places elsewhere but they are rising quickly and if we don’t all act now, to take individual and collective action, then we will all suffer the consequences in the weeks and months to come.

“We are at a crucial time in the fight against Covid-19. The next few weeks are going to be pivotal in determining what happens with Covid-19 in the East Riding this autumn and winter.

“Therefore the time is NOW to act by doing the right thing when it comes to Covid-19 prevention.

“Please keep following the Three Steps To Safety: Prevent. Notice. Act. Keep doing the basic things which we know helps to prevent the spread of this virus – handwashing, social distancing, wearing a face covering where appropriate and if you’re not exempt, quickly responding to symptoms by getting tested and self-isolated if advised to.

“Nationally, a staggering 80% of people are failing to self-isolate when they should be.

“It’s really simple. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, if you have been tested but are waiting for the result or if you have tested positive, do NOT go out. Stay at home. Self-isolate. Do not mix with other people from outside your household.

“We are entering a new phase in this pandemic, with more incidences of it spreading and neighbouring areas seeing major increases.

“The next few weeks could see a surge in numbers and we will only avoid that if all residents work together by doing those basic things but most essentially by isolating themselves when they have symptoms, have tested positive or are awaiting a test result.

“I’m afraid we all need to make some personal sacrifices right now, in various aspects of our daily life, if we are to keep the East Riding as a safe place to live, work, shop, learn, play, invest and visit. “We need to do the right thing now to protect our most vulnerable residents – the people we love and cherish. Our vulnerable family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours.

“At this time of year, people are normally starting to look forward to Christmas. This year Christmas will be very different if we don’t all act now by doing the right thing.

“All of us need to reduce our individual risk so that we are reducing the risk to our loved ones and the whole of the East Riding – local communities, local businesses and local people.

“We have shown throughout the spring and the summer that the #TogetherEastRiding is strong and we need that to continue more than ever.

“For those people who are ignoring the risks, who are going out even though you have symptoms or are waiting for test results, who are forgetting to do the basics right, please stop and think about what you are doing and the consequences your actions will bring for us all.

“Please follow the 3 Steps To Safety, for your own health, for the sake of your loved ones and for everyone in the East Riding.

“We all want to avoid another lockdown unless absolutely necessary, we all want to avoid more hardship and we all want to avoid more loss of life and personal tragedies.

“Our future is in our hands. Please do the right thing. Now.

“On behalf of everyone at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, thank you for your support and stay safe.”

First headliner to be announced for Scarborough Open Air Theatre 2021 season is … Olly Murs

One of British music’s biggest and best loved stars – will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday July 10.

The date is part of a UK Tour when Olly will perform his biggest hits, including tracks from his certified triple platinum album Never Been Better.

It will be a triumphant return to the Scarborough venue for Olly who played sold-out in 2013 and 2017.

Bridlington’s popular land train Timetables change from this weekend

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Coastal Services team is reminding visitors to Bridlington that there are changes to the town’s popular land train timetables from this weekend onwards.

From this Saturday (October 3), land trains will only run on the North Side route between Limekiln Lane and Sewerby Hall and Gardens, from 10.30am to 4pm, and will only run at weekends. There will be no land trains on the South Side route.

Land trains will run through the week during the half term week (October 26– November 1) each day between 10.30am and 4pm on the North Side route only.

They will not be running that week on the South Side route. Passengers are reminded that face coverings are required. There will also be reduced capacity, to allow for social distancing. Passengers are required to fold prams, buggies and wheelchairs before boarding. There will be a queueing system adjacent to the platform, to allow for social distancing. All passengers are requested to make card payments only.


Winter chalets now fully booked

Winter chalets now fully booked
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Coastal Services team has announced that, following huge demand, the winter lets chalets are now fully booked.

Kirsty Salisbury, general manager, coastal, said : “The team received in excess of 450 applications for winter lets, with more coming in all the time, and we are working currently to allocate them. We will contact all applicants as soon as possible. Everybody will be contacted, whether successful or not, but please bear with us as we work through the applications.”

Chalets for 2021 will be available for hire from 08.00 on Tuesday, 8 September. As with the winter lets, this will be on a first come, first served basis. Customers MUST NOT go the coastal services office – they should email or leave ONE message with their chosen dates and preferred chalet number/location. The team will then allocate the chalets and contact customers to take their deposit.

Kirsty Salisbury added : “Demand for the winter let chalets was unprecedented and it is taking the team a few days to get through all the applications, so please don’t worry if you don’t hear from us for a couple of days. It doesn’t mean you weren’t successful – it may just take some time to sort out all the requests, which are dealt with chronologically.

“It’s great to see so many people wanting to take advantage of these facilities, and to spend time locally!”


Road improvement works at five East Riding roundabouts on A1035 and A165 will begin this month

A major scheme to improve the road surfaces around five roundabouts in the East Riding is to begin this month.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is investing around £600,000 in the scheme to upgrade the roundabouts, including four on the busy A1035 and A165 Beverley to Bridlington road.

The work is due to begin on Monday, October 12 with the resurfacing of the Swinemoor Lane roundabout in Beverley, where the A1035 meets Hull Bridge Road.

The improvements will then follow on at the White Cross, Leven and Brandesburton roundabouts, along the Leven bypass on the A1035 and A165.

The scheme will conclude with patching improvements to the Dunswell roundabout, on the A1079 road near to the Kingswood retail park, which is due to be carried out in November.

All the road work will be carried out during evening times to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

The Swinemoor Lane roundabout improvements will be carried out between 7pm and 11pm, Mondays to Fridays.

Kirk Ella becomes East Riding’s biggest coronavirus hotspot

The main coronavirus hotspot that have contributed to a huge spike in cases across the East Riding have been revealed.

There was a massive jump of 32 new cases recorded in the region on Tuesday, September 26 – the highest daily increase since May 25.

But Tuesday was not a particularly surprising outlier for the East Riding, where cases have been rising in line with increasing coronavirus cases nationwide.

The UK saw its biggest daily rise in cases of the whole pandemic on Tuesday, with a further 7,143 lab-confirmed cases announced.

With the infection rate of all the positive cases that have been recorded in the East Riding throughout the pandemic now at 595.6 per 100,000 of the population, a Public Health England map can now reveal the particular areas that have been hardest hit.

The map shows the number of cases in England within small areas that have an average population of 7,200 people.

Figures are updated weekly with the latest data showing the number of positive test results from September 19 to September 25.

Areas highlighted blue have had three or more cases reported in this week, with darker shades of blue representative of higher numbers of cases.

Those in grey have had between zero and two cases, but there is no further breakdown recorded.

The latest update shows there are a number of hot spots across the East Riding that are responsible for the increase in new cases across the region.

Kirk Ella recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases after eight test results came back positive.

Market Weighton recorded seven cases in that same time frame, as did Pocklington.

Driffield East and Nafferton, Skipsea, Beeford and Brandesburton each recorded six new cases.

Bridlington Central had five positive cases, while Goole West had four. Holme, Melbourne and Bubwith also had four, as did Beverley South.

Several areas including Goole East, Leven and Tickton, Howden South and Goole North and South Cave, Newbald and Little Weighton registered three new cases.

Many others, including Beverley North, Molescroft, Hornsea, Hedon and Preston, Gilderbdyke and North Cave and Driffield West and Huggate had two cases or fewer.

As cases have increased, hospital admissions and subsequent deaths from coronavirus are also on the rise again.

A second coronavirus-related death in a week was recorded in the region on Tuesday, with the death toll at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital now at 212.

Nationwide on Tuesday, the Government said that a further 71 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. This brings the UK death toll to 42,072.

Student bubble self-isolating after coronavirus case confirmed at East Yorkshire school

A fifth Bridlington school has confirmed a case of coronavirus as it continues to spread throughout Hull and the East Riding.

Headlands School in Sewerby Road has joined a growing list of education providers in the town which have been forced to send students home.

It is understood that a Year 10 student has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning a bubble of students in that year group have been told to self-isolate for 14 days.

Headlands has joined another secondary school, Bridlington School, on the list of those where a case has been confirmed. A group of Year 11s there were told to stay away from the classroom on September 21 after a “member of the school community” contracted coronavirus.

Elsewhere in the town, a year group at Martongate Primary School was sent home, as were some students at Burlington Junior School – a Year 4 child presented with symptoms while in class and was sent to be tested.

Quay Academy, in Oxford Street, also confirmed a positive case on September 14, although the 14 day self-isolation period for the bubble there has expired.

The school say they have followed the national guidance and informed parents of those pupils who they believe have come into contact with the positive case.

The affected Year 10 students should return to school on Monday, October 12.

Coronavirus: Five hotspots to watch as infection rate triples in major UK city

Infection rates are rising rapidly in towns across England and have almost tripled in one major city in a week.

Newcastle upon Tyne has seen its seven day infection rate shoot up from 89.5 to 246.4, with 746 new cases recorded in the week up to September 24.

That means that 246.4 people out of every 100,000 in the city tested positive for the bug in a seven day period – or one in every 406 people.

The spike in cases came the week after Geordies were banned from mixing between households under local lockdown restrictions.

Newcastle is not the country with the worst seven day infection rate however.

That dubious honour belongs to Burnley, where 240 new cases were recorded in a week, giving it an infection rate of 269.9 per 100,000 people.

That rate is almost double what is was the week before.

Knowsley has the second highest rate, up from 137.2 to 265.1 with 400 new cases 

The below list shows all of the local authorities in England, ranked in terms of their coronavirus infection rates.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 24; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 24; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 17; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 17.

Burnley 269.9 (240), 138.3 (123)
Knowsley 265.1 (400), 137.2 (207)
Liverpool 251.8 (1254), 146.6 (730)
Newcastle upon Tyne 246.4 (746), 89.5 (271)
Bolton 238.9 (687), 196.1 (564)
Halton 219.5 (284), 143.0 (185)
Pendle 218.2 (201), 112.9 (104)
South Tyneside 211.3 (319), 137.1 (207)
Manchester 201.3 (1113), 127.2 (703)
Hyndburn 196.2 (159), 164.1 (133)
Blackburn with Darwen 190.4 (285), 143.6 (215)
Preston 190.0 (272), 151.6 (217)
Sunderland 188.7 (524), 88.2 (245)
Bury 187.4 (358), 148.7 (284)
Oldham 182.6 (433), 139.2 (330)
Warrington 177.6 (373), 103.3 (217)
Rochdale 176.7 (393), 119.1 (265)
St Helens 168.3 (304), 115.7 (209)
Sefton 161.7 (447), 91.5 (253)
Wirral 156.8 (508), 128.7 (417)
Salford 154.5 (400), 116.7 (302)
Bradford 154.3 (833), 117.3 (633)
Tameside 153.2 (347), 115.7 (262)
Birmingham 153.2 (1749), 87.2 (996)
Gateshead 147.0 (297), 95.0 (192)
Northumberland 137.7 (444), 49.9 (161)
Wigan 136.3 (448), 91.6 (301)
North Tyneside 127.5 (265), 64.0 (133)
Leeds 123.7 (981), 90.4 (717)
Rossendale 117.5 (84), 163.7 (117)
Hartlepool 117.4 (110), 43.8 (41)
Sandwell 116.0 (381), 63.0 (207)
Leicester 113.5 (402), 93.4 (331)
Trafford 99.9 (237), 55.6 (132)
Middlesbrough 99.3 (140), 37.6 (53)
Fylde 99.0 (80), 48.3 (39)
Kirklees 98.7 (434), 81.2 (357)
West Lancashire 98.0 (112), 52.5 (60)
Craven 94.5 (54), 70.0 (40)
County Durham 93.0 (493), 42.8 (227)
Calderdale 91.7 (194), 50.1 (106)
Oadby and Wigston 89.5 (51), 96.5 (55)
Stockport 84.2 (247), 60.7 (178)
Walsall 82.3 (235), 45.5 (130)
Ribble Valley 82.1 (50), 26.3 (16)
Sheffield 80.9 (473), 48.2 (282)
Solihull 79.0 (171), 66.6 (144)
Wolverhampton 78.2 (206), 50.5 (133)
Rotherham 78.0 (207), 42.6 (113)
Barrow-in-Furness 77.6 (52), 55.2 (37)
South Ribble 74.0 (82), 46.0 (51)
Stockton-on-Tees 74.0 (146), 28.4 (56)
Coventry 73.2 (272), 38.0 (141)
Darlington 73.0 (78), 23.4 (25)
Blackpool 72.4 (101), 62.4 (87)
Chorley 71.1 (84), 44.8 (53)
Redbridge 68.1 (208), 45.5 (139)
Wakefield 66.0 (230), 37.0 (129)
Luton 61.5 (131), 33.3 (71)
Wyre 59.8 (67), 54.4 (61)
Richmondshire 59.6 (32), 16.8 (9)
Rugby 58.8 (64), 56.0 (61)
Slough 58.2 (87), 14.7 (22)
Barking and Dagenham 57.8 (123), 32.9 (70)
Selby 56.3 (51), 50.8 (46)
High Peak 55.0 (51), 34.5 (32)
Cheshire West and Chester 54.8 (188), 32.6 (112)
Redcar and Cleveland 53.2 (73), 20.4 (28)
York 52.7 (111), 33.7 (71)
Exeter 51.0 (67), 6.8 (9)
Dudley 50.1 (161), 28.6 (92)
Nottingham 49.9 (166), 30.3 (101)
Wyre Forest 49.4 (50), 23.7 (24)
Nuneaton and Bedworth 49.3 (64), 31.6 (41)
Amber Valley 47.6 (61), 23.4 (30)
Charnwood 47.3 (88), 42.5 (79)
Tower Hamlets 46.8 (152), 22.5 (73)
Barnsley 46.6 (115), 22.3 (55)
Blaby 46.3 (47), 72.9 (74)
Bedford 46.2 (80), 15.0 (26)
Lancaster 45.9 (67), 24.0 (35)
Scarborough 45.1 (49), 24.8 (27)
Harrogate 44.8 (72), 26.7 (43)
Bolsover 44.7 (36), 22.3 (18)
Doncaster 44.6 (139), 39.4 (123)
Newham 44.5 (157), 26.3 (93)
Hillingdon 44.3 (136), 22.5 (69)
Cheshire East 43.7 (168), 28.1 (108)
Hambleton 42.6 (39), 33.8 (31)
Havering 42.4 (110), 30.4 (79)
Broxtowe 42.1 (48), 25.4 (29)
Newark and Sherwood 41.7 (51), 17.2 (21)
Stafford 41.5 (57), 26.2 (36)
Hounslow 41.2 (112), 25.4 (69)
Waltham Forest 40.8 (113), 28.2 (78)
Harborough 40.5 (38), 23.5 (22)
South Staffordshire 40.0 (45), 30.2 (34)
Ashfield 39.9 (51), 20.3 (26)
Brentwood 39.0 (30), 13.0 (10)
Ealing 38.9 (133), 20.8 (71)
Hinckley and Bosworth 38.9 (44), 17.7 (20)
Brent 38.8 (128), 19.4 (64)
Redditch 38.7 (33), 14.1 (12)
Stoke-on-Trent 38.6 (99), 33.5 (86)
Worcester 38.5 (39), 20.7 (21)
Carlisle 37.7 (41), 7.4 (8)
Derby 37.7 (97), 31.5 (81)
North Lincolnshire 36.6 (63), 18.0 (31)
Broxbourne 36.0 (35), 38.0 (37)
Copeland 35.2 (24), 17.6 (12)
Epping Forest 34.9 (46), 22.8 (30)
Great Yarmouth 34.2 (34), 19.1 (19)
East Riding of Yorkshire 34.0 (116), 15.5 (53)
Southwark 33.6 (107), 20.7 (66)
Harlow 33.3 (29), 14.9 (13)
Bromsgrove 33.0 (33), 19.0 (19)
St Albans 33.0 (49), 35.0 (52)
Mansfield 32.9 (36), 22.9 (25)
Rushcliffe 32.7 (39), 33.6 (40)
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 32.7 (187), 13.6 (78)
North East Derbyshire 32.5 (33), 28.6 (29)
Runnymede 32.4 (29), 29.1 (26)
Lincoln 32.2 (32), 30.2 (30)
Castle Point 32.1 (29), 17.7 (16)
Harrow 31.9 (80), 21.9 (55)
South Derbyshire 31.7 (34), 19.6 (21)
Oxford 31.5 (48), 24.9 (38)
Enfield 31.5 (105), 21.9 (73)
South Bucks 31.4 (22), 10.0 (7)
South Lakeland 31.4 (33), 15.2 (16)
Islington 31.3 (76), 20.6 (50)
Shropshire 31.3 (101), 12.4 (40)
Barnet 31.1 (123), 18.2 (72)
Cheltenham 31.0 (36), 11.2 (13)
Newcastle-under-Lyme 30.9 (40), 14.7 (19)
Wandsworth 30.3 (100), 16.1 (53)
West Lindsey 30.3 (29), 24.0 (23)
Bexley 30.2 (75), 11.3 (28)
Haringey 29.8 (80), 24.9 (67)
Allerdale 29.7 (29), 13.3 (13)
Hackney and City of London 29.6 (86), 23.0 (67)
Warwick 29.2 (42), 18.8 (27)
Surrey Heath 29.1 (26), 9.0 (8)
North Kesteven 29.1 (34), 12.8 (15)
Corby 29.1 (21), 27.7 (20)
Woking 28.8 (29), 11.9 (12)
Hammersmith and Fulham 28.6 (53), 23.2 (43)
Basildon 28.3 (53), 16.0 (30)
Lambeth 28.2 (92), 16.6 (54)
Northampton 28.0 (63), 17.4 (39)
North Warwickshire 27.6 (18), 29.1 (19)
North East Lincolnshire 27.6 (44), 7.5 (12)
East Staffordshire 27.6 (33), 23.4 (28)
Gravesham 27.1 (29), 10.3 (11)
Wychavon 27.0 (35), 7.7 (10)
North West Leicestershire 27.0 (28), 11.6 (12)
Erewash 26.9 (31), 20.8 (24)
Three Rivers 26.8 (25), 10.7 (10)
Telford and Wrekin 26.7 (48), 13.9 (25)
Greenwich 26.4 (76), 16.7 (48)
Southend-on-Sea 26.2 (48), 11.5 (21)
Watford 25.9 (25), 28.0 (27)
North Somerset 25.6 (55), 18.1 (39)
Peterborough 25.2 (51), 11.9 (24)
Plymouth 25.2 (66), 14.1 (37)
Westminster 24.9 (65), 15.3 (40)
Tamworth 24.8 (19), 26.1 (20)
Wycombe 24.6 (43), 14.3 (25)
Waverley 24.5 (31), 9.5 (12)
Worthing 24.4 (27), 26.2 (29)
Kingston upon Thames 24.2 (43), 16.3 (29)
Malvern Hills 24.1 (19), 11.4 (9)
Central Bedfordshire 23.9 (69), 18.0 (52)
Hertsmere 23.8 (25), 49.6 (52)
Cannock Chase 23.8 (24), 24.8 (25)
Kettering 23.6 (24), 22.6 (23)
Portsmouth 23.3 (50), 9.3 (20)
Windsor and Maidenhead 23.1 (35), 27.7 (42)
Bath and North East Somerset 22.8 (44), 10.3 (20)
Gloucester 22.5 (29), 13.9 (18)
Lewisham 22.2 (68), 17.3 (53)
Bristol, City of 22.2 (103), 11.0 (51)
Camden 22.2 (60), 19.6 (53)
Wokingham 22.2 (38), 8.2 (14)
Spelthorne 22.0 (22), 16.0 (16)
Kingston upon Hull, City of 21.9 (57), 10.0 (26)
Elmbridge 21.9 (30), 10.2 (14)
Richmond upon Thames 21.7 (43), 12.1 (24)
Ryedale 21.7 (12), 5.4 (3)
Milton Keynes 21.5 (58), 13.7 (37)
Stratford-on-Avon 21.5 (28), 17.7 (23)
Wellingborough 21.3 (17), 18.8 (15)
Chiltern 20.8 (20), 8.3 (8)
Uttlesford 20.8 (19), 18.6 (17)
Kensington and Chelsea 20.5 (32), 19.2 (30)
Reading 20.4 (33), 6.2 (10)
Thurrock 20.1 (35), 10.9 (19)
Sutton 19.9 (41), 13.6 (28)
Bracknell Forest 19.6 (24), 18.8 (23)
West Berkshire 19.6 (31), 5.7 (9)
Bromley 19.6 (65), 11.4 (38)
Dartford 19.5 (22), 14.2 (16)
Gedling 19.5 (23), 16.1 (19)
Rochford 19.5 (17), 8.0 (7)
Dacorum 19.4 (30), 8.4 (13)
Tunbridge Wells 19.4 (23), 10.9 (13)
East Hertfordshire 19.4 (29), 10.7 (16)
Lichfield 19.1 (20), 27.7 (29)
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 18.7 (74), 18.5 (73)
Crawley 18.7 (21), 2.7 (3)
Croydon 18.6 (72), 10.3 (40)
Stroud 18.3 (22), 6.7 (8)
South Kesteven 18.3 (26), 15.4 (22)
Tandridge 18.2 (16), 14.8 (13)
Rushmoor 18.0 (17), 14.8 (14)
Welwyn Hatfield 17.9 (22), 15.4 (19)
Norwich 17.8 (25), 6.4 (9)
Guildford 17.4 (26), 8.7 (13)
Havant 17.4 (22), 15.1 (19)
Merton 17.4 (36), 14.5 (30)
Mendip 17.3 (20), 12.1 (14)
Staffordshire Moorlands 17.3 (17), 20.3 (20)
South Hams 17.2 (15), 3.4 (3)
North Hertfordshire 17.2 (23), 17.2 (23)
Chesterfield 17.2 (18), 15.3 (16)
Bassetlaw 17.0 (20), 10.2 (12)
Eden 16.9 (9), 16.9 (9)
Medway 16.5 (46), 7.5 (21)
Daventry 16.3 (14), 12.8 (11)
South Northamptonshire 15.9 (15), 11.6 (11)
East Northamptonshire 15.9 (15), 10.6 (10)
Melton 15.6 (8), 7.8 (4)
Swindon 15.3 (34), 8.6 (19)
Derbyshire Dales 15.2 (11), 16.6 (12)
Huntingdonshire 15.2 (27), 7.9 (14)
Canterbury 15.1 (25), 9.7 (16)
Rutland 15.0 (6), 10.0 (4)
South Gloucestershire 14.7 (42), 18.2 (52)
Southampton 14.7 (37), 11.9 (30)
Cambridge 14.4 (18), 8.8 (11)
Tewkesbury 13.7 (13), 6.3 (6)
Stevenage 13.7 (12), 26.2 (23)
Tonbridge and Malling 13.6 (18), 6.1 (8)
Aylesbury Vale 13.5 (27), 12.5 (25)
Test Valley 13.5 (17), 9.5 (12)
New Forest 13.3 (24), 8.3 (15)
Sevenoaks 13.3 (16), 4.1 (5)
Torbay 13.2 (18), 3.7 (5)
Arun 13.1 (21), 10.0 (16)
Chelmsford 12.9 (23), 9.5 (17)
Colchester 12.8 (25), 8.7 (17)
Eastbourne 12.5 (13), 6.7 (7)
Adur 12.4 (8), 23.3 (15)
Epsom and Ewell 12.4 (10), 17.4 (14)
East Hampshire 12.3 (15), 9.0 (11)
East Lindsey 12.0 (17), 11.3 (16)
South Cambridgeshire 11.9 (19), 8.2 (13)
Hastings 11.9 (11), 4.3 (4)
Vale of White Horse 11.8 (16), 11.0 (15)
Mole Valley 11.5 (10), 2.3 (2)
Reigate and Banstead 11.4 (17), 10.8 (16)
Hart 11.3 (11), 8.2 (8)
Braintree 11.1 (17), 6.6 (10)
Swale 10.7 (16), 12.7 (19)
Cherwell 10.6 (16), 19.3 (29)
Folkestone and Hythe 10.6 (12), 6.2 (7)
Gosport 10.6 (9), 3.5 (3)
Wiltshire 10.4 (52), 10.2 (51)
Breckland 10.0 (14), 8.6 (12)
Brighton and Hove 10.0 (29), 16.5 (48)
Herefordshire, County of 9.9 (19), 10.4 (20)
Sedgemoor 9.7 (12), 5.7 (7)
Basingstoke and Deane 9.6 (17), 5.1 (9)
Fareham 9.5 (11), 8.6 (10)
Maidstone 9.3 (16), 7.0 (12)
Mid Sussex 9.3 (14), 7.3 (11)
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk 9.2 (14), 7.9 (12)
Maldon 9.2 (6), 6.2 (4)
Chichester 9.1 (11), 12.4 (15)
Somerset West and Taunton 9.0 (14), 1.9 (3)
Teignbridge 8.9 (12), 3.0 (4)
Fenland 8.8 (9), 6.9 (7)
Winchester 8.8 (11), 6.4 (8)
Lewes 8.7 (9), 3.9 (4)
Boston 8.6 (6), 10.0 (7)
Ashford 8.5 (11), 8.5 (11)
South Holland 8.4 (8), 4.2 (4)
Horsham 8.3 (12), 14.6 (21)
West Oxfordshire 8.1 (9), 7.2 (8)
South Norfolk 7.8 (11), 5.7 (8)
Broadland 7.6 (10), 7.6 (10)
Tendring 7.5 (11), 6.8 (10)
Ipswich 7.3 (10), 5.8 (8)
North Devon 7.2 (7), 2.1 (2)
South Somerset 7.1 (12), 4.8 (8)
Thanet 7.0 (10), 4.9 (7)
South Oxfordshire 7.0 (10), 7.7 (11)
Forest of Dean 6.9 (6), 9.2 (8)
East Devon 6.8 (10), 6.2 (9)
Mid Suffolk 6.7 (7), 7.7 (8)
West Suffolk 6.7 (12), 15.6 (28)
East Suffolk 6.4 (16), 3.6 (9)
Rother 6.2 (6), 5.2 (5)
Dorset 5.5 (21), 5.8 (22)
Babergh 5.4 (5), 4.3 (4)
Eastleigh 5.2 (7), 6.0 (8)
Wealden 5.0 (8), 5.6 (9)
Cotswold 4.5 (4), 7.8 (7)
Torridge 4.4 (3), 4.4 (3)
Isle of Wight 4.2 (6), 4.2 (6)
Dover 3.4 (4), 2.5 (3)
East Cambridgeshire 3.3 (3), 2.2 (2)
North Norfolk 2.9 (3), 1.0 (1)
Mid Devon 2.4 (2), 7.3 (6)

Fourth Bridlington school confirms coronavirus case

A case of coronavirus has been confirmed at Martongate Primary School

Yet another East Yorkshire primary school has been forced to send a year group into self-isolation after a case of coronavirus was discovered.

Initial reports had suggested that two year groups had been sent home from Martongate Primary School in Bridlington, however its headteacher has announced that just one is now self-isolating.

The bubble has been told to stay away from school for 14 days after confirmation of the positive test. It comes as Year 3 pupils at nearby Quay Academy remain at home after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19 there.

Parents were asked to collect their children from the Oxford Street school before a deep clean of the site was carried out.

The latest case in Bridlington also follows a Year 4 pupil at Burlington Junior School testing positive last weekend and Year 11s at Bridlington School also being told to self-isolate after a “member of the school community” tested positive for Covid-19″.

Responding to the latest case in the town, David Carruthers, headteacher at Martongate Primary School, said: “We have received confirmation that a pupil has tested positive for coronavirus.

“In line with Public Health England guidance the affected individual has now entered self-isolation.

“We have advised anyone who came into close contact with the pupil to enter self-isolation for 14 days, in line with Government guidance.

More than a dozen schools and colleges in Hull and the East Riding are now missing student bubbles as a result of the virus.

Bishop Burton College, Wilberforce Sixth Form College and Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College are also among those where students are working from home.

Eastfield Bowling Club 

has issued this info

Due to the covid-19 virus situation eastfield bowling club have taken a decision and will not be holding there weekly Wednesday afternoon social bowling in 2020.but will review the situation in January 2021.

David wicks competition secretary


Chatter on the line


Kev Gates  –  Does anyone else think its about time the east coast clubs started hosting competitions etc as lots of other clubs in the country are having comps every week.

Geoff Watson –  Kev we are closed at the moment but intend to run comps in some form on winter Sundays and have already got initial agreement from Scarborough and District

Geoff Watson   –  thought it was suggested Saturdays as East coast have put a team in Armthorpe winter league?
If Sundays then will have to pull team out

Paul Mottram  –  Would be great to get summat like East Yorkshire singles/doubles going again

Daniel Cooper  –   Put one on Kev Gates, I think people will be a bit twitchy at the minute, don’t want to be a doom and gloom merchant, but we are heading for more restrictions
I personally just want to get on with it, speaking to someone who works for Public Health England the other day and asked what was the difference between Covid and Flu, and he fudged a reply
He did say he thought the NHS could now cope though

Daniel Cooper  –  doesn’t sound like dukes are doing anything

Paul Morgan –  I am open to running any comps people want

Emmo Emmerson  –  Hi as Winker says Whitby will be hosting Merits once our green is declared open and we’ve got our club comps out of the way .. think we are looking at Sunday’s due to people’s work commitments (ie me) but would be happy to see Saturdays & Sunday’s used?!? I’m assuming we’d be restricted to 32 in comp spilt into two sessions … but can’t see why we couldn’t do alternate days on alternate weeks!?! But like we say we are shut at the minute

David Wicks  –  Do not think there will much bowling going on this year as it looks like we will soon be back in lockdown


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This great photograph by reader Aled Jones (Bridlington Bay Bowling Member) replicates classic postcard scene

A regular contributor to the Bridlington Free Press readers’ pictures section has sent in these excellent ‘now and then’ pictures.

Aled Jones has amassed a collection of classic postcard scenes around Bridlington from bygone days.

He then tries to replicate the featured site by taking a photograph from the perspective of the original postcard.

Mr Jones said: “I love trying to replicate vintage postcards and photographs, because it offers a charming window into a more elegant past and thereby an escape from the drudgery of modern life.

“My latest effort is a lovely view of the site of the former Alexandra Hotel in Bridlington, for when one thinks of a more elegant past one immediately conjures up an image of this world-renowned hotel perched overlooking the beauteous North Bay.

“This vintage photograph shows the iconic Alex in all its former glory, and what an imposing and architecturally pleasing building it was. I particularly like the imposing entrance with its ornately classical features.

“The photo dates to the 1930s and also features the equally famous Trinity Cut or ‘Donkey’ bridge.

“Built in 1863-6 the Alexandra Hydro Hotel, to give the edifice its proper title, was once one of the finest hotels in the whole of England and had many famous and notable people stay there. By the 1970s the Alex had suffered a serious decline in fortunes and was demolished in 1975. “Why on earth wasn’t the iconic building simply refurbished and transformed into apartments?”

The Bridlington Spa column with general manager Mark Lonsdale:

The Peter Pan pantomime is postponed 

This was an incredibly tough decision for everybody involved and panto is such a special time for everyone at the venue and also a mainstay in many of our audiences’ Christmas traditions with many families returning year after year for all the frivolity and delight that panto brings to both young and old.

Ultimately, with no further Government guidance on social distancing expected until at least November, even if we were given the go-ahead at that time, it would be too late to put together a production on the scale that we would want to present.

In more positive news our Comeback Cabaret evenings have continued to be popular. In case you missed our last column these are a series of eclectic evenings of socially distanced entertainment presented in the historic Royal Hall and include a two-course meal in the ticket price.

We have now extended these into December, so keep your eyes peeled for November and December’s line up, coming soon!

Coming up over the next few Saturdays we have Glen Leon with a tribute to the legendary Tom Jones on September 26, Richie Sampson’s Soul and Motown Show on October 3 and Lisa Kelsey presents a night at the musicals on October 10.

And in the Theatre, fans of Sherlock Holmes will enjoy Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Companies interpretation of fictions greatest sleuth. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man and The Devil’s Foot!

Also confirmed for October is Horrible Histories.

Fans of the classic children’s books and TV series will love this barmy stage show about the history of Britain with all the nasty bits left in!

It’s great as a venue to be able to provide socially distanced, covid secure entertainment and we hope you will join us as we return to making memories.

Enchanted winter woodland is coming to East Yorkshire this Christmas

The beautiful woodland around Sewerby Hall will come alive with sounds and lights

A magical outdoor journey taking in spectacular sounds and lights is set to brighten up the cold, dark days of December at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

In the new and unique to the area Enchanted Winter Woodland experience, visitors will discover that the Snow Queen has cast a spell on the beautiful woodland, which has come alive with light and sound.

Joining the Sewerby polar explorer on his expedition, families will travel through an illuminated tunnel into the winter woods, and embark on their quest into the Snow Queen’s domain.

As they journey deeper into the enchanted woodland, visitors will have the opportunity to make some winter magic of their own – taking part in activities such as wand making with Moonlight, the enchanted moth, learning spells and even meeting the Snow Queen herself, before enjoying the grand finale of a superb lighting display set to music. 

Sewerby Hall itself will be filled with Christmas decorations and trees, and the lighting in the house will bring a magical feel to the occasion.

Marie Gascoigne, general manager of Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “This will be a stunning event, and a chance to see Sewerby Hall and Gardens in a new light.

“I am sure it will be a great way to round off what has been a very challenging year for many people.”

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for coastal regeneration and tourism, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we are able to offer an exciting new fun event, which will take place mainly outside, and will be conducted in a safe environment.”

Visitors will also be able to sample a marquee bar, including specially created cocktails, as well as soft drinks, and browse festive craft stalls.

The Enchanted Winter Woodland will run from Saturday, December 12 to Wednesday, December 23.

Tickets are available from and must be booked online in advance – tickets will not be available at the gates.

Entry will be at timed points each day – the first will be at 4.15pm. Each timed session will consist of small groups, to ensure social distancing. 

Early bird tickets are available until Saturday, October 31, and will cost £10 for adults, and £6 for children, with a family ticket (two adults and two children) costing £25. There will be no discounted or concessionary tickets.

There will also be relaxed performances on Friday, December 11, at 4.30pm and 4.45pm, featuring music at a reduced volume, no laser lights and no snow machine.

In the unfortunate event that the event should have to be cancelled, Sewerby Hall and Gardens will offer refunds of the full ticket value.


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RSPB Bempton arch makes an entrance
An impressive new feature is now on show at RSPB Bempton Cliffs – supported by a loving mum’s tribute to her lost son and the wildlife.

When Jean Armstrong’s son Paul passed away in 2019 she wanted to find something special to do with the money raised from the collection at his funeral.

Jean and her late husband James have been long-time supporters of the RSPB and through this link to the charity she learnt of a piece of sculpture being created at the popular wildlife reserve – the Gannet Arch.

Forged in Flamborough by local craftsman John Crossland, the striking gateway is almost four metres high and made up of two 15mm mild steel plates, laser cut in the shape of a pair of gannets with crossed bills.

It also celebrates the cliffs being home to the UK’s largest mainland gannet colony.

When Jean visited the reserve to see the arch in situ, she knew she’d chosen the perfect way to remember Paul.

She said: “It’s amazing. I only saw the original plan on paper and I never thought it would look this dramatic.

“Paul was mesmerised by the gannets; he could watch them for hours from the RSPB’s viewpoints. This piece perfectly captures their grace and elegance.”

East Coast Festivals 2021

With the cancellation of the festival in May and the reduced festival in August I can announce that the intended dates for 2021 are:
May “East Coast Festival” May 17th to 21st.
August “Whitby Festival” 23rd to 27th.
These dates are set but subject to all approvals from Scarborough and District and YCCGBA.
It has been decided the August Festival will be at Whitby as per this year as the players entered this year we’re very much in favour and also for the excellent work the club put in to make it happen.
May has all 51 names carried forward from this year until they advise differently. This leaves only 13 places available but suspect plenty will drop out.
This will hopefully be staged at 5 different greens in the week around the East Coast area.
Entry names will now be taken and would advise accommodation be booked asap especially for Whitby.
Entry will be £50 for all weeks bowling and will be max 64 with hopefully 5 seperate competitions.
It is hoped the Gambart Baines will again be played on the weekend following the Whitby Festival but will be confirmed in the new year.

Police join up with wildlife experts to protect East Coast seabirds

Operation Seabird is aimed at ensuring dolphins, seals, birds and other animals can go about their lives without disruption.

It was launched on Sunday August 30 with joint patrols around Scarborough’s North Bay to ensure that marine wildlife there was being respected.

Further proactive patrols will continue along the coast over the coming months. The number of marine mammals in the area are thought to be increasing, say police, particularly close inshore from Scarborough southwards – but they are vulnerable to disturbance from jet skis, kayaks, speedboats and other vessels.

Seven Drunken Nights- The Story of the Dubliners

Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, UK
October 15, 2020

Following sold-out smash hit tours, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres with an even bigger production.

Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons ‘The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.

A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.

This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humour and ‘craic’.

Golf course to be replaced with 63 luxury lodges under new plans

A holiday park has drawn up plans to replace a golf course with 63 luxury wooden lodges.

Plans submitted to East Riding Council from Pure Leisure Group, owners of Bridlington Links Golf and Holiday Park, stated interest in the nine hole course had declined.

The course currently receives an average of two bookings a week, documents submitted with the proposal say.

The council previously granted permission to build 50 lodges on the site, in Flamborough Road, Sewerby, in February 2016.

It comes as the same holiday park also submitted plans for a new 84-bed hotel to house guests for weddings, conferences and other events at its clubhouse.

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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