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Green Closed till further Notice

After receiving the following information from YCCGBA the committee have had to follow the guidance and close the green from Thursday 5th November till further notice.

We will keep members informed of any future changers.

Stay safe and Well

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Another change in restrictions from Thursday 5 November. Having read these we are of the opinion that there is no way crown green bowling can take place within a safe environment and, in consultation with the BCGBA, we are directing clubs/players to stop crown green bowling from Thursday 5 November 2020.

We appreciate this may cause disruption to ongoing winter leagues, club competitions ( internal and open) and casual bowling but our view is that the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance and overrides other considerations.

When these restrictions are lifted/amended we shall issue further directions.

In the meantime all stay safe.

D.A.Stephenson/S.Cochrane Joint Acting YCCGBA CEOs.


Mark Waite

Competition Secretary

Yorkshire County CGBA

Members Page

The Members page is now live.

To access it you need to Register ( top Right corner ) .

You will then be checked and sent a password to log in.

2021 Team Reminder

    Would all members wishing to play  

in the possible leagues teams for 2021 , inform Dave west before January

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

Bridlington School tells even more pupils to self-isolate; every student in FOUR year groups must now stay at home

All of Year 9 at Bridlington School are now off after a second pupil in that year group tested positive for coronavirus.

Fifty students in Year 9 had been asked to stay at home on Tuesday after a different pupil received a positive test.

The school posted on its website today: “Today we have received confirmation that a member of Year 9 has tested positive for Covid-19. One hundred per cent of Year 9 are now self-isolating.

“This is a different case to the Year 9 case on Tuesday.

“The student was last in school on Friday, November 6 showing no symptoms. Symptoms started on Saturday.”

In addition to the Year 9 students, 80 of the school’s Year 10 students and all of Year 8, Year 12 and Year 13 are self-isolating after other students tested positive for coronavirus. All of Year 7 and Year 11 are still expected in school, as well as 104 pupils in Year 10.

The school said on its website: “The safety of students and staff is of highest importance. The whole school is deep cleaned every night.”

Year 8 students are due back in school on November 20, Year 9 on November 24, the 80 Year 10 students on November 23, and both Years 12 and 13 on November 23.

Prior John is flush with success over loo award

 A popular Promenade pub has been judged to have met the ideal standard when to comes to toilet provision.

The Prior John has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilet facilities in this year’s Loo of the Year Awards.

Loo of the Year Awards inspectors make unannounced visits to thousands of toilets at sites across the UK, in order to judge them.

The toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management. Pub manager Sandra Cook said: “We are delighted with the platinum award.
“Staff at the pub ensure the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”?

I would to see what the Trophy looks like  ?????”


The NHS has been told to prepare for mass Covid vaccinations from 1 December

The NHS has been told to prepare for a major coronavirus vaccination programme to begin on 1 December.

Under plans which will see medical and nursing students as well as retired medics brought in to help, the government wants to reach a vaccination capacity of one million per week.

According to plans, as many as 1,500 GP practices and drive through vaccination centres will open for 12 hours per day, seven days per week, with the capacity to deliver 1,000 jabs per week.

GPs will be paid £12.58 for each vaccine dose they or a practice nurse administers, and many are expecting the workload from the vaccination programme to force them to scale back other treatments.

Who can get the vaccine?
The government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is tasked with deciding which groups can get the vaccine first, based on who is most vulnerable.

According to their interim guidance, the first two groups to be vaccinated will be care home residents and staff, then people over 80, as well as health and social care workers.

Once those groups have been vaccinated, the rest of the priority list is as follows:

All those 75 years of age and older
All those 70 years of age and older
All those 55 years of age and older
High risk adults under 65 years of age
Moderate risk adults under 65 years of age
All those 60 years of age and older
All those 55 years of age and over
Rest of the population

The rollout plan comes after the vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNtech was found to be 90 per cent effective, following a trial of more than 43,000 people.

The government has secured 40 million doses of the vaccine – enough for 20 million people, as two doses are needed for the first vaccine.

The first 10 million doses are likely to be available next month, pending regulatory approval, which will provide approximately enough doses to almost fully cover the first two groups in the JCVI priority list.

There are as many as 11 potential vaccines which are all in the final stages of testing, with results from the Astra Zeneca and Oxford University trial likely to be released in the next week or so.

As you may know , recently the club lost the long standing member Roy Arnall.

Unfortunately many members where unable to attend his funeral due to the Covid Virus.

The family of Roy has kindly allowed us to post the link to the video of the funeral

for anyone who wishes to watch it. The details are below

Service date  – 6th November

Link  –

User name  –   Zahe8092

Password  –   042599

New video produced by Sewerby Hall and Gardens celebrates and commemorates wartime Bridlington

The museums team at Sewerby Hall and Gardens have created a new video to celebrate and commemorate some of the decisive events of the war years and some special people from Bridlington.

The film, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, will be available on Sewerby Hall and Gardens’ facebook and You Tube channels, and the Active East Riding website.

The video takes the viewer on a tour of Bridlington, including the former Foley’s Cafe and the former Britannia Hotel in Prince Street; the harbourside area; Quay Road and the town hall; Bridlington Cemetery; and Sewerby Hall itself.

Presented by curator Janice Smith and education officer Robert Chester, the video is an attempt to communicate this important part of the town’s history.

Mr Chester added: “It has been fascinating to explore and communicate the wartime history of both Bridlington and of course Sewerby Hall itself, and I hope lots of people will enjoy watching the video.”

The video will also be made available on Active Together, the council’s new digital project to encourage and maintain good social, physical and mental wellbeing in residential homes across the East Riding.

Former Bridlington pub now the Crowning glory in Germany

Prost! – a former Bridlington boozer has been given a new lease of life as a pub in Germany.

The New Crown Hotel on Quay Road was gutted in October last year and the bar’s fixtures and fittings sold as part of a major development.

The town pub was transformed into nine impressive two bedroom apartments thanks to a renovation project by VR Property Developers.

During the Georgian House development, Paul Moss purchased all the bar equipment and fittings, including the exterior sign, with a vision to open a traditional British pub in Iserlohn, Germany. 

The dismantled items were then loaded onto a lorry and transported to the city in the Ruhr Valley.

The work to open the new pub is now complete despite a couple of problems with fire restrictions and a flood, and Mr Moss said he can’t wait to see customers frequent the bar which will be serving English, Irish and German beers.

Mr Moss, who is the owner of the Iserlohn venue, said: “We removed all the fixtures and fittings from the New Crown in Bridlington, everything connected to the pub.

“We filled up a great big container around a year ago and got some regulars from a local pub to help load the lorry. We promised to update them once we were ready to open.

“Iserholm is about half an hour from Dortmund in the Ruhr Valley. We have had lots of positive feedback on Facebook about the pub, both from locals and British people, as they followed our progress.

“We were due to open soon but due to a lockdown, similar to England, we have not been able to welcome the public yet.

“The lockdown restrictions run until the beginning of December and we hope to open after the restrictions are lifted.

East Riding Libraries, Markets, Public Toilets, and Play Areas during lockdown

East Riding Libraries

From Thursday, 5 November, East Riding Libraries will revert back to an ‘Order and Collect’ service, which was successfully and safely introduced after the first lockdown.

These are the details :

Customers cannot come in to libraries or mobiles to browse books or use computers, however they can search the catalogue at (which has a huge range of suggested books) or phone to speak to a member of staff for recommendations.
There are still no fines! Fines have been suspended since the March lockdown and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Customers can bring books back when it’s safe to do so – there will be no penalty, and books can be renewed online, on the app or over the phone.
Customers can borrow up to 12 items for each library account.
Collection times will be available within normal library opening hours.
Returned items continue to be quarantined for 72 hours, prior to cleaning and redistributing
Check the East Riding Libraries app or your online account to see when items are ready to collect (or the libraries team will call customers who have not registered an email address).
Library members are reminded that they also have free access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks, plus 50 popular eMagazines and a huge selection of eNewspapers with their library card and pin, so those staying safe at home can still access the library. To join the library free and find out more about using the various online resources, visit

For those isolating, East Riding Libraries have also partnered with the Tigers Trust to offer free delivery of books – contact your local branch for more information.

Customer Service Centres are closed for public drop-ins to avoid unnecessary contact where possible to support the national lockdown. For residents needing essential customer service support, many answers can be found on the website or please contact the call centre on 01482 393939. Please be aware that the volume of calls may be higher than usual.

The Mobile Library Service will continue to provide an order and collect service and customers of the “at home” service will still have their books delivered. For any questions about the mobile library service, please call the mobile library team on 01482 392749.


Council-run markets in the East Riding will stay open during the new lockdown – but for food sales only.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is working with traders to keep the markets running in Beverley and Pocklington, as well as the trader-run markets in Bridlington and Cottingham, during the lockdown, which comes into force tomorrow (Thursday 5 November).

But stalls will be restricted to those selling food produce, take away food and pet food only, following Government guidance.

The markets staying open are as follows:

Beverley’s Saturday and Wednesday markets
Pocklington’s Tuesday market
Bridlington’s Saturday and Wednesday markets
Cottingham’s Thursday market.
Both shoppers and traders will need to follow social-distancing to maintain public safety.

Signs are installed to remind shoppers to keep a 2-metre distance.

Traders will also be provided with the latest Government guidance.

Public toilets

All council-run public toilets in the East Riding will remain open during the lockdown.

Users are asked to follow all Government guidelines to stay safe.

All council play areas in the East Riding will stay open during the new lockdown.

Play areas

There are 84 play areas across the East Riding – with play equipment such as climbing frames and swings for young children.

Families using them are asked to take notice of signs at all sites reminding them about the COVID-19 restrictions in place to help keep everyone safe. These include:

Judge the risk of COVID-19 to you and your family before entering the play area.
If you or anyone in your family are showing symptoms of COVID-19 do not enter the play area.
Wash or sanitise your hands before and after using the play area and try not to touch your face while playing.
Remember to socially distance from people outside your bubble.
Refrain from eating and drinking in the play area

Tourist Information Centres

The Tourist Information Centres in Beverley and Bridlington will be closed from Thursday, 5 November.

Pictured. Bridlington Market on King Street. Echo Library images copyright. Picture by Trevor Hedges.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Cases as of 07/11/2020

Source: PHE & DHSC
New cases in the last complete* 7 days

East Riding of Yorkshire:

1229+31% vs prev week

Total UK cases      1,171,441      Daily UK cases   24,957      Total UK deaths   48,888

New cases nearby*
Most new cases*
Local deaths
Kingston upon Hull, City of
North Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire

Website features active ways to tackle boredom during lockdown

Now that England has begun its second period of lockdown, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is reminding residents about the Active East Riding website.

The site is full of ideas and suggestions for people of all ages during this new period when many of the council’s facilities are closed.

For those who are having to spend more time at home, the council is encouraging people to discover things to do, to learn from and to take part in while there.

The site was originally launched during the first lockdown in April, and has been regularly updated ever since, with a range of activities and ideas.

○ Listen to the best Ghost Stories from the recent Haunting the Archives competition

○ Learn about free library book deliveries from East Riding Libraries

○ Enter the East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Competition

○ Try out puzzles

○ Discover the East Riding Museums’ Ways to Wellbeing

○ Try Les Mills on demand, and enjoy workouts at home from East Riding Leisure

○ Explore East Riding Archives online, including the photo archives

○ Enjoy virtual visits to over 80 exhibitions online

○ Listen to podcasts from Beverley Art Gallery

○ Listen to eAudiobooks

○ Discover Sewerby Hall at home

○ Choose from a range of activities for children and young people of all ages.

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of the council, said: “Active East Riding is a brilliant website, full of great ideas of things to do and to try.

“I am delighted that we have been able to put so many diverse things together on one website, and of course we will keep updating it throughout this latest lockdown period and beyond.”

Visit for more details.

Firefighters ‘under attack’ attending bonfire incidents

Fire crews in East Yorkshire were attacked as they attended bonfire-related incidents last night and in West Yorkshire firefighters reported a small number of “antisocial incidents” during a busy night.

Writing on social media Humberside Fire and Rescue said: “Crews attended more than 200 incidents overnight, the majority in Hull.

“One serious house fire on Thorpe Park Rd and a small number of incidents of crews coming under attack whilst attending bonfires.”

West Yorkshire firefighters attended more than 250 bonfire related incidents.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “Our firefighters received over 260 calls and attended 234 incidents by 22:30.

“Sadly there have been a handful of antisocial incidents.

“A huge thanks to everyone celebrating safely.”

Carnaby recycling site near Bridlington and other centres in the East Riding to stay open during lockdown

Household waste recycling sites in Carnaby, just outside Bridlington, and nine others around the East Riding are to stay open during the new lockdown – for essential waste only.

All 10 East Riding of Yorkshire Council sites will stay open from 10am to 5pm seven days a week throughout the new lockdown imposed by the Government, which comes into effect from this Thursday (5 November).

But residents are asked to only use the sites if it is necessary and to follow social distancing measures to help keep everyone safe.

Some council services will change during the lockdown, but other services will continue.

Bin collections will carry on as normal, and residents are encouraged to carry on the great job they do of recycling their waste.

The council’s bulky waste collection service will also still operate.

However, the two Reuse Shops – at the Humberfield recycling site and in Marfleet Lane, Hull, will close during the lockdown, from 5pm on Wednesday (4 November).

Household waste recycling sites

Household waste recycling sites will stay open to give residents the chance to dispose of essential waste.

Residents should only visit the recycling sites if it is absolutely necessary – where excess waste cannot be stored at home safely.

The health of residents and the workforce remains the priority of the council and site managers FCC Environment – therefore everyone entering the sites must follow social distancing measures.

Anyone planning to visit a recycling site is asked to abide by these guidelines:

Only a limited number of vehicles will be allowed on site. When the limit is reached, a one-in one-out system will operate.
Social distancing of 2m should be followed at all times.
Please bear in mind that, due to health and social distancing reasons, staff on site will not be able to help carry your waste, so please only bring items you can comfortably carry yourself.
For heavier items, you can bring a second person with you to help unload the waste.
If you or your family are showing Covid-19 type symptoms, please follow Government advice and stay at home.
Staff will be on hand to ensure all guidelines are followed.

Towering hotel transformation plans for seaside town would ‘blot out the sun’

Plans to transform a deemed ‘eyesore’ hotel in a sleepy seaside town has been met with opposition from neighbours

Plans to tear down a struggling Bridlington hotel to make way for a 19 flat apartment block have been backed by councillors despite fears it could block neighbours’ sunlight.

East Riding Council’s Eastern Area Planning Committee heard from the owner of the Ransdale Hotel, in Flamborough Road, who said growing competition meant was no longer financially viable

Committee member Cllr John Copsey, who represents Bridlington South which includes Flamborough Road, said the “eyesore” hotel should be torn down. Councillors heard from the applicant’s agent Mark Stobbard that the hotel would be torn down instead of converted because the building had grown “tired” and no longer fit the area.

The applicant and council officers are now set to discuss contributions for affordable housing and open spaces, known as a Section 106 agreement, before plans are formally approved.

But resident Stephen Fish told the committee the four storey apartment block would leave his neighbouring home overshadowed and without sunlight for seven months a year.

He added the apartment block would also not be in keeping with the area and its 17 underground parking spaces would not be enough for future occupiers and visitors.

Council officers said the amount was acceptable and concerns over planned vehicle access onto Sands Lane affecting traffic were outweighed by its location near Bridlington’s town centre and transport links.

They added the new block would not block out any more light than the hotel already did, and could be an improvement.

Plans for the block feature two one and two bedroom affordable apartments, as well as two three bedroom flats with the rest two bedroom to be rented at market rates.

Sewerby Hall to close from 5 November

As of Thursday 5th November, following the government announcement of a national lockdown, the café, house, cottages and zoo will not be operating. The grounds and gardens will still be open for use by your household bubble, however please do not mix households or meet in groups during this time.

Like in the last lockdown we will keep you up to date with pictures and videos from the staff on site. Follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to keep up to date.

We look forward to when we can welcome our valued customers back to Sewerby as soon as possible.

Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Saves Lives


The 18 parks Haven is closing for the rest of 2020 season due to second lockdown

Haven has revealed it is shutting 18 of its parks for the rest of the year after a second national lockdown was announced.

The locations are at sites in England and Wales and follow news that England is entering a second, four-week lockdown from Thursday, November 5,

Eleven sites in England and seven in Wales are shutting of the 37 parks and resorts Haven runs in the UK.

The self-catering holiday specialist, which says it has ‘beautiful locations on or close to the coast’, is making the move after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday that a second national lockdown would be introduced this week.

Under the new measures being introduced, people will not be allowed to go on holiday.

In a statement, Haven said: “In light of current circumstances in England and Wales, we have made the difficult decision to close our English parks for the remaining 2020 season.

“Our Welsh parks will also be closed for the remaining 2020 season to holidaymakers.

“We know how disappointing this is, but every decision we make is to ensure the safety and security of our guests and team members as a priority.

“If you are due to travel to our English or Welsh parks in 2020, then you will be able to cancel or move your holiday with Haven’s Coronavirus Book with Confidence Guarantee.”

Magnificent seven pubs in Good Beer Guide

The Old Ship Inn on St John Street, The Pack Horse Inn on Market Place, The Prior John on the Promenade, The Board Inn on the High Street in the Old Town, the Stackhouse Bar on the Promenade, the Marine Bar on North Marine Drive, and the Ship Inn in Sewerby are all mentioned in the annual beer drinkers’ bible.

The local breweries to make the prestigious CAMRA list include Raven Hill Brewery at Kilham, Wold Top Brewery at Wold Newton and Yorkshire Coast Brewery in Bridlington.

This year’s Good Beer Guide warns of the impact that Covid-19 could have on the pub and brewing industry, as the national brewery numbers decline for the first time in nearly two decades.

While breweries and pubs in Yorkshire appear to have weathered the covid storm so far, campaigners fear that ongoing trading restrictions and the threat of localised lockdowns could begin to bite in 2021 – with the trend reversing over the next six months.

Kevin Keaveny, regional director for Yorkshire said: “On behalf of the Yorkshire Region of CAMRA, would like to thank the publicans and breweries who have continued to work so hard to ensure a safe environment is available so that we can enjoy beers and ciders while meeting friends and family.

“Many have shown real innovation to serve the public with takeout and delivery services this year, despite ever changing rules. We look forward to continuing to support our local pubs and breweries in the year to come.”

Boris Johnson orders second national coronavirus lockdown as he warns ‘there is no alternative’

Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown with people in England to be confined to their homes, yet again, from Thursday.

Addressing the nation tonight, earlier than anticipated due to leaks to the media, the Prime Minister warned the NHS was at risk of being overwhelmed, with deaths heading towards “several thousands” and the level of the first peak.

He said: “Now is the time to take action because there is no alternative.”

Mr Johnson chaired Cabinet this afternoon where the new measures were agreed, before he spoke with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

Music legends Duran Duran to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer

British music icons Duran Duran will delight fans with a momentous outdoor show on the Yorkshire coast.

Duran Duran have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and scored 18 American hit singles and 21 UK Top 20 tunes, cementing them as one of the most successful and influential bands of all time.

The band will bring their epic live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre – the UK’s biggest purpose-built open-air concert arena – on Wednesday July 7, 2021.

Halloween revellers hit the streets of Newcastle

Halloween revellers hit the streets of Newcastle on Friday night as the city remained under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions.

People flocked to bars in the city on the same night it was revealed Boris Johnson would announce a nationwide lockdown next week.

Earlier in the day, MPs in the North East held talks about entering Tier 3 with a minister, Hartlepool MP Mike Hill said the Tees Valley region said.

But talk of harsher restrictions did not stop revellers going out to drink and party in the street in Halloween fancy dress.


Drinkers were pictured being arrested in the street, while others in fancy dress and coronavirus face masks posed for selfies next to police vehicles.

Part of the North East of England was thought to be heading for the toughest level of coronavirus restrictions on Friday.

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill said the Tees Valley region, which also includes Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar, said talks about entering Tier 3 had been taking place with a minister on Friday.

The Labour MP tweeted: ‘Local leaders are thrashing out a package for the Tees Valley Region right now.

‘MPs will be informed of the outcome later today but we are moving towards Tier 3.’

Dr Richard Cree, an intensive care consultant at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, has blogged about the pandemic.

He wrote: ‘We had not expected that things would be getting this bad this quickly.

‘Don’t get me wrong, we are all more than able to cope with the current workload but are worried about how bad things might be, come Christmas.

‘God only knows what surprises Santa will bring us this year.’

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures which showed new cases were continuing to rise in the wider North East region, but at a slower rate than elsewhere in the North of England.

While rates remained high in the North East, the ONS said they have now levelled off and ‘there is now a larger gap with the other two northern regions’, Yorkshire and the North West.

Millions of Brits believe that their haunted home is in need of an Exorcism this Halloween

A builder is on a mission to dispel the idea of haunted houses this Halloween, by proving that dodgy pipes and creaky stairs are the real culprits.

A frightening third of homeowners (32 per cent) believe they live in a haunted house, but experienced tradesman Andy Simms said things that go bump in the night are much more likely to be simple problems at home in need of fixing.

To help homeowners understand the bangs and hissing which can plague a night’s sleep, find a tradesperson service MyBuilder has released an informative ‘seven deadly sounds’ video that addresses the most common nocturnal clatterings.

In it, MyBuilder’s Andy identifies the noises which come from broken guttering, mice in the walls, wind coming through a gap in a window, and more.

The explainer video titled ‘Ghosts or Guttering’ comes after 52 per cent of Brits said they have heard spooky noises at night, but haven’t been able to identify where they are coming from.

The most common noises reported were a creaking sound (54 per cent), banging from a radiator (49 per cent), and gurglings from a toilet (26 per cent).

An unfortunate 23 per cent have smelt a mysterious odour in their home at night, while randomly flickering lights have plagued 42 per cent of homes.

It may come as no surprise then that 13 per cent feel their home could benefit from an exorcism.

A terrified 44 per cent said they would not explore creepy noises, with 30 saying they’d send their partner to explore instead.

The poll for MyBuilder also found 52 per cent are scared to tackle home improvement projects on their own. “But every spooky sound has a perfectly common explanation – so before calling an exorcist, find a great tradesperson instead.”

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.”


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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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!”


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

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?”

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.

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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