Dianne Davies (Parish Clerk) will be opening a Parish Clerk office in the New Village Hall commencing Tuesday 11th June 2013 and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday between 1.15pm and 3.15 pm
Our new Prize Bingo took place on Thursday 2nd May and what a great success. This was a new session requested by the community where the prizes are vochers that can be changed at major retailers. It was so successful everyone asked that it continue the first Thursday in every month and will continue to run alongside the Farmyard Bingo on the third Thursday of every month.
The next one will take place on Thursday 6th June 2013. It will be a usual format of Bingo with a book of 8 games for a £1.25 and two flyers at £1.25 each. Prizes will be £10 voucher for each Full House and £2.50 for each introduction to a game e.g. any 5 numbers. The £10 vouchers can be exchanged at many major retailers e.g. Boots, Argos, W H Smith, American Golf, Topman, Wallis, Virgin, Babies R Us, B&Q, Toys R Us, T K Max, H. Samuel, Curry’s, PC World, Debenhams, River Island, House of Fraser, Burton, Mothercare, Miss Selfridge and many more.
So come along to the Village Hall the first Thursday every month – doors open 7.00pm and eyes down 7.45 pm and 50p entrance fee includes tea and coffee. There will also be our usual raffle and all donated raffle prizes will be most welcome.
This years Meeting will take place in the Village Hall on Frriday 21st June 2013 commencing at 7.00pm
Annual general meeting. – (1) There shall be an annual general meeting in connexion with the Charity which shall be held in the month of June in each year or as soon as practicable thereafter
(2) All inhabitants of the area of benefit of eighteen years of age and upward shall be entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting.
(3) Public notice of every annual general meeting shall be given in the area of benefit at least fourteen days before the date thereof.
(4) The Committee shall present to each annual general meeting the report and accounts of the Charity for the preceding year.
According to the governing document of Paull Village Hall the Annual General meeting must be held every year re-elect a new committee to serve for the next 12 months until the end of the next Annual General Meeting. In addition there are 3 positions for representative members who currently represent :
Paull Parish Council: Jim Oldfield
St Andrew Church: Vacant
Paull Allotment Assoc: Vacant
These positions will remain as there status quo unless notification is received of any change from the appropriate organisations.
Chairman – (1) At the first meeting in each year after the annual general meeting the Committee shall elect one of their number to be chairman of their meetings until the commencement of the first meeting after the annual general meeting in the following year and may also elect one of their number to be vice-chairman. The chairman and vice-chairman shall always be eligible, for re-election.
Voting. – Every matter shall be determined by the majority of vote of the Members present and voting on the question. In the case of equality of votes the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.
1. Opening Remarks
2. Apologies for Absence
3. Minutes of the Last Meeting
4. Approval of Minutes
5. Matters Arising from Previous Minutes
6. Presentation of Annual Report
7. Presentation of Accounts
12 months ended 31st December 2012
8. Appointment of Auditors
9. Appointments of Charity Trustees (see attached List)
10. Any Other Business
11. Closing Remarks
Current Trustees (who all offer themselves for re-election, except Myra Dale)
Allan Peter, Brady Joan, Brady Phillip, Bryant Katy, Cross Irene, Cross Paul (Chairman/Treasurer), Dale Myra, Davies Dianne, Edmondson Diana, Foreman Brenda, Fowler Cynthia, Knight Andy, Knight Angie, Lowde James, Oldridge Margaret (Secretary), Osbourne Barry (Vice-Chairman), Stevens Robert, Youssef Barbara.
There is room on the committee for 20 members and by the end of June we shall have 17 current members offering themselves for re-election. If you would like to stand for the new committee we will be pleased to receive your nomination which you can present at the meeting or notify either Margaret Oldridge (Secretary) on 01482 896724 or Paul Cross (Chairman) on 07711797200 prior to the day.
A SUMMER FAYRE is being organised at Paull Primary School.
Taking place on Friday 12th July 2013 from 3pm until 6pm, it promises a barbeque, games and entertainment from the children!
All the proceeds from the Fayre will go towards funding a school trip to the Christmas pantomime in December.
Stalls will also be available – if anyone would like to book a stall they can contact Carrie Luty via Facebook.
We have had several enquiries over the last few week about this year Scarecrow Festival. We can confirm it will take place on August Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013. Further details of entry forms, timings, prizes etc will be available very shortly. As we shall have the village hall available this year there will be additional activity taking place. Watch this space and the next newsletter for more detail.
Humberside Police will be holding Police surgeries at the village hall on
Saturday 22nd June 10am
Saturday 27th July 10am
Saturday 24th August 10am
It costs just 25p per number per week and you can have as many numbers as you like. If you are not already a member and would like to join then either send an email to email@example.com or contact Myra Dale on 01482 897000 or Brenda Foreman on 01482 898565 who will be only too pleased to sign you up. We can collect the money every 4 weeks from your house or if you prefer you can pay for a full year, £13 per number. Every four weeks we shall publish the names of the winners on this website.
The next Car Boot Sale of the season will take place on the Paull Sports Field on Saturday 6th July 2013 from 8.00am to 1.00pm. The cost will be the same as last 3 years £5 per selling car. The sale will be open to the public from 8.00am until 1.00pm and you can park on the field for just 50p. All the proceeds will be shared between St Andrew’s Church, Paull and the Village Hall. To find us on a map Click Here or for more information Click Here
Every Saturday and Sunday the Observation Deck will be open from 11.00am to 4.00pm as a café selling teas, coffee and light snacks. National and local papers will also be on sale from 9.00am on Saturday and Sunday mornings together with fresh milk. The views up and down the River Humber from the Village Hall observation deck are stunning and are well worth a trip out for a quiet relaxing drink overlooking the magnificent views and wildlife. There is an internal lift available for anyone who may find the stairs a little difficult.
Contact Paul Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Following the recent increases in produce prices we have increased the total value of our prizes accordingly. We have also introduced a special Jackpot Prize on each Full House. Same Cost more Prizes. Come and join in all the fun and have a Great Night Out.
The ‘After School Club’ has begun, once again, every Tuesday from 3.30 pm to 5.00pm in the Village Hall. The club is FREE to the children as the scheme is funded by the Big Lottery.They offer Snug Portable Play, funky arts and crafts, team games, face painting, den building, parachute games and plenty more! To read more about ‘Play Action’ CLICK HERE This is a wonderful opportunity for the younger children in the Village and I hope everyone will do all they can to support it.
BREAKING NEWS – Following the success of the stay and play the organisers have extended/added a new session starting at 2.00pm on Tuesday 7th, 14th and 21st May. The sessions are for Toddlers under 5. This session will run before the after-school session and is designed to be a quieter, calmer atmosphere for younger children. Young children who wish still to attend the later session, either with or without older siblings, will still be welcome at either or both sessions but it must be understood that the later session may be louder and more boisterous.
On 20th April 2013 the New Village Hall held its first Wedding Reception. It was the wedding of Mr Kenny Harrison and Miss Joanne Murray residents of the Village. It was a bright sunny day which began with their wedding at St Andrew’s Church, Paull at 1.30pm and followed by the reception at the Village Hall. If you would like to see a collection of photographs click here
Tuesday 28th May 2013 Club in the Village Hall and every Tuesday morning between 9.30 am and 10.30 am. For new comers the session involves light exercise and indoor games e.g. skittles, kurling, bowls, boccia etc. If you don’t know how to play don’t worry we have plenty of people on hand who will teach you. It only costs £1.50 for the hour which includes tea and biscuits. It is a great way to start your day and we know you will enjoy it. So come along each Tuesday and keep fit while having fun.
Approximately once a month we produce a newsletter that is delivered to all houses within the village of Paull keeping everyone up to date with current and future activities in the Village. Some people who live outside the village have asked if they can receive a copy. We have therefore set up a service so that if you send your email address to email@example.com we will send you a copy in a pdf format. Once we have your email on file we can also advise you of other events and activities coming up in the near future. For example in the Autumn we are planning a further showing of the historic photos of Paull that date back over 150 years and you will be one of the first to be notified. If you would like to read the current Newsletter for April 2013 please Click Here
The Car Boot season has started and the next one will take place on the Sportsfield on Saturday 1st June. The Village Hall will be organising 2 stalls of its own one selling general goods and the other a Tombola. We would ask if anyone has anything they would like to get rid off consider donating it to the Village Hall to sell. If you call Joan Brady on 01482 897760 she will arrange for someone to call and collect. Also if you have a small gift that you would like to donate to the Tombola again let Joan Brady know and she will arrange collection. Thank you for your support.
We received several requests to sell Sunday Papers similar to the service we currently offer for Saturday Papers. We have introduced the new service and will now sell Saturday and Sunday papers from the Main Hall and Café every Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am. It requires a lot of work to run this service so please give both days all your support where you can.
We also received a request to sell fresh milk and we have added this service every Saturday and Sunday also.
The upstairs Observation Deck will operate as a café every Saturday and Sunday between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm. It will sell Tea/Coffee and light snacks
We look forward to seeing you
Saturday 30th March 2013 was the day of the Official Opening of the New £500,000 Village Hall within Paull Village. It was a day of mixed feelings, there was great excitement that the day had finally arrived but great sadness at the fact that the man destined to conduct the official opening, Mr Dudley Hulme, had died just a few days before. Dudley, aged 92, was the one person who had done most for the Village Hall over the years and the ceremony was to be symbolic by Mr Hulme handing over the keys to the new hall to the younger children currently at the Primary School. We are most grateful to Mr Hulme’s children Dudley and Dawn who carried out the official duties on behalf of their Father.
Dudley & Dawn Hulme Cutting the Ribbon
The Observation Deck was the idea of local resident Harold Beedle who officially opened it and is seen here on the balcony with Chairman Paul Cross after the Opening.
The opening was followed by an open day giving residents to view the building and give their comments. Overall the view of the community was that the New Building exceeded their expectations. On the Saturday evening the hall held a special cabaret night which was enjoyed by all those who attended.
Sunday was another Open Day followed by a family Fun Night culminating in a splendid show of fireworks.
photographs copyright Terry Bearpark
Sunday 7th April 2013 was the 70th ANNIVERSARY REUNION of a wartime incident when a barrage balloon exploded near to Paull School blowing in the windows, destroying the roof and closing the building for nine months.
The above photograph shows the people who were registered at the school on that day and who met up at the Village Hall. The people relived the events of the day and also some that took place over the following 6 weeks were they were off school until the village hall was used for classes for the following 8 months.
THE MEMORY from each of the twelve Paull School ex-scholars involved is almost the same; “an explosion, flash… and then everything went black” - but the additional memories, anecdotes and stories from those involved when a wartime barrage balloon crashed and exploded next to Paull School in 1943 are unique treasures!
A 70th reunion of those involved in the incident took place at the Paull Village Hall on Sunday 7th April 2013. Over 30 people attended the event to reminisce and rekindle old friendships.
Forty two school students aged 5 – 14 began their lessons at Paull School on 7th April 1943. At around 9.30am that morning a barrage balloon escaped its Humber moorings and crashed down exploding next to the school. The windows were blown in and generations of dust from the old building and debris from the explosion filled the air creating the blackness remembered by all the scholars.
One half of the students were in scripture class, and in the middle of singing the hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful’ when the explosion happened.
“Miss Parrot was playing the piano. There was an almighty bang, and then everything went black.”
“‘Get under your desks!’ yelled the teacher, but then I remember getting carried outside.”
“I started to get under my desk, but then Shipyard broke down the door and got us out.”
“I just remember the flash, smoke and the dust.”
“There was a big flash, and then I was outside and went to Wilson’s shelter.”
The incident recounted by those present.
Colin Bunting was not at school that day. He was at home, he was ill and it was his 8th birthday.
“I was in my living room admiring my birthday cards, when suddenly the fireplace was turned into a huge orange fireball. The door was blown off and landed on the cot holding my baby sister Nancy, the ceiling fell on top of the door. And no one was hurt! I call this ‘my great escape’.
Quite a few of the pupils were not at school that day and fortunately escaped the incident – but ironically the ailment that kept many of them away from their wartime lessons, including Colin, was German measles!
Colin and his family were very lucky to escape injury during the incident. In fact there were no serious injuries at all caused that day, just minor cuts and bruises. One of the students, Ann, got glass stuck in her hand and bears the scar to this day. Ann is now well-known in the local area as Ward Councillor Ann Suggit.
We are pleased to announce that the school has organised a textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for the children of Paull Primary School.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided (bags will be delivered the week commencing 8th April) – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows). If you fill the donation bag and still have more then you can use any other bag to donate your items.
Bag2School will be collecting from our school on Thursday 18th April at 9.00 am. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to Paull Primary School before this time, alternatively you could leave the bags on your boundary for collection at 9.00am on Wednesday 17th April.
Please help us have a really good collection and many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.
The next meeting of the Management Committee will take place on Thursday 13th June 2013 in the New Village Hall beginning at 7.oopm
After completing 22 years (full service) with the |Royal Signals as an electrician and having completed tours in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, Staff Seargent Richie Sheard is hanging up his boots and switching his focus to serving the local community in the form of a mobile shop. As an ex resident of |Paull once living in Ferryman Park he knows the needs of the local residents.
From milk & cheese to fruit and veg and confectionery, Richie Sheard’s mobile shop will be coming to our village to provide a service which is much needed in these small communities. The BIG RED VAN will be tooting his horn as he comes into the village each Tuesday morning at approximately 9.30am and leaving at 10.30am and will try to have a little of everything, just in case there is something missing from your cupboard.
The new Hall is progressing very well and we are getting many enquiries about booking the rooms at the Hall. We already have booked a wedding, stay and play childrens club, two children’s parties, one babtism, indoor bowls, Farmyard Bingo, Prize Bingo, Boxercise, two FOPS events and more. If you would like more information please contact Paul Cross on 07711797200 who will be pleased to provide additional information. The scale of charges can by found either by clicking on the Tab ‘Booking the Village Hall’ or clicking here .
Subject to the current weather conditions improving we hope to be open about the middle of March beginning with days of opening and celebration. Details will be released shortly of the opening celebrations and entertainment. To ensure everyone gets to see the new Hall we are expecting celebrations to continue over 3 days and some of the events may require tickets so please keep in contact with the website for details.
‘The Riverside Pop In Cafe at St Andrew’s Church will open its doors for the spring summer season from Sunday 31st March 2013 through until the end of October 2013. It will open every Saturday and Sunday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. The café serves all types of drinks and homemade light refreshments. Enjoy the delights of this 14th century church and its beautiful churchyard that contains a fabulous show of spring flowers.
If you would like to be notified the moment a new post is made on the website you can do so by clicking on Email FREE Subscription in the end column of this page. If you complete your details you will receive an automatic email when new information is posted.
If you want to see all that is going on in the Village Hall the best place to start is our Booking Calendar. You can access it by clicking on Booking the Village Hall tab at the top of this page or just click Calendar right here
SUCCESSFUL TRIALS of fortnightly blue and green bin collections has prompted the East Riding Council to roll out the system across the county.
The roll out will start in Hedon, Withernsea, and surrounding villages in March 2013 and take up to the end of the year to complete across all areas of the East Riding. Each phase will include a major programme of support to assist residents to manage their waste by increasing further the amount they recycle in the blue bins.
Currently the council collects the blue recycling bins every four weeks and the green landfill bins every week. The brown bins for composting have been emptied every fortnight since 2011.
In April 2012the council piloted fortnightly collections of the blue and green bins for 6,000 properties across the East Riding, including in Keyingham and Thorngumbald. It was immediately successful and the trial was extended to a wider range of areas covering a total of 20,000 households across the East Riding.
The council says that the introduction of these new services led to a massive change in the amounts of waste being put in the bins.
“There was an immediate increase in the amount of waste being put in the blue bins. The recycling rate in the trial area rose to 70 per cent compared with a monthly recycling rate in the non-trial area of 60 per cent. At the same time, there was a drop in the amount of waste being put in the green bins for landfilling. The amount of waste collected from the green bins in the trial area went down by 35 per cent.” – East Riding Council news release
Throughout the trial, the council says it “proceeded cautiously” taking account of feedback from those residents taking part. The general response was that they fully supported the fortnightly bin collections as it enabled them to recycle even more.
During the trial, residents were given direct support by the council’s recycling team which went from door to door. There was also a telephone hotline number, a dedicated email address and an information pack. The recycling team also gave presentations at community group meetings.
The roll out will be based on the successful pattern used for the roll out of the brown bins in 2008, the introduction of the collection of food waste, and the distribution of the larger blue bins and collection of glass, further plastics and Tetra Pak in 2011.
If you require any more information or you would like to arrange a talk about any waste and recycling issue including the fortnightly bin collections please contact Jonathan Crozier at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01482 395605.
You will notice that we have added a new page at the top ‘Paull Parish Council’. This page is to enable you to keep up to date, very quickly, on information from the Parish Council. It does not replace the Parish Councils own site at
Our new page does enable you to leave your own comments by clicking ‘Leave a Reply’ at the bottom of the page. Your comment will come back to us and we can publish it for all the village to see including the Parish Councillors themselves. You can influence the policy making process without ever leaving your own home.
Our councillors work extremely hard to improve the community of Paull but would welcome your views.
A PLANNING NOTICE from the East Riding Council has notified residents that they can view or comment on a Local Development Order (LDO) that aims to grant blanket outline planning permission for renewable energy and low-carbon industry developments on agricultural land between Saltend and Paull. Paull LDO site boundary The 80 hectares of land under consideration in Paull parish has already been earmarked as the Paull Enterprise site of the Humber Enterprise Zone. The land will be used to support and encourage developments related to the renewable energies industry. The LDO will simplify the planning controls for the site and make it easier for permitted developments to take place by granting outline planning permission. The LDO will make it easier to get outline planning permission on the Paull Enterprise site for buildings and structures associated with renewable energy industries. Further information on the LDO is available on the East Riding Council’s Public Access Planning website tick the disclaimer box at the bottom of the page and search for application 12/04951/LDOC.
Recently National Grid set up a presentation suite on the Crown Inn Car Park to explain to residents their options for constructing a new pipeline as a long-term replacement of an existing natural gas pipeline under the River Humber.
On 6 December, National Grid launched the first round of consultation on the plans to ask local people for their views on a number of possible routes across the Humber and the potential construction techniques. Over 100 local residents attended a series of events held in at East Halton, Goxhill and Paull. The feedback received will help inform the development of the plans and there will be further consultation in the future. National Grid is urging local residents to give their views on plans to replace the existing natural gas pipeline under the River Humber before the deadline of 21 January.
The River Humber pipeline is a strategic gas pipeline that runs beneath the River Humber. The pipeline is one of the most important pipelines in the country – connecting a major import location for gas at Easington, on the East Yorkshire coast, to the national network and delivering gas supplies to millions of customers throughout the UK.
The pipeline was built in 1984 and runs in an excavated trench along the river bed, capped by gravel and aggregates, between above ground installations located near Paull, on the north bank of the Humber, and Goxhill, on the south bank.
Over time, the tidal patterns of the River Humber have eroded the river bed covering the existing pipeline, leading to parts of it becoming exposed. On recognising this issue, we developed an innovative engineering solution to protect the pipeline. This involved covering the exposed areas with gravel-filled bags with concrete ‘frond mattresses’ placed over the top. These incorporate plastic fronds to mimic seaweed and encourage the settlement of sand and silt.
This novel approach ensured the pipeline could continue to operate normally in the short term and inspections by maintenance teams have shown that the work has been effective and successful. Because of the importance of the pipeline, we are now looking at the options for constructing a new pipeline as a long-term replacement.
Information about the project and the consultation, including how people can give their views, can be found on the project website at www.nationalgrid.com/riverhumberpipeline or by calling the freephone number on: 0800 988 9144.
Feedback can be submitted by post to: Freepost National Grid R H Pipeline Project or email to: email@example.com
For those of you who are local and do your shopping at Asda Bilton you may be aware of their community giving initiative where you are given green tokens at the till to place in one of three charity boxes near the exit. We are pleased to let you know that in January and February 2013 the St Andrew coffee shop will be one of the three chosen charity/community projects. When you receive your green tokens as you go through the till area we would be most grateful if you could please pop them in the box which is marked for us (St Andrew Pop In Coffee Shop, Paull). At the end of the two months the one with the most green tokens in gets £200 and the runners up get £50 each. We greatly appreciate your help and thank you for supporting St Andrew Church and offer a huge thank you to those who nominated us.
On Wednesday 7th December 2012 at South Holderness Technology Centre Graham Dixon, Yorkshire Water’s Director of Production, presented 31 awards to local community organisations to show their gratitude for the communities patience during the recent problems they had with their waste water plant. Graham acknowledged that customers had endured the problems with the site over many years. “I hope that the £50,000 spent on 31 good, key projects in the local areas is a way of saying ‘thank you’ and will lead to continuing benefits.” They set aside £50,000 to donate to local organisations who applied with a community project. A committee headed by local councilor Mike Bryan was formed to consider the 70 Applications received. Paull Village was rewarded with 3 awards,
Paull Village Hall – £5000 to be used for the eco friendly heating system within the New Hall
St Andrew’s Church – £2,000 – to be used to replace the North Door of the Church
Paull School – £1,400 – to be used to erect a new potting shed for the school.
Yorkshire Water were assisted by Graham Stuart MP Beverley and Holderness, Karl Johnson MP East Hull and Councillors Ann Suggitt and Mike Bryan
On Wednesday 5th December 2012 the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Richard Frith, visitited St Andrew’s Church Paull in order to consecrate the new Paull Cemetry owned and run by the Parish Council. Approximately 40 people from Paull Village and surrounding communities, led by the Bishop, formed a silent procession around the edges of the burial area to be to be consecrated. This marked the boundaries of the cemetery to be consecrated for Christian burials. The remaining unconsecrated part of the cemetery is reserved for burials for those of other faiths or of no faith.
Following the marking of the consecrated ground the Bishop carried out the Consecration Service itself which included a proclamation that permission for consecration had been granted by the Archbishop of York. The ceremony was completed with proclamations from local Reverend Kathy Lawrie and representative of the Paull Parish Council, clerk Dianne Davies.
The Bishop, visitors and parishioners then retired to St Andrew Church to sign the official register of consecration, and enjoyed a marvelous buffet which had been prepared by the church volunteers.
ANDREW LITTLE Butchers Shop in Hedon is the latest of our local independent traders to go online, with the official launch of its new website at the weekend.
The new website has its own shop available where you can order certain items to the value of £40 or over and have them delivered free anywhere in town. You can order items up to £40 and have them saved in the shop for you to pick up.
Shop for all this and more online
The new website and delivery service will be great news for those local cafés, pubs and restaurants that use the local butchers and produce. And of course those residents planning for their Christmas and other seasonal holiday meals will find the online facilities convenient to use. It will also be useful for those who find getting to the actual shops difficult.
Being online in today’s world also means being able to interact directly with customers, so it’s good to see that Andrew Little have also set up a Facebook page. If you are on Facebook, then check out their page at Andrew Little Butcher’s Ltd for news of a 10% discount on all website orders placed before December 17th 2012.
And of course you can still contact the shop by the old-fashioned methods by telephone or calling into the shop in Hedon’s Market Place.
Andrew told us: “We are launching our new website this weekend which includes a delivery service within a 5 mile radius of the surrounding villages , orders over £40 are free, you can purchase certain items on the website from today. For any other items call in the shop or telephone 01482 896196.”
The Planning Application for the development of the Crown Land to include 2 Holiday Flats and a shop has been APPROVED by the East Riding Council at the October meeting. You can view the plans on the East Riding Website by clicking here .
On Saturday 27th October 2012 our Member of Parliament, Mr Graham Stuart, visited the new Paull Village Hall to check on progress. Mr Stuart has provided a great amount of assistance in the development of the Village Hall and he is working hard on supporting our application for the Wind Turbine. He has always believed in the importance of rural communities developing their ideas and improving the local area. He understands how important a Village Hall is and was one of the people who originally wrote directly to the National Lottery telling them about how important our application was and the efforts of our community to fulfill our aim.
Following the request of some people within the village to train and become First Responders we recently organised a meeting of those people and Duncan Kirk from Keyingham First Responders who has offered to train the team. Following that meeting we can now provide more information.
We are looking at recruiting and training a team of COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS in Paull.Are you interested in volunteering to be part of this life-saving team?
Paull Community First Responders would be a team of dedicated volunteers who would aim to save lives and reduce the number of pre-hospital deaths in the village and surrounding areas. Working with Yorkshire Ambulance Service you would be trained in basic life-saving skills; CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), using an automatic external defibrillator, and the administration of oxygen. The Village would have to buy its own defibrillator which costs £1,500. The Village Hall Committee will be trying to secure the funding so that the team can be fully supported. When an emergency call is received by Yorkshire Ambulance Service an ambulance is despatched. At the same time a Community First Responder on call in the village would be alerted to ensure that help reaches a patient as quickly as possible. You would attend to emergency calls, typically to critically ill patients who have breathing, heart or other medical problems, usually within their homes. You would not attend traffic accidents or dangerous situations. In a medical emergency, reaching a patient and providing effective treatment within the first few minutes before an ambulance arrives, could save a life. Who can volunteer? You must be over 18, with your own vehicle and have a full driving licence. You don’t need any previous medical training, just a willingness to be on call from home for a ‘shift’ of 6 hours a week. You must be willing to attend a weekend of initial training, and regular monthly refresher training to be held in Keyingham on the third Monday of every month. Interested? Then click here print off the form return the completed form to either Myra Dale 17 Rosegarth Bungalows, Joan Brady 15 Holme Close or Brenda Foreman 13 Leonards Close or for more information call Paul Cross on 07711797200.
It is understood that the plans for the development land at the entrance to Paull is now moving at a pace. We have recived site of a plan showing the current thinking
Development Zone 1 is where the tubes for the turbines will be manufactured
Development Zone 2 is where the blades for the turbines will be manufactured
Development Zone 3 is where the heads for the turbines will be manufactured
The black dotted line shows the new rail link to the site and the red dotted line the new dock road link to the site
The existing road bridge will be replaced and the site will operate 24 hours X 7 days per week.
Interior of the Alicat Workboat
DUNSTONS the ship repairers have received an order for two more offshore windfarm boats to be built at the former Hepworths shipyard in Paull.
This means that five of the new state-of-the-art aluminum workboats will now be built at Paull. The 20 metre long vessels will be used to ferry technicians out to the wind farms in the North Sea.
Each vessel comes in the form of a kit and will be constructed under licence from Alicat Workboats and upon completion will be capable of carrying 12 technicians and reaching speeds of 30 knots.
The order has come from the Rix Shipping Group who, along with Dunstons, have set up distinct trading arms in order to fully take advantage of the opportunities presented by the renewables industry.
Hull company Dunston (Ship Repairs) has established Dunston (Ship Builders) after receiving a £5.1m order for three workboats from Hull company Rix Shipping.
The aluminium boats, which will be built under licence from Great Yarmouth-based Alicat Workboats – a subsidiary of the Gardline Group – will be used to service wind turbines in the North Sea as part of the UK’s drive to create energy from renewable sources.
The move marks a return to shipbuilding for the Dunston group, which can trace its history in the industry back to 1858. The company ceased building vessels in 1994 to concentrate on ship repairs at its base on William Wright Dock.
Richard Bourne, joint owner and managing director of Dunston Ship Repairs, said he was very proud to be spearheading a revival of shipbuilding on the Humber after years of absence.
He said that the order could well be the “start of things to come” as the renewables industry creates demand for a range of different vessels of both modern and traditional design.
“I’m extremely excited to be bringing the name of Dunston Ship Builders back to its rightful position on the Humber,” said Bourne.
“Establishing the new company will secure jobs in the region and as the offshore wind farms are developed will generate a lot of investment and create employment.”
Dunston Ship Builders will lease the J.R. Rix & Sons-owned Hepworths yard in Paull, East Yorkshire to build the vessels.
James Doyle, director at Rix Shipping, said when complete the boats would be used to transport technicians and equipment to offshore wind farms to service and maintain the turbines.
Firstly, on behalf of the Village Hall Committee, can we say a very big Thank You to everyone who spent many hours creating the fabulous Scarecrows that were on show, they really made the day. The winners of the Scarecrow competition receiving £25 and the Phil & Bessie Guy Cup were, for the second year running, The Warrington Family with their entry “The Levitation Experiment”.
2nd Place receiving £15 was “Looking for Pooh” Pauline & Eric Acey,
and 3rd place receiving £10 was Julie & Charlie Weels “Funny Hedgerow”.
Other Prizes included Best Children’s Drawing receiving £5 Rosie Chapman, Chocolate Hedgehog, K. Acey, Treasure Hunt receiving £10 Lucy Witty.
To see a slideshow of all the entries click here or the tab at the top of this page headed Scarecrow Festival 2012
Recently, on the Paull Village Hall facebook page, many people have commented about somewhere for the children to play. I thought is was an opportunity to bring the community up to date and get everyone’s view. The Parish Council recently purchased the piece of land shown here which lies between the Lighthouse and the Old Coastguard House. They have set aside £12,000 of funds to develop the land into some form of children’s play area. Much discussion has taken place as to the form it should take as there is an opinion that says putting swings etc on the land will encourage vandalism and misuse. The Parish council would welcome the views of everyone so they can plan the project within the village plan. There are also grants that are available but we do need a clear vision of what is required.
It would therefore be most helpful if people within the community could let us have there views. To do this click on ‘Leave a comment’ at the bottom of this article and have your say. All the views will then be collected and passed to the Parish Council at its next meeting which will be held on 6th September 2012.
This has been mentioned in the Village Hall newsletter and we will continue to update you but you can also read the Parish Council Minutes on the subject by going to their web page by clicking here and clicking on recent minutes.
The BIG Lottery fund has announced this morning (17th July 2012) that it has granted £464,495 to Paull Village Hall. This grant, along with the £40,000 alredy raised by the local community will enable a New Village Hall to be built on the site of the old one. This is An artist impression is shown below
On behalf of the Management Committee can we thank everyone who has supported our application over the past 2 1/2 years of hard work, fundraising, preparing applications, etc. including the Paull Enhancement Fund whose support has no doubt brought the project forward by several years. Also all the people of Paull for all their support generosity, donations, and support at all events. THANK YOU
The current village hall began life as an army cook house. It was purchased from the War Department in 1939, moved to Paull and has been used as a community centre ever since. However, the years have taken their toll and the current building is no longer fit for purpose.
In recent years the village has also lost many of its basic facilities such as local shops, the post office and medical services. It is now classed by the government as a deprived rural community and the challenges of the economic downturn creates a high demand for services from voluntary and community organisation’s to develop vital resources to support their local residents and help sustain their community.
In November 2009 the community of Paull was completing the renovation work to its church and the community spirit created from that project prompted the village to dream of replacing their seriously dilapidated village hall.
Public meetings were held early in 2010 and a new committee of 20 local people was formed to tackle the project. Fundraising began with all the usual events, craft fairs, sponsored events, scarecrow festivals etc. together with an application to the Big Lottery Fund.
The £464,495 award will enable the hall to become a focus for the community and provide access to a greater range of services and activities. The design of the enhanced facility will offer a more flexible, accessible and environmentally efficient community building to accommodate social, educational, health and other activities for a wide range of users.
Paul Cross (Chairman of the Management Committee) said: “Our successful application shows we have a valuable community asset that deserves support because of its key role in the life of the village. The award from the Big Lottery Fund is the fulfillment of a dream for the people of our small rural parish and is such tremendous news for our local community. We’re really looking forward to the future and making the most of this wonderful opportunity.”
“This funding will enable us to build a new, environmentally and financially sustainable village hall that will provide a community space that all 600 villagers, young and old, can use and enjoy. It will provide super-fast broadband to enable the community to develop IT solutions to some of its problems and the younger generation can play Wii games against other villages from their own halls.”
“The geographical position of Paull, on the banks of the Humber, provides the ideal location for a wind turbine to provide eco and community benefits. A planning application has been submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council and we hope for their positive support. It is expected the new building will be completed by the end of 2012.”
The headmaster of our school, Mr Paul Rowe, has raised serious concerns about the number of incidents where people are parking on the yeloow Zig Zag lines outside the school. These lines are there to prevent parking outside the school so that the children can arrive and depart safely. He believes there is a serious accident waiting to happen on this busy main street which is also a bus route. Can we ask that people do respect the Health and Safety of our children and DO NOT PARK on these yellow zig zag lines. If you see anyone ignoring the signs would you please politely remind them of the serious health and safety hazards to our children,
On Saturday night the Variety Show “The Last Tango in Paull” was a tremendous success and many people have contacted us to say how much they enjoyed the sell out show. Our thanks go to The Hedon Drama Group who staged the plays and they have promised to return at Christmas to perform our Pantomime..
After the show our Chairman Mr Paul Cross updated the Village on our Lottery Application. He read from a letter received from the BIG Lottery that confirmed that our application had been granted SUBJECT to some final documents that needed completion. They involved legal documents reagrding title and charges on our land plus tender documents and building contracts. We are working on those at this moment and we are expecting the full celebrations to begin around the middle of July. We will keep you up to date right here on the website and keep a close eye for this month’s newsletter.
The route of the Olympic Torch around Britain has been announced. The torch will come to Hull onthe 18th June 2012. It travelled through Beverley carried by our own Karen Briggs. Paull is proud to be the home of this former Olympian, who was nominated and selected to carry the torch through Beverley.
Karen’s nomination story
“I would like to nominate ‘ex international judo champion’ Karen Briggs M.B.E to be an Olympic torchbearer in the City of Kingston Upon Hull. from 1981-1990 karen was 4 times World Champion-6 times European Champion-she won 2 Commonwealth Games titles (where she carried the flag for England)-she was 5 times all Japan Open and 5 time Paris Multinations Champion. Karen competed in the Barcelona Olympics were she reached the semi finals, she looked to be on course to becoming GB first Gold medalist when a dislocated shoulder ended her title hopes. Karen is still the most successful British Judo player ever and arguably one of the best women atheletes this country has produced. On her retirement from competetive judo Karen returned to Hull were she coaches at 22 local schools involving over 300 children and along with her husband ex international Pete Inman she runs the Karen Briggs M.B.E School of Judo for her elite squad, and I feel she is an excellent embasedor and role model for Hull and Great Britain and it would be a fitting tribute to karen to carry the tourch for the City Of Hull.”
Click on the video to see the video recorded of Karen receiving ‘The Kiss’ and setting off.
see further detail of the route to LONDON click on the picture of the torch.
Judging by the very kind comments posted on facebook we can safely say that the day was a huge success. When the new Village Hall Committee was formed one of its main objectives was to bring back that community spirit always associated with the Village Hall, it was, we believe, in abundance on that day.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to make the day a success, including everyone who contributed to the Tea Party for the children, to all 3 pubs who entered into the spirit by entering rounders, football, tug of war and centepede races, to everyone who organised the events including the firework display and beacon lighting. Everyone in the village, particularly the children, created an event not only to be proud of but will be a talking point for many yeas to come.
Kenny Harrison, Pete Alan, Carl Southcoate, Dean Davis and Ian Smith completed the 220 mile trans pennine cycyle ride from Southport to Horsea and back to Paull at 4.30pm on Sunday 27th May 2012. They described the four day journey as the hardest trip they had attempted so far. There first words on arrival back were “Never Again”. I know I speak for the majority of people in the village in thanking them for all their efforts they put in not only on the ride but the planning, booking overnight stays, transport to Southport all of which was done entirely at there own expense so they could raise monies for Cancer Research, Hedon Rangers and Paull Village Hall.
We can advise you that the total amount raised by Pete for the Village Hall amounts to an amazing £500 You can still donate by either giving it to his wife Ann when you see her in the village or by calling Barry Osbourne who will come and collect it from your own home. Barry’s telephone number is 01482896888.
The ‘Riverside Pop Inn Cafe’ is being forced to restrict its opening hours on Bank Holidays due to a lack of Volunteers. The Cafe is open every Saturday and Sunday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and needs just a few more volunteers to help in the cafe which provides the main income that allows the church to remain open. If you are prepared to just give a couple of hours every now and then it would be greatly appreciated. The cafe provides not only teas and coffee but a fantastic surrounding to meet other people or even to have a quiet moment for yourself.
If you can even a few hours then please phone Mandy Annison on 01964 626115 or Kay Burn 01964 626228 who will be only too pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Kingston Communications has recently being carrying our some improvements to their services to Paull. They have improved the Broadband network to provide a minimum speed of 2mb to all homes in Paull. They have also added the Fibre Optic Network that enables homes to receive Super Fast Broadband up to speeds of 80mb. However to increase your speed over 2mb there is an increased cost and we suggest you contact KC direct to see which package is best suited to you.
You will be aware that many companies today give there telephone numbers as 0800 type numbers so that you are paying a premium rate for the call, particularly when you use a mobile to call them. What you may not be aware of is that most of these companies have normal numbers just like you and I, but how do you find it. Well there is now a website that can help you, SAYNOTO0870 and its address is
You simply click on the address above and then ‘Search to find an alternative number’ at the top left of the page, then enter either the company name or the number you were given click Search and it will provide you with all their alternative numbers and the costs. Alternatives numbers are listed for 0500, 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845, 0870
and 0871 numbers.
Give it a go and let us know if you found it useful.
The weather was unable to stop the children having their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. On Easter Monday 9th April 2012 the hunt moved from its original planned venue of The Garden of The Old Vicarage to inside the Church. About 40 children attended the hunt and after searching for the clues and chicks all the children received an egg. Other prizes were also given for the Best Decorated Egg and Easter Bonnet. The entries for both were excellent and it was clear the tremendous amount of work had gone into the works of art. (the photgraph above was taken by Jim Uney and shows many of the children searching for those clues).
Thank you to every one who attended and made it such a wonderful day despite the weather.