Eastoft Community Welfare Association
1st August 2017 – 31st July 2018
This year has been one of consolidation as can be seen from the following Secretary’s Report.
However none of what has been achieved could have been done without the support and commitment of the members of E.C.W.A Committee, all of whom give their time on a voluntary basis.
This year we have lost, Nikki Walker from the Committee whose artistic skills were greatly appreciated.
However this year we have also welcomed on board 2 new members: Sharon Blomfield and Tony Woodhouse. Tony is also a councillor on Eastoft Parish Council and is therefore their representative on E.C.W.A.
The E.C.W.A constitution requires representation from all local groups within the village so that all can have a say in how the village hall and playground are maintained, developed and in the activities that they offer for the local community.
The current members of E.C.W.A are:
Trevor Brown (Trustee)
Marion Martin (Trustee, Secretary, Treasurer)
Peter Martin (Chair, Trustee)
Mick Walsh (Trustee)
We have also been very fortunate over this past year to have the behind scenes support of our ex- Treasurer Tracy Hall, whilst we have gone through a period of transition with the Treasurer role.
As we look forward to another year, we welcome interest from more residents in becoming involved in the hall and playground and in developing the activities that are available in Eastoft.
Members of E.C.W.A have organised and participated in a Music Night and a Music Quiz Night during Autumn 2017 and a General Knowledge Quiz Night during Summer 2018.
At each event there has been an average turnout of approximately 30 people both village residents and visitors. Local businesses have also been extremely generous in donating prizes for the raffles held during these evenings. Feedback from those who have attended has been very positive with requests for further future events.
Eastoft Village Hall Hire
Over the past year, the hall has been hired by the following:
Post Office Outreach Service (weekly every Tuesday morning),
Private hire (fortnightly on a Tuesday however this group has now ceased due to relocation of the group facilitator)
Gardening Club (monthly on every second Wednesday), Gardening Committee (monthly on every third Wednesday)
Eastoft Parish Council (bi-monthly second Monday of the month together with an open drop in session of all village groups to promote what is available in Eastoft )
North Lincolnshire Council ( Safer Neighbourhood Drop In sessions)
Private function hire, namely for facilities to support events being held at St Bartholomew’s Church in Eastoft. E.C.W.A appreciates the involvement of Reverend Justine in promoting this option.
This year has also seen E.C.W.A apply for and with local support been successful in becoming a
Co op Local Community Champion for Sep18-Nov 18. Our application has been to secure funds to improve the heating system at the hall so that as a venue it is warmer and therefore accessible to all members of the local community. The Co op has also agreed that interested staff can volunteer at our village hall to support in its redecoration.
In addition some local residents have approached Eastoft Parish Council to apply for the £250 Micro Grant to be used for external maintenance and interior redecoration of the hall and to improve the sound system at the hall.
There have been a number of developments to the hall over this past year: the sound system has been upgraded, soap dispensers, hand dryers and and external cigarette bin have been installed, electrical checks have been done and remedial work undertaken, resources in the attic and cupboards have been sorted and those that are obsolete have been discarded, and play resources have been loaned out to Swinefleet Tots and Toast Group which has ensured that they are being put to good use.
The In Eastoft Face book page which is administered by member of E.C.W.A. Has gone from strength to strength with currently over 300 members.
Resignation of Officers/Election of Officers
Peter Martin, as indicated at previous meetings offered his resignation from the post of Chair and Trustee explaining that as he was no longer resident in the village he felt that it would benefit E.C.W.A to have a local resident in the post who was aware of events/resident’s opinions. Peter offered to continue in post until the November meeting to allow recruitment of another Chair. Peter indicated that he would like to remain in E.C.W.A and was prepared to act as Vice Chair for a year if that would help support the new Chair into post. Agreed Chair vacancy to be advertised.
Marion Martin, as indicated in previous meetings offered her resignation from the post of Treasurer, explaining that personal commitments did not allow her the time to fulfil both roles as Secretary and Treasurer as E.C.W.A needed. Fiona Woodhouse has experience of book keeping and although Fiona does not wish to join the E.C.W.A committee she would be prepared to do E.C.W.A accounts ex- officio. All E.C.W.A members present agreed to this arrangement. It was agreed that the handover of the role would start from mid October.
No other committee members offered resignation.
Eastoft Community Welfare Association (ECWA )
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 5th September 2018
AGM at 7.30pm
Eastoft Village Hall,
Followed by a regular ECWA meeting starting at
Eastoft Community Welfare Association
is a registered charity (number 515486)
It’s purpose is to provide, maintain and improve the village hall and playground by raising money through various activities.
We are a small, but enthusiastic, group of volunteers. We welcome new members who are happy to join our informal group. We meet 6 times a year over coffee or wine, at various venues!
If you are interested in coming along to one of our meetings, we would welcome your ideas and input for planning.
If, however, you prefer a more practical approach then we would welcome any support or assistance for running repairs, fundraising, organising children’s events, grant applications or hall cleaning!
The following letter was sent to Swinefleet residents
13 August 2018
I am writing to you today to let you know that I am aware of the concerns in the Swinefleet community following the news that the 4R Group had submitted a pre-planning application to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) for the Swinefleet Peat Works.
I fully understand that residents are feeling anxious about this and I have been in regular contact with ERYC about this matter. I understand that up to now there has been no planning application submitted -previously the 4R Group had submitted a pre-planning application and the contents of this are confidential between 4R and the ERYC planning department.
If and when any planning application is submitted to ERYC, the application will be advertised and become visible on the ERYC Planning Portal.
It is at this stage when residents will be able to comment and object either online or in writing to the Council.
If you prefer to write, please address your letter (including the planning application number and your contact details) to:
Planning and Development Management Team
East Riding of Yorkshire
Council County Hall,
Beverley HU17 9BA
Online the planning portal can be accessed via:
It may be of interest to be aware that a petition counts as 1 objection only and is not counted by the number of signatories collected. I will continue to monitor this situation closely and I share your concerns about the planning application for the Peat Works.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me or my office.
Andrew Percy MP
The above letter was sent to Swinefleet residents.
Check out Swinefleet Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1920402348192467/
What is Swinefleet Peat Works
Where is Swinefleet Peat Works
We are so close to the remedy of this situation but we still need the help of the village people to get to a point of where we can get moving on the installation of broadband in the village that does not have access to faster broadband (to say nothing of reliability which as you know is poor).
I have to report that once again the SSE grant of funds to help us reach our target has been denied. This, as you may remember, is decided by a panel of local parish councillors from the North Isle of Axholme.
We asked for a relatively small amount of money (less than £15,000 out of a £175,000 fund) to enable us to sign a contract. The reasons supplied, once again, don’t make sense. I will not share them online but anyone who is interested can contact me for more information.
Click on the above map to take a closer look.
Do you want to help?
Don’t just think of it as really expensive (as already pointed out it will, in reality, cost you a around £200 in the FIRST 12-18 months only ( depending on your contract cost at present). And that will be spread over those same 12-18 months.
Think of more as adding value to your property and helping the village to have a decent broadband service in place of what it has now (for those who do not have access to superfast already).
Please carefully consider if you can help. If you know neighbours or friends that may be interested who are not on facebook or the Ineastoft site, then print the map off and this page and give it to them. If you know a local business that has not signed up or is unaware of what they can contribute let them and me know and I can talk them through the details.
It really is up to us if you want reliable fast broadband because if we don’t get there then you can sit back and hope that something will be done in the next 10-20 years for our wonderful little village.
6th August 2018 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership
Who are we?
The North Lincolnshire Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership (NLSNP) is a partnership between the emergency services, councils and public, private and voluntary sector agencies working together to reduce crime, disorder and substance misuse.
What do we do?
The partnership works on a number of different levels to improve community safety in the area. From an executive boardroom to a resident’s living room, Safer Neighbourhoods activity takes many different forms. Examples of the partnership’s work include:
- Meeting together to look at changing trends in crime and drug use
- Sharing information and ideas about crime and drugs
- Trying to improve how existing services are delivered
- Commissioning drug and alcohol treatment services and crime reduction measures
- Encouraging young people to take up useful leisure activities
- Working together with residents and voluntary groups on specific neighbourhood problems
The North Lincolnshire Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership
Community Engagement Fieldworker
Eastoft Broadband Extension Update as of 29/7/2018
We now have the final figure from Openreach
Unfortunately, due to making sure that everyone on the western side of the village can be served, the price has gone up (back to where we were in the first place when only 121 premises were to be served; now the number is 149 premises). Due to this we are a few thousand short of the final figure that would enable us to sign the contract. We are very grateful for all of you who have signed up for the voucher scheme but really need for some more to come forward.
I am aware that the cost of moving to fibre would seem excessive to some and this has put some of and understandingly there are some who really would not benefit due to low usage.
However, I would like to encourage those whose reticence is due to perceived cost to look at your total bill for your broadband service (some of you may even still be paying for an extra line unnecessarily) and then compare that to the expected cost of the first year for fibre service through the voucher system.
For instance (in round figures) the cost to me at present for the very slow unreliable system per month is £43 (including vat and line rental) and to get the full fibre service from BT at present prices (I have been quoted direct from BT online chat) would be £54.95 including vat and line rental. So;
Please could you give this some consideration and don’t hesitate to contact us on 07710502125 or email@example.com if you want to discuss the above.
And please remember this is for the minimum contract only even which if 18 months is still just over £200 for the year and then you may well choose to downgrade your speed to a cheaper plane. Please also note that I cannot guarantee these prices as they are obtained at this date.
Date: 10th June 2018
Time of event: 10am – 3pm
We have an alpaca herd and plenty of chickens and sheep that the public have the opportunity to meet.
We will offer trailer rides throughout the day to learn about what goes into the daily running of a farm and look in our pig fattening units.
Guided and unguided nature walks will be ran throughout the day to experience the natural environment. We will have activities on throughout the day for children, competitions to get involved in and plenty of food and drink to tuck in to.
About This Farm
Hall Farm is a 580 acre farm that holds 2,000 pigs as well as a number of Alpacas and Chickens. We also have a variety of crops such as cereals, Sugar Beet and Potatoes.
Hall Farm , Yorkshireside, , Eastfoft, , Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN17 4PG, United Kingdom
Event cost: Free
Highlights: Cereal crops (eg. barley, wheat); Oilseed crops; Sheep; Pigs; Poultry; Other livestock; Potatoes; Vegetables; Energy crops; Salads; Fruit; Flowers and plants; Environmental stewardship
Other livestock: We have a small alpaca herd as well as chickens.
For more information please contact:
Time to register your interest
Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain
What is a gigabit connection?
gigabit connection is the customer friendly name fiber to the premises (FTTP)
We have been informed by Openreach that we can apply for these vouchers which enable the fund to receive up to £500 per premises for none business people if they will sign up to take the service and have a speed of more than 100mbps download (Actually 160mbps download).
or speak to any committee member.