The Great Apple Bake Off

Sunday is Apple Day

Apple Day is on Sunday 22nd October, and will have a whole load of exciting games, prizes, activities and competitions!

This Sunday October, Hall Farm will be hosting The Great Apple Bake Off as part of our Apple Day celebrations!

We’re calling on you lot to show us your most tantalisingly tasty apple bakes to put before our judges!
Your bake can be anything from a classic apple pie to a pork and Cider pasty.

The only rules are: It has to be baked, it has to contain apples, and of course, it has to be delicious!

Get creative with it or keep it simple- it’s totally up to you!

We’ll have a junior bake off and an adult one, so don’t be put off! Any age or ability can enter!

Entry is just £1 per person, which includes access to our orchard as many times as you like to collect fresh apples FREE of charge! You can practice as much as you can eat!

The winner will receive a prize selection, a trophy, and the glory of being the best apple baker around!

The event is free entry for all, but any donations made will be put straight in to the funds to improve our Care Farm facilities for kids, the elderly, and those with mental health issues, and Special mental and physical needs.

We’ll be accepting entries right up to the big day, so get in touch to let us know you’ll be entering!

See our Facebook event for more details:

Contact or call on 07715215718

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Ship Shape & Bristol Fashion

Its that time of year to look back on the success of the previous planting of the boat and set in motion the winter and spring succession of flowers.
That means  clearing and planting the boat.

We are looking for volunteers to help us on
Sunday at 10am 8th October.

Why not visit our gardening club  website for lots more news and information.

Correspondence Address

19 The Old Moorings, Eastoft, North Lincolnshire, DN17 4JU
01724 798508

Club Meeting Address

Eastoft Village Hall, High Street, Eastoft, North Lincolnshire DN17 4PA


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Farm Club

After a very successful summer of Farm Club, we are excited to be holding a weekly after school Farm Club! Over the summer, more than 30 kids had lots of fun learning how a working farm runs at the busiest time in a farmer’s calendar: harvest time! They got hands on with the pigs, alpacas and chickens, tended to the kitchen garden and went on trailer rides down the farm.

There are endless benefits to children attending farm club such as increased physical activity, improved social and communication skills, it develops children’s knowledge on farm to fork process and the environment, and also improves children’s mental and physical well-being and attention span! See our farm club/visits benefits sheet on the website!

We hope to see lots of faces there every Thursday during term time, and don’t forget your Children’s University passports!

Keep an eye out for information on more full day Farm Clubs during school holidays too!

Contact us on 07715 215718 or to book your childs space!

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Eastoft Water Works

During week commencing 2nd October 2017 we’ll start work to upgrade the old water pipe on Washinghall Lane which is prone to bursting.

Our contract partner, Morrison Utility Services will be doing this work on our behalf and we hope to finish within 8 weeks.

We’ll start the work on Washinghall Lane near to the pumping station and continue down Washinghall Lane, our working area will finish by Leam House at Pademoor.

Whilst preparing for this work we’ve liaised with the Highways Department and to allow us to carry out the work as quickly and safely as possible we need to close Washinghall Lane to through traffic.

Access for residents within the road closure and emergency vehicles will be maintained and a fully signed diversion will be in place.

We’ll need to dig in the road and grass verges; all our working areas will be restored once we’ve finished the work.

Whilst carrying out the work there may be times when we’ll need to interrupt your water supply. Before any interruptions you’ll receive a hand delivered card notifying you of the dates and times in advance.

If you don’t live on Washinghall Lane we won’t be working outside your property, but we may need to interrupt your water supply during the work.

Registered Office Yorkshire Water Services Limited Western House Halifax Road Bradford BD6 2SZ

Registered in England and Wales No.2366682

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102 Properties to Benefit

Broadband Pathway Becomes Clearer

Tony Woodhouse  posted on Facebook

OK  further to this we met councilor Briggs last week. We being Sandra Taylor as a rep of the Parish council and I and had a reasonable time.

We learned that BT was proposing to site a cabinet in the grounds of the exchange for those who do not yet have broadband. They have ‘said’ that they estimate that 102 properties will get in excess of 50 mb downloads and the rest (about 10-15) will get in excess of 24 mb.
These latter will be the ones furthest from the exchange. I am not so sure that this is achievable but as councillor Briggs said ‘Lets get something in for a start’ and we agreed on that principal to go ahead.

This means that we need to constitute a small charity to apply for funding and be within the law. The council can’t help in this matter due to having spent all their allocation of broadband funds so we need a community funded operation.
We need to raise approx £44.500 and the council have agreed to help us with applying for grants etc. from the wind farms via SSE.
So initially I have taken the bull by the horns and asked a couple of people to form the small charity and then do the necessary to apply for funding.

These are Sandra (as above) Geoff Moore (who has experience as a school governor chairman) and Sam (my next door neighbour and myself as technical representative.

So the question is do we need more members or is that sufficient to form the membership? I am happy if someone else wants to take it on as I have no doubt are any of the others or if you are desperate to help.

It will be really simple. We form the charity, we vote to apply for funds from whoever, someone fills in the forms, we get the money and put it into the charity’s bank account and pay it to BT as required.

We also make a contract with BT which will include time limits and penalty clauses etc. to protect the charity from any issues with BT. Once the work is complete we disband the charity forthwith.

So anyone who wishes to be part of the committee could contact me in the first instance then that would be good.

A word of warning though; if it becomes too unwieldy it will only cause problems. Sandra has been asked to ask if any other member of the parish council has any desire to be on the committee.
We need to make a move by the middle of October really to form the small charity so I could do with any nominations at the latest by 1st October.

As above we can constitute with others as required.

Please contact me by email and if you want to mention this to anyone who does not have email or does not come on facebook please do so and you can email on their behalf making it clear who you are doing so for.

Hope this is clear but any questions please ask.

My email is

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Goole Not Swinging This Weekend…


ABP will be carrying out essential safety maintenance on South Dock Road Bridge in Goole.

ABP in Goole owns and operates various road bridges in the town, and the South Dock Bridge on Bridge Street (A161) is due for essential maintenance to ensure it remains safe for public use. In order to carry out this work the company will need to close the bridge for a temporary period to ensure the work can be carried out safely.
To minimise disruption, work will take place over two weekends on

6am Saturday 23rd September to 5am Monday 25th September
6am Saturday 30th September to 5am Monday 2nd October. 

There will be a 30 mile diversion in place for vehicles. Pedestrians will have alternative access via South Street across the port onto Aire Street.

“We would like to apologise for the disruption this essential safety work on the bridge will cause.” said Chris Green, port manager for Goole & Hull.

However ….

Crowle will be swinging this weekend 1940’s style.

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