August Chair Letter : Bubwith Bash & Leisure Centre Volunteers

Dear Parishioners of Bubwith & Breighton


Sadly I’m against the clock today as my family will be descending on me this weekend and I’m ill prepared.  However, I have long enough to mention events that have been and some that are coming up.


The Big Bash, what can I say! A truly wonderful day with lots of people volunteering and assisting to setup and clear up, lend their prized marquees for shade, run the bar, man stalls, sort the bins and flog raffle tickets.  The sense of community was palpable and if my emotional quotient radar was working correctly, people were having an enjoyable time.  Thank you to all who contributed their time and also to those who brought their families along and took part, there would be no Bash without you all.  


My particular thanks to all those generous people who donated raffle prizes and bought raffle tickets (despite my over zealous sales pitch at the queue for the bar), we generated £310 for community projects with a focus on our local children.


Last month I spoke about exploring the parish becoming a Community Energy Co-operative and our aims to reduce energy costs and carbon through local energy generation. We made a start at our first meeting and have decided to push ahead a bit further.  We meet again at 7pm on Wednesday 7th September at the Leisure Centre. If we are to stand a chance of success we will need to demonstrate community buy in, so if you are at all interested please come along. 

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Finally, there was recently a post box drop to all houses on behalf of Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre (BLSC) seeking volunteers and influencers to get involved.  I’m pleased to say some people will be coming along to the next Committee meeting.  We’d love there to be more so please feel free to get in touch to find out what it entails.  Mob: 07748965779.  In September a meeting is being planned to discuss how we get a new children’s play park, I have contact details for some interested  parents/grandparents but would welcome more.  


On that note, sorry but I must dash, a dirty bathroom is calling and I have a rendezvous with some apples and pastry. Enjoy the remainder of August.


Best wishes


Sandra Hills

Chair of Bubwith Parish Council   

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Bubwith Community Youth Club Info

Bubwith Community Youth Club is held on Wednesdays during term time from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
We hold our sessions at the Bubwith Leisure Centre.
We aim to provide activities for everyone to get involved in but above all, we will remain a safe place for everyone to reconnect with friends outside of school.
Entry is £1 per child. Pre-registration is required but a parent can do this on the first day.
Ages 7-16 years but children of 6 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Tuck shop every session so bring some pocket money.
Our leaders Jemma and Lisa have lots of events planned for each session.
We welcome new volunteer helpers even if you can only help out one session a term. Please come down and see what we are all about! Any questions, just ask or email

November News – Remembrance Service, Leisure Centre Volunteers Needed and Cedric

“Dear Parishioners of Breighton & Bubwith
It’s hard to believe that some folk think the Bugle is getting a bit long in tooth! They’d like it to be short and snappy with items at 250 words max.
Ever keen to oblige, the few things to cover this month are:
Firstly, thank you to folk who took the time to support benches around the parish. We are exploring putting seats in the bus shelters first with further consideration of other places to follow.
Secondly, new volunteer members are being sought to join the Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre Committee, I do hope people will be encouraged to put themselves forward.
Most importantly! I can’t let November pass without commenting on the amazing turnout for the Remembrance Sunday service. The occasion was rightly sombre and sad remembering those who gave their lives on our behalf, family members and friends who have served and been lost to us over several generations. The sense of pride and gratitude was evident among the people who stood and paid homage, the last post and fly past were particularly touching, thank you to all concerned.
Finally, looking ahead. I have received word from Cedric, Chief Elf to Father Christmas. The Christmas post box will soon be in place and Cedric has made a plea to children and parents alike to include a clear name and return address on any letters posted to prevent disappointment.
Thank you for your kind attention, please feel free to make contact if you wish to raise anything with the Parish Council.
Sandra, Chair of Bubwith Parish Council,
Taken from the most recent Bubwith Bugle newsletter.

Plans for The Bubwith Daily Mile and Children’s Cycling Area in Jeopardy

Official statement from the Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Moore.
“Plans for The #Bubwith Daily Mile and Children’s Cycling Area in Jeopardy
You may remember from previous issues our plans to establish a perimeter track around the playing field for a track for walking, running and cycling, leading to a pump track, BMX style, and cycling proficiency area at the southern end of the field for our parish children. There would be low-level illumination around the artificial grass track, and an extended terrace as part of the scheme. The football and cricket pitches would be re-positioned a little further south to accommodate these improvements, all part of the scheme for which we have so far raised £130,000 in external grants which are specific to these projects
Sadly for the scheme, the cricket club has, through the cricket authorities, raised an objection to the changes to the cricket pitch, an integral part of the scheme and which we see as an improvement. They would only be “losing” a two-foot strip of the outfield from the longer eastern boundary where it would be replaced by the artificial grass of the track. It is only used a few evenings a year for home matches, whereas the proposal would be available year-round.
A remote meeting is planned and we hope to convince the cricket authorities of the advantages of our plans for the cricket field and persuade them to drop their objection and embrace the rest of the plans which were developed in response to the survey we conducted in the 2020 lockdown and to which some of you will have contributed. The improvements proposed would benefit the whole village, all ages and sexes included.
Without a change of heart then, the whole scheme falls over, including the cycle area, and the grant money promised is lost, we think this would be a great shame. I am very happy to discuss any details with any interested party. The plans are available to view on the East Riding planning department site, reference 21/01907/PLF. If any of you wish to express views please log in to the East Riding of Yorkshire website and enter the reference to make your comment.
Alternatively email our volunteer treasurer Steve Young, who is also Clerk to the Parish Council who support the scheme. <> will forward your comments. The current committee is very demotivated by the probable loss of the scheme and would really value your support.

For the direct link to the ERYC Public Access website to Log In to send your VIEWS / COMMENTS / OBJECTIONS / SUPPORT of this application 21/01907/PLF | Construction of a BMX/Scooter and cycling proficiency track with associated works including adjustments to setting out of cricket and football pitches, construction of a perimeter cycle track, erection of a decked extension to the existing terrace, and construction of a dedicated exercise area and a dedicated play area for the nursery | Bubwith Leisure Centre Main Street Bubwith East Riding Of Yorkshire YO8 6LX

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