HU12 ONLINE IS DELIGHTED to feature an article about the small village of Skeffling. Despite having a population of only 150 or so, the village has a vibrant community which is reflected in the fabulous Skeffling Community Website. Skeffling, is located near to Easington on the Patrington to Easington Road (B1445).
Skeffling is a small village of 55 houses, but we’ve got a lot going for us with many talented and hard working people making it a lively, friendly community.
Our only ‘facility’ is our Post Office. This is open on Tuesday morning from 9am – 12noon, and Wednesday morning 9am to 1pm. It’s run by our very efficient and friendly Post Mistress, Sue Turnbull.
For a small community we do loads of stuff they don’t do in Hull!
Skeffling Village Hall has justly earned the reputation of being a fantastic night out. Four times a year the Village Hall Committee put on a really spectacular social night. Live entertainment, by well known local bands or singers, a superb supper with the most magnificent puddings, all homemade by the ladies of the Village Hall Committee. For this the ticket price varies from £6 to £10. This includes the entertainment and supper!
Where in Hull can you have a great night out for that price?
The Village Hall is also used every week for a T’ai Chi Class, and is available to hire for any personal or business functions at extremely reasonable rates. It also has a fully equipped kitchen which is included in the hire fee.
Skeffling News is a monthly newsletter which keeps readers up to date on local happenings, events, and any news from our area. As soon as each monthly issue is published it is put onto Skeffling Community Website so family and friends who have moved away can keep up to date with village life. Consequently we have many subscribers from around the world who receive an email notice of the latest issue.
Recently we have started publishing an online version of the Eastend News which is edited by Diane Horncastle and covers Easington.
Skeffling Parish Council Minutes and Agendas are posted on the Website as soon as they are published. This all helps to keep people up to date with what’s happening and what’s going to happen.
The Website was created by Thomas Hessell in 2009. His aim was to create a site to provide information it’s not always easy to find on the internet. Tom employs the old journalistic cliché that stories should always contain answers to these six questions: What? Who? Where? When? Why? How?
One of the strengths of Skeffling Community Website is that all information is displayed directly without the need to download ‘PDF Documents’, which is a bugbear of many people.
One important feature are the links to different departments of East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The Planning Department is particularly difficult to navigate, so a link has been incorporated into Skeffling Community Website which takes people straight to the Planning Application they want to see.
During the past 3 years Skeffling Community Website has grown enormously, and thanks to Thomas’ dedicated work to provide this service, it has become very popular with people visiting the site for all sorts of information. For instance, it’ll tell you when the bin men will be coming, bus time tables to and from Hull, events in and around Skeffling, there’s even the odd quiz or two to test your knowledge and make you smile. There’s a health page to guide you to a lot of NHS sites which may be of use, and a link to our local doctor’s surgery. You can also find information on other villages and the events taking place there.
Thanks must also go to Toni Cornford, who edits Skeffling News and is the Parish Clerk. Toni is a professional writer, and if you’d like to see some of her work her website address is: www.toni-cornford.com
We could tell you lots more about Skeffling but why not find out for yourselves by visiting us at: www.thomas‑hessell.co.uk
Finally, we at Skeffling would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in your round up of Parish Council websites.