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World Record Attempt in Hull

T’ai Chi Marathon in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

On June 12th, 13th and 14th an attempt will be made, by Sheila Dickinson in Hull, to break the current 26 hour T’ai Chi Marathon World Record. The event to be held in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre is in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Sheila, the president of Lee Family Arts (LFA) Association, aims to break the record, currently held by Michael Van Zweeden of Australia, by a considerable margin.

Her attempt which has been accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records will start at 9.00am on Monday 12th June 2017, inside the St Stephen’s Centre in Hull. The shopping Centre agreed to make the space available free of charge in support of the charity.

Sheila, whose father suffers from Alzheimer’s, said “I find it hard to see the way his memory has been stripped away from him. Earlier this year my granddaughter Abigail and her two friends Emily and Katie took part in Humberside Life Style. Their group, called the memory makers, raised money for Alzheimer’s and they came second in the challenge. She inspired me to take on this challenge, it’s for a very worthwhile cause.”

Sheila lives in Hull and is a Master Instructor, she has studied and taught T’ai Chi as a health art for over 30 years. She will be completing various T’ai Chi breathing exercises, including the Form of slow graceful movements and the T’ai Chi Dance, a series of more energetic moves.
Sheila said “I’m confident I will be able to break the record and have been in training for a while. I hope members of the public will come along and show their support and donate whilst they’re there. I aim to bring this record to Hull in its year as the City of Culture.”

“T’ai Chi is a Chinese health art which has been practised for thousands of years. It has helped people young and old with a wide variety of conditions. People have found it beneficial for arthritis, balance, breathing related illnesses, back problems, depression, memory and many other issues.”

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society can be made via JustGiving by texting CBHX52 followed by £2, £5 or £10 and sending to 70 070 (with a space between 70 and 070). The LFA also has a JustGiving button on the front page of its website http://www.taichihull.co.uk/


Consumers warned over illegal ice cream vendors

Licensing officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council have received a number of reports of illegal ice cream vans operating in a number of locations over the last week.

As many people took advantage of the good weather last weekend, there were reports of unlicensed ice cream vendors operating in the Hornsea, Hessle and Fraisthorpe areas.

Mobile ice cream vans need a licence to trade within the East Riding and a number of conditions are attached to the licenses in order to protect the public.

People can see if a trader is licensed as there will be a pink and white plate on the vehicle and a licence on display to show they are legitimate.
Only those operating as part of local fetes, festivals or markets are exempt from needing a licence.

The council can prosecute any ice cream vendors operating illegally and those who break the rules can expect fines of up to £1,000 per offence.
Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Not only are illegal vendors taking trade away from legitimate businesses, they could also be posing a potential health risk to the public as they may not have the correct food registration in place or have had the relevant food safety checks.

“They could also pose a safety risk, as unlike our licensed traders, their backgrounds are not checked by the council.
“It we find traders without a license in place we will look to prosecute and I would ask people to help us locate these rogue operators by informing the council’s licensing team of any traders without a plate on display.”

Anyone who has information about rogue ice cream sellers should email East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s licensing team – This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (01482) 396297 giving details of the vehicle, registration number, location and the time the vehicle was seen.


Beach dog restrictions to begin for summer season

Dog owners are being reminded that restrictions excluding their pets from certain parts of beaches along the East Coast will come into force on Monday 1 May this year.

The annual exclusion, enforced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will run until Saturday 30 September and was brought in to help families and visitors enjoy the seaside without being bothered by nuisance dogs or fouling.
The control of dogs is also one of the requirements of the coveted Blue Flag Award scheme, which honours the country’s best bathing beaches, and the council needs to meet those standards in order to be considered for the award.

The four beach areas affected by the dog exclusion are:
    •    Bridlington north beach – from the north pier to a line extending east from Limekiln Lane.
    •    Bridlington south beach – from the south pier to a line extending east from Kingston Road.
    •    Hornsea beach – from Headland View to a line extending east from Sands Lane.
    •    Withernsea beach – from the steps to the north of the slipway at Seaside Road to the steps opposite Memorial Gardens.

The areas of the promenades in Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea adjacent to the beach exclusion zones carry a restriction requiring owners to keep their dogs on leads in those areas. 

Outside the restricted areas dogs are still welcome, all the council asks is that dog walkers clean up after their animals and are considerate of other beach users.

Council officers will carry out regular patrols of the beaches and promenades and any owner found breaking the rules will receive a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Last year the council issued three fixed penalty notices for breaches of the beach restrictions.
Officers will also be patrolling other areas to make sure owners clean up after their dogs.

Councillor Shaun Horton, the council’s portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships, said: “The exclusion on dogs using certain areas of the beach lasts just for the summer season.

“The vast majority of owners know the importance of not taking their dogs on the beach in the summer months when children and families are playing in the sand.”

“But there are plenty of other areas on the beaches where dogs are still welcome.”
Anyone with information about dogs on the beaches during the exclusion period or to report dog fouling should contact the council’s dog warden team on (01482) 396301 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Don't give thieves an easy ride!

POLICE are urging motorists to remove all valuables from their vehicles and to think about the security of their vehicles when preparing to leave them unattended.

The warning has been sparked following a number of incidents reported in the West Hull villages over the last month.

Valuable items such as satellite navigation systems (sat navs) and handbags are popular among thieves as a vehicle can be broken into in a matter of seconds and such items snatched before the broken glass has settled.

It is vital that valuables are removed, or kept well out of sight of prying eyes and cars are left secure.

Inspector Andy Woodhead said: "We are urging motorists to make sure they remove all valuable items and any clues, such as sat nav brackets and holders from their vehicles when leaving them unattended - the slightest temptation can be enough for a thief to break into your car or van.

"We are asking motorists to work with us to ensure that we don’t give thieves an easy ride.”

Police are offering the following crime prevention advice to motorists:

* Always keep your car doors, windows and sunroof locked when you leave the vehicle, even if you only leave it for a few minutes

* Never leave property of any kind on view. Items particularly attractive to car thieves are: SatNav’s, mobile phones, laptop computers, bank cards and cash

* If you have a SatNav, remember to remove suction pads, and wipe away any tell-tale marks as thieves will look out for these

* Don't leave anything in your car, particularly when it is parked overnight. Even an old coat on the back seat is a temptation for someone to ‘smash and grab’

* During the day hide items you cannot take with you in the boot

* Don’t park vehicles were they are hidden from view; where possible park in a car park with an attendant or CCTV, garage or in a well-lit open place

Anyone who may have information about the vehicle crimes are asked to contact Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111


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