Notes of second meeting to discuss The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Meeting held on 5 March 2022

There were 20 people present, including Councillors Helen Stevens, Carl Stevens, Kevin Woolass and Sam Taylor-Dunn, 6 War Memorial Hall committee members and members of the public. 

Councillor Helen Stevens led the meeting and advised that the Parish Council had secured a £500 grant from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and also that Gilberdyke Garden Centre have promised to donate a yew tree for a commemorative tree-planting that will probably take place at the pond.

The hall is to provide the BBQ, teas and cakes etc and the bar. There will be music inside and outside the hall, and possibly a display inside the hall of the history of Gilberdyke and the surrounding area. Various people have connections they can use to try and book a band. 

Alpacas from North Cave and a dog show are being planned – the War Memorial Hall committee is to discuss this their next meeting, as dogs are not allowed on any hall property at the moment. Possibly a one-time dispensation can be arranged. Clean-up after the animals must be arranged.

Other ideas included a tractor and/or classic car show, the Women’s Institute is prepared to do some kind of display. 5-a-side football, welly-throwing, fancy dress parade, a talent show, face painting, hook a duck, a fire-engine, the village Green Goddess, and ice-cream van were all mentioned. Raffles, tombola and craft stalls will be invited. Sue P. to write to Tesco, Morrisons etc for donations for raffle prizes, also will contact the flower company at Newport. The St. John’s Ambulance will be asked to attend, Councillor Helen Stevens to arrange through her mother. People will be allowed to have picnics on the field.

Ideas also included the adults wearing fashions from the 50s through 2022, and possibly inviting a swing-dance gruop from Howden to give a display.

There will be a meeting at 8pm on Thursday 7th March to work out a timetable, and another meeting on Saturday 9th April at 10am to finalise everything.