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JUNE 2012

The Ci t ad e l Drypool Community First Investing in Drypool

Flooring Specialist Hull


The following companies collectively made £5400 direct contributions to the FUN DAY via the Village Hall. Without these contributions the Fun Day would not be happening. Drypool Community First (Council) Associated British Ports Riverside Property (Hull) Ltd Norfolk Property Services SJS Flooring Jacobs Associates Ltd Sainsbury’s The Goldcrest (Marston’s Brewery) Listed below are the Companies we would like to mention for contributing raffle prizes for the fund raising efforts in the past; The Spar Shop Victoria City (local Chinese Take away) Premier Inn (Myton Bridge) Asda (Mount Pleasant) Morrison’s (Holderness Road) Tesco (St Stephens) DW Fitness (Mount Pleasant)

any several others.


FUN DAY 23rd June

Markʼs Magic Kingdom Dancing Rodeo Bull Rodeo Surfboard Crazy Golf Bungee Trampolines Climbing Wall Children's Trampolines Superslide Laser Tag Novelty Bouncer Play Trailer Chair ride Swingboats Sports Arena Beer Tent Ice cream van Burger van All we need now is you and good weather.

From 12 noon to 5 pm - £7 and £10 The cost per child for unlimited rides is as last year. Residents Association AGM & Public Meeting in the Village Hall Monday 11 June 2012 at 6.30pm All are welcome. Have your say. If you live on the Dock it’s for you. PAGE 1

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JUNE 2012

School Admissions The school are exploring options to accommodate a temporary classroom and later extend with a permanent extension onto land adjacent to the school which is now public open space. Any solution to accommodate additional children needs more land as the current school grounds are too small. I have registered my support for a permanent solution preferably within the school grounds. I think everyone would prefer a permanent solution as anything temporary only deteriorates with time, As the school grows it needs extra toilets, cloakrooms etc and whilst the temporary classroom solutions can provide this, other issues include moving around congested spaces, dining, hall time for various curriculum areas, break time space both on the field and playground. The whole subject needs sorting preferably with a solution for this and future years. The school staff and Governors have been trying hard to resolve this for a long time. This subject will be discussed at the next Residents Meeting on Monday 11 June at 6.30pm, come and have your say.

Readers Emails Following the recent news letter, I was criticised in two emails for suggesting that there may have been animosity between parents at the school regarding admissions. I accept this, but would say some parents who spoke to me did compare those who had got in against those who had not. It was not and is not my intention to cause friction in the community, in fact it is the opposite. Thanks to those who wrote. They had given their names but not permission for me to publish their emails.

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Invitation to Dock Residents We would like to extend an invitation to anyone from the Dock to join us in a bit of fun by taking part in a Walking Treasure Hunt round the Old Town. The event is taking place on the afternoon of Saturday 7th July 2012 from 1400 onwards and involves a meander around the Old Town, approximately 4 miles over a period of 2 to 3 hours solving clues, identifying pictures and collecting objects as you walk. The Treasure Hunt is suitable for both family teams ( up to 4 adults + children) or adult teams (up to 4 adults) - there are separate clues to be solved by children whilst following the main directions. There is a team entry fee of £5 and prizes will be available for both the winning team and the children’s clues winners.


The Hunt will start from the Winding House and finish at the Goldcrest for adjudication of entries and the opportunity to have a night off from the cooker and enjoy food whilst waiting for the outcome, although this is not compulsory! All proceeds from the event will go towards the project to renovate the Winding House on the Dock as a Café/Church etc. which most residents will be aware of. If you are interested in taking part please contact Tony or Joan Wright on 229863 or E-mail to register your interest or get further information. If you intend to eat at the Goldcrest afterwards please advise when registering so that we can make sure space is available. Look forward to seeing on the day. Tony & Joan Wright


JUNE 2012

Bus Tour As part of our regular meetings with ABP the Port Director, offered to lay on a guided tour of the existing dock facility for any resident of Victoria Dock. If you are interested please either call or text me on 0776 800 8382 or email We could probably arrange a follow up visit after the construction is complete. We don’t know when it will be yet. There are several protected structures, including an old steam crane, on the Alexandra Dock and it will change dramatically when the work starts.

Green for go as Hull City Council approves Associated British Ports and Siemens’ planning application for Green Port Hull Hull City Council’s Planning Committee gave its outline consent to the proposed Green Port Hull facility on 9th May 2012 following the submission of plans by Associated British Ports and Siemens plc. Negotiations to secure and sign a commercial agreement between the two companies continue, with a deal expected to be finalised later in the year, though the planning approval will further help seal Siemens’ commitment to build a new facility in Hull. Joint applications were made for the demolition of existing buildings at Alexandra Dock and the development of a factory, office and amenity facilities and a helicopter landing site, as well as areas for the storage, handling, assembly, and testing of wind turbine components. We are committed to keeping you informed on the progress of this development and, as soon as we have concluded agreements with Siemens, we will be updating you further on the next steps prior to moving into the construction phase.

The Residents Association The Citadel Newsletter Policy 1. All Dock residents are considered to be members of the Association and may contribute to the newsletter. 2. We aim to supply accurate information. 3. The news letter does not support any political party and does not align itself with any religion. 4. We aim to be non racist, sexist or homophobic and allow freedom of speech within these rules, but not be libelous. 5. We will not publish any anonymously supplied information but will withhold names. 6. The views published here are not in any way those of the advertisers or sponsors without who’s help this news letter would not be published. To comment call Gordon Rason on 211440 or 0776 800 8382 or write to me at 90 South Bridge Rd Victoria Dock Hull HU9 1TL or email

Pooo!! One other email from a dog owner complained about the amount of dog poo around the area, this subject is never ending. Its all in the hands of dog owners ( or maybe not). CLEAN IT UP.



JUNE 2012



Available to hire for parties etc.

Available to hire for parties etc.

AFTERNOON Available to hire for parties etc.

EVENING 5.30pm – 6.15pm Street Dance Class (3-8 yrs) 6.15pm – 7.00pm Street Dance Class (9-16 yrs) 7.30pm – 9.00pm LFA Tai Chi class 7pm Committee meeting - First Monday only

Available to hire for parties etc.

5.20pm - 6.20pm Zumba Dance Class 6.30pm – 7.30pm Yoga Class 7.00pm - 10.00pm Chess Club 8.00pm - 10.00pm Sequence Dance Class


10.00 am – 11.30 am Tots on the Dock

2.00pm - 4.00pm Wednesday Ladies Group

6.30pm - 8.00pm Weightwatchers


Available to hire for parties etc.

3.30pm – 5.45pm Adele Murray Dance Class (age 3+)

7.15pm – 8.30pm Latin American Line Dancing 8.30pm – 10.00pm Ballroom Dancing


9.45 am – 11.15 am Twins Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Funky Jazz (age 5+)

7.15 pm - 8.15 pm Zumba Dance Class


9.00am - 10.00am Zumba Dance Class

Available to hire for parties etc.

Available to hire for parties etc.


10.45am - 12 noon Church Service 1st Sunday – Café

Available to hire for parties etc.

Available to hire for parties etc.


To make a booking: call 01482 221854 and leave a message or text 07986 451116 visit our website or email: HIRE CHARGES (per hour) Member Non Member Capacity Captains room £4 £6 12 Commodores Room £8 £10 25 Main Hall £11 £13 170 Kitchen use £5 if using any room in the hall or £10 / hour for kitchen only. (All Residents of Victoria Dock are classed as members) Registered Charity No. 1051351 Victoria Dock Village Hall, South Bridge Road, Victoria Dock, HULL, HU9 1TS Victoria Dock Village Hall Community Association is a member of Community Matters and Hull CVS. New members are always welcome on the Committee.

We have three good function rooms and a kitchen facility for hire. Our two smaller rooms are not used very often, please consider them. PAGE 4

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