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INTRODUCTION The Our Goole team would like to wish our readers a very warm welcome to our September issue as we begin to prepare for the arrival of autumn in East Yorkshire. And while the sun might be enjoying a leave of absence for the foreseeable future, this edition of the magazine is bursting with inspiring local news stories and fantastic local businesses to help quell those post-holiday blues! First up, we have the winner of the 2017 Little Stars competition to announce, and thankfully, the impossible task of voting for Goole’s cutest child was decided by our reader’s votes! We bring you news of Mia Constable’s amazing

charity exploits, as the nine-year-old Goole girl completes her own personal marathon for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, while Junction also features once again, with the arts venue recently selected to host the award-winning Start arts programme for the pupils of Goole’s Boothferry and Kingsway primary schools. In sport, we spoke to Goole AFC chairman Steve Shorthouse about his hopes and expectations for the club’s 2017-18 season, and we consider the concept of town-twinning, and why every Goole resident has a friend in the Polish town of Złotów. For now, sit back, grab a cuppa, and get stuck in to your new issue of Our Goole!

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IN THIS ISSUE September 2017

Horoscopes 30

Events 32

Property 28

06 GOOLE & THE ARTS Local venue Junction has been selected to host


08 FRIENDS IN POLAND What do Goole and the Polish town of Złotów have in

award-winning children’s arts programme


15 LITTLE STARS 2017 The voting has closed, and this year’s winning tot

is finally announced!

21 MIA’S MARATHON Courageous Goole girl embarks on fundraising mission

The all-ladies club celebrates a landmark


Steve Shorthouse chats to us about his hopes for the 2017-18 season

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GOOLE & THE ARTS After bringing you news of Junction’s autism-friendly film screenings in our August issue - accommodating and embracing cinema experiences for all - Goole’s premier arts venue is in the news once again, as it has been announced that Junction is to benefit from being one of Children and the Arts’ locations for the national Start arts programme

In the wake of June’s general election, a key component of Labour’s manifesto was its commitment to the country’s creative arts industry, with Jeremy Corbyn’s party keenly outlining their belief that Britain’s youth demographic should have access to a rich 6

tapestry of the arts, ensuring a vibrant future for children of all ages. Pledges such as the introduction of a £1billion Cultural Capital Fund, an arts pupil premium for all primary schools in England, and the promise of a creative careers advice campaign, all demonstrated

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the party’s commitment to the arts. But one such arts charity already leading the way in providing British children with cultural education is Children and the Arts. A concept conceived by HRH The Prince of Wales back in 2000 - who recognised a lack of access to arts education - the charity became independent in 2007, and introduced various significant nationwide projects - including Start. And now, a decade on, the Start arts programme, ‘proven to build confidence and raise the aspirations of young people’, is to commence a new three-year engagement campaign, with Goole’s Junction one of the cultural organisations selected to aid children at risk of missing out on arts education. With the help of the venue’s carefully selected partner schools, children will make at least two visits to Junction during the first year of the programme, with the first being in September to see a hand shadow theatre performance. They will then work with Junction’s learning team on developing their critical and artistic skills in a number of workshops. And not just limited to children, Start also provides training for teachers in order for them to deliver to arts programme, and help pupils realise their full potential while making relevant links to the existing curriculum. Jeremy Newton, Children and the Arts’ chief executive, is proud of Start and the programme’s role in empowering young people in fun, exciting artsfocused environments,

‘The Start programme helps many children in the UK who are denied the opportunity to engage with the arts. Start shows that museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls are places that will welcome them, places where they can experience and learn something new, and most of all, places that they can enjoy. ‘We know that Start has had a huge impact on children’s confidence, their communication skills, and led to the personal development of thousands of children across the UK. We are delighted to be working with Junction to provide these opportunities for children in the East Riding.’ Nicola Dixon, Junction’s youth and community arts coordinator, is thrilled that the venue and schools in their town are part of such a prestigious project. ‘We designed a fantastic creative programme with our partner schools, and we are so pleased that we can make these a reality. Our schools are hungry to be involved in all aspects and enjoy developing inspiring projects for their children.’ With Goole’s Boothferry and Kingsway primary schools already confirmed as Junction’s partnering schools, it’s sure to be a fantastic and rewarding learning experience for young pupils from both junior schools in the upcoming academic year. For more information on the important work done by Children and the Arts, please visit 7

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FRIENDS IN POLAND The concept of town twinning and a look at Goole’s ties to the Polish town of Złotów

Twin town road signs. Whether it’s returning home to the town you’ve lived in all your life, or during a long, summer’s day drive along the coast, we’ve all noticed them and thought what’s the point? Or where’s that? Connecting Liverpool and Hull via Manchester, Leeds and our very own Goole, the 107-mile-long M62 trans-Pennine motorway certainly has its fair share of them. The more eagle-eyed Goole residents may have noticed a street sign indicating that the ‘Port and Town of Goole’ is twinned with Złotów - a

town in northern Poland. But what of the towntwinning concept in general? While the idea dates as far back as the ninth century, the concept in its current form was conceived following the Second World War in an attempt to repair damaged relations and foster international friendships - particularly between towns that had suffered as a direct result of the conflict. In recent decades - and within an ever-evolving European Union - town twinning has been used more predominantly to encourage trade. Though the WW1 zeppelin raids of 1915 still reverberate in the town today, Goole was only


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surrounded by a number of other lakes - but whether home is a town in the north of Poland or a picturesque port town on the east coast of Yorkshire, we all have a past, a present, a future, a culture, a story to tell, and a way of life. And with our impending exit from the European Union and a rapidly-changing, often frightening global political landscape, friendship has never been more important.

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E PERSPECTIVE: It’s important to think about home security throughout the year to prevent ourselves from becoming victims of crime, but what should you consider? • Ensure that your home is always left secured when you go out, and don’t leave potential entry points open and accessible. For example, a downstairs window or door. This also applies at night. Especially when it’s warm, and you might leave a window open for ventilation. • In terms of gardens, you might be gardening - out of sight of open windows and doors - or even cutting the grass with loud power tools. And in these circumstances, it is so simple for a sneak thief to steal from your home. Furthermore, don’t leave valuable items such as bicycles unsecured in your garden. Lock them up and put them away if they are no longer required, as it won’t be difficult for someone to sneak into a front or rear garden and take them. • The same applies with garages. We often leave garage doors wide open, and then go back into the garden or inside the house to do something else, leaving the contents on display for all. Again, it is very easy for someone to take advantage of this situation, and steal bikes, power tools or garden equipment.

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Various equipment including a generator - was stolen from an unsecure parked van.

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A young girl from Goole embarks on an inspiring fundraising mission

While the thought of running a full, twenty-six mile marathon in one go seems like an impossible undertaking to so many of us, impossible is not a word you’ll find in Mia Constable’s vocabulary. Having suffered from serious, life-threatening digestive problems during the first few weeks of her life, Mia - a courageous nine-year-old girl from Goole - made it her to mission to raise much-needed funds for the hospital that nursed her back to health: the Sheffield’s Children Hospital. With the help of her mum, Mia selflessly spent most of her school holidays completing a 26.2 mile marathon as part of Team Theo’s Virtual Marathon - the Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s fantastic summertime fundraiser. The beauty of the concept is that entrants had the entire calendar month of August in which to virtually track and cumulatively complete a full marathon, whether that be through running, walking, swimming or cycling meaning that anyone could take part, irrespective of age and fitness. The fundraiser aimed to raise £30,000 towards a new piece of life-changing diagnostic equipment for the hospital, and Mia - a keen vlogger who recorded her trips to post on YouTube - was delighted to give something back to the hospital. ‘I like the peace and quiet, and I am

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This month property expert David Leake, of Housesetc reports Property expert David Leake of how government on the drop-off of enquiries asHousesetc predictedconsiders earlier in the year reforms could help first-time buyers get on the property ladder

Would the return of 100% mortgages and a stamp duty exemption for first-time buyers be so bad? Home ownership is at a 30year low, and the market has slowed significantly since the Government’s Stamp Duty Land Tax reforms were introduced. However, the autumn budget gives the government a timely opportunity to tackle the home ownership crisis. Scrapping stamp duty for first-time buyers (FTB) would be a massive step in the right direction, but reforms to the tax are needed across the board.

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FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH Lunch @ Twelve Enjoy a two-course hot lunch with tea and biscuits. All ages welcome. Come and enjoy. Barmby Methodist Church Tel. 01430 434744

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THURSDAY 7TH - FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 7.30PM Read’s Warbler’s SHOW Choir Joined by John Derekson and Amy Castledine, the choir will be performing songs from musicals. Junction, Goole Tel. 01405 763652

THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER Folk in the Bar Junction presents a laid-back evening of free acoustic music in the Walkaway Cafe Bar. Musicians are encouraged to come along! Junction, Goole Tel. 01405 763652

TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER Goole AFC v Tadcaster Albion Goole welcome rivals Tadcaster to the Victoria Pleasure Ground for what is certain to be one of the hotlycontested fixtures of the season. Marcus Street, Goole Tel. 07751 457254

EVERY TUESDAY, 7.30PM Goole & District Over 50s Friendship Club Social evening. Ilkeston Ave Community Centre Tel. 01405 767057

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EVERY THURSDAY, 7PM-8.30PM Evening Yoga For All All ages and abilities welcome. Why don’t you come and give it a go? The Courtyard, Goole Tel. 01405 837100

EVERY TUESDAY, 11AM-1PM West Park Café Parents and Toddlers Group Come and socialise with other parents, share ideas and support. There will be lots of toys available for the children. No entry fee. West Park, Goole SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 1.20PM-3.30PM Goole & District Carers Support Group Free meeting - pop along for a cuppa and a chat. Open to anyone who has a caring role looking after another person. Come along and enjoy a little bit of social time with interesting speakers, trips, quizzes, lunches and lots more. Meet at Goole Library Museum EVERY WEDNESDAY, 6PM-8PM School of Rock Weekly Groups School of Rock offers young people the opportunity to enhance their music skills with other musicians. Suitable for ages 12+. £3.50 per week or £30 per term. Junction. Tel 01405 763652

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After a difficult start to the 2017-18 season that has seen the club lose its first three games, even the most optimistic Goole AFC fan could be forgiven for expecting another tough season - given that the club would have been relegated from the 201617 Evo-Stik Division One North if not for a reprieve granted by the league due to the winding up of Ilkeston FC. But despite heavy league defeats to Glossop North End and Bamber Bridge, we spoke to pragmatic club chairman Steve Shorthouse about the 34

implications for the new season, the reinstatement of former manager Karl Rose, and some perhaps little-known facts about the club’s heritage. What was the catalyst behind Karl Rose’s return as manager? With us being lucky enough to get a reprieve to remain in the division this season, we just felt we needed someone with the experience who knew what the role would entail [Rose previously managed the club between 2009 and 2012], and would have the right contact with the right players. Although they were both disappointed, the lads [now departed player-managers Derry Robson and David Taylor] accepted the decision gracefully and moved on, but they’re welcome back as players at any time, that’s for sure.

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THE VIKINGS START AFRESH IN THE EVO-STIK DIVISION ONE NORTH Ahead of what the club will hope is a better campaign than the last, we caught up with Goole AFC’s chairman a couple of weeks into the new season What’s the history behind the club’s Vikings nickname? There are actually references to the Vikings all over the Goole area. After they initially settled in York, they spread their wings and moved down into Goole. So basically, the nickname was in recognition of the area’s settlements. What would represent a successful 2017-18 season for the club? Obviously remaining in the division is a priority, and with there only being one relegation place this season, it would be nice to not spend too much time looking over our shoulders. The Northern Counties League is a tough, tough league to get out of, so we need to avoid the drop.

We’d like to win the league, the FA Cup and the Champions League, but it’s not gonna happen! Like any standard of football, the players you can attract depends on your budget and the wages you can offer, whether you’re Chelsea or Goole. And compared to some clubs in the area, we have a limited budget, so consolidation would be great this season. I’d also like to thank the club’s sponsors for their continued support in helping us to compete at this level. Everyone at Our Goole wishes Goole AFC the best of luck for the new season, and for more information on the club - including fixtures and merchandise - please visit 35

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