Cottingham Parish Council


A date for your diary – 4th July 2015.  Yes, Cottingham Day has come around again.  Last year, the event attracted over 15,000 people and we hope to attract even more in 2015.

We have slightly extended the road closures this year to help keep our residents safe and to give a little more room for stalls and entertainment. The Market Green will have the main stage as usual but this year there will be an Arena with a variety of attractions to entertain you.  Please note that the police will be enforcing the ‘no drinking zones’ – this includes the Market Green.

Many of the old favourites return this year – the dog show, the birds of prey, classic cars and motorcycles with a few new attractions thrown in to entertain all ages.

The local shops, cafes and pubs will be open to welcome visitors and events will be taking place at the Civic Hall, the Darby and Joan Hall and the churches.  Make sure you visit the Civic Hall where the Cottingham Neighbourhood Plan team will be happy to listen to your comments and suggestions on the draft Plan.

The Cycle Race is back and will take place at 7pm – the race starts and finishes outside the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate.  The route is King Street, Northgate, West End Road, Hallgate and consists of 45 minutes plus 5 laps.  Please note that road closures will be in place for the Cycle Race and there will be different changes to bus services from 6.30pm along the race route.

Good weather has been ordered so please come along and help make this another memorable day for Cottingham.

Changes to bus services from 7am – 7pm on Saturday 4th July

Service 60/60a

Normal route to New Village Road, then continue along Northgate, West End Road, Baynard Avenue, Southwood Road and The Parkway.  Return via outward route reversed.

Service 64

Normal route to Newgate Street, then South Street, Baynard Avenue, West End Road, Eppleworth Road and normal route to Castle Hill Hospital.  Return via outward route reversed.

Service 103/105

Normal route to Newgate Street, then South Street, Baynard Avenue and West End Road to The Lawns.  Return via outward route reversed.

Service 115

Normal route to New Village Road, then Northgate, West End Road, Baynard Avenue and normal route to Castle Hill Hospital.  Return via outward route reversed.

Service X80/180

Normal route to Harland Way, then West End Road, Baynard Avenue, Southwood Road, The Parkway, Burton Road and normal route to Hessle.  Return via outward route reversed.

Service 61

Normal route to Priory Road, then Newgate Street, South Street, Baynard Avenue, West End Road and normal route to Beverley.  Return via outward route reversed.

Route 110 (Stagecoach Service)

Normal route to Newgate Street, then South Street and continue on normal route.  Return via outward route reversed.


All bus stops along the line of routes will be in use, even if the bus stop is not on the usual route of a particular service.

There will be a temporary taxi rank on King Street (marked on the programme which will soon be available).



The volunteers arrived early to find a rather wet village with rain still falling.   Had our luck finally run out?   BUT, by the middle of the morning the blue skies appeared and we were on course for another successful day.

Although slow at first, the crowds soon gathered and we were as busy as ever.   The Chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Pat O’Neill officially opened the Day at noon.   With her escort she toured all the Cottingham Day locations of Market Green, the Civic Hall, Grandads Park, the Memorial Club, the Darby and Joan Hall, the Memorial Gardens, the Methodist Church, Hallgate Residential Home, Hallgate School and St. Mary’s Church, visiting the stalls and the various  attractions for over two hours.   Before she left, the Chairman said that it was one of the best events she had ever visited.

All the cafes, pubs and many of the shops appeared to be very busy as well as the stall holders and the children’s attractions.   As always, the Day was well supported by the classic cars and motorbokes and the birds of prey were as popular as ever.

Next year will be the tenth anniversary of Cottingham Day.   We will shortly have our de-briefing meeting.   This enables us to think about what went well and what we could improve on. 

We do try to refresh the event each and we will try even harder for next year’s event.

Councillor Alan Wright

Chairman, Cottingham Day Committee.

Shown below is a selection of photo's of the day (click on a photo to see an enlargement)


(Courtesy of Ken Bateman)

Early morning in Hallgate - Oh dear 

Then the sun came out in time


Early morning on Market Green

Sunshine in time

Market Green Bandstand

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens

King Street


Grandad's Park 

Juggling in Grandad's Park

Bark in the Park Competition (see below)

Classic Motorbikes in the Memorial Club


Classic Cars in Hallgate




Hallgate from St. Mary's Church Tower

Hallgate Primary School from St. Mary's Church Tower 


Bark in the Park Dog Show Competition

(Results and photos courtesy of Ann and Chris Abel)

Judge - Lisa Nix, Veterinary Nurse

Best in Show - CHARLIE

Owner - Nancy Law


Class 1 - Prettiest Puppy

1.   HOLLY - Labrador

2.   ROXY - 13 week Boxer

3.   TILDA - Chihuahua (late award)

Class 2 - Best Veteran

1.   CHARLIE - 10 year old Collie /Springer

2.   Badger - 15 year old cross

3.   Ellie - 10 year old Dalmation/cross

Class 3 - Waggiest Tail

1.   ARNOLD - Sproctor Spaniel

2.   Badger - Cross

3.   Joel - Labrador


Class 4 - Prettiest Bitch

1.   LOLA - Collie cross

2.   BELLA - Long haired Jack Russell

3.   SANDY - Cross

Class 5 - Most Handsome Male

1.   HOWIE - Collie/Lurcher

2.   BILLY - Jack Russell

3.   Joel - Labrador

Class 6 - Best Crossbreed

1.   GUSTO - Cockerpoo

2.   Maisy - Shoodle

3.   Jane - Ridgeback/Wienerama

Best Rescue

1.   BADGER - 15 year old cross

2.   Arnold - 17 month Sproctor Spaniel

3.   Daisy - Yorkie