Thursday, December 27, 2012



Committed to losing weight? Unhappy with your current weight loss plan? Now there is an opportunity to join a winners programme that will really work for you :

The main East Yorkshire Bridlington meeting will continue to run this successful new plan weekly throughout 2013 at 10.30am The Seabirds, Fortyfoot YO16 7RX and the programme proceeds each and every Saturday, same time, same place. Martin Crossland looks forward to welcoming all members both old and new.

How all meetings run:

At your first meeting, you will discuss the weight you want to loose with Martin and be issued with information about his successful winners programmes.
You’ll be welcomed in a friendly atmosphere and discover the small changes you can make – from wise food choices to perhaps becoming more active. Every new member will be prescribed a personal weight loss schedule, tailor made just for you and each week you’ll have a confidential weigh-in and tracking of your progress, being able to share what works with other members, therefore staying motivated as you move towards your weight loss goals. A member from one of these meetings has now lost a total of 11stone and YOU will be assured to loose at least 5 pounds after the first week, if you follow his plans exactly as instructed.

Who leads the meetings:

Your managing consultant is Martin Crossland who has also lost weight - that being over 6 stone loss

He will present all meetings and guide you through the choices you have with his programmes

The Winners Plan:

With solutions you will discover and share together, your weight-loss goals are guaranteed.
Each week all members receive exclusive advice, to make the following of this successful diet easy.

1st and main venue meets each and every Saturday 10.30am. New Friday morning meeting as shown below:

Planning to take that first step? Then come along to Martin's main Bridlington Saturday morning meeting 10.30am at The Seabirds, Fortyfoot, YO16 7RX. This meeting continues to be the most popular Bridlington meeting for weight loss, with more attending regular than at Slimming World Bridlington and Weight Watchers Bridlington.

New for 2012 was the Friday morning meeting from 10.30 until 11.30 held at The Hinge Centre / Havenfield Community Centre, 19-21 Field Rd, Bridlington YO16 4AU.

Martin's telephone number is 07793 680 821 and you can call him direct now for further details about this exciting plan, which had so much success in 2011-12 and will continue throughout 2013

'I will be with you every step, knowing that healthy long-term weight loss is within everyone's reach & that you can attain the weight you have always wanted to be, in a proven way'

Our programmes are healthy, well-balanced and interesting, giving you plenty to eat and fits in with your lifestyle. They can also include all your favourite foods, then gradually increase the amount of exercise you enjoy to fit in with your way of life. Think about what you might need to change in your long-term behaviour by using some practical recommended strategies. Get lots of support, encouragement and motivation all along the way, not just from me but from other members too.

Martin your meeting advisor, will be there for you at all times and all the way to your desired weight celebration day!

And after you have reached your goal?

The relationship doesn't end there. You will continue to get the support so you can maintain your weight loss once you've reached your agreed goal target. The Winners Membership Scheme lets you continue to get the help you need after you have lost the weight you wanted, without paying a penny more, yes your meetings will become free! Up to reaching your goal, we guarantee that you will always pay less than at a Weightwatchers meeting and this is:

Your very first meeting costs £6 which includes a welcome pack.

Second meeting and onwards is only £4 or you can buy the WLW Pass:

FOUR WEEK PASS on sale for £12 which gives you one meeting free every month.

The WLW Pass can also be purchased at my Community Accountancy Office by cash, cheque, credit card, debit card:

92 St. John Street, Bridlington, YO16 7JS (open Monday-Friday from 10am until 4pm). Next door to Old Ship Inn.

'Weight Lost Winners'


During 2011 & 2012 in Bridlington members lost over 180 stone in combined weight !

1 local lady is more than 11 stones lighter by using this plan alone!

email :

Monday, November 05, 2012

TOKEN LINE 01262 604828

Theatre Tokens & Book Tokens are the most cost effective way to send gift vouchers valid for the UK from abroad. They are also ideal corporate gift tokens. Delivery can be made direct from any address in the world, to anywhere in the British Isles, with free presentation packaging & handwritten dedication if required, currently dispatched same day FREEPOST- ordering deadlines apply. Our 2 types of gift tokens are both national gft voucher schemes, with the book variety being established in 1932 and our theatre variety established 1984 both products class acts in their own right, together here from the original first class provider !

Order over the telephone seven days per week from 8am until 10pm by calling:
01262 604828 (from within the UK)
0044 1262 604828 (from outside the UK)
Alternatively buy online at 


Monday, October 15, 2012

Our Local Charity Gets Life Line For Survival


GRANT AWARD: £409,664

The Hinge Centre Limited is pleased to announce that an application to the Big Lottery “Reaching Communities” fund to roll out community based activities in line with its “Chances for Life” project, has been successful and we are to be awarded £409,664 covering a four year period. Established since 1997 in Goole, plus operating from within Bridlington since 2008, we have supported some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated residents and young people living in these areas, to address the findings and requests from feedback received from members of both communities, by extensive consultation and needs analysis which was funded via the “Supporting Change” fund earlier this year. The project will provide community based sessions and support to young people and adults living within the towns of Bridlington and Goole. Our key areas of support as a result of gaining this funding, will include addressing the following issues: • Access and support around benefits. • Access and support to improve employability, personal development training and volunteering. • Provide independent living skills training, health and disability awareness and breaking down barriers of discrimination and social isolation. • Supporting young people who are classified as NEET (not in education, employment, or training). Developing self-confidence and personal skills, plua addressing issues in order to improve access to further education and training. • Supporting the homeless and those under the threat of homelessness and providing family mediation and intervention support on a one to one basis, to reduce the threat of homelessness for anyone aged 25 and over. • Addressing specific domain weight outcomes as outlined in the “Indices of Deprivation” 2010 summary. • Addressing anti-social behaviour and reducing crime, by providing key facilities and projects in a safe, secure environment, to young people living within the Bridlington and Goole areas. The project will also continue to develop strong partnerships with other agencies, within both communities and maintain such partnerships in order to pull together key services that support vulnerable people, through their transition from youth into adulthood. The project aims to support 1,460 individuals over the next four years. Martin Crossland – Strategic Development Manager said: “It has been an eventful year for the Hinge Charity. After acquiring the premises next door to our original one on Field Road Bridlington, followed by their full refurbish, then launching “Havenfield Community Centre” earlier this year, we now have a direct facility that will support the residents and young people living on the Havenfield estate and this funding means that we can now deliver services from this building on a much larger scale”. “Our partnership working with SASH in York supporting homeless young people aged 16 to 24 and the recruitment of host family volunteers has already begun to reduce the impact of homelessness in the area and the issues faced by young people today”. “The money from Big Lottery “Reaching Communities” fund is the icing on the cake for us. This award is the highest amount of lottery funding that any voluntary sector group has ever received in Bridlington and it will now allow us to roll out more community based projects, sessions and support to residents and young people”. “It is fantastic news that we have secured funding for a further 4 years and that we will be able to deliver community based projects in both Bridlington and Goole, which are the two towns with the highest levels of deprivation within the East Riding of Yorkshire”. “We have undertaken a great deal of research and having consulted with both the communities of Bridlington and Goole, we know that this funding will allow us to support those most in need and have a considerable impact”. “Initial projects that will be delivered are to include an adult social group, art therapy, play activities for young people, community surgeries, community events, independent living skills and support with benefits, training, volunteering and employment to name just a few”. “We have waited over 2 years to reach this point and although we have been able to deliver some services, it has until now been only on a very small scale. This funding means that we can increase and further develop direct support services to promote community cohesion, support adults with any day to day problems they may have, engage the young people plus support them with play, education and learning opportunities. It means that the residents and young people will have a central hub in which to access support, with two dedicated workers in place that will help them in any way they can” “Without this funding we have now received from the Big Lottery we would not be able to support such a diverse range of individuals within both communities, in order to improve their day to day lives”. For more about THE HINGE please visit :

The BBC are covering this story at :

See more details about this award on the Big Lottery Website :

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Student Book Card From National Book Tokens

The National Book Tokens Student Book Card can be loaded with up to £250 and is an innovative new product designed to help parents, friends or relatives provide for college costs, with the peace of mind that money intended for books is actually spent on books. At the same time, it is an easy and convenient way for students to buy their essential course texts. So how does it work? This card is a combination of two gift cards, both received when purchased here. One card is for parents to top-up with value whenever needed - to a maximum of two hundred and fifty pounds at any one time. The other card is then for students to spend on their books. This is just like a normal gift card, but because there are two parts, it allows parents to add value at their local bookshop and the student to spend that very same value at their campus bookstore or online with us post free. So what are the benefits? Peace of mind for parents knowing that the money can only be spent on books. A helping hand for students, knowing that the cost of buying their reading list is one less thing to budget for. An easy way to help with students ongoing costs, as parents can top up the card whenever need and even by telephone on 01262 604828 from 8am until 10pm seven days per week. For more details, plus mail order delivery, please visit :


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Warning About Theatre Vouchers

Be very careful when choosing Theatre Gift Vouchers for London or the UK as you may be getting a poor deal.
The majority available are tied into one of many individual Ticket Agents, meaning that you can only exchange them for one of their products / bookings, which usually results in a very limited choice on offer, plus a very limited time to spend them in.

There is only one official recognised nationwide Theatre Voucher scheme, which is operated in conjunction with the Theatres themselves and not reliant on Agents. The vouchers are called Theatre Tokens and have been established since 1984. They were the first and today they are the foremost gift vouchers for tickets, so please make sure that you are getting the genuine article. Also because they carry 'no expiry date' they have today grown to become the preferred choice with theatre goers throughout Britain, plus around 250 venues now accept!

For more details, plus mail order free delivery, please visit :

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Seaside Stays !

Our Magpie Nest is set in quaint Bridlington Old Town. A superior self-catering period property, accommodation ideally located to explore the entire Yorkshire Coast.
For top class self-catering rental in Bridlington on the seaside, this unique holiday home could be just what guests are looking for. An outstanding two-bedroom exclusive let and one of the very best in town, uniquely created from the old Magpies Nest Antique Shop and perfect to be occupied by four people, being able to also sleep five or six by arrangement (sofa-bed). Can be booked by one, two or three to stay of course too! It is situated in the historic old quarters of Bridlington: The Bridlington Old Town, very near Priory Church and where traditional Georgian period shops still stand and serve customers today. This is a mid 1800's property arranged over three floors and furnished to the highest quality: guests lounge and bedrooms have TV with Freeview and there are 2 x DVD / CD players, plus free wireless broadband throughout. The accommodation also has a separate dining room to seat six and new luxury fitted kitchen with integrated five ring burner, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. guests own separate downstairs cloakroom and utility area with washing machine is included, this being situated on the ground floor adjacent to the kitchen and dining room, with lounge and en-suite double bedroom on the first floor and the twin en-suite bedroom on the second floor. Nothing is shared as you will have exclusive use of the entire property. This accommodation also benefits from full central heating and the enclosed south facing private walled courtyard garden, with raised patio section, is a feature for your personal enjoyment. That area has a dedicated smokers zone, as the interior of the property is completely no smoking.

Magpie Nest is located handy for the main Scarborough Road, therefore if you are also considering a visit to the neighboring resort, or indeed to Filey, Robin Hoods Bay or Whitby during the stay, then its position could not be more suited. Travelling by trainM - This accommodation is situated quite close to the railway station too! Nearby, between Bridlington North and Bridlington South beaches, the historic harbour is a hive of activity, with fishing boats bringing in the days catch, pleasure cruises along the heritage coast, speedboat rides across the bay and North Sea fishing expeditions all on offer. For traditional entertainment there is the sea-front funfair and donkey rides on the sands, plus many family attractions including the much improved Promenades Shopping Centre. The re-furbished Bridlington Spa is now also open for business again and offers a packed program of varied events all year round. Outside The Spa, the gardens renovations too are now complete and offer a new contemporary space to sit and unwind, with the benefit of stunning sea views. On the edge of town is Sewerby Hall and Gardens, where pitch and putt, a bowling green, adventure playground, craft workshops, a small zoo, plus the Clock Tower Tea Rooms, ensure that there is plenty to keep all the family happily entertained. No stay on this part of the coast is complete without a trip to the stunning Flamborough Head and to Flamborough North Landing (where probably the best whippy ice cream cornets in East Yorkshire are sold!). Plus don't forget to visit Thornwick Bay and also the RSPB at Bempton Cliffs. Available to all those staying are leaflets and brochures within the property for all nearby attractions and these are updated regular.

The Double Bedroom is en-suite (complete with bath) and situated on the first floor of the house at the back of the property. This room is light, airy and accessorised with colours to create a mood of relaxation and luxury to make your stay perfect, particularly after a hard day's sightseeing and travelling around our wonderful Yorkshire Coast, or enjoying one of the popular events held here in the town of Bridlington. One side of the main bedroom comes complete with stylish fitted wardrobes - be it a two night stay or two week stay these can accommodate any size of personal wardrobe. The Twin Bedroom is situated on the top floor of this holiday let and covers the full length of the property with views of the old Priory Church. This also offers comfort and style, plus with the clever use of loft space the benefit of a en-suite shower room complete with pedestal sink and WC. Other rooms include lounge, kitchen, dining room and downstairs toilet, see the website for full details, or click on the photos link at the top of this page. This period property has many original features and has been lovingly converted from the old Magpie's Nest Antique Shop - see more at:


Monday, June 18, 2012

Great Yorkshire Links

Since our internet presence began back in 1999 lots of companies and businesses that trade in Yorkshire, or have something they want to promote in Yorkshire, have asked to be part of our global success by being featured on the links page, which we created just for this purpose!

If you have never come across this whilst surfing our many sites, then a direct link to it has been included here below for your convenience:


Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Twitter now has more than 10million users in the UK, the social networking site has revealed. Of the site’s 140million users, 10million are from the UK, which is thought to be the fourth-largest country for users in the world, behind the US, Brazil and Japan. Top tweeter Stephen Fry has more than 4.2 million followers on the social networking site. The company also revealed that 80% of UK users access the site through their mobile phone – a rate that is 45% higher than the world average – showing the popularity of the site to Britons on the go. “Growth recently has been very sharp and the biggest Twitter spike we have seen was after the riots last year,” Kate Bussmann, social media consultant and author of ‘A Twitter Year: 365 Days in 140 Characters’, told Yahoo! News. “People are increasingly turning to Twitter first to get their news and this was clearly seen in the riots. It was citizen reporting that let people know what was going on outside their front doors and that drove a lot of people to sign up to the site. “In the UK we spend a lot of time indoors watching TV or in pubs watching football and both are massive drivers of Twitter use here,” she added. “We love to tweet while watching TV, watching X-Factor while Twitter is on so we can see what people are saying.” One of the key attributes of the social network allows you to group comments about certain topics together, by adding the # symbol to a keyword. This process, known as “hashtagging”, allows users to see what everyone else is writing about certain topics and join the conversation themselves. Broadcasters have taken advantage of the popularity of the social network, adding hashtags to TV show credits. ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘Have I got News For You’, ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ and ‘The Only Way is Essex’ are just a sample of this, with all three forming common Twitter trending topics during their prime-time slots. “What you don’t get on Facebook is this ongoing dialogue between lots and lots of people and TV companies are clued into this now,” Ms Bussmann said. “One thing ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is doing is putting hashtags up as people are still performing, promoting within their own show hashtag. By doing this they are creating mini conversations, then tracking it all to see how they are doing.” The technique for driving Twitter conversation has also been adopted by political campaigns, music festivals and sporting events, with the Manchester City FC bus showing the hashtag “#together” during the team’s Premiership celebrations on Monday. “A lot of people sign up and don’t really get it, there is a tipping point of following around 25 people when it becomes interesting,” Ms Bussmann added. “In the future Twitter is looking to break down this barrier as it is problem.” SOURCE:



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bridlington The Birthplace For UK Surfing

A long-lost letter has revealed that our Yorkshire base resort, was the first place in the British Isles where someone rode a wave!
Previously it was thought that this started in England in the 1920s, however now it seems the true birthplace was Bridlington, September 1890.


Friday, March 09, 2012

Accountancy Website

The Accountants Bridlington which we run, goes from strength to strength and now it is getting to that time of year again, why don't you consider changing yours for somebody cheaper?
On production of your last accountancy bill we guarantee to beat the cost that you are currently being charged.
Vist the established site for more details on what we offer all Yorkshire businesses:


92 St. John Street, Bridlington YO16 7JS.

Office Hours : Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.


Friday, February 17, 2012

My World Famous Neighbour

By Roger Crossland - Senior Partner of The Token House Partnership & Founder of First Bookshop (2000) and Garforth Bookshop (1987).

Imagine my surprise a few years back when I discovered that the most famous living artist David Hockney resided just up the road from me. A friend of mine had to point out exactly which house this was, but now it never ceases to amaze me! As I understand, this was originally his Mother's house, but after she died at the grand old age of 99 he decided to move in - must have been the stunning sea views that won him over! So many world famous artists did not reach the peak of their success until after they died, but David Hockney has been successful since the 1960's and although today aged in his mid 70's his innovative career just goes from strength to strength, currently showing a considerable number of his works at The Royal Academy of Arts from 21 January - 9 April 2012.

The following has been taken from their website at :

The Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major exhibition of new landscape works by David Hockney RA. Featuring vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape, these large-scale works have been created especially for the galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts.

'David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture' spans a 50 year period to demonstrate Hockney’s long exploration and fascination with the depiction of landscape.

The exhibition includes a display of his iPad drawings and a series of new films produced using 18 cameras, which are displayed on multiple screens and provide a spellbinding visual journey through the eyes of David Hockney.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Theatre Tokens - Outstanding Performance

Theatre Tokens, the unique theatre gift voucher scheme run by The Society of London Theatre (SOLT), saw sales of almost £10million in 2011, in spite of pressure on the high street and the continuing economic downturn. This record breaking performance can be celebrated as further demonstration of the resilience of the theatre industry and the popularity of theatre amongst UK consumers in the face of squeezed incomes, high inflation and economic gloom.

More people than ever before chose to give Theatre Tokens, which are valid at theatres across the country with no expiry date, as the gift of theatre for Christmas 2011. Online sales channels saw the biggest increase in 2011, with online sales up over 25%. Phone sales via the Tokenline hotline were also up 10% on 2010.

Sales of Theatre Tokens are dependent on strong pre-Christmas trading, with over 50% of total sales taking place in the fourth quarter. This year saw a trend of late purchasing on the part of the consumer with sales steady in October but up significantly in November and December.

The Theatre Tokens Christmas campaign helped to generate these strong November and December sales with promotions and advertising on London Underground and commuter routes into London, in the national press, on Classic FM radio, and online.

Theatre Tokens plans to continue to grow its business by exploring and exploiting new methods of selling to consumers. With 2012 come plans to work with key suppliers to utilise mobile platforms and Facebook channels, as well as exploring options for the distribution of e-vouchers.