The natives are getting restless in deepest, darkest Cottingham. The local council, not Hull, for once, but the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, hereinafter known as ERYC, has decided that the Civic Hall in Cottingham is "surplus to requirements" and want to sell it off to whoever. That phrase 'surplus to requirements' clearly came from a soulless, heartless accountant and not something with a brain between its ears. Needless to say this has not gone down well with all the hundreds of people who use it for exercise groups, plays, community activities of all descriptions; real people to whom it is essential. So plans are afoot to take over the place locally with a trust to manage the running of the place. Hopefully ERYC will see sense and stop acting like ideological ass holes and remember there are elections coming up sooner or later when perhaps they'll find that they, too, have become surplus to requirements.