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Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council

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Major Planning Application Submitted
On Land South of 21 Great Gutter Lane for erection of 131 dwellings.
ERYC Reference 19/01041/STPLF DIRECT LINK

Tackling Anti Social Behaviour
The team has responsibility for the Safe and Sound Grant, a scheme to help residents stay safe in their own home. It is here to help those who suffer from anti social behaviour and our website provides helpful information on anti social behaviour and what can be done to tackle it: http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/anti-social-behaviour/ We rely on information that residents pass on and we encourage you to use our website and report anti social behaviour to Humberside Police on 101 or your Anti Social Behaviour team on 01482 396 380.
See latest Reports

Postal Scams
Information from Royal Mail (pdf file)

Traffic on the A164
A new roundabout is being built on one of the region's busiest roads. The £4.2m scheme will see an improved junction lay-out on the A164 between Kirk Ella and Swanland - see South Hunsley Ward Councillor's page for more details.

Drone Information
Information on how to fly drones safely and legally - See Drone Code pdf

Dog Fouling
A general reminder to all dog walkers that they have to clean up after their dog, whatever the weather or leaf or snow cover. The same applies to the hours of darkness - you need a torch. There are plenty of litter bins throughout the Parish, so please pick it up. When the children are encouraged to walk to school it is only fair that dog mess is picked up. In the last few months East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued 2 Fixed Penalty Notices in Kirk Ella for failure to clear up after a dog has fouled.

If any resident can identify a dog walker who does not clean up, with the time and place, they should report it to ERYC, and the dog warden will try to visit the area. We have some stickers and will be affixing these to the lamp posts around Pine. Meadows. If any resident knows of other areas where more stickers are needed, please let us know. When the pavement is dry, we will use the Parish Council stencil and spray paint but it is not suitable in wet and cold weather. Liz and Tom kirkellagrapevine@gmail.com

Location of
Salt Bins
See pdf file

A Message from your Chairman - November 2019

The members of your Parish Council have been very busy lately with the run up to Christmas, Councillors Stan Raymond, Neil Oakes and myself plus Mandy, our Clerk, met with the lighting engineer to discuss the possibility of extending our village Christmas lighting to the other side of Packman Lane, so that both sides of the centre of the village are illuminated. This would necessitate the purchase of extra lights by the Parish Council and the need for an extra electricity supply which has kindly been offered by Cllr. Neil Oakes. This is now going ahead and should be in place for the switch on, at 4pm on Saturday November 30th. The lights on the tree and the buildings will be shining and St. Andrew’s Primary School children will sing carols. They are a delight to watch. Councillor Doreen Kaye helped by our Clerk, Mandy Pickering, has taken much time planning the occasion in detail. It is an annual event which takes place in the forecourt of The Wheatsheaf Public House. We look forward to welcoming you at this happy occasion.

Councillors Neil Oakes, Elizabeth Robinson and I have had a meeting with the Highways Engineers close to the new roundabout on the A164, to clarify one or two points. The new roundabout will be opened soon but with the increased volume of traffic, residents are concerned that heavy vehicles may choose to take a short cut through our village. This has been of great concern to all of us especially to Cllr. John Bailey who keeps pressing for a weight restriction to be put in place.

Remembrance Sunday was a chance for us all to think in earnest about those who sacrificed their lives in the war. Councillors David Robinson, John Bailey, Elizabeth Robinson and I attended St. Andrew’s Church service at the end of which I felt honoured to represent the community and lay the Parish Council poppy wreath at the memorial in the churchyard. Earlier in the week, Cllrs. John Bailey and Stan Raymond had placed the wreaths at the two memorials in West Ella village.

Each year Cllr. Elizabeth Robinson does a marvellous job of distributing sacks of daffodil bulbs to the volunteers who help her with the planting. It is a difficult task to get volunteers but when the spring comes we all benefit from the beautiful rural environment that we live in. We are all grateful to her team of workers and she would appreciate any extra helpers willing to give a little time and join her.

I am very happy to report that Councillor Stan Raymond has now mounted another blue plaque on a building on our Heritage Trail making a total of twenty two. Out latest one is our first in School Lane so see if you can spot it!

On that happy note may I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Margaret Raymond

Councillor Margaret Raymond
Chairman - Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council

This message is also available as a pdf

Parish Council Annual Report - 2019
See pdf file (large file)
(also available as A4 page format - very large file 11Mb)

East Riding Parish News - website
Fairfield Neighbours Group
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