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Forthcoming Road Closure Notices (pdfs)
Beverley Road, Kirk Ella
Kingston Road, Willerby
Riplingham Road, West Ella
South Ella Way, Kirk Ella
Springfield Way, Anlaby

Message from Humberside Police
There has been an increase in bike theft across the area. please remain vigilant especially when putting bikes away after use. People are asked to check their security arrangements. Key times have been highlighted at between 1600hrs and 2300hrs.

Antisocial Behaviour
Local statistics - Oct 2019 to March 2020 (pdf)

There have been further problems on St. Andrews School playing field, for which the Antisocial Behaviour Team have been contacted. On previous occasions there has been damage to the Cycle Shelter, football nets, and youngsters have been on the School roof. If the youngsters are spotted on the school field, the local Police will be advised and the Police do have a key for access. Last year the trespassers were caught after a resident took photos and the school secretary was able to identify some as past pupils. The Police should be made aware of trespass immediately using 101.

We appeal to Parents to ask their children not to venture on the School Field and that they can only be on the field, if they are being supervised by an adult. It is appreciated that some of the youngsters might not be local, however, Parents must make their children aware they must not be encouraged by their friends, who might not live in the area, to trespass. Your cooperation would be appreciated.

You are encouraged to discuss with your neighbours/friends with children, to ensure trespassing on School Grounds and Buildings is avoided. The Council and Police only incur more expense unnecessarily.

Covid19 Emergency - Information & Advice
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Help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following 3 Steps To Safety
See Poster

Latest SCAM - NHS Test and Trace emails
See Pdf Please note that this notice is posted exactly as received.

FREE Bespoke Cycle Training Offer
During the lock down, many residents have been walking and cycling as part of their daily exercise.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is keen for people to continue as the restrictions are eased and its Road Safety Team is offering safe, free personal cycle training to support residents in this transition.

The sessions will help to give adults and children aged 11 and over the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence to cycle more regularly as workplaces, shops and as schools begin to reopen. See POSTER pdf

SCAM - Amazon gift card
This claims to offer recipients the chance to win a £1,000 Amazon gift card. The subject reads: “On the occasion of overcoming the coronavirus, Amazon gives you the gift of victory.” The senders name is spoofed to read ‘ The recipient is instructed to click on a link in order to apply, which has been identified as mal ware. It is common for such scams offering free vouchers to ask for a persons bank details. Remember 'If it sounds too good to be true, it definitely is!

Information update on Services from ERYC
This contains which services are affected during the current emergency and has been issued to all Parish Councillors - SEE PDF

Message from Humberside Police
How you can access support and safeguard yourself against scams during the coronavirus outbreak. (pdf file).

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: 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

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. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued 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

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Parish Council will not be holding meetings until further notice
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A Message from your Chairman - August 2020
Fake news travels fast

On Monday 10th August, the Parish Council had an extraordinary meeting. A thorough risk assessment for the meeting (under Covid Regulations 2020) was strictly adhered to. Right since the year 2000, we have never had an August meeting, we have always considered it our annual break before starting a new year in September just as the schools do. However, this extraordinary meeting was called to pass the Annual Accounts and Audit which by law had to be approved by the 31st August 2020. Ged Lawson of the Audit Service sent me a glowing letter to say how well Mandy, our Clerk and Financial Officer had presented all the documents and that “such dedication reflects that the Parish Council accounts are in ‘safe hands’”.

The other item on the extraordinary meeting agenda was to consider a Government Directive that came to us via the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Our Clerk, read the complete instruction to consider a blanket leave of absence to all members who might be shielding because they were medically vulnerable or self-isolating on their doctor’s instruction guarding against catching the virus. No member would be penalized during the corona virus crisis should they be unwell and unable to attend a meeting. The government stated that any councillor in this category should be allowed leave of absence up to next May if needed and not struck off the Parish Council for missing meetings. (Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that if a Councillor fails to attend a meeting for a period of six months they cease to be a member of the authority, unless that failure was due to a reason approved by the authority). That to us seemed reasonable.

Our Clerk then received an email from a resident, who lived near a councillor, telling Mandy that it would be a dereliction of duty for the Council not to have meetings until next May. The next stage was a phone call from a Willerby Parish Councillor asking if it was true that Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council had closed until next May and then a phone call from a Ward Councillor asking me to enlighten him. He had been asked late on the Sunday night to attend our meeting on Monday. It seems the fake news has now traveled up into West Ella. I would like all of you to be assured that this information is NOT true in fact your Parish Councillors are continuing to work very hard despite Covid. We have received more government instructions about extra items which must appear on our website obviously causing greater cost. We continue to deal with planning applications, health and safety issues have arisen that we have contacted the ERYC about, we have had consultations with the Highways department and environment problems are being dealt with etc. etc. So just to clarify the Parish Council has NOT closed down until May. It is Fake News.

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

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2020 Annual Report
The Annual Report was written in February 2020 then given to the printer in March, and printed at the end of that month. Because of "lock down" the delivers would not accept them and the Clerk has had to store them at her house until Friday 26 June, when the distributors accepted them. The delivery service has now resumed. Please accept our apologies for the delay. SEE PDF FILE Printed copies are available
from the Parish Clerk
East Riding Parish News - website
Fairfield Neighbours Group
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Location of
Salt Bins
See pdf file
salt bin