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Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council

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Local News

Car Break-Ins

Recently we know of two break ins on Elveley, one on The Fairway and two at Hull Golf Club. However we have been made aware of a few others that were not reported. Even if you have security gates many drives can still be accessed by other means. Also cctv is a good deterrent but it seems the thieves know how to turn them away and also if they wear hoodies, which they all seem to have been wearing, their faces cannot be identified.

If you think that your car has been tampered with or see anything suspicious DO inform the Police. They want to know. THEN tell us and we will circulate the information around our grapevine. Also several residents have cctv on their drives and many have been very helpful in looking through footage to try to find the culprits and time of the crime. In the meantime keep vigilant and leave nothing of value in your vehicle whatsoever.

Please inform your elderly neighbours that may not be on the internet. Should anyone wish to join us please leave us a message on with your name and address and we will get back to you.

Road Closure Notices
The closures are necessary to undertake works required for the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme.
Work is taking much longer than anticipated.

Woodland Drive Anlaby (part of)
From 8th November - it is anticipated works will be completed by 23rd January 2018. See Closure Notice & Map showing diversions.

Beverley Road Anlaby (part of)
From 5 Sept - See Closure Notice & Map showing diversions.

Traffic on the A164
A new roundabout is set to be 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.

A Message from your Chairman – Willerby Post Office
Many of you have expressed great concern about the closure of the Willerby Square Post Office, following the resignation of the Postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use. Kirk Ella residents have already lost their own Kirk Ella Post Office that was actually making a profit at the time. Parish Councillors, local East Riding Councillors and even David Davis, our M. P. battled to keep it open, even appealing on Look North local news, but regretfully the Post Office Authorities were determined to close it. Now it is very much hoped that the closure of Willerby Post Office will only be a temporary measure as is stated in the letter for the public.

Alternative premises are needed as quickly as possible so that they can be fitted out with the required facilities needed to operate as a Post Office. It would be preferable if these could be found at the Willerby Square or at least very close, possibly in Main Street, Willerby. With this foremost in mind Mandy, our Parish Clerk has written an excellent letter to Ms. Allison Wallace, the Network Operations Manager in London, on behalf of the Parish Councillors. See pdf file
Councillor Margaret Raymond, Chairman Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council
Be reassured that we will continue to support residents’ struggle to save this vital service for the community.

Safe And Sound Grant
Are you in need of additional security measures in your home such as: Additional locks for doors and windows, Door Chains, Door Viewers, Window Alarms or Security Lights?
To qualify for assistance applicants must be:
• Aged over 60 or disabled;
• A homeowner or private sector tenant / Housing Association tenant.
See Poster * General Information * Application form * Landlord consent form.

Annual Report
The printed copies of the Parish Council Annual report have now been distributed. It is available on line - see Annual Report 2017
To print use this file

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

November Message from your Chairman

We are now at our busiest time of the year, with bulb planting, Remembrance Sunday, the coffee morning to celebrate the Queen’s platinum wedding anniversary and the official switching on of the village Christmas lights, besides all our obvious routine work. The Parish Councillors placed a usual order for daffodil bulbs to enhance the villages’ environment. Cllr. Elizabeth Robinson is an expert at distributing bulbs and both co-opting volunteers to plant and planting herself. If you are willing to help her with just one hour of your time please telephone 651 069. She will be delighted to hear from you.

Several of your Parish Councillors will be attending the Remembrance Sunday service at St. Andrew’s Church. At the end of the service Councillor Margaret Raymond will lay our wreath at the memorial in the churchyard. Councillor Stan Raymond has already attached our second wreath to the West Ella Memorial. We all feel very strongly that it is the least we can do to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice by the loss of their lives, in fact we would love to see the West Ella Memorial restored to its original state.

Our Queen and H.R.H. Prince Philip will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on 20th November, a fantastic milestone well worth commemorating. As a tribute we are holding a special coffee morning 10am – 12noon at the Wheatsheaf Public House on the actual day, Monday 20th November. All proceeds will go to your villages’ funds. Councillor Doreen Kaye booked the premises several months ago and there will be several stalls including a tombola with a prize EVERY time and the W.I. will have a large stall of homemade cakes and preserves. Councillor David Robinson will be taking his display of historical photos of our villages and this will include information about our latest discovery. It is a joint effort, all the Councillors will be there each with a job. The admission of £2 includes your coffee. We hope as many as possible of you will be there to support us.

The official switching on of the Village’s Christmas lights, organised by Councillor Doreen Kaye and our very able Parish Clerk, Mandy Pickering, will take place the following Saturday 25th November at 4pm at the centre of Kirk Ella outside the Wheatsheaf. The junior choir of St. Andrew’s School, trained by Mrs Markham with the support of Mr. Church, the Head, will sing carols. The Head Boy and Head Girl of Wolfreton Academy School have agreed to do the honours of the actual switching on. We feel this way we will be including all ages.

This will bring us to the Christmas season, our good wishes to all our residents,
stay safe and take care.

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

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