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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

Road Closure Notice
Part of South Ella Drive Anlaby will be CLOSED to traffic from 24th July.
This is necessary to enable workman to safely undertake works required for the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme. it is anticipated that these works will be completed by 16th September. See Closure Notice & Map showing diversions.

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

Poppy Appeal Organiser
Willerby Kirk Ella and Anlaby branch of the Royal British Legion requires a Poppy Appeal Organiser (PAO). The position would suit a retired person who is looking to make a voluntary contribution to the branch, and improve what is already a successful part of the national organisation. The appeal is ongoing throughout the year, but the main event is the annual appeal which normally covers the period last Saturday in October to second Saturday in November.

The person appointed can expect to be somewhat busy during Sept., Oct. and Nov. Anyone interested please contact Jenny Harrison Tel. 653 846 (retiring PAO) or Dennis Woollons Tel. 650 907 (branch chairman). Both Jenny and Dennis are experienced PAOs' and will provide lots of support and advice in the organising and controlling of some 140 helpers. Past service in the armed forces is not a requirement. This branch raised approximate thirty five thousand pounds at this years appeal, and the Legion spends approximate eighty million pounds every year assisting members and ex members of our armed forces and their families.

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 Kirkella 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

Latest Message from your Chairman

In May we had our Annual Council Meeting of the Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council and welcomed a new enthusiastic councillor. Our new councillor is Robert Skinner and he lives at 72 Mill Lane, Kirk Ella. He is a Chartered Engineer having previously been in local government and for the past ten years he has been the University Mechanical Engineer for the University of Hull. We are confident he will be a great asset and a hard worker on the Council. The other members of our Council remain the same.

Election of Officers at our Annual Council Meeting as follows:-

Chairman – Councillor Margaret Raymond
Vice Chairman – Councillor David Robinson
Responsible Finance Officer – Mandy Pickering, our Parish Clerk
Finance Working Group – Cllrs. Stan Raymond, David Robinson, Marion Jackson
Advisory Planning Officer – Councillor Doreen Kaye
Planning Group Members
Cllrs. John Bailey, Margaret Raymond, David Robinson
Publicity Officer and Assistant – Cllrs. Margaret Raymond and Doreen Kaye
Responsible Environment Councillors – Elizabeth Robinson and John Bailey

Councillor Shaun Horton is both a Parish Councillor and an elected East Riding Councillor therefore our very knowledgeable and valuable contact with the authority.

We also had our Annual Parish Meeting on 23rd May to which all residents of our two villages received an invitation in our recent Annual Report. It took place on the same evening as a Kirk Ella School Governors Meeting hence we were able to occupy a room in the school free of charge. Once again, our grateful thanks to Mr Church, Headmaster of St. Andrew’s School for allowing the use of a room in the premises.

The Police have asked us to please note and to inform you that 50% of all burglaries reported in the East Riding are through insecure doors or windows. Likewise, over 50% of cars broken into are insecure or have items of value on display. As they say LOCK IT OR LOSE IT.

Please take care and best wishes for a happy summer.
Margaret Raymond
Councillor Margaret Raymond
Chairman - Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council

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