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Kirk Ella & West Ella Parish Council

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Local News

Willerby to get it's Post Office back.
Through the joint efforts of the Willerby Parish Clerk, Wendy Leighton and the full backing of the Parish Council, Shaun Horton our County Councillor and David Davis M.P. plus of Course Wendy the actual owner of the shop,we can announce that a new Post Office is to open on the 6th of February this year.

The shop which is called Wishes is in the Willerby square area a few strides from the Natwest Bank. Wishes will be closed on the 5th to allow for installations etc. Due to the closing of the Post Office which was within Boots the Chemist, footfall in the area was greatly reduced and had an obvious adverse effect on trading. The new post office,we hope , will help to alleviate this situation, and be a success for Wendy the owner of Wishes .

Road Closure Notices
These 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.

Part of Beverley Road Anlaby
From 8th January 2018. - see Closure Notice & Map showing diversions.
anticipated that these works will be completed by 23rd February 2018.

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.

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 HRH 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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