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Change of email address
Please note to contact the Parish, please use the following new email
Notice of the Annual Parish Meeting for Woodmansey (2021)
The Annual Parish Meeting for Woodmansey residents is hereby advised.
Details of the meeting can be found here Notice of the Annual Parish Meeting for Woodmansey 2021
Next Parish Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on: Monday 17th May 2021
The Agenda can be found here when Cllrs have agreed the content
Important note - in light of the Government's decision to remove the legal authority of remote meetings in local government, the May meeting for Woodmansey Parish Council will be held Face to Face at the Woodmansey Village Hall. The Parish Council has created a Risk Assessment / Control Measures to ensure the safety and well-being of both Parish Cllrs and members of the public, details of which can be found here Control Measures for Face to Face Meetings (From May 2021)
Woodmansey Parish Council 'Community Grant Scheme'
Woodmansey Parish Council is proud to announce the introduction of a 'Community Grant Scheme' as of April of this year. The scheme will run initially for one year and will be reviewed by Parish Cllrs at the end of the financial year.
Applications for financial grants of up to £500 are invited from any local community group or organisation within the Woodmansey Parish.
Full details of the scheme can be found here Woodmansey Parish Council Community Grant Scheme
The Application Form for the Scheme can be found here Community Grant Scheme Application Form
Any informal enquiries should be addressed to the Parish Clerk in the first instance - email@example.com
Parish Councillor Vacancies
A number of Parish Cllrs have resigned from the Parish Council with effect from the Annual General Meeting. The Parish Council would like to thank Andrew Jolley, Clive Waddington and Geoff Donkin for all their hard work and dedicated service during their years in office.
In light of the above, the Parish Council is publishing its notice of Vacancy - this can be found here Vacancy Notice for Parish Cllrs
Newsletter from the NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Welcome to the first update from East Riding of Yorkshire CCG to parish councils. We hope you will find these updates useful and they will help you or someone you know to access help and support during these unprecedented times. The update below is full of the latest news and events.
It’s not too late to get a Covid-19 vaccine!
It is not too late to change your mind about the Covid-19 Vaccine. Even if you have previously declined to have it, you can still book your appointment. Local GP practices, pharmacies and vaccination centres still offer the vaccine. Book yours now. It’s quick and simple to book at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
or by phoning 119 and if you can’t find any suitable appointments through the national service, you can speak to your GP.
If you have any concerns about the vaccine or just want more information about coronavirus, visit the dedicated Covid-19 pages on our website:
The MHRA, the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organisation have all been absolutely clear that the vaccines are safe and effective, and people should go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so. A further trial from the USA has also reinforced that.
Vaccination programme update
The vaccination programme continues to make strong progress with over 31 million people in England having received their vital first vaccine dose – more than half the adult population.
The one millionth vaccination has been delivered in the Humber Coast and vale region!
In three months, the Humber Coast and vale programme has opened six hospital hubs, 34 GP-led sites, three vaccination centres and 12 community pharmacies.
If you already have an appointment over the coming weeks, whether for your first or second dose, this remains in place and it’s important that you attend it as planned. The first dose of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offer good levels of protection, but to get maximum protection everyone will need to get a second dose.
Over 2.5 million people in England have already had both doses, and we are urging people to come back when they are contacted or if they have an appointment booked.
Millions of people are already benefiting from protection from the virus and we are seeing this result in the welcome fall in infections and hospital cases. But NHS staff are still having to work hard to deliver the largest vaccination drive in our history, at the same time as providing care for everyone who needs it. So, we need the public to continue to play their part too:
- unless you are in the groups being invited now, please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you when it is the right time.
- please attend your booked appointments at exactly the time you’re asked to, and make sure you come back for your second dose.
- and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.
Is your child vaccinated? No, we’re not talking about COVID!
Vaccines are the hottest topic on everyone’s lips at the moment, but the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the only one parents need to remember. Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect our children against ill health. In fact, they prevent up to three million deaths worldwide every year.
Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or seen very rarely.
However, if people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again and so it is very important to ensure your child is vaccinated.
You’ll usually be contacted by your GP surgery when your child is due for a routine vaccination, however, if you know your child is due for a vaccination, it’s best to speak to your GP surgery to book an appointment, you do not need to wait for them to contact you.
Vaccines teach your child’s immune system how to create antibodies that protect them from diseases. It's much safer for their immune system to learn this through vaccination than by catching the diseases and treating them.
All vaccines are thoroughly tested to make sure they will not harm you or your child and it often takes many years for a vaccine to make it through the trials and tests it needs to pass for approval.
You can still change your mind
Sometimes parents choose not to vaccinate, but then later decide to make sure their child is protected. It's best for your child to have their vaccinations according to the NHS vaccination schedule, but it's never too late to check if they can still have them.
Call or visit your GP practice to make sure your child has any vaccinations they have missed, whatever your reason. If you’re worried about the risk of COVID-19, contact your GP or local health clinic to find out about the measures they have put in place to keep staff and patients safe.
You can find out when your child is due their vaccinations online here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/
Dr Faisal Baig on Radio Humberside
Dr Faisal Baig, GP and Chair of the North Lincolnshire CCG, was on Radio Humberside on 01 April talking about the importance of continuing to follow the rules and encouraging
To listen, fast forward to 2 hours 08 minutes using the link below.
Humber Mid-life MOT
A new Mid-Life MOT service, a ‘one stop shop’ online platform containing free services and tools for both individuals and employers, has been developed and published by The Humber LEP, in conjunction with local partners at the National Careers Service, Money & Pension Service, Public Health England and Active Humber.
The MOT tool invites individuals to look at not just their finances, but also their health, wellbeing, and skillset, while it encourages employers to support those aged 45-plus in areas such as flexible working, pension evaluation and ensuring they are an ‘age-inclusive’ employer.
The platform highlights and redirects both individuals and employers to existing tools and services which not only offer key advice but lead the way to activities and simple steps towards meaningful action and change.
Local users will be able to access tools such as HR advice and ways of supporting an older workforce. Likewise, employees and individuals will be able to access tools to assess their finances, any upskilling opportunities, career progression possibilities or any lateral moves into growing industries in the Humber.
The Mid-Life MOT can be accessed through the following link: https://www.humberopportunities.co.uk/mid-life-mot/
East Riding Volunteer Befrienders Needed in our Area
As we all become more aware of mental health issues during these difficult and challenging times, the Parish Council is very pleased to support the campaign of Hull Age UK to recruit volunteers to befriend those in need in our local areas..... full details can be found by clicking here - East Riding Volunteer Befrienders Needed
Notice of Precept Demand for Financial Year 2021 / 22
Each year the Parish Council must consider financial commitments for the new financial year and how to maintain the services it provides to the local community. Like most Parish Councils the main way we pay for these services is via what is called the annual precept which is an amount paid via ERYC as part of their local taxation framework.
A key decision each Parish Council must make each year is to decide if to increase, decrease or maintain at the current level. Woodmansey Parish Cllrs have been discussing the precept over several months and the projects, budgets, and commitments it would be facing in the new financial year. Even though the Parish Council is facing several financial demands going forwards, Cllrs believe that financial commitments can be met by existing finances and by continued careful financial management and effective budgeting. Therefore, Cllrs made the unanimous decision not to increase the precept in 2021/22 and to keep at its existing level.
The finances of Woodmansey Parish Council as a public body are always transparent and members of the public can see how Cllrs manage finances by viewing the monthly financial and budget reports, which posted on the website and are always discussed at the monthly Parish Meetings and to which members of the public are welcome to attend.
If you would like any information on any of the above, please contact the Parish Clerk.
Supporting Woodmansey Village Hall
The Parish Council continues to support Woodmansey Village Hall as an important recreational and events venue for the local community. We recently had the opportunity to help with financial support in the form of a small business grant from ERYC which the Parish Council applied for.
Our photos show Parish Council Deputy Chair Amanda Beal handing over a cheque for £10,000 to Richard Los, Chairman of the Village Hall Committee. Amanda commented "The Parish Council is aware the Committee has suffered considerable revenue loss during this dreadful pandemic and we hope this cheque will go someway to ensuring the Village Hall will continue as a valuable asset to the local community"
Photographs are courtesy of DILLON BRYDEN - PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO OPERATIONS
Dog Fouling Concerns (Updated as of February 2021)
The Parish Council is about to renew efforts to address residents concerns with regard to a very small minority of people not cleaning up after their dog.
However residents have a clear role to play in helping the Parish Council and ERYC deal with this issue, and the culprits need reporting - the consensous of all involved in trying to address this problem is that it will continue until people are prosecuted.
The Parish Council is promoting a new scheme aimed at involving young people in environmental projects, called 'Green Influencers' and at our last Parish meeting Cllrs agreed to engage with local schools and youth bodies with regard to a number of green projects in the area, which may include creating flower beds in the parks, bird watching facilities, and creating habitat for wildlife and bugs.
More information about the scheme can be found on the links below and keep your eyes open on our Facebook page and website for more information on how the Parish Council will promote projects under the scheme.
The Parish Council is currently considering setting up allotment plots on Long Lane / a plot of land adjoining the Village Hall…… the project is in its early stages with many matters to be determined, including timeframe, however the first step is to establish GENUINE / SERIOUS interest in taking on a plot and is inviting GENUINE / SERIOUS expressions of interest in order for the Parish Council to determine if to proceed with the project.
Plots are likely to differ in size and cost but will be in the region of £20 - £30 per annum and formal tenancy agreements will be put in place which any potential tenants would be expected to observe
Any residents who would be interested in undertaking a tenancy please email (preferred) or write to the Parish Clerk entitled 'Expression of Interest for an Allotment Plot', with your name and contact details no later than Monday, 15th February.
Address 27 Willowgarth, Eastrington Village, Nr Howden. DN14 7QP
Please note an Expression of Interest does not commit the Parish Council to allocating you a plot at this time.
Your contact details will not be given to any third party without your permission and are requested and will be kept entirely for the reasons given above.
Humberside Police - Covid 19 Vaccine Scam
We have been informed about a new scam that is being circulated, but looks very believable. It starts with a text, seemingly from the NHS saying that you are now eligible to apply for the new vaccine and to click on the link to apply.
The link takes you to a website, which looks genuine and asks the user to complete a form asking for the following information.
- Date of Birth
- Payment card details
- Proof of address
As you can see from the above, this should automatically ring alarm bells, as we all know, the vaccine is FREE.
Please follow this advice:
- Do NOT click on links in unknown texts - always check it first
- NEVER give out your personal details.
With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue as fraudsters look to take advantage of the rollout.
Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place.
If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 1232040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.
Woodmansey Village Hall
The Village Hall Committee is looking for volunteers to join the Committee and help manage this important asset for the local community. For further details please contact Christine Baldwin, 01482 888611
Woodmansey Parks (Updated November 2020)
In light of Government guidelines for Parks and Playgrounds during the new nationwide lockdown, (as of 1st November) the two parks managed by the Parish Council (King Street and Southwood) will remain open for both exercise and recreation. However this is strictly subject to the observation of the following measures taken from the risk assessment carried out by Woodmansey PC to deal with the risk of Covid-19
In accordance with Government guidance this playground is now open. Woodmansey Parish Council has created a risk assessment to minimise risk of the transmission of Covid-19. However, it is impossible to entirely remove all risk and therefore anyone using the playground does so at their own risk and take personal responsibility for their (and their children) well-being by observing the following measures. Woodmansey Parish Council will monitor the situation and if Cllrs feel the following risk assessment measures are not being observed, it will not hesitate to close the playground again.
• if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating, then you must not visit our playgrounds
• no more than 10 people should be in the playground at any time and try and limit your visit to one hour to allow others to use the playground.
• only one parent / guardian should enter the playground to supervise their child or children and only children from the same household or bubble should use a piece of play equipment at the same time
you and your children should stay at least 2 metres apart from others unless they are from the same household or bubble - or 1 metre if you are wearing face coverings
• sanitise your children’s hands before and after they use the equipment - scientific advice suggests that the virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. It is recommended you sanitise hands after using each piece of equipment in the playground
• there should be no eating or drinking while in the playground and encourage children to avoid putting their mouths on equipment, their hands in their mouths, or to touch their face
• leave the playground clean and tidy for others, take your litter home with you or put it any bins provided
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org__________________________________________________________________
Finances (Latest Monthly Financial Report)
The latest financial report for Woodmansey Parish Council can be found here
Woodmansey Village Hall is owned by East Riding Council and run by the Village Hall Committee.
Village Hall Bookings: Please contact the booking clerk, Christine Baldwin, on 01482 888611