Change of email address
Please note to contact the Parish, please use the following new email
Next Parish Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on: Monday 15th March 2021
The Meeting will commence at 7pm. This meeting will be held on line using Zoom. If you wish to join the meeting, please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
The agenda for the meeting can be found here (one week before the meeting)
Most recent Minutes
The latest approved summary notes / minutes of the Parish Council (including Planning Application Report) can be found here Summary Notes of the January 2021 Parish Meeting for Woodmansey Parish Council
Public Safety on (SSE Renewables and Equinor Dogger Bank Wind Farm) Construction Sites
Parish Cllrs welcomed representatives from SSE who are behind the world’s biggest offshore windfarm (Dogger Bank) to its February Meeting. More details of this visit can be found in the February summary notes when they are published, however one thing both SSE and the Parish Council would like to do now is remind residents in the parish of the importance of not crossing fences onto its live constructions sites. With the safety of our residents in mind the Parish Council fully supports the following notice sent to them by SSE:
Speaking at a meeting of the Woodmansey Parish Council in February, representatives from the Dogger Bank Wind Farm provided an update on the work taking place in Woodmansey, and talked about the national significance of the development in addressing the UK’s energy requirements in a net zero world.
“The work we’re carrying out in the Woodmansey area will be picking up pace later in the year, when we’ll be carrying out essential drilling and trenching to accommodate the cables that will eventually provide renewable energy from Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea, to UK homes and businesses,” said Community Engagement Manager, Rachel Lawrence.
“Our construction areas have been fenced off from the general public to keep the whole community safe, and shouldn’t be crossed for any reason.
“The safety of the community and those working on our sites is the most important priority as we carry out this work, and we thank everyone in Woodmansey for their understanding as we continue to lay the foundations for this vital energy infrastructure.”
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in 3 phases known as Dogger Bank A, B and C. Dogger Bank A and B connect to the national grid at the Creyke Beck substation near Beverley, while Dogger Bank C meets the national grid on Teesside. Together they will provide enough renewable energy for 6 million UK households.
SSE Renewables is lead operator for the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Equinor will be lead operator of the wind farm for the duration of the wind farm’s operational phase
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.
Impact of the Covid Pandemic on Young People and Youth Services in East Riding
Woodmansey Parish Council is supporting a survey carried out by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and EVAS to research how the ongoing pandemic has affected young people, parents and bodies who work with young people, in order to focus their services going forward. We would encourage all young people and those who work with young people to complete the survey. Further details can be found be clicking here Survey on how young people are coping during the pandemic
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.
How to contact the Parish Council and how the Parish Council communicates with you
Communicating with our residents is very important to the Parish Council as it providing residents with the means to speak to the Parish Council..
There are various ways you can do this, click here to find out more Contacting the Parish Council and how the Parish Council contacts you
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
Community Support During the Coronavirus Emergency
Help and support is still availble for business, community and individuals during the ongoing pandemic. If you are struggling or need help, ERYC offer support and practical help - see the following link Ongoing Support during the Covid Pandemic
Beverley Covid-19 Support Group and Woodmansey Sub-Group: is a community facing group which was set up by Cllr Jackie Heffer and Annie Kirkman. The Group / Sub-group are working alongside ERYC in the community. Parish Cllr Emma Constable is heading up the Woodmansey Sub-Group.
Contact details are 07909685505 or
And the Facebook Groups are
Coronavirus and Parish Meetings (Updated September 2020)
In light of continued guidance and advice from regional Local Government bodies (including ERYC) with regard to Coronavirus, for the foreseeable future Parish Meetings will be held remotely (on-line) and managed by Zoom in order to protect Cllrs and the public. This will be discussed and reviewed by Cllrs at each Parish Meeting.
Meetings are still held the third Monday in each month and commence at 7pm. These meetings are still open to the public and anyone wishing to join a meeting should contact the Clerk for directions on how to do this prior to the meeting (at the point the notice is posted).
You will need access to a PC / Laptop or similar desktop device. A smartphone can be used, but connectivity may not be as good. If you have any questions please contact the Clerk on email@example.com or 07749 387757
PLEASE NOTE TO FACILITATE MINUTE TAKING, MEETINGS WILL BE RECORDED. THE RECORDING HOWEVER WILL BE DELETED AT THE POINT THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED BY THE CHAIR
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
The Parish Council meets on the 3rd Monday of each month - a list of dates, times and location can be found below
List of Meeting Dates for Woodmansey Parish Meetings in 2021
Important Note: As of July 2020 and until further notice, Parish Meeting will be held remotely on line using Zoom. These meetings are still open to the public and if you wish to join the meeting please contact the Parish Clerk for details on how to do this
Finances (Latest Monthly Financial Report)
The latest financial report for Woodmansey Parish Council can be found here Financial Report for November 2020 (Presented at December 2020 Meeting)
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