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Change of email address
Please note to contact the Parish, please use the following new email
Notice of Footpath Closure and Temporary Diversion
The Parish Council has received the following communication from the developers of the Dogger Bank Windfarm
As we progress with our trenching and ducting work on Dogger Bank Wind Farm, we are approaching a stretch of the cable route that crosses over a footpath in the village of Woodmansey (please see attached map).
For health and safety reasons we will not be able to allow access to this portion of the footpath while this work takes place. However we are keen to minimise disruption to the local community during the essential work, and have therefore put plans in place for a temporary and very short diversion route around this work to keep the footpath open at all times. This can be found here Diversion
We anticipate the work will take place over a short period of time sometime between Tuesday and Friday next week.
We would ask members of the public to please stick to the diversion during this period. We will have signage and barriers in place to make sure the diversion is clearly marked.
We would also make horse riders aware we will be operating machinery during this work.
As always we will look to minimise disruption wherever possible.
If you’re able to share this information on your parish council channels, it would be much appreciated.
Dogger Bank Windfarm - Grant Applications
The Parish Council has been asked to post a notice inviting grant applications from local community organisations - the notice can be found here Dogger Bank Community Grant Notice
Public Notice of Resignation of a Parish Cllr and of Right to request an election
The Parish Council is saddened to announce that at our July Parish Meeting, Cllr Nicholas (Nick) Hart advised that he would be resigning to allow him to commit to his newly appointed role as Chairman for the Beverley Male Choir.
Nick has served the Woodmansey community as a Parish Cllr for more than ten years, and Cllrs expressed their sadness at him leaving; Chair Kerri Harold, spoke for everyone when she thanked Nick for his loyal and dedicated service on the Parish Council and that his knowledge, great sense of humour and common sense would be sorely missed.
Nick will continue to support the Parish Council and community by acting as Guardian to the defibrillators sited around Woodmansey, and we are hoping that he can be enticed to reprise the playing of his bagpipes at future Remembrance Sunday services
All the best for the future Nick
Due to Nick's resignation, the Parish Council is publishing the Notice of Vacancy / Right to request an election - this can be found here. Notice of Parish Cllr Vacancy and (Resident) Right to Request an Election
Free Summer Food Hampers
The East Riding Food Poverty Alliance are delighted to be working in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council in the provision of a summer holiday food pack as part of the Holiday Activities and Food scheme funded by the Department for Education.
All children on Free School Meals are welcome to up to 2 food hampers over the summer holidays. To access the food hampers families need to visit www.erfpa.org.uk to book their click and collect slot at the nearest location to them or call 01482 871077 if they need assistance with their booking.
The Click and collect website will be live from the 19th July 2021, with collections available for the first 4 weeks of the summer holidays.
The Parish Council is also happy to attach a poster detailing this Programme to help try and promote to eligible families. The poster can be found here Summer Food Hamper Poster
New Parish Councillors - welcome to Phil, Harry and Lynne
Three new Cllrs were appointed into office as of the July 2021 meeting
Phil, Harry and Lynne were welcomed into office by the Chair, Kerri Harold and all Cllrs at the meeting and the Parish Council looks forward to working with all three for the betterment and improvement of our Parish and community
Next Parish Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on: Our Standing Order dictate there is no meeting in August - however Cllrs will decide if a shorter meeting should be arranged if there are pressing matters and planning applications requiring comments
The agenda and formal notice for the meeting can be found here if a meeting is to take place
Important note - Cllrs have agreed to a recommendation from the Clerk that face to face meetings continue with the Covid Risk Assessment / Control Measures for the foreseeable future 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) As part of this risk assessment, the numbers of members of the public will be restricted to 5 people and if you wish to attend the meeting you will need to contact the Clerk prior to the meeting - unfortunately unadvised attendees will not be allowed to join the meeting
Allotment Project (update as of May 2021)
ERYC have recently advised the Parish Council that they will be reducing the amount of land available for the allotment project which means a reduction in the number of allotments plots the Parish Council will be able to offer (by at least ten). Despite their disappointment at this development, Parish Cllrs have decided to continue with the project and we are currently processing paperwork sent to the Parish Council. We also have to advise that in light of the news from ERYC, Cllrs have agreed to give priority to Woodmansey residents and to create a waiting list for anyone who is not immediately offered a plot.
We hope to be in a position to update prospective tenants who have expressed an interest in a plot in the near future.
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Update - No requests were made by eligible residents to attend this meeting therefore Cllrs have approved the following Notice Annual Parish Meeting - Post Meeting Notice
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.
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 prov
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Parish Clerk on email@example.com
Finances (Latest Monthly Financial Report)
The latest financial report for Woodmansey Parish Council can be found here Financial Report for June 2021 reported at the July 2021 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