The Preston Parish Council.
August 4th 2020.
The Parish Council is hoping to hold its first full meeting In September 2020, we are confident the hall will be open but under many new rules including only the disabled toilet being open to the public, the kitchen closed to name but two.
Our meeting will have limited numbers to ensure social distancing is maintained, masks will have to be worn by all who attend (government guidelines followed for any person exempt from wearing a mask). All attendees will be required to "sign in " ie give details of name and contact details for track and trace purposes. (these will be destroyed in line with guidelines currently after one month has passed.
We will of course ask all who enter to use the hand sanitiser, we have replaced the fabric chairs with plastic wipe down chairs for ease of cleaning after each use.
It will be a strange meeting and maybe not what we normally do as we will be aware that speaking through a mask is tricky and the sound can be muffled so that in its self will be very different, we are thinking of more handouts for reading and altering the agenda to discuss the necessary but maybe not the nice...
As we get nearer the time I will be adding info and will put this information onto our agenda which goes on to the website and the notice board.
Please see our News Page and Newsletters Page for information , we have Police newsletters and Local ERYC information on there .
Police 101 number can be used by anyone 24 hours a day , 7 days a week to Report a crime, report criminal damage, contact your neighbourhood Policing Team, give information about a crime or offender, report minor road collisions.
Also Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111 can be used Anonymously to report crimes.
East Riding Buses have issued new timetables to come into effect in June . Please see news page on this site for information or visit Eastyorkshirebuses,co.uk for the full list of services and commencement dates and times.
Friday 24th April. please see news and or planning page regarding the Application for planning permission received today for 9 dwellings on Abbey Lane, cut off date for replies to ERYC are 7th May so please get your objections in if you wish to .
Last week we cut the grass at the Church Yard and the Burial Ground as we have been keeping our Handyman out of the Community following conversations today Mike is to start with the Playing are off Addison Road, he will be keeping hours to minimum to ensure his and your safety but as lock down continues we also recognise that these areas need attention. Please maintain social distancing if you see him, and we will hope to get back to some sense of normality soon. THANK YOU all for your understanding at this difficult time.
Monday 20th April. As many of you maybe aware over the weekend the Government advised that the need to lock Burial grounds was to be reversed , thats such good news I am sure you will agree. As a Parish Council we took the decision not to lock ours and to allow residents to use their common sense . I will remove the signs over the next couple of days as I am working from home at the moment .So please remember social distancing when visiting your loved ones and lets all hope this dreadful situation improves. Our thoughts are of course with all those who have lost loved ones not just to Covid 19 but for any reason . Please stay safe everyone.
Monday 6th April. I have been asked today if the Burial site is open. I am sad to say that no it is not. Government guidelines state that all Crematoria and Burial Grounds are closed except for new cremations and burials. As a Parish Council we have not physically locked the Burial Ground at this time and rely on the visitors to respect that at this difficult time its not something we wish to do and request that they stay away. We understand that this is distressing but for the safety of yourselves the wider community and to protect the NHS we have all been asked to stay at home. I have also been advised by the Church that it will remain locked and that Church Grounds are also under the same rules and they also request people to stay safe at home.
Covid 19 is now forcing a Government lock down and they are asking all workers to work from Home if they can. Michael our handyman and I will be discussing this situation but current feeling is that Mike should not be out in the Community . Therfore we ask everyone to understand that the green areas . burial ground, church yard etc will not be cut until we are advised by the Government that it is safe and permissible to do so. The office will also be closed and should you need to contact the Council then please ring 01482 899411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for staying at home and helping with this emergency.Please stay safe everyone.
The Parish Council has no allotment plots available in either our Weghill site or the Sandhill Site, we now have a waiting list which is available to both residents and Non-residents of Preston, If you are interested in joining the waiting list contact the office 01482 899411 or email email@example.com and your details will be added.
Neighbour Hood Watch in the Village needs a new leader to step into the role. Support from the ERYC and police is available , anyone interested in taking on this worthwhile role may contact the Clerk here at the Parish Council office for further information.
NHS SERVICES ARE CHANGING AT WITHERNSEA AND OTHER LOCAL HOSPITALS IN APRIL 2018 -PLEASE SEE OUR NEWSLETTER SECTION FOR INFORMATION ON HOW THIS WILL EFFECT YOU.
EAST RIDING LIBRARIES. Change in timetable . Residents please be aware that the Library service has changed its time and date in the Village. The mobile library will now visit on a Tuesday every 4 weeks at 9.05am until 9.35am on Weghill Road near Peace Walk .
The next Parish Council meeting is due to take place on the 11th May 2020 however due to the Governments rules around Covid 19 we are unable to confirm as of yet whether this meeting can and will take place. The safety of our Councillors and residents is the most important thing for all of us and should the advice to not hold group gatherings and social distancing still be in place we will of course have no choice but to canacel this meeting
Cranswick Foods Odours. If you are effected by unacceptable odors from Cranswick Country Foods you can report them to the Environment Agency as soon as possible by ringing the incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60 (Free phone, 24hr service). Information useful when reporting any odor problem includes: the location where the odor was detected, date, time and wind direction.
Current Parish Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday & Friday 10.00am - 13.30hrs. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the office will be closed to the public and the clerk will be looking at working as much from home as is possible. This also means for the safety of our handyman his work will be limited until the Government issues advice otherwise that he and I am able to return safetly to work. The emails and phone will be checked and if you need any support then ring either ERYC 01482 393939 OR Parish Council 01482 899411 please be advised that the Parish Council will assist if it can but only has 2 part time staff and 10 Councillors currently several of which fall into the over 70 or underlying health conditions including one Pregnant Councillor so their support will not be available as they are some of the vunerable who may need support themselves. Please stay safe everyone , look after your loved one and those local if you can.