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 Please see our agenda page as we are holding our first full meeting of the Parish Council on the 14th Sept at 7.00pm in the Preston Community Hall. We will be subject to the Covid -19 safety measures, all present at the meeting will be required to provide name and contact details, socially distance, use hand sanitizer provided and wear face masks. We will also have to limit numbers to ensure we stay safe so please be aware that will accomadate as many as possible within the guidelines.

The Preston Parish Council.

Meeting 14th September 2020.

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, 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 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 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.


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.



Council Meeting



The Preston Parish Council meets on the 2nd Monday monthly at 7.30pm in The Preston Community Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along , the meeting has time allotted at the beginning for residents  who may wish to raise any questions. Once this section is completed the meeting will begin. The Preston Parish Council often has a Ward Councillor in attendance who can offer their support.

THE meeting dates are :- December 9th 2019, January 13th 2020, February 10th 2020, March 9th  2020, April 13th 2020, May 11th 2020( the date and time of the Annual Parish Meeting will be agreed and advised ). June 8th 2020, July 13th  2020, No meeting in August 2020, September14th 2020, October 12th 2020, November 9th 2020 and December 14th 2020.

Please if you can come along to the meetings your input is needed by the Parish Council. This year working with the Preston Traffic and Ward Councillor Steele a meeting was held with The ERYC Highways senior team and the problems of the Traffic in Preston put forward, along with a list of potential ideas to improve the Villages situation. In the Spring of next year ERYC has agreed to do a week long traffic count/survey , the first step in moving the ideas forward. We will of course keep you updated. 


Welcome to Preston in Holderness, East Yorkshire

Friday 3rd July . Today I had problems downloading any emails after contacting business support at Kcom they advised they where aware of a problem with the servers and hoping to resolve  asap. Following another call on friday teatime it appeared the problem would be solver by Saturday. This was not the case and today (monday) I have been informed that our problem was unique and they would have me up and run by close of play today,hopefully therefore if you have had need to email you can do again from Tomorrow and I will be able to access those, apologies for this .Tuesday 7th July all the emails are now fully functioning if anyone needs to contact me then please do so.

The Village of Preston goes back to before the Domesday Book. Being founded in Anglo Saxon times it established itself as an ecclesiastical Centre of some importance.

It is situated six miles to the East of Hull and one mile from the town of Hedon to the South. The south western Parish boundary being the the Northern bank of the River Humber from the junction with Hedon Haven and Oldfleet Drain to the West. This drain forms the boundary to the City of Hull to the West and the village of Bilton. To the North the Parish is bounded by the villages of Wyton and Sproatley while the village of Burstwick forms the Eastern boundary and Hedon and Paull to the South.

The Parish is somewhat unique in that there is not only the Village but a second settlement to the South West known as Preston South. Over the years residential developments have been such that the boundaries of both Hedon and Preston South merge at the Westlands drain.

From early times the main occupation of the area was farming and its supporting industries. However, this was eclipsed in the twentieth century by the establishment of the giant chemical works on the banks of the River Humber in the area known as Salt End. These works are mainly owned by BP Chemicals PLC, and are the largest producers of Acetic Acid in Europe.

The population of both settlements totals approximately 3,500 and  expanding as new residential areas are developed. 

(With acknowledgement to the late George Stephenson Author of "Welcome to Preston in Holderness")

Image of the Church and clock here in Preston.