Preston Parish Council

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Please be aware that the Parish Office will be closed the week commencing 8th August 2016 and will reopen 10am 22nd August 2016.

 

Bus Services Consultation. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently consulting residents on a proposal for a new network of bus services. This proposal will affect users of supported bus services. Drop-in consultation session for the Preston area is Alexandra Hall, Hedon Thursday 4th August 2016 between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

 

Walks in the East Riding.  Details of PROW in the East Riding with local walks details. Click on Parish Information and then Leisure.

 

 

Cranswick Foods Odours.  If you are effected by unacceptable odours 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 (Freephone, 24hr service). Information useful when reporting any odour problem includes: the location where the odour was detected, date, time and wind direction.

 

The Council currently has allotment plots available at it's Weghill Road and Sandhills sites. 2016/17 rents are: residents £6 and non residents £10.

Lead thefts. Following the recent spate of leads thefts in the area the Police have issued the following advice (click on link to open)/Data/Sites/39/media/general/lead-thefts.docx

Latest from Yorkshire Water: Following detailed investigation carried out with the help of independent international experts, the company has developed a £30m action plan consisting of around 50 different improvements which will improve how waste water that comes into the site is treated. The company has committed to delivering a significant amount of the improvements by summer 2016. Y.W. is also looking to work with industrial customers in the area to trial new measures to help control the quality and quantity of waste water that arrives at the Saltend Site.

In order to thank local residents for their patience whilst the investment is carried out the company is setting up a £75,000 community fund to provide grants to local organisations for projects in a range of areas including environmental improvements, education and work with vulnerable people. Further details of how organisations can apply to the fund will be announced shortly.

For the latest update from Yorkshire Water on the Hedon Road Water Treatment Plant go to Parish Council Information click on news and scroll down the Yorkshire Water page.

 

Date of the next  Parish Council meeting 18/ 07/ 2016  7.30pm at the Preston Community Hall.

 Current Parish Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday 10.00am - 14.30hrs.  Friday 10.00hrs - 13.30hrs.

 

     

Council Meeting

Council meetings are held at the Preston Community Hall on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm..

 

 

Welcome to Preston in Holderness, East Yorkshire

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")