Preston Parish Council

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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 following dates have been advised .

2018 dates are : 23rd Jan, 20th Feb, 20th March, 17th April, 15th May, 12th June, 10th July, 7th Aug, 4th Sept, 2nd and 30th Oct, and the 27th November.


The Parish Clerk has been made aware of a Theft from a Vehicle parked on the Community Hall Car park and would like to advise those who use the car park to please be vigilant and ensure they do not leave anything of value in their vehicles . THE USE Of THE CAR PARK IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR  LOSS OR  FOR DAMAGE IS ACCEPTED BY THE COMMUNITY HALL.

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on 12th March 2018 in the Ccmmunity Hall  starting at 7.30pm


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.

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.


 Current Parish Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10.00am - 13.30hrs.  Friday 10.00hrs - 13.30hrs. PLEASE NOTE THESE HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH THE NEW CLERKS HOURS YET TO BE FINALISED.



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")

Image of the Church and clock here in Preston.