Sunday 10th May
Well the Government once again has issued some new guidelines and we as a Parish Council will review to see how this affects us here in the village. Mike our handyman is now up and running and has been working on the Lyche gate at the Burial Ground ready for repainting , the roof has been repaired along with the main gates as it appears the Pillars had been damaged and were in need of being rebuilt and the gate rehung. Also big thanks to the resident who advised the downfall pipe had been pulled from the wall at the Playing fields Pavillion Mike is measuring up to get a replacement.
Thursday 13th May sees the last of the Hamper deliveries kindly donated by Cranswick Country Foods and delivered by the Parish Council staff and members, as a Parish Council we cant thank Cranswick Foods enough as they will have gifted over 300 hampers to the village by Thursday.
As clerk I will be continuing to work from home as much as possible but will visit and hopefully over the coming weeks and months be in a position to work in the office more.
Monday 11th May should have been the date of our Annual meeting and our Annual Parish meeting ,these meeting can now with advice from Legal Affairs at the ERYC be put back until May 2021 , however we continue to work together via email and phone and continue to chase up some of the items we under took before lock down and social distancing was introduced . Cllrs Ireland and Catterick along with Mrs Ferguson from the PTG have kept up contact with Eryc regarding traffic in the village .Whilst the village has naturally gone quiet over the last few weeks the problems will be back.
Friday 23rd April.
I have today received a notification from ERYC regarding the planning application for Abbey Lane . I have put the planning reference on the page on this site for planning so if you wish to comment on the application please see the reference number , log in to ERYC planning portal or ring or write to them.
The Chair , myself and Cllr Mendham have obtained another delivery of meat parcels from Cranswick Country foods and we have located another 60 addresses we will deliver to, we believe another delivery the following week will be made and we will continue to identify residents to make these available to.
Please stay safe everyone and enjoy the weekend.
Monday 20th April.
over the last two weeks Clls Mendham and Catterick have been working with Cranswick Foods who very kindly agreed to support the residents of Preston with 150 food parcels, their wish was that these parcels went to the elderly and vunerable in the village. As a Parish Council we do not have specific demographic information regarding the health status or the age of our residents so we would like to thank the residents who supported us in identifying people in the village who we believed met the criteria. We took the first 50 boxes on Thursay 9th April and the next 100 on Friday 17th April.A huge thanks to Cllrs Mendham and Catterick for giving up their valuable time to support this fantastic and generous gift from Cranswick Foods. The 3 of us hope all those who received a parcel enjoyed the food and it gave us enormous pleasure to deliver them to you all even though on Friday I personnaly covered 17.5km and 27000 steps and was in bed by 9.30pm who would have thought Preston was that big...
Brilliant news over the weekend regarding Burial Grounds we have been advised that they do not now need to be closed so thats such a relief as the thought of locking people out of visiting their loved ones was just horrible. As a Parish Council we took the decision not to lock our Burial Ground but to advise that the Government had issued rules to stay they should be locked but we where happy to trust the common sense of anyone making a visit. Please remember social distancing rules if you do visit your loved ones and that it is not one of reasons we may leave our homes so take care.
Also the Burial Ground has sadly had a tree that has split and after having it looked at a few weeks ago we have been advise that it must come down. The tree has we estimate been there for 100 years and as such its a sad day that it must go. The company doing the work are to make the tree safe over the next week as cutting it down can not be done until social distancing rules have been relaxed as it requires a large team to all work in unison . The cost of removing the tree will be £1850.00 which the Parish Council will have to pay for. Your Precept runs the Parish Council annually and we do as a council have a reserve for such emergencies and in this case the funds will from the reserve .
Tuesday 14th April. We have received guidance from Legal Dept at ERYC regarding our Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council meeting which usually take place in May. These meetings are a key part of the Councils role and they allow residents to hold there own meeting along with the Council voting for the chair and other roles that normally stay in place for 12 months , at this time we have been advised that the meetings will not be held and as a Parish Council we can continue until 2021 under the current roles voted in 2019. We will of course have the opportunity when things get back to some sense of normality to review the situation and organise these Annual meetings. Everything depends on what happens with social distancing and of course whether we are quorate as several of our members are in the vunerable catagory and will be in social isolation for the near future. We will continue business as usual with the Clerk working as much as possible from home .Please note we will respond to emails and telephone calls as the clerk will pick up any messages left via remote access.
We have cut the grass at both the Burial Ground and the Church Yard even though during lock down rules they are not open to the Public. We have as you may have already read decided to keep the contact of the handyman in the community to an absolute minimum as we wish to keep both him and his family safe along with the safety of the residents . As a Parish Council we hope you can support us for this short period of time while as a country we must do everything within our power to keep ourselves , our families and each other safe. Please stay safe everyone.
Monday 6th April. We have been asked today whether the burial ground is open . Under Government guidelines all Crematoria and Burial Closed are closed except for new Cremations and Burials. This is difficult for people to accept we understand that and as a Parish Council we have not at this time physically locked the gates as they have done elsewhere, but we ask that stay at home and stay safe. We have kept our Handyman out of the local community for his and others safety but Paul Hopper who has very kindly been supporting us as temporary Handyman last year has kindly volunteered to cut the Burial Ground for us this week. We will of Course be getting things back to normal as soon as we can when lock down finishes .
As Clerk I called into the Office yesterday to collect some forms I needed and pick up the mail, I want to thank all the allotment holders for very kindly leaving their signed forms in the post box , I will update my records. The Government Minister Michael Gove advised that people with allotments were able to visit and tend them, but as advised please respect the social distancing rules, if this advice changes or is updated I will place a notice on the allotment gates. I am so sad that I didnt get the opportunity to see any of you this year and have our annual catch up hopefully I will see many of you later in the year when we are are all safe and well and over this dreadful situation. Please take care of yourselves and your families .
Wednesday 1st April Please see the attached from PC Bainton , the information is taken from the Neighbour Alerts site which you can join and information like this would be sent direct to you. Please click the link to open the attachment and read.
PC BAINTON NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERTS
Tuesday 31st March today we have checked the East yorkshire buses website and noted that the 277 and the Saturday 173 services have been cancelled . There is now no service in the village, Hedon will now be the nearest bus stop to our village. If you require any information please visit the website www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk/coronavirus-special-timetables or telephone 01482 592929 their new opening times are 8am-1pm Mon-Sat.
Monday 30th March. I have been advised by Cllr Catterick who is a Bus Champion for the area that the 277 Bus service has been withdrawn from Preston today . We are seeking confirmation as to the 242 service and will update as soon as we are able to get that information , I will as clerk place notices on the notice Board also to advise of this situation.
Remember the local shop is able to deliver and take orders and payments over the phone 01482 898409.
Friday 27th March. The ERYC has set up with HEY SMILE a contact email and phone number for any residents of the East Riding who are self isolating have not got a support network of Carers, Friends , Family, Neighbours or local Community Groups they can get help from during the Coronavirus pandemic., There will be several hubs manned by volunteers around the area with the nearest to Preston being in Withernsea. If you request support the call or email will be taken by a member of staff from ERYC they will then pass the details to the local hub who will then work out the best course of action and who will be in a position to support. The Preston Parish Council has registered with Hey Smile to offer support as and where it can. But as a resident of Preston please use this service if you need to. The service is not for emergencies though but for help and support the volunteers will be looking at activities like delivering medicines from pharmacies, driving patients to appointments, bringing people home from hospital and making regular telephone calls to check on people isolating at home.
Contact via telephone 01482 393919 or Email email@example.com
The service is open for contact Mon-fri 9am-9pm and Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
Wednesday 25th March. Please see the newletters section of this website as I have uploaded information received today from Holderness Health regarding important information and changes to the GP Surgeries in our area. Many of the surgeries will close for both appointments and collection of medication and this could have a big impact on you.
I have also uploaded some information received from The ERYC regarding the Libraries in the area, as you will not doubt realise all mobile library servises along with all library sites have now been closed until further notice . However the ERYC is providing online services so people can still access the library. Full Details of how to do this are also available to view on the newsletters page.
Today is my first day working home , its really odd .. but I will still be available to residents via email or phone, I will pick up calls during the day and return as needed. So if you need us please get in touch. See our contacts page on how to do this. Please take care everyone.
Wednesday 25th We have spoken to our local "CORNER SHOP" they advise their opening hours are Mon - Sat 7.00am-15.00pm and Sunday 8.00am-14.00pm. They also advise that they can take orders and payment via card over the phone and are making deliveries. If you can help support them with the deliveries please contact the shop on 01482 898409.
Currently they are still making paper deliveries but as with many things at the moment that could all change. They also advise that the cash machine has stopped working and they await an engineer to fix it but have been given no time frame for this.
The butchers remains open and they are doing a great job supporting the area ,they have issued guidance around social distancing so please observe the advice during this difficult time.
Tuesday 25th March. Last night the UK Government placed the country into "lock-down " advising all non essential workers to stay at home and work from home if they can. Therefore here at the Parish Council we will be stopping our Handyman from working in the local community and the Clerk will be closing the office to the Public and working most of her hours from home.
As at 10.30am 24th March East Yorkshire Motor Service has advised a change to the 277 bus service
Time from Preston To Hull are as follows:- 7.25am 9.47am 11.22am 13.52pm 16.52pm and 18.58pm.
Return times from Hull are as follows:- 8.55am 10.30am 13.00pm 15.30pm and 17.30pm these are Monday through to Saturday only. These times are subject to change so please ring bus line if you can to confirm 01482 592929.
ERYC are hoping by midweek to have a support line in place through their Heysmile and we as a Parish Council have offered to assist if we can, we are awaiting futher information and will update as soon as we have it.
If you are vunarable and do not have any support at this most difficult of times then please do not hesitate to contact us here at the office 01482 899411 and we will try to offer both practical help and advice if we can.
The Clerk will try to keep the office open as normal but please respect social distancing as she too is supporting vunerable family members .
Coronavirus Covid 19. The current situation is affecting all parts of our lives currently , Councillors in some cases are self isolating possibly for the 12 weeks as recommended by the UK Government. All events in the Hall have been cancelled as has the opening of the office which was due to open 21st March, the next Parish Council meeting was due to take place on the 6th April but that will no longer take place .The May meeting is an important one and currently the advice is to wait and see whether this can take place so a decision will be made nearer the time . In an email from Mathew Buckley Head of legal and Democratic services at the ERYC he has advised that all Councillors should decide whether to Devolve Power to the Clerk with support from the Chair. All Councillors have been asked and we await their response as to whether this will be the Case here in Preston. During this difficult time we will endevour to keep the office open but kindly ask you to consider " social Distancing" if you need to call into the office. As Schools have now closed the clerk will be reviewing the office opening hours each week and in some instances working from home when possible. We will update via the notice board and here on the website. Next week commencing 23rd March the Clerk will be in the office 10am-12pm and working from home 12pm-1.30pm and possibly later into the evening when needed. The clerk will pick up calls via remote access .If anyone needs help or support please contact the office and we as a Parish Council will try to support you if we can.
17TH MARCH 2020. Last night saw the UK GOVERNMENT issue new guidelines to help us all deal with this horrific situation we find ourselves in. As such we feel that cancelling the Office open day which was due for the 21st March is the proper thing to do and hopefully this can be rearranged for later in the year.
Also the Hall have decided to cancel this Fridays Film show , and we will advise when they are to recommence.
This is a difficult time for everyone and we will all require some adjustment, some members of the Parish Council are over 70 and therefore will be self isolating as will many of you. The Parish Council will remain operational but maybe closed to the public and the CLERK may also find it necessary to work from Home , we will update as things change.
Please don not hesitate to contact any member of the Parish Council or the Clerk if you need support we may be able to help or advise. As things stand we have no clear defining line regarding future meetings and some decisions will be devolved to the Clerk and Chair but if you have any comments to pass to the Council please email or phone we do have an answer machine.
The Handyman spent some time at the cemetary recently but as of Monday 16th the Ground was still wet to take the grass cutter, a tree in the Burial Ground is also being looked at today by a tree surgeon as it appears to have split and we need professional advice as to its safety.
Hopefully spring is just around the corner, we have been to look at the grass situation but some areas are just too soft for us to risk putting the grass cutter on yet, but we will be keeping an eye on it.
Work is due to start at the Burial ground in spring with the trees being cut back over the Lyche gate ready for the roof to be replaced, this will then follow with gate pillars being replaced as someone has drove into one of them followed by repainting of Lyche Gate. Also the Garden of Remembrance at the hedge is overgrown and we are intending to weed and replace the stones we hope this will not cause to much disruption to those graves but will improve the overall look for those visiting loved ones in this area.
3rd March 2020 saw us invite residents to come along and see what is involved in becoming a Parish Councillor, sadly the two events which ran 11.00am-12.00pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm did not attract any interest, we as a Council need people to join our ranks so please get in touch if its something you would like to become a part of. tel 01482 899411 email Prestonparish@parishclerk.karoo.co.uk
The sign for the double bend on Staithes Road has today been reported as damaged to ERYC .
Big thanks to Tony Dale who today Friday 21st February advised me that he has been unable to get our lovely church clock going . I have therefore advised the Clocks maintainance contractors Smiths of Derby who will be with us as soon as possible .
The Community defibrillator was called into action on the 16th February and our hope is it was a successful deployment, I have checked the defibrillator today and its back on the box and fully working. For anyone not aware the Defibrillator is located at the Community Hall its in a bright Yellow cabinet and emergency services will issue you with the access code if you ever need to use it.
The Community Policing team are active in our area, as a Parish Council we often raise concerns or issues with them especially on the walkabouts. Some of these issues they tell us they have no knowledge of as people dont raise the concerns via 101. If you have concerns or issues please dont think its unimportant raise it . The emails of our local PCSO IS Hazel.firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather has been just awful over the last week or so and if any of you are concerned about things here are a few contact numbers of organisations that may be able to assist.
FLOODLINE 24 HRS 03459881188
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY ENQ 03708506506 EMAIL ENQUIRIES@ENVIRONMENT-AGENCY-GOV.UK]
iNCIDENT REPORT LINE 24 HRS 0800807060
NATIONAL GAS EMERGENCY 0800111999
ERYC 01482 393939
MATIONAL ELECTRIC EMERGENCY 0800404090
NHS DIRECT 111
EMERGENCY SERVICES 999
ERYC along with Safer Roads Humber. RDAC and Humberside Fire & Rescue have organised 4 events , Hull, Hornsea, Grimsby and Scunthorpe . These events are Mature Driver Events and are free to book a place please call 01482398210 or email Roadsafetyteam@humbersidefire.gov.uk. The events will last 2 hours either between 10am-12 noon or 1pm-3pm. You can see the poster on the main notice board or go to Newsletters on this site and click on the Mature Driver Event link.
Great to see the Police out along Main Street today , Speeding is a problem in the village and good to see the Police responding to concerns .
The Parish Council meeting last night 10th February 2020 saw our invited guest Cllr Richard Burton leader of the ERYC attend . Cllr Burton was invited to address concerns the Parish Council has around several issues that effect our local community and environment. Cllr Burton acknowledges some of these concerns and has taken action points away to hopefully "get answers " and help us with amongst other things Highways issues . We were sorry that no members of the public attended as it was a very informative meeting highlighting the issues that the Village of Preston has.
We have today 10th February received confirmation from the ERYC electoral services that we can co-opt a representative for Preston North, we are seeking people to show interest and as such we are advertising in the Preston Patter .
ERYC PERMISSION TO CO-OPT LETTER
Today 3rd February 2020 the Chair and the Clerk began a canvess of residents of Brocklebank Court regarding the gate which some residents have asked to be re-opened. Following consultation with the residents the Parish Council will look into whether their wishes can be accommodated.
It was with great sadness that we at the Parish Council learnt of the death of Mrs Janet Weatherill . Our deepest condolences go to Peter and the extended family. Janet was Chair of the Parish Council for a time in 2011,2012 and a councillor before and after this supporting her local community. Even though Janet was no longer part of the Parish Council she took a keen interest in the Village and was always willing to help and support the Parish Council in its activities. Janet you will be missed.
10th February 2020 is the date of our next Parish Council meeting starting at the new time of 7.00pm in the Preston Community Hall. This meeting will begin differently to normal in that we have invited the leader of the ERYC, Cllr Richard Burton to address us. Cllr Burton has been sent prior to the meeting a number of concerns the Parish Council has and we hope he can address these.. Please come along and listen there will also be a short period after his address for questions prior to the start of the normal Parish Council meeting.
The Parish Council has vacancies presently following 2 resignations and we are looking to fill these , currently we are awaiting the outcome of the advertisement placed by ERYC as to the vacancy in Preston North but sadly following the earlier advertisement for a vacancy in Preston South no one has come forward. We therefore urge anyone who may interested to contact the Parish Council office . We intend to hold two open sessions on 3rd March 2020 here at the office between 11-12pm and 6.30-7.30pm wher we will be happy to share information with you and give you a short presentation. Please if you have thought about the role of the Parish Councillor and ever wondered what its all about please come along.
Parish Council Office. Open Day Saturday 21st March 2020 1.30pm-3.00pm all welcome . Come along and see the new office and meet your Councillors.
As many of you may know the office is behind the Community Hall and open Mon, TUE, Wed and Fri between 10am and 1.30pm. The office was very kindly donated to the Preston Parish Council by a local business back in 2014/15 and they even paid to have it lifted over the Hall and into position. Many Parish Councils do not have offices in the Parish and many clerks work from home where the Public cannot visit them. We here in Preston are exceptionally lucky to have use of this facility. The office was an old container that was used on site by workman and as such lacked some of the comforts of a normal office, however in December the lights where replaced as several old lights had expired and the heating upgraded as the old heating that came with office had stopped working. The clerk and the Council felt the office needed a new floor and the Clerks Husband along with Paul our Handyman laid new floor tiles and put up blinds which go somewhere in hiding the fact that the windows have bars and mesh on them which do look like your sitting a prison cell if you visit the office. During a normal day now the clerk can see several visitors be they Councillors , ward Councillors , Residents or other interested parties., therefore we want to create a more warm and friendly environment when you visit. The Clerk often sees family members who have been bereaved and wish to arrange for their loved one to be placed in The Burial Ground and we want this to be as easy as possible for them and in an office that they feel comfortable in.
Police Walkabouts ... I have been advised by the local PCSO that the next 3 walkabouts for the Village have been agreed for Thursday 13th February at 7pm in the evening , this is the request of residents who normally miss the Wednesday morning visits. The next is 12th March and then the 15th April again meeting in the Hall Car Park and setting off at 7pm. If you wish to join the walkabout please do come along they hope to see as many people as possible. the route is decided on the evening and can be dictated by who attends and what concerns they may have. Again if you see them down your street and you wish to ask them something then pop out and see them again they want interaction with you the residents.
Following discussion at the Parish Council of 13th January 2020 the Council voted to change the time of future meeting to begin at 7pm . This will take effect from the February 10th Parish Council meeting.
Happy New Year to everyone may it be a healthy and happy one for all.
POLICE WALKABOUT. I have been advised today that the next walkabout by our Community officers will be 14th January 2020 leaving the Community Hall car Park at 10.00am. All are welcome to join and use the opportunity to engage with the officers who are there to address any concerns you may have. Please come along if you can. If you do see them dont hesitate to stop them they will be only to happy to help.
The Police have a website which anyone can view listing crimes in your area, the website can be accessed at https://www.police.uk If you enter your postcode it will list the crimes in your area by clicking on the map you can access the crimes down to street level and by clicking on that street address you can see more information. The crime maps are updated monthly currently the map shows November 2019 information.
As Clerk I want to say a big thank you to Cllr Catterick for sorting out help over the Christmas period with the drain outside the office, On Mondat 23rd December it was my last day at work before the xmas holiday and I arrived at the office to find the drain overflowing with sewerage. I did my best to clear some of the waste so that the path was safe for myself and visitors but there was obviously a problem. Cllr Catterick used his contacts to get someone to look at it and clear the immediate problem and for that I am very grateful as the area was ankle deep in mess!!! The Problem is a blocked drain but there is some issue with who is responsible but the Parish Council is arranging for the drain to be pumped clear this week and hopefully anyone visiting me at the office will be able to visit without their wellies!!!
The Parish Council has invited the Council Leader of ERYC Mr Richard Burton to pay a visit to our February Parish Council Meeting which we hope will start a little earlier to allow him some time to address concerns the Parish Council have. We are awaiting his reply as to whether his diary id free to attend and will advise accordingly via website and notice board.
Sadly we have accepted the resignation of Cllr Tracy Lister who represented the residents of Preston South. We would like to thank Tracy for all her hard work over the last few years and acknowledge how she has supported residents in that area of Preston. We have notified Electoral services at The East Riding Council who will be advertising the Position in the local press. Should 10 or more residents be interested in joining the Council then an election must be held, if that is not the case then they can be co-opted on to the Council. The Clerk and the Chair of the Council intend next month to visit residents and advertise the need for a new Councillor to come forward. If anyone is interested and wishes to find out more then please contact the Clerk, Mrs Ramsden who will be happy to help email Prestonparish@parishclerk.karoo.co.uk or telephone 01482 899411 the office is open 10am -1.30pm Mon-Weds and Friday.
The Parish Council Office will be closed on Friday 13th December as we are installing new lighting and heating following the breakdown of both in the last few weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause but its was important to get this fixed as soon as possible. As electric will be turned off we will have no phone line and no computers .
The Parish Council is really pleased to advise residents that the refurbishment of the benches on Staithes Road at the Middle lane junction and on East End Road close to the burial ground has been completed, The Handyman Paul has done a brilliant job and we hope residents will enjoy the benches to while away a few hours , maybe wait until the weather is little better though...Please see pictures below
Bench East End Road
The Parish Council would like to wish all the residents a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year. The Last meeting of 2019 is to be held on the 9th December in the Community Hall at 7.30pm please come along if you can. The Agenda is very full and as such we will be keeping a strict eye on the time but all residents are allocated some time at the start of the meeting to speak if they wish to .
The Christmas trees have gone up and a big thank you must be given to all those taking part. The tree in the Church Yard has once again been donated by Steve at SANDHILL NURSERIES and we would like to thank them for this very kind donation as a Village its very much a centre point and we hope the residents enjoy the tree over the Christmas period.
Last week saw more temporary traffic lights in the Village this time along Main Street near the Church, emergency work was too be carried out, as such the Parish Council had no warning that this would happen, again Preston suffered with traffic being held up along this route. The Parish Council had just completed a letter regarding its concerns about the lights on 8th -11th November and the problems they caused and will no write again regarding the lack of communication when these situations arise.
A busy few weeks for the Parish Council , the Traffic lights have been fixed, however the following week a water leak on School Road saw the installation of Temporary Traffic lights once again, however these then failed and traffic chaos ensued again. Thank you to Chair Cllr Catterick and Ward Councillor Steele who had many phone calls over the weekend some late into the evening trying to get the issue sorted. Monday saw the lights again fail... several phone calls later they attended and fixed again... Thankfully Tuesday saw them removed as the work had been completed. Thank you to all those residents who contacted Eryc direct or Morrisons who were completing the work .
The Village Xmas trees are once again going up and a huge thank you to all those residents who take park.
The weather has of course been a major concern over the last couple of weeks with vast amounts falling in such a small time, I know a few residents contacted the ERYC and where given advice . The Eryc website has information about what to do in a flood and in light of recent events I will place that information on this website also.
A resident of Main street discovered she had a flat tyre in our car park here at the Hall yesterday 28th October 2019 and was unable to change it, I was working late that day and she visited my office to ask if I could help. Whilst looking at the wheel and checking she had a good spare , jack, wheel removing tools etc it became apparent she didnt!! A very lovely couple who where visiting the Butchers offered to help as they had the same car as the resident, also the Asda van driver who was just waiting to go to his next delivery also helped. The tyre couldnt have been changed without their help and the resident would have struggled to get to work. The wheel was changed and the resident was over the moon. It was just so great to see such kindness in the carpark from total strangers willing to put themselves out for another and I thought you deserved a big thank you .
At The October Parish Council meeting a letter from ERYC regarding the extinguishment order of some PUBLIC WALKWAYS around Saltend was discussed the Council thought the opinions of the Preston Walking group would be advantagous as on the face of it we could not see an issue but non of the Council are regular walkers. We will use their comments when we reply to the ERYC. So we would like to thank the walking group for assisting us with this your help is very much appreciated. Your comments regarding how much this route all be it short was used will be passed on.
4th October 2019. We have today been notified by ERYC that resurfacing work will begin in late October on the B1239, the road between here and Preston. The work will take approximately 3 weeks , the works include installation of a new road restraint , resurfacing and improvements to road signage.The road will be a single lane closure under temporary traffic lights for the full duration of the project. To complete the resurfacing the road will be closed to All TRAFFIC from the 28th October to the 1st November 2019. A diversion route via Sproatley will be in operation .To see the full letter please click on the letter below.
ERYC LETTER REGARDING B1239 ROAD WORKS.
Those visiting the Burial ground recently may have noticed that we are in the process of building a New row for our Garden of Remembrance, this is for those whose loved ones cremated remains can be placed. We are also looking to tidy the existing Garden Of Remembrance plots clearing the weeds and replacing the pea gravel.
23rd September . YORKSHIRE WATER have advised of a major water leak that will mean the closure of Staithes Road at the traffic lights to all traffic overnight this Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm and will reopen at 6.00am on Friday 278th September morning. Acey Lane is also closed as they have had to sight machinery there to assist with the problem until it can be fully repaired on Thursday evening. Diversion signs will be in place . The problem is an issue and they are concerned that if the problem is not dealt with quickly it could burst and cause the road to be closed for much longer. They apologise for any inconvienence caused.
Following the interest around the Village regarding planning in general we are running 3 one hour sessions in the Community Hall to assist residents in how the ERYC planning portal can be accessed and used. Ward Cllr Sue Steele has offered to support these sessions and answer any questions you may have. The sessions are Monday 23rd September 7.00pm, Tuesday 24th September 10.30AM and Tuesday 8th October 1.30pm. Please come along if you can.
The Parish Council Chair would like to give a huge thank you to those residents who wrote or emailed their comments regarding the Future planning in Preston. The Chair Geoff Catterick along with Cllr Pam Swann the clerk and two residents Elizabeth Whatling and Jan Atkins reviewed these comments . We have now completed our return to forward to the ERYC expressing the many concerns we have . As this is the first stage in the Process that Eryc must carry out to review its local plan we expect to not hear back until early 2020 when the next stage will move forward, we will as always keep you updated with what we find out.
Today 3rd September see the return of the Clerk following annual leave, please be patient as I get back upto speed I gave just over 200 emails to go through and as I only work a few hours a day it will take a short while to get back to anyone who has emailed.The new month brings the next Council meeting on the 9th September 2019 7.30pm in the Community Hall .
We are pleased to advise that after a long delay the Birds nest swing and the electrical equipment down at the Addison Road Playpark has now been repaired and re-instated. To repair this equipment was just short of £1600.00 , which the Parish Council as Trustees paid for, the funds however come from the fund raising efforts of the local Community and without their support the PlayPark would not have been able to repair the Equipment. The goal at the moment is for the replacement of the piece of equipment that was destroyed in the Arson attack but to replace that will require funds in excess of £20,000.00 .
Following the recent traffic chaos in the Village with the temporary traffic lights and the lack of notice given The Parish Council along with the Preston Traffic Group has written today 16/8/19 to the Eryc asking for an explanation a copy of the letter can be viewed by clicking on the link.
Copy of letter to Eryc 16/8/19
I have made some changes to the website to try and make it more user friendly and to comply with New regulations ensuring ease of access to persons with disabilities, ERYC have supported with the technical aspects regarding this. I would however like to add photographs or indeed receive suggestions regarding what you would like to see added to the website, if you can contact me Jayne Ramsden Clerk at the office I would be most appreciative.
Today Tuesday August 6th I have been advised that there is a lot of traffic in the Village, I have taken a walk down Main Street and spoke to the workmen, there are Temporary Traffic lights and some delay was caused as they were not working correctly this has now been rectified. The work is being done by Northern Power Grid and they are putting in new cables they expect to be here all week at least. If I get any further information I will update here.
Update re the temporary Traffic lights. The work is being done by Northern Powergrid. the traffic control multi-way signal is affected ( in other words temp traffic lights) on the B1240 Main Street Preston. They are carrying out refurbishment and replacement work on the electricity network, this may involve the upgrading or refurbishment of underground electricity cables , substations or overhead powerlines. The dates advised for this work are 6th August until the 1st of October 2019. This information can also be viewed on the ERYC website.
It appears some residents have received information regarding this but others not including the Parish Council , we understand the lights have caused problems today and been assured that this will not happen again.
12th August The Parish Council Chair has been in contact with Highways over the end of last week and they agreed to work Sunday to try and lessen the time the Temporary Traffic lights will be needed , the Highways team made a visit and they have determined that the use of bollards to restrict parking in the short term on Main Street will assist Traffic flow.
Apologies to any one who expected to see the Police on their Walkabout on the 24th July, Sadly the PCSO, s were unable to attend on this date and they apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
On behalf of the playing fields charity the Council has removed and repaired the benches , currently we have renovated two of the three benches with the third to be completed shortly, the swing and the electrical piece that were vandalised have also been ordered and we await delivery and fitting.
The Parish Council has reported the 30mph signs being unreadable on Staithes Road and Weghill Road, we have also asked the Council to make the Access only sign on the Rectory Lane entrance from School Road visible as its blocked by a tree at the moment.
The Preston parish Council are pleased to announce that two residents have recently been co-opted to join the Council following our request for new members in the Preston Patter , this website and the notice board. Mr Jim Rowland has today 15th July signed his official Declaration of Acceptance of office and Mr Ian Ireland is due to sign shortly. Both are very welcome and the Council feel sure will add their experience and knowledge to the Council Group.
We do still have one vacancy for a representative in Preston South and if you are keen to support the Village please dont hesitate to contact the Clerk Mrs Jayne Ramsden tel 01482 899411, email Prestonparish@parishclerk.karoo.co.uk or go the contact us on this website.
25th June saw the Council undertake its annual review of the Allotments on both the Weghill and Sandhill sites. The weather was not in our favour and a big thanks you to those Councillors who attended and allotment holders who were on site. We will of course produce a report on our findings to Present to full Council and obtain agreement for any actions that need taking following the inspection.
26/6/19- we have been notified by a resident of Ness Lane the following :- 24/6/19 at 2.30pm Just stopped 2 men from taking some "scrap Metal" WITHOUT PERMISSION from a neighbours garden in Ness Lane Preston. They were driving a white transit van registration MM65 ODN. Please be aware.
Today Weds 19th June was the Police Walkabout in the Village and thank you to those residents who attended or spoke to the officers. The officers as part of the walkabout issued letters regarding parking along Weghill Road and Main Street and a copy is below and also on the Main notice board by the Community Hall car park .If you click on the News item below it will open and you can view the letters here.
News - Police issued letters regarding Parking.
Midway through June already and a quick update on events, the Annual Parish meeting took place in May and a huge thanks to those that attended from the Village, the Minutes are available on here to view. The Annual Parish Council meeting also took place in May and the Council voted in a new Chairman Cllr Geoff Catterick who was previously the Vice chair, Cllr Catterick is keen to work with residents and is happy to be contacted either directly or via the Clerk, Mrs Jayne Ramsden THE OFFICE TEL IS 01482 899411.The new gardner Mr Hopper is now working hard to catch up on the grass cutting and after looking over the green areas in the Village I hope you will agree that he is doing a good job, it will take a little while to get back to what it was but we will get there so thank you for your patience. Also thank you to those residents who have contacted the office to ask me to pass on your thanks and your acknowledgement that you enjoy the green spaces especially the normal calm and natural beauty at the East End Burial Ground, your comments are always appreciated good and bad and passed on to Council at the meeting without you talking to us we are unable to support or advise on the matters that concern you so please keep in contact . We are always looking to you the residents to come and join the Council we have vacancies at the moment and if you think you could give up some of your free time to support the council and the residents then please contact the Clerk who is more than happy to explain the system to you. The role of a Parish Councillor is completly voluntary you receive no pay for the work you do , however you will be rewarded with the knowledge that you are supporting the residents as a whole and as a body we have certain responsibilities along with working with and sometimes against the plans of the Eryc.
The Parish Council are please to confirm the addition of Mr Paul Hopper to its staff with the role of cutting the green Parish owned land . Mr Hopper will start his role on the 1st june 2019 until 30th November 2019 and then on a casual basis. We hope you will support Paul as he takes on the new role after a difficult start to the grass cutting season. It will take a few cuts to get the grass and areas back to what we have become used to and we appreciate your patience whilst this happens. If you need to discuss the issue please contact the Clerk who will be happy to help.
The grass cutting has not been completed in last few weeks due to causes out of our control and we will be endevouring to get the grass cutting back to its normal high standards as soon as possible . We apologise for any inconvience this may cause.
Thank you to Mr Ostler for advising that the Pavillion at Addison Road Playing Field has now been the target for vandals. The Roof has been damaged and if anyone has information please can they contact the clerk for the crime number or report to crime stoppers if they wish to remain annomous. If anyone has an idea of when this occurred it would help with reviewing the CCTV.
Please remind your children how dangerous it is to climb on to the roof , the last thing anyone wants is for someone to get hurt.
The Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on 20th May 2019 at 7.00pm in the Preston Community Hall. Please come along and share your concerns , ideas and views. This meeting is not a Parish Council Meeting but a meeting of residents for residents just Chaired by the Chair of the Parish Council, its your opportunity to ask questions , raise points that perhaps the Parish Council or other residents can help or support with.
The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held after this meeting at 7.30pm when the newly elected Councillors will sign in and the Chair will be voted in along with the Councillors Committees.
The police have advised us of the Village Walkabout dates all the dates are on a Wednesday meeting at the Hall Carpark at 10am, the route will be decided on the day with guidence from those residents attending. Please come along and air any concerns you may have , ask questions and get to meet the officers face to face. The dates are 15th May, 19th June, 24th July, 28th August and the 2nd October 2019.
It is with great sadness that The Parish Council wishes to advise residents of an Arson Attack at the Addison Road Play area, the attack is believed to have taken place between 11.30pm and 5am on the Saturday 6th April-Sunday 7th April. The attack has completly destroyed a much loved piece of play equipment aimed at the younger users of the Park if anyone knows any information tham please contact 101 and quote ref 16/45047/19.
The trustees will be visiting with a view to making the area safe but we would also kindly request that you speak to your children and ask them to stay away for their own safety.
The Police and Crime Commissioner Engagement Office Debbie Fagan attended the March Council meeting to advise on her role in supporting the community and how the PCC office of Keith Hunter are improving the Police in our area. The Parish Council expressed thanks to Debbie for attending.
Local Parish Council Elections are upon us and any interested parties please contact the office or Eryc for information , the closing date is 4pm on the 3rd April. Following the election if we still have vacancies and you are interested then again please contact the office as we may still have vacancies that can be filled via co-option.
The Police Surgery in April will be slightly different this time as the officers are intending to meet at the Village Hall but then to do a walkabout in the Village as the Surgery is poorly attended this may be a good time to pop out and see a local Police Officer if you have anything you wish to discuss/ask them. They will be meeting at the Village hall 10am on the 10th April and leaving for an Hours walkabout from there, please come along and meet them.
February 2019 .
Please be aware that id you have a Septic Tank for your property or are planning to have one installed that the Legislation regarding Septic Tanks will be changing and the new rules come into force on the 1st January 2020. You must adapt your septic tank to ensure that it does not discharge surface water by this date . Information is available from the GOV.UK or the Enviroment Agency Web sites.
As of 7/2/19 our homeless man has moved on to Hull and has been spotted at the Soup Kitchens .
Please see a Flyer issued by The Emergency Services asking to consider where and How you Park and can they gain Access in an Energency, to view the Flyer please see the Parish Notice boards or the Newsletter Section Of this website.
A homeless man has been staying in the Village for a few weeks , he is being supported and Out-reach and they are in regular contact with him along with an old friend of his . They have all been over whelmed with your generosity and Kindness towards this man , He normally moves along after 2-3 weeks and even though the weather has been so cold he has felt happier to stay out in the cold supported by many kind residents than move in a hostel.
The Preston Village Post Office proprietor recently spoke to The Parish Council and said " I would like to thank everyone for their support to keep it open and would like to encourage everyone to continue with their support if Preston is not to loose this facility.
The Notice Board at Preston South Has been removed for repair as it was laid flat over the weekend of 1st /2nd December 2018. Thank you the resident who kindly advised us of the situation and enabled us to "RESCUE THE BOARD " which will greatly reduce the costs of getting it repaired as no further damage was done to the notice board.
The Christmas trees have gone up along Main Street in Preston and we thank all those residents for taking part in the display.
The tree at All Saints Churchyard has once again been kindly donated by Steve and his team at Sandills Garden Centre and we would like to thank them for their generosity in supporting the village in this way, its very much appreciated . Also a group of local crafters have decorated the large tree at the entrance with handmade decorations and Preston Primary School has also made decorations which they have used to enhance the Christmas tree. We would like to give them all a BIG THANKYOU.
Police Surgery to be held Wednesday 21st November at Sandhill Garden Centre. Please go along and talk to your local Police regarding any concerns you may have.
Mr Steve Precious has been co-opted to the Parish Council and we welcome him to the Parish Council.
Police surgery to be held Wednesday 17th October 2018 at Sandhill Garden Centre. An opportunity for residents to engage with the Local police.
Please be aware that the Parish Council has been alerted by residents to thefts and attempted thefts in the Sproatley Road and Main street area, our Garage was targeted as where others so please take extra care and ensure you lock up your property.
This year marks 100 years since the end of World War 1 and the Church, Chapel and the Parish Council would like to mark this occassion with a special Church service followed by laying of the wreaths then tea in the Community Hall. we wish to invite all of the community to attend , share stories and remember the fallen.
Royal Mail has provided the Parish Council with a poster which is in our Main Notice Board outside the Community hall detailing what to do if you feel You or Someone you know is being targeted by SCAM MAIL. A copy is also available to view by opening the link below.
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1st August 2018. On the 26th July 2018 a article appeared in The Holderness Gazette regarding the Traffic Problems in Preston, The Parish Council is extremely grateful to The Gazette for reporting on this issue and highlighting the concerns of the residents and the Parish Council.
Today 27th July 2018 the Preston Parish Council received a email from your Ward Councillor J.Dennis regarding the complaints received regarding traffic. A copy of the email can be seen by clicking on the heading below.
27th july Ward Councillors J. Dennis email.
July 2018 The Parish Council has now 10/7/18 been advised by ERYC that it can co-op 2 new council members . Anyone interested in filling these rolls can contact the clerk for further information , the closing date for letters requesting consideration will be 20th August 2018. Please consider giving up some free time to support your local area and help support your fellow residents .
As of the 2nd July the Annual accounts are available to view , anyone interested please contact the clerk for information.
27th June 2018 sees a letter going out to the Ward Councillors regarding Traffic in The Village and expressing the Parish Councils deep frustration , the letter is asking for support to address the issues and a copy can be viewed by clicking on the link directly below.
Further to the Ward Councillors receiving this letter they have confirmed their support and have also written to The Head of The ERYC council enclosing our letter, this letter can also be viewed by clicking on the link below.
27th June letter re Traffic
Ward Councillors Letter to ERYC.
The Charity Commission have been advised that Preston Parish Council has NO AFFILIATION with the Preston South Village Hall Charity and our information has been added without our knowledge or consent and as such we have written to advise it must be removed .
This month sees the resignation of two of our Parish Councillors Cllr Delaney and Cllr Whatling. The Council thanks them for all their hard work , committment and support . We now have two vacancies that are being advertised ( see below click to open ), or see notice boards, and look forward to gaining new members on board to help and support the Parish Of Preston.
Councillor Vacancy Advice form. (Click on to open)
Anyone wishing to obtain further information may contact the Clerk Mrs Jayne Ramsden who will be happy to answer you questions or you may wish to speak to an existing councillor to find out what is involved in the role of a Parish Councillor.
This month also sees meetings with representives of ERYC to discuss Traffic in the village, we hope both these meetings will be successful in addressing the needs of the village.
Preston Parish Council would like to invite residents to attend a meeting at Alexandra Hall in Hedon At 7pm June 11th 2018 . The local police officers Inspector Hinch and Sergeant Taylor will be in attendance to meet and answer questions in this public forum.
21st May saw the Clerk along with Councillors G Catterick, B.Mendham, G.Hunter and E. Whatling attend a meeting they had requested with the chief planning officers at East Riding Of Yorkshire Council. The Meeting was kindly organised by Ward Councillor Bryan after his attendance at our April Parish Council meeting. The meeting was an opportunity to raise issues the Parish Council feels are important to the residents about planning in our area. Planning is a concern and The Parish Council will continue to challenge the planners on behalf of the residents.
Thank you to those residents that attended the Annual Parish Meeting and to ward Cllrs Dennis & Steele for being there to support. The Parish Council very much appreciated all your contributions.
Following the Annual Parish meeting The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council took place with the election of Cllr G. Bell as chair voted in. Cllr Bell has many years experience as a councilor and continues to be a wealth of knowledge for the Council.
Cllr G. Catterick was voted in as Vice chair and is as committed as ever to attending meetings and forums that effect the Parish.
The date Of the Annual Parish Meetings has been agreed and will be held on 14th May 2018 at 7.30pm in the Preston Community Hall. Everyone welcome so please come along.
Bus service 277 is changing with effect from 6th May 2018, please see EYMS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The Preston South Village Hall debris following the fire has now been cleared , the ground however is not level and ERYC have requested that playing or parking on this area is not recommended. Preston Parish Council wish to express thanks to all those involved in the clean up as the building did not belong to the councils the support was very much appreciated.
Monday 19th March . The Preston South Village Hall was set alight and unfortunately has been destroyed. The EAST RIDING COUNCIL has been notified . The Hall is a private Charity and contact is being sort by the Council. At the present moment we have no information for concerned residents but will cascade information as we receive it. Please click on The emails received below to view the comments from Cllr Dennis.
Email received from Ward Councillor John Dennis
Update email received 27th March 2018
Street Beat Newletter provided by the Local Police is available to view in Newletter section of this Website.
Preston South within the Hu12 8xn postcode will have works to Complete the Ducting that started In December 2017 week commencing 19th February, There will also be Electritians working within the Pumping Station at the same time.
The following is a statement from The National Grid
Nation Grid River Humber Gas Pipeline Replacement Project- Piling Works at Paull.
National Grid is undertaking works to replace a gas pipeline between Paull and Goxhill, The project includes the installation of a 5km tunnel under the River Humber which will be constructed by a tunnel boring machine (TBM). The TBM will begin its journey from our site in Goxhill and move under the River Humber to our site in Paull.
At Our site in Paull work will be taking place to prepare for the arrival of the TBM. This includes the construction of a vertical shaft to create a temporary opening in the ground to receive the tunnel. This is in important stage as it will enable the TBM to be lifted out and removed from the works.Concrete sections will be installed in the ground to form an interlocking wall.The process is called 'secant piling'.
If you pass our site in Paull then you will see our piling rig in the process of constructing the shaft. We recognise that this work might raise some concerns locally that this work is associated with fracking and we would like to reassure the local community that this is not the case If you have any further questions then plese contact our community relations team on 0800 988 9144 or email email@example.com
The Preston Emergency Plan is being reviewed during the next few months , the Plan needs to be updated as it has not been needed or reviewed for a number of years. The Plan requires some input from any residents able to help either with skills or equipment and a comprehesive letter will be going out asking for your support.
Thank you to those residents who alerted Cllr Whatling to the large lorry that caused damage to the verges and bollards along Manor Road, on the early morning of Friday 19th January .This incident has been reported to ERYC . Following this item being reported by BBC Radio Humberside and interviews with Cllrs Bell & Catterick as well as local residents , The Council are pleased to confirm that work started at 7.30am Friday 26th January to repair the Bollards and the Damage to the road.
Once again the Main Street was decorated with approximately 30 christmas trees , these were partly funded by the home owners and the Parish Council and we hope they were enjoyed by all during the festive period. The large tree within the Church Grounds was also sourced by the Parish Council and kindly donated to the village of Preston by SANDHILL GARDEN CENTRE for which we thank them greatly. Also a big well done to our gardener/handyman who did a brilliant job of erecting , trimming the trees , Thanks Mike.
The Parish Council wishes everyone a very Happy New year.
The parish Council will be laying its Rememberence Wreath at the War Memorial within the Church Grounds on Saturday 11th November shortly before 11am , followed by the two minutes silence . All residents are Invited to attend.
Mr Jack Lowe a resident of Preston for 90 yrs recently visited the Clerk to show his new Medal . Jack has been awarded the Peace Medal by the Government of Korea, please see the copy of the letter and the certificate he also recieved on our images page. Naturally Jack is very proud of this achievement and as a Parish council we wish to share his pride with the wider community and wish him huge congratulations.
The clerk is very happy to advise that she has now successfully completed Level 2 of her Training and obtained her ILCA qualification which also equates to 8 CPD POINTS . The Next stage level 3 is the CILCA qualification. This training and assessment is allocated to a full year and 6 mths to complete the portfolio requirements and the Clerk intends to start this early in the new year.
The council office will be closed from Thursday 10th August until Tuesday 22nd August 2017.
Following the council meeting on 10th July 2017 which was very well attended by local residents, several residents raised the issue of the traffic situation in Preston and the concerns they have with examples of how the situation effects them and their families, the council has contacted ERYC several times recently with requests to review the situation but to no avail.The residents at the meeting expressed a wish to contact the ERYC themselves which the council fully supports and with that in mind would like to provide residents with a few pointers and a point of contact.These will follow shortly once the clerk has had them from the ERYC.
The Clerk has obtained a supply of the Kitchen Caddy Bags for a trial , she recognises that some residents may have difficulty getting into Hedon to obtain these bags and would like to say that residents of Preston now have an opportunity to collect theirs from the office situated behind the Community Hall, The clerks hours are 10am -1.30 pm mon , tues weds and fri, however she does have to make some outside visits ,bank post office, posters etc and on these occasions will endevour to leave a few rolls outside the office in case anyone visits during these times.
The council recieved notification from a resident that a structure had been put up at Cranswick Country Foods , as our understanding is this was to be temporary structure but from evidence seen the structure looks to be of a permanent nature .ERYCC Enforcement has been to view and at the moment we are awaiting their response.The council Thanks the resident for bringing this to their attention and upon further news will update accordingly.