Monday, 30 March 2020

Thursday, 26 March 2020

An Update From The Council

A Further Update

To All Town & Parish Councils in the East Riding of Yorkshire I wrote to you
on 22 March, to update you on the Council?s response to the current COVID-19
pandemic and on how work had started to determine the best way to support
our residents during this incredibly challenging time.
Since then, an astonishing amount of work has been undertaken on this in
very short order and I write to you again, as promised, with a further
update.  I informed you last time that our response is being led by Alan
Menzies, Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration and Darren Stevens,
Director of Corporate Resources, working alongside Paul Bell, Head of
Economic Development and Communications and Brigette Giles, Head of
Transformation and Technology.  They are being supported by officers from a
number of different service areas.  We continue to treat this matter as one
of our highest priorities because I know that we and you want to do
everything we can to offer help to those who most need it at this
extraordinary time.
A few days ago, Central Government, via the National Health Service (NHS)
identified around 1.5 million people across the country who are at very high
risk of severe illness from COVID-19 because of a specified underlying
health condition that they have.  These are people of all ages, some of
which live in the East Riding.  At the time of writing we have not been
informed as to how many people in the East Riding this amounts to.
These people are being advised by the NHS that the safest course of action
for them is to stay at home at all times and avoid all face-to-face contact
for at least twelve weeks, except from carers and healthcare workers who
they see as part of their medical care.  Being "shielded" in this way is
designed to protect those people by stopping them from coming into contact
with the virus.
People in this category are currently receiving a lengthy letter from the
NHS offering advice about how to stay safe and avoid contracting the virus.
They are advised to discuss their daily needs during this period of staying
at home with carers, family, friends, neighbours or local community groups
to see how they can provide support.  Some won't have such support available
and this is where the work we are doing comes to the fore.  We also hope
that we can help people not in this category but who need support during
this period and who don't have carers, family, friends, neighbours or local
community groups available to help.
We are tackling this by working alongside the HEY Smile Foundation, a
charity which works closely with the private, public and voluntary sectors.
This partnership is working really well and I thank Andy Barber, their Chief
Executive and his team for the fantastic way in which they are working
alongside us on this project.
We are very much aware of the great work and community spirit that has been
established over the last few weeks across the East Riding by town and
parish councils, community groups and residents in response to the pandemic.
It is really humbling for all of us to see what communities have achieved
and the support structures that have been put into place in such a short
period of time.  Thank-you for what you have done.
As town and parish councils, please continue to encourage any community or
voluntary groups, along with those groups set up on social media channels,
to register their details on www.beecan.org .  This website is hosted by the
HEY Smile Foundation and the aim is to build up a detailed database of
organisations that can work alongside us and build our resilience when
helping those in need.  Many groups have registered already, but the more
the better.  Guidance on how to register can be found in this video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Xy2Yd0TFs&feature=youtu.be .
Sometimes, individuals want to volunteer and help.  This is great to see.
Individuals cannot register on the beecan.org website but please encourage
people to register at https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS to become one of the
new NHS Volunteer Responders.  These volunteer responders will carry out
tasks such as 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.
I am pleased to tell you that a dedicated contact centre specifically for
residents who don?t have that network of carers, family, friends, neighbours
or local community groups to call upon is now up and running.
Staffed by council officers based either at County Hall or at home, the
contact centre will triage and log calls from residents.
The calls will then be passed to the HEY Smile Foundation who will call upon
their bank of community groups and volunteers to act upon the request for
help. In order to do this, nine community hubs are being set up in locations
across the East Riding, in Anlaby, Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield, Goole,
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Hornsea, Pocklington and Withernsea. These are not
open to the public but are a place where volunteers can co-ordinate their
help and support for the surrounding areas.  The volunteers are being
supported by many council officers in all nine hubs.
The contact centre will have a dedicated number (01482) 393919 and will be
open from 9.00am until 9.00pm Monday to Friday and from 9.00am until 6.00pm
on Saturdays and Sundays. An email address is also available for those who
wish to contact us electronically ? covid@eastriding.gov.uk .
The aim of this service is not to take away, substitute for or replace the
great work and community spirit that has been established over the last few
weeks across the East Riding but to provide extra help and support for those
residents who really need support with their daily living and who don?t have
carers, family, friends, neighbours or local community groups available to
help.
I must also stress that this contact centre is not for emergencies or for
those vulnerable residents who are in our adult care system. The people we
want to help through this service are those who may be in self-isolation and
need medicines or essential food collecting, pets that need walking or are
maybe feeling lonely and would like to be able to chat with someone.
As town and parish councils, I know you will continue to be our eyes and
ears in your respective areas and if you identify people that need help,
please telephone or email the contact centre so that it can be logged,
triaged and the appropriate help found.  Alternatively, if you can fix the
problem locally and you or a local community group can help, please just go
ahead and do it.
The formal launch of the new service will take place on Thursday 26 March in
the media and via social media channels. The Council is also planning to
send a letter to every household in the East Riding detailing just how we
are tackling this pandemic, what people can do to make sure they stay safe
as well as the details for the contact centre.
As town and parish councils, please do make this service known to those who
really need it.  I will continue to keep you updated and thank you once
again for your on-going support.
CONTACT CENTRE DETAILS
9am-9pm Monday-Friday
9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
Tel: (01482) 393919
Email: covid@eastriding.gov.uk
Darren Stevens
Director of Corporate Resources, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Local Businesses Delivering


I saw this on a Market Weighton Facebook page about shops in Market Weighton, Pocklington and Local areathat are delivering which we might find useful. 


Monday, 23 March 2020

Shops In Pocklington

*****Pocklington Area Retailers****
This is a list of local shops, restaurants and food suppliers who have provided information about their current status via the local Facebook groups. I have copied this from Facebook. Please not different shops might change their details on a day by day basis.

Revised Monday 23 March at 7pm
Retail Business owners – please provide information about your business by commenting at the bottom of this page or directly to me via messenger. Remember to let me know if your situation changes.

Doctors/Pocklington Group Practice
In view of the current Coronavirus pandemic we will not be offering face to face appointments without first triaging by the duty doctors. Any online bookable appointments will be telephone only. Please telephone the surgery, you will be asked some basic questions by the receptionist who will then pass to the duty doctor. We understand that it may be difficult to get through but be patient.
Tel: 01759 302500
https://www.pocklingtongps.nhs.uk

Pocklington Tuesday Market
Closed.
Amos and Welsh (bread stall) will be in the Rugby club car park today - essential foodstuffs

Shops.
Acorn Gallery
Open as usual
Aldi
Customers limited to 4 of each product
Note earlier closing time
Mon – Sat 8am to 8pm
Sun – 10am – 4pm
Arkwrights Allsorts
Open as normal
Delivery Service
Tel: 07557 667510
https://www.facebook.com/ArkwrightsAllsorts/
Bags of Style
Open as normal
Browns the Greengrocers
Open as usual
Various veg, salad and fruit boxes available for home delivery
Orders can be placed and paid for with a credit card on the website or via the telephone.
Tel: 01759 307134
https://www.facebook.com/brownsthegreengrocers
Barnados Charity Shop
Open 10 till 4 Monday to Sunday
WF Burton Butchers
Open as usual
Delivery available. Pay on delivery.
Tel: 01759 302182
https://www.facebook.com/burtonbutchers/
Boots
Will be closed between 12noon and 1 for cleaning
Only 2 customers allowed inside at one time. Take your brolly just in case.
BP Convenience Store
Barmby Road
Open as normal
Butterfields Bakery and Sandwich Shop
Unit 2D Hampden Road, Pocklington
Will deliver loaves and bread buns.
Order before 2pm. Pay on delivery
Reports that they are very busy.
Tel: 07732 894531
https://www.facebook.com/pg/butterfieldsbakeryyork
Celebrations
Closed
Co op
Normal opening hours
https://finder.coop.co.uk/food/store/YO42-2AE/63-market-place
Danbys
Open as usual
Will deliver newspapers, milk, eggs and Yoghurt
Credit card payment accepted over the phone or online.
Tel: 01759 302217
https://www.facebook.com/Danbys-of-Pocklington
Dilly Dally
Open as usual
E & G Pet Accessories and Walkies
Open as normal plus deliveries which can be paid for by bank transfer or paypal.
Tel: 07734 952557
https://www.facebook.com/EandGPetAccessoriesandwalkies/
Embarque Travel
Office closed.
Tel:  01759 301613
https://www.facebook.com/EmbarqueTravel/
English RM Pet Supplies
Open as usual
4PAWSRAW
Pet supplies
Open as usual
Free local delivery. Order on the phone and pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer.
Tel: 01759 304070
https://www.facebook.com/groups/342902112958176/
Fresh Food Company
Closed
Fletchers the Cobblers
Closed
Goldies Bridal Shop
Open as usual
Grandads Shed
Closed.
Online only
https://grandads-shed.com/
Hair of the Dog Grooming Salon
Open as usual. Pet collection can be arranged
Tel: 01759 305506
Langlands Garden Centre Farm Shop
Closed
https://www.facebook.com/langlandsgardencentre/
Laveracks
Open as usual
Delivery service on Tuesday 24th March and Friday 27th March.
Minimum order £10. Order and pay on the phone.
Tel: 01430 860320
https://www.facebook.com/LaveracksPocklington/
Miller Foodservice, Dunnington
General grocery items inc frozen foods. Minimum order £40
Home delivery only.
Pay by card when ordering on the telephone.
Tel 01904 655368
https://www.facebook.com/millerfoodserviceyorkshire/
Moonlight Bedrooms
Open as usual
Mouse House Floral Design
Open as usual
No6 The Pavement
Open as usual
Pocklington Appliances
Open as normal
Pocklington Pet Stores
Open as usual
Post Office
Open as normal
RM English Estate Agents
Open as Usual
Tel: 01759 303202
Sainsburys
Mon – Sat 8am to 8pm
Sunday normal
NHS and social care workers with NHS ID only between 7.30 and 8am Mon – Sat.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am to 9am elderly, disabled and carers.
From Monday 23rd March those over 70 or have a disability will have priority access for home delivery.
Purchases restricted to 3 of any grocery product and 2 on other products eg toilet paper.
Sassy and Chic
Open as usual
Sue Ryder Charity Shop
Closed
The Mile, Pocklington
Open as usual drinks available to be consumed on the verandah
Deliveries of basics such as bread, milk, eggs, dog food etc.
Pay on delivery.
Tel: 01759 305420
https://www.themilefarmshop.co.uk/
V-Floral Atelier Flower Shop
Open as usual. Delivery available.
Tel: 01759 303990
Totally Wicked
Open as usual
Woody Marvellous
Shop closed
Available online oh phone
Tel: 07596 823640
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Cafes, Pubs and Take Aways
These are the businesses who have told us they are providing take aways and deliveries
Bella Vita Takeaway
Open as usual
Costa Coffee
Closed
The Fleece Inn, Bishop Wilton
Take away service.
Delivery available for people confined to their home.
Pay on delivery
Tel: 01759 368251
https://www.facebook.com/thefleeceinnbishopwilton/
Franks Kebab
Open as usual
Order delivery via website or phone.
Tel: 01759 306612
https://frankskebabandpizza.co.uk/our_menu.php
Ginger Cow Tea Room, Hayton
Closed
Judsons Bar
Closed
KFC
Can pick up inside and Drive Through
Market Street Café
Take away Mon – Sun
Delivery available Mon – Fri 9 till 2.30. Order on the phone.
Tel: 07743 6060471
https://www.facebook.com/Themarketstcafe/
Market Tap
Open 12noon to 9pm for takeaway beer.
Also take away food.
https://www.facebook.com/BYMarketTap/
McDonalds
Closed
Melbourne Arms, Melbourne
Take away between 5pm to 7pm
Tel: 01759 319457
https://www.facebook.com/Melbournepub/
Pane e Vino
Take Away Menu
Tel: 01759 303343
https://www.facebook.com/panevinopocklington/
The Plough Inn, Allerthorpe
Take away available
Tel: 01759 302349
https://www.facebook.com/ploughallerthorpe/
Railway Street Fisheries
Will accept telephone orders to avoid queuing.
Tel: 01759 302231
https://www.facebook.com/traditionalchippy/
Sonali
Take away available. Phone through your order and pay be credit card on the phone.
Tel: 01759 305010
https://www.facebook.com/sonalirestaurant/
Starbucks
Take away only.
St Vincent Arms, Newton on Derwent
Take away service and delivery available for Sutton Upon Derwent & Elvington
Tel: 01904 608349
https://www.facebook.com/stvincentarms/
Swirlz
Open till Friday 27th for take away only
https://www.facebook.com/swirlzgelato/
The Wolds Café
Delivery service from Monday 8am to 3pm. Menu on Facebook page below.
Payment by credit card over the phone or you can pay by cash upon delivery.
Tel: 01759 304868
https://www.facebook.com/TheWoldsCafe/
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Hairdressers and Beauty Salons
Austin Charles Hairdressers
Open as normal
Beauty Spot
Closed
Chameleon Hair Design
Open as usual
Discovery Hair Studio
Closed
Gemini Hair Salon
Open as usual.
The Hair Studio
Closed
Klass Beauty
Open as usual
Kurdish Top Barber
Closed
Mark Lee Hairdressing
Open as usual
Nicks Barbers
Open as usual
Nicola Janes Beauty Clinic
Open as usual
Park Lane Beauty
Open as usual
Pink Hair and Sheryls Barbers
Closed
The Salon
Closed
Sarah J’s Hair and Beauty Studio
Open as usual
Secrets Hair and Beauty
Open as usual
Sue’s Beauty Room
Open as normal
Turkish Barber
Open
Yorkshire Hair and Make up
Closed
Fitness
Francis Scaife Leisure Centre
Closed along with all council leisure centres.

Town & Parish Councils and the Community Response in the East Riding of Yorkshire to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

To All Town & Parish Councils in the East Riding of Yorkshire Work is now
well underway within East Riding of Yorkshire Council to determine how we
can together best support our vulnerable residents during this challenging
time as we all respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are treating this
matter as one of our highest priorities.  We are going to tackle this by
working alongside the HEY Smile Foundation, a charity which works closely
with the private, public and voluntary sectors.  Plans are in place to set
up a contact centre which will take calls and receive emails from vulnerable
or at risk residents who most need our help and who cannot source that help
from friends, family or others.  This will be in place by the middle of week
commencing 23 March.  This centre will receive and record the requests for
help and will triage those requests and source the best solution.
I know that your council is also working hard on this and will want to do
everything you can to support residents living within your boundaries.  We
are very much aware of the great work and community spirit that has been
established over the last few weeks across the East Riding by town and
parish councils, community groups and residents in response to the pandemic.
We would like to sincerely thank you for your all your efforts.
 It is really humbling to see what communities have achieved and the support
structures that have been put into place in such a short period of time.
The support systems that have been set up in your community will be integral
to this work.  It would be very helpful to have the best possible
understanding of what community and other groups there are out there across
the East Riding willing to help those residents who most need it and who
cannot source that help from friends, family or others.
It would be very helpful if you, as town and parish councils, could
encourage any community or voluntary groups, along with those groups set up
on social media channels, to register their details on www.beecan.org .
 This website is hosted by the HEY Smile Foundation and the aim is to build
up a detailed database of organisations that can work alongside us and build
our resilience when helping those in need.  Guidance on how to register can
be found in this video - https://youtu.be/q2Xy2Yd0TFs .  If there are any
difficulties with registering, please email Andy Barber at the HEY Smile
Foundation on ab@heysmilefoundation.org and he will resolve the matter.
Once the contact centre is ready to go, details will be widely publicised
via numerous channels.  As Town and Parish Councils, I know you want to
continue to play a key role in this effort over the coming weeks. I will
write to you again next week with a further update on this work.  I will be
in a position then to give you more specific details about how this will
work.  In the meantime, I would like to thank you for your on-going support
and efforts.
Darren Stevens
Director of Corporate Resources, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Information From the Council

Paul sent this email over from the council to share with the village. 

Dear Town and Parish Council colleagues
Following the Government's announcements yesterday and the open letter to
the public from the Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, I wanted to
take the opportunity to give you an insight into how the council is
responding to COVID-19 and aiming to protect our residents, particularly the
most vulnerable members of society.
My directorate covers Adult Services and Business Management & Commissioning
(which include a wide range of adult social care services), Public Health
and Culture & Customer Services.
Myself and my senior managers have been extensively preparing for some time
for the likely impact of coronavirus on our business continuity plans, as
have the council's other directors and heads of service.
We stepped up our planning and actions last week.
For example, we moved some social workers away from review work to support
our hospital teams who were becoming under intense pressure.
We set up a daily dialogue with the 140 residential care providers and the
40 home care providers,.
We increased resources for residential care homes to step up infection
control measures and provided further advice around protection measures,
which is all part of the various ways we have been supporting and working
strongly and collaboratively with the provider market.
We reviewed these arrangements yesterday morning and stepped up our
arrangements further, including following the national guidance issued by
Government and being proportionate in our response, anticipating the future
and maintaining business as usual as much as we can in these challenging
times.
Many people, including our staff and those who care and support loved ones,
will be anxious and I know this includes many people in your communities and
no doubt some of you as well.
It is, therefore, crucial that we all maintain good operational, tactical
and strategic leadership and come together strongly to support our
communities in these worrying and unprecedented times for all of us.
This morning I have set up an Adult Social Care recovery room which will
operate from 8:30am to 5pm. This will provide us with additional resilience
to support our care providers, inform our intelligence from across the East
Riding and will include a representation from health services.
I have established co-ordinated reporting arrangements to align with the
wider health and care system.
I also recognise that information from our front-line staff, those who
deliver care, ward members, community and voluntary groups and yourselves
- town and parish councils -  remains vital and again my teams are
strengthening the flow of information so we continue to build intelligence
to support our overall decision-making.
Strong and pro-active engagement is in place with the residential care and
home care sectors, which is crucial for us at this time, and we have many
other operational activities under way to support our services.
We remain heavily involved in daily national, regional and local telephone
conference calls with partners from a wide range of organisations, with our
own Public Health experts remaining at the forefront in engaging with the
responses and advising us accordingly.
Government is also issuing guidance to us, with more coming every day, and
this is informing our actions and decision-making too.
The council has well-established procedures for dealing with civil
emergencies as part of the Humber Local Resilience Forum and this
multi-agency body also supports our decision-making.
I know this situation is placing huge demands on all of us and I want to
make clear that we have plans in place, that actions are being taken
specifically across Adult Social Care and also to reach out to you so if
there is anything further that I or my colleagues can help and support you
with, please let me know. This is a dynamic situation and we are planning
and responding accordingly.
I will aim to provide you with regular updates as we all play our part in
supporting our residents and especially those at greatest risk.
Thank you for your support.
John Skidmore
Director of Adults, Health and Customer Services East Riding of Yorkshire
Council

Parish Meeting Postponed

Due to the Covid-19 virus the next village meeting due to be held in April will be postponed until further notice. As you are aware this is the election meeting and signing off the accounts. We are making enquiries what the process is for this and I will inform you of the outcome of our enquiries  when I get an answer. Stay safe and anybody needs any help please don’t hesitate to ask.

Cheers

Paul