Thursday, 27 November 2014

Rural Sounding Board

The Parish Council has received this email regarding the rural sounding board.

The Rural Sounding Board was established as a way of gathering Councillors opinion on a range of topics.  It has two separate Boards, one for Local Authority Councillors (one per member authority) and one for Parish Councillors (one per Parish Council as part of the Rural Services Community). 

This information will be used to inform our research and enable Councillors to share their views on key issues affecting their local area.
The first survey was on The Impact of Austerity Measures on Local Services.
The results of this survey were presented at the recent AGM in London on 17th November.
They can be accessed at this webpage:
Rural Sounding Board
The Rural Sounding Board will gather views and opinions of rural Local Authority Councillors and Parish Councillors across England and will use the re...
The second survey for the Rural Sounding Board will be taking place early next year.

Saturday, 15 November 2014


I have had a comment left on the website asking if we could just ask if any one is letting off fireworks other than on bonfire night if they could let their neighbours and those they know who have pets that they will be letting off fireworks on a particular night, as animals can get frightened and distressed by the noise of the fireworks. The person didn't leave their name but just thought I would pass on the reminder.

Information Re Flooding

Someone kindly sent Richard Watts an email about the flooding, however Richard deleted it by mistake before he read it, so just wondered if the person would you be kind enough to send it again. kind regards and Richard says sorry about that!
Richard's email address is

Everingham November Newsletter 2014

Sorry I haven't published this sooner, but I have only just seen it in amongst hundreds of emails!

Established 1988

Bernard Whatling
I would like to thank everyone who attended Bernard’s funeral and all those who took the time to send cards and letters to me and my family. We feel we’ve had a lot of arms around us, helping us through a very difficult time.
I would also like to thank Mike for keeping everything tidy and those who made the church look so beautiful. Thank you all it is appreciated.
Diane Whatling and family.

From the village.
Sadly Bernard passed away on Sunday, 12th October. He was a familiar figure on his mobility scooter around and about the village, with Polly, his little dog keeping him company on the step. He was born in Thornton and became a builder. Bernard worked for John Layton of Bielby before setting up his own business. He was well known for his woodcraft work, producing everything from pincushion holders made from local wood to copying a farmhouse porch from an old photograph.
The Whatlings moved to Rose Cottage in the late 1970s. Bernard served on the Parish Council for many years and was a mine of local information.
Everybody will miss him and our thoughts are with Diane and family.

Village Hall committee meeting. Thursday, 6th November.7pm

Inn Nights at the Village Hall.
Saturday, 22nd November
Saturday, 20th December

Bonfire Night at the Village Hall. Saturday, 1st November.
VH and bar open 6.30
Fireworks at 7pm
Food available –bangers(!) and a roll
Price – same as last year – donation in the bucket.
VH committee

Supporting the performing arts - begging bowl time!
Next year Melbourne Community Primary School's drama group (the M&M Club) will be performing Bugsy Malone. The cost to the school is immense what with the licence, costumes and props and so they ask well-wishers if they would like to become a patron or a sponsor of the club. As a patron, following a donation to the drama group, your name will be published in the programme. (If you so wish) Or you might like to become a sponsor of the Club whereby following a donation to Club funds, your company would be advertised in the programme. 
If you fancy supporting Everingham's youngsters who attend M&M (Melbourne & Music) Club, please contact the school on Even the smallest donation will be very gratefully received or if you want any more information, give me a ring.  
Many thanks. 
Ali Thompson Tel 861524

Everingham village facebook page
Like our new page on facebook to keep uptodate with events and causes in the village.  All business advertisements welcome.!/pages/Everingham-Village/365584893615365  or email any updates to
 Debbie (Waby)

Sewing Workshops
I'm running sewing workshops on Tuesday & Wednesday, daytime and evenings. Totally client lead so you can tailor the workshop to your own needs.
Ring Tracey on 861714, email or take a look at for more details.

Thank You
Thanks to all cooked and helped set up and all who supported our Harvest Lunch  £600 was raised for the continuing up keep of the Church
Special thanks to Helen Marsden for again providing beautiful flower displays in the Church and the Village Hall
Hilary   Church Warden

Remembrance Sunday Service
There will be a service of Remembrance on Sunday November 9th at 10.30am prompt starting at the Church before moving to the War memorial for the silence at 11.00am

Mrs Helen Guest has kindly invited all back to Everingham Hall for drinks after the service.

Church Services for November

2nd Nov               HC                        09.15        Everingham
9th Nov    Remembrance Day Service                 10.30                 Everingham
16th Nov                HC                09.15        Everingham
23rd Nov                HC                09.15        Harswell
30th Nov                HC for the group        10.45        Seaton Ross
Every Wednesday       HC                09.30        Old School HOSM

A date for your diary
Carol Service (Blessing of the Cup Cakes) 19th Dec 6.30p

For Sale
iPad Mini. Black slate, 32GB, WIFI, perfect condition, as new. Includes original packaging and charger. £190 Ono.
Contact Kerstin 01430 861695 or 07979 666468

Christmas Shopping Event for Candlelighters Childrens Cancer Charity
Christmas is just around the corner!  Our third annual Christmas Shopping evening is on Wednesday, 12th November 2014 at 7pm. Please come along to the Village Hall for a lovely evening of shopping and socialising.
Lots of gorgeous gifts from Grandad's Shed, Ericalili Jewellery, Vintage Friends Candles, Phoenix Cards, Raisthorpe Manor Sloe Gin, Total Massage Therapies, Piperty Tracey Ward, Slights Crafts, Captain Tortue Clothes and Accessories.
Raffle, Auction, Bar, Refreshments.
Tickets £5.00 to include your first glass of wine or soft drink. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Please contact Kerstin Cooper 07979 666468 or

Theatre evening at the Village Hall.
Sat 21st February 2015 a performance of Happy Jack written by John Godber of Hull, by Library Theatre Group.
More details to follow, from Sally.

Everingham and Harswell Parish Council
Minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2014 in the Village Hall, Everingham.
  1. Present: Councillors Tom Featherby (Chairman); Marcia Call; Patricia Coole; Rachel Glossop; Bryn James; Edward Pettifer; and Alison Thompson.
Clerk to the Council: Anthony Stocking.
  1. Councillors agreed the correctness of the 09 July 2014 meeting’s minutes.
  2. No Councillor declared a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in any agenda item.
  3. Matters arising:
    1. The committee monitoring progress of the Everingham Wind Farm application has discussed with Councillors the means of maintaining a dialogue so that each party is aware of events. The committee agreed to keep the Council informed of events via the normal channel. No application is yet available. TF emphasised that the Council will discuss the matter when ERYC has issued a formal planning application. Then Councillors will take a decision based on the facts and consider the electorate’s views.
    2. TF has learned that the contract to transport some 52000 tonnes of recyclable waste has not gone to Kemps of Seaton Ross. This should reduce the HGV traffic through the village by three movements daily. It is possible that Hargreaves will continue to use the Seaton Ross facility.
AS made a request for local PCSO Cundiff to undertake a further speed survey. His report of the initial survey gave the following information:
“The total amount of traffic that passed through the village as 75 vehicles between 15:30 & 17:00. Total Speed 2102 MPH divided by 75.  Average speed 28.1 MPH. Total number of cars that would have received a speeding ticket  3. The highest speed was 40Mph. 1 in 25 cars found to be speeding this equates to 4 % were speeding. Speed board was used to collate the speeds of vehicles passing through the village, This device is not as accurate as the Pro Laser.”
No discussion took place regarding involving the Community Partnership to reduce HGV traffic through the villages and the matter will be on the agenda of the November meeting.
    1. Renovation and painting of the telephone box is complete. The Council recorded appreciation to members of the Thompson family for their work.
    2. The telephone box has become available for adoption once again. BT has not finalised the procedure to do so and there is some confusion at BT as to the means of doing so. It appears that should a Parish Council agree to the removal of the equipment then adoption and retention of the box will be a formality. AS has contacted ERYC and awaits confirmation of the procedure.
    3. AS will learn of the extent of cover for damage to or claims from incidents concerning the ‘bus shelter.
    4. No action has taken place regarding ascertaining the location and direction of culverts in Everingham. However, TF continues to liaise with Rob Brown at ERYC Highways Department
    5. One bridge along pathway 8 has received attention but a second requires renovation. RG has contacted Lesley Whitehead.
    6. MC will contact Jim McGivern regarding the completion of the work by Streetscene operatives and report to the November meeting.  
    7. The redundant power pole on Thorpe le Street Road is still in place. AS requested a response from Northern PowerGrid regarding the unsightly replacement.
    8. ERYC Lighting Department has replied to the query about the cost of work on the lamp standards. It is not possible to defer payment outside this fiscal year but a request for assistance can be made to ERYC Finance department.
    9. No details of defibrillators at Brandesburton or Melbourne are available from the respective Council clerks. AS has circulated information to Councillors on two sources and the subject will be on the agenda of the November meeting.
  1. Emergency Plan:
    1. BJ has informed HEPS of the Council’s plan. RG is now the co-ordinator of the Emergency Committee.
  2. Finance:
    1. AS submitted the up-to-date accounts. MC proposed and PC seconded a motion for their approval. This was given unanimously and they were signed by TF. The balance of £5405.74 agrees with the bank statement.
    2. The External Auditor has approved the accounts.
  3. Planning:
    1. The investigation of the building in the grounds of Elleker House continues.
    2. The Everingham Stud is compliant with the terms of its planning approval.
  4. Principal correspondence
    1. July and August bank statements.
    2. Confirmation of receipt of a request for information on the redundant power pole and the installed replacement.
    3. Joining a Rural Sounding Board sponsored by Rural Services Network.
    4. Market Weighton Community Council minutes and agenda.
    5. Proposed replacement of lighting pole brackets and lighting upgrades.
  5. Business:
    1. There was none.
  6. Items for inclusion on agenda of next meeting:
11.1    There was none.
  1. Date of next meeting:
    1. The next meeting will be in the Village Hall at 19h30 on 12 November 2014. Electors can submit questions, comments or items for discussion at the meeting by contacting the Clerk within 14 days of the meeting.
Issued 16 September 2014.By Anthony Stocking, Clerk to the Council.39 The Meadows, Leven. East Riding of Yorkshire. HU17 5LX. 01964 542043 :

Everingham oil club
If you live in the circulation area of this newsletter and would like to be included in the oil club then please email phil.cartwright1@btinternet. You will then receive an email when the next delivery is due. If you require oil at that time then you will be advised of the chosen supplier for that month, you should then make contact directly with the supplier to arrange payment. Our normal delivery months are January, March, May, September & November. From time to time interim deliveries may be arranged, however we suggest that to get the best prices we should try and concentrate on these planned dates.
Mike, Jan & Phil.

Next issue of newsletter.
Please send submissions to or put them in our white enamel post box on our drive at The Old Priory by 27thNovember.

Helen and Simon Hughes have sponsored the newsletter this month.

Vodafone Rurual Open Sure Signal Programme

I have received an email about Vodafone's Rural Open Sure Signal, so just passing it on.

My name is Matt Churchill, I work on behalf of Vodafone at PR firm Burson-Marsteller.

I wanted to get in contact to let you know that the deadline is approaching for applications to Vodafone’s Rural Open Sure Signal programme:

It aims to help rural communities which have little mobile coverage get connected. The programme has gone through a trial phase and we’re now looking for local communities to apply to be a part of a long term initiative. You can read more about it on our blog:

Please do let me know if you have any questions and If you choose to share this on the Bielby Village blog, please feel free to disclose I got in touch.

Best wishes,


Everingham Christmas Carol Concert Sunday 14th December 2014

~ Christmas Carol Concert ~

Celebrate the Festive Season with a Traditional Carol Concert
In aid of both village churches
9 Lessons & Carols with
"Cantabile" Musical Director - Gillian Barker

~ Sunday 14th December 2pm ~
St Mary & St Everildas' Church, Everingham Park
Bring your friends and family, £6 per person (Children free)
Including mulled wine & mince pies
Tickets - Helen Guest - 01430 860 203
Or call at Everingham Hall

Monday, 10 November 2014

Information About Flooding

I have received an email from Richard Watts who said, "I am in the process of buying a property in Crudhall Lane, my family and I have been really looking forward to this move. However our survey says this is a flood risk area. Can anyone tell us of any history of flooding problems and or how well the beck and rivers are maintained/flood defences. Thanks for your help."
Richard's email address is

Christmas Walk Sunday 28th December 2014

The proposed date for the Christmas Walk this year is Sunday 28th meeting place is at the top of Mill Lane (outside Margaret’s) at 10.30am. The route will be on a potential pub route, probably Melbourne again via another route. It was suggested that we should let the Melbourne Arms know of our impending arrival so
so that they might be able to cater for a soup and sandwich type meal. If you require more information please ask Paul Kerry who will be organizing the walk.

Carol Singing Monday 22nd December 2014

Our village Carol Singing evening has been organized for Monday 22nd December. Meeting at Hollycroft Court (Richard and Christine’s house) at 6.30pm and this year’s charity is to be Wolds Wonder’s. A charity which offers a weekly drama group for people with special needs.

Thanks For The Remembrance Sunday Lunch

Sandra said could we say a big thank you to Richard & Christine Coe, Ian & Judith Simpson, Val & Pete Nolton & Paul & Julie Kerry for organising & preparing the Remembrance Day Lunch.