Thursday, 29 January 2015

Quickline and Vonage Deal

Paul asked Ian to get some information about what the quickline and vonage telephone deal was.

Here are some details of their residential package;

£27.50/month* = totally unlimited data broadband allowance, download speeds on average of 10mbs and upload speeds of up to 10mbs plus a 24/7 hotline (01482 24-7-365). 
*Based on a 12-month contract.
£195 installation = this includes all of the equipment and engineer fees, plus a guarantee for the equipment for as long as you are a customer with us (which means free call outs for repairs or replacements with no additional hidden fees) and a *free* Wi-Fi router. This fee is taken with your first monthly payment, so there are no upfront costs to pay!

***Special offer***
Unlimited Internet & UK phone calls for £34.50/month plus installation for only £97.50!**
If you sign up for our unlimited broadband package at £27.50/month AND the unlimited UK landline phone calls for £7/month with Vonage, then your installation price will be reduced from £195 to £97.50 courtesy of Vonage! 
**based on an 18-month contract.
(only available on a pay monthly contract)

Hope that's useful for people in the village. PS if you nominate someone in the village who recommended vonage to you they get a free month’s line rental! People could spread that around so everyone benefits!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Minutes Of January 2015 Parish Meeting

Minutes of the Bielby Parish Meeting Held on Monday 26th January 2015

At St Giles Church, Bielby

1. Apologies for absence

John Peel, Christine Coe, Jenny Ward

2. Minutes of the last meeting

The last meeting was held on Monday 20th October 2014 the minutes were read and adopted as a true record. Proposed by Richard Coe and seconded by Margaret Wilkinson.

3. Matters Arising from the last minutes

We have received a letter from the British Legion thanking the village for the kind donation of £200 plus the £76.54 from the sales of the poppies and donations into the collection box.

A big thank you to all those who came out to join in Carol Singing we raised a very impressive £240, twice as much as last year! This year the money was donated to Wolds Wonders which is Music Theatre Group for adults with learning disabilities

Update on the village bench – it is currently with Peter awaiting the appropriate fixings so that it can be secured in place and is also having an additional coat or two of varnish prior to going outside.

4. Planning permissions

Applications were read out:

Erection of detached garage/ shed at Woodfield Barn – Approved 12 Dec 2014

Allerthorpe Golf Club – Change of use: for the siting of 225 lodges and static caravans (for holiday use only).

5. Precept

ERYC council have accepted our precept application of £1512.44 which is slightly lower than last year.


i) Margaret Wilkinson raised the issue of a disabled access to the church as there are a number of people that would like to attend services and functions held in the church and are unable to get in. This has been looked at previously and there were a number of reasons that led to the idea being shelved but it was agreed that Bielby Parish Meeting should write to the Parochial Church Council to inform them that this matter had been raised and enquire as to whether it would be viable to pursue this idea again.

ii) We have received an email from John Brown of the Pocklington & Market Weighton Crime Prevention Panel inviting people to join them at the next meeting on 24th March, 7.30pm at Pocklington Town Council Offices on George Street. Paul is happy to go along to the meeting and join the mailing list but if anyone would also like to go along or join the mailing list (or get some additional info) please let either Sam or Paul know.

iii) This meeting marked the second of our additional January meetings. We discussed in our meeting of 21st October 2013 the benefit of increasing the number of meetings we held and agreed to add the January meeting to the existing April and October ones. The attendance this evening and the lack of agenda items has led to us agreeing to lose the January meeting and return to just the April and October meetings with the option to call a meeting in January if any important issues arise.

iv) Update on the Broadband situation: as previously discussed Bielby are not being included in the current round of Broadband improvements and upgrades nor are we to be included in the next round. It currently looks like we won’t be eligible for funding until at least 2017. Paul again therefore urges people to write to our MP and if anyone needs Greg Knight’s contact details please let Sam or Paul know and we can forward this information to you.Paul has asked Ian Simpson to put something together for the blog detailing the alternative broadband provider, Quickline Communications, as there is a way that the £195 installation costs can be avoided.

v) Sadly, Richard Coe, informed us that someone has defaced the plaque in memory of the fighter plane that came down in the canal during the war. Richard proposed that the plaque was replaced and that an additional perspex cover was put over the top. There were no objections and Richard is going to organise the replacement plaque and perspex cover.

vi) We would like to extend our thanks to those Bielby residents who spread the grit salt on the road (especially the corner near the church) during icy weather. It is greatly appreciated, thank you.

There were no other business and the meeting closed at 8.25pm

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Remembrance Day Lunch Raised £73 Thank You

Richard, Christine, Paul, Julie, Ian and Judith would like to thank everyone who attended the Remembrance Day Lunch held at Hollycroft Court in November. £73.00 was raised and has been donated to Our Local Heroes. Thanks to all those who attended and helped in anyway.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Flood Liason Group Meeting

Paul Ward has asked me to put this on and if anyone would like to attend. r

Flood Liaison Group

The next meeting of the Flood Liaison Group, to be chaired by Councillor Fraser, will be held at County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA on Friday, 20 March 2015 at 10:00am.  The meeting will last no more than two hours and the agenda and relevant paperwork will be sent out nearer the time.

Due to the number of town and parish councils and flood action groups in the East Riding I regret that places will have to be limited to ONE representative per organisation.

If you let Paul know if you would like to attend.

The Authority would also welcome from representatives the submission of any questions about flooding issues that have not previously been answered.  In order to afford the Council the opportunity of fielding those questions it would be appreciated if details could be forwarded in writing or email by Friday,6 March 2015.

If anyone has any questions for the meeting then please forward them to Paul Ward for submission.

Games Night At Everingham Village Hall 24th January

Games night at Everingham village hall in aid of Harswell church, more details and tickets from Val Featherby 860309 or Jean Brookhouse 860226.

Games Night in aid of Harswell church

Saturday 24 January

Come along for a night of fun and competition at Everingham village hall.

There will be whist, dominoes, beetle and other assorted games.

Tickets £10 for adults or family ticket

£25 including supper.

More details and tickets from

Val Featherby 860309 & Jean Brookhouse 860226

Bar open

Next Parish Meeting

Bielby Parish Meeting
We are currently planning the next Bielby Parish Meeting and if anyone has any agenda items they would like to include then please email them to Sam at 
We are looking at the 26th January but will confirm when we have agreed that date.  Many thanks.