Sunday, 27 December 2015

Christmas Village Walk

The Christmas village walk is on Monday 28th December, meeting 11am at Mill Lane.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Thank You To Paul For Organising Village Meal

Thanks for organising the Village Christmas Meal Paul, everyone had a great time.

Onshore Oil & Gas Exploration

Paul has written to Mr Greg Knight MP asking him for his view and the fact we were told back in March 2014 that fracking was not planned at that time.

Please see the email below:

New Onshore Oil & Gas Exploration Licence
I am writing to you concerning the Government’s announcement today about the UK 14th Round for onshore oil and gas exploration licences. As you may be aware my company, Cuadrilla Resources, along with its business partner GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd (part of the ENGIE group), have been offered a number of licences to explore for shale gas in the area of North Yorkshire and East Riding outlined in these maps part of which is within your parish. 

Cuadrilla Resources is a British company which aims to lead best practice for unconventional hydrocarbon exploration in Europe.  We take our responsibilities with regards to safety, environmental protection and working with local communities very seriously
We are pleased to be offered these new exploration licences which are in addition to the licence areas that were announced in August 2015. The blocks we have been offered today have been subject to assessment under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 in preparation for today’s announcement by the Government.
We welcome the potential for exploration in North Yorkshire and East Riding and the associated benefits of new jobs and economic growth we believe it will bring.  For the next year activity in this new licence area will largely centre on desktop studies and potentially acquiring some seismic data.  This will provide us with a detailed insight into the geology deep underneath the licence area and help in the assessment of locations for potential future exploration sites. 
Any future proposed exploration sites would be the subject of planning applications to the local authority, applications to the Environment Agency and HSE for regulatory approvals, an Environmental Impact Assessment where potential fracking is involved along with extensive public consultation and other community engagement.
On the matter of community benefit, the shale gas industry, through its representative body UK Onshore Oil & Gas (UKOOG) has agreed with Government to pay £100,000 to the community local to each exploration site where it has been granted full planning and regulatory permissions to hydraulically fracture an exploration well.
Our first priority will be to talk with the local communities and their elected representatives.  We would therefore welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss our plans in more detail.
We recognise that some members of the public will have concerns and we have a responsibility to communicate with the local community regularly and transparently about any proposed work and future operations and to reassure them that onshore exploration and fracking can and will be done safely, securely and in an environmentally responsible way.  A community helpline is already set up for people in Yorkshire who may have early questions about onshore oil and gas exploration.  The number is:  0800 1303 884.
 Yours sincerely
 Francis Egan
Cuadrilla Resources

Theft At Woodland Nurseries

From Lesley at Woodland Nurseries:

I have had some 'petty theft' from the nursery in the last few weeks. Three occasions taking total of
£15 cash, 2 gold Christmas pomander balls, a gold holly wreath, a bronze wreath, a box of Tesco Xmas cards, pair secateurs, pair of wire clippers. 
Please keep a look out and be alert.

Planning Application for Anaerobic Digester at Holme On Spalding Moor

The decision on the planning application for the Anaerobic Digester (AD) at Park Farm, Holme on Spalding Moor was deferred today at the planning committee meeting. 

This doesn't mean it will not go ahead but it gives local residents more time to investigate the proposal in more depth. Comments on the application will still be accepted.

Ron Pettifer - Clerk to Everingham and Harswell Parish Council

Community Policing - Update from Inspector Joanne Wood

Community Policing -  Update from Inspector Joanne Wood

Please read the attached document for information concerning our area.

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group - NHS Prescribing Survey

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group - NHS Prescribing Survey
"Like many NHS organisations across the country, we will struggle this year to keep within our annual prescribing budget of £55.9 million and we are predicting a £2 million overspend.  This is partly due to a recent national rise in the cost of prescription items to the NHS.  However, when compared with other parts of the country similar us, our overall spend on prescriptions is much higher than average.
We feel that making some relatively small changes to make savings on our prescribing budget over the next few months will free up funds to spend on other essential NHS services and we really need you to help us now so we can continue to help you in the future.  If you would like to find out more and help us by completing this survey, please visit our prescribing web page:"

Sunday, 13 December 2015

East Riding Parish News For December

ERYC Parish News
The December issue of the East Riding of Yorkshire Parish News can be viewed via the link.

Everingham Bar Night

Christmas Bar Night 19th December at Everingham

The Bar Night coincides with the final of Strictly Come Dancing which starts at 6.35pm

The bar will be open prior to the start and will be showing the final on the BIG SCREEN.

 All are welcome.

 Let's make a memorable start to Christmas this year.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Planning Application

Planning Application.
Willow Lodge - Erection of two storey extension to front, porch to front, first floor extension to side, construction of dormers to rear and render to dwelling.
The reference is 15/03653/PLF
The latest date for comments to be submitted to ERYC is 23rd December 2015. 

The ERYC Planning department is going ‘electronic’ and so correspondence relating to planning applications will no longer be sent to parish clerks by post. Plans, documents and comments can be viewed on line via Public Access on the ERYC website. Your comments can also be submitted on line via the link below.

The link to take you to the planning search page is

The letter from ERYC will be on the notice board.   

News From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council

ERYC Connect to Support
Connect to Support is a website for adults in the East Riding who need support to live independently. 
Making Time for Winter
ERYC has produced a pamphlet 'with essential information to keep you warm and safe this winter.’ Some of the information is already on their website and has been printed in the Parish News and Your East Riding leaflets but this pamphlet brings it all together in one place. I will put some on the notice board but also have several spare so if you would like a copy please let me know – Gabrielle  318491.
ERYC Chairman’s Awards 2016
The Chairman's Awards are presented annually by the council to individuals, companies and organisations with the East Riding of Yorkshire in recognition of their achievements towards enhancing the area in which they work and live.
Anyone can forward nominations for the following categories:
  • Chairman's Built Heritage Award for Single, New Dwellings, Conversions and Minor Works 
  • Chairman's Built Heritage Awards for Commercial Development and Major Schemes 
  • Chairman's Business Award for Businesses with Under 50 Employees 
  • Chairman’s Business Award for Business with Over 51 Employees 
  • Chairman's Community Award for Groups 
  • Chairman's Community Awards for Individuals 
  • Chairman's Environment Award for Environmental Projects 
  • Chairman's Sport Award for Outstanding Team/Club of the Year 
  • Chairman's Sport Award for Talented Performer
 For more information go to

Planning Application For Industrial Anaerobic Digester Unit Near Harswell

This has come from Everingham and Harswell Parish Council.

To All Parishioners

The parish council has been made aware of a planning application just across the boundary of the parish near Harswell. It is for an industrial anaerobic digester unit to process waste materials into biogas and fertiliser. The location is Park Farm, Market Weighton Road and the planned industrial unit is adjacent to the bridleway/old railway line.

The application can be found on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's (ERYC) online planning portal by following the link below:

However you may need to register to view the documents, in which case you can then use the simple search facility and enter the application number as follows:   15/02993/STPLF

The plans were submitted in September and very few local residents were made aware of them. The residents of Holme on Spalding Moor held an emergency meeting last week with both local and parish councillors in attendance to discuss the plans.

Any comments about the development need to be submitted to ERYC ASAP. They are intending for the plans to go to the planning committee meeting next week on Thursday December 17th so comments need to be received prior to this date. You can voice your opinion either online via the planning website or in writing to the planning officer in charge, Mr. Matthew Sunman.

The development is on an existing farm which has a challenging entrance on a bend of the A614. It is very difficult for HGVs to enter and exit the driveway without encroaching on the opposite side of the road. There seems to be confusion as to the number of lorries anticipated on a daily basis but it could be as high as 35 lorries both in and out of the plant. The intention is for the facility to handle 50000 tons of waste product a year including food waste, fish waste and animal waste. It will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The applicant claims that the entire unit will be sealed and there will be no odour emanating from it. However it would be prudent for residents to carry out an internet search into other facilities nationwide that were constructed along this basis. There are many local communities, both adjacent and some distance away from the anaerobic digesters, who are now suffering the effects of a constant stench from these apparently odourless facilities.

I would urge all parishioners, particularly those residents in Harswell, to seriously consider the impact this unit may have on their day to day life. If you feel strongly that this industrial development is unsuitably located within the local farmland then let your feelings be known to ERYC. The number of complaints from the now aware HoSM residents has increased dramatically within the past 24 hours alone.

Map link -

Health Van Update

Paul has checked with the people who run the health van and the age range is between 40 & 74 and also people who are not under medication at the time. They are trying to capture people who do not see their doctor regularly.

They are prepared to come to Bielby in April on a date we choose. They require a venue that a large vehicle can turn round and a maximum of 6 people per visit, but if we get more people interested they will visit again. Could I ask if anybody is interested in having a health check please let me know and what day of the week is best for you. I would appreciate a reply ASAP as I have to let the health team know in the New Year. Thanks Paul. You can contact Paul by phone on 318077.

Here is a link to the public health van info -

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Party Cancelled

It is with regret that the Children's Christmas Party won't be going ahead on 20th Dec as planned. However the Carol Concert will still be on at St Giles' Church at 6.30pm. Many thanks. Beatrice.

Rural Health Van

Paul has sent this email - An action on me from the last Parish meeting was to look at the possibility of getting the rural health van to Bielby. They are prepared to come to Bielby in April on a date we choose. They require a venue that a large vehicle can turn round and a maximum of 6 people per visit, but if we get more people interested they will visit again. Could I ask if anybody is interested in having a health check please let me know and what day of the week is best for you. I would appreciate a reply ASAP as I have to let the health team know in the New Year. Thanks Paul. You can contact Paul by phone on 318077.
Please Note - Paul thinks there is an age limit for the health checks, possibly 45 to 75, Paul will check with the lady and get back to us.

Coffee Morning Thank You

Pete and Val Nolton would like to say a Big Thank you to their family, friends and villagers who helped and supported them at their coffee morning at Cherry Court on Saturday 28th November.

Pete and Val are delighted to report that they raised £500 for St. Leonard's Hospice and £265 for St Giles' Church, Bielby.

They had a wonderful morning and hope everyone enjoyed it as much as they did.

Once again, many thanks to everyone.

On behalf of the village I would also like to say well done to Pete and Val for organising a super coffee morning, thank you for all your hard work.