Sunday, 28 February 2016

Proposed Quadrilla Meeting

Further to my note on the meeting with Quadrilla re: fracking I have had some residents expressing a concern that we are not having an open village meeting. Just to clear up the position Quadrilla will not hold an open meeting therefore I felt it was better to have a meeting where we can get their view and ask questions than have no meeting at all.

I do appreciate and welcome views from everybody and would ask that you let me know if you are happy or not for a meeting to take place under the terms I originally said. If a majority do not want the meeting to take place as I mentioned I will cancel the meeting with Quadrilla.

Please let me have your views on this as I will not proceed with this meeting if that is the view of residents.

Thanks Paul  (Tel.  318077)

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Quadrilla and Fracking Issue

Gabrielle and I will be meeting with Quadrilla on the 14th March to discuss the issue of fracking. This is not a meeting with the whole village as it will, in my opinion, end up as a free for all and we will not get as many answers to our questions as we would like. I hope that is OK with everybody. I will ask a couple of people who have shown an interest in this matter to attend.

To get the best from this meeting I would like anybody who has any questions to let Gabrielle or I have the questions and we will ask them on your behalf. This is your opportunity to have your concerns put to the people who are potentially doing the fracking, so if you do not take this chance please do not complain at a later stage.


You can get in touch with Paul by telephone on (Tel.  318077) and Gabrielle by email

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Seaton Ross Quiz 12th March

Seaton Ross Playing Fields will be holding a quiz at the Village Hall, Seaton Ross on Saturday 12 March 2016 at 8pm. It is usually an entertaining evening!  Tickets are £5 per person and includes supper. They will be available from Lumley's or Vanessa Wood (tel 318124, email: and may be available on the door if it's not sold out.  Bring your own booze.  EGG HEADS welcome!!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Coffee Morning 19th March

There will be a coffee morning from 10 til 12 on 19th March at Willow Tree Lodge, Thornton, YO42 4RJ. The coffee morning is in aid of Cancer Research and Lupus UK. There will be a £1 entry. Cake and Raffle. All donations welcome.

The Yorkshire Snowdrop Trail

The Yorkshire Snowdrop Trail.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 2016.
Raising funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Please see the link for information about the open gardens in the area taking part in this event.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

East Riding Parish News February 2016

Here is a link to the East Riding Parish News for Febraury.

Pocklington Bulletin February 2016

Pocklington Provincial Update for February 2016

1.    Priority
Issue: Pocklington Town Centre area (Evenings):

Throughout February, we are to continue our High Visibility patrols of the Pocklington Town Centre area to deter potential anti-social behaviour. These patrols include regular checks on peripheral areas at Pocklington Infants’ School, Maxwell Road (periodic reports of criminal damage and youths causing annoyance), All Saints Church (periodic reports of anti-social behaviour on an evening) and town car parks (reports of low level anti-social behaviour). Criminal offenders will be challenged robustly, arrested or reported for summons. Penalty Notices for Disorder or warning letters may be used in appropriate cases however, those who offend should expect to be arrested and dealt with if their anti social behaviour amounts to criminal offending.  The exercise of discretion should not be expected.

2    Priority
Issue: Youths causing annoyance with Vehicles, Stamford Bridge (Evenings):

Officers will continue patrols in Stamford Bridge and the Viking Road car park. Anyone caught engaging in anti-social behaviour will be dealt with under the FAIRWAY process jointly with East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It is unlikely that any discretion will be shown.  Also drivers using their cars to cause alarm or distress will be considered for warnings and possible seizure of their vehicles under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act.

2.    Priority
Issue: Youths Causing Annoyance (Evenings):

Officers will continue patrols in the areas of Scaife Garth and Sherbuttgate due to reports of low level anti-social behaviour. Anyone caught engaging in such activities will be dealt with jointly with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

3.    Meetings/Patrols

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Lob Lane Sheltered Housing Coffee Morning, Stamford Bridge:
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 09:00 to 11:30 hours on the 5th February.

Street Patrol in Sutton on Derwent
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Sutton on Derwent on the 14th February (10:00 to 11:00).

Street Patrol in Wilberfoss
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Wilberfoss on the 14th February (from 13:00 to 14:00).

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Pocklington Library
PCSO Mike Simpson will be at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 10:00 to 12:00 hours on the following dates: 22nd February and the 21st March.

4.    Crimes in your area
  • The window of a Coffee Shop in Pocklington was smashed by unknown person/s.
  • The ATM at the Co op in George Street, Pocklington was stolen in a smash and grab incident.
  • There was an attempt to remove a door from a shed which resulted in damage.
  • There was an attempted break in of a secure lock up at a building site in Pocklington.
  • Unknown person/s have removed the side skirt from the passenger side of an Astra which was parked in the driveway of a property in Fangfoss.
  • A leather jacket left unattended in a public house in Pocklington was stolen.

5.    News and Appeals
Burglary is by and large an opportunistic crime, with burglars looking for a home that gives them the easiest way of committing their crime undetected and with the fewest obstacles to negotiate.  In many cases burglars do not need to use ANY force to gain entry which can be via an insecure window or door.  So how can you keep your home and property safe?
Make your home looked lived-in by leaving a radio on or a light on a timer switch to make the house sound and look occupied
If you are going away remember to cancel the milk or newspapers.  Don’t make it obvious to burglars you are away.  Don't close your curtains - in daytime this shows the house is empty. Use timer switches on lights instead and if possible ask a trusted neighbour to close your curtains in the evening, to collect your post and also ask if they would park their car on your drive whilst you are away.
Never leave your spare keys in a hiding place such as under a doormat, in a flowerpot or inside a letterbox.
Make sure you use a burglar alarm (if you have one) every time you leave the house.
Secure your garden with a fence and a lockable gate.
Don’t leave tools or ladders in the garden to assist burglars and secure your wheelie bins away from your house, fences and walls.
Think about installing a movement activated floodlight as it can unnerve burglars.
Keep doors and windows locked even when at home.
Don’t leave valuables on view or on window sills and keep your car keys hidden out of sight.
If your property is stolen make sure you can describe it to the Police by keeping a record and photographs of makes, models and unique serial numbers etc.
You can also register all your details onto  This is a web based property records system, endorsed and searchable by all UK Police Forces and second hand dealers.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Everingham Village News February 2016

Here is the link for the Everingham Village News for February.

Tour De Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Brad Webster our local Community Partnership Coordinator recently attended a TdY roadshow and has forwarded the email below which may be of interest to residents and businesses.

Information regarding the race can be found at  Here is the link for you to register to receive the Allez Yorkshire newsletter, which is dedicated to Tour de Yorkshire updates
Please check the link for the business toolkit which expands on some of the tips in the presentation  You can also see our branding guidelines here.
Sign up as a Tour Maker - 500 places left - We are looking for a passionate and reliable team of volunteers to help with this year’s race.  If you are interested in becoming a Tour Maker, please complete our survey and we’ll get in touch with you. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of the race and be very close to the action, as well as being the welcoming face of Yorkshire for the race spectators.  
If you are a member of Welcome to Yorkshire and haven’t yet updated your images with us for our new website launch then please email them through to Not a member and would like to find out more?  You can find more information here

Fracking Information Evening

Fracking Information Evenings

We have been sent the information below and Paul Ward has offered to  arrange a car share  for anyone who would like to attend (Tel.  318077 or  0757 082 7881).

Free public talk & discussion

Pocklington Christian Fellowship – Tues 9th Feb, 19:30

Chapmangate YO42 2AY

Market Weighton Community Hall – Mon 15th Feb, 19:30

Station Road YO43 3AY

If you have any queries, please feel free to get in touch.
Richard Howarth
07816 759 121
​Stewart Tindale
01377 240324​

Frack Free East Yorkshire

Anaerobic Digester Refused

I have received an email to say that the application for the anaerobic digester at Park Farm, HoSM was refused today at the ERYC planning committee meeting.