Thursday, 28 November 2019

Western Parish Liaison Meeting 22nd January

The next western parish liaison meeting being held on the 22nd January. The six Ward councillors will be in attendance at this meeting for us to air any issues we have. I am willing to attend this meeting to represent Bielby if anybody has any issues they would like me to bring up. I will not attend if I don’t receive any. So if you have anything of concern please let me know by the 6th January.


Paul Ward
Chair of Bielby Meeting

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Coffee Morning at Cherry Court Thanks

Pete and Val would like to say a Very Big Thank You to their family, friends and villages who helped and supported them at their Final Coffee Morning at Cherry Court, on Saturday 23rd November 2019. They were delighted to have raised a Grand Total of £955.00 (their most ever) to be shared between St Giles Church, Bielby; York Hospital Butterfly Appeal and Woldgate School Peer Mentor Programme.
Pete and Val had a wonderful morning and hope that you all enjoyed it as much as they did. Many Thanks. Pete and Val

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Police Newsletters for November 2019

Here is the latest information from Humberside Police.

Please click on the links:-
Pocklington Newsletter.
Wolds Weighton Newsletter.

Monday, 25 November 2019

British Legion Poppy Appeal Thanks

Pete and Val would like to thank everyone who bought a poppy and supported the British Legion poppy appeal for Bielby. We raised £49.60. A very good effort as we only had the duck race and remembrance day to collect. Thank you.

Volunteers Wanted For Taking Part In Psychological Study

Many of you who know us will know that our daughter Becky is currently studying psychology at the University of Kent at Canterbury and she is now doing a research project for her final year (I know time flies!).  She has to recruit more than 40 participants for her study and wondered if any villagers would be able to help her out. 

She writes:

"Please would you consider taking part in a psychological study and get paid £35! All you have to do is read a book over 3 weeks (approx 270 pages) that will be sent to you free of charge, and download an app on your smartphone that will ask you a couple of daily questions about your diet and beliefs. You will also have to complete a few short questionnaires which won't take longer than 15 mins each.
Participants must be aged 18 or over and eat meat. 
Here's the link to the prescreening survey which won't take longer than 10 mins:

If you do decide to help me, thanks for your time"

If you have signed up, please could you email me to let me know and I can tell her.

Susan Smith - Old School House

Friday, 15 November 2019

Burglaries In The Area

In the last 10 days, there have been 8 residential burglaries reported across rural towns and villages in our area, all when occupants are out, and often when residents are away on holiday, the MO is usually that rear doors are being smashed to gain entry and an untidy search being carried out with jewellery being stolen. On a couple of occasions rear ground floor windows have been jemmied, and one was a garage door being forced and quad bike & go cart stolen.

If you are going away from home then consider crime prevention measures such as ensuring valuables are kept out of sight and somewhere secure, asking a friend / neighbour you know and trust to house sit or conduct regular visits to check on your property for you or to use your drive. Crime prevention advice is available on the Humberside Police Website, and if you notice any suspicious activity in your area please contact Humberside Police Non-Emergency number 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

Thursday, 7 November 2019


We have been sent the following email re fracking. 

I refer to our previous correspondence about fracking and can now update you on the position.

Following representations that I and others have made, the government has now called a halt to shale gas extraction in England.

This comes after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority said it was not possible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by the practice.

As you probably know, fracking has been suspended since a tremor in Lancashire in August but now Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced the government was "no longer convinced" shale gas could be extracted safely.

Mrs Leadsom said: "After reviewing the OGA's report into recent seismic activity at Preston New Road, it is clear that we cannot rule out future unacceptable impacts”.

I have already passed on to ministers your views as well as expressing my own ongoing concerns and I am pleased at this decision.

Kind regards

Greg Knight 

Council Tax scam warning

Below is a message via ERNLLCA from the Pocklington Town Council clerk with a warning about a Council Tax scam.

Good Afternoon

Please be aware that Pocklington Town Council have received several calls today from residents saying that  a male called “Dave” or “George” is ringing on behalf of the council and is either telling them that they are due a Council tax refund or have underpaid and need to pay the difference (the figures that have been quoted to residents are approx. £80- £100) 

The male is then asking for bank details to make the refund or to take a payment for what is owed.   This is a SCAM,  Pocklington Town Council would never ring you and ask for your bank details or discuss your  council tax payments  with you.  Please do not give any bank /personal details to this male who can become abusive on the phone if he is challenged. 

If you have any concerns then please call into the Council offices  or report to Action Fraud or 0300 123 2040

Gordon Scaife
Town Clerk
Pocklington Town Council

Monday, 4 November 2019

Seaton Ross Village Newsletter November 2019

I am posting the Seaton Ross Village Newsletter again as the previous post didn't show all the items and I now have the pdf so hopefully these images of the pdf will show in your emails.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Christmas Coffee Morning Saturday 23rd November 2019

Pete & Val of Cherry Court are hosting their last Christmas Coffee Morning on Saturday 23rd November from 10 til 12noon.

Lots of Christmas Crafts and Stalls.

Donations of Cakes and Raffle Prizes really appreciated.

The proceeds will be shared between St Giles' Church Bielby, Woldgate School Peer Mentor Programme and York Hospital the Butterfly Appeal.

Warm welcome to everyone.

Please support. See you there.

Everingham Newsletter November 2019

Here is the Everingham Village Newsletter for November 2019.

Bielby & Melbourne Mobile Library Service

For those of you that like to use the library but can't always make it to Pocklington, the mobile library van comes to Bielby and stops near the College Arms, Main Street, Bielby. The next visit will be Mon, 11 Nov 2019 - 9.40am - 9.55am

The mobile library van will also be in Melbourne near the shop/village hall on Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 - 3.25pm - 4.15pm.

The mobile library visits every 4 weeks.

Christmas Walk 2019

Christmas Walk is arranged for 29th December, destination North Newbald unless another route is suggested. More Information to follow.

Carol Singing December 2019

Wednesday 18th December 6pm Carol Singing. 

Meet outside Stoneleigh Care Home. 

The meeting agreed to donate the funds raised to a local charity - York Against Cancer.

Annual Duck Race Winners 2019

In keeping with tradition, the Annual Duck Race has been held on the last Sunday in October.  Unfortunately, this year we decided the beck was too high to hold a safe race. So on the bright sunny Sunday morning in Jon Los's garden, we randomly picked the winners for each race. We would like to thank everybody who purchased a duck and supported us and are delighted to let you know we've raised a grand total of £321 for the Church funds.
Pete, Val, Richard & Christine.

 Race 1 Children's Crafts Name Jacob Readman Number 123

 Race 2 Bag of Preserves Name Robert Childs Number 105

 Race 3 Calendar & Diary Set Name Bill Randles Number 64

 Race 4 Bird Bag Name Mary Milner Number 43

 Race 5 Stationery Box Name Carrie Busfield Number 15

 Race 6 Garden Basket Name Stanley Simpson Number 92

 Race 7 Home is Where The Heart Is Name Alison Bell Number 99

 Race 8 Jigsaw Puzzle Name Alan Pilling Number 22

 Race 9 Teddy Bear Name Chirstine Coe Number 19

 Race 10 Chocolate & Wine Name Lucy Preston / Jen Hawkworth Number 52

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Humber and Wolds Rural Action

At the parish meeting it was suggested that the question of membership for the above group be put to the village.
HWRA is a charity that supports rural communities, a key role being to develop and maintain relationships between councils, community leaders, commissioners and providers, local organisations and groups, activists and individuals.
Annual membership is £25.
Please contact Gabrielle at if you think the village should join.
Here is a link to the flyer