Hi all,

Thank you for your Survey responses regarding the provision for a Play park in Ellerton, the vast majority were overwhelmingly positive and encouraging. To take this proposal forward, with the Support of the Ellerton & Aughton Parish Council, I am looking to form a Playpark Committee.

The support of the Community is imperative in realising an amazing facility and opportunity for our young people. If you would like to help take the Playpark to the next step by joining the Playpark Committee, please send expressions of interest to:

by Saturday 21st August 21.


Your support is truly appreciated,


Mandi Underwood

Broadband in Ellerton & Aughton

The Village Hall and Parish Council are looking at the poor broadband speeds in the parish to come up with options to improve them. Our East Riding of Yorkshire Council Ward Councillors are aware of our problems and point out that a Cabinet position for Connectivity has been created. This shows the importance placed on the subject by ERYC and the Cabinet Member is currently collating information.

A budget will follow the appointment and this will doubtless not stretch across the problem areas within the ERYC area. The Parish Council has lobbied for improvements and is told that requests from individuals will carry weight as well. Statements from individual addresses are important so they can be checked to ensure they can be included in the future scheme.

The Village Hall is investigating connectivity via Kingston Communications. Whatever route is seen as the better solution, we need to provide the ERYC with requests so that they are aware of the size of the problem, the Parish Council will collate all requests and present them to the Cabinet Member.

If you would like fibre to the door, please would you email quoting your property name, address, current speed and state why you need improved broadband speed to the door e.g. work, school, leisure. It is important that we show that Ellerton and Aughton residents need improvements, lobbying by many is better than lobbying by the few!

Alternatively, please put a note through the door stating this information at Richmond House in Ellerton and 4 Council Houses in Aughton.

Thank you.




Pond in winter

Dear friends and supporters,

After the long lockdown and strangely suspended lives we have all had to survive over the last eighteen months, it feels wonderfully liberating to announce that Ellerton Priory Church will be welcoming visitors once again this September.

Please find attached a flier advertising our Autumn Open Day on Sunday, September 12th, when the Church and churchyard will be open between 10.30 and 17.30. We would really love to see you there, and would be very grateful if you could take a moment to forward the flier to any other friends who might be interested, or print a copy off and display it.

As you know, we have tried to open every year since we acquired the building in the mid-1990s – usually as part of the National Heritage Open Days scheme. Here is a direct link to the details of our Open Day on their website and here is the complete national directory for this year, which is well worth exploring

Please come and join us if you possibly can. The generous welcome, the guided tours and produce, Ellerton’s glorious atmosphere and our excellent coffee will all be as fine and interesting as ever, and this year Michael has promised even more wonderful cakes – lining up perfectly with the national theme of Edible England!

We greatly look forward to seeing you there, and offer our best wishes,

Ellerton Church Preservation Trust

The Pond


This years brood!

A grant from the National Lottery Community Fund was succesful to pay for an additional information board, a duck float and 4 new benches , including one with wheelchair accessibility. The benches will require no maintenance as are made of recycled plastic

Further maintenance is planned for November with a 4 year cycle of removing excess reed growth

ERYC cut the area every 15 working days – weather permitting this starts late March each year

We try to time volunteers cutting around their schedule. ERYC have been asked them to cut whenever they come regardless, as often their timing can be a little erratic. They do not move any of the furniture so tidying up following a cut will still be required.

Duck tubes are being used,  they look odd but work!

We are as a PC still pursuing the removal of the discharge permit, but it is anticipated to be a slow process.



Keeping Up to Date With Information

The Parish Council is very active on behalf of its residents and you are welcome to attend meetings, they take place at the Village Hall @ 19.30 on the last Tuesday of each odd month (i.e. Jan/Mar/May/July/Sept/Nov).

If you would like to be sent information following each meeting to be kept up to date, please request this by emailing 

Please be aware that you will receive a blind copy email that will not compromise your email security.


Speeding in Our Parish


The Parish Council is trying to have speed checks carried out to help fight the problem of speeding vehicles in our villages. It is obvious that as we have cul-de-sac villages, the majority of problems must come from residents and if we all take care then the problems will be eased.

The Parish Council is aware that especially in these Covid times, we have many deliveries and these also present problems with speeding. Parish Councillors are looking at signage saying “beware local children playing, older vulnerable people walking, please do not threaten their lives by speeding”.


If you feel that a delivery driver is driving too quickly then please note the time and date and company and send this information to and we will write to the company asking for more consideration.