The Pond

A grant has been applied for to fund a new information board, a duck float and new seating area, including wheelchair accessibility. It will be approximately 12 weeks before we get a decision.

ERYC will cut the area every 15 working days – weather permitting this will start w/c 29/03/21 so we can time volunteers cutting around their schedule.

Kevin O’Neill has 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! 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 8pm on the last Tuesday of each odd month (i.e. Jan/Mar/May/July/Sept/Nov).

The May meeting will be the first face to face meeting for over a year! 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”.

THE SPEED LIMIT IS NOT A TARGET, PLEASE DRIVE AT SENSIBLE SPEEDS.

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.

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.