rainbow over wansford

Swans on West Beck


Five arched bridge over West Beck at Wansford 

Trout Inn

 Wansford Village Hall 

Footpath sign 

  ChurchSt Leonard's Church, Skerne


St Mary's Church, Wansford 

Village pump at Well House, Skerne

 Wansford snow scene


Wansford sunset





Summer 2021 newsletter

For the Skerne & Wansford summer 2021 newsletter click here

Public rights

Click here for the notice of electors rights

May 18 meeting

For the minutes of the annual meeting of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council which took place on Tuesday May 18 in Wansford Village Hall click here. 

Annual governance and accounting statements

For the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council AGAR click here

Parish council vacancy

There is a vacancy on the Skerne & Wansford Parish Council, which can be filled by co-option. Anyone interested in the role can chat to any parish councillor or email the clerk on Sandwpclerk@yahoo.co.uk

Parish clerk vacancy

The Skerne & Wansford Parish Council is seeking a new clerk who will be required to work an average of two hours per week over the course of a year. The parish council meets six times a year. The clerk would service all meetings from issuing the agendas to recording the minutes. Other duties include keeping financial records and preparing them for audit at the end of the year. For an informal discussion about the role or to apply call the current clerk, Jill Pick, on 01377 254741 or email Sandwpclerk@yahoo.co.uk

March 16 2021 minutes

For the minutes of the above meeting click here

Spring 2021 newsletter

For the Spring 2021 Skerne & Wansford newsletter click here

Minutes of a special meeting of the parish council on February 23

Click here for the minutes of the extraordinary meeting which took place on February 23 to discuss the clerk vacancy and two planning applications. The meeting was a remote one via Zoom. 

January 19 2021 parish council minutes

Please click here for the minutes of the January 19 2021 meeting of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council which took place via Zoom.

Winter 2020 newsletter

Click here for a copy of the latest edition of Skerne and Wansford News

Talks with Harmony Energy re future parish projects

Click here for a round-up of the discussion in a recent remote meeting with the CEO of the company which has gained planning permission for a 140-acre solar farm at The Beeches, Skerne, and is entering into a planning gain agreement with the parish council.

November 17 parish council meeting minutes

To access the minutes of the November 17 meeting of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council which was held via Zoom at on November 17 click here. 

Local contact numbers for those self-isolating

Help at hand in Coronavirus emergency for self-isolating Skerne and Wansford residents

In the eventuality of having to self-isolate should you or a member of your family become infected—parish councillors and residents alike have rallied around.

They have created a network in both villages of people willing to pick up shopping, collect prescriptions, etc for the duration of the emergency or just to make a friendly telephone call.

In Skerne, Catherine Bristow has volunteered to coordinate this effort and in Wansford, Caroline Harrison has offered her services.

Already some people have indicated that they are willing to help in this way, and if you wish to join forces with them please be in contact.

Meanwhile, if you are in the ‘vulnerable’ group who has been advised by the Government to distance yourself socially it would be helpful if you could let us know.

While it behoves us all to look out for our neighbours at the best of times, at the worst of times it could be comforting to know for definite that someone, somewhere cares…

We are Catherine Bristow (Skerne) and Caroline Harrison (Wansford)

Our telephone numbers are: Catherine—250190, 07774 402577; Caroline—254452, 07703 354394

If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19 we can help with:

Picking up shopping, posting mail, a friendly phone call, urgent requests

Just call or text one of us and we’ll do our best to find someone to help you—
for free

Items should be left on your doorstep.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Covid 19 contact details


9am-9pm Monday-Friday

9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday

Tel: (01482) 393919

Email: covid@eastriding.gov.uk

Keep in touch - join your village's Facebook group

A Wansford Facebook group has been set up for people to exchange snippets, post pictures, originate a discussion - whatever. It is called Wansford YO25 Community.  If you're already a Facebook member you can search for Wansford YO25 Community or can be emailed an invitation - just let the clerk know by emailing Sandwpclerk@yahoo.co.uk 

The only rules are that your are kind and courteous and to keep politics, religion and any contentious issues out of any discussion.

Letter to all residents from Humberside Police

Humberside Police letter to residents

Fraud and scam alert from Humberside Police

For details from Humberside Police on how to counteract fraud and scams of all types, click here

Information sheet re use of defibrillators

Click here for the information sheet re the use of defibrillators which was available at a defibrillator usage course held in Wansford Village Hall on February 11.

Powers and duties of parish councils

All parish councils have powers and duties (things that they may do and things that they must do) conferred upon them by statute. Click here to find a list of the duties and potential powers of your parish council. Note that no parish council is a highways authority or a planning authority. Neither is Skerne and Wansford Parish Council a burial authority although it uses the power to contribute towards the expenses incurred in the upkeep of the two villages' burial grounds.

 Crafty Fingers

Monday afternoon craft sessions at Wansford Village Hall usually take place each Monday, from 1.30pm to 3pm. Take a project, learn a new craft, knit and natter or call in a for a cuppa. £1 entry.

Humberside Police: East Wolds and Coastal Beat latest edition

To access the latest local news from Humberside Police click here

Rural Vulnerability Service

 To access the Rural Vulnerability website, which tackles issues such as poor broadband speeds, rural transport, fuel poverty and health, click here.

Emergency plan

The Emergency Plan for Skerne and Wansford has now been compiled and a copy of it can be found in the Policies and Procedures section of this website. If you have any special skills or equipment you feel able to offer the community in the event of an emergency, please call on or contact the parish council clerk, using the contact form above, or any parish councillor.

 Village Hall coffee mornings

Weekly coffee mornings  usually take place in Wansford Village Hall  each Wednesday in aid of the hall refurbishment fund.  The cost is £1 and all members of the Skerne and Wansford community are welcome to attend as well as passers-by and visitors.

Safeguarding policy in the York diocese

Click here for the home page for safeguarding in the diocese of York, where you can find information and guidance concerning protecting children and vulnerable adults in your church.  For information about church services in the Nafferton and Hutton Cranswick benefices follow the link at the top of the page 

Weather outlook for East Yorkshire

For the Met Office local forecast click here


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