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Public meeting re donated land at Skerne Church, Monday September 9 at 7.30pm

Warrendale Farms—the new owners of Church Farm—have gifted an acre of land on the east corner of Church Lane, Skerne, to the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council for use as a community open space.

The parish council now needs to know how residents of the parish can help in transforming this land into a space for all the community to use and enjoy for generations to come…its possibilities are endless—from a play park to an orchard to a public area where residents of both villages can come together for celebrations, or a combination of uses.

The parish council not only needs to know your vision for the area but also what you can offer in the way of help and support for this community project and would be grateful if you could fill in the survey form overleaf.

Offers of help and expertise have already been made and some help given but to get the project off the ground and obtain the necessary funding the parish council needs community involvement—and evidence of it...

Please fill in the paper survey to come through your door or access it by clicking here and leave the form with parish councillor Catherine Bristow at Leylandii, Main Street, Skerne, or clerk Jill Pick at Church Cottage, Wansford, by early September or, by the far the best option, bring it to the public meeting in Skerne Church on September 9 at 7.30pm and become involved in any way, however small, that you feel able.

July 16 2019 parish council meeting minutes

Click here for the minutes of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council meeting which took place at 7.30pm on Tuesday July 16 in Wansford Village Hall. 

Summer 2019 Skerne and Wansford parish newsletter

Click here for the latest edition of Skerne and Wansford News

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.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018-2019

Click here to access the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council annual return for the financial year 2018-2019.

Click here for the bank reconciliation for the year ending March 31 2019 and here the explanation of variances for the year,

136 service - new timetable from September 3 2018

East Yorkshire Motor Services will take over the 136 Driffield to Bridlington bus service on September 3 2018. There will be no change to the service, The thrice-daily service has been run by Bus King. It services Wansford, North Frodingham and Beeford as well as several coastal villages. For a timetable click here or see the village noticeboard

Mobile library dates 2019

The ERYC mobile library calls in Skerne and Wansford four-weekly on Tuesdays. For a copy of the library van schedule click here

PC expenditure 2018-2019

Click here for a breakdown of Skerne and Wansford Parish Council expenditure in 2018-19 financial year

Parish council bank reconciliation year ended March 31 2019

To access the year-end bank rconciliation click here

A Jobcentre near me

To find you the local Jobcentre Plus offices as well as benefits and employment information, click here

Latest rural headlines

Rural areas becoming 'child free' zones

 Crafty Fingers

Monday afternoon craft sessions at Wansford Village Hall 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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