East Cottingwith & Storwood Information Site

Latest Parish Council News


07 July 2019
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be at
22:00 on 11 July 2019 in East Cottingwith Village Hall.


Remember that you can view all planning applications, and comment on any current ones, on ERYC's public access website, which you can access from this website by going to Parish Council Information/Planning Applications

We should let you know that 2 people have access to edit this website. There's  two of the Councillors - Neil Hobbs and Steve Ashton.  Steve has done most of the work in designing the site, expanding it and updating it. Without his time and his expertise things would have progressed much more slowly. 


Welcome to our East Cottingwith & Storwood information site

sponsored by the Parish Council. 


URGENT Neighbourhood Watch update 


We have received this warning from one of our East Riding NHW Coordinators.
I have spoken to our Trading Standards Team and they have asked that you advise your neighbours
that if they receive a similar call they should not give their bank details as
East Riding of Yorkshire Council would not call residents and ask for them.  
They will need to contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 giving them as much information as possible including the caller display number.

"One of our residents has sadly just fallen foul of a scam.
They had a call from someone stating they were from the Council
and that they needed bank details as the resident was due a Council Tax refund.
They said that the resident was due £180 refund and unfortunately
this is the amount they have deducted from the residents account."

Kind regards
Maureen Yates
Community and Crime Reduction Resilience Officer for East Riding Council
01482 391013 

Further updates from Pocklington Police Station::

Please be aware that sometime between the 21:30 hrs on the 28th May and 07:45 hrs on the 29th May a secure van parked on a driveway on York Road, Fridaythorpe was broken into and various tools stolen.
And sometime overnight (29/30th May) a secure garage in Melbourne was broken into and 2 lawn mowers (including a ride on mover ) were stolen.
Please remind everyone to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious people or vehicles to the Police on the non emergency number 101 or 999 in an emergency or if a crime is occurring.

Helen Anderson
Front Counter Officer
Pocklington Police Station


Coming to the Village ...



The Parish Council have been requested to remind everyone that there is no ‘open access’ land within the parish. This includes the full extent of the Ings where walkers (and dogs) should remain on authorised rights of way.
Please respect the area in which we live and remember to follow the Countryside Code.

< Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs

< Leave gates and property as you find them

< Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home

< Keep dogs under close control

< Consider other people





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General Updates

Result of the March Village Hall Draw is published. To check if you're one of the lucky winners click here

A Natural England video featuring the Lower Derwent Valley has been added to the website under Parish Information / Wildlife/Wildflowers/Wetlands/Waterways
To view it directly click on the image below


Under Parish Information / Jubilee Wood a new update has been added relating to the latest tree planting and a review of 2018 activity.

Under Parish Information / Village Hall you will find new information on the Trustees and the latest Village Hall Newsletter.

The Pop-up pub has smashed it again. Thanks to your support over £2000 worth of drinks were sold making £1250 of clear profit after paying for the drinks in favour of Melbourne school funds. Thanks to the friends of the school who looked very festive in their Santa outfits

£303.30 was collected for St Mary's Church as a result of the carol singing around the village on 17th December.  This was an excellent achievement so thank you to all those who welcomed the singers and gave so generously and especial thanks to those who provided much needed refreshment en route.

Lighting the Christmas Tree: This year Eliza Hutchinson was the lucky child to switch on the lights. The carol singing was very good and well attended with mulled wine and mince pies enjoyed by everyone. £75 was raised for St Martin's Children's Hospice. Thank you to everyone who came and made the event so enjoyable.

Thank you to All who attended the Pop up Pub in Storwood on Friday 23rd. Together we have raised over £500 which is a fantastic amount and up from this time last year. 
Heather Verity has volunteered to check the accounting and distribute the funds to the two charities (Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Macmillan Nurses), so the exact amount will be published ASAP. 
Thank you again and we hope to see you on the 21st December when the Friends of Melbourne school will be taking the reins (dressed in Santa suits I hear!)


Note from Julie Nickolson regarding the Flower Festival to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War;
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who helped and came, to the Remembrance Commemorations in the village. The church has very kindly given their share of the donations back to the fund, to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The Royal British Legion. Which is amazing. So today I have had great pleasure in writing 2 cheques for £1046.70 each. Absolutely fantastic.
(An Image Gallery will be available on this website soon.)


Please note there are new contact details for the booking of the village hall. To check on updates click here

A projector is now available for use by community groups when giving presentations. (You will need to provide the laptop/tablet to attach to it plus appropriate lead). For more information click here.