Latest Parish Council News


Agenda has been uploaded for an Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting to be held on 8th April 2021 via Zoom.
A document providing guidelines on remote meeting access and protocol can be found with the agenda.
To access both documents directly click here.

Minutes have been uploaded relating to the Parish Council Meeting held on 14th January. To access directly click here.

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



Welcome to our East Cottingwith & Storwood information site

sponsored by the Parish Council. 


04/04/2021 Easter Sunday Service at St Mary's Church @ 2.00pm.

All invited


Neighbourhood Watch Update


Ourwatch have been alerted to a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message.

The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.
The details asked for:
Date of birth
Proof of address
Card payment details

With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the rollout to so many people.

For more information please see the article on the Ourwatch website:


WINTER GRANT SCHEME from East Riding of Yorkshire Council

A discretionary grant scheme to help households struggling in the run up to
Christmas has been launched.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched the scheme to support those most in
need with the cost of food, energy (such as heating, cooking and lighting), water bills
(including sewerage) and other essentials (such as sanitary products), warm
clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, and purchase of equipment including
fridges, freezers and ovens.

The Winter Grant Scheme is funded from one-off central Government funding
announced on 10 November 2020 called the Winter Support Grant, which enables
local authorities to provide financial support to those most in need this year.
To help ensure fairness of applications and access to the grant across the winter for
those who need it, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will implement the Winter Grant
Scheme as a discretionary scheme across multiple time periods until the one-off
funding has been fully utilised.
Period one of the scheme will cover the period 1 November to 31 December 2020.
Applications for period one will need to be received by Sunday, 20 December.
It is expected that the discretionary funding available will not be sufficient to provide
support to all residents, therefore period one will target and prioritise support for the
 to support households with children, where the applicant meets the criteria to
entitle a child to free school meals
 to support households who have claimed universal credit since 23 March and
income is less than £16,000 annually
 to support individuals who have a social care package and have seen an
increase in their household food and fuel since 23 March 2020
 to support individuals where their annual income is less than £13,600
Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This
year has been extremely challenging for some of our residents and I am heartened
that we have the Winter Grant Scheme available to support those in need.
“Knowing that this grant will make the difference of keeping children warm and well
fed over Christmas, or offering those residents struggling to cope financially the
peace of mind that they can manage a difficult winter, is an indicator that East Riding
of Yorkshire Council continues to do all it can to support those in need at the end of
an unprecedented year.”

For more information, criteria for the grants and how to apply, go
Where residents may not be eligible for this grant, the council has a benefit eligibility
checker, this can be used to see if you are entitled to other forms of financial
The council also has an emergency assistance scheme available to residents who
have had an interruption to their income and where they require support to remain in
the community.
For more information, criteria of the grants and how to apply, go



Poster from ERYC summarising their COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan


Update from Humberside Police on Covid-19 scams

Please follow link by clicking here


Village happenings.....

'Shindig' cancelled until further notice.



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





Site Statistics

The count below is of the number of times the 'Home' page has been viewed on the website since 17th February 2017


url and counting visits

General Updates


Neighbourhood watch page has been updated for September. This month focusses on Cold Calling Zones.

Update on Hagg Bridge provided by ERYC on 03/07/2020

The work is currently running to programme, obviously the work was tendered for before the current pandemic and the Contractor has had to change some methods of work to accommodate the Government Guidance to the construction industry. This understandably may have some implication on the time it takes to carry out some of the schemes tasks. The work is currently programmed to be completed by the start of October 2020, a penalty clause is in place however as I mentioned before this clause has to be used  fairly and as intended by the contract.


Results of traffic survey on Hagg Bridge

Here are the results. The parish council will feed these in to the next round of correspondence with the ERYC and others.

Totals 0630-2030:

Cars: 2130

Commercial vehicles: 573

Bus/Coach: 12

Agricultural: 23

BIkes: 22

Grand total: 2760

So thats 2700+ vehicles per day that will need to find an alternative (longer) route while the road is closed UNLESS the council agree to install a temporary crossing.

Thanks to everyone for their help and we will keep you posted.


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.