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Vacancy - Clerk to the Council

This post has become vacant from 1st September 2018.
It principally involves:
. Providing agendas, minutes, reports  and action as required for scheduled and any extraordinary meetings of the Council, including the annual general and public meetings
. Acting as the responsible finance officer, preparing budgets, keeping proper accounts and submitting reports to the internal and external auditors
. Ensuring good communication with residents of the parish, including maintenance of the website and notice boards
. Maintaining good relations with officers of the East Riding County Council and all this Council’s suppliers of goods and services
Payments will be agreed on an annual basis
Applications in writing to:
Peter Rhodes, Chairman, Parish Council, Storwood Manor, Storwood, York YO42 4TN
23/07/2018. The minutes of the 12th July meeting are now available under Parish Council Information
18/05/2018.  The Council had its annual meeting and the public meeting on 10th May. As a result, a lot of information is now in the appropriate places on this website. They include:
  • detailed financial information relating to 2017/18, which we have to display. There are 7 documents, the most important of which are the internal audit report, the statement of governance, and the statement of accounts. Also, anyone can see all the accounts if they want, by contacting me, Noel Joy, between 4th June and 13th July.
  • our policy on the Data Protection Regulations which come into force on 26th May. I hope the document is comprehensive, but appropriate to the size and nature of the Council's work.
  • slightly more readably, there are the Chairman's annual report, and the annual financial report, which includes additional information required under the transparency code.
  • and the draft minutes of the annual meeting and the annual public meeting
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 3 people have access to edit this website. There's me, Noel Joy;  and 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. 


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Events Update:
(See individual entries in the Events page for more details)

The 'Blues Brothers' headlining at the East Cottingwith and Storwood Fete


Following the great success in 2017, East Cottingwith and Storwood will hold their Summer Fete (aka ‘the feast’)
once more on Saturday September 8th from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm with stalls and events.
This will be followed by music from 6.00 pm til late headlined by the 'Blues Brothers' Band.
Entry is free all day with donations welcome.
Stalls will include a beer stall, Rustic Rover's stone-baked pizzas, plants and produce, books and cakes, teas and coffees.
There will be a variety of events taking place including a dog show and tug 'o war, as well as craft stalls, games and vintage tractors.

The fete will again be held on the Derwent Ings close to the village hall.
The organisers are grateful to Natural England and the landowner for permission to use site.

The music throughout the day will feature several local performers.
Money raised will go to support the parish church and the village hall.




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

The curtains at the village hall have been replaced by blinds. For more details on what is happening at the hall click here

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

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

A report outlining the activities and successes of the East Cottingwith Verges Group over 2017 has been added under Parish Information. To access the review directly please 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). For more information click here.