WHAT IS A PARISH COUNCIL?
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KINGTREE CAR PARK
Kingtree car park is to be resurfaced between Monday 6th February 2017 and Wednesday 8th February 2017. This will mean that the car park will be closed for these three days for essential work to be carried. Whilst the ERYC does appreciate the difficulties this may cause, due to deterioration of the surface, if this work does not take place then it may become hazardous to its users.
Parish Councillor, Kevin Casson came up with the idea of using the names of Servicemen and women who have been killed in battle and are associated with Cottingham for future street naming. We would like to honour those who sacrificed their lives.
Most of the fallen servicemen and women are already remembered by the plaques which are situated on the Memorial Gardens but he felt, along with fellow Parish Councillors, that this would be a fitting tribute.
We would like to put the names of the fallen into a name bank for any of Cottingham's future street naming. All surnames which are on the Memorial Garden plaques will be forwarded to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for future use. However, if you would like their full name to be used, we do need permission. We would, therefore, request that you give your consent in writing and address it to Cllr Kevin Casson, Parish Council Office, 9 The Cottages, Market Green, Cottingham. HU16 5QG.
CHAIRMAN'S REVIEW FOR 2015-2016
Please click here for the Councillor Ann Abel, Chairman of Cottingham Parish Council Review for 2015-2016.
GRANTS TO COTTINGHAM BASED GROUPS
Cottingham Parish Council is pleased to announce that the following grants have been awarded recently:-
£2000 to Cottingham Lights - King Street
£2000 to Cottingham Lights - Hallgate
£5000 to Cottingham Lights - Westend
£1000 to PTFA of Cottingham Croxby Primary School towards an outside reading area
£1980 to Friends of Bacon Garth School for towards an outdoor play area
£500 to Cottingham Methodist Church for the purchase of a new piano
£2000 to Friends of Hallgate Primary School towards outdoor play equipment
£850 to Cottingham Scouts for a Christmas Light
£250 to Northgate Allotments Association for recovering the polytunnel
£1925.02 to Cottingham Springboard for Marketing and Advertising
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONSULTATION
Following the final consultation period for Cottingham's Neighbourhood Plan, all comments and observations were discussed and the Steering Group have made the necessary amendments. The final plan has now been submitted to the ERYC for approval, who will now arrange for an Independent Assessor to review this plan and a referendum will take place in the early part of 2017. In order for the Neighbourhood Plan to be formally approved and adopted, we need 50% of the total number of residents that vote to be in favour of adopting Cottingham's Neighbourhood Plan. Details of this referendum will be advertised here on our website, Parish Council Office, Library and Customer Service, along with the noticeboards throughout the village. It is important that residents use their vote as this will give the Parish Council more influence on any building works and planning applications within the village and hopefully gives an indication of what residents of Cottingham would like the village to look like.
COTTINGHAM OPEN GARDENS 2016
We are pleased to announce that the recent Open Gardens of Cottingham raised £11,391.66. This very well supported event took place on Sunday 19 June and Sunday 26 June 2016 where residents of Cottingham opened their beautiful gardens to members of the public. The money raised got to the Dove House Hospice. Thank you to all involved for their hard work.
Incidentally, Dove House is looking for volunteers for their shop on Cottingham Green. If you would like more information please contact Therisa Thompson at Dove House, telephone number 01482 785747 or by e-mail at email@example.com
HOMEOWNER/PRIVATE TENANT GRANTS FOR OVER 60 OR DISABLED
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council have grants available to assist with additional security measures in homes of residents over the age of 60 years or disabled. This grant can be used for additional locks for doors and windows, door chains, door viewers, window alarms, security lights. Please contact the ERYC for further details on 01482 396259 or email on Amy Dean, Safe and Sound at ERYC.
INSURANCE FOR RESIDENTS WHO HAVE SUFFERED FLOODING
As from 4 April 2016 any resident who has suffered flooding and needs to renew their insurance policy, should mention FLOOD-RE to their Insurance Broker and Company. This will hopefully ensure that they are offered a fair deal and hopefully reduce your excesses.
Humberside police believe that criminals are travelling into affluent areas to identify those addresses where high value bicycles are kept with a view to returning and carrying out shed / garage burglaries.
It is believed that these criminals are taking note of those addresses where vehicles are parked with cycle-specific roof bars (cycle carriers) or rear cycle racks.
It is suggested these be removed when not in use unless the vehicle can be parked in a garage or out of sight.
PRIVATE PUMPING STATIONS - INFORMATION FROM YORKSHIRE WATER
We have received the following information from Yorkshire Water about private pumping stations:
"Locating private sewage pumping stations for transfer to Yorkshire Water.
Government legislation means that from 1st October 2016 all eligible private sewage pumping stations in Yorkshire will automatically transfer to our ownership and responsibility.
This is good news for customers since it’ll mean that they are no longer responsible for future maintenance and repair costs associated with the stations. The pumping stations included in the transfer will be owned by us and will be looked after by our experienced team of operators.
We predict that there are more than 700 private pumping stations in our region and we don’t know the location of all of them.
We’re starting a customer campaign this winter asking people to report their pumping stations to us.
We’d be extremely grateful if you are able to inform the Parish Council of these changes.
We’d also be grateful if you could help inform people and encourage them to report their pumping stations to us as soon as possible by calling 0345 1 24 24 24.
I’ve attached an information sheet which provides further information about the project."
CLICK HERE to download the information sheet.
FIRST WORLD WAR COMMEMORATION
As most people now know, the Government has announced plans to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War in 2014 and wishes to encourage local communities to do the same.
The outbreak of the War was 1 August 1914 although the first day of conflict was 4 August.
The full order of events commemorating the First World War will span from the Centenary of the outbreak of war in 2014 until that of Armistice Day in 2018. Some of the commemoration dates include:
Outbreak of war, 1 August 2014
First day of conflict, 4 August 2014
Gallipoli Campaign, 25 April 2015
Battle of the Somme, 1 July 2016
Battle of Jutland, 31 May 2016
Passchendale, 17 June 2017 and
Armistice Day, 11 November 2018
The Parish Council is considering local plans to mark the occasion which might include:
Look at and support the events to be put on by other voluntary groups in the village which commemorate the war.
Involve the High School and the Primary Schools as part of their curricula.
Examine the history of the East Yorkshire Regiment, in which most of the men from Cottingham served during the war.
Ascertain why the majority of casualties of men from Cottingham occurred during 1917.
Establish what was the role of the East Yorkshire Regiment between 1914 and 1916.
Commemorate not only those who lost their lives but also those who returned but were either injured or suffered because of the conflict.
Try to find out what criteria were used for including names on the memorials already in the village and whether anyone was missed.
Liaise with Cottingham Memorial Club, the British Legion and the Local History Society.
Negotiate the return of the Memorial Gardens in Hallgate (originally provided by the former Cottingham Urban District Council) from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council back to the Parish Council.
Use the Cottingham Times to advertise the projects and to gather information from surviving relatives.
The Parish Council is aware that other groups in the village are undertaking similar projects. So if you have any information which might be used in our project, or if you would like to be part of our team, we would be very pleased to welcome anyone who is interested to come and join us. Please contact Judith, the Clerk to the Parish Council, as soon as possible.
COTTINGHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
The Planning Co-operative, a locally based planning consultancy, in conjunction with IntegreatPlus, from Sheffield, has been appointed by the Parish Council to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the village.
Full details on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan can be found under "Council News - Community & Neighbourhood Plan"
An additional Workshop to consider the new Cot M area (Park Lane) was held in the Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday 26 November 2014 and the draft Concept Statement can be downloaded on the Page "Council News - Community and Neighbourhood Plan".
EVENTS IN COTTINGHAM
To find out what events are taking place in the village, please have a look at "Parish Information" - "Events". If you wish your event to be included on this page of the website please send brief details to the Parish Council Offices:
EAST RIDING NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Did you know ..........
If you live in a Neighbourhood Watch area your chances of being burgled reduces from 1 in 35 to 1 in 344 (source: Association of British Insurers)
Do you want to live in a community where neighbours know each other better and help each other more?
Do you want to help reduce crime in your neighbourhood?
Do you want to feel safer in your own home?
THEN CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
COMPLAINTS TO THE PARISH COUNCIL
From time to time residents may feel it necessary to complain to the Parish Council who take all complaints very seriously and welcome the opportunity to respond. This is only possible if complainants provide their name, address and contact details. Anonymous complaints cannot be investigated or replied to and anonymous complaints simply cannot be actioned. The Parish Council has a Complaints Procedure, details of which are available on this website under "Council News - Policies/Procedures" or from the Parish Council offices. The Parish Council is here to listen to you.
One of the many problems raised with the Council office staff is that of overhanging vegetation which causes problems to walkers. It is difficult to push a pram on a narrow path when you are having to move branches aside; sometimes people have to move on to the road to get past a particular overgrown specimen. If you could all just take a look at your property boundaries from the viewpoint of someone walking past, especially if your property backs on to a snicket or footpath, and, if necessary, cut back any overhanding foliage, it would be greatly appreciated.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has sent a press release about the planned repairs to potholes in roads in the East Riding. Click here to read the full details.
Please be aware that the non-emergency telephone number for Humberside Police is now simply 101 at a flat rate cost of 15 pence per call. This is a national change of telephone number for non-emergency calls.
The police have noticed an increase in theft from insecure motor vehicles in the area, including vehicles parked on private driveways. Please keep vehicles locked whenever they are unattended, even when parked up at home.
RAILWAY LINES - LEVEL CROSSING GATES
If, like us, you are fed up of the excessive time that the level crossing barriers are down, causing a huge build up of traffic at various times throughout the day and night in Cottingham, please add your voice to ours and write to Network Rail at the address shown below. Perhaps if enough people complain they may do something about the problems:
Community Relations Team, Network Rail, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG.
Once again we would like to ask all of you who own dogs - please pick up after them! We probably receive more complaints about the dog fouling in the snickets and pathways leading to schools in the village than for any other topic. The law requires all dogs to have a collar and tag and owners can be fined £75 if they fail to clean up after their dog. You know who you are so please stop leaving your dog fouling on our pavements.
The Parish Council provides biodegradable doggy bags to Cottingham residents through the Parish Council Office and the KGV Sports Pavilion. All you have to do is call in and ask.
There are certain areas where dogs must be kept on a lead, such as cemeteries, and there are other areas where owners are not allowed to take their dogs, such as some beaches in the summer.
DID YOU KNOW?
100% OF DOG OWNERS, WHEN QUESTIONED, SAID THAT THEY DO NOT ALLOW THEIR DOGS TO FOUL THE PAVEMENTS AND FOOTPATHS!!!!!!!!
GRAFFITI AND CRIMINAL DAMAGE
If you see anyone defacing property or causing damage, please report it to Humberside Police either by telephoning 101 or by e-mail (with photograph if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the form at "contact us" on www.humberside.police.uk.
Many thanks to those unpaid volunteers who carry out unofficial cleanups round the village!
DID YOU KNOW?
48% OF THE POPULATION ADMIT THAT THEY HAVE DROPPED LITTER! THANK YOU FOR BEING ONE OF THE 52%.