Cottingham Parish Council

WHAT IS A PARISH COUNCIL?

Please find a link that explains, in detail, more information about Cottingham Parish Council and what we are involved in.  Click here to access

 


UPDATE REPORT FROM OUR DRAINAGE WORKING GROUP - Oct 2015

Please click here to access a report from our Drainage Working Group

 


GRANTS TO COTTINGHAM BASED GROUPS

Cottingham Parish Council is pleased to announce that the following grants have been awarded recently:-

£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 Christmas Light

£1925.02 to Cottingham Springboard for Marketing and Advertising

 


NEW CO-OPTED COUNCILLOR

We are pleased to announce that following Cllr Denise Sloan has been successfully co-opted onto Cottingham Parish Council. 


NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONSULTATION EVENT

The public consultation period for the Cottingham Neighbourhood Plan begins on 29 June and runs until 10 August 2015.  CLICK HERE to view the document.  An exhibition will be held in the Civic Hall on Cottingham Day which is Saturday 4 July 2015 between the hours of 9am to 5pm. 


COTTINGHAM OPEN GARDENS 2016 - SUNDAY 19 JUNE AND SUNDAY 26 JUNE

We are pleased to announce that residents of Cottingham will be opening their gardens to members of the public on Sunday 19 June and Sunday 26 June 2016.  We are hoping for good weather this year as last year, the first Sunday was very poor weather.  So fingers crossed.  This is a very worthwhile event and last year managed to rasie a total of £9119 for the Dove House Hospice.

Further details will be posted nearer the event.

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 t.thompson@dovehouse.org.uk


HOMEWONER/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.

 


CYCLE THEFTS

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.


GRANTS TO COTTINGHAM BASED GROUPS

The Parish Council is pleased to have made a grant, under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972, to the Cottingham Branch of the Royal British Legion to enable them to buy a new standard for ceremonial duties.

Shown below is a photograph of the Officers of the Branch receiving a cheque for £506 from the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Ann Abel.

Terry Miller, Cllr. Ann Abel, Alan Shores, Cllr. Mike Harness, Colin Basley and Michael Dobson


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.


OVERHANGING VEGETATION

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.


POTHOLE REPAIRS

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.


POLICE

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. 


DOG FOULING

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 safecommunities@eastriding.gov.uk.       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%.