Ellerker Parish Council – Vacancy for a Councillor

Why not become a local Parish Councillor for Ellerker Parish Council?

Ellerker Parish Council has a vacancy for a co-opted Parish Councillor. No specific qualifications are needed and the most important requirements are to have a keen interest in Ellerker and to be prepared to play an active part in the Councils work. Initial training for all new councillors is available as well as regular ongoing training opportunities. Councillors are required to attend the Bi-monthly Full Council meetings. The term of office for the vacancy will run until the next ordinary election which is in May 2023.

To apply for the post, please send a short E mail (maximum 600 words) to the Clerk to the Council, Alan Barker at    covering:-

• Why you would like to join the Parish Council.
• The skills, knowledge and experience you would bring.
• The key parts of the village that need protecting and the areas for improvement.
• My proficiency with electronic communications.

If you would like to talk through the role of a councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk or speak to Claire Wood (or E Mail )

The closing date for applications is 20th August 2021.

Co-option will take place on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 7.30pm in the Full Council Meeting at Ellerker Village Hall, where you will be asked to address council for no more than five minutes to expand on your written submission.

You cannot stand for election if:
• You are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
• Have, within 5 years before the day of taking office, been convicted in the UK of any
offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over 3
months without the option of a fine

Ellerker Parish Council – Vacancy for a Councillor

There is a vacancy on the above Council caused by the resignation of a Councillor

A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if by 19th July 2021, 10 electors for the Parish Council give notice in writing to the Chief Executive of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council at County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA claiming such an election.

If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

If you would like further information, please contact Claire Wood (Chairman of the Parish Council) – E Mail   or Alan Barker (Clerk to Ellerker Parish Council) – E Mail 

Ellerker Conservation Area Consultation – Feedback

In accordance with section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 a re-survey has been completed of the Ellerker Conservation Area. Before the adoption of the updated Appraisal Document and boundary changes the Authority are completing a process of public consultation.

Feedback is requested from members of the public and interested parties as to the changes being proposed. Feedback can be provided by completing the form at the end of this document.

Summary of Changes
Please read the following in conjunction with the draft Appraisal documents available on the East Riding website. Please select the Ellerker Appraisal Documents via the Appraisal Documents link below.

Appraisal documents

A summary of the following changes are proposed to the conservation area:

Adoption of updated Conservation Area Appraisal document including the following changes:

  1. Inclusion of updated Legislation and National and Local Planning Policy.
    b. Updated management guidance.
    c. Updated definition of special interest
    d. Amended list of keys views and areas of important open land.
    e. Appraisal of historic evolution of the village.
  2. Amendments to conservation area boundary to reflect extant land boundaries:
  3. Land north-west of Hazel House
    b. Land south-west of Garth Farm
    c. Boundary to The School House, Ring Beck Lane
    d. Boundary to Croft Cottage, Ring Beck Lane
    e. Boundary to Field to west of Croft Cottage, Ring Beck Lane

Please follow this link to a short video https://youtu.be/hk1wNEwwklo

Once the public consultation has been completed the Appraisals and boundary amendments will be reviewed in accordance with feedback received. They will then be considered for adoption by the Authority’s Cabinet and Full Committee procedures.


Please submit your response by 5th July 2021.

The Ridings Medical Group – COVID19 patient update 24th May 2021

Thank you to our wonderful patients for your continued support whilst we deliver covid vaccinations and continue to provide ‘normal’ NHS services.

‘Normal’ GP services
Following recent information in the national press, we would like to reassure patients that we have continued to see patients face-to-face where clinically necessary following a telephone appointment. Due to social distancing restrictions in the waiting rooms, we will continue to offer telephone appointments, online consultations and face-to-face appointments with GPs. Our nursing and healthcare staff have continued throughout the pandemic to offer face-to-face appointments for tests which cannot be completed remotely. This naturally impacts on our waiting room capacity. To ensure the safety of staff and patients and to meet distancing and infection control guidance, we would encourage patients to contact us by telephone where possible.

Covid vaccinations
We have now delivered over 25,000 covid vaccinations at Brough Surgery on behalf of the River & Wolds PCN (The Ridings Medical Group & Hessle Grange Medical Practice). To put this into context, we normally deliver around 5000 flu vaccines every Winter.

Astra Zeneca vaccines
All patients over the age of 40 will now have been offered a 1st Astra Zeneca vaccine. If you have not been offered a vaccine and are over the age of 40, please contact us to arrange this. For those patients who have had a 1st dose of Astra Zeneca, we are contacting all patients who had their 1st dose more than 8 weeks ago (1st dose 23rd March and before). If you have not been contacted and had your 1st dose before 23rd March, please contact us to arrange your 2nd dose.

Pfizer vaccines
The current JCVI guidance recommends that all patients aged 39 and under receive the Pfizer vaccine where possible. Following the assessment of additional Pfizer/BioNTech research data, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) yesterday approved the refrigerated storage of the Pfizer vaccine for 31 days instead of the original recommended 5 days which comes as a great relief to the practice as we will now be able to deliver more Pfizer clinics for our patients. We are awaiting a delivery of a stock of Pfizer (expected approx. 11th June) and are working with East Riding of Yorkshire CCG to hopefully secure stock before then. Once we have confirmation of stock, we will be contacting patients to book their 1st appointment starting with those aged 39.

Vaccine ‘passports’
We have had a lot of queries about vaccine passports. These are available via the NHS App and you do not require a login from us. For more information, visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhsapp/help/ or contact the help team at https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us.

Thank you for your continued support and resilience during the pandemic.

For regular updates, please follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theridingsmedicalgroup) or visit our website (www.theridingsmedicalgroup.nhs.uk)

Ellerker Village Litter Pick – Saturday 12th June 2021 – Postponed

Due to the recent spurt of growth of the grass verges and the litter now being concealed in the verges the Parish Council have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the Annual Litter Pick which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 12th June 2021 until the grass verges have been trimmed again. 

Further information with regards to a new date will be provided as soon as possible.

Ellerker Annual Parish Council Meeting

The Ellerker Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held via the zoom platform at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th May 2021

All village residents are welcome – the meeting agenda can be viewed here

Information as to how Members of the Public can attend meetings can be viewed here

Alan Barker
Clerk to Ellerker Parish Council