Financial Support for residents


ERYC are here to HELP.

The past 19 months has been a very unsettling time for many residents, with some people
losing their job, furlough support ending and the temporary £20 uplift of universal credit and
tax credits ending. As the winter months are upon us, ERYC want to tell you about help available to residents, which could ease some financial pressures many will be under with the rise in
energy bills.

Please click on the link below for more information.

ERYC – Member info on financial support for residents October 2021

Resurfacing and Carriageway Patching Repairs – Cave Lane, Main Street Ellerker, Water Lane, South Cave

As part of the Council’s capital programme of carriageway planned maintenance works, East Riding of Yorkshire Council intend to undertake carriageway resurfacing and patching repairs at the above locations between the West End junction and the Howden Croft Hill junction. The work will commence on Monday 25 October, for fourteen days, returning on Monday 22 November for five days, including some overnight works (dependent on weather conditions).

Please note that all carriageway patches will be treated with a surface dressing next Summer. The working hours will be 08:00 – 17:00hr (Mon-Fri). The overnight working hours will be 19:00 – 00:00hr (Mon-Fri). Cave Lane, Main Street and Water Lane will be closed during the working hours with signed diversions in operation. ERYC would like to apologise in advance for any disruption caused by this essential repair work.

Residents affected by these works will be receiving a letter on 18 October and pre start information boards will be installed by the contractor (Streetscene Services) in advance of the works.

Grass Verge Signs and Bollards

Residents are reminded that any signs and bollards positioned on the grass verges maintained by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council should be approved by ERYC.

Ellerker Parish Council would like to advise residents that the person who installs the unauthorised signs / bollards on the grass verge will be culpable for any injuries or accidents caused by the signs / bollards.

COVID-19 Local Support Grant

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a discretionary grant scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials.

The grant aims to give vulnerable households peace of mind as COVID-19 restrictions are eased by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials.

The COVID-19 Local Support Grant is funded from one-off Central Government funding by the Department for Work and Pensions, announced on 20 June, which enables local authorities to provide financial support to those most in need this year. The council has committed funding from this scheme to provide food vouchers to households with children that are eligible for free school meals.

To help ensure fairness of applications and access to the grant for those who need it, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will implement the COVID-19 Local Support Grant as a discretionary scheme until the one-off funding has been fully utilised.

The scheme runs from until 30 September this year. Applications will close on Sunday, 5 September, to allow funds to be fully distributed.

The discretionary funding available will not be sufficient to provide support to all residents, therefore the council will target and prioritise support for the following:

  • to support households who have made a new claim and are in receipt of Universal Credit from 17 April 2021
  • to support households who have made a new claim and are in receipt of Council Tax Support from 17 April 2021
  • to support households whose income has been impacted by COVID-19, such as loss of job/reduced hours/furloughed AND have had a reduction in income AND have capital of less than £2,000 AND be responsible for rent/mortgage payments and utility bills
  • 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 who are care leavers who are receiving support from the council’s pathways team and have had an increase in food and/or fuel since 23 March 2020.
More information and how to apply

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 support.

Check my benefit eligibility

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.

Emergency assistance scheme

Ellerker & Hilldales Neighbourhood Watch Quiz

Friday 15 October 2021 at 7.30pm in Ellerker Village Hall
Unfortunately the annual NHW Quiz couldn’t take place last year but we’re raring to go this year!
Please email the NHW Secretary, Yvonne, via to let her know if you’d like to field a team.  Teams should consist of four people and entry fee is £20 per team.  There will be light refreshments on the night; a raffle; a trophy for the winning team; prizes for the top three teams; and you can bring your own drinks – beer/wine/soft, etc.
The winning team gets to organise the 2022 quiz, which would be an opportunity to raise funds for their own village organisation.
Keep an eye out for more details in the “Ellerker News” newsletter and on the Ellerker Residents Facebook page.

ERYC Bin Collection Dates after 16th August

From 16th August ERYC bin collection dates are changing
It appears that the normal collection day will be Friday
Green and Brown collections are on the same day
Here is the Bin Collection Calendar for 2021-22

You now have to show your Resident’s Pass when you use an ERYC tip site (HWRS)
If you don’t have a pass then another document to prove you are an East Riding resident
eg. Council Tax Bill or Driving Licence

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