In the next few weeks we will see migrant birds returning from their winter quarters, among them should be House Martins. Thirty years ago they were abundant in Ellerker, but now they are scarce. If you find you have House Martins nest building under the eaves of your house please contact Tim Pickles at Sebastopol, Main Street (422585)
The Annual General Meeting for the Ellerker Action Group will take place at 7.30 in Ellerker Village Hall on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 – Everyone is welcome
There have been 2 incidents of fly tipping recently on the periphery of Ellerker, one in Crabley Lane and the other in Brantingham Road. Both consisted of external and internal builders’ rubble. Similar tips have been reported in Broomfleet. Read more
The culprits, being particularly public spirited, off-loaded their debris on the council verges at points where farm vehicles need entry to fields. Other similarities are that both tips arrived during the hours of darkness and attempts had been made to burn the rubble.
You can report fly tipping on public land if the waste is on the public highway or other land owned by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, very easily by using their website. The Council will usually arrange for this waste to be removed within 48 working hours, although it may take longer should the waste consist of asbestos, clinical or other hazardous waste, as special arrangements may need to be made. It would be helpful if you could also report any fly tipping to the Clerk to the Parish Council so that it can monitor the situation.
Where waste contains evidence, which helps identify the offender and/or where there are witness statements, the Council will seek to prosecute the offender. The maximum penalty for the offence of illegally tipping waste is currently £50,000 and/or a term of imprisonment.