Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council







Welcome to the website of Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council.

Keep checking regularly to find out about events, local businesses and community groups, check planning applications, read the council minutes and generally keep in touch with what is going on in your parish. You can also check the dates of the parish council meetings and come along to the open forum.  If you would like to give us feedback or ask any questions, please do so using the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




WebPage Visits

The Parish Council's accounts for the year ended 31/3/16 have now been completed . You can view the accounting statement and external auditor's certificate and report by visiting a new page in the Parish Council section by clicking  here.

The Library Theatre Touring Company comes to Yapham Villlage Hall on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 to present Alan Bennett's '2 Talking Heads'.  Please click here for more information

Here is a letter of introduction from Sergeant David Lonsdale:
I would like to introduce myself as the new Police Sergeant of Goole and Pocklington /Wolds Weighton Policing Teams.
I am really pleased to have been selected to manage the team, following the recent move of my predecessor Sergeant Ryan Reed. Ryan will be moving to Bridlington to set up a new early intervention team, aimed at targeting young offenders and lead them away from a life of crime.
My name is David Lonsdale and I have been working for Humberside Police for over 13 years. In that time I have undertaken a number of different and challenging roles. Initially I joined as a response officer before becoming a Neighbourhood officer and more recently  on promotion I worked as Detective Sergeant at Grimsby and Scunthorpe.
Prior to my promotion as a Detective Sergeant I had spent most of my career within the East Riding and especially in Goole and the surrounding villages. I am very familiar with the area and the unique policing challenges that it brings. I am passionate about policing and have a real sense and urge to drive down crime rates and tackle the causes of crime and anti-social behavior which causes so much stress and anxiety to others. I am keen to hear about the issues facing the town and your expectations of the police and suggestions to improve community relationships.
I am looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to the team and with it I will hopefully bring new and innovative ideas and working practices so that we can deliver the service that the community of Goole, Pocklington and the surrounding areas deserve.
Over the next few months I will be attended as many community events as possible. I want to meet as many local residents that I can and make sure you get to know my face. I am approachable and always willing to listen.  I have already attended a number of meetings and look forward to future meetings as it is an excellent way in which to engage the community.
If you wish to talk to me about any issue then please contact me or have any suggestions or ideas to improve the service we currently deliver please make contact with me at Goole Police Station, Estcourt Street, Goole DN14 5AF.
Sgt David Lonsdale

For your information - over the last few days we have had a couple of reports about potential rogue traders in the Goole/Howden  areas asking to tarmac driveways. No known offences have been committed at this time and the incidents were quickly reported to us.

Please see the attached link with some guidance about doorstep callers and how to be safe and secure.


East Riding Council can also be contacted if you believe such persons are acting in your area. You can also contact ERYC in relation to making your area a no cold calling zone


NHS Consultation on Improving Urgent Care Services in the East Riding

For more information click here


Libraries Consultation

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are proposing to make a number of cuts to the library service. This would change the visits of the mobile library to Yapham from fortnightly to 4 weekly. Reduced opening hours are also proposed for Pocklington library. To find out more or to take part in the consultation which runs until 3rd August click here


Transport Survey

Thanks to all who took part in the transport survey. To see the findings click here

Council Tax Reductions

Are you disabled and need to use a wheelchair in your home? Or perhaps you are caring for a disabled person? Did you know there are council tax reductions available?For more information click here.



Do you have trouble arranging transport for hospital or medical appointments ? Try Medibus for a pre-booked door-to-door service. For more information call 03456 44 59 59  or click here.


Reporting Potholes or damage to roads and pavements

If you see potholes or damage to roads or pavements you can report it directly to East Riding of Yorkshire Council by clicking here.


Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is the unauthorised dumping of waste on land which is not licensed to receive waste. If you want to report fly tipping or would like to know how to dispose of waste please click on this link.

Les Smith and Steve Parry from Yapham Cricket Club have set up a blog about the history of the Club

Please take a look by clicking here and, if possible, contribute to help build a living record of the club


Anyone from the local area who wishes to grow fruit and vegetables should contact the Association to apply or request further information.  Please click here for the 'contact us' facility on the Association's website

2015 Diary