Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council

Clerk: Sadie Rothwell-Inch - Tel: 01759 318122 / 07810 260 702 Email:




Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council

Clerk: Sadie Rothwell-Inch – Tel: 07810 260 702 Email:



Dear Councillor,

A meeting of Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 7.30pm.

In Yapham Village Hall. If you are unable to attend, please contact me so that I can record your apologies. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and may address the council during the Public Participation period. An agenda for the meeting is shown below.

Yours sincerely,   


Sadie Rothwell-Inch, Clerk.


Meeting 10/21

106/21 Welcome and Apologies.

107/21 Code of Conduct

a) To receive Declarations of Interest from members of the council on matters relating to the agenda.

b) To note granting of any dispensations to members of the Council on matters relating to the agenda.


108/21 To resolve the meeting is temporarily suspended to allow for a period of Public Participation.


109/21. To adopt the minutes of the meeting held 10thth August and 14th September 2021


110/21 Matters arising from previous minutes


111/21 Planning: None


112/21 Finance & Accounts: Bank balance – £4723.66

To approve the payments:

  1. Clerk’s salary up to October 2021


113/21 To note the report of an increase in litter between Yapham and Meltonby


114/21 PC Laptop function: To receive an update from the clerk


115/21 To note correspondence.

116/21 Councillors reports.

117/21 Date of next meeting:

Annual Report

The annual report and accounts are now available here.

The next Parish Council Meeting


Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council

Clerk: Sadie Rothwell-Inch - Tel: 01759 318122 / 07810 260 702 Email:





Advice from Neighbourhood Policing Team



Keep your keys and vehicles safe and don’t be a “2 in 1” Victim

The term “2 in 1 burglary” is used when there are two offences in one, for example when vehicle keys have been stolen in order for offenders to take a car/van from outside a property.

These crimes have usually been committed overnight and often the offenders have gained access to a house by forcing entry or by even using cat flaps and letter boxes to put an instrument into the house to unhook car keys from key hangers near to doors.

Here are some simple security measures that can be taken:

  • Keep all keys safe and out of sight. Never hang them near to doors where they could be taken through a letterbox or near an open window.
  •  Never leave house or car keys in an obvious place like a handbag or key cupboard.
  • If you’ve got a garage, use it rather than leaving your vehicle on the driveway or the roadside.  Always ensure that your garage is locked too.
  • Always keep your vehicle locked and secured. If your car doesn't have an alarm/immobilizer then consider getting one fitted.
  • Consider extra security such as a steering wheel lock. (Steering locks and gear level locks are often all that is needed to deter a thief as they simply don't want the hassle of breaking in and trying to get them undone.)
  • Never leave any property in your car or van when it is unattended. It takes criminals seconds to smash a window and grab something.
  • There is also a growing trend for work vans to be targeted and broken into, so keep valuable tools in your home overnight or at work.

It is clear that offenders are looking at locations and vehicles prior to coming back to commit the crimes. This could simply be someone looking around an area during the day, someone pretending to do door to door sales, or someone coming to your home on another pretext.

So, if you get a “cold caller” ask yourself:

  • Is the caller coming to my home in any way suspicious?
  • Is the caller paying attention to my car or asking me questions about it?

If so, give Humberside Police a call on the Non Emergency number 101 to report your concerns.

If you’re selling your vehicle via a newspaper, a magazine or a website, remember that you’ll get callers coming to your home looking at your vehicle. If you do, do they seem legitimate? If in doubt, and can do so safely, get a description of the people who come to look at the car and, just as importantly, details of any vehicle they came in.

 If you’ve got any doubts, then let us know!

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

Yorswitch Heating Oil

Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council ( HWRCC) are working in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to deliver a bulk buying scheme for heating oil. The scheme aims to save members money by bringing communities together to make the most of their bulk buying power. For more information visit the HWRCC website

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.

News from the Gravel Pit Allotment Association

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

Yapham Cricket Club

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


2020 Diary

October 2021