The 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) will be recognised on 15 August 2020 and commemorates the end of the Second World War.
The village looked splendid with the VE day decorations earlier in the year, so while we cannot organise any social events, the village hall committee is urging you to do the same again. Reminders will also be posted up around the village.
Come together with your neighbours with tea, cake, drinks*
Put your bunting and flags out!
Saturday 15th August 2020
* remembering to maintain your social distance of course
We would like to thank Lesley Myers for her years of commitment, service, help and advice that she has given to the Parish Council as clerk. As Lesley steps down from her role, we wish her all the very best for the future.
EBBERSTON WITH YEDINGHAM AND BICKLEY PARISH COUNCIL
Applicants are invited for the post of
PARISH CLERK AND FINANCE OFFICER
Working hours – approximately 18 hours per month
Ebberston with Yedingham and Bickley Parish Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking Clerk and Finance Officer.
This is an opportunity to become part of a proactive Parish Council with 7 active councillors.
As Clerk to the Council you will be the Proper Officer and as such will be expected to manage the Council’s statuary requirements, advise the Council in its future development and promote the interests of the Parish. As the Finance Officer you will also be responsible for and manage the Council’s income and expenditure, VAT returns, Audits and filing the Annual Return.
Candidates with a good local knowledge of Ebberston, Yedingham and Bickley Parish and the issues facing it are preferred.
You will have or be capable of obtaining the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). You will be IT competent and work principally from home.
Some evening work will be required as Parish Council meetings with occasional Planning Committee Meetings occur at this time, attendance at other evening meetings will be infrequent and on an ad hoc, “as needed” basis. There are normally 6 Council meetings per year.
Salary will be paid in accordance with qualifications and experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale.
Any interested applicants in the first instance please email the Chair of the Council, Councillor Michael Eyre for further details, an informal conversation and an application form. Michael will also issue a list of overall duties and requirements for the role as well as a full job description.
Cllr Michael Eyre
Chair Ebberston with Yedingham and Bickley Parish Council
I’ve just dropped off the second Ryedale Foodbank collection from Ebberston. The village response has been amazing again. The car boot was full. The photo shows all the donations sorted and labelled. People are being so generous and thoughtful in their donations. Rob from the Foodbank has asked specifically that their thanks is passed onto everyone who has donated.
Posted on behalf of Michael Eyre, current chair of the Parish Council
The Parish Council is aware that unofficial notices have been posted throughout Ebberston village this week regarding Coronavirus lockdown measures. These may have offended or caused concern with some residents. Parish Councillors have been approached by residents voicing their concerns.
Acting on advice from NYCC, the Parish Council informed the Police. The Police took the matter seriously and have spoken to the relevant household. The Police have advised that the notices were inappropriate and it was unacceptable to publish someone’s name and address.
The Parish Council hopes that this course of action will prevent any future issue like this occurring and also give residents that may have felt intimidated or concerned peace of mind.
The Parish Council advises to follow current Government guidelines regarding Coronavirus.
Thank you very much to everyone who donated to the Ebberston Ryedale Food Bank collection so generously. The donations box was filled twice over. The car boot was full when the goods were sorted and labelled ready for delivery.
The next Collection will be on Friday 5 June. The box for donations is located at the Chapel.
Monday 23rd March 2020. Our prime minister announces the UK is on lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Shops, pubs, cafes all shut. The British public are allowed outside once a day for exercise. This was a time for the country to pull together and help each other out. This is a blog to capture this unique moment in our history. While at the time of writing lockdown restrictions are slowly beginning to lift, it is important to remember how our village coped with coronavirus.
Due to COVID19, the planned ‘tea dance’ could not go ahead but lots of residents took the time to put up bunting and decorate their houses for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Here are a few pictures. If you took more around the village, please do send them on so they can be added here for posterity!
If during the current shutdown, you are self-isolating or require assistance, there is a village group that can help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, access to the Post office, obtaining urgent supplies or even just a friendly chat, or more. If this applies to you, please don’t struggle – just contact the group coordinators who can help!
A huge effort is being made to organise and coordinate volunteers during the COVID19 shutdown across our area, and local information will be compiled here. The Ebberston village noticeboard will also be updated with crucial information. Other sources of information and help can be found via
Volunteers can offer a twice weekly collection service from West Ayton surgery or an additional collection in the case of an urgent need. If you need a prescription collecting, please contact any of the village group contacts (above).
Wardills have kindly agreed to make a weekly delivery each Saturday from 4th April to a drop-off point in Ebberston. If you would like a Saturday newspaper/weekly TV guide, please contact Wardills on 01751 474335 to arrange an individual account. They will bill you monthly and you can pay by phone, internet banking or by cheque.
Newspapers will be available for collection in a box outside Ebberston chapel. A volunteer will drop off newspapers to anyone who is unable to collect. If you need someone to deliver to you, please contact any of the village group contacts (above).
Businesses who are Delivering Locally
Chocolate Factory (Thornton le Dale) now has an online shop
Glaves – for enquiries about deliveries and orders, ring 01723 859523/859850
Hardwick’s sell dog/horse food and can also deliver gardening kit and tools/paint. 01723 859698 / 07534 245252
Rogers are reinstating their (free) home delivery service for compost, seeds, plants, gloves, pots for min orders of £25. Place orders by phone 01751 472226 or firstname.lastname@example.org