Thank you Ebberston

Posted on behalf of Sarah Walker

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. 

Wonderful response again. Thanks very much.


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.

Foodbank Donations from Ebberston residents

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.

If you need help from the Foodbank then visit

Posted on behalf of Sarah Walker

Ebberston in lockdown- a snapshot in time

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.

Village volunteers helping those who need it
Creative chalk drawings reminding us to keep our distance
The adopted symbol of the nation, light at the end of the rainbow
A hunt around the village for these decorative rocks
Classic humour to keep spirits up
Daily jokes to keep the village amused
Did you do this?
Park closed
Park closed
Roadside “Flowers”

Help Ryedale Foodbank


Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the demand on Ryedale Food Bank is growing and we’d like to help. 

Ebberston Chapel has agreed to become a collection point for donations which will be taken to the Food Bank in Norton and distributed from there.  There is a box for donations outside the Chapel.

Items needed:

Breakfast Cereals * Pasta * Rice * Pasta Sauce * Soup * Tinned Beans * Tinned Meat * Tinned Vegetables * Tinned Fruit * UHT Milk * Tea * Coffee * Sugar * Biscuits * Snacks * Sanitary Products

A list is also on the Chapel noticeboard, the village website ( and copies are available in the collection box.

The first collection will be made on Friday 22 May and weekly thereafter.  Donations will be very gratefully received – please make sure that items are well within their sell by/best before date. 

For further information:

please contact Robert Rayner (859422) or Sarah Walker (850703)

VE Day 75 in Ebberston

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!

Local Help during the COVID-19 Shutdown

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!

Sarah Walker  01723 850703 
Sharon Smartt 01723 859836

General Links

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

Community First Yorkshire – guidance for carers, organisations, community groups

Gov.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

North Yorkshire County Council – Coronavirus (COVID-19) community support

NHS – advice for everyone

Pickering Town Council

Ryedale District Council

If you have Facebook then there is also the Ryedale Covid19 Help Network group who are a great source of information and local knowledge. They are also on Twitter @HelpRyedale and they have a website which carries business, volunteer and community advice.


If you would like to volunteer assistance in Ebberston and immediate surrounding area, then please contact any of the village group contacts (above).

Further information can also be found at:

Community First Yorkshire – guide for volunteering

Coronavirus and volunteering: how can I help in the UK? (The Guardian)

Prescription Collection

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).

Saturday Newspapers

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

Many Malton-based businesses will deliver to our area. See

There is also a list for Pickering businesses compiled by the Ryedale Covid19 Help Network.