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.
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.
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