Tag Archives: covid19

Village help during latest lockdown

Just a reminder that the Ebberston Village cv19 Support Group is ready to help anyone needing help with shopping, prescription collection, a friendly chat, post office etc. Village co-ordinators are Sarah Walker 01723 850703/07447 564552 and Sharon Smartt 01723 859836. A volunteer is already collecting prescriptions from the surgery later this week so please let us know if you need medication collecting.

Helping hands

Ebberston’s Christmas 2020

2020 might not be remembered for the best of reasons but Ebberston residents really pulled out the stops for Window Wonderland and our challenge to make the village look festive while there really wasn’t much else to do. It was thrilling to see so much creativity, fun and joy on display.

The only downside is that the benchmark has now been set for next year!

David and Val’s Christmas Quiz

David and Val Palfrey have hosted the Christmas quiz at the village hall for the last few years. Although things are a little different this year, they wanted to make sure you did not miss out so have kindly created a bumper 100 question quiz for you to do over the festive period. Just for fun. Some paper copies will also be placed on the Chapel Notice Board.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that we will soon be back to using the Village Hall!

Answers will be posted here on 2nd January. Any quibbles, well, the quizmaster and quizmistress’s word is final of course!

Val and David say

“Hope you had time over Christmas and New Year to attempt the Ebberston Christmas Quiz (you could always have Googled the answers!). Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2021 and hoping we can all Quiz together in the Village Hall next December.”

Commemorating VJ DAY #VJDay75

VE Day 75

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

See https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/vjday/ and https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/features/ve-day-75/ for some history surrounding VE and VJ Day,

Discover your WW2 history

You can use the following online resources to discover your local and family Second World War histories and connections:

Imperial War Museums
The National Archives
National Army Museum

Or search the IWM’s war memorials register https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials to find local memorials, some of which are in St Mary’s Church.


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 https://ryedale.foodbank.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/201/2020/05/ryedale_foodbank_poster_25-05-20.pdf

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 (www.ebberstonvillage.wordpress.com) 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 sarahwwalker@icloud.com  01723 850703 
Sharon Smartt sharonmlane@yahoo.co.uk 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 sales@rvroger.co.uk

Many Malton-based businesses will deliver to our area. See http://www.maltondelivers.co.uk/

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