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Parish Clerk & Finance Officer – vacancy (Ebberson with Yedingham & Bickley Parish Council)


Applicants are invited for the post of


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.

Please contact:

Cllr Michael Eyre

Chair Ebberston with Yedingham and Bickley Parish Council

Tel.  07863 349249 Mail.  m-eyre@hotmail.co.uk

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.

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”

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!

Joe helps plant new trees for Ebberston

As part of Ryedale District Council’s Tree for Free initiative, Ebberston & Yedingham Parish Council were offered a tree along with other parishes in the area.  The Parish Council have planted two trees at the foot of the village and young resident Joe Wood helped to plant them.

A smiling Joe Wood helps to plant Ebberston’s new trees, November 2019

As well as offering trees to each parish, RDC gave 100 households in Ryedale a free tree to plant in their garden. They also cleared a small overgrown piece of their land in Helmsley and planted it with trees.

Given the climate emergency, we all need to make better decisions about our activities and encourage others to act responsibly and go greener. Well done Joe!

Pants, Viagra and a £5 note: a rather unusual insight into Yorkshire life along the A170!

As with all the villages along the A170, Ebberston suffers its share of litter being thrown from cars at speed as they pass along the roads that top and tail our village. A few times a year, a dedicated litter picking team collects what amounts each time to over 10 bags of rubbish from the verges which is then collected by the council.

This month’s pick has reflected the shift by fast food restaurants to paper and card packaging, and so plastic and polystyrene have been found in much fewer quantities compared to this time last year. The card and paper degrades quite quickly which is better of course, but still not as good as taking your litter home with you and recycling it.

The “interesting” haul from earlier this year is still hard to beat: a combo which included two car wheels, a pair of long black high heel boots, a pair of black gloves and a DVD case for an X-rated film – probably trumping the separate find of a pair of men’s pants! But this time round the awesome haul included more car wheels, bits of a caravan, a packet of Viagra and a £5 note! That’s a good night out…

The note was filthy and almost discarded but was spotted, cleaned and given to the village hall who are using it to buy a new biscuit tin for the newly refurbished kitchen.

Other people’s rubbish and discarded items are the bread and butter of archaeologists, but what on earth would all this say about us in the 21st century?

This month’s litter picking haul, ready for collection