This section is for information that the Council wishes to bring to the notice of residents:
The Police Neighbourhood Action Team has been receiving reports recently from our neighbouring villages of car keys being burgled from residents that are then used at a later date by thieves to take their cars. Please be vigilant against this (and any other crime) and keep your car keys in a secure place and if you spot anything suspicious at all either in the village or surrounding countryside (e.g. hare coursing) then report this to the police using their 101 number.
The first meeting of the Winteringham Festival committee was held on the 17th. January to help plan out both this year's festival and the 700th Charter celebrations, various concerts and other activities including a medieval pageant and banquet that will be included in the festival are being organised. Bookings for a number of the artists that will be performing at the celebrations have already been made. The Festival committee are organising a new web site to keep residents informed and links will be provided to this site when it comes on-line, similarly for the Winteringham News web site. In 1317 the "Lord of the Manor" or Winteringham belonged to the Marmion family so if you have a connection to this family and can do a "Who do you think you are?" to trace your ancestry you may end up becoming the "Lord" for the day!
The Village Hall committee held an Extraordinary General Meeting on the 10th. January 2017 about the proposed change of the Village Hall to a "Charitable Incorporated Organisation" (CIO) and the adoption of its new constitution. It was agreed at this meeting that the proposed change should be applied to the Village Hall's charitable status, this change will come into affect on the 1st. April 2017 as the application for the CIO status for the Village Hall has now been accepted by the Charity Commission. A new Village Hall web site will also be made available from this date that will include an on-line booking facility for the Hall. In addition a new mobile App is being prepared for mobile phones and tablets that will show "What's on" at the Hall.
The Environment Agency have given notice about work that they have now commenced on the A1077 at South Ferriby to the Ancolme sluice gates:
In November 2016 the Environment Agency replaced the east drain tidal doors. The doors were tested during the January 2017 surge and successfully reduced the water level in East Drain.
We are now progressing with the remaining doors on the South Ferriby Sluice structure located on the River Ancholme, adjacent to the A1077, Sluice Road, South Ferriby. This work is required to maintain the current standard of flood protection to yours and other properties in the local area.