Latest News & Announcements

Latest news & matters happening now will be featured here. Useful information will be archived below for future reference.

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5th July 2020:  Public Notice in Goole Times

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Section 14 (1)

Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic - Part of Blacksmith Lane, Asselby

Notice is hereby given that East Riding of Yorkshire Council intends not less than seven days from the date of this notice to make an Order, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along part of Blacksmith Lane, Asselby from opposite The Old Sunday School proceeding 10m North commencing 27 July 2020.

The road closure is necessary to enable works to provide installation of a new water supply across the width of the road to be carried out in a manner consistent with ensuring the safety of the public.  The Order is valid for 18 months, but it is anticipated that the works will be completed within four days.

The alternative route for traffic affected by the road will be via N/A

The diversion route will be signed at the time of closure.  The road will be closed to all through traffic but access will be maintained for emergency vehicles, pedestrians and residents.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the council and asking for Highways Customer Care, tel (01482)393939

Dated: 2 July 2020

Paul Bellotti - Director of Communities and Environment.  County Hall,  Beverley.  East Riding of Yorkshire.  HU17 9BA



2nd July 2020:     A message to all residents about Footway and Highway Safety


Several residents have brought to the attention of the Parish Council the difficulties they are facing when trying to walk along the footway.   Vehicles should not be parked over the pavement as this impedes access for users and causes them to have to step out into the road.

It is particularly dangerous for wheelchair users, people with prams, pushchairs, young children and also the elderly.  The pavement is quite narrow in places and the speed, size and closeness of vehicles on the road can make walking on the footway difficult at the best of times.

Concerns have also been raised about parking on both sides of the highway which is causing a problem when vehicles – not just large and local farming traffic - have to brake and manoeuvre to get through.

On behalf of the residents the Parish Council respectfully request that all vehicles are parked in a responsible manner, preferably on drives and private property and do not cause problems for footway users and the general flow of traffic. 

It is illegal to block the footway for pedestrians and to park vehicles on the highway inconsiderately.

Bearing in mind the safety of residents on both the footway and highway the Parish Council will have to contact our Community Officers for further guidance if this continues.


Thank You



11th June 2020:   A message from Humberside Police

Coronavirus Track & Trace Scams Advice

People to remain alert for scams during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Be aware of a growing trend of criminals taking advantage of the current Covid-19 crisis to defraud innocent people, including the new NHS Test and Trace service.

The NHS Test and Trace service has been introduced to allow the NHS to trace the spread of the virus, isolate new infections and give early warning if the virus is increasing again.

However, its feared scammers are now making phone calls, sending texts and emails pretending to be from NHS Test and Trace in order to obtain your personal details.

Advice on how to identify a genuine contact tracer from a scammer.

Genuine NHS contact tracers will:

  • -call you from 0300 013 5000
  • -send you text messages from ‘NHS’
  • -ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website
  • -ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
  • -ask about the coronavirus symptoms you have been experiencing
  • · ask you to provide the name, telephone number and/or email address of anyone you have had close contact with in the two days prior to            your symptoms starting
  • ask if anyone you have been in contact with is under 18 or lives outside of England


Contact tracers will never:

  • -ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • -ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
  • -ask for any details about your bank account
  • -ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • -ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • -disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
  • -provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
  • -ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
  • -ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit the Action Fraud website. If you need advice on anything else, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0344 411 1444

Example of how they do it

One resident has shared a warning claiming that her friend received a scam call earlier this week 03/06/20

The caller, claiming to be an NHS employee, stated that the individual had come into close contact with a person with COVID-19 and had to self-isolate for seven days.

The individual was then coerced into giving their address in order to receive a test kit and was asked for their payment details in order to pay a "one off fee" of £500. The so-called scammer then said that there would be penalties for not complying.

It was at this point that the individual then put the phone down and realised that they were being targeted by scammers.

You will only ever be called from the number 0300 013 5000, or you will be texted from “NHS”.


PC 2180 Lee Fuller,  

Crime Reduction Officer,   Humberside Police Community Safety Unit.





27th April 2020:  Coronavirus - helping our community

It is hoped that all residents in the parish are getting the help they need from family, friends and neighbours in the present lock down situation. 

Remember, you can contact the Black Swan to get anything you may require - from a local volunteer to do shopping, errands, dog walking or a just a chat to the purchase of bread, milk and takeaway meals from Jake and Kirsty at the pub.  (01757) 630409 or 07791 766945

You can also contact Howden Helpers on 07394 915130 - they will deliver prescriptions or shopping to you.

You can arrange the best way for people to deliver your supplies bearing in mind the two metres distance ruling.  



23rd March, 2020:  Coronavirus - helping our community 

A flyer has gone out to all properties in Knedlington and Asselby from Jake and Kirsty at the Black Swan who along with local volunteers are offering the following to help everyone in the parish who is self isolating:-

1.  Picking up of shopping:                2.  Posting mail:                 3.  A friendly phone call:                  4.  Urgent supplies

Other services available from the Black Swan include the following:-

1.  Hot Meals/Takeaways:                  2.  Essential items can be bought at the pub such as Milk:  Butter:  Bread:     

Any other essential items such as toiletries can also be supplied where there is stock available, just enquire at the pub or on the two telephone numbers below.

Telephone Numbers: 07791 766945  or  01757 630409

(You can arrange the best way to get your supplies - bearing in mind the two metre distance rule items should be left on your doorstep).

Thank you to Jake, Kirsty and the Volunteers.


19 March, 2020: Coronavirus - helping our community.

The Parish Council is aware that information regarding how to stay safe and deal with the Coronavirus is being updated on a daily basis. The best place to look for the latest advice and guidance is the Government website, which is updated every time new information becomes available.

The purpose of this message is to ensure that we come together as a community and are aware of the needs and assistance that anyone in the villages of Asselby,  Knedlington and Boothferry may require over the coming weeks and those that are able to help will do this.

The main thing we can all do to help is to be aware of our neighbours – particularly if they have to self-isolate because they have contracted the virus – but also those who are having to self-isolate because of their age or if they have underlying health issues.  Some may have no immediate family close by to support them.

Offering to help with shopping and the collection of prescriptions for those needing them will be invaluable and just being aware of our neighbours' needs will help those who are alone feel a bit safer – perhaps just a phone call or chat from a few yards distance will help. 

Thank you to those who have contacted the Parish Council offering help. We are a community and this situation concerns us all, so it's important that we all support one another as much as we can.


Useful Village Information


Dog Behaviour & Fouling

If you are unfortunate enough to be bitten/attacked by a dog that is not under the control of its owner phone the Police. If you come into contact with a dog displaying anti-social behaviour the correct procedure is to report the incident by telephone to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Dog Warden on 01482 396301 or via their website. Any incident will be dealt with by the people responsible for dealing with these issues.  This also includes noise nuisance caused by dogs continually barking if they are left on their own for a long period of time.

All dog owners should be aware that it is an offence not to clear up after your dog if it fouls on land in the open air which the public has access to. A person guilty of this offence can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75.

If in a public place or on a highway, dogs must wear a collar with a tag or badge attached, with the name and address of the owner inscribed on it.

It is also an offence to not have your dog micro-chipped, and you must make sure your contact details are kept up-to-date.


Litter, Mud or Debris On Roads & Footpaths

Litter & Debris on roads and footpaths can be reported using the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website's Litter & Road Cleaning reporting page.

Mud on the road cannot be reported to ERYC as they are not responsible for mud on roads. As this type of issue is a road traffic offence, it should be reported to the police on the 101 non-emergency number.

It is the responsibility of the farmer/contractor to display signs warning of  'Mud on the Road.'   Also to sweep the road during the day if there is a significant build up and ensure the road is swept at the end of the working day.

ERYC will only consider removing mud if the police decide to close the road due to significant danger.

Vehicles On The Footpath

Although it is not illegal to park on the footpath it is illegal to obstruct it and impede access for pedestrians.  Access should be maintained for all pedestrians particularly if they are with pushchairs, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, elderly people and young children.

The Parish Council respectfully request that if you park on the footpath please make sure that pedestrians do not have to step out into the road and can continue to use the footway unimpeded.   



If you have concerns regarding flooding because of continued heavy rain or a higher than usual tide in the parish please visit the Government's Flood Information Service.

You can also phone the Environment Agency Floodline on 03459 88 11 88

Emergency Plan

All parishes should have an up-to-date Community Emergency Plan. Details of the Asselby Parish Emergency Plan can be viewed here as soon as it is available.

Neigbourhood Watch Scheme

Did you know that communities which are part of a NHW scheme are significantly less likely to be a target of crime according to a survey carried out in prisons, says our local Community & Crime Reduction Resilience Officer.

Our aim is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.

Keep up to date with news & information about your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme which covers Barmby on the Marsh, Asselby, Knedlington & Boothferry.

You can follow your local NHW group on Facebook for regular advice, news & announcements.

You can join the Barmby & Asselby Neighbourhood Watch Group by visiting the OurWatch website.

You can also register with My Community Alert via You will receive useful crime prevention information & updates about your area sent directly from your local policing teams.

Public Access Defibrillator

The defibrillator was installed on 27th July 2018 for use in an Emergency.  It is located on the wall facing the car park at The Black Swan, Asselby - Please follow the instructions on the defibrillator case.

Useful information about using PADs can be found here: