Latest News & Announcements

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

Updates to this page are announced on the Asselby Talking Facebook Group


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: