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26th OCTOBER 2020
8th November 2020
Due to Government and Local Council Guidelines regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic
we are, sadly, unable to hold a Remembrance Service at the Roll of Honour this year
to pay our respects to the fallen and those who served in WW1, WW2, other and more recent conflicts.
On behalf of the residents, the Parish Council will be laying a wreath and
placing crosses for the fallen at the Roll of Honour on Saturday 7th November 2020.
All residents are welcome to visit the Roll of Honour to pay their respects and leave a commemoration
at any time leading up to Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020 and on to 11th November 2020.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Verse 4 from the poem: For the Fallen - by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
ASSELBY PARISH COUNCIL
OCTOBER 2020: A message from East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BA - www.eastriding.gov.uk
Councillor Richard Burton Leader of the Council
Dear residents, businesses and local communities
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 and saving East Riding lives:
It’s in our hands!
Back in March, a week before we went into a national lockdown, I wrote an open letter to the East Riding to assure you all that East Riding of Yorkshire Council would do all it possibly could to
support local communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the lockdown period, we continued to collect and empty 50,000 bins a day, we provided vital care and support to our most frail, elderly, poorly and vulnerable residents, we quickly
processed tens of millions of pounds-worth of grants and other payments to thousands of businesses and we operated community response hubs with the HEY Smile Foundation and other
partners – helping those in need with deliveries of food, medication and other support.
There were countless other ways the council and its staff helped local residents, businesses and communities through the first wave of COVID-19 and we have continued to support the East Riding
as the Government eased lockdown measures in the summer.
The East Riding has fared better than many other areas, with generally much lower infection rates, hospital admissions and loss of life. However, every loss has of course been a personal tragedy
to those affected and every hardship suffered by residents – whether bereavement, physical or mental illness, financial, social or emotional – is a cause for sorrow and regret. That is why I am now
writing another open letter to the East Riding, to urge everyone to play your part in helping to avoid more loss and hardship.
Infection rates are still lower in the East Riding than many places elsewhere but they are rising quickly and if we don’t all act now, to take individual and collective action, then we will all
suffer the consequences in the weeks and months to come.
We are at a crucial time in the fight against COVID-19. The next few weeks are going to be pivotal in determining what happens with COVID-19 in the East Riding this autumn and winter.
Therefore the time is NOW to act by doing the right thing when it comes to COVID-19 prevention.
Please keep following the 3 Steps To Safety: Prevent. Notice. Act. Keep doing the basic things which we know helps to prevent the spread of this virus – handwashing, social distancing, wearing
a face covering where appropriate and if you’re not exempt, quickly responding to symptoms by getting tested and self-isolated if advised to. Nationally, a staggering 80% of people are failing
to self-isolate when they should be.
It’s really simple. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, if you have been tested but are waiting for the result or if you have tested positive, do NOT go out. Stay at home. Self-isolate.
Do not mix with other people from outside your household.
We are entering a new phase in this pandemic, with more incidences of it spreading and neighbouring areas seeing major increases. The next few weeks could see a surge in numbers and we
will only avoid that if all residents work together by doing those basic things but most essentially by isolating themselves when they have symptoms, have tested positive or are awaiting a test result.
I’m afraid we all need to make some personal sacrifices right now, in various aspects of our daily life, if we are to keep the East Riding as a safe place to live, work, shop, learn, play, invest and visit.
We need to do the right thing now to protect our most vulnerable residents – the people we love and cherish. Our vulnerable family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours.
At this time of year, people are normally starting to look forward to Christmas. This year Christmas will be very different if we don’t all act now by doing the right thing. All of us need to
reduce our individual risk so that we are reducing the risk to our loved ones and the whole of the East Riding – local communities, local businesses and local people.
We have shown throughout the spring and the summer that the #TogetherEastRiding is strong and we need that to continue more than ever.
For those people who are ignoring the risks, who are going out even though you have symptoms or are waiting for test results, who are forgetting to do the basics right, please stop and think
about what you are doing and the consequences your actions will bring for us all.
Please follow the 3 Steps To Safety, for your own health, for the sake of your loved ones and for everyone in the East Riding. We all want to avoid another lockdown unless absolutely necessary,
we all want to avoid more hardship and we all want to avoid more loss of life and personal tragedies.
Our future is in our hands. Please do the right thing. Now.
On behalf of everyone at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, thank you for your support and stay safe.
Cllr Richard Burton
Leader, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
August 2020 :- A message from Humberside Police - originally received 11th June 2020:
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
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
AUGUST 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.
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
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 mycommunityalert.co.uk. 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: www.bhf.org.uk