Welcome to the website of Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council.


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, it's 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.
  • 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.



Public Rights of Way

Public Rights of Way provide rights of access for the public to travel over private land and include footpaths, bridleways and byways both in rural and urban areas.

Ordnance Survey maps are useful but they are not always up to date and you should check your planned route is shown on the Definitive Map (legal record) if at all unsure. You can view the East Riding of Yorkshire’s definitive map and use it to plan a route on the Walking the Riding page of . You will also find 100’s of suggested routes already listed and information about other ways to access the countryside. You can contact us at

There are four main types of public right of way (footpaths being the most common) and which ones you are permitted to use will depend on whether you are walking, cycling, riding or using a motor vehicle. Here is a helpful guide.

Public Footpath (yellow arrows) Walkers only


Public Bridleway (blue arrows) Walkers, cyclists & horse riders only

Byway (red arrows) Walkers, cyclists, horse riders, carriage drivers & vehicles

Restricted Byway (plum arrows) Walkers, cyclists, horse riders & carriage drivers

Please do not cycle on public footpaths as this can result in; civil trespass, surface damage, conflict with other users or landowners and could pose a hazard to other users.

Always respect the rights and livelihoods of the landowners whose land you may pass through and keep to the public right of way. You can find helpful advice about using public rights of way and how to behave responsibly in the countryside on the Ramblers webpage and in the Countryside Code.


Keep checking regularly to find out about events, local businesses and community groups, check planning applications, read the council minutes and generally keep in touch with what is going on in your parish. You can also check the dates of the parish council meetings and come along to the open forum.  If you would like to give us feedback or ask any questions, please do so using the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



The Parish Council asks anyone who knows of any Parishioner who was killed during the First or Second World War to please come forward and give their details so that, if wished, their name can be added to our memorial bench in Yapham.

WebPage Visits

The annual report and accounts are now available here.

Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council


Clerk: Sadie Rothwell-Inch, Neann Croft, Seaton Ross, YORK, YO42 4LT Tel.01759 319122 Email:

Provisional dates for future scheduled parish council meetings are:

July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th


Dear Councillor,

A meeting of Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 11th August 2020 in the Village Hall, Yapham at 7.30pm. If you are unable to attend, would you please contact me so that I can record your apologies. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and may address the council during the Public Participation period. An agenda for the meeting is shown below.

Yours sincerely,

S. Rothwell-Inch, clerk to the council.


59/20 Welcome and Apologies

60/20 To receive Declarations of Interest

61/20 To resolve that the meeting is temporarily suspended to allow for a period of Public Participation

62/20 To adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 14th July 2020 as a true record

63/20 To approve the Annual Governance Statement for 2019/2020

64/20 To approve the accounts for 2019/2020

65/19 to approve financial arrangements for the coming year

66/20 Planning: To receive application 20/02296/PLF / Erection of a first-floor extension to the rear and a single storey extension to the rear / 5 Woodbine Fold Yapham East Riding of Yorkshire YO42 1PR /

Mr & Mrs S Edwards / Application type: Full Planning Permission


67/20 To consider the bin and flower planter at Meltonby 

68/20 To consider the telephone box in Yapham 

69/19 Communities framework & the devolution white paper

70/20 Accounts: The bank balance – £4727.07

To approve the payments:

Clerk’s salary for August

71/20 To note correspondence 

72/20 Councillors reports 

73/20 Date of next meeting






20th July

Communities framework & the devolution white paper

20th July

Devolution Paper

22nd July

Holding Council Meetings

30th July



ERYC Legal & Democratic Services


16th July

Face to Face Meetings


ERYC Licensing


17th July

Licensing Act 2003 formal Policy Review


ERYC Standards Committee


20th July

For info - Standards Committee Agenda - 28 July 2020 Meeting


ERYC Planning Enforcement


24th July

Planning Enforcement Officer Areas


ERYC Planning & Development


3rd August

Our Ref: 20/02296/PLF 5 Woodbine Fold




16th July

Free Employment Support Services

24th July

Chairman's Awards - ERYC


Police / Police & crime commissioner


22nd July

Police July Newsletter

30th July

Updated Police July Newsletter



















Keep your keys and vehicles safe and don’t be a “2 in 1” Victim

The term “2 in 1 burglary” is used when there are two offences in one, for example when vehicle keys have been stolen in order for offenders to take a car/van from outside a property.

These crimes have usually been committed overnight and often the offenders have gained access to a house by forcing entry or by even using cat flaps and letter boxes to put an instrument into the house to unhook car keys from key hangers near to doors.

Here are some simple security measures that can be taken:

  • Keep all keys safe and out of sight. Never hang them near to doors where they could be taken through a letterbox or near an open window.
  •  Never leave house or car keys in an obvious place like a handbag or key cupboard.
  • If you’ve got a garage, use it rather than leaving your vehicle on the driveway or the roadside.  Always ensure that your garage is locked too.
  • Always keep your vehicle locked and secured. If your car doesn't have an alarm/immobilizer then consider getting one fitted.
  • Consider extra security such as a steering wheel lock. (Steering locks and gear level locks are often all that is needed to deter a thief as they simply don't want the hassle of breaking in and trying to get them undone.)
  • Never leave any property in your car or van when it is unattended. It takes criminals seconds to smash a window and grab something.
  • There is also a growing trend for work vans to be targeted and broken into, so keep valuable tools in your home overnight or at work.

It is clear that offenders are looking at locations and vehicles prior to coming back to commit the crimes. This could simply be someone looking around an area during the day, someone pretending to do door to door sales, or someone coming to your home on another pretext.

So, if you get a “cold caller” ask yourself:

  • Is the caller coming to my home in any way suspicious?
  • Is the caller paying attention to my car or asking me questions about it?

If so, give Humberside Police a call on the Non Emergency number 101 to report your concerns.

If you’re selling your vehicle via a newspaper, a magazine or a website, remember that you’ll get callers coming to your home looking at your vehicle. If you do, do they seem legitimate? If in doubt, and can do so safely, get a description of the people who come to look at the car and, just as importantly, details of any vehicle they came in.

 If you’ve got any doubts, then let us know!

Please see the attached link with some guidance about doorstep callers and how to be safe and secure.

East Riding Council can also be contacted if you believe such persons are acting in your area. You can also contact ERYC in relation to making your area a no cold calling zone

Yorswitch Heating Oil

Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council ( HWRCC) are working in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to deliver a bulk buying scheme for heating oil. The scheme aims to save members money by bringing communities together to make the most of their bulk buying power. For more information visit the HWRCC website

Council Tax Reductions

Are you disabled and need to use a wheelchair in your home? Or perhaps you are caring for a disabled person? Did you know there are council tax reductions available?For more information click here.


Do you have trouble arranging transport for hospital or medical appointments ? Try Medibus for a pre-booked door-to-door service. For more information call 03456 44 59 59  or click here.

Reporting Potholes or damage to roads and pavements

If you see potholes or damage to roads or pavements you can report it directly to East Riding of Yorkshire Council by clicking here.

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is the unauthorised dumping of waste on land which is not licensed to receive waste. If you want to report fly tipping or would like to know how to dispose of waste please click on this link.

Anyone from the local area who wishes to grow fruit and vegetables should contact the Association to apply or request further information.  Please click here for the 'contact us' facility on the Association's website

Les Smith and Steve Parry from Yapham Cricket Club have set up a blog about the history of the Club

Please take a look by clicking here and, if possible, contribute to help build a living record of the club


2020 Diary

August 2020