Welcome to the website of Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council.

Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council

Clerk: Sadie Rothwell-Inch - Tel: 01759 318122 / 07810 260 702 Email:


Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to meeting of Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7.30pm. This meeting will be conducted online Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 790 9082 8721 - Passcode: 7wM4hi

If you are unable to attend, please contact me so 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,   

Sadie Rothwell-Inch, Clerk.

Meeting 4/21

29/21 Welcome and Apologies.

30/21 Code of Conduct

a) To receive Declarations of Interest from members of the council on matters relating to the agenda.

b) To note granting of any dispensations to members of the Council on matters relating to the agenda.

31/21 To resolve that the meeting is temporarily suspended to allow for a period of Public Participation.

32/21 To adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 9thth February 2020 as a true record.

33/21 Matters Arising.

34/21 Planning – To receive information only:

a) Notice of decision on APP 21/00183/PLF / Construction of a concrete hardstanding to reduce sediment run-off from agricultural vehicle traffic Location: Meltonby Grange Meltonby Road Meltonby/ YO42 1PW - Permission granted with conditions

b) 20/04274/PLF/Erection of agricultural shed (20 metres x15 metres) / Belsom Farm Feoffee Lane Yapham / YO42 1PF - Permission granted with conditions


35/21 Finance & Accounts: The bank balance – £2354.95

To approve the payments: Autela Invoice for Invoice 5824 – Jan, Feb, Mar payroll - £61.45

                                                     Clerk salary for April

                                                     Clerk expenses £34.72 – (Pinter cartridge £27.72 & Stationery £7.00)                   

                                                      ICO Data Protection Renewal online - £35.00                                  


36/21 Telephone Box – to resolve project works.

37/21 Community Recovery Grant – to consider ideas

38/21 Community Emergency Plan

39/21 Set AGM

40/21 To note correspondence*.

41/21 Councillors reports.

42/21 Date of next meeting.








12th March

NALC - Chief Executives Bulletin

17th March

NALC - Calendar of Events

18th March

NALC - online events - businesses

19th March

Accounts Training

19th March

Vacancy for Clerk - Carleton

23rd March

NALC - Chief Executives Bulletin

23rd March

NALC - online events - businesses

26th March

Crisis communications free training

26th March

NALC - Chief Executives Bulletin

30th March


31st March

Finance training - Parkinson Partnership

1st April

Remote Meetings

1st April

Clerk's Induction Training

1st April

ERNLLCA Newsletter


Standards Committee


Standards Committee Agenda - 24 March 2021


ERYC Planning & Development


26th March

Notification of Decision on App Ref 21/00183/PLF

31st March

Notification of Decision on App Ref 20/04274/PLF/


ERYC Covid-19 Information


19th March

Courtesy Copy: COVID-19 Members Briefing 18 March


ERYC Legal and Democratic Services


26th March

FW: Remote Meetings

29th March

FW: Remote Meetings - Call for Evidence


ERYC Wolds Weighton Ward


26th Feb

Community Recovery Grant


ERYC Chief Executive


25th March

Devolution Proposals




19th March

Review plans for a Category C prison at Full Sutton - petition

25th March

Consultation Feedback - Leeds East


Police / Police & crime commissioner


9th March

Final Meet The Commissioner - Thursday 11th March

16th March

Police Newsletter


UNADOPTED Minutes of Meeting 3/21 of Yapham cum Meltonby Parish Council on Tuesday 9th March 2021 online


16/21 Cllr Bradley welcomed everyone to the meeting -- Present: Cllr Arnold, Cllr Bradley (in the chair), Cllr Gray, Cllr Hammond, Cllr Jefferson-Hallett, Cllr Moverley, Cllr Newman, clerk.

17/21 Code of Conduct

  1. Cllr Hammond declared a non-pecuniary interest in all planning items and (ERYC Planning Committee Member).
  2. No Dispensation.

18/21 To resolve that the meeting is temporarily suspended to allow for a period of Public Participation – No members of the public present.

19/21 The minutes of the meeting held on 9thth February 2021 were recorded as a true record. Proposed by Cllr Moverley, seconded by Cllr Gray.

20/21 Matters Arising – none.

21/21 Planning:

  1. Planning Consultation for: Planning Consultation for 20/04274/PLF Belsom Farm, Feoffee Lane, Yapham. Erection of agricultural shed 20mx15m - No comments.


     B) Planning consultation for: 21/00179/PLF Yapham Manor, Fangfoss Road

    Yapham Mill / Erection of extension to existing garage to form exercise/therapy pool enclosure and ancillary accommodation/Full Planning Permission – No comments.


  1. Planning Consultation for: 21/00286/PLF Equestrian Manege Fangfoss Road, Yapham Mill / Erection of a single storey extension to existing stables / Ful planning permission – No comments.


  1. Planning Consultation for: 21/00341/PLF Park Farm, Yapham Road, Yapham Mill / Erection of extension to general purpose agricultural buildings to use for livestock and straw/feed storage / Full planning permission – Agreed – If ERYC Planning Officers along with other pertinent officials can ensure that any run-off water will be safely managed and contained without flooding to the road and potential winter ice hazard then no objections. No assurance of this means the council objects.


22/21 Finance & Accounts: The bank balance – £2,755.38: Noted

The following payment was approved:

  1. Bin for Yapham Mill – ERYC INV: 66406717 - £452.59





23/21 Telephone Box – All materials required to restore and ensure sound maintenance to be sourced and purchased. Councillors agreed to use original telephone box products as recommended by BT. ACTION (LH)


24/21 Community Recovery Grant Cllr Hammond informed the Council about the £200,000 community recovery grant he and his fellow Wolds Weighton award Councillors had secured as part of ERYCs annual budget for 2021/2022. The details of the grant had not been finalised, however, he wanted to give councillors advance notice so they might consider projects, submit bids early and hopefully secure the money for our parish. Agreed: Confer with Feoffee Trust and bring any ideas to the April meeting.

25/21 To receive feedback from the YCM Bird Watch Weekend – Cllr Arnold was encouraged by the results of the first ever event along with the interest from the community. It is hoped any further events will engage more members of the parish. See website for results.

26/21 To note correspondence – Noted.

27/21 Councillors reports – Cllr Arnold offered to arrange the production of six individual plaques for the bench at Yapham Mill in honour of the WWII Royal Airforce crew who were victims of the fatal plane crash in the parish.

28/21 Date of next meeting – Tuesday 13th April.


Cllr Bradley closed the meeting at 8.55pm.


Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. We wish to share the following guide with you to help navigate claiming Universal Credit.

Here’s the Universal Credit guide





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.




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

Annual Report

The annual report and accounts are now available here.

The next Parish Council Meeting

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 13th October 2020 at 7.15pm.

This meeting will be conducted online via the Zoom App - Meeting ID: 767 0749 4064, Passcode: 9WrwDX

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.


90/20 Welcome and Apologies

91/20 To receive Declarations of Interest

92/20 To resolve that the meeting is temporarily suspended to allow for a period of Public Participation

93/20 To adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 8thth September 2020 as a true record

94/20 To receive a report from the clerk about ongoing items

95/20 To consider altering the frequency and means of parish council meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic

96/20 Planning: To receive Notification of Decision for App Ref 20/02296/PLF 5 Woodbine Fold Yapham East Riding of Yorkshire YO42 1PR

To receive Notification of Decision on App Ref 20/01892/PLF Westfield Farm Feoffee Lane Yapham East Riding of Yorkshire YO42 1PF


To consider application: Planning Consultation for 20/02334/PLF /The Paddock Fangfoss Road Yapham Mill East Riding Of Yorkshire YO42 1PB / Erection of a detached double garage


97/20 To consider the impact of the new Meltonby bin and feasibility of installing another in the parish

98/20 Accounts: The bank balance – £4460.21

To approve the payments: Clerk’s salary for October 2020

Autela Payroll Invoice: 01/07/20 - 30/09/20, Jul, Aug, Sept £51.25

ERYC Invoice: 66064522 In respect of bin in Meltonby £452.59

To acknowledge receipt of payment from Gravel Pit Allotments £160.00

99/20 To note correspondence *

100/20 Councillors reports

101/20 Date of next meeting




8th Sept


8th Sept

Planning White Paper Summaries, Links & Responses.

15th Sept

NALC - Coronavirus Update

15th Sept

NALC - Chief Executive's Bulletin

27th Sept

NALC - Chief Executive's Bulletin

27th Sept


2nd October

NALC - COVID-19 - Letter from Councillor Burton


ERYC Humber Emergency Planning


29th September

ERYC Covid 19 Update


ERYC Planning & Development


15th Sept

Planning Consultation for 20/02334/PLF The Paddock, Fangfoss Road, Yapham Mill



16th Sept

Humber & Wolds Rural Action

2nd October

Notification of Decision on App Ref 20/02296/PLF

7th October

Notification of Decision on App Red 20/01892/PLF


Police / Police & crime commissioner


18th Sept

Police Newsletter





Advice from Neighbourhood Policing Team



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.

News from the Gravel Pit Allotment Association

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

Yapham Cricket Club

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

April 2021