KEEPING OUR NEIGHBOURS INFORMED

May 2020

  • 'Meet the Council'. Currently on hold due to Government lockdown rules.
  • Areas of responsibility - village broken down into areas with Members of the Council actively monitoring each area.
  • A new riverbank step-way at the rear of the Play Park is to be created.
  • Conifers removed from the Play Park.
  • ERYC Officers progressing with placing the footpath in the Memorial Field/Gala Field on the Definitive Map as a public path.
  • HPC funded a new litterbin at the entrance to the Memorial Field.
  • Successful application for the Sixpenny Wood Windfarm Tree planting fund (trees and guards).
  • Hook Village Christmas event - £221.00 donated to Hook CE School.
  • Successful application for the Goole Fields Windfarm for 2 x benches for the Gala Field/Memorial Field.
  • Precept amount agreed for 2020/2021 £16,000.00.
  • Community Speed Watch - locations agreed. Currently on hold due to Government lockdown rules.
  • Westfield Lane – ERYC unwilling to introduce further signage and continue to monitor the condition of the road and safety. ERYC agreed to a further speed survey and, also, to include in planned maintenance 2020/2021. Temporary repairs undertaken by ERYC on the approach to the s-bend. Councillors A Handley and N Coultish continue to assist.
  • Mad Dog Lane – HPC looking at options for this area. Drainage Board confirmed land not owned by Goole & Airmyn IDB. ERYC legal team advise not in the ownership of ERYC. Concerns raised regarding possibly wildlife in the ditch, therefore currently on hold.
  • Hook Community Shop. A small committee worked extremely hard during the takeover. First community shop in the East Riding. Fund-raising throughout the year.
  • Quotation sought for CCTV cameras to be placed on the Memorial Hall wall. Currently on hold due to Government lockdown rules.
  • Friends Around – in view of the situation caused by the Government response to the coronavirus, HPC, in conjunction with the Community Shop, set up a process by which villagers needing help and villagers who would like to help, during this uncertain time, may be put in touch. A register has been created of help needed and help offered. Tasks are being undertaken such as shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking etc. The system continues to work extremely well and has received very positive feedback from village residents.
  • Website - quotations sought for a new design to conform with current regulations. Agreed to proceed with a local business – G3 Digital.
  • Hook School bus to Goole Academy – interest approximately x 30. Goole Academy seeking quotations - parents to fund the transport.
  • Lanegate - Councillor M Hyde has taken over the role of the late Mrs J Wimsey and continues with the proposal to re-instate the Pinfold.
  • Public telephone – BT consultation – intention to remove payphones in the East Riding with very low usage.
  • Knitted poppies displayed on the Memorial Hall wall to commemorate VE Day 2020.