Christmas Event in Gilberdyke

The Parish Council has received another letter from Father Christmas

He would like to thank you to everyone who asked for a small gift this year and he is looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday 19th December – he will have a number of surprise guests with him as he goes around!!!!!!  We shall commence at 3pm and (roughly) follow the route below

Important Safety Message

Grown-ups, please tell your kids that due to the nasty germs unfortunately they will not be able to hug Father Christmas or shake his hand this year and must not come up close to him

When we reach your street, Santa’s helpers will knock on the doors of the children who have requested a gift and leave this on the doorstep…. If you are in, please feel free to come out and see us, but Grown-ups, please keep your kids in your gardens – you are welcome to take photos but Father Christmas and guests must keep their distance.

Father Christmas’s helpers will be all wearing masks and sanitizers their hands regularly as we walk around.

Please ensure your family and all involved in this occasion are kept safe by observing the above measures during these difficult times

Father Christmas route

Clementhorpe lane

Bellasize park

The Paddock

Westbrook road

Flaxmill Walk

Station road

Greenacre Park

Laburnam Walk


Ash Drive

Holly Grove

Hawthorn Way

Hazel Crescent,


chestnut drive,


Chapel Garth

Scalby Lane

Hansard Drive

willow green

Linden Close

chapel meadows

Manor Drive,

Bishop Court.

(out onto A1230)

Pemberton Villas


the peppercorns, main road

Carlton Villa

(on into Sandholme)

Fairview Close

Sandholme Park

Sandholme close

Sandholme road

(Back into main village and last stop at )

Hewitts Cottages

East Riding of Yorkshire Council launches Winter Grant Scheme

East Riding of Yorkshire Council launches Winter Grant Scheme


A discretionary grant scheme to help households struggling in the run up to Christmas has been launched.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched the scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy (such as heating, cooking and lighting), water bills (including sewerage) and other essentials (such as sanitary products), warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, and purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers and ovens.

The Winter Grant Scheme is funded from one-off central Government funding announced on 10 November 2020 called the Winter Support Grant, which enables local authorities to provide financial support to those most in need this year.

To help ensure fairness of applications and access to the grant across the winter for those who need it, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will implement the Winter Grant Scheme as a discretionary scheme across multiple time periods until the one-off funding has been fully utilised.

Period one of the scheme will cover the period 1 November to 31 December 2020. Applications for period one will need to be received by Sunday, 20 December.

It is expected that the discretionary funding available will not be sufficient to provide support to all residents, therefore period one will target and prioritise support for the following:

  • to support households with children, where the applicant meets the criteria to entitle a child to free school meals
  • to support households who have claimed universal credit since 23 March and income is less than £16,000 annually
  • to support individuals who have a social care package and have seen an increase in their household food and fuel since 23 March 2020
  • to support individuals where their annual income is less than £13,600 annually.

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This year has been extremely challenging for some of our residents and I am heartened that we have the Winter Grant Scheme available to support those in need.

“Knowing that this grant will make the difference of keeping children warm and well fed over Christmas, or offering those residents struggling to cope financially the peace of mind that they can manage a difficult winter, is an indicator that East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to do all it can to support those in need at the end of an unprecedented year.”

For more information, criteria for the grants and how to apply, go to

Where residents may not be eligible for this grant, the council has a benefit eligibility checker, this can be used to see if you are entitled to other forms of financial support

The council also has an emergency assistance scheme available to residents who have had an interruption to their income and where they require support to remain in the community.

For more information, criteria of the grants and how to apply, go to


Contact Information

Rachel Palmer
Strategic Marketing Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
(01482) 391470


East Riding Council Notice of Temporary Road Closure

ERYC have advised the Parish Council of the following temporary Road closure for Bellasize Lane, Gilberdyke
during the following period:
Thursday 17th December 2020 and Monday 21st December 2020

The road closure is necessary to enable the BT poling works to be carried out in a manner consistent with ensuring the safety of the public. The Order is valid for 18 months, but it is anticipated that the works will be completed within 5 days.

The Official Notice can be found by clicking here Notice

The Map can be found by clicking here  Map 

Notice of the December 2020 (ordinary) Parish Meeting for Gilberdyke

The next Parish Meeting for Gilberdyke will be held on Tuesday, 8th December commencing at 7pm.  The meeting will be held remotely using Zoom.  Anyone can join the meeting to simply just watch what happens or even raise any issues they want Parish Cllrs to take into consideration.


The agenda can be found here December 2020 Agenda and Notice – Gilberdyke

if you wish to join the meeting, please contact the Parish Clerk on how to do this – 01430 410 383 or



Dog Fouling in the Village

The Parish Council shares concerns of residents with regard to the apparent amount of dog fouling happening in the village at the moment.

How we are working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Gilberdyke Parish Council has approached East Riding of Yorkshire Council to enter into a dog control partnership with them in response to increased concern of residents relating to dog fouling.  The aim of the partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to build close links between their dog wardens and ourselves, to provide a better service in responding to fouling and to deter it from happening in the first place.

The training will provide parish councillors with the knowledge and appreciation of how to provide the evidence needed to prove an offence under the dog control orders. As residents of Gilberdyke, Councillors will now be keeping an eye out for fouling problems and talking to dog walkers in our parish.

The great majority of dog walkers do pick up after their dog and get really annoyed with the few who don’t as they don’t want to be “tarred with the same brush.” There is no excuse for not picking up and If you have any information on those responsible for allowing dogs to foul without picking up you can contact us on 01430 410 383 or

Besides the obvious unpleasantness of dog mess in the street, it can also cause blindness in children – Toxocara canis is a parasite that lives inside dogs’ bodies and is a round, white worm (looks like spaghetti) and it infects, most frequently, pregnant nursing bitches and young puppies.  Once ingested they can travel around the body, usually causing little problem.  Very rarely though, they can settle in the soft tissue of the retina of the eye, where damage or even blindness can be caused, approximately 50 cases a year are recorded.

Preventative measures include:

  • Worm your dog properly both as a puppy and as an adult.
  • Clean up after your dog has fouled.
  • Prevent dogs from licking your hands and face.
  • Ensure hands are washed after playing on grassed areas where dogs are allowed and where dogs or puppies have been handled.

If you have any information on owners not cleaning up after their dogs please contact the dog warden.  Tel: (01482) 393939

 To request removal of dog faeces on the street please call (01482) 393939

Using litter bins for dog waste

Some residents have asked us if they can put dog faeces in litter bins.

We can confirm that all East Riding of Yorkshire Council litter bins may be used for disposing of bagged up dog waste collected whilst walking your dog.  If anyone leaves bags of dog waste on trees, bushes, the base of a lamp post etc. they are committing a littering offence that may also be punished by way of a £75 fixed penalty being issued.

If you would like to report an offender, please ring the Streetscene team to report a littering offence or to report a full litter bin Tel: (01482) 393939

Reports can also be made through the council’s website at

For public and animal health reasons and for the benefit of other people enjoying the outdoors, dog walkers should always clean up after their dogs.  Anyone can also contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Council dog wardens to pass on information about irresponsible dog owners.