Skerne and Wansford Parish Council


Trout Inn


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Peggy with the Archbishop of York the Rt Rev John Sentamu

Party time for Peggy - 90 years young

Wansford matriarch Peggy Welburn celebrates her 90th birthday next week and would like to share the occasion with anyone and everyone who would like to join her.

Peggy is holding an ‘open house’ at Wansford Village Hall on Saturday April 7—the day after her big birthday.

The informal event will run between 2.30 and 4pm, when anyone is welcome to call in for a cuppa and a chat.

There is no dress code—so just put down your trowel or paintbrush and call round to wish Peggy well.

She wants no presents, just the pleasure of your company.

Peggy was born in the village and has lived in Wansford all her life: she was married to Sonny for more than 65 years.

She has three daughters, Rosemarie, Jackie and Jill, seven  grandchildren, and one great granddaughter, Evie, who also lives in Wansford.

Peggy has always been at the centre of village life, being a member of the church for as long as she can remember; a member of the former Wives Club and a supporter of almost every cause and event.

She hopes to see as many of you as possible on the day.


Diary dates

April 28 2018 - Wansford village clean-up, 10am from bus shelter

  • May 2 2018 - 7.30pm St Mary's Church, concert by Cadenza
  • Friday June 15 pie and pea supper at the Trout Inn, £6 per head
  • July 14 2018 - barbecue at St Mary's Church, Wansford, details to be announced
  • September 9 St Mary's Church, concert b y Ad Hoc Singers

Minutes of the March 20 meeting of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council

Click here for the minutes of the March 20 2018 meeting of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council which took place in Wansford Village Hall and start at 7.30pm.

Vacancy for councillor

1 There is a vacancy on Skerne and Wansford Parish Council.

2 A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if, by Tuesday April 24 2018, 10 electors for the parish give notice in writing to the Chief Executive of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council at County Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8BA, claiming such an election.

3 If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Mobile library dates

The ERYC mobile library calls in Skerne and Wansford four-weekly on Tuesdays. For a copy of the library van schedule click here


Second pie and pea supper for June

Following the success of the autumn pie and pea night, the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council has arranged another for midsummer.

The event will take place at the Trout Inn on Friday June 15, when steak pie, peas and chips will be served.

Landlord Keith Robinson needs an idea of numbers, so anyone wishing to go should either contact him on 254204 a few days before or parish clerk Jill Pick on 254741 or at Church Cottage for a ticket..

The event will cost £6 and start at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to attend.

Annual return 2016-2017

The Skerne and Wansford Parish Council annual return has been audited, with no issues found. To download a copy of the certified return click here. Alternatively, for a printed copy contact the clerk Jill Pick at Printed copies cost £1 plus any postage.

PC expenditure 2016-17

Click here for a breakdown of Skerne and Wansford Parish Council expenditure in 2016-17 financial year

Spring 2018 newsletter

To access the Skerne and Wansford News spring edition click here

Parish council bank reconciliation year ended March 31 2017

To access the year-end bank rconciliation click here

Bank reconciliation as at February 28 2018

For the latest bank reconciliation click here

A Jobcentre near me

To find you the local Jobcentre Plus offices as well as benefits and employment information, click here


HART shopper bus service

A shopper bus service from Skerne and Wansford villages to Driffield has been taken over by Holderness Area Rural Transport (HART).

   A shopper bus service from Skerne and Wansford villages to Driffield has been taken over by Holderness Area Rural Transport (HART).

The bus is customer responsive, door-to-door and concessionary passes are not accepted. It is targeted at people who have no public transport or are incapacitated in some way and cannot either walk to or stand at a bus stop to wait for public transport.

 A bus goes through Wansford on Thursdays and could divert to Skerne is necessary. It's approximate pick-up time would be 9.45am with return at 12.45pm from Tesco car park.

Community and voluntary groups can book the minibus

For the current Hart newsletter click here

To book a seat or for more information call 01964 536684.


Latest rural headlines

BBC investigates rural hospital transport


 Crafty Fingers

Monday afternoon craft sessions at Wansford Village Hall take place each Monday, from 1.30pm to 3pm. Take a project, learn a new craft, knit and natter or call in a for a cuppa. £1 entry.

Bulk oil buying

The Humberside and Wolds Rural Community Council bulk oil=buying co-operative negotiated a price of 43.4p per litre at the beginning of December giving a discount of 2.95p per litre on the

For details contact co-ordinator Billy Waites, at Skerne, tel 256520,email or the HWRCC on telephone 01652 637700.


New bus timetable

To download a copy of the136 timetable click here or visit To access a copy of the 134 twice-weekly Skerne to Driffield service click here

Humberside Police: East Wolds and Coastal Beat latest edition

To access the latest local news from Humberside Police click here

Rural Vulnerability Service

 To access the Rural Vulnerability website, which tackles issues such as poor broadband speeds, rural transport, fuel poverty and health, click here.


Emergency plan

The Emergency Plan for Skerne and Wansford has now been compiled and a copy of it can be found in the Policies and Procedures section of this website. If you have any special skills or equipment you feel able to offer the community in the event of an emergency, please call on or contact the parish council clerk, using the contact form above, or any parish councillor.

 Village Hall coffee mornings

Weekly coffee mornings  usually take place in Wansford Village Hall  each Wednesday in aid of the hall refurbishment fund.  The cost is £1 and all members of the Skerne and Wansford community are welcome to attend as well as passers-by and visitors.

Weather outlook for East Yorkshire

For the Met Office local forecast click here


See also

Analysis of ERYC performance


Site last updated: April 5 2018