rainbow over wansford

Swans on West Beck


Five arched bridge over West Beck at Wansford 

Trout Inn

 Wansford Village Hall 

Footpath sign 

  ChurchSt Leonard's Church, Skerne


St Mary's Church, Wansford 

Village pump at Well House, Skerne

 Wansford snow scene


Wansford sunset





Agenda for the next meeting of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 7.30pm.  To view the agenda please click here.

Road Closures in and around Skerne and Wansford, November 2021

The B1249 between Whinhill and Nafferton Road will be closed for road repairs from 18 November 2021, the closure is expected to last for four days.  For full details please click here.

Ricklepits Lane will be closed for at least seven days from 24 November 2021, please click here for full details.  Map

Parish Council Meeting 21 September 2021

To view the draft minutes of the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council click here

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

For the latest parish newsletter click here.

Annual governance and accounting statements

For the Skerne and Wansford Parish Council AGAR click here.

Keep in touch - join your village's Facebook group

A Wansford Facebook group has been set up for people to exchange snippets, post pictures, originate a discussion - whatever. It is called Wansford YO25 Community.  If you're already a Facebook member you can search for Wansford YO25 Community. The only rules are that your are kind and courteous and to keep politics, religion and any contentious issues out of any discussion.

Crafty Fingers

Monday afternoon craft sessions at Wansford Village Hall usually 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.

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.

Information sheet re use of defibrillators

Click here for the information sheet re the use of defibrillators which was available at a defibrillator usage course held in Wansford Village Hall on February 11.

Talks with Harmony Energy re future parish projects

Click here for a round-up of the discussion in a recent remote meeting with the CEO of the company which has gained planning permission for a 140-acre solar farm at The Beeches, Skerne, and is entering into a planning gain agreement with the parish council.

Powers and duties of parish councils

All parish councils have powers and duties (things that they may do and things that they must do) conferred upon them by statute. Click here to find a list of the duties and potential powers of your parish council. Note that no parish council is a highways authority or a planning authority. Neither is Skerne and Wansford Parish Council a burial authority although it uses the power to contribute towards the expenses incurred in the upkeep of the two villages' burial grounds.


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.


Safeguarding policy in the York diocese

Click here for the home page for safeguarding in the diocese of York, where you can find information and guidance concerning protecting children and vulnerable adults in your church.  For information about church services in the Nafferton and Hutton Cranswick benefices follow the link at the top of the page 

Weather outlook for East Yorkshire

For the Met Office local forecast click here


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Met Office regional forecast

Friday, November 26, 2021 10:50:54 AM
Yellow warning of wind affecting Yorkshire & Humber: East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York valid from 0000 Sat 27 Nov to 1800 Sat 27 Nov
Friday, November 26, 2021 10:50:54 AM
Amber warning of wind affecting Yorkshire & Humber: North Yorkshire valid from 1500 Fri 26 Nov to 0900 Sat 27 Nov
Friday, November 26, 2021 10:50:54 AM
Yellow warning of snow affecting Yorkshire & Humber: North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire valid from 1700 Fri 26 Nov to 1000 Sat 27 Nov