Melbourne Parish Council

Yorkshire Water Sewerage Issues - published 28 January 2020

Yorkshire Water has acknowledged that there are issues with the main village sewerage network. Would it be possible for villagers that have experienced any problems such as drain odours in or around your property, fluctuating water levels in the pan of your toilet, sewage escape or any other sewage related issues to please contact Dan McGouran via email at or telephone 319113. Dan is trying to gauge how many properties could be affected.

Closure of Hagg Bridge - Update 28 January 2020

The latest on the bridge closure is that work will probably start sometime in or just after April 2020. Once the precise date is known, East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) will inform residents of diversion routes and bus routes. ERYC is currently giving some thought to whether to advise road users against using Church Lane to Thornton because of single track Church Bridge.

Community speed watch groups

Community Speed Watch allows residents, particularly those in rural communities, to become police-trained volunteers monitoring vehicle speeds in their communities, with the aim of changing the behaviour of some road users who drive above the speed limit through small towns and villages.

The scheme was launched in summer 2019 and is available for Town and Parish Councils throughout the Humberside Police force area to join, subject to certain criteria. 

A CSW team needs a minimum of 6 people. Within the team there must be a designated team coordinator as a Special Point of Contact for the team. They are responsible for organising the monitoring sessions and looking after the equipment.

You can complete a monitoring session for as long as you want and as often as you want. Each team member must give 2 hours a month as a minimum.

Training is completed in 2 parts. Part 1 is conducted via a power point presentation of approximately 1 hour followed by part 2 which is a roadside training session of around 20 minutes. 

If you are interested in forming a Community Speed Watch group, please contact the Clerk at

Agenda for the next meeting of the Parish Council - 9 March 2020

The agenda for the next meeting of the Parish Council can be found by clicking on the Agendas link on the left of this page. This is available one week before the date of the meeting.

Minutes of the last meeting of the parish council - 13 January 2020

The minutes for meetings can be found one week after the date of the meeting by selecting the Minutes tab on the left hand side of this page. 

Planning application 19/00811/PLF - Change of use of land for 14 holiday lodges and associated access works and landscaping - Land North of Field View, Main Street, Melbourne, YO42 4QE

The Parish Council has serious concerns about this application. It is due to go to Western Area Planning Sub-Committee for consideration. The date of the Committee meeting will be published on this website when we know what it is. If you wish to attend the meeting, please contact Councillor Graham Rollason for more details - his contact details are on the Councillor page (link on the left).

You can find details of the planning application on the East Riding of Council website.

Weight restriction

Following the traffic surveys carried out by ERYC, ERYC has now proposed to pursue the introduction a 7.5 tonne weight restriction in the village.

The formal consultation period will begin on 10 July 2019 and last for 21 days. This will be the opportunity for people and organisations to submit formal objections.

Following the consultation, if there are no insurmountable objections, it is hoped the weight restriction will be introduced later in the year.

Response from Yorkshire Water following the Public meeting to discuss sewerage problems in Melbourne

The Parish Council has received a response from Yorkshire Water in response to the actions agreed at the public meeting on 10 September 2018. The response is detailed here:

Response from Yorkshire Water

Letter to Highways Department East Riding of Yorkshire Council on the state o Main Street from Campey Lane to the Playing Field - 20 December 2018 

Local cycling and triathlon events

The Parish Council is aware that there are a number of cycling and triathlon events that pass through the village, particularly in the summer months. The majority of these are run by Freebird Events and start/finish at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park. In order to allow parishioners to have advance warning of these events, the link to Allerthorpe Lakeland Park's website can be found here - Allerthorpe Lakeland Park Events.

Annual Accounts 2018 - 2019

These can be viewed online by selecting the Finances and Accounts link on the left of the page.

Emergency Plan

Copies of the parish emergency plan are kept by Councillors Kemp and Lee. If you would like to view the plan please contact the Clerk in the first instance - see contact page for details.

Dog Fouling

As a result of a joint initiative between council and Melbourne Primary School over concerns of dog fouling, the school children have designed posters which will be appearing shortly around the village to help  keep Melbourne free from dog fouling.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has a confidential Dog Warden Service. If you witness dog fouling please call 01482 396 301 to report it.

The service will need to know:
• the location of the dog fouling
• time and date of the incident
• name (and address if possible) of the dog owner and
• a description of the dog


To report incidents of flytipping please call East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 01482 393939 or complete an online form at