Melbourne Parish Council

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

Actions agreed by Yorkshire Water at the public meeting:


Action Notes
Details of calculations on capacity flows for the village - YW  

CCTV investigation of pipes - YW

By 10 October 2018 (not including the rising main pipes)

Pumping stations and rising main investigation - YW

By 25 September 2018
Dosing system at St Michael’s pumping station - YW To be completed by early January 2019
Completion of resurfacing work of Main St from the playing fields entrance to the corner of Campey Lane - YW  

Request for funding for cleaning of pipe at corner of Kidd Lane re silting issues - YW

Sweep of pipe outside Melbourne Arms on Main Street – update and confirmation if work will go ahead - YW  
Provide brief details of YW’s statutory duties - YW  
Resurfacing of all of Main Street - ERYC

Response received from Highways:

"Each year, we re-assess all the East Riding's highways based on available data. Information used includes any condition data, the road's safety record and area engineer's observations to develop a priority for our planned maintenance programme.
Based on current evaluations, there are no immediate plans for the major treatment of the C17 Main Street Melbourne."

Minutes for the meeting of the parish council held 10 September 2018

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

Traffic survey update - September 2018

ERYC undertook HGV surveys at three different points in the village in January/February and June 2018 recorded by Automatic Traffic Counters.

The June results in particular showed considerable numbers of HGV traffic in the village and ERYC is considering the next steps with regard to introducing a weight limit.

Given that a weight limit at Melbourne would involve providing signs at quite a number of junctions around the village, the cost of the signing scheme is likely to be expensive.
With regards to this ERYC has asked Melbourne Parish Council for its views, in principle, on contributing towards the cost of the scheme.

The Parish Council has asked for an indication of estimated costs before agreeing 'in principle' in respect of a funding contribution.  If estimated costs are received the Parish Council will discuss and make a decision at the next Council meeting.

In addition, due to reliability issues and lack of effectiveness the Council has decided to remove the Speed Indicator Devices.

Chairman's Report 2017 - 18

Find out what work the Parish Council has carried out over the last 12 months:

Annual Report 2017 - 18

Annual Accounts 2017 - 2018

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.

Village Traffic Survey

This was carried out week commencing 5 February 2018. The outcome of this will be published on the website once the Parish Council has been informed of the next steps. The date ofr this is likely to be in April 2018.

Mobile Library Schedule 2018

The dates of the mobile library for Melbourne visits are now available.


An update on current issues to do with fracking can be found on our fracking page.

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