North Ferriby Parish Council
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Rail Signalling Upgrade
Network Rail is upgrading signalling on the line between Ferriby, Gilberdyke and Saltmarshe as part of a £50 million investment to improve the railway in East Yorkshire later this autumn.

The Ferriby to Gilberdyke Resignalling Project will see modern signalling technology replace local lineside signal boxes, with operations ‘recontrolled’ to the state-of-the-art Rail Operating Centre in York. The project will provide significant benefits including a more modern railway with increased reliability for passengers, an ability for services to recover more quickly following any disruption, and safety improvements at level crossings along the route. There will be a full renewal of lineside signalling equipment and change of signalling control point, a new power supply for signalling equipment with backup available in the event of failure, and a renewal of local highway level crossings.

Work will take place over 23.5 route miles and will include the installation of 49 new signals, 14 point end renewals, and 11 level crossing renewals. Additionally the project will see the installation of 2 power supplies for the new signalling equipment and a new signalling workstation.
There will be some times when bus replacement services will have to operate whilst the railway is closed between Selby and Hull and Goole and Hull.

Passengers planning on travelling on Sunday 11 November or over the weekends of 24 and 25 November and 1 and 2 December are advised to check before they travel via National Rail Enquiries. There will be community information events held in Brough and Gilberdyke on Saturday 27th October, at which local residents or businesses can attend to discuss the project with Network Rail representatives. For further information contact Network Rail's Public Affairs Team at

Footpath along the Humber Reopens
The footpath, which runs between Hessle and North Ferriby, has been closed to allow Network Rail engineers to install equipment to monitor ground movement after a crack was found next to the railway.

The footpath fully reopened Friday, 5 October as Network Rail finished installing monitoring equipment. The section where Network Rail engineers have been working the ground movement will continue to be monitored. Network Rail is currently working on plans to carry out a permanent fix with further details to be announced.

Cash Machine at Ferriby Co-op ripped from wall
See Daily Mail article

Transwaste site on Gibson Lane, Melton
Two planning applications have been submitted associated with an Anaerobic Digester being built there. The Parish Council has numerous concerns about these and ask that you act now and make your views on these proposals.

Application 18/02544/PLF is for the construction of up to twenty 1 megawatt generators in steel containers. The deadline for comments has past.

Application 18/02749/CM is requesting permission to vary the operating hours to enable waste to be processed continually instead of the current 12 hours a day and less at weekends. You can submit comments until 19 October.

Please send your comments to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council quoting the application reference number.
Via ERYC website You can also find detailed information about the applications.
Email to
Write to the planning officer, Matthew Sunman, at ERYC, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA.

Report Odours
To report issues around odours in the village telephone the Environment Agency on 0800 807 060.

Parkfield Avenue

Commencing 11th October - it is anticipated that works will be completed by 13th October
See Map - See Notice

Junior Tennis Coaching Returns
Junior Tennis classes will be running on the Tennis Courts at North Ferriby Playing Fields on Thursdays in September and October (8 weeks, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September and 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October).The coaching is for any child aged 5-11 years old who would like to learn how to play in a fun, safe environment. The coaches have over 20 years coaching experience.

Age Group
Class Name
4pm – 5pm
5 to 8 years
Mini Tennis Red
5pm – 6pm
9 to 11 years
Mini Tennis Orange / Green

For more information and to book a place, contact: Tim Pattle 07789 718 535

WW1 Centenary Commemorations

Plans for the village wide event to mark 100 years since the end of WW1 are progressing and residents have been crafting poppies to be used in a spectacular village display. Support for the Knitted Poppies Project has been overwhelming, but would ask that no further poppies now be knitted to allow the Knit and Natter group to concentrate their efforts on sewing the many poppies onto the backing so that they are ready to be displayed, Any completed poppies should be handed to the group as soon as possible so that they too can be included.

However, if you would like to contribute certain poppies to the event you still can, as there are plans to decorate the War Memorial site with stones painted with poppies around the base and to create a cascade of plastic poppies inspired by the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London - see

If you are not creative you can still help by donating empty transparent fizzy drinks bottles to Mark at 16 New Walk, he will have a bag hanging on his side gate to collect any donations – however please make sure the bottles have 4 or 5 dimples at the base as this is critical for the poppy design. Please help, as we need over 600!

Over the weekend of 10th - 11th November you will be able to visit the Villagers at War exhibition at the Village Hall and the knitted poppies will be on display in the Church along with information about the 24 men from North Ferriby who lost their lives during WW1 and who are commemorated on the war memorial.

On Sunday 11th November the village will be taking part in the National Event, Battle’s Over, which will start at 6am at the War Memorial with an individual piper playing the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle – Battle’s O’er. The parade of Remembrance will set off from the Social Club at around 10.20am and parade to the war memorial, and then on to the Church for the service at 11am. The Villagers at War Exhibition will also show the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph from 10.50am.

At the end of the day the village will join with over 1000 other locations in lighting the beacon at 7pm to symbolise an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace and at 7.05pm the Church Bells will ring out across the Nation, and beyond, in celebration of Peace. See Ferriby Diary

New Privacy Laws
The law is changing to protect your privacy and now requires that you confirm whether you want to keep getting emails from North Ferriby Parish Council. If you want to subscribe to our email list - which gives you a digital version of the Village Newsletter along with an occasional extra email with updates of what is going on in North Ferriby -you will need to confirm your subscription by e-mailing stating "confirm e-mail subscription" You can always unsubscribe if you change your mind. If you do not confirm your subscription your email address will be removed from our mailing list. You can find out more about how we use your data from our Privacy Notice

Medibus Services
Need help attending a medical appointment? Medibus services are available to many residents living in the East Riding of Yorkshire. They provide a friendly, door to door, accessible transport solution for those who need to attend medical appointments at hospitals, doctor’s surgeries and clinics. See Leaflet

North Ferriby Library
Do you know what’s available at your local Library? Not just books/Caddy Liners that’s for sure! Do you belong to a walking group? If so you might be interested to know you can borrow laminated maps. Do you know you can download free E books, E Audio E magazines/Comics?
Would you like help with your tablet/computer/smart phone? Do you want somewhere to go to meet new people? We have a number of groups that meet, including:-
* Knit and Natter *Reminiscence * Story time
* Reading Groups * Code Club * Games Group
We do hold a good selection of Self Help books, including books on prescription (books recommended by GP’s)
Please come along and speak to the staff , and make use of this fantastic facility in your area. Our Opening times are:- Tuesday 10am-5pm Thursday 2pm-6pm Saturday 10am-12pm Tel 632 227

North Ferriby Wind Farm Community Fund
North Ferriby is in receipt of a goodwill payment from the operator of the 2 wind turbines that have been erected on Melton Fields. North Ferriby Parish Council will manage this fund for the benefit of the community of North Ferriby and will allocate the £7650 of funding provided on an annual basis. Grants for funding between £100 to £5000 are available to certain groups based in North Ferriby
See More Information (pdf)
See Application Guidance Notes (pdf)
See Application For

Future Development in Ferriby
See separate page

Public urged to keep off closed footpath between Hessle & Ferriby

See Network Rail Notice

Local Police See South Hunsley Police for details


EYMS Bus timetables change often so we cannot provide external direct links see See EYMS website

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