The Environment Committee

The objective of this committee is to look after and enhance the assets of the Parish Council and thereby help to maintain our lovely village environment.
The Environment Committee is responsible for :-

  • Riverside Walkway and Reed Pond
  • Coronation Gardens
  • War Memorial
  • Bus stops
  • Memorial Benches
  • Litter picking volunteers
We meet regularly throughout the year and would welcome any suggestions you have about how we can improve our community assets. Click here to see our meetings, agendas and minutes.

 

The following list of Councillors are members of the Environment Committee:-

 

  • Chairman : Cllr Lynda Dennett  
  • Vice-Chairman : Cllr Terry Black
  • Cllr P Blogg
  • Cllr J Mabbett
  • Cllr H Richardson
  • Cllr M Wood
  • Cllr R Holborn

 

 

Conservation Management Plan for the Riverside Walkway

A copy of the presentation slides from the Launch of the Conservation Management Plan can be found here.

Next Activity - Felling of poor condition trees in Enchanted Woodland - 2 day event being run by TCV on Monday 20th December and Tuesday 21st December between 9.30am and 3.30pm.  If you are interested in volunteering for half or a full day please contact the Clerk.

Riverside Walkway

Riverside Walkway is a public amenity with areas that locals and visitors alike can enjoy. The walkway has a 1,000 metre frontage of the Humber with spectacular views of the countryside all round. The Trans Pennine Trail and the Wolds Way both cross on the way to the Mersey and Filey. 3,000 trees and shrubs have been planted, seats and paths created.

It is a far cry from when it was a waste landfill site up until 1981 and left abandoned until the Parish Council became the owners in late 1986 and at the same time purchased the Reed Pond, shown on the left. Some work has to be carried out occasionally to keep it free from too much reed growth and to create habitats for wild life.

Ings Fields are adjacent to the Reed Pond on the west side and are privately owned and there is no public right of way over them. The fields are subject to a management agreement with the local authority and the owner to protect the flora, and fauna, in particular, the rare sedge ­carex divisa (its continuation encouraged by allowing saline water from the reed pond to permeate Ings Fields).