Rowley Parish Council update


We are all looking forward to the next Government announcement, hoping that July may allow more normality to people’s lives.

Updates on the following

Playing Fields

The Play Equipment has now all been repainted, which looks spectacular.  We are waiting to see if the Adult Exercise Equipment can be repaired, or it may need to be removed.

Playing Field Gate

Please note that the gate will be locked daily at 8pm.  A sign is placed on the gate.  This will change again once the clocks change in October 2021.

Football Pitch

The Season has now drawn to a close for Little Weighton Veterans and Little Weighton FC.  The Posts and Nets have now been removed and stored away until the season recommences.  This allows the pitch to recover and prevents teams from outside of the village using the ground for training. 

Planning Applications

The following applications have been received since the Spring Edition:

21/01431/PLF – Change of use from former stable/work area to short term holiday let Location: Rosedale 9 Skidby Road Little Weighton East Riding of Yorkshire HU20 3UY –

Parish Council Recommendation:  That the Application is approved.

ERYC:  Awaiting Decision

Little Weighton Cutting & Stoneledge Quarry

Variation of Condition 5 (Tipping in Stage 1) of planning permission 3/319-92B/81, Date of Decision 28/07/1981 to allow retention of infilling of former railway cutting with an off set (known as a Thrutch) between 2 metres and 3.5 metres deep below the top of the southwestern boundary with adjoining residential properties at Little Weighton Railway Cutting White Gap Road Little Weighton East Riding of Yorkshire HU20 3XH for Ashcourt Group Ltd

Proposed extension to the existing Riplingham Quarry for the extraction of chalk, and a full landscape restoration of the proposed extended site by backfilling with inert material to create a calcareous grassland with new tree planting (SUBMISSION OF A REVISED PRELIMINARY ECOLOGICAL APPRAISAL) at Land North West Of Riplingham Grange Westoby Lane Riplingham East Riding Of Yorkshire for Stoneledge Plant and Transport Ltd  

Both applications were referred to ERYC Full Planning Committee Meeting held in May 2021 and received Press Coverage by the Hull Daily Mail.

Councillor Brown, Councillor Richardson & Ward Councillor Richard Meredith all spoke via Zoom at the Planning Committee Meetings. 

Site Visits were carried out by ERYC Officers.

The Planning Chairman recommended that both agents work with residents, keep residents informed, make ‘good neighbours.        Decision:  APPLICATIONS GRANTED

NOTE –  If any resident is concerned with the Little Weighton Cutting activity at any time, then please report to the Parish Clerk, ( or Tel: 862754, alternatively a Councillor or Ward Councillor.  

If anyone experiences any issues with Stoneledge Transport, Highways Dirt, or Lorry Coverage, please report it.  You can also report direct to an ERYC Ward Councillor, Cllr Meredith, Cllr Gill, or Cllr Smith.


Regular Reports of Flytipping are reported to the East Riding.

Dunflat Lane & Bentley receive the highest number of reports for Flytipping.   

Fly-tipping information:                                                                                          

  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at
  • People are asked not to touch any fly-tipped waste or approach anyone they see fly-tipping.
  • For guidance on how to check if a person is a registered waste carrier visit the council’s website
  • The council provides a service offering to take away bulky waste, which costs £30 for up to five items.

‘Silhouettes stand guard to remember the Fallen’.


Please contact the Clerk: or Telephone: 01482 862754  to express your interest. 

We have received some interest from residents, many who would like to see a ‘Tommy’ Soldier at the Pond.  The Royal British Legion have contacted us with regards to purchasing of a Tommy Soldier from their organisation.

We are seeking prices for Steel Cut-outs, however at present, materials, and costs due to covid19 are difficult to source.   We will advise again as soon as we can finalise a cost for those who have expressed an interest in garden silhouettes.

Neighbourhood Watch


Meeting Dates for 2021/22

The Parish Council is unable to continue with a Thursday Evening at the Village Hall due to availability, therefore going forward Meetings will be held on the First Thursday of every month.

14th July 2021Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
1st Sept 2021Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
6th Oct 2021Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
3rd Nov 2021Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
1st Dec 2021Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
5th Jan 2022Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
2nd Feb 2022  Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
2nd Mar 2022Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonFull Council
6th April 2022Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonAnnual Parish Meeting
4th May 2022Wednesday7.00pmVillage Hall, Little WeightonAnnual General Meeting


Village Planters

From our last Newsletter, the Council received interest in a York Stone Village Planter.  The Council did not receive any response for a Village Planter Design and have therefore proposed that the planter will be similar to Walkington Village however with a planter area to the front.


Footpath – Rowley Road to Station Garage has been reported.

Broken Bollards report to ERYC Highways

Post – Walkington Road – Reported.

Parish Council Vacancies – 3 Vacancies

Being a parish councillor can be a very rewarding and interesting experience and helps you to give something back to the community you live in. It enables you to work alongside likeminded people, share ideas, discuss projects, and have a very real input into decisions concerning the parish and the continuing development of the community. You really can make a difference to your community by becoming a parish councillor.

The opportunity to stand is open to almost anyone over the age of twenty-one, who is an elector and either resides in the parish or within 3 miles of the parish boundary. There are some other criteria that would enable a person to stand for election, such as owning land in the parish. There are, of course, some that would disqualify a person from serving such as bankruptcy or conviction of corrupt or illegal practices.

Elections for parish councils are held every four years and you can stand for election by obtaining a nomination paper from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It is also possible to be co-opted onto the Council. If a vacancy occurs between elections a person can apply to fill that vacancy.

Notices of casual vacancies are posted on parish notice boards and electors have 14 working days from the date of the notice to claim an election. If no election is claimed the parish council may fill the vacancy by co-option.

As a Member of Rowley Parish Council, you would be required to attend monthly meetings of the full council. You would also need to be willing to be a part of a team, peruse documents and reports and occasionally represent the Council at meetings concerning the parish community.

If you are interested, please contact the Clerk, or any Parish Councillor for further information.