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Reminder: STAY AT HOME!

Help the NHS and Save Lives – STAY AT HOME!

The Town Council have received reports of people gathering at the Old Quarry behind Villa Fields and Saffron Drive, which is against the social distancing rules set out by the Government. These gatherings have apparently included 6 people or more and have been seen on a number of different occasions. We understand Humberside Police have been informed.

Please can we stress the importance of following Government Guidelines ( to STAY AT HOME unless you need to leave to buy food, for health reasons or for work (but only if you cannot work from home).

You must comply with these rules. Relevant authorities have been given powers to enforce them – including fines.

Please can we take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our residents who are abiding by these rules.


Supporting the Flood Recovery


The Town Council has been tasked with coordinating the Recovery stage of Snaith and East Cowick after the flooding, which has affected so many people within our community.

We recently met with T2T and Team Rubicon UK, who are specialists in Disaster Recovery and who are keen to assist in any way they can. They are currently supporting a number of residents who have been identified as needing support due to various issues such as lack of insurance and vulnerability. These teams have already been very busy over the last few days supporting these residents but we NEED to know if anyone else requires support. We also have a number of businesses who will be receiving help from both these groups as soon as their properties are safe to return to.

We have been overwhelmed with the response from people near and far wishing to support the community recovering from the floods. We can confirm we are also working closely with Rotary who have vast experience is flood disaster and they have agreed to support the Town Council with the voluntary side of this recovery phase. If you would like to formally volunteer to support the clean up operations, please contact the Town Council on 01405 862663 and we will let you know where help is needed. Local resident Phil Megson, who organised a volunteering group at the weekend, is also supporting and working closely with the Town Council on this coordination and we offer our sincere thanks to Phil for his help.

Today we have met with all the local Charitable and Community Groups who have provided such invaluable support to the parish over the last 2 weeks to try and gauge what impact it has had on their future plans and activities. We have assured them we are committed to helping them in any way possible. The organisations that attended the meeting were Snaith Community Sports Hall, Snaith Priory, Snaith Methodist Church, East Cowick Village Hall and West Cowick Institute.

We also have a list of businesses who have offered support to residents affected by the flooding, to offer services and support with such things as the provision of dehumidifiers, mini diggers, skips, amongst many other items. Vast amounts of cleaning products are also available to anyone affected. If you need anything, please get in touch and we will try to help.

We have also met with the Red Cross and if anyone is struggling with the psychological impact of the flooding please let us know and we will help you find the support you need.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are also continuing to support people affected by the flooding, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local Town Council on 01405 862663.

We know Snaith and East Cowick are not the only places to be flooded in our area and we are now supporting other local parish councils who have asked for support.

Snaith and Cowick Town Council would like to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE who has supported our community during this crisis; the response we have seen has been overwhelming.****



Snaith and Cowick Town Council have been supporting the Environment Agency and all other emergency services over the last 37 hours providing them with local knowledge including locations of vulnerable residents within our community and putting them in contact with the appropriate service.  

The Town Council have organised the Snaith and Community Sports Hall on Pontefract Road, Snaith to open for residents if they evacuate their premises. The Priory Church, Market Place is also open to residents serving refreshments.

Advice on flooding is suppled by the Environment Agency and not the Town Council. Please monitor the Environment Agency website and follow any advice they and guidance they provide.  

Vale of Snaith AGM – Wednesday 8 January 2020

AGM for Vale of Snaith Action Group 

Please note that the AGM for the Vale of Snaith Action Group (Walkers are Welcome) will take place on WEDNESDAY 8 JANUARY 2020 at 7pm. This will be held in the Town Council office on Market Place, Snaith.

This is an open meeting and all residents of Snaith and Cowick are welcome to attend. 

Councillor Vacancy


Due the resignation of a Councillor, there is now a Vacancy on Snaith & Cowick Town Council.
Should you be interested in becoming a Town Councillor, please contact the office on 01405 862663 for more information.

Citizens Advice Service – Snaith Outreach


Citizens Advice outreach sessions are held at The Marshes Surgery, Butt Lane, Snaith . The problems we are most often asked about concern benefits, debt, housing or employment but we also receive enquiries on consumer rights, legal matters and immigration.  Appointments are available on alternate Thursday afternoons by calling 01405 720866.

Citizens Advice is looking for volunteers in this area. Volunteer with us and get new skills, improve confidence, support your local community and improve your employment opportunities. Full Skills for Justice approved training is provided and travel expenses paid. Please contact Alex on 01405 720866 or E Mail for more information

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