We would like to welcome you to the Flamborough Parish Council Website and hope that you will find it very useful and informative. Congratulations to Danni Stork who was the winner of a competition to design the new Flamborough Parish Council Logo (seen above right) and this is now put on all our official documents.
About this website
The aim of this website is to provide up to date details of Flamborough's:
Flamborough Parish Council is pleased to announce that it has had its Quality Status charter mark re-accredited in April 2011. The Parish Council originally achieved Quality Parish Status on 10th April 2007 and has to re-accredit every four years. The Quality Status scheme was launched in June 2003 and applicant councils have to pass a wide range of Government-set tests which exceed the statutory duties and represent the standards that an efficient and well-run parish council should achieve. In order to gain the award, an applicant council must pass each and every test. The re-accreditation is a more stringent process where councils have to be able to provide a community engagement strategy and commit to the training and development of both members and employees.
The Government's view is that the award of the Quality Status charter mark provides principal authorities and members of the public that independent assessment has been undertaken and that there can be increased confidence that a Quality Council is representative, competent, well managed and therefore capable of taking on an enhance role. More details of the tests undertaken and of the Quality Status scheme can be found on the National Association of Local Councils website.
An Introduction to Flamborough
Flamborough village and headland is situated on an easterly coastal point of the East Riding of Yorkshire in England. The headland extends out into the North Sea by four miles and this accounts for its unique characteristics and climate. The beautiful scenery and dramatic chalk cliffs provide a stunning backdrop for its residents which attract a host of visitors and tourists every year. The Lighthouse is a prominent feature. Visible for miles night and day, it has provided a comforting sight for mariners and fishermen past and present, however dangerous rocks and tides have claimed many shipwrecks in the past. East Riding of Yorkshire Council provide tours around the Lighthouse. The village is traditionally a working fishing village and this character is still evident today. The centre of the village boasts a traditional conservation area and the whole area is rich in history. Flamborough provides a haven not only for tourists and holidaymakers but for historians, archaeologists and ornithologists too.
Flamborough's Special Designations
Flamborough Head, a chalk outcrop, was designated a Heritage Coast in 1979. Flamborough is home to Local Nature Reserves at South Landing, Danes Dyke and the Head which were designated as such on 14th May 2002 as places with wildlife or geological features that are of special interest. The designation offers statutory protection and the sites are sensitively managed. Flamborough's marine and cliff environment is so important it is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Marine Special Area of Conservation. Flamborough is a site rich for birdwatchers keen to spot many species and rare birds especially in the spring and summer months and due to its seabird colonies Flamborough is designated a Special Protection Area. For further details, publications, reports and information on Flamborough Head Management Plan and Flamborough Head Draft Voluntary Codes of Conduct please click here.
And for the Tourists and Holidaymakers
There are beautiful beaches, rocky coves and inlets, fishing and scenic boat trips and much more. There are places to stay, places to eat out and you will find details of local attractions and of the Village services by clicking onto the navigation links to the left.
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We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the site or written articles for the site. Most of the pictures have been kindly given to the Parish Council by Mark Smales and Mrs Carol Traves. The image "F in Flamborough" is copyright to Steven Riding.
If you have any questions, information you would like to provide or to correct any inaccuracies on the site, please contact the Clerk to the Council.
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