This page is to help Bishop Burton villagers obtain necessary information and advice in connection with the Coronavirus covid-19 crisis. It is still being updated so keep coming back here.

Village email list

If you would like to join the email list that will be used to communicate information to villagers of Bishop Burton please send an email request using this mail link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If this doesn't work for you, send an email directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Join this email list if there are services or skills you can offer or if there are services and support that you need. We are not in a position to offer advice on health and related matters. Please use the following links to seek such advice and information. A leaflet is being sent to all villagers by the weekend which will again allow you to join the email list and to ask for and offer support. If you didn't receive it or want to discuss something phone Margaret on 01964 551315.

Government advice

Start on this page for information about the Covid19 virus and follow the links If you want pick up on the latest updates from the Government, then sign up to receive an email when the page is updated. The link to do this is on the right hand side of the Government web page. Another page that you might find useful is:

Local NHS

To find out more about the Corona virus from the Trust that is responsible for health services locally visit this page This page also provides links to contact details of hospitals and general practices.

Local events

We know that the following events have been cancelled or postponed: BB Cinema, Choir rehearsals, Gentle Yoga, Monday Club, BB Ramblers, Parish Open Meeting, VE Day Celebrations, Willow Weaving Workshop, Police commissioner election.

We know that these events are carrying on although they may be amended to reduce social contact: BB Golfers day at Bridlington moved to 23rd September from 20th May.

Public services have been cancelled All Saints Church and the church is longer open during the day.

In line with government guidelines the Altisidora is now shut. 

The Village Hall is not taking any new bookings.

The children's playground is closed.

If you are responsible for organising any events that may or may not be affected please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Village shop

The village shop is going to be doing food/drink parcels for anyone that is self isolating. Please make a list of things you would like; Pete and Anne will try their hardest to accommodate. Please ring (01964) 552366 to order!

They are now stocking fresh Chicken and mince from the quality butcher Laveracks and are able to get other meats if you let them know.  They are getting deliveries twice a week. 

Click on this link for information about Local food shops providing a service to Bishop Burton during the covid-19 crisis 

Wood Logs

If you need wooden logs for your heating system, then Martin Gray will deliver some in the village since his farm on Dog Kennel Lane is closed to visitors. Contact Margaret Hebb on (01964) 551315 to place an order. The bags are normally £5.50

Relieving the Tedium

Bryn is arranging or finding some online activities that may help to relieve the tedium of self isolation. Visit the page Relieving the Tedium to find out more. It was updated last on 8th April 2020.

Childrens drawing challenge

Paul at the Altisidora is hoping to turn his pub into a large “Thank-you” to all those who are helping everyone get through this crisis.  To do this he is calling on the children of the village to produce posters of any size and shape that he can put them up in the windows of the pub and on the large advertising board he has near the car park.  As a starter for 10 he has sent me some ideas – see ideas for posters attached.  You don’t need to use these if you fancy doing something else.  Please put your completed posters through his door.  He lives in the house attached to the pub, so it is the door on the right hand side as you look at the Altis – just put it through his postbox and he will put it in the windows of the pub to say Thanks to all those who are helping to get us through this.

Cine North & Pocklington Arts Centre & National Theatre & Youtube

Cine North are the organisation who supply films that we use in BB Cinema. Since we cannot show the films at the moment in the village hall, CineNorth are showing some films using BBC i Player and For more information on the programme of films click on this link to Cine North films

Pocklington Arts Centre are closed at the moment but they have compiled a programme of events that may be of interest. For more information click on this link to the Pocklington Arts Centre programme

The National Theatre will be streaming a free production each night at 7.00 pm. The first one starts at 7.00 pm 2nd April and can be viewed anytime via Youtube for the next seven days. Further information and instructions are on the National Theatre web site at
Yesterday "the shows must go on" youtube channel announced  that it was going to bring theatre lovers a West End and Broadway experience into your own home. They have so far announced two Andrew Lloyd Webber productions -   3rd April at 7pm and they are showing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; next Friday they are screening Jesus Christ Superstar.   If you search "West End Wilma" you will be able to easily find it.  Note: they are available for just 24 hours. Sit back and enjoy!
As part of ERT's attempt to keep the Arts going at this time, Epiphany will be broadcast live via the the East Riding Theatre Facebook page and via the following link at 6.00pm tonight (9th April). It may already be available on youtube, and will remain on youtube after the broadcast:

It is a 30 minute radio play about two fire-watchers in the London Blitz, written by Richard Avery and featuring Richard and Neil King. They produced it as part of a live on stage tour in 2010, and it was subsequently adapted as a radio play at the University of Lincoln recording studios.

Scam emails

The crisis may prove to be an opportunity for criminals to send emails that are designed to trick you into revealing information that should be kept secret or into downloading damaging or undesirable material to your computer. If you are not sure about a particular item - delete it. If you need some assistance over the phone contact Bryn Jones on 0785 2325179. I can't guarantee an answer and I can't do home visits, for obvious reasons!

If you want to use a period of self-isolation to develop your understanding of how scams should be guarded against, this Which article is a good starting place:

Other useful contact numbers

• Beverley Urgent Treatment Centre, 7am -11pm every day, tel :(01482) 478879.

• Norther PowerGrid – a) 105 to report power cut, b) or 0800 375675

• East Riding of Yorkshire Council – 01482 393939

• Environment Agency a) Incident hotline -0800 807060 b) Flood line – 0345 9881188

• All Gas Leaks – 0800 111 999 • Yorkshire Water – 0345 1242424

• BT – 0800 023 2023


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