We would like to welcome you to the Flamborough Parish Council Website and hope that you will find it very useful and informative.
About this website
The aim of this website is to provide up to date details of Flamborough's:
Local Council Award Scheme
The new Local Council Award Scheme was introduced in January 2015 and has been designed to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils. We are please to announce that Flamborough Parish Council has been accredited with the Foundation level which means that the council can demonstrate that it has appropriate documentation and information in place for operating lawfully and according to standard practice. The council also has policies for training councillors and officers and is building a foundation for improvement and development.
More details of the criteria and how they are assessed 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.
Finally . . .
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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