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Essential work begins in Cottingham

Work to improve the security of Cottingham’s water supply will start next week (24 July).

Yorkshire Water will replace some equipment and create new connections in Harland Way in the area as part of a £1.2 project.

From 24th July temporary traffic lights will be needed as part of Harland Way will be closed from 85 Harland Way upto the Cottingham High School. From 31st July, Harland Way will be closed to through traffic for five weeks from the address above, with only residents able to access the road.

After this the road will revert back to two-way traffic with traffic lights until December.

A Diversion is available via Castle Road which will be signposted.

Yorkshire Water’s project manager David Standish said: “We know this closure will be inconvenient for local people and apologise in advance.

“We have arranged to start the work in the school holidays when traffic is normally quieter and hope this will reduce the impact on traffic through the area.
“It’s important we make these changes to the water network so that we can continue to supply high quality drinking water to Cottingham and the surrounding area and we hope local people will bear with us while the work takes place.”

The project is expected to last until December and is part of a £3.8bn investment programme by Yorkshire Water between 2015 and 2020. The company’s network of pipes stretches for 51,500 miles and supplies 1.3bn litres of water to households across the region every day - the equivalent of 8bn cups of tea.

It is highly unlikely that Yorkshire Water's contractors will need to access people's homes as part of the work. And the company warned local residents to be vigilant of unscrupulous people posing as employees. All contractors and employees carry  photographic ID which can be verified as genuine by calling 0800 1 38 78 78. Genuine members of the team won't mind waiting while their credentials are verified.       

































Major roadworks start next week

on C8 North Cave - Market Weighton Road

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is reminding motorists, that, as part of its programme of highway maintenance works, essential carriageway improvement works along the C8 road between North Cave and Market Weighton will begin on Monday, 17 July, 2017, and will take approximately 20 weeks to complete.

The road will be closed 24hrs a day for the full duration of the scheme, because of the nature of the work involved, and to allow a safe working environment for the workforce.  The works will be carried out by a contractor on behalf of the council.

Residents and businesses on the route will have limited access through the site during the work, and the council and its contractor will continue to liaise with local businesses and residents affected.

Following consultation with Humberside Police, traffic normally using the C8 will be diverted via the A1034 South Cave, Sancton and the A1079 Market Weighton.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of this road, and ask for motorists’ patience whilst we carry out these essential works.”

Anybody requiring further information should contact the project manager, James Sissons, on:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Funding available to

increase home security

A pot of money is available to certain residents across the East Riding to help them minimise the fear of crime by increasing their home security.

The safe and sound scheme, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, allows people who may be vulnerable, to apply for additional home security measures such as additional locks for doors and windows, door chains and window alarms.

To qualify, applicants must be aged 60 or over or disabled and be a home owner, private sector tenant or housing association tenant and the combined savings of everyone living in the household does not exceed £5,000.

The scheme is not available to anyone who is a council house tenant.

Successful applicants will be entitled to a free home security assessment and the fitting of any security measures.

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I would urge those who are eligible to apply for the safe and sound grant to do so.

“The scheme will help improve their home security, which in turn will help them feel safer in their home and community.”

For more information, or to request an application for email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone (01482) 396380.


Dog owners warned over bogus microchipping websites

Dog owners updating their pet’s microchip details online are being warned to check the website they are using is genuine after a number of bogus sites have been discovered.

The bogus sites came to the attention of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s dog warden team after they issued a notice to a dog owner informing them they were breaking the law as the details on the microchip were not up to date.

The owner informed the dog wardens they had paid around £15 to update the details via a website found online via a search engine.

Enquiries were made which showed the owner had made a £15 payment to a website claiming to update microchip details but the changes had not been made.

The information was passed to the council’s trading standards team who, after further investigation, discovered there are a number of websites in operation claiming to update microchip details, taking a fee and then failing to make the necessary changes.

The law states that all dogs must be microchipped and the information kept up to date otherwise the owner could face prosecution and all dogs must be registered on one of the Government-approved databases:

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “All dog owners have a responsibility to keep the details on their dog’s microchip up to date.

“In this case, the owner thought they had done the right thing by updating the details online but had fallen victim to a bogus website.

“So not only did they lose the £15 fee and were almost prosecuted but they are also leaving themselves vulnerable to identity fraud as they would have put all their personal details onto this website which could compromise their own security.

 “There are a number of bogus websites in operation so I would urge all dog owners to be vigilant and to make sure any sites they are using are approved by the Government.”

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£50million schemes in place to help reduce the risk of

major flooding in the East Riding

This week June 25 2017, marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating floods which affected the lives of thousands of residents across the East Riding and Hull.

On June 25 2007, following days of heavy rainfall on already saturated ground, a downpour led to a deluge never seen before in the area.
More than 7,000 homes and businesses were evacuated, millions of pounds worth of damage was caused, and emergency services and council staff worked around the clock to help those affected and try to prevent further damage.

In the 10 years since the major incident, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has completed a series of projects aimed at reducing the risk of further flooding to local communities.

So far more than £50million has been invested in flood related works across the East Riding.

More than 100 schemes have been delivered to date, ranging from small drainage improvements costing £1,000 to large flood alleviation schemes costing millions.

The completed schemes have so far included:
• The construction of the UK’s longest glass tidal defence barrier in Paull, as part of a major tidal defence scheme which will be completed this year.
• A £13million scheme to create a number of lagoons in Willerby and Derringham, designed to hold back up to 232,000 cubic metres of water during heavy rainfall, to protect 8,000 properties.
• The creation of a new watercourse in Leconfield, costing £500,000, to divert the flow of water around the north of the village during heavy rainfall.
• The construction of a 180m-long flood wall to prevent overland flood water from Beverley Westwood reaching nearby homes.
• The building of a new £70,000 pumping station in Stamford Bridge to pump flood water into the River Derwent.
• An £80,000 scheme in Long Riston to divert overland flood water into an existing ditch.
• The installation of a new trash screen and headwall in Bridlington to prevent debris from entering and blocking the Gypsey Race.
The council has also installed remote monitoring equipment at more than 80 locations across the East Riding to measure water levels and flow rates as part of an early warning system.

And a series of Flood Risk Management Plans are being developed to help identify further potential flood alleviation schemes.
And by 2020 East Riding of Yorkshire Council will complete three further major flood alleviation schemes costing more than £47million to help protect five further areas:
Cottingham and Orchard Park – A £20million scheme to create nine water storage lagoons.
Anlaby and East Ella – A £22million scheme to create a water storage lagoon, culvert and watercourse.
Pocklington – Subject to funding and planning, a £5million scheme to construct a large flood bund to store potential flood water before it reaches the town centre.

Councillor Symon Fraser, the council’s portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment, said: “Since the 2007 floods the East Riding of Yorkshire Council has done a massive amount of work along with partner agencies to make sure that the risks of this event being repeated are minimised.

“I’m pleased we have been able to complete so many schemes and we will continue to work on further flood alleviation to help protect our communities for the future.”

The council has worked on the schemes with various partners including Hull City Council, the Environment Agency, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Yorkshire Water, and local flood action groups, and has received funding from the Government, through the Flood Defence Grant In Aid, and from the European Regional Development Fund to help towards many of the schemes.



Consumers warned over illegal ice cream vendors

Licensing officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council have received a number of reports of illegal ice cream vans operating in a number of locations over the last week.

As many people took advantage of the good weather last weekend, there were reports of unlicensed ice cream vendors operating in the Hornsea, Hessle and Fraisthorpe areas.

Mobile ice cream vans need a licence to trade within the East Riding and a number of conditions are attached to the licenses in order to protect the public.

People can see if a trader is licensed as there will be a pink and white plate on the vehicle and a licence on display to show they are legitimate.
Only those operating as part of local fetes, festivals or markets are exempt from needing a licence.

The council can prosecute any ice cream vendors operating illegally and those who break the rules can expect fines of up to £1,000 per offence.
Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Not only are illegal vendors taking trade away from legitimate businesses, they could also be posing a potential health risk to the public as they may not have the correct food registration in place or have had the relevant food safety checks.

“They could also pose a safety risk, as unlike our licensed traders, their backgrounds are not checked by the council.
“It we find traders without a license in place we will look to prosecute and I would ask people to help us locate these rogue operators by informing the council’s licensing team of any traders without a plate on display.”

Anyone who has information about rogue ice cream sellers should email East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s licensing team – This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (01482) 396297 giving details of the vehicle, registration number, location and the time the vehicle was seen.


Don't give thieves an easy ride!

POLICE are urging motorists to remove all valuables from their vehicles and to think about the security of their vehicles when preparing to leave them unattended.

The warning has been sparked following a number of incidents reported in the West Hull villages over the last month.

Valuable items such as satellite navigation systems (sat navs) and handbags are popular among thieves as a vehicle can be broken into in a matter of seconds and such items snatched before the broken glass has settled.

It is vital that valuables are removed, or kept well out of sight of prying eyes and cars are left secure.

Inspector Andy Woodhead said: "We are urging motorists to make sure they remove all valuable items and any clues, such as sat nav brackets and holders from their vehicles when leaving them unattended - the slightest temptation can be enough for a thief to break into your car or van.

"We are asking motorists to work with us to ensure that we don’t give thieves an easy ride.”

Police are offering the following crime prevention advice to motorists:

* Always keep your car doors, windows and sunroof locked when you leave the vehicle, even if you only leave it for a few minutes

* Never leave property of any kind on view. Items particularly attractive to car thieves are: SatNav’s, mobile phones, laptop computers, bank cards and cash

* If you have a SatNav, remember to remove suction pads, and wipe away any tell-tale marks as thieves will look out for these

* Don't leave anything in your car, particularly when it is parked overnight. Even an old coat on the back seat is a temptation for someone to ‘smash and grab’

* During the day hide items you cannot take with you in the boot

* Don’t park vehicles were they are hidden from view; where possible park in a car park with an attendant or CCTV, garage or in a well-lit open place

Anyone who may have information about the vehicle crimes are asked to contact Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111


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