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UPDATED - Temporary evening road closures, Jocks Lodge Interchange near Beverley

Roadworks on the Jocks Lodge Interchange (A1079 slip roads) near Beverley are to be extended by one additional night.

Heavy rain fall has caused some delays to the necessary resurfacing work which began this week on the Jocks Lodge interchange - the slip roads which join the A164 Beverley to Humber Bridge road.

It means the Jocks Lodge eastbound interchange will now be closed to traffic for a further night on Tuesday 31 May from 7pm and will reopen at 6am the following morning.

The slip road will be open as normal during the day time.

During the road closures, traffic will be diverted via alternative junctions on the A1079.
Mike Featherby, the council’s head of Streetscene Services, said: “We apologise to motorists for any inconvenience this additional road closure will cause, but it is necessary as bad weather has delayed completion.

“The work will now be completed, and all roads open, by 6am on Wednesday 1 June.”
The original planned works carried out over four nights involved:
    •    The Jocks Lodge eastbound interchange being closed to traffic for two nights on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May from 7pm to 6am each night.
    •    The Jocks Lodge westbound interchange being closed to traffic for two nights on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May from 7pm to 6am each night.



EU Referendum: Register to vote

On Thursday, 23 June 2016, people across the UK will go to the polls to vote to either remain or leave the European Union.

People wishing to vote in the EU Referendum must have registered to vote no later than Tuesday, 7 June.
Those who have already registered do not need to register again.

Registering to vote is quick and easy and can be done online. An electoral registration form can be found and completed online via East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website – www.eastriding.gov.uk or atwww.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Residents can also register by contacting the council’s electoral services on (01482) 393300 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

People who have already registered and wish to vote by post can apply for an application form now by going towww.eastriding.gov.uk/council/elections-and-voting/register-to-vote

The closing date for applications for postal votes is Wednesday 8 June.


Love Your Local Market in the East Riding

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is encouraging residents and visitors to support local markets as part of the national Love Your Local Market campaign, which runs from Tuesday 17 to Tuesday 31 May. Existing and emerging markets across the East Riding will be running during the fortnight and throughout May.

Now in its fifth year, Love Your Local Market celebrates the important role markets play in their local communities and town centres, aims to attract new people to take up market trading and boost the number of people visiting markets.

The East Riding is home to a number of fine lovely towns and has a long and proud tradition of market trading spanning back centuries.

There are several weekly markets, including in Pocklington on Tuesdays; two in Beverley and Bridlington, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in Hedon on Wednesdays;  in Cottingham and Driffield on Thursdays,  and in Goole Tuesdays through to Saturdays.

Other markets include several monthly community and farmers’ markets in Hornsea, Hessle Humberbridge, South Cave and Market Weighton.

Beverley will host its first Teenage Market on Sunday 5 June at Flemingate  Shopping Centre.

Each of the markets has a variety of stalls selling a wide range of goods and services, often locally-sourced or produced, including food and drink, gifts, arts and crafts, clothing, curtains and bedding, baby wear and pet supplies amongst others.

Markets also provide consumers with the opportunity to meet traders face-to-face. With most market places now enjoying the benefits of new seating, customers can also take the time to stop and relax and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the market.

Councillor Jane Evison, economic investment and tourism portfolio holder at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council is proud to once again be supporting the national Love Your Local Market campaign, which is a great opportunity to focus on the important role our local markets have in their communities.

“Markets aren’t just a place to purchase goods and services; they have a social element as well, providing a place for people to get together to enjoy a chat over a cuppa.
 “Love Your Local Market provides an excellent opportunity to promote and celebrate our markets in the East Riding, both locally and nationally, and we would urge all residents and visitors to the area to go down and see what their local market has to offer.”

If anyone has an idea for a business that they would like to explore further, they can contact any of the East Riding business centres for free business advice or to make an appointment to see a business advisor. Visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/business or call (01482) 880460.

For further information about local markets, including monthly farmers’ and local producers’ markets, visit the www.eastriding.gov.uk website and search for markets.
For details about the National Market Traders Federation, visit www.nmtf.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @marketsmatter

For more about Love Your Local Market, visit www.loveyourlocalmarket.org.uk or follow @loveurlocalmkt on Twitter.

In association with councils and colleges, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is providing a free platform for young people to showcase their entrepreneurial or creative talents.
The FSB has teamed up with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Riding College to bring The Teenage Market to Beverley, kick-starting this year’s Humber Business Week.
It will showcase local, creative young people and talented young performers to create a vibrant festival-style event and a great day out for all the family. It will be held at Flemingate Shopping Centre, Beverley, on Sunday 5 June.

The FSB is looking for young traders and performers aged from 12 to 29 to take part in a Teenage Market in Beverley. The closing date for applications is 29 May and you can apply online at www.theteenagemarket.co.uk


Sewerby Hall is looking for help

with its 2016 summer exhibition -

anybody got a coble?

Smugglers will be landing at Sewerby Hall and Gardens this summer – and the venue is looking for help with its big summer exhibition.
‘Smugglers’ will be the main exhibition this year, running from 25 June to 4 September, looking at how smugglers illegally landed goods along the Yorkshire coast in the eighteenth century. Sewerby Hall is hoping to have a coble as the central focus of the exhibition - and is looking to borrow one for the summer.
Curator Janice Smith says : “We will be showing  how smugglers illegally trafficked their goods, by way of remote beaches and secluded caves, usually at night, along our coastline. We would really love to have a traditional coble as the main focal point of the exhibition, and I am wondering if anybody in the area has one that we could borrow over the summer?
“If anybody can help with the loan of a suitable coble to act as the centre of our exhibition – which we really hope will draw in big crowds – I would love to hear from them!”
Anybody who can assist with the loan of a coble is asked to contact Janice Smith at Sewerby Hall on 01262 673769, or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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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