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Council joins forces with Yorkshire Air Ambulance to run textile amnesty
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is teaming up with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hold a series of textile amnesties across the East Riding.
Residents are being encouraged to take any unwanted clothing, shoes and textiles - including sheets, blankets, towels and quilt covers - to amnesty events so they can be collected by the charity for recycling to help to raise money.
The events are being held to encourage residents to recycle their old clothes and materials and not to place them in their household bins, as they cannot be recycled that way.
Each year in the East Riding around 8% of all waste put in blue bins is textiles. That is 2,820 tonnes of fabrics from an overall total of 35,245 tonnes of waste collected for recycling.
Instead residents are being urged to take all old items of material to local clothing banks for recycling. There are clothing banks located at any of the 121 mini recycling sites across the East Riding at supermarkets and other sites.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance has a number of clothing banks across the East Riding.
The council’s waste and recycling officers will be holding the first textile amnesty event at Driffield Market on Thursday 16 March. They will be there with their van and trailer from 9am to 3pm to offer recycling advice and to collect textiles on behalf of the charity.
Then Yorkshire Air Ambulance staff will join the waste and recycling officers at the following textile amnesty events:
• Goole Tesco store on Tuesday 21 March from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
• Market Weighton Tesco store on Monday 27 March from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
• Bridlington Co-op store in Martongate on Tuesday 28 March from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
• Withernsea Market Car Park, behind Aldi, on Wednesday 29 March from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
• Hornsea Tesco store on Thursday 30 March from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
• Beverley Tesco store on Wednesday 5 April from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
• Willerby Retail Park, near Waitrose, on Tuesday 11 April from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
Residents are encouraged to go along and take any unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding, towels or other material to give to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Councillor Symon Fraser, the council’s portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment, said: “East Riding residents are some of the best recyclers in the country, so it would be great if every old t-shirt or pair of shoes was taken to a nearby clothing bank rather than placed in the bin at home.
“And that’s what our amnesty is about – helping the environment and helping to raise money for a worthwhile charity too.”
Anyone with questions about recycling textiles can email the council’s waste and recycling officers at
Work about to start on new Multi-Service Centre
Work is due to begin soon on a refurbishment scheme for the Cottingham Library building, as part of the council’s £7.4 million programme of creating a number of new Multi -Service Centres across the East Riding.
The work at Cottingham will see the customer service centre and registration service move into the refurbished library building, offering customers a one-stop-shop facility, in a modern and attractive environment. It is anticipated that work will be completed within ten months.
During the building works, the customer service centre and registration service will continue to operate as normal from their existing locations. The library service will, however, be relocating to temporary accommodation in front of the Civic Hall in Cottingham for the duration of the work.
The library will close temporarily at the end of business on Saturday 10 December at 12.30pm and will re-open in its new temporary location in front of the Civic Hall at 9.30 am on Monday 19 December.
The opening hours during the building project will be:
Mon 9.30 – 12.30 1.30-5.00
Tues 9.30 – 12.30 1.30-5.00
Thurs 9.30 – 12.30 1.30-7.30
Fri 9.30 – 12.30 1.30-5.00
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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