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Electrical goods amnesty to be held across East Riding

to mark National Recycle Week


A series of amnesty events are to be held across the East Riding to help residents to recycle their unwanted small electrical goods.

Residents are being encouraged to bring along their old toasters, kettles, laptops and other small electrical items to the amnesty events, which are being held this month in Goole, Beverley, Driffield, Cottingham, Hornsea and Market Weighton.

All of the items collected will be taken to the East Riding’s household waste recycling sites, where they will be sent for recycling.

The amnesty events have been organised by the council’s waste and recycling officers to mark National Recycle Week 2018, which runs from September 24 to 30.

The amnesties are being held to encourage residents to take their old electrical items to their local household waste recycling site – instead of putting them in their bins at home.

Each year thousands of electrical items are found in the waste collected from residents’ blue and green wheelie bins in the East Riding – but none of those items can be recycled that way.

Councillor Symon Fraser, the council’s portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “Residents have made the East Riding the number one recycler in the country and do an amazing job of recycling at home.

“But some waste, like electrical items, can’t be put in your wheelie bins at home.

“By running these amnesties we are giving residents a chance to bring along their unwanted small electrical items for recycling and reminding them to use their local household waste recycling site in future.”

The electrical amnesty events will be held at the following locations. Just look out for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council recycling van and trailer:

Beverley – Tesco car park, off Morton Lane, on Thursday 20 September, 4pm-7pm.

Cottingham – Market Green car park on Tuesday 25 September, 10am-3pm.


Small electrical items - no bigger than a microwave please - can be brought for recycling, including: Toasters, kettles, irons, food mixers, blenders, sandwich makers, coffee machines, hairdryers, hair straighteners, electric toothbrushes, electric razors, mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers, printers, radios, game consoles, DVD players, chargers, speakers, remote control toys, table lamps, electric fans, electric heaters, and power tools including drills.

For more information about recycling and the blue, green and brown bins please visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/bins

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FREE gym, swim or fitness class to mark National Fitness Day

East Riding Leisure Centres are offering FREE gym sessions, swims and fitness classes to mark National Fitness Day.

The offer is available for residents to use at any East Riding Leisure Centre on Wednesday 26 September 2018, which is National Fitness Day.

To get your free gym session, swim and fitness class on that day just visit this link www.eastridingleisure.co.uk/promotions/national-fitness-day/ to choose your leisure centre and download your voucher.

Vouchers can be saved on your phone or printed out. To redeem your voucher just take them along to the East Riding Leisure Centre of your choice.

The vouchers can only be used on Wednesday 26 September 2018 and gym sessions, swims and fitness classes are available on a first come first served basis.

They can be used at any of the 10 East Riding Leisure Centres, including Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield, Francis Scaife at Pocklington, Goole, Haltemprice, Hornsea, South Cave, South Holderness and Withernsea.

Want to win more?


Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning three months’ premier membership to your local East Riding Leisure Centre.

To enter, just tell us what got you into fitness – share your story on our EastRidingLeisure Facebook page with the tag #Fitness2me

The post with the most likes, comments and shares will win the three months’ premier membership!

Current members can still enter the competition as they stand a chance of winning three free months on their current membership.

Terms and conditions apply. Only one entry per person.

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Residents urged to cut back hedges and trees to avoid causing obstructions


East Riding residents are being reminded to trim their own private hedges and trees which overhang paths and roads to prevent them from causing an obstruction.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s streetscene enforcement team said overgrown vegetation can become a nuisance or even a danger to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers if it overhangs, obstructs or blocks visibility on the public highway.

This is a particular problem for individuals with prams and pushchairs and people in wheelchairs, who need a clear pathway of adequate width to pass.

Visibility for traffic around junctions is also especially important, so any vegetation which obscures traffic signs or blocks street lights needs to be maintained by regular trimming back.

Last year the council dealt with 280 reports of overgrown vegetation.

It is hoped that a reminder to residents will reduce this number, prevent accidents and help keep the East Riding looking tidy.

The streetscene enforcement team will first approach residents with a polite request to trim overhanging vegetation but, if no action is taken, it can serve a 14-day notice requiring the work to be carried out.

If all warnings are ignored, the council will do the work itself and recover all expenses from the resident.

The council is not able to offer this as a service to residents. The cheapest solution is for residents to cut back the greenery themselves, ask someone they know to do it or employ a gardener.

The council’s grounds and forestry teams trim vegetation on council and public land.

Councillor John Barrett, portfolio holder for operational services, said: “It’s important that paths and roads are kept clear for everyone to use without any obstructions.

“Overgrown hedges and branches can force pedestrians out into the road and can even cause injuries to people.

“So home-owners, tenants and land-owners need to be aware that the responsibility lies with them and we are encouraging them to take appropriate action if they own overgrown foliage.”

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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.”

For more information go www.eastriding.gov.uk or www.gov.uk/get-your-dog-microchipped


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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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