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Briefing session for prospective election candidates

A briefing session is to be held for candidates and agents who are considering standing in the general election.

The session is being organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and is for prospective candidates and agents for the constituencies of Beverley and Holderness; Haltemprice and Howden; and East Yorkshire.

The session will cover topics such as election timetables, disqualifications, nominations, agents, postal votes, day of poll, counting of votes and candidates' expenses.

There will also be an opportunity to ask any other questions.

The briefing will take place at 6pm on Monday, 8 May and will be held at County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA.

Anyone who is thinking of standing as a candidate, particularly those who are new to the nomination and election process, is strongly advised to attend the briefing.

Places must be booked in advance by contacting Simon Clark, electoral services manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, via email – This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.


Final preparations in place for the Tour de Yorkshire

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of the East Riding on Friday, 28 April as the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire gets underway in Bridlington before passing through East Yorkshire and taking in Driffield and Pocklington for the first time.
The ceremonial start takes place outside Bridlington Spa, at 12.35pm, before the riders leave the town, passing by East Riding Leisure Bridlington and out via the A614.

The peloton will then pass through Carnaby, Haisthorpe, Thornholme, Burton Agnes, Nafferton and into Driffield at around 1.08pm. The riders will then pass through Kelleythorpe, Kirkburn, North Dalton, Warter and into Pocklington for an intermediate sprint, outside Woldgate College, at around 1.45pm, before taking in Meltonby and Bishop Wilton on the way to the first categorised climb at the Cote de Garrowby Hill, at around 2.02pm, and into North Yorkshire.

Ian Burnett, head of asset strategy at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “This is the third year of the Tour de Yorkshire and the council is proud to again support this amazing event.

The council has been a partner from the very start, in 2015, and has secured its long-term involvement until 2019.
“The race allows communities in the East Riding to see some of the world’s top cyclists up close and, as well as helping promote our area to national and international audiences, boosts the local economy.

“Every year we aim to build on the previous race and we plan to make 2017 the best yet. I would strongly urge residents and visitors to get out there and cheer on the riders as they pass through East Yorkshire and to help generate an amazing atmosphere.”

There is a single road closure from 6pm on Thursday, 27 April to 6pm on Friday, 28 April on Kingston Road/South Marine Drive, Bridlington, from Cardigan Road to Pembroke Terrace. The rest of the race will involve rolling road closures.

The council has again worked with local schools to ensure that over 2,000 local school children can watch the race and 50 children have been chosen as cycle champions to take part in a procession ahead of the ceremonial start in Bridlington. The flag for the race will be waved by local resident Bethany Playforth.

As well as the race, Bridlington Spa and EY Events have created a comprehensive programme of activities to entertain crowds in the town, including street entertainers and a big screen so that spectators can follow Stage One of the race live from Bridlington to Scarborough.
There will also be a unique and bespoke sand art images created on the south beach by internationally-renowned artist Marc Treanor.

Thousands are also expected to watch the race in the Capital of the Wolds, Driffield, and the Gateway to the Wolds, Pocklington, as the two towns host the event for the first time.

Both town councils and the wider communities have embraced the race enthusiastically and have decorated streets and put plans in place to make it a memorable occasion for the crowds.

The council and its partners hope residents and visitors to the area will again enjoy one of the country’s most eagerly anticipated cycle races and are reminded to stay safe.

Dr Gina Palumbo, Local GP and East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group Chair, said: “We are delighted the Tour de Yorkshire is once again coming to the East Riding of Yorkshire, however with increased crowds there can be an increased risk of accident or injury. I would like to remind people visiting Bridlington and Driffield that both minor injury units will be open as usual during the race should they experience a minor injury. Simply search minor injury units, East Riding of Yorkshire or contact NHS 111 for opening times and further information and advice on self-management.

“For local people visiting NHS services on the Friday, don’t forget to plan your journey times to avoid any road closures.”
Stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire takes place on Saturday, 29 April, starting in Tadcaster and finishing in Harrogate, and stage three gets underway on Sunday, 30 April, starting in Bradford with the race finish in Fox Valley, Sheffield.

For further information about the routes for the 2017 race, visit, follow the race on Twitter @letouryorkshire and like the event on Facebook at


Beach dog restrictions to begin for summer season

Dog owners are being reminded that restrictions excluding their pets from certain parts of beaches along the East Coast will come into force on Monday 1 May this year.

The annual exclusion, enforced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will run until Saturday 30 September and was brought in to help families and visitors enjoy the seaside without being bothered by nuisance dogs or fouling.
The control of dogs is also one of the requirements of the coveted Blue Flag Award scheme, which honours the country’s best bathing beaches, and the council needs to meet those standards in order to be considered for the award.

The four beach areas affected by the dog exclusion are:
    •    Bridlington north beach – from the north pier to a line extending east from Limekiln Lane.
    •    Bridlington south beach – from the south pier to a line extending east from Kingston Road.
    •    Hornsea beach – from Headland View to a line extending east from Sands Lane.
    •    Withernsea beach – from the steps to the north of the slipway at Seaside Road to the steps opposite Memorial Gardens.

The areas of the promenades in Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea adjacent to the beach exclusion zones carry a restriction requiring owners to keep their dogs on leads in those areas. 

Outside the restricted areas dogs are still welcome, all the council asks is that dog walkers clean up after their animals and are considerate of other beach users.

Council officers will carry out regular patrols of the beaches and promenades and any owner found breaking the rules will receive a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Last year the council issued three fixed penalty notices for breaches of the beach restrictions.
Officers will also be patrolling other areas to make sure owners clean up after their dogs.

Councillor Shaun Horton, the council’s portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships, said: “The exclusion on dogs using certain areas of the beach lasts just for the summer season.

“The vast majority of owners know the importance of not taking their dogs on the beach in the summer months when children and families are playing in the sand.”

“But there are plenty of other areas on the beaches where dogs are still welcome.”
Anyone with information about dogs on the beaches during the exclusion period or to report dog fouling should contact the council’s dog warden team on (01482) 396301 or email 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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