YORSwitch – Big community energy switching scheme

YORSwitch leaflet produced last year

TAKE ADVANTAGE of cheaper energy bills by switching through the big community YORSwitch scheme, which is organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Residents have until Monday 2nd February 2015 to register. An auction will be held between the energy suppliers on Tuesday 3rd February and the one that offers the better deal will win […] read more

Health and cultural small grants available for community groups

£20 pound money notes

Small grants are available from the City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) Foundation for projects in Hull and the East Riding that have a positive impact on health. The programme provides grants of up to £1,000 maximum to carry out activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. Volunteer-led not-for-profit organisations with an annual income […] read more

Onshore wind energy a ‘subsidised scam’ says UKIP Parliamentary candidate

Gary Shores - UKIP BH

GARY SHORES the prospective parliamentary candidate for Beverley and Holderness has hailed a House of Commons vote that he says “outlaws public subsidies for wind farms” and represents a “a defeat for the subsidised scam that has been blighting our countryside, otherwise known as the wind energy industry.” The Ten Minute Rule motion, the Onshore […] read more



Active Day Care games tables

Active Day Care centre to open

A NEW day care service for active adults with learning disabilities is opening in the East Riding next month. Active Day Care Hull, is a day care service for adults with learning disabilities. Active Day Care Hull, on Tower House Lane will have a free pick-up and drop of service within 4 miles of their […] read more

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Coastal Communities funding for flood defence at Kilnsea

£475,000 has been secured by the East Riding Council from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund to support businesses, provide training and improve coastal infrastructure, including flood defence enhancements at Kilnsea… read more

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Best Small Shops Competition – Let’s get some Holderness entries!

RETAILERS (independents and specialist retailers, whether selling goods or services) are encouraged to enter the search for the UK’s best small shop as part of a competition organised by the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group (APPSSG) and administered by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC). Applicants have 500 words to set out why they are the best small […] read more

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Police seek witnesses following death of Keyingham man in road traffic collision

A KEYINGHAM man has died after being involved in a collision with a car on the A1033 at Hollym in East Yorkshire. The 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident which happened around 6:20pm on Thursday 22nd January 2015. The car involved was a silver Citroen Saxo that was being driven […] read more

Petition seeks to reinstate mental health care provision for young people

CAMHS e-petition

A PETITION circulating in Hedon and district (with an online version available to sign on the Government’s e-petitions website) is asking for a review of care provision in Hull and East Yorkshire for children and young people suffering mental health problems. Janet Bucknall recently took the petition to the Wednesday coffee morning session at Alexandra […] read more

Parkinson’s Disease monthly support group, Preston

Preston Community Hall angle view

Do you – or someone you know – have Parkinson’s Disease? Do you have problems you would like help with? Or can you pass on ideas about coping with Parkinson’s? There is now a friendly local meeting for sufferers and carers that meets the second Wednesday in each month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm held at the Preston Community Hall, […] read more

Discussion on Royal Mail pub demolition / planning considerations

Royal Mail pub sign

THORNGUMBALD, Camerton and Ryehill Parish Council meets tonight for its regular monthly meeting (the penultimate Wednesday of each month) and on the agenda will be the latest news on the proposals to demolish the Royal Mail public house and replace it with a Co-op Food Group convenience store. The parish council has made a commitment to […] read more

Crawberry Hill fracking protest camp eviction splits local politicians

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THE ANTI-FRACKING PROTEST CAMP near to the Rathlin Energy drilling site at Crawberry Hill near Beverley was removed by contractors from the UK Eviction Partnership yesterday (20th January 2015) on behalf of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The council had served legal notices to the protest camp on 2nd December 2014, under sections 143 […] read more

Local MP leads Rural Fair Share delegation to the Treasury

Graham Stuart MP

COALITION MPs – Conservative and Liberal Democrats – have taken the case for fairer funding of rural Local Government to Treasury Minister, Priti Patel MP. The delegation was led last week by Conservative Graham Stuart MP, Chairman of the Rural Fair Share campaign, and included former Secretary of State for the Environment Owen Paterson MP, Sir […] read more

Labour Campaign to encourage youth voter registration

Margaret Pinder PPC photo-001

LABOUR’S Margaret Pinder, prospective Parliamentary candidate for Beverley Holderness, has announced the launch of a campaign to encourage young people in the constituency to register to vote. The Labour Party has claimed that nearly one million voters have fallen off the electoral roll as a result of the switch from household to individual electoral registration announced […] read more

Election Candidates 2015 – Briefing Session

Election 2015 graphic

EAST RIDING of Yorkshire Council will be holding a briefing session for those who are standing for election in May. The briefing is for candidates and agents who are standing for parliamentary elections as well as the East Riding local ward elections. As well as an opportunity to ask questions, the briefing will cover: election […] read more

Operatic Duo at Skirlaugh Church

THE OPERA DUO of Leroy Vickers and Martin Jackson (formerly of Ti Amero) will be singing popular classics and songs from the shows at St Augustine’s Church, Skirlaugh on Friday 13th February at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine. They are available from Jean 01964 500184, Joyce 01964 500028 or Cathy 01964 […] read more

‘Discover the Yorkshire Coast’ guide – excludes Holderness!

Withernsea front and boards

Where’s this – (picture of Withernsea pier towers)? Not in the ‘Discover the Yorkshire Coast’ holiday guide that’s for sure! A NEW holiday guide is being launched today promoting the Yorkshire coast as one destination – but there is very little information included in the guide relating to the Holderness coastline… read more

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