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Spooktastic! Hallowe'en storytime

and activity sessions at East Riding Libraries

This Hallowe’en, there’s a chance to join East Riding Libraries for a storytime and activity session reading Allen and Janet Ahlberg's classic fun skeleton story, Funnybones. Fancy dress is welcome!

Librarian Kimberley Harston said : “On a dark dark day, down a dark dark street, there was a dark dark library bursting with funny stories of Funny Bones!  I hope that lots of families will come along, all over the East Riding, and join in the fun.”

All children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult. All events are free of charge.  Check with participating libraries as to whether booking is required.
Session dates and times are:

Beverley Library : Tuesday 25 October : 10.30 am

Swanland Library 
Tuesday 25 October, 6 - 6.30pm

Cottingham Library 
Thursday 27 October, 10 - 10.30am

Hessle Centre 
Thursday 27 October, 10 - 10.30am
Thursday 27 October, 2 - 2.30pm

Willerby Library 
Thursday 27 October, 2.15 - 2.45pm

Anlaby Library at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice 
Friday 28 October, 10 - 10.30am


New orders to combat anti-social to come into force

A new order for each individual parish council will come into force later this week in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

From Thursday, 1 September, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be introducing new public space protection orders for all town and parish council areas.

These orders will include controls over the presence and behaviour of dogs as well as including restrictions on the consumption of alcohol and/or access to parts of the public highway in certain areas.

If anyone is found to be in breach of the conditions of the order, such as allowing a dog to foul and not cleaning up, the council will take the appropriate action such as issuing a fine.

The orders also give officers from Humberside Police powers to seize alcohol from anyone drinking in an area covered by an alcohol restriction.

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Public and open spaces play a vital role in communities.

“But sometimes, actions of a selfish few can ruin these spaces, through public drunkenness, irresponsible dog ownership or general anti-social behaviour can mean these spaces are lost to the communities who use them.

“Putting these issues under the umbrella of public space protection orders will give council officers, and the police, a more effective way of dealing with the problems.”

For more information on the public space protection orders, or to view the orders for specific parish councils, go to http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/anti-social-behaviour/


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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