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Issued on behalf of Safer Road Humber:

Drink Driving - the Morning After


As the Christmas party season starts to get underway, Safer Roads Humber is reminding motorists to ‘NEVER drink and drive’ and think about the ‘Morning After.’

Most people do the sensible thing if they are out at Christmas parties or round at friends and get a taxi home or walk, but they often don't realise that they could still be impaired or over the limit the next morning.

Humberside Police are already out and about doing drink driving checks at all times of the day and night, but as around a fifth of drivers are found to be over the limit in the morning, Safer Roads Humber is funding extra morning patrols.

It takes at least one hour for the body to process each unit of alcohol, calculated from when you stop drinking. However, as very few people know how many units are in their drinks, it becomes very hard to keep track of how much alcohol you've had.

For example, four pints of ordinary strength bitter takes at least 11 hours to be processed by the body from when you stop drinking. A bottle of wine takes at least 13 hour, whilst three double gins is a nine hour drink – and these calculations are based upon how long a healthy, fit person takes to process alcohol. It could take longer for the body to be clear of alcohol if you're feeling tired, unwell or are on medication. As it takes such a long time for the body to be clear of alcohol, some people may not realise that they can still be impaired the ‘Morning After’.

All key skills are needed when driving, but research has shown that even a small amount of alcohol can affect your driving. Whilst you may feel more relaxed, the alcohol is actually slowing down how quickly your brain can process information and make decisions, along with affecting your reflexes and vision.

Ruth Gore, spokesperson for Safer Roads Humber, said “We thank all those people who arrange safe transport home from a night out but urge them to think about what they need to do the next morning. If you need to drive to work, take the kids to school or go out Christmas shopping, think about using public transport, getting a lift, walking or postponing your activities until later in the day.”

“It doesn’t matter if you have a good night’s sleep, a shower or a big breakfast in the morning - time is the only way for your body to be clear of alcohol. If you are found over the limit the next morning, you could still lose your licence, receive a big fine and end up with a criminal record. It’s just not worth it.”

Safer Roads Humber is part of the national road safety campaign and further information can be found on www.morning_after.org.uk

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East Riding Local Plan Review Options Consultation

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is consulting on the East Riding Local Plan Review Options Document and Draft Site Assessment Methodology from Friday, 9 November and is seeking comments from residents and local communities.

Responses to the consultation should be received on or before Friday, 21 December.


The options consultation is the first stage in reviewing the local plan that was adopted in 2016.

Within five years of adoption, the council is required to undertake an assessment to determine if a review of the local plan is needed. Given the publication of the new National Planning Policy Framework and recommendations identified during the examination of the plan, it is relevant to start a review at this stage.

Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “When the council adopted the East Riding Local Plan in 2016, it became one of the first in the Yorkshire and Humber region to do so. The plan placed the council in a strong position to shape future development and, over the past two years, it has ensured work has taken place in sustainable locations, whilst protecting areas that were identified as being of importance to the character of the area.

“Now the council is seeking views on the plan and also considering new sites for development.

“When the council pulled together the original local plan it was a remarkable piece of work that saw a great deal of consultation and community involvement. I see the review being carried out in a similar way and would urge people to come along to the events and have their say.”

Responses to the consultation, alongside updated evidence work and sustainability appraisal, will help shape a revised draft local plan.

The council is also undertaking a ‘call for sites’ for the duration of the consultation period. This is an opportunity to submit land to the council for consideration through the local plan review.

Consultation documents can be viewed:

on the council’s website at www.eastriding.gov.uk/say/?entryid99=721105 or

in hard copy at Beverley Library, Bridlington Central and North Library, Driffield Centre, Goole Library, Haltemprice Library and County Hall (Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA).

People can also attend a public drop-in session to view the documents and speak to a planning officer on:

Tuesday, 27 November, Withernsea Centre, 2-7pm

Thursday, 29 November, Driffield Community Centre, 2-7pm

Monday, 3 December, Goole Library, 2-7pm

Tuesday, 4 December, Pocela Centre (Pocklington Library), 2-7pm

Wednesday, 5 December, Wicstun Centre (Market Weighton Library), 1.30-6.30pm

Thursday, 6 December, Haltemprice Leisure Centre, 2-7pm

Tuesday, 11 December, Hornsea Library, 2-7pm

Wednesday, 12 December, Howden Centre, 2-7pm

Thursday, 13 December, Beverley Treasure House, 2-7pm

Thursday, 13 December, Bridlington North Library, 2-7pm

To find your nearest drop-in session, visit the council’s website at www.eastriding.gov.uk/library-finder and www.eastriding.gov.uk/customer-service-centre-finder or call (01482) 393939 for the opening times, address and parking details of main libraries and customer service centres.

You can respond to the consultation by completing a response form (available at deposit locations and on the website) or writing a letter and sending it to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Forward Planning, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA.

All responses to the consultation will be made publically available to view on the council’s website.

Contact details will be retained and used in accordance with the authority’s privacy notice: www.eastriding.gov.uk/council/governance-and-spending/how-we-use-your-information/find-privacy-information/privacy-notice-for-forward-planning/

Complete the land submission form (available on the website) to submit land to the council for consideration in the local plan review, and return via email or post using the details above.

For further information about the consultation, contact the forward planning team on (01482) 393939.

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Road to be closed for essential works on £22m

Cottingham and
Orchard park flood scheme


Essential drainage works are to be carried out on a road in Eppleworth for the next stage of the £22million Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme.


New culverts – tunnels designed to carry water in times of flooding – are to be installed underneath parts of Westfield Road and Eppleworth Road, west of Cottingham, to connect a series of large flood water storage lagoons which are already under construction in the area.

The drainage work is due to begin on Monday 22 October and is expected to take nine weeks to complete.

To enable the work to be carried out safely, a section of Westfield Road and Eppleworth Road will need to be closed to all through-traffic for the duration of the scheme, with a series of diversions being put in place.

Access will be maintained for all residents and businesses in the immediate area, as well as the emergency services, with the work being carried out in four separate phases along the road.

The closure will affect a length of the road between the entrance to Hessle Golf Club, in Westfield Road, up to a location 50 metres east of the A164 on Eppleworth Road.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We’d like to thank motorists, residents and businesses in advance for their patience while this essential drainage work is being carried out.

“We need to close this road during this work for safety reasons because of the location and nature of the works, and because of the narrow width of the road.

“But we have planned the work in such a way that access can to be maintained for residents and businesses in that area and for the emergency services.”

The drainage work will be carried out by council contractors Esh Construction Ltd.

The Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme (COPFAS) is designed to reduce the risk of flooding to around 4,000 properties in the area.

The scheme is a joint venture between East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council, with support from the Environment Agency. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is leading on the design, development and management of the scheme.

The project involves the construction of nine lagoons – or water storage reservoirs – along the Raywell Valley and in Orchard Park, which are designed to capture and store surface water at times of heavy rainfall to prevent it from causing floods.

When completed the whole scheme could potentially hold back up to 300,000 cubic metres of flood water, the same amount of water it would take to fill 120 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Work is continuing on the construction of eight lagoons in the Raywell Valley area, along Westfield Road and Eppleworth Road, and also a lagoon in Orchard Park, off Danepark Road in Hull.

COPFAS was developed in close consultation with the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and local flood action groups.

The councils successfully secured funding for the scheme, which is made up of Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) administered by the Environment Agency and Local Growth Fund (LGF) through the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Road Works on Harland Way

Beginning 22nd October
Location:     B1233 Harland Way, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire    

Jnc with Kelgate Road to Cottingham High School
Description:     Excavate and Lay Main - Approx 550m
Traffic lights, etc:     Traffic control (two-way signals)


Information for Residents
We just want to let you know that we are aware of how inconvenient roadworks can be. We carefully plan in the works under strict license from the local authority to ensure the disruption is kept to a minimum.

Maintenance or Installation of Assets on our Network

We are carrying out work to either install, renew or replace assets on our water network. This is essential work to ensure we provide a reliable service to our customers. Contact Yorkshire Water.

If these roadworks cause any issues for you, then you can start a live chat or request a call back via the 'contact us' button above. Alternatively, you can tweet us @YWhelp with any queries.

Thank you for your patience.

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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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