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Repair work to be carried out to

West Ella Road Bridge over the A164


Repairs are to be carried out to a bridge over the A164 Beverley to Humber Bridge road after damage was caused by high-sided lorries striking the structure.

Work on West Ella Road Bridge, near West Ella, is due to be carried out over five consecutive nights, starting on Monday 25 March.


The work, costing around £10,000, will involve repairing broken concrete and damaged strands of reinforcement on the outer edges in the middle of the bridge.

To enable the work above the road to be carried out safely, the A164 underneath the bridge will need to be closed between 8pm and 5am each night from Monday 25 March to Friday 29 March.

A signed diversion via the A164, A1105 and B1232 through Willerby, Anlaby and Hessle will be put in place during those hours.

The repair work is to be carried out by council contractor CR Reynolds.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We’ve scheduled this work to be carried out overnight to avoid major delays and disruption this could cause during the daytime.

“We’d like to thank motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.”


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Residents invited to evening exhibitions

to see progress of flood schemes


Two further exhibitions are to be held to give residents the chance to see the progress of multi-million-pound flood schemes under construction in the East Riding.

Following the success of a two-day exhibition in February, members of the public are invited along to two more drop-in events which will be held at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice, Springfield Way, Anlaby, on Thursday 28 March and Thursday 4 April from 4pm to 9pm.


The evening exhibitions, held by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will include photographs, videos and plans, with members of the project teams on hand to answer any questions.

The projects on display will include the Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme (COPFAS) and the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEEFAS), which are currently being built at a cost of £22milllion each.

The schemes are some of the largest currently under construction in the country.

When completed they will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 8,000 homes and businesses in the Cottingham, Anlaby, East Ella and Hessle areas.

Also included will be details of the first major project to be completed, the £14million Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The event will also include information about the 2007 floods which devastated areas of the East Riding and Hull, and resulted in the launch of the alleviation work.

Representatives from the Environment Agency and the Hull and East Riding Living With Water Partnership will also be at the events.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The first exhibitions we held in February were well attended and we’ve arranged these extra evening dates at the request of residents who couldn’t attend last time.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to speak to the engineers involved and to find out more about how these schemes will reduce flood risk for the future.”

The flood schemes are being delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with Hull City Council and the Environment Agency.

The council successfully secured funding for AEEFAS and COPFAS through the Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) administered by the Environment Agency, and Local Growth Fund (LGF) through the Humber Growth Deal by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

Residents are being encouraged to sign up to receive Flood Warnings by visiting www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings or by calling the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

 

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Work begins on a major

scheme to transform a congested section of the A164

between Beverley and the Humber Bridge.


East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that the construction of two new roundabouts to relieve congestion at the junction of the A164, Great Gutter Lane and Riplingham Road).

The existing staggered crossroad junction where Great Gutter Lane West and Riplingham Road East meet the A164 causes long queues and congestion for drivers, particularly at peak times. To address these issues, the council has developed a scheme to replace the two priority junctions with two new roundabouts.

The scheme will be funded following a successful £3m bid to the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund, with the remaining funding for the £4.26m scheme provided by the council.

The work is scheduled to be carried out between March and Christmas of this year and will include :

Construction of a new four-arm roundabout on the A164 at its junction with Riplingham Road East
Construction of a new three-arm roundabout on the junction of Great Gutter Lane West, Swanland Dale, and Riplingham Road
Construction of a new link road between the two roundabouts
The closure of Great Gutter Lane West between Swanland Dale and the A164 junction
New drainage, fencing, lighting and landscaping.

The contractors for the works will be North Midland Construction Ltd. A temporary speed restriction of 30mph on the A164 will be in place (March – December) and there will be temporary road closures at various times, but two-way traffic will be maintained on the A164 at all times during the day.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said : “I am delighted that we can now start to deliver this major improvement scheme on this very congested road. Detailed traffic modelling has been carried out to predict future traffic levels, and we are confident that these two new roundabouts and new section of road will greatly reduce the queues at this location, and allow the traffic to flow freely.”

Any works which require traffic signals on the A164 will be carried out only between the hours of 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday. Traffic signals in other parts of the site will only be used outside peak times ie between 09.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

In the first phase of the works, Riplingham Road (East) will be closed at its junction with the A164, for a distance of about 140 metres eastwards. Access to properties will be maintained at all times, and there will be a signed diversion route, from 11 March for approximately five months.

Further closures will be needed in due course on Swanland Dale, Riplingham Road (West) and Great Gutter Lane, as the works progress, and details of these will be published nearer the time.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said : “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this temporary speed limit and these construction works. We would like to thank motorists and local residents in advance for their patience during these vital works, which will ensure significant improvements at this location when they are completed.”

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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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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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