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A chance to enjoy stunning views on the Headlands Way Walk - Part Two

As part of Active Coast 2019, a new-look Cover the Coast programme offers exciting monthly outdoor coastal activities for adults, including a range of walks.

The Cover the Coast sessions take place in some of the spectacular locations on the East Riding coastline.

The next session will be on Friday, 2 August and is the second part of a two-part led walk, covering the Headlands Way from Bridlington to Filey. Part One on 5 July was from Bridlington to Bempton, and the second part, on Friday, 2 August, will be from Bempton to Filey, starting at 10am.

Sport and active communities officer Paul Silvester said : “This walk will be a chance to enjoy spectacular views around the RSPB reserve at Bempton, and Filey Bay and Brigg, whilst keeping fit at the same time!”

Participants will park at the finish point and a bus will transport the walkers to the start points, so when they finish the walk they will be at their car.

The walk costs £7.50, including transport. Booking is essential, as places are limited.

For full details, and to book, visit www.activecoast.org


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A chance to hire a beach chalet during the winter months

The popular winter lets scheme – which allows people to hire the council’s chalets in Bridlington and Hornsea  during the winter months – is now available again for winter 2019/ 2020.  Chalets are already selling out fast.

The chalets will be available from 21 September, 2019, to 20 March, 2020 and prices start at £270 and go to £410 for the whole period, depending on the individual chalet.

The scheme was introduced in 2009 and has proved very popular with residents and visitors to the resorts ever since.

The lets offer the ideal start and finish point for visitors looking to extend the Great British summer by grabbing some autumn sun or perhaps building a snowman on the beach.

Portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure, Councillor Shaun Horton, said: “This is always a hugely popular scheme, and it’s great to see that so many people will be able to spend more time in Bridlington and Hornsea in what used to the quiet time of year for the resorts. The chalets are proving another very successful way to extend the season in the towns, and move further towards becoming year-round destinations .”

For more information on booking a chalet,  email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (01262) 609815.

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The Lawns, Harland Way, Cottingham

The Lawns, Harland Way, Cottingham - Update 28/3/19


The Lawns will be mothballed for 2020 and they will then make a decision on its future. The Lawns is a Grade II* listing building.

The caravan show will be there this year, which will be the last event before mothballing. Security will be living-in on-site to avoid a repeat of Thwaite Hall.

However, the Ferens Hall building will go on the open market mid April.


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To confirm, the University of Hull will not be offering The Lawns as an accommodation option for students in the 2019/20 academic year. 


 

Accommodation is a deciding factor for many when choosing where to study and we have experienced a shift in demand toward premium, high quality, on-campus accommodation. Only 20 people have applied for accommodation at The Lawns next year.



Statement from the University of Hull
Accommodation is a deciding factor for many when choosing where to study and we have experienced a shift in demand towards premium, high-quality, on-campus accommodation.

In response to rising student expectations, the University has been investing in its accommodation portfolio as part of an on-going commitment to provide an outstanding experience for students, alongside other projects such as the £16m investment in our sports facilities. This includes The Courtyard which opened in September 2016, providing accommodation for 562 students, the new Westfield Court complex for 1,450 students, and the ongoing refurbishment of rooms at Taylor Court. Our friendly, compact, single-site campus marks us out from many other universities – students can live on-campus, making it easier to attend lectures and tutorials, use the library, access student support services, play sport, grab lunch and have a night out.

With such a low number of students opting to live at The Lawns in the next academic year (2019/2020), in addition to being remote from campus, it would have a material effect on student experience and we are confident the alternative accommodation we can offer will provide a much better experience for them.

As a result of this, we have recently we will not be offering The Lawns halls of residence in Cottingham as an accommodation option for students in the 2019/20 academic year.

We will continue to deliver events and activities being hosted at The Lawns over the summer period.
Discussions are now underway as to alternative future options for this site.

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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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