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Essential work begins in Cottingham

on Harland Way

Work to improve the security of Cottingham’s water supply will start next week (24 July).

Yorkshire Water will replace some equipment and create new connections in Harland Way in the area as part of a £1.2 project.

From 24th July temporary traffic lights will be needed as part of Harland Way will be closed from 85 Harland Way upto the Cottingham High School. From 31st July, Harland Way will be closed to through traffic for five weeks from the address above, with only residents able to access the road.

After this the road will revert back to two-way traffic with traffic lights until December.

A Diversion is available via Castle Road which will be signposted.

Yorkshire Water’s project manager David Standish said: “We know this closure will be inconvenient for local people and apologise in advance.

“We have arranged to start the work in the school holidays when traffic is normally quieter and hope this will reduce the impact on traffic through the area.
“It’s important we make these changes to the water network so that we can continue to supply high quality drinking water to Cottingham and the surrounding area and we hope local people will bear with us while the work takes place.”

The project is expected to last until December and is part of a £3.8bn investment programme by Yorkshire Water between 2015 and 2020. The company’s network of pipes stretches for 51,500 miles and supplies 1.3bn litres of water to households across the region every day - the equivalent of 8bn cups of tea.

It is highly unlikely that Yorkshire Water's contractors will need to access people's homes as part of the work. And the company warned local residents to be vigilant of unscrupulous people posing as employees. All contractors and employees carry  photographic ID which can be verified as genuine by calling 0800 1 38 78 78. Genuine members of the team won't mind waiting while their credentials are verified.       

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Funding available to

increase home security



A pot of money is available to certain residents across the East Riding to help them minimise the fear of crime by increasing their home security.


The safe and sound scheme, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, allows people who may be vulnerable, to apply for additional home security measures such as additional locks for doors and windows, door chains and window alarms.

To qualify, applicants must be aged 60 or over or disabled and be a home owner, private sector tenant or housing association tenant and the combined savings of everyone living in the household does not exceed £5,000.

The scheme is not available to anyone who is a council house tenant.

Successful applicants will be entitled to a free home security assessment and the fitting of any security measures.

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I would urge those who are eligible to apply for the safe and sound grant to do so.

“The scheme will help improve their home security, which in turn will help them feel safer in their home and community.”

For more information, or to request an application for email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone (01482) 396380.

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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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