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Stagecoach East Midlands introduces new Service 18 to Cottingham

Stagecoach East Midlands announced a new service between Cottingham and Hull, effective from Monday 1 April 2024, the new hourly service runs from Castle Hill Hospital via New Village Road and Cottingham Green and replaces service 3B between Bricknell Estate and the City Centre, enhancing accessibility of bus services to the area.

 The extended service, funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council, will provide greater connectivity for local residents at affordable prices under the £2 single bus fare scheme, with the weekly £18.90 adult Hull Card and £13.50 Young Persons KAT Card available to those wishing to travel more regularly.

 The new service runs into Hull City Centre Monday to Saturday. The first weekday journey into Hull departs Cottingham King Street at 0857, and 0900 from Castle Road on a Saturday. It then runs at 50 minutes past each hour until 1350, with extra journeys on Saturdays at 1450, 1550 and 1650. The last bus into the City Centre is 1755 running Monday to Saturday.

 Journeys return from Bay 4 in Hull Interchange with the first bus at 0700 weekdays and 0845 on Saturdays. It then runs every hour until 1345 weekdays, with an extra 1445 and 1545 journey on a Saturday.

 In Cottingham, the new route starts from Castle Hill Hospital and runs via Castle Road, Southwood Road, South Street, King Street, Northgate, New Village Road, Hull Road, Cottingham Road, Fairfax Avenue, Bricknell Avenue, Burniston Road, Hartoft Road, Grammar School Road, Bricknell Avenue, Chanterlands Avenue, Spring Bank and Park Street in to Hull Interchange.

 For more information on the new timetable and route map, please visit:


Night-time road closures near the completion of Willerby Roundabout improvements

A week of night-time road closures are to take place as part of the final improvement works to Willerby Roundabout. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is nearing the completion of the £1.9m Willerby Roundabout Improvement Scheme with the aim of easing congestion at the A164/B1332 roundabout. 

The project is due to finish this month. As part of the final works, a six-night closure is needed to allow a full resurfacing of its road to be carried out. 

The roundabout will be closed overnight only from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 April between 8pm and 6am. The roundabout will reopen in the daytime. 

Diversion routes will be in place. Northbound on the A164, the diversion is via A1034 South Cave or A1165 Boothferry Road, southbound on the A164 the diversion is via B1233 Harland Way. 

The new traffic signals are planned to be commissioned and programmed on Wednesday, 24 April – this may lead to further delays during this process.

The Willerby Roundabout scheme started in September last year and was due to finish in February, but exceptionally wet weather over autumn and winter forced its completion to be delayed until this month. 

The team working on the roundabout also came across buried drainage and service pipes which were not on underground plans. 

The project has involved enlarging the roundabout and introducing traffic signals, as well as carrying out lane additions and reallocations, which are all designed to increase the capacity of the junction in order to reduce queues and delays for traffic. 

Councillor Gary McMaster, the council’s cabinet member for housing and infrastructure, said: “We’d like to thank drivers and residents for bearing with us during these nighttime road closures as we enter the final stages of this scheme. 

“The closures are essential for us to be able to resurface the road around the roundabout. We have made sure these take place at night to avoid the most disruption. 

“When this project is complete, we hope drivers will experience a much-improved roundabout and suffer far less queuing at this roundabout.” 

The scheme is being carried out on behalf of the council by contractors Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd. 

Full details of the scheme can be found at



Triple glazing rogue traders targeting East Riding residents

Residents across the East Riding are being warned to be on their guard following a number of reports of rogue traders cold-calling at properties offering to install triple glazing.

The warning comes from East Riding of Yorkshire Council?s trading standards team who have received a number of complaints including from one homeowner who was persuaded by cold-callers that recently-installed double glazing needed replacing while another paid in advance for triple glazing only for the work not to be carried out.

Now trading standards officers are offering advice to residents who may be approached by cold-callers not only offering triple glazing and claiming the current double glazing needs replacing but anyone who offers work or services on the doorstep.

People should:

  • be very wary of any salesperson that asks for a large deposit or full payment up front
  • be suspicious of any firm that offers to do work in a short time scale as reputable businesses are usually very busy
  • if the double glazing at the property is relatively new, check with the original installer as if there is a problem as they may have a legal responsibility to put the issues right
  • ensure any replacement windows and doors conform to current building regulations. If the business is not a member of a competent person scheme such as FENSA or CERTAS, it is the homeowners responsibility to apply to the local authority for building regulations approval
  • check with FENSA or CERTAS that the trader really is a member of their organization
  • check online reviews
  • ask for identification – all qualified and reputable installers should carry photo ID and will be happy to show this
  • get three quotes from different providers and compare prices and work
  • get recommendations from family, friends and neighbours
  • contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service for legal advice on 0808 223 1133.

Councillor Kerri Harold, portfolio holder for public health and tackling inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: ?I would urge all householders across the East Riding to think carefully before agreeing to any work, parting with any money or giving any sort of information to cold-callers.

People need to think about whether the offer seems genuine or if the salesperson is pressuring them into making a quick decision. If the offer seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Reputable firms are happy to give customers some space and time to think before agreeing a contract for goods or services and in most cases householders have the right to cancel contracts agreed at home within a statutory 14-day cooling off period.

However, difficulties can arise when the work has already been done and/or the householder has already paid as it can be almost impossible to get a resolution.?

For advice or to report any concerns about cold-calling or other trading standards matters, you can contact Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133.



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.?


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.

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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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