Free Compost Giveaways Return This Month

Free Compost Giveaways Return This Month
September 13, 2021

The free compost giveaways run by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are returning this month.

Eight giveaway events will be held across the area between Saturday 18 September and Friday 1 October, where around 5,000 bags of compost will be handed out for free to local residents.

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Switch And Fix Your Energy Tariff With YORSwitch

Switch And Fix Your Energy Tariff With YORSwitch
August 29, 2021

Registration for the latest YORSwitch round is now open, and residents across the East Riding are being encouraged to switch and fix their energy tariffs.

Since YORSwitch began in 2013, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council scheme has helped more than 36,000 households switch their energy tariffs, with savings of over £7.6 million for East Riding residents. 

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Mezzo-Soprano To Play Maria As Charity Brings Hidden Chapel Alive With The Sound Of Music

Mezzo Soprano To Play Maria As Charity Brings Hidden Chapel Alive With The Sound Of Music
August 19, 2021

An international opera singer is heading home to East Yorkshire to perform for a life-saving charity in an exclusive, hidden gem of a venue.

Mezzo soprano Katy Marriott, who has returned to Beverley following a career singing across Europe, will be joined by the Wedding Belles choir presenting songs from The Sound of Music at The Chapel of Saint Mary and Everilda at Everingham Park.

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Local Bus Drivers Star In New Video Aimed At Getting New Recruits

Local Bus Drivers Star In New Video Aimed At Getting New Recruits
July 16, 2021

Drivers from bus company East Yorkshire star in a new recruitment video, aimed at encouraging people to consider a career in bus driving.

The video shows bus drivers talking about their backgrounds, what they love about the job, and who they think would make a good bus driver – as well as addressing the issue of why bus drivers always wave at each other.

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Reopening High Streets Safely Fund To Offer Interactive Support To Town Centre Businesses

Reopening High Streets Safely Fund To Offer Interactive Support To Town Centre Businesses
January 13, 2021

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering free online business support workshops – delivered by retail specialists – for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in town centres across the East Riding.

The council has commissioned specialist consultants The Retail Group to provide business growth workshops, which will provide practical ideas and suggestions about how SMEs can adapt, evolve and improve their performances over the coming months.

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Beverley to York Rail Link Proposal Turned Down By Government

Beverley to York Rail Link Proposal Turned Down By Government
December 7, 2020

Proposals to restore the Beverley to York rail link have been turned down by the Government.  MP Graham Stuart says he disappointed with the decision while adding he remains optimistic that the project has a future.

Back in June, the MP submitted a bid to restore the 32-mile length of track from Beverley to York to the Department for Transport’s Restoring Your Railway Fund.

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Active Towns Launched Across The East Riding

Active Towns Launched Across The East Riding
October 10, 2020

An exciting new pilot scheme to encourage and support communities and residents to be physically, mentally and socially active has launched on a trial basis in four towns in the East Riding. Hopes are high that local residents will get involved and improve their wellbeing in Active Towns.

Active Towns sees East Riding of Yorkshire Council working closely in the community with residents and local clubs, groups and organisations to expand their community resources and help to develop wellbeing activities with residents.

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Former Teachers Team Up To Launch Creative Learning Business

Former Teachers Team Up To Launch Creative Learning Business
September 18, 2020

Two former Visual Arts teachers from Wilberforce College have joined forces to bring creative learning courses to East Yorkshire.

Holly Davis from Pocklington and Sarah Rands from Cottingham set up Thread and Press Creative Learning pre-lockdown but have only recently been able to start delivering courses.

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East Yorkshire’s First Luxury Bike Buses Arrive On The Region’s Roads

East Yorkshire’s First Luxury Bike Buses Arrive On The Region’s Roads
August 10, 2020

Hull and East Yorkshire will become one of the first areas in the country to have bike-friendly buses, in a £2m investment by one of the region’s leading public transport operators.

Bus company East Yorkshire has bought eight state of the art, environmentally friendly new double-decker buses, costing £260,000 each, all of which have special racks to carry bikes on board.

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