Council Agrees 3.49% Council Tax Increase

Council Agrees 3.49% Council Tax Increase
February 11, 2021

Councillors have agreed to increase the council’s part of the council tax charge in the East Riding by 3.49% for the 2021/22 financial year.

At a Full Council meeting on Thursday, 11 February, councillors voted against the proposed 4.99% increase, which had been allowed by the Government without having to hold a referendum, but for the lower figure which will raise £4.9million of additional income for the council and will result in an increase of £52.43 a year for a Band D property.

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council Crowned Council of the Year

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Crowned Council of the Year
December 22, 2020

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been crowned overall council of the year in the APSE Service Awards.

The council beat off competition from Aberdeen City Council, Cambridge City Council, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Nottingham City Council and Swansea City Council to win the top accolade at the annual awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement and innovation within local government.

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MP Meets With East Riding Council For Update On Mass Testing

MP Meets With East Riding Council For Update On Mass Testing
November 14, 2020

Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, has met with Cllr Richard Burton, the leader of East Riding Council, and its Chief Executive, Caroline Lacey, to hear updates on the council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and to get the chance to feed local concerns back into Government Ministers.

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ERYC To Provide Half-Term Financial Assistance For Families

ERYC To Provide Half-Term Financial Assistance For Families
October 26, 2020

East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be providing financial assistance to families whose children are usually in receipt of free school meals over the half-term holiday.

It will be making available emergency funding of more than £100,000 to support to the 7,500 children entitled to free school meals throughout the East Riding.

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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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ERYC Leader And Deputy Leader Announced Following Votes

ERYC Leader And Deputy Leader Announced Following Votes
July 16, 2020

Following the annual general meeting of the Conservative Group at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Richard Burton has been re-elected as leader of the group and will, therefore, continue as leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Councillor Burton became only the second sole leader in the council’s history after succeeding Stephen Parnaby OBE in May 2019.

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New Businesses Eligible For Discretionary Grant Scheme

New Businesses Eligible For Discretionary Grant Scheme
June 29, 2020

East Riding businesses who provide goods and services to the local retail, leisure and hospitality industry and have so far failed to secure Government grants during the COVID-19 pandemic may now be eligible to apply for new funding.

Minimum grants of £5,000 are being made available to those eligible businesses directly involved in the supply chain to those in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector and who have a rateable value of more than £15,000 and less than £51,000.

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Discretionary Grant Scheme Application Deadline Extended

Discretionary Grant Scheme Application Deadline Extended
June 17, 2020

Small and micro businesses and charities across the East Riding who have not qualified for Government funding so far during the COVID-19 pandemic have been given more time to apply for grants of up to £25,000.

Businesses that share a workplace, B&Bs that pay council tax, market traders who have fixed property costs and charity properties could all be eligible to apply for funding through the Government-backed discretionary grant scheme.

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