It was confirmed that the four local authorities on both sides of the Humber Estuary – East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council and the North & North East Lincolnshire Councils – have submitted a joint bid, which is being led by Associated British Ports, for the Humber to be considered for Freeport status.
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.
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.
A discretionary grant scheme to help households struggling in the run-up to Christmas has been launched.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched the scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy and other essentials.
Residents of the East Riding are being urged to follow new COVID-19 safety guidance from next Wednesday (2 December) with the news that the area will move into Tier 3 (Very High) when the national restrictions end.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a discretionary grant scheme to support businesses impacted by additional restrictions imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council has written to the Prime Minister to request additional support from the Government in relation to the ongoing health emergency in Hull and the East Riding posed by COVID-19, with cases in the area continuing to rise.
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.
Now that England has begun its second period of lockdown, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is reminding residents of Active East Riding.
It is a website which is full of ideas and suggestions for people of all ages during this new period when many of the council’s facilities are closed.
Residents of the East Riding are being urged to follow new COVID-19 safety guidance with the news that the area will move into local alert level 2 (High) of the three-level restrictions system.
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.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council brought its vital 3 Steps To Safety messages to Bridlington beach.
Yorkshire-based sand artist James Brunt created a giant piece of sand art on the beach in front of Bridlington Spa.
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.
The Humber will be at the centre of a new study looking at how technology can support workforces to choose how and where they want to work in order to improve staff health and well-being as well as increasing efficiency and productivity in the delivery of services to the public.
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.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is asking the public to get behind its plans for a COVID-safe East Riding.
The council has published its East Riding Outbreak Management Plan which is aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 and quickly controlling any outbreaks which do occur.
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.
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.