East Riding of Yorkshire Council: Primary School admissions 2018

Parents and carers of children starting infant, junior and primary schools in September 2018 have been told which school their child will be attending. Letters and e-mails telling them the outcome of their applications for places were being sent out today (Monday, 16...

Fancy driving the Land Trains in Bridlington?

For anybody who fancies driving the land trains in Bridlington over the next few months, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has the perfect job to apply for! The council’s foreshores team in Bridlington are looking to recruit new members of staff, and the roles include...

A chance to win a year’s free energy with YORSwitch and iChoosr

YORSwitch is now in its fifth year, and to mark the occasion iChoosr, the council’s technology partner, are giving away a year’s free energy to the one-millionth registrant. This year marks the fifth anniversary of iChoosr running collective energy switching schemes...

Residents urged to apply for home security improvement grant

Money is still available for eligible residents across the East Riding who wish to improve their home security. The safe and sound scheme, which is administered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, is a pot of money available to residents in order for them to install...

Active Coast Week Two programme details

Active Coast is back with a full programme of activities and events for Easter, 2018! The council’s Active Coast programme last year provided over 100 organised events and activities, and involved over 14,000 participants in activities designed to Explore, Join In and...

The Halle Orchestra coming to Bridlington

Bridlington Spa will be hosting a rare opportunity to come and join the Hallé orchestra in a concert of dance music from across the world, featuring everything from ballet to bossa nova! ‘Music of Dance’ will be a family concert on Sunday, 22 July, at 2pm, and the...

New season gets under way at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens re-opens to visitors for the 2018 season on Saturday, 24 March with a fantastic programme of Easter activities. Marie Gascoigne, facility manager at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “The start of a new season is always something to look forward...

Flamborough Head Lighthouse opens for the 2018 season

Flamborough Head Lighthouse will be opening its doors to the public once again at the start of the 2018 season. From Saturday, 24 March, staff members from Sewerby Hall and Gardens will offer visitors informative guided tours of this iconic structure between 12noon...

New names for ERYC gritter lorries are unveiled

Meet Kyle Spreadmund, David Plowie, Maureen Gritman and Nicole Saltslinger … the new names for East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s gritters! Names for all 21 of the council’s gritting lorries – which were working around the clock during the snow and freezing...

Active Coast back again for the Easter holidays

Active Coast is back with a full programme of activities and events for Easter, 2018! The council’s Active Coast programme last year provided over 100 organised events and activities, and involved over 14,000 participants in activities designed to Explore, Join In and...

Spring into Fitness in 2018

As thoughts start turning to warmer days, East Riding Leisure is urging residents to ‘spring into fitness’ with a range of special offers which are only available for a limited period. A one-month Premier membership – including the full package of exercise classes,...

Microchip scanning devices can now be found in police stations

Dog owners across the East Riding could be reunited with the dogs quicker as microchip scanning devices can now be found in police stations. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has given Humberside Police four devices which will be available at police stations in...

Goole woman fined £400 for dumping rubbish in alleyway

A Goole woman has been fined £400 for dumping bags of rubbish in a back alley, during a campaign to crack down on fly-tipping in the town. Black bags of household waste were left near a child’s toy car, car parts and a cardboard box full of waste which had been dumped...

Volunteering as an Independent Visitor

The Independent Visitors Scheme, which provides independent advice, support and befriending to children looked after across the East Riding, is offering volunteers a chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people. Volunteers are being sought to become...

Time to Talk Day kick-starts council’s mental health project

With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, it’s important to address the ongoing issue by talking and spreading the message that talking about it doesn’t have to be difficult, and to support this, East Riding of Yorkshire Council...

Tackling obesity on the agenda

Steps are being taken to help improve the lives of East Riding residents by focusing on tackling obesity at the upcoming Health and Wellbeing Board meeting at County Hall, Beverley, on Thursday, 1 February at 2pm. East Riding of Yorkshire Council supports residents to...

Show your support for Dignity Action Day 2018

East Riding residents who are receiving care services, and those who are employed in the health and social care sector, are showing their support for Dignity Action Day this week. Dignity Action Day takes place on 1 February giving everyone the chance to uphold and...

East Riding schools celebrate GCSE success

East Riding secondary schools are again celebrating their success in the GCSE league tables announced today by the Department for Education. East Riding schools are ranked eighth in the Yorkshire and Humber region for Progress 8, the main measure by which schools are...

Hedgelaying and birdwatching events in the East Riding this week

  East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has arranged two events this week as part of its 2018 programme. Hedgelaying Conservation at Danes Dyke Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 27 January will be a chance to learn new skills and practice the...