East Riding Of Yorkshire Council At Driffield Show 2014

Site visitors to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council stand (K135) in the Driffield Display on 16 This summer will have the ability to enjoy an array of services, entertainment and activities for the family. The Health spa Bridlington will show entertainment during the day and site visitors will have the ability to relax inside a deck chair although watching a programme of song, dance, drama and wrestling. Anybody missing the ‘buzz’ following the Grand Depart from the Tour p France should be a part of British Cycling’s pedal powered velodrome challenge, or try their hands at rowing using the team from East Riding Leisure. In addition to crafts and arts, face painting and competitions, the council marquee will offer you free health inspections along with a baby feeding area. Reps from a variety of council services will give you information and fix waste and recycling, YORSwitch, fostering, road safety, emergency planning, and much more. You’ll also have a way for citizens to air their sights and record a vox pop using the council’s consultation team. Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities, stated :” Driffield Show is a superb chance for council staff to satisfy many […]

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Driffield School Wins National Recognition For Innovation In Sport

An East Riding special school without any sports facilities of its own has accomplished national acknowledgement for the high quality of sport it offers. Two of its students are also invited to become young sports ambassadors, to promote inclusive sport both locally and nationally. Kings Mill Special School in Driffield has been chosen by the Youth Sport Trust to promote sport at schools across the Humber region. It is one of only 50 schools across the UK to be appointed as a Project Ability Lead School for Innovation in Sport. Their role will be to promote inclusive sport across the country, with Kings Mill School responsible for the Humber region, as part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy. As a result of the appointment, representatives of the school have been invited to a reception at the House of Lords on 8 July, where they will meet Government ministers as part of the introduction to the Project Ability Conference on 9 July. The school was especially chosen for its innovative usage of resources and facilities within the local community and its achievements in competitions and developing young people’s abilities and skills in many different sports. Kings Mill School has also been awarded […]

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Open Farm Sunday : Join in the British Farming and Food celebrations!

Our farmers produce over fifty percent of all food consumed in Britain, from fresh foods like milk, cheese, meat, vegetables and fruits, to store cupboard staples such as breakfast cereals, flour, rapeseed oil and eggs. Add to that the vital work farmers do to manage the countryside, and shouldn’t we all be celebrating British food and farming? A great way to celebrate and support British farmers is to visit a farm on the 8th June 2014, when hundreds of farms across the country will be opening their gates for Open Farm Sunday. Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday is your chance to meet farmers and find out for yourself how your food is produced and what it takes to look after the countryside. Open Farm Sunday offers an informative and enjoyable day out for everyone, young and old alike. Each farm plans their own unique event and many will include a host of activities from nature walks and farm tours, to sheep shearing, machinery displays and even cookery demonstrations. You can search for participating farms near you and find out information on their event by visiting www.farmsunday.org. Join in the Open Farm Sunday conversation on Twitter […]

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Driffield Teen Reading Group Launches Book Review Competition

Driffield Library’s Teen Reading Group is celebrating its first anniversary by launching a book review competition open to any local young people aged between 11 and 16. For a chance to win a book voucher and a selection of new books, entrants simply need to write a review of their favourite (or least favourite) book and bring it into Driffield Library at Cross Hill, St John’s Road by 1 July 2014. Gary Smith, supervisor at Driffield Library, commented:” The Teen Reading Group here is proving very popular, and is for young people aged 12-14. The members take turns to select books for the group to read, and these have included supernatural stories, mysteries, and books about sport. “It seems appropriate to mark the first anniversary of the group with a competition, and I am looking forward to receiving lots of entries! It will be interesting to read what about what young people like – and don’t like – about particular books.” The Teen Reading Group meets on the first Friday of every month in Driffield Library between 4 and 5 pm. It is an informal and fun social group of young people who simply enjoy reading books. The library also […]

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Professional Voice Of East Riding Businesses Present The Naked Truth About Business

The council and the Professional Voice of East Riding Businesses (ProVERB), a newly-established voluntary group of small business owners, will host a morning event at Driffield Rugby Club, 9.30am-12noon, on Wednesday, 4 June as part of Humber Business Week. ProVERB’s aim is to champion the work of micro-businesses and the event will provide an informal forum for people to network, share experiences and discuss economic issues. The council is a passionate advocate of small and mediums sized enterprises (SMEs), which are vital to the lifeblood of the East Riding economy, providing employment for thousands of people and bringing millions of pounds into the area. Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “There are more than 12,500 businesses operating in the East Riding, with 87 per cent of these (11,125) classified as micro-firms, with 0-10 employees, and a further 9.5 per cent (1,208) indentified as small firms of between 11-49 employees. “By helping to establish a voluntary organisation like ProVERB and by hosting events with highly-knowledgeable guest speakers, such as David, the council is providing practical advice and support for small businesses which is vital in helping them flourish and […]

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Driffield High Street Dot Com

The Driffield Town Team is inviting local businesses, and particularly high street traders, to share ideas about going online at a meeting being held on Tuesday, 13 May, at 5.30pm, at Hotel 41, who has kindly sponsored the event by offering use of the venue. The idea is being developed by the Driffield Town Team, as part of the Driffield Renaissance Partnership, whose members visited businesses on Saturday afternoon to deliver flyers, in person, to invite businesses to come along to find out more. The “driffieldhighstreet.com” idea aims to look at ways of helping local traders come together with an online presence, which may include selling online, but could also be about letting people know what a range of shops are available in their own town, offering promotions and special offers, and aiming to keep shopping local. There would also be opportunity for links to other websites, particularly where some of the local retailers are already trading on-line. Janet Whipps, chair of Driffield Town Team, said: “The response was mainly positive, so we are hoping people come along on the 13 May to find out more and bring their own ideas along too. This could be a very exciting project […]

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Oil Together For Big Heating Savings In The East Riding

The YORswitch Cheaper Heating Oil Together scheme across the East Riding is attracting new members all the time – and the savings are growing. The scheme sees East Riding of Yorkshire Council working in partnership with Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council (HWRCC) to deliver a bulk buying scheme for heating oil in communities across the area. New scheme member Carol Wells of Hayton says she saved nearly £100 on her first delivery alone since she joined Oil Together. Carol says: “This is a really good scheme, and I hope that more and more people will get to know about it and then sign up and save money.” Launched in December 2013, Cheaper Heating Oil Together is open to households, community buildings and businesses across the East Riding that use heating oil. Anyone interested can sign up to the scheme by completing a membership form, returning it by email or in the post, and then their local scheme co-ordinator will contact them each month to ask if they wish to place an order for oil. The annual membership fee for the scheme is £20 per household (£30 for a community building or £30 to £100 for a business dependent on […]

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Driffield: Road Traffic Collision On A614 – Road Closures

At 0728hrs today 22 April 2014 Humberside Police attended a road traffic collision on A614, Kirkburn, Driffield. The collision is believed to have involved two cars and a lorry. A woman was trapped in one of the vehicles and had to be freed by Humberside Fire and Rescue. The woman has been taken by helicopter to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment. Road closures are in place at the following locations: • Kirkburn Road with Main Street • A614 with B1248 • Gravelpit Lane with Southburn Road Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France, said: “The Team Presentation this year in Leeds will be a first for the Tour and we hope it will become a template for Team Presentations in the future. It shows how much passion there is for cycling in the UK and Yorkshire’s Grand Départ.” Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “When we were handed the honour of hosting the Grand Départ here in Yorkshire, we promised the ASO that we would put on the grandest of Grand Départs. This spectacular event at the arena is part of doing just that – and this offers fans the chance to not only witness a […]

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Get Your FREE Compost Over 5,000 Bags Available

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is giving out in excess of 5,000 bags of compost made from the garden waste and food waste residents place in their brown bins. You’ll find 10 compost giveaways throughout the East Riding in May. Residents will each be given two free 15 kg bags and council staff will place them into the cars. Those without cars will be able to take along a barrow. Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “The giveaways are the council’s way of recognising the dedication of residents to recycling and to composting their food waste and garden waste in the brown bins.” The giveaways will start at 4pm and end when all the bags have been given away on a first-come basis: 7 May, Hornsea Broadway car park 9 May, Lorry car park, Humber Bridge 8 May, South Holderness College, Preston 13 May, Market car park, Market Place, Market Weighton 14 May, Pavillion car park, Station Road, Withernsea 15 May, the old council depot, Beck View Road, Beverley 16 May, Brantingham Ionians rugby club, Brantingham Park, Elloughton 20 May, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe 21 May, Hilderthorpe coach park, Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington 22 May, the old […]

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Bake Off Final Hotting Up Ahead Of Saturday’s Final

Things will be hotting up in the kitchen this Saturday (19 April) with the finals of a Bake Off competition run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School at Southburn, with James Mackenzie, owner/ chef of the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton. Amateur chefs and bakers who have reached the finals will be creating tasty dishes featuring food leftovers, and the winners in two categories – 11 to 16 year olds and 17 and over – will win £100 of vouchers for the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass. Runners up will get stainless steel kitchen recycling bins, and third placed finalists will take home a signed Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie cookbook. To qualify for the competition, entrants had to be from the East Riding, and had to come up with recipes which were original and could be made from leftover food or windfallen fruit and surplus vegetables, and everyday store cupboard ingredients. The finalists will be cooking on Saturday at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and their meals will be judged by James Mackenzie. Cooking starts at 10.30 and the judging will be at 12 noon. The finalists are: Over 17 category : Mrs […]

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East Riding College apprentices win regional awards

Two East Riding College students have won regional apprentice awards from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Luke Burton, 18, from Dolly’s Autos of Driffield, won the leading first year apprentice award and James Paton, 20, from SHAWS motor engineers of Driffield, won the leading third year apprentice award in the IMI’s Hull and District Member Association Apprentice Awards. Luke won the award for his hard work and dedication to the course and his early completion of all his course work. He said: “I am very proud to have received this award and would like to thank my workplace and college tutor for their support with my Apprenticeship.” James won the award for completing his coursework within the first year of the two-year qualification and successfully going on to pass his MOT exam to become a tester. James said: “I’ve always enjoyed coming to college and have learnt a lot since starting the Apprenticeship. “The knowledge and experience I have gained from both my work colleagues and my tutor have enabled me to progress within the industry to where I am today.” Their tutor at the College, Glenn Jensen, said: “Luke and James are excellent apprentices who are a […]

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Time Is Running Out For Your Chance To Win Michelin Restaurant Vouchers

Time is running out to enter a cookery competition which is providing the winners vouchers to dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Bake Off contest is inviting amateur chefs and bakers to rustle up tasty recipes featuring food leftovers – but you need to be quick, the deadline for entries is Monday 31 March. The winners in two categories will each receive £100 of vouchers for the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, near Beverley. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has teamed up with James Mackenzie, owner/chef of the Pipe and Glass, and The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, at Southburn, near Driffield, to run the competition. Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The purpose of this competition is to highlight how easy it is to save money and waste less food by using up leftovers that might usually get thrown away. “If you feel passionately about reducing food waste and diverting food from landfill, and if you have a fabulous recipe using leftovers, then this competition is for you. We have some great prizes on offer … so get baking!” The competition has two categories – 11 […]

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Sampling Continues To Clamp Down On Dangerous Food

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the most active council in the UK with regards to clamping down on dangerous food and drink. The council completed the greatest number of samples, sending most of them to laboratories for microbiological examination, with 225 samples being sent to the Public Analyst. Most were found to be satisfactory but of the rest, one case led to the closure of a factory in the London area after it supplied sandwiches to a newsagents shop in the East Riding. A sandwich sampled by the council’s food safety team contained the pathogen listeria monocytogenes which can give rise to listeriosis, a potentially fatal condition that can cause stillbirths in pregnant women and severe illness in the elderly and young. The council passed the information to the London authority resulting in the factory being served with an Emergency Prohibition Notice to stop further production. There are about 3,700 food and drink outlets, such as bars, takeaways, restaurants, shops and stores across the East Riding, including 970 in the Bridlington and Driffield area, 1,022 in the Beverley area, 790 in South Holderness and 1,000 in the Goole, Pocklington and Market Weighton areas. Councillor Jackie Cracknell, portfolio holder for […]

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Free Computer Training – How To Use The Nhs Choices Website

Driffield Library is running free computer training in how to use the NHS Choices website.
During the course, participants will learn:
* how to look up conditions and symptoms online
* what they …

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Win £100 Voucher For Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Amateur chefs and bakers are being encouraged to waste no time in entering a food leftovers Bake Off cookery competition. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has teamed up with the county’s only Michelin-starred restaurant and a cookery school to challenge residents to come up with fantastic recipes using leftovers and everyday store cupboard ingredients. The winners of the competition will receive £100 vouchers for the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton. Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The purpose of this competition is to highlight how easy it is to save money and waste less food by using up leftovers that might usually get thrown away. “If you feel passionately about reducing food waste and diverting food from landfill, and if you have a fabulous recipe using leftovers, then this competition is for you. “We have some great prizes on offer … so get baking!” The competition has two categories – 11 to 16-year-olds and 17 years and over – and the final three from each category will have the opportunity to cook their recipes at The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School at Southburn, near Driffield, on Saturday […]

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Ferriby Draw At Home

North Ferriby United 2 V AFC Telford United 2 Skrill North Saturday 25 January 2014 North Ferriby United  V AFC Telford Utd – Attendance 558 Scorers: NFU: Ryan Kendall 17,18 AFC Telford: Simon Grand 3; Adam Farrell 32 A draw … Continue reading

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Smoke Alarm Alerts Parents To Children’s Bedroom Fire

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents of the need for keeping matches and lighters outside of children’s reach after attending a property fire in Driffield on 18 January, 2014. The emergency call was received at 10.28 and two engines from Driffield Fire Station were at the property by 10.36. Despite the fire having been extinguished prior to their arrival, a fire investigation officer assessed the scene and established that a lighter had been the cause of the fire in the children’s bedroom. Fire Investigation Officer Gary Chew said: “Thankfully no one was seriously injured as a result of this incident. Fortunately, the residents had a working smoke alarm, which alerted them to the danger, otherwise the end result might have been a great deal worse”. Gary went on to mention another common increased risk having established the cause of the fire: “Bedrooms can often be a fire hazard as wooden furniture, beds, cushions, soft toys, games and clothes are usually in a quite confined space, which, if ignited, could spread very quickly. We would urge parents to be aware of this potential fire risk and certainly to keep matches and lighters well out of children’s reach”. For more […]

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Sutton Double Puts Bridlington Town Through To Next Round

Bridlington Town welcomed Athersley Recreation on a damp and misty Wednesday night to the Neil Hudgell Solicitor Stadium for the Second Round of the NCEL League Cup. Town secured their first goal with Sutton shooting passed Athersley’s keeper within 17 … Continue reading

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East Riding Of Yorkshire Council At Driffield Show 2014

Site visitors to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council stand (K135) in the Driffield Display on 16 This summer will have the ability to enjoy an array of services, entertainment and activities for the family. The Health spa Bridlington will show entertainment during the day and site visitors will have the ability to relax inside a deck chair although watching a programme of song, dance, drama and wrestling. Anybody missing the ‘buzz’ following the Grand Depart from the Tour p France should be a part of British Cycling’s pedal powered velodrome challenge, or try their hands at rowing using the team from East Riding Leisure. In addition to crafts and arts, face painting and competitions, the council marquee will offer you free health inspections along with a baby feeding area. Reps from a variety of council services will give you information and fix waste and recycling, YORSwitch, fostering, road safety, emergency planning, and much more. You’ll also have a way for citizens to air their sights and record a vox pop using the council’s consultation team. Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities, stated :” Driffield Show is a superb chance for council staff to satisfy many […]

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Driffield School Wins National Recognition For Innovation In Sport

An East Riding special school without any sports facilities of its own has accomplished national acknowledgement for the high quality of sport it offers. Two of its students are also invited to become young sports ambassadors, to promote inclusive sport both locally and nationally. Kings Mill Special School in Driffield has been chosen by the Youth Sport Trust to promote sport at schools across the Humber region. It is one of only 50 schools across the UK to be appointed as a Project Ability Lead School for Innovation in Sport. Their role will be to promote inclusive sport across the country, with Kings Mill School responsible for the Humber region, as part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy. As a result of the appointment, representatives of the school have been invited to a reception at the House of Lords on 8 July, where they will meet Government ministers as part of the introduction to the Project Ability Conference on 9 July. The school was especially chosen for its innovative usage of resources and facilities within the local community and its achievements in competitions and developing young people’s abilities and skills in many different sports. Kings Mill School has also been awarded […]

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Open Farm Sunday : Join in the British Farming and Food celebrations!

Our farmers produce over fifty percent of all food consumed in Britain, from fresh foods like milk, cheese, meat, vegetables and fruits, to store cupboard staples such as breakfast cereals, flour, rapeseed oil and eggs. Add to that the vital work farmers do to manage the countryside, and shouldn’t we all be celebrating British food and farming? A great way to celebrate and support British farmers is to visit a farm on the 8th June 2014, when hundreds of farms across the country will be opening their gates for Open Farm Sunday. Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday is your chance to meet farmers and find out for yourself how your food is produced and what it takes to look after the countryside. Open Farm Sunday offers an informative and enjoyable day out for everyone, young and old alike. Each farm plans their own unique event and many will include a host of activities from nature walks and farm tours, to sheep shearing, machinery displays and even cookery demonstrations. You can search for participating farms near you and find out information on their event by visiting www.farmsunday.org. Join in the Open Farm Sunday conversation on Twitter […]

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