Health Trainers step it up for Driffield!

East Riding health trainers get set to showcase their new service to the people of Driffield. To celebrate the launch of a health trainer service at Alfred Bean Community Hospital, the team is going mobile. The health trainers aim to get closer to the community and will be on-hand in a purpose-built public health vehicle in the hospital carpark. This informal drop-in event will take place on 2 April, 2015 between 10am – 4pm. FREE NHS Health Checks (for those age between 40 and 74) will be available on the day and anyone over 16 who simply wants to talk health is encouraged to attend. The FREE NHS Health Check takes about 40 minutes and takes place in a relaxing, stress free environment with a friendly lifestyle advisor to talk you through every step. First, there will be a few simple questions and some straightforward health tests to check whether the person is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or type 2 diabetes. The health trainer will take them through a full health check including cholesterol and blood pressure testing. Once the check has been completed, a professional lifestyle advisor will talk through how people can make […]

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Yorkshire First select General Election candidate for East Yorkshire

Local businessman, Stewart Arnold, has been selected by new party Yorkshire First as a prospective parliamentary candidate. Stewart Arnold will stand for Yorkshire First in May’s General Election in the East Yorkshire seat which stretches from Bridlington to Stamford Bridge, taking in Pocklington, Driffield and Market Weighton. Founded in April last year, the party wants a stronger voice for Yorkshire with similar powers to Scotland. The party’s aim is for ‘home rule’ not independence. Stewart Arnold has lived in the East Riding (in Swanland) for the past 25 years. He helped found Yorkshire First and is the party’s Deputy Leader. He will be one of up to 20 Yorkshire First candidates standing across the county in the General Election and in the local elections which fall on the same day. Stewart said after his selection: “There is no reason why Yorkshire should not have first rate devolution like the Scots. After all Yorkshire has a slightly bigger population than them, but no unified voice. Too many decisions in this country are taken in Whitehall, stifling innovation and growth. We want that to change. “The Tour de France showed what we are capable of achieving in Yorkshire. It’s time to unleash […]

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Source Local Seafood – Net The Benefits

The final element of the ‘Enjoy Seafood from the East Yorkshire Coast’ project, funded by the Holderness Coast Fisheries Local Action Group, will take place on Monday, 23 March at the King’s Head in Nafferton, where informal demonstrations will show the benefits of using local seafood. The free networking event, which starts at 7pm, will attract a vast variety of people from hospitality and catering businesses to local seafood suppliers and traders, and will be hosted by Martyn Shaw from The Dining Room Restaurant in Driffield and the King’s Head in Nafferton. The event encourages pubs, restaurants and local seafood suppliers to congregate and discuss their products and services, whilst watching cooking demonstrations by The King’s Head owner and chef, Martyn Shaw. Martyn will explain how cooking local products can be cost-effective and that using locally sourced seafood helps the local economy. This event aims to help people source distinctive local seafood, help give businesses a competitive edge, and provide fantastic opportunities to showcase the individual’s business and products to a wide audience, whilst meeting new customers and contacts along the way. Martyn Shaw, said: “This event is designed to showcase local food and the benefits it can have to […]

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Council’s Cabinet Approves Local Transport Plan

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Cabinet has today approved a new local transport plan (LTP) outlining the strategic approach the authority will take to investing in the area’s transport infrastructure over next 14 years as well as outlining a number of schemes and projects that will be delivered over the next three years. The Government requires all transport authorities outside London to produce an LTP setting out transport strategies and policies for their area and explaining how funding will be invested to improve the local transport network. The council’s transport policy team has taken the opportunity to refresh the current third LTP and to prepare a revised strategy and implementation plan, which will be formally adopted on 1 April 2015. This new plan will be known simply as the Local Transport Plan. The new LTP includes a 14-year transport strategy for the East Riding which will cover the period from 2015 to 2029. It also includes a three-year implementation plan, which sets out a programme of schemes that will be constructed between 2015 and 2018. Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “The council has an excellent track record in securing funding and delivering transport […]

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Dignity Action Day : Show Your Support

Health and social care workers, as well as members of the public, are being encouraged to show their support for Dignity Action Day by promoting dignity in care in their places of work and communities. Dignity Action Day, which takes place on Sunday 1 February, gives everyone the chance to play their part in upholding people’s rights to dignity and respect whether they are receiving care in day centres, care homes, their own homes, or in hospital. This could include taking time to listen to someone who rarely gets the chance to express how they really feel, organising an activity that a vulnerable person can share and enjoy, or offering to do an older neighbour’s shopping if they struggle to get out. Over the course of next week day centres across the East Riding will be hosting a variety of events to promote dignity in care. On Tuesday 3 February Waterview Lodge, in Driffield will host a ‘coffee morning’ plus stalls between 1pm and 3pm; while Millers Day Centre, in Beverley will hold a coffee morning from 10am, both of which are open to the public. That same day service users at The Pastures Day centre, in Goole will be […]

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Council’s Global Entrepreneurship Week Event Receives ‘High Impact’ Status

A unique business networking event, which brought women in business from across the East Riding together during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), has received a High Impact Award from Youth Business International (YBI). Hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and members of the Bridlington and The Wolds Women in Business Group and Women in Enterprise and Business (WEB), the free event at The Bell Hotel in the heart of Driffield was well-attended and the positive feedback generated has been recognised with the GEW’s top accolade. The event provided opportunities for micro-businesses and small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to promote themselves, discuss the issues they face and share good practice. Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This accolade is most welcome and having attended the event myself I am delighted that this award helps emphasise just how successful the event was and the valuable contribution it made. “With over 12,500 micro-businesses and SMEs in the East Riding, the council is committed to offering practical support and advice to those with an entrepreneurial spirit so they can take the first steps in setting up their own business or grow. “The event was […]

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Hotting Up For The Christmas Bake-Off

This Saturday (13th December) sees the Christmas Bake-Off 2014 at The Wolds Cookery School at Highfield Farm, Southburn, near Driffield. Part of the ‘Let’s Waste Less Food’ campaign, the competition encourages budding chefs to create recipes using Christmas leftovers to highlight the amount of food waste produced during the festive season. Finalists in the two categories (11-16 and 17 and over) will have the chance to cook their recipes on Saturday, and their efforts will be judged by chef James Mackenzie from the Michelin-starred and Good Food Guide Pub of the Year 2014, The Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton. Prizes include £100 in vouchers for a meal for two at the Pipe and Glass Inn; signed copies of James Mackenzie’s cookbook, ‘On the Menu’’, a designer kitchen caddy and insulated lunch bag; and recycling goody bags, including local produce. The winning entries and finalists’ recipes will be made into recipe cards to share with East Riding residents. Councillor Symon Fraser,said: “I am really looking forward to this year’s Bake-Off. We are hoping that people will want to share their ideas with others as to how to make the best of leftover food and family recipes, which are passed […]

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Tributes To Long-serving Foster Carers

Some of the East Riding’s longest-serving foster carers were honoured at a special event attended by 94 guests. East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s fostering service held its first autumn ball for foster carers at Beverley Racecourse. The event included a celebration of two couples who have cared for more than 200 children in many years of fostering. Janet and Nick Dixon, who live near Driffield, have been fostering for more than 40 years. Janet has fostered since 1973 and Nick began fostering in 1981 when they married. Janet, and later Nick, have cared for at least 114 children in that time. Helen and Paul Rawdon, from Beverley, have fostered since 1989. They have cared for at least 27 young people on short and long-term placements, and around 100 respite and emergency placements. The two couples were each presented with vouchers, a glass vase and a certificate in recognition of their long careers as foster carers. Although life is hectic, Janet said being a foster carer is very worthwhile. “There are lots of rewards to being a foster carer, and lots of hard work as well, so it was really nice to receive an award,” she said. Helen said: “We have […]

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New Artificial Pitch To Be Launched At Driffield Leisure Centre

A new artificial pitch at Driffield Leisure Centre in Bridlington Road will be officially launched this Saturday (15 November) by Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing an…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Supporting Women In Business

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 (17-23 November), East Riding of Yorkshire Council is hosting a unique business networking event to bring together women in business from across the East Riding. Members of Bridlington and The Wolds Women in Business Group are joining forces with Women in Enterprise and Business (WEB) to hold the free event at The Bell Hotel in the heart of Driffield. The event will start at 6.30pm, with registration at 6.15pm, and include ‘open networking’ followed by the opportunity to ‘slow network’ were attendees can talk to businesses in one go without the frenzy of speed networking by moving around and talking in small groups so everyone gets a chance to promote their business, discuss the issues they face and to share good practice. The idea of the event is to develop networking opportunities for women across the county. Councillor Jane Evison, at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “With over 12,500 small and micro-businesses in the East Riding, the council is committed to offering support to help grow enterprise and ambition in the area. “This event will provide advice to those with an entrepreneurial spirit so they can seek more information and take the […]

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Ofsted Celebrations For Driffield Ce Infant School

Staff, parents and pupils at Driffield CE Infant School are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors ruled that it is a ‘good’ school. Their latest report has found that the school is good in all key areas, building on the success of a previous inspection which also described it as good. Pupils are said to achieve well and make good progress in reading, writing and maths. The children get off to a good start to their education in the early years because of the wide range of good-quality opportunities provided to develop their knowledge and skills. The quality of teaching is good, helping pupils to learn well, and disadvantaged pupils are well supported. The report says pupils are polite, courteous, well-mannered and keen to learn, and the school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. It adds: “School leaders, including the well-informed governors, have a good understanding of how good the performance of the school is, and the areas where it can do better. They have worked together very closely and successfully to improve teaching and achievement since the previous inspection, and the school continues to improve.” Headteacher Sue Thackray is delighted with the report, and very proud of the […]

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More plaudits for pacesetting Williamsons Solicitors

Chambers UK law guide has ranked Williamsons Solicitors as Hull and East Yorkshire’s top firm for criminal law.
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Council Supports Unprecedented Number Of Business Start-ups In September

September has been a record month for East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Business Services Team that has worked with clients across the area, using start-up development workshops and one-to-one support from enterprise coaches, to reach a massive 25 new start-up business created. The high number is unusual and is the result of weeks/months of hard work on the part of the business starters and the enterprise coaches who have coincidentally culminated in a sudden surge in numbers. 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. These are the lifeblood of our local economy. Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council often sees ten new businesses start in a month but this September has been exceptional and was maybe due to the end of the summer holidays and the beginning of the autumn return to activity, significant in the rural/tourism economy. “As the local authority, it is our ambition to support creation and growth in business and […]

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Book Your Place On A Free Broadband East Riding Workshop

The Broadband East Riding Business Support Programme is encouraging local business growth by helping businesses to learn about, and exploit, the opportunities that digital technologies and high-speed broadband can offer. Each programme provides a range of workshops, which have been designed to help businesses get the most out of being connected.Support also includes the expertise of a dedicated business adviser providing one-to-one guidance and advice. Businesses that are registered with the project can also receive bespoke business advice in the form of Search Engine Optimisation Audits or IT Diagnostic Reviews, both of which provide a report and action plan to take forward. Councillor Jane Evison, said: “Having access to the Internet is an important aspect of modern life with many of us using it daily to keep in contact with family and friends or commercially, with many businesses requiring a secure, reliable and faster connection in order to compete and trade. “The Broadband East Riding business support scheme will help eligible businesses get the most out of modern technology and embrace the opportunities presented by high-speed broadband.” The workshops being provided this autumn focus on social media, search engine optimisation and cloud computing and will be delivered in Beverley, Driffield, Bridlington, […]

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Bishop Of Hull Performs Consecration Ceremony At Anlaby Cemetery

Religious leaders and civic dignitaries have attended the consecration of two new burial compartments at Anlaby Cemetery in a ceremony that’s a rarity for the East Riding. The ceremony was conducted by the Bishop of Hull, the Right Reverend Richard Frith, with what was one of his last official engagements in the East Riding before he is appointed as the 105th Bishop of Hereford later next month. The consecration takes the burial capacity of Anlaby Cemetery to 80 years, putting it ahead of all other council-run cemeteries in the East Riding in terms of future capacity, including Driffield which has a burial capacity of 60 years and Cottingham which stands at 50 years. In addition to East Riding of Yorkshire Councillors and parish councillors, clergy and notaries from the Church of England and other religious denominations were attending. The invitation was also extended to local funeral directors and stonemasons. Councillor Chris Matthews, said: “A consecration ceremony is not something that happens very often in the council’s cemeteries so this was truly a rare and distinguished occasion. We were honoured to have had the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Rev Richard Frith, to conduct the ceremony and I would like to […]

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Free Health Checks Rolled Out Across East Riding

Free NHS health checks offered to people aged between 40 and 74 years are now available across the whole of the East Riding. The five-yearly checks are available from providers across the region, including some GP practices, pharmacies, East Riding of Yorkshire Council leisure centres and by the health trainers. The checks will assess a person’s risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia. By taking early action, steps can be taken to improve health and help to prevent the onset of these conditions. As this service aims to identify people at risk of developing cardiovascular conditions, anyone who is already being treated by a health care professional for any of the conditions listed or has been prescribed medication for these conditions, such as statins, does not need to be re-assessed and is therefore not eligible for the service. Checks take 20 to 30 minutes and are based on straightforward questions and measurements, such as age, gender, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure cholesterol levels. After the check is completed, the results will be discussed and advice will be offered, such as how to get help […]

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£6.3million Scheme At Kings Mill School In Driffield

A £6.3million scheme to re-build Kings Mill School at Driffield has got underway. The major re-development project will be carried out in two phases, enabling the special school to remain open throughout. Some pupils will be transferred temporarily into accommodation at other nearby schools while the work is underway. Temporary accommodation has been created at the former Gembling Primary School, and additional classroom space is already available at Driffield School for older pupils. The first phase of construction work on the Kings Mill site will see the creation of a two-storey building which houses classrooms, dining facilities, hall and a hydrotherapy pool. This phase, which is on an adjacent former factory site, also includes the remodelling of the former infants’ building to create circulation and administration areas. The work will be carried out by Interserve Construction Ltd, under the council’s YORbuild Framework agreement. It is due to be completed next summer. The second phase will see the demolition of the existing classroom building and its replacement with a new single-storey classroom block. This work is due to be completed in summer 2016. The school’s residential block will remain unaltered and in use throughout the redevelopment. The pupils at Kings Mill […]

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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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Health Trainers step it up for Driffield!

East Riding health trainers get set to showcase their new service to the people of Driffield. To celebrate the launch of a health trainer service at Alfred Bean Community Hospital, the team is going mobile. The health trainers aim to get closer to the community and will be on-hand in a purpose-built public health vehicle in the hospital carpark. This informal drop-in event will take place on 2 April, 2015 between 10am – 4pm. FREE NHS Health Checks (for those age between 40 and 74) will be available on the day and anyone over 16 who simply wants to talk health is encouraged to attend. The FREE NHS Health Check takes about 40 minutes and takes place in a relaxing, stress free environment with a friendly lifestyle advisor to talk you through every step. First, there will be a few simple questions and some straightforward health tests to check whether the person is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or type 2 diabetes. The health trainer will take them through a full health check including cholesterol and blood pressure testing. Once the check has been completed, a professional lifestyle advisor will talk through how people can make […]

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Yorkshire First select General Election candidate for East Yorkshire

Local businessman, Stewart Arnold, has been selected by new party Yorkshire First as a prospective parliamentary candidate. Stewart Arnold will stand for Yorkshire First in May’s General Election in the East Yorkshire seat which stretches from Bridlington to Stamford Bridge, taking in Pocklington, Driffield and Market Weighton. Founded in April last year, the party wants a stronger voice for Yorkshire with similar powers to Scotland. The party’s aim is for ‘home rule’ not independence. Stewart Arnold has lived in the East Riding (in Swanland) for the past 25 years. He helped found Yorkshire First and is the party’s Deputy Leader. He will be one of up to 20 Yorkshire First candidates standing across the county in the General Election and in the local elections which fall on the same day. Stewart said after his selection: “There is no reason why Yorkshire should not have first rate devolution like the Scots. After all Yorkshire has a slightly bigger population than them, but no unified voice. Too many decisions in this country are taken in Whitehall, stifling innovation and growth. We want that to change. “The Tour de France showed what we are capable of achieving in Yorkshire. It’s time to unleash […]

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Source Local Seafood – Net The Benefits

The final element of the ‘Enjoy Seafood from the East Yorkshire Coast’ project, funded by the Holderness Coast Fisheries Local Action Group, will take place on Monday, 23 March at the King’s Head in Nafferton, where informal demonstrations will show the benefits of using local seafood. The free networking event, which starts at 7pm, will attract a vast variety of people from hospitality and catering businesses to local seafood suppliers and traders, and will be hosted by Martyn Shaw from The Dining Room Restaurant in Driffield and the King’s Head in Nafferton. The event encourages pubs, restaurants and local seafood suppliers to congregate and discuss their products and services, whilst watching cooking demonstrations by The King’s Head owner and chef, Martyn Shaw. Martyn will explain how cooking local products can be cost-effective and that using locally sourced seafood helps the local economy. This event aims to help people source distinctive local seafood, help give businesses a competitive edge, and provide fantastic opportunities to showcase the individual’s business and products to a wide audience, whilst meeting new customers and contacts along the way. Martyn Shaw, said: “This event is designed to showcase local food and the benefits it can have to […]

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