East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Government asked to step in over coastal erosion fears

The government is being asked to provide more money to help people in East Yorkshire at risk of losing their homes to coastal erosion.

Hornsea Road going over the edge of Skipsea Cliff
Geograph/Martin Dawes

Councillors from East Riding of Yorkshire Council are to write to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to ask for help to support those affected.

Under current government guidance places like Skipsea can be left to naturally erode and, as a result, no Whitehall funding has been provided for sea defences.

However, councillors say it would be "unsustainable and inappropriate" for it to maintain defences for all 53 miles of coastline it is responsible for and has appealed for help.

Conservative councillor Jane Evison said she hoped the letter would "raise awareness about the devastating situation of coastal erosion, the effect it has on people, on their lives, the people who live on our Holderness coastline, and the cost to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council of managing those coastal changes".

Defra says local authorities take the lead in managing coastal erosion and it can’t comment on any letter until it has been received.

General election 2019: The national picture

We've been focusing on the local picture so far, but here's a quick look at what's been happening nationally.

A polling station in Sheffield
PA Media

A short time ago:

  • Exit polls suggest the Conservatives will win an overall majority of 86
  • 11 seats have been declared so far - nine Labour and two Conservative

Council to rule on caravan park expansion plans

Planners are being asked to decide whether a caravan site on Flamborough Head can be allowed to double in size.

Lighthouse Holiday Park
JThomas/Geograph

The owners of the Lighthouse Holiday Park want to increase the capacity of their site from 278 caravans to almost 600.

They're promising to create a new nature reserve and public paths on the headland, but there have been almost 400 objections.

Flamborough Parish Council says the character of Flamborough Head is being ruined because of the sheer quantity of caravans there.

The application, which is recommended for refusal, is due to go before the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's planning committee later today.

Battery warning after bin lorry fire in Bridlington

People in East Yorkshire are being urged not to put batteries or power banks in bins after a fire in a bin lorry in Bridlington.

Operatives and a bin lorry
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

The lorry's crew saw black smoke billowing out of their vehicle last month and found it was caused by a power bank - a battery used to charge other devices.

The occupants of a passing bin-washing van were able to help put the fire out.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's now asking people to make sure they dispose of batteries properly at household waste recycling sites or supermarket recycling points.

Troubled Yorkshire tourism agency appoints new boss

A new chairman has been appointed to head Yorkshire's troubled tourism agency.

Peter Box
BBC

The leader of Wakefield Council Peter Box (pictured) will take over at Welcome to Yorkshire after local authorities agreed to inject £1m to keep the the organisation going.

Its former chief executive, Sir Gary Verity, resigned in March on health grounds, but later faced complaints about his behaviour and expenses.

Mr Box said he intended to make the agency "open and transparent".

"I'm going to try and make a difference," he said.

Free parking for East Yorkshire's Christmas shoppers

Weekend parking in the run-up to Christmas is to remain free in East Yorkshire as the county council looks to get more people shopping locally.

A car park in Beverley
Google

Council-run car parks in East Yorkshire have been free for the four weekends up to Christmas Day for the past 11 years.

Now, senior councillors have approved keeping it that way for the next three years.

Signs will help motorists know which car parks are offering the no-charge parking.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running on time.

However;

  • the 08:52 service from Leeds to Newcastle has been cancelled
  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle is running about 13 minutes late
  • the 09:06 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled
  • the 09:18 service from York to Newcastle has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below: