Financial Support for residents

FIND OUT ABOUT FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS

ERYC are here to HELP.

The past 19 months has been a very unsettling time for many residents, with some people
losing their job, furlough support ending and the temporary £20 uplift of universal credit and
tax credits ending. As the winter months are upon us, ERYC want to tell you about help available to residents, which could ease some financial pressures many will be under with the rise in
energy bills.

Please click on the link below for more information.

Please note the deadline for applications is 24th December 2021

Newport Parish Council Meeting

Please note that the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 14th December 2021 will now take place at Newport Village Hall in the small hall to the rear of the building starting at 7pm.

All attendees are requested to wear a face mask.

Newport Primary School – Published Admission Number (PAN)

School admission arrangements for the 2023-24 school year

The demographics of Newport have changed over recent years where the population in the village has without doubt got a lot younger in general and more families have moved in to the affordable good sized small and larger family homes. In comparison the housing in Newport is slightly more affordable than other villages in the local area, the reputation of the school and the local amenities in the area means that it is now a desired area, with quite a fast turn over of properties when one comes up for sale or rent. Before and after school provision that is offered by the school also makes it more viable and sought after for our working parents and as the costs are reasonable it means that it is accessible for most families.

One of the reasons the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are addressing the need for more facilities for the younger population of the village is due to the increased demand. The pre-school is in demand and local nurseries like Nurture naturally also have good numbers. Historically, we have lost Newport children to other schools due to their reputations, but this has certainly changed in the last 5 years. 

As a community school, the admission authority for Newport Primary School is East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  Each year admission authorities review the admission arrangements for their schools, and then formally set – or ‘determine’ – these arrangements.  Admission arrangements include the number of places made available for Reception – called the published admission number – as well as how preferences for places will be considered if there are more preferences than places available – called the oversubscription criteria.  Together these details are sometimes known as the ‘admissions policy’. 

If an admission authority wants to make any changes to their admission arrangements, the admission authority must consult on any proposed changes to those arrangements before determining the arrangements.  Even where changes are not proposed, a consultation must take place at least every seven years.

As some changes are proposed this year, between Tuesday 2 November and Tuesday 14 December, the Council is consulting on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for the 2023-24 school year.  All these draft arrangements are available online at:

https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/schools-and-school-places/school-admissions-and-catchment-finder/school-admission-arrangements-for-2023-24/

Whilst the vast majority of the admission arrangements for 2023-24 are procedurally identical to those for previous years, five schools, including Newport Primary School, have requested a change to their admission number for the start of the 2023-24 school year.

The change proposed at Newport Primary School is to increase the admission number from 20 to 25.  If approved, this change would not come into force for the year group starting in September 2022, but only from September 2023.

During this period the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are interested in the views of any residents, schools, parents/carers or other interested parties, and would ask that all views be expressed via the online survey accessible from the page link above and also at:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/School_Admissions_Arrangements_2023-2024/

Newport Primary School

School admission arrangements for the 2023-24 school year

The demographics of Newport have changed over recent years where the population in the village has without doubt got a lot younger in general and more families have moved in to the affordable good sized small and larger family homes. In comparison the housing in Newport is slightly more affordable than other villages in the local area, the reputation of the school and the local amenities in the area means that it is now a desired area, with quite a fast turn over of properties when one comes up for sale or rent. Before and after school provision that is offered by the school also makes it more viable and sought after for our working parents and as the costs are reasonable it means that it is accessible for most families.

One of the reasons the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are addressing the need for more facilities for the younger population of the village is due to the increased demand. The pre-school is in demand and local nurseries like Nurture naturally also have good numbers. Historically, we have lost Newport children to other schools due to their reputations, but this has certainly changed in the last 5 years. 

As a community school, the admission authority for Newport Primary School is East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  Each year admission authorities review the admission arrangements for their schools, and then formally set – or ‘determine’ – these arrangements.  Admission arrangements include the number of places made available for Reception – called the published admission number – as well as how preferences for places will be considered if there are more preferences than places available – called the oversubscription criteria.  Together these details are sometimes known as the ‘admissions policy’. 

If an admission authority wants to make any changes to their admission arrangements, the admission authority must consult on any proposed changes to those arrangements before determining the arrangements.  Even where changes are not proposed, a consultation must take place at least every seven years.

As some changes are proposed this year, between Tuesday 2 November and Tuesday 14 December, the Council is consulting on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for the 2023-24 school year.  All these draft arrangements are available online at:

https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/schools-and-school-places/school-admissions-and-catchment-finder/school-admission-arrangements-for-2023-24/

Whilst the vast majority of the admission arrangements for 2023-24 are procedurally identical to those for previous years, five schools, including Newport Primary School, have requested a change to their admission number for the start of the 2023-24 school year.

The change proposed at Newport Primary School is to increase the admission number from 20 to 25.  If approved, this change would not come into force for the year group starting in September 2022, but only from September 2023.

During this period the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are interested in the views of any residents, schools, parents/carers or other interested parties, and would ask that all views be expressed via the online survey accessible from the page link above and also at:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/School_Admissions_Arrangements_2023-2024/

Financial Support for residents

FIND OUT ABOUT FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS

ERYC are here to HELP.

The past 19 months has been a very unsettling time for many residents, with some people
losing their job, furlough support ending and the temporary £20 uplift of universal credit and
tax credits ending. As the winter months are upon us, ERYC want to tell you about help available to residents, which could ease some financial pressures many will be under with the rise in
energy bills.

Please click on the link below for more information.

Please note the deadline for applications is 24th December 2021

Market Weighton Canal Trail secures National Lottery Support.

Market Weighton Town Council has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant of £44,500 towards the Market Weighton Canal Trail Project aimed at creating and enhancing the public right of way from Market Weighton Town centre to Weighton Lock on the Humber estuary. 

The Canal Trail project provides a North South link to the Trans-Pennine Trail and the Wolds Way and will highlight and inform walkers about the heritage and history of the land it passes through, whilst providing a post Covid healthy walking route in open countryside under big skies. All of which has been made possible through the support of National Lottery players.

The Project Steering Group comprises Town and Parish Councils along the route of the former canal, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Holme Heritage and Weighton Walkers are Welcome. Gateways to the trail will be located at Market Weighton, Newport and the Humber Lock at Broomfleet.  Funding for the project has also been provided by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Commuted Sums, Sancton Windfarm Fund, the Trans-Pennine Trail and local business sponsorship.

The route between Market Weighton and the Humber encompasses iron age settlements, eighteenth century canal locks and a range of wildlife including kingfishers, swans and herons. Gathering both physical and oral history from local communities and recording the flora and fauna along the route will be important parts of the project.

Organisers plan to involve local schools in the project, produce printed and online media material as well as interpretive boards and information signs along the route of the canal. The Environment Agency and the Ouse and Humber Drainage Board support the project that will help inform the public about the important role that the Canal still plays in flood risk management.

As the project progresses there will be opportunities for volunteers to lead walks and activities and help with organising the project. If you are interested in getting involved then please contact the project manager, Dr. Gordon Shields on 07808 141743 or email consult@amtltd.com