Financial Support for 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.

East Riding residents encouraged to consult on council communication

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently undertaking a consultation tounderstand how East Riding customers, residents and businesses contact it andhow easy they have found it to do so.
The consultation runs until Friday, 15 October 2021 and will provide customersthe opportunity to outline their needs and experiences in contacting the council,whether this has been face-to-face, by telephone or online.
The questions are structured around how confident people are going online, andfor what purpose, to provide an understanding of their appetite for engaging withthe council digitally.

The consultation questionnaire is available on the council’s website andcustomers can also request a paper copy, which they can pick up from one of thecouncil’s customer service centres or libraries throughout the region.
Paper copies of it can also be requested by calling (01482) 393939.
To access the consultation online, please visit
In addition, approximately 9,000 postcards have been sent to households in areaswhere there is known to be a low percentage of superfast broadband access, aswell as low rates of digital responses to the recent census and other onlinesurveys.
The postcards include an invitation to complete the survey online or to request apaper copy to be sent.
Contact Information
Michael Cornin
Public Relations (PR) Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA
(01482) 391435

Community Collection Point for Lateral Flow Tests

St Stephens Church will be open Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm as a community collection point for LFT’s (Lateral Flow Tests) for more information please visit the Church or contact:
Revd Lyn Kenny M.A.
Vicar of Blacktoft, Laxton & Newport with Gilberdyke
Phone : 01430 266042
Mobile : 07545471474

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

COVID-19 Local Support Grant

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COVID-19 Local Support Grant

Local COVID-19 Support Grant

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a discretionary grant scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials.

The grant aims to give vulnerable households peace of mind as COVID-19 restrictions are eased by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials.

The COVID-19 Local Support Grant is funded from one-off Central Government funding by the Department for Work and Pensions, announced on 20 June, which enables local authorities to provide financial support to those most in need this year. The council has committed funding from this scheme to provide food vouchers to households with children that are eligible for free school meals.

To help ensure fairness of applications and access to the grant for those who need it, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will implement the COVID-19 Local Support Grant as a discretionary scheme until the one-off funding has been fully utilised.

The scheme runs from until 30 September this year. Applications will close on Sunday, 5 September, to allow funds to be fully distributed.

The discretionary funding available will not be sufficient to provide support to all residents, therefore the council will target and prioritise support for the following:

  • to support households who have made a new claim and are in receipt of Universal Credit from 17 April 2021
  • to support households who have made a new claim and are in receipt of Council Tax Support from 17 April 2021
  • to support households whose income has been impacted by COVID-19, such as loss of job/reduced hours/furloughed AND have had a reduction in income AND have capital of less than £2,000 AND be responsible for rent/mortgage payments and utility bills
  • to support individuals who have a social care package and have seen an increase in their household food and fuel since 23 March 2020
  • to support individuals who are care leavers who are receiving support from the council’s pathways team and have had an increase in food and/or fuel since 23 March 2020.
More information and how to apply

Where residents may not be eligible for this grant, the council has a benefit eligibility checker, this can be used to see if you are entitled to other forms of financial support.

Check my benefit eligibility

The council also has an emergency assistance scheme available to residents who have had an interruption to their income and where they require support to remain in the community.

Emergency assistance scheme

St Stephens Closed Churchyard

Following a recent BRAMM inspection, urgent remedial safety work on the headstones at Newport (closed) Churchyard is due to commence on Tuesday 27th July and is estimated to be completed by Friday 13th August 2021 (weather permitting).

There is considerable work for the stonemasons to ensure compliance with BS8415.  A total of 60 headstones have been identified by the inspector as requiring attention. Some of these had been laid flat during the inspection due to safety concerns. The work on the headstones which have been temporarily laid flat will be prioritised.

Newport Parish Council sincerely apologise for any distress that this work may cause, and would seek to re-assure everyone that this is only a temporary measure until the headstones are made safe.

As a Council we would like to assure you that we take our responsibilities very seriously and would not be taking this course of action unless it was absolutely necessary.

Reporting of maintenance of the roads in Newport

Reporting of maintenance of the roads in Newport
East Riding of Yorkshire Council have requested that any concerns with regards to the roads should be reported directly via the link below. This will ensure that the issue is reported to the correct department, investigated fully and work planned / completed.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council will record the details of individual complaints.
ERYC can also be contacted via Telephone. Call 01482 393939 and ask for Road and Footpath maintenance.

East Riding Local Plan Draft Local Plan Update 2021

What is the Local Plan?
The East Riding Local Plan sets out the scale, location and infrastucture requirements of new development for
uses such as housing, employment and open space over the next 15 years.

The Local Plan sets out planning policies for the area and is a key driver in determining planning applications
and development opportunities in the East Riding. The current Local Plan was adopted in 2016.

What is this consultation?
This is a consultation on an update to the adopted East Riding Local Plan, not an entirely new plan.
Therefore a number of policies and site allocations remain largely unchanged.

This is the second stage of the Local Plan Update following the Options consultation and
‘call for sites’ that took place in 2018. This consultation considers the first full draft of a new
East Riding Local Plan. The three consultation documents are:

Draft Strategy Document Update (2021);
Draft Allocations Document Update (2021); and
Draft Policies Map Update (2021);

These consultation documents are available to view on the Draft Local Plan Update consultation
A number of other documents have been published alongside these documents including a
Sustainability Appraisal incorporating site assessments, along with background papers and studies
that form part of the Plan’s evidence base.

Newport Parish Council looks to return to physical meetings

As the Country approaches Step 3 of the Governments 4 step plan, Newport Parish Council is looking at the options for running the June meeting back in the format of a physical meeting and is reviewing the options and requirements to run this meeting in a safe environment.
Further details of the date and location will be posted on this website.


Canal Side West, Newport

Notice is hereby given that The East Riding of Yorkshire Council intends not less than seven days from the
date of this notice to make an Order, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along
Canal Side West, Newport during the following period:

Monday 17th May 2021 until Monday 7th June 2021

The road closure is necessary to enable the installation of wooden piles to stabilise the river bank
and the works will be carried out in a manner consistent with ensuring the safety of the public.
The Order is valid for 18 months, but it is anticipated that the works will be completed within 22

The alternative route for traffic affected by the road closure will be via: N/A

The diversion route will be signed at the time of closure. The road will be closed to all traffic but access will be
maintained for emergency vehicles.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Council on 01482 393939 and asking for Highways
Customer Care.