Flood warning no longer in force

River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment

Last time in force: 5:07pm Monday 18 January 2021

Levels at Welham bridge have now dropped below levels of concern, however, there may still be standing water so be aware and avoid low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely as further rainfall is forecast overnight and a heavier band of rain through Wednesday and Thursday, which is expected to result in this alert being re-issued later this week.

This information was last updated at 5:07pm Monday 18 January 2021

Flood alert – River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment

Flooding is possible – be prepared

The flood alert for the River Foulness is now in force. The river level has risen due to recent persistent rainfall. The river level at Welham bridge is continuing to rise and is expected to stay high for several days. We are monitoring the situation closely, and will update this message again on Thursday evening, 14/01/2021, or as the situation changes.

https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/122WAF974

This information was last updated at 12:58pm Thursday 14 January 2021

The New Fast X5 Bus Service to/from Hull

The brand new fast coach service will run between Goole, Howden, Gilberdyke, Newport, Elloughton, Brough, Hull Royal Infirmary and Hull.

  • Limited stop, so you get to your destination quicker.
  • Coach travel, air conditioning and leather seats for a more comfortable journey.
  • WiFi and plug sockets, so you can make the most of your time.
  • Wheelchair lift for easy access.
  • Bring your bike along for free!  The driver will secure it in the luggage space for you.

See the EastRider Service X5 Monday-Friday and Saturday timetables.

https://www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk/new-fast-service-x5?fbclid=IwAR2GcTqczZY7V3EMRg2Gs3aqjjMGlfU1N5VpHRvIgfuLD6WGmlD2DdI6VBM

Dog Fouling

There has been an increase in dog fouling in the village. Please keep the village clean and tidy for all by cleaning up after your dog and either take home or use the dog bags and bins provided within the village.

Thank you.

COVID-19 Tier Announcement 30th December

Residents of the East Riding are being urged to continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidance with the news that the area will remain in Tier 3 (Very High).

The Government has today (30th December) announced that the East Riding, along with the Humber area, will remain in Tier 3.

Ministers have made decisions on which areas are in which tiers based on factors such as how quickly infection rates are rising or falling, the ratio of positive tests and the current and projected pressure on the NHS.

Some of the key aspects of Tier 3 restrictions are:

  • No mixing of different households indoors or outdoors, including hospitality venues and private gardens
  • The rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces such as parks
  • Pubs and restaurants closed, except for take-away and delivery services
  • Indoor entertainment venues closed
  • Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training
  • Guidance against travelling in and out of Tier 3 areas
  • Personal care, such as hairdressing, is allowed

The Government has said it will review tier allocations on the 27th January 2021.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council launches Winter Grant Scheme

A discretionary grant scheme to help households struggling in the run up to Christmas has been launched.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched the scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy (such as heating, cooking and lighting), water bills (including sewerage) and other essentials (such as sanitary products), warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, and purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers and ovens.

The Winter Grant Scheme is funded from one-off central Government funding announced on 10 November 2020 called the Winter Support Grant, which enables local authorities to provide financial support to those most in need this year.

To help ensure fairness of applications and access to the grant across the winter for those who need it, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will implement the Winter Grant Scheme as a discretionary scheme across multiple time periods until the one-off funding has been fully utilised.

Period one of the scheme will cover the period 1 November to 31 December 2020. Applications for period one will need to be received by Sunday, 20 December.

It is expected that the discretionary funding available will not be sufficient to provide support to all residents, therefore period one will target and prioritise support for the following:

  • to support households with children, where the applicant meets the criteria to entitle a child to free school meals
  • to support households who have claimed universal credit since 23 March and income is less than £16,000 annually
  • 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 where their annual income is less than £13,600 annually.

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This year has been extremely challenging for some of our residents and I am heartened that we have the Winter Grant Scheme available to support those in need.

“Knowing that this grant will make the difference of keeping children warm and well fed over Christmas, or offering those residents struggling to cope financially the peace of mind that they can manage a difficult winter, is an indicator that East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to do all it can to support those in need at the end of an unprecedented year.”

For more information, criteria for the grants and how to apply, go to https://covid19.eastriding.gov.uk/support/

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 http://www.budget.entitledto.co.uk/eastriding/budgets/

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.

For more information, criteria of the grants and how to apply, go to https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/emergency-assistance/

Contact Information

Rachel Palmer
Strategic Marketing Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
(01482) 391470
rachel.palmer@eastriding.gov.uk