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Meet the Council - Help for Your Bridlington Business

Businesses can access more help from East Riding of Yorkshire Council services and are invited to meet the teams who work with local companies and small businesses in Bridlington and the surrounding area at Bridlington Business Centre on Friday, 2 May, from 8-11am, with light refreshments available.


Council officers from planning, licensing, housing, environmental services, business rates, food services, business advice, procurement and waste management will be on hand to showcase what they can do for businesses and there is also an opportunity to see facilities offered at the business centre, including conference room hire and managed workspace for rent.


Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities, said: “The council takes its role as a driver of economic growth in the East Riding very seriously and is keen to do all it can to support local businesses and encourage them to prosper.


“By organising this informal event at Bridlington Business Centre, the council aims to provide an opportunity for local businesses to access practical advice and guidance on what the various services delivered by the authority can do to help them. This is also an opportunity for the council to meet local businesses and get a better understanding of what their needs are.


“A robust local economy is essential for the East Riding and benefits residents by providing employment and training opportunities.”


For further information about the event, contact Bridlington Business Centre on (01262) 401399 or email

All aboard the Bridlington Land Train

Rated on Trip Advisor as one of Bridlington’s top attractions, the Land Trains are running again.

The popular service runs from Sewerby Hall and Gardens, taking in the picturesque views of the cliff tops, promenades and beaches stopping at Bondville Model Village, Limekiln Lane on its way to the Town Centre opposite the new leisure development. The service runs daily, every 30 minutes.

Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for Civic Wellbeing and Culture said "The Land Trains are a fun, popular way of travelling between Bridlington and Sewerby and a great attraction in particular for visitors. I hope their re-opening marks the start of a really successful summer season for Bridlington and Sewerby."

Tickets costs start from as little as £1.50 per person/station, Children under three go free. There is also a discount when purchasing combined admission to Sewerby Hall and Gardens along with a return ticket on the Land Train between Sewerby and Bridlington Town Centre.

Prices start from £6 per adult and £4.80 per child throughout Easter to July 2014.
The trains will be running subject to weather conditions, so it may be advisable to call the Foreshores Office on (01262) 678255 to check availability.

For further details please contact the Foreshores Office on Princess Mary Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG. Alternatively you can telephone on (01262) 678255, send an email to or visit

Council Gives Away Compost

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is giving away more than 5,000 bags of compost made from the garden waste and food waste residents put in their brown bins.

There are 10 compost giveaways across the East Riding in May. Residents will each be given two free 15 kg bags and council staff will put them into the cars. Those without cars will be able to take along a barrow.
Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “The giveaways are the council’s way of recognising the dedication of residents to recycling and to composting their food waste and garden waste in the brown bins.”

The giveaways will start at 4pm and end when all the bags have been given away on a first-come basis:

7 May, Hornsea Broadway car park
9 May, Lorry car park, Humber Bridge
8 May, South Holderness College, Preston
13 May, Market car park, Market Place, Market Weighton
14 May, Pavillion car park, Station Road, Withernsea
15 May, the old council depot, Beck View Road, Beverley
16 May, Brantingham Ionians rugby club, Brantingham Park, Elloughton
20 May, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe
21 May, Hilderthorpe coach park, Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington
22 May, the old council depot, Seavy Road entrance, Goole.


Kiddies Corner Returns to Bridlington

Kiddies Corner, Bridlington, is back open for business at weekends and during the holiday periods from Saturday 12 April 2014.

The area is accessible from both the slipway in front of The Spa and the temporary steps on South Marine Drive.

The Boating Lake located on the South Promenade below the Spa features newly-decorated power boats on the pirate theme of Kiddies Corner. Each boat can accommodate up to one adult and one child.

You can also enjoy lunch in the Little Pirates Picnic Area in Kiddies Corner, where there are also various coin-op rides for the little ones and other activities on offer (subject to availability). Prices vary for each facility.

For further details visit the Foreshores Office on Princess Mary Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LJ or call (01262) 678255, send an email to or visit

East Riding Bake Off Final Comes to the Boil On Saturday

Things will be hotting up in the kitchen this Saturday (19 April) with the finals of a Bake Off competition run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School at Southburn, with James Mackenzie, owner/ chef of the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton.

Amateur chefs and bakers who have reached the finals will be creating tasty dishes featuring food leftovers, and the winners in two categories – 11 to 16 year olds and 17 and over - will win £100 of vouchers for the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass. Runners up will receive stainless steel kitchen recycling bins, and third placed finalists will take home a signed Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie cookbook.

To qualify for the competition, entrants had to be from the East Riding, and had to come up with recipes which were original and could be made from leftover food or windfallen fruit and surplus vegetables, and everyday store cupboard ingredients.

The finalists will be cooking on Saturday at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and their meals will be judged by James Mackenzie.

Cooking starts at 10.30 and the judging will be at 12 noon. The finalists are:

Over 17 category :

Mrs Pamela Styche of Preston

Mrs Jenny Appleby of Cranswick

Mrs Helen Bean of Driffield

11-17 category:

Joseph Bremer of Brandesburton

Jenny Smith of Cherry Burton

Kate Evans of Beverley

Councillor Symon Fraser, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said : “I’m really looking forward to attending the Bake Off finals on Saturday, and tasting the winning entries! This competition shows how easy it is to save money and waste less food by using up leftovers – and produce fantastic results!”

James Mackenzie added: “I’m delighted to be judging the competition, and providing the first prizes. I very much hope this competition will be great fun on Saturday, but will also highlight just how much good food we waste, simply because people don’t know how to use leftovers to make delicious dishes.”


Primary School Admissions 2014

Parents and carers of children starting primary school in September have been told which school their child will be attending.

This year 94.6 per cent of applicants to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for places at infant, junior and primary schools got their first choice of school. A total of 41 of the 123 primary, infant and junior schools are oversubscribed, but all 482 East Riding resident applicants for junior school places got their first preference.

The majority (82.5 per cent) of the applications were made online, and the applicants were receiving letters and e-mails today (Wednesday 16 April) about the outcome.

This year, East Riding of Yorkshire Council received 3,270 applications for places at infant and primary schools.

Of those, 3,196 (97.4 per cent)) got a place at a school which parents had named as one of their top three preferred schools on their application forms. These included 3,066 (93.9 per cent) who got their first choice; 120 (3.7 per cent), who got their second choice; and 10 (0.3 per cent), who got their third preference..
Sixty four (two per cent) could not be given places at any of their three chosen schools and have been given places at alternative schools. Of the 64 who did not get any of their preferences, 43 have been placed at their catchment area school and 21 have been given places at another school.

In Goole, Kingsway Primary School, Marshlands Primary School and Parkside Primary School have agreed to help meet an increased demand by making more places available. Kingsway and Parkside Primary will now take in 90 children each instead of 60, and Marshlands will take 40 instead of 30. Additional accommodation will be added at each school to make sure the extra numbers can be catered for properly.

The schools admissions team has also processed 482 applications from parents applying for their children to transfer from infant to junior schools, and all the applicants for junior school places got their first preference.

Of the six junior schools, only Mount Pleasant CE Junior School in Market Weighton is oversubscribed – 88 first preferences for 75 places. The school’s admission number will be exceeded and all 88 children will be offered places.

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “At a time when many areas in the country are facing real difficulties in finding enough primary school places, it is good to see that we are still able to give most parents places for their children at the schools they want.
“Getting the balance right between the number of school places and the expected demand for these places is always difficult, even more so at times when the resources available for schools and school buildings are very limited.
“We have acted quickly to make more places available in Goole, where the numbers needing primary school places this year has been greater than expected. I am very grateful to the schools in the area which have responded so positively.”


Porche Club Owner's Rally

After the success of last year’s Porsche Club Owners’ Rally, East Yorkshire Events is pleased to announce the return of the event to Bridlington on Sunday, 18 May.

Once again, an impressive selection of Porsches will be on display outside The Spa Bridlington and in the Spa Gardens from 12noon – 5pm.

Members from the Yorkshire section of Porsche Owners’ Club GB will be on hand during the day to answer questions about their classic sports-cars, which date from 70s and 80s to present day models, including a number of 911s.

A spokesman for the club said: “We really enjoyed our time in Bridlington last year, it was a glorious sunny day and we had over 50 cars displayed along the front. It was a fantastic event and we are really looking forward to returning again this summer.”

For further information, contact EY Events on (01482) 391669.


Local Scam Conning Local People out of Hundreds of Pounds

Trading standards officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council are warning that local people are being targeted by bogus loan operators trying to con them out of hundreds of pounds.

The loan firms are targeting those with a poor credit rating who have been searching online for a loan.
Trading standards officers warn that the firms are contacting potential customers by text, email or cold call and misleading some people into handing over money upfront for loans that are never arranged.
The officers report that this is a new type of scam nationally and there are reports of applicants in the East Riding paying hundreds of pounds by bank transfer to get a loan quickly, but then receiving nothing in return.
Bogus firms are not authorised to provide credit services and customers who use them have little or no chance of getting their money back when they make an upfront payment for a loan.
Cllr Jackie Cracknell, portfolio holder for community involvement and performance, said: “These firms are targeting those who can least afford to lose money. Anyone who is experiencing financial difficulty should seek independent advice from a recognised organisation such as the government's Money Advice Service on or 0300 500 5000.”
The advice of trading standards to those looking for a loan is to always check out loan firms by looking online at or by calling 0800 111 6768.
Those who think they have paid money to a bogus loan firm, should report it to Action Fraud at or by calling 0300 123 2040.
Firms or individuals can only operate a credit business in the UK if they are registered or authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Bogus firms are known to give a false address or company registration number making it appear they are UK-based when they could be located thousands of miles away, leaving consumers with little or no chance of getting their money back.
The advice from trading standards is not to give bank details to cold callers, ask for the firm’s contact details and reference number and check them against the FCA register, make further checks on limited companies through the Companies House website, and to register with the Telephone Preference Service to avoid unwanted sales calls
For general advice or information on loan scams or other consumer matters, contact Citizens Advice consumer service on or call 08454 040506.


Animal Naming Competition at Sewerby Hall

u.2.DSCF6993 (Copy).JPGThe zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens recently received two new additions and staff are asking members of the public to choose their names.

The first is a female Shetland lamb which was born at Sewerby Hall and Gardens on Saturday, 5 April. The second is a female llama who is six months old and arrived with her mum on Tuesday, 1 April from a farm in North Yorkshire.
Visitors can pick up an entry form from the u.2.DSCF7004 (Copy).JPGWelcome Centre and the two winners will receive an adoption pack for the respective animals. Each adoption pack includes a personalised adoption certificate, a key-ring, a quarterly newsletter and two complimentary admission vouchers. A sign on the animal enclosure will include the winner’s name stating they have adopted the animal for one year.
Any of our animals are available to adopt and prices start from as little as £12. The scheme is open to everyone – individuals, families, schools or clubs, societies, businesses and companies. Online adoption is also available.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby. East Yorkshire. YO15 1EA. (01262) 673769. Admission charges to Sewerby Hall and Gardens apply. £4 for adults, £3.30 for over 60s, £2.80 for children (three – 15 years old) £2.80 and a family (two adults and two children) £12.


Worklink Service Users on a Crest of A Wave

u.2.artworkcarnaby (Copy).JPGA piece of artwork that will be seen by thousands of people as they head to the coast this summer has been created by a group of adults with learning disabilities.

The model of a fishing boat sat on a raised bed of white stone with images of sea creatures in blue glass chippings can be seen on the roundabout on the A614 at Carnaby and was designed by the people of Worklink.

Last year, Worklink, which is run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and provides employment training in horticulture, woodwork, catering and hospitality for adults with learning disabilities, were asked by the council’s streetscene service to make a wooden boat for the roundabout as part of their four-year programme designed to improve key routes into towns and tourist areas.

The group from Worklink, based in Cottingham, decided to base their design on a similar project they had worked on when they built a replica of the Syntan barge that is now opposite the end of Beverley Beck.

Work started on the project in September with service users being involved in the project from the design stage through to completion.

To enhance the roundabout, grass is soon to be laid around the perimeter and four raised beds will be created which will be filled with a mixture of perennial plants which will provide a colourful display all year round.

Councillor Richard Harrap, portfolio holder for adult and carer services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It is great to imagine the sense of achievement and pride felt by the Worklink team in seeing their skills displayed in such a way.”

Kevin Holder, team leader at Worklink, said; “We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase a quality product that has been made by Worklink service users in such a prominent position on the A614.

“Thousands of people will pass it on their way through to costal towns and it is certainly an eye-catching landmark.”


Councillor Richard Harrap, second right, and Debbie Pratt, left, senior employment officer at Worklink, with some of the service users involved in the project.

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