Thursday 2 March 2023

ROAD IMPROVEMENT works are to take place at two locations, in Beverley and Walkington, with, in both cases, disruption for road users. On Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, between the Grovehill Road junction and the Swinemoor Lane roundabout, the work is scheduled to start next Monday and is expected to take 10 days to complete.

The work will involve some localised road patching work and drain cover repairs, before a new surface is laid, and take place between 7pm and midnight, Mondays to Fridays. The road will still be open, but temporary traffic lights will be in place. Bus routes along the the road will be affected but access will be given to residents.

A week later, from March 13, a £660,000 scheme to upgrade the road surface along Walkington Heads, near Walkington, between the Wold Lane and Coppleflat Lane junctions gets underway for four weeks. The road will be closed with a signed diversion route via Wold Lane, the B1230 and Coppleflat Lane.

PARENTS and carers of Year 6 children in the East Riding have been told which secondary school their children will attend in September, with 96% getting their first preference. Only 42 children were unable to have a place allocated at any school named as their preference and of these, 28 children have been allocated places at their catchment area schools and 14 at the nearest East Riding school with a place available. 

MORE THAN one in 10 social care posts are now vacant as demand rises and local authorities and others struggle to recruit new staff, East Riding Council’s leader has told a meeting of the authority. Cllr Jonathan Owen said vacancy rates in social care had gone up from 3.8 to 10.7 per cent in the last 10 years.