Thursday 24 November 2022

PARKING charges across all East Riding Council car parks and on-street parking locations will be suspended at weekends in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, starting on Saturday/Sunday December 3-4. It’s a policy that has now been in force for 14 years. 

The free parking period will be from 8am on Saturday to 8am on Monday and pay and display machines will be clearly marked to let people know there will be no charge. But motorists are advised that normal parking rules still apply, such as those around disabled parking bays, maximum stays and controlled parking zones.

Council leader Jonathan Owen told Beverley FM: “Christmas is a very important time for local high streets and free parking will encourage people to come into our town centres and shop locally and help boost our economy.”

THE MAIN A1079 York road could be used to test how to cut the cost of powering the UK’s street lights. East Riding Council has applied for £5m from the Department for Transport to fund a pilot scheme examining how to decarbonise street lights, illuminated road signs and bollards and believes cost-cutting measures could save about £575m a year.

HOSPITAL charity WISHH (Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals) is urging people and businesses to help them spread festive cheer to patients in Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill. Donations to its National Elf Service appeal will buy gifts for children and adult patients. “Some older patients may not receive gifts or have visitors if family live far away, and we want them to have something to open on Christmas Day,” said charity manager Lisa Whitton. Full details of how you can help here