Tuesday 15 February 2022

East Riding Council Tax payers face an additional increase to pay for the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service in addition to the 3.99 per cent increase already announced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. For Band D properties it will add another 15p per month on top of the £5.17 increase approved by councillors.

Members of the fire authority heard that a four-week public consultation exercise asking for views on potential increases in Council Tax saw more than 2,600 responses, with 68.5 per cent agreeing to the increase.

East Riding Council is calling on residents to provide their views on climate change through an interactive online questionnaire before the deadline of February 27. Those responding can use an interactive map to highlight locations where there are opportunities for further positive climate action and express opinions through a series of questions. The information will help shape the council’s Climate Change Strategy and the questionnaire can be accessed via https://climatechangeeryc.commonplace.is/

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And finally, secondary schools are being urged to sign up for a free life-saving lesson from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to mark Restart a Heart Day later this year. Staff and volunteers will visit secondary schools across Yorkshire to teach CPR resuscitation skills to around 40,000 students on

Friday October 14.

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