Wednesday 15 December 2021

East Riding Council is expected to enjoy additional Council Tax revenues amounting to £5.6 million in the next financial year, following Cabinet approval of a 3.1 per cent rise for Band D properties. But a report to the Cabinet warned the fragile state of the UK economy due to coronavirus and falling Government funding continued to pose risks to council budgets.

Councillors also separately backed hikes in charges for spare seats on home to school and college transport to £600 a year. The council puts on free transport for eligible children but parents of those who do not qualify can buy a seat for a year if there is capacity.

A £23 million housing development close to the Westwood is taking shape, featuring 90 luxury two, three and four-bedroom homes. The St Mary’s View development is being built by Beal Homes and already has attracted interest from 600 would-be purchasers, with 11 properties with a total value of more than £3 million being reserved. The first residents are expected to move in in the spring.

And finally, there’s a Whopper of a deal for 1,000 lucky customers of Beverley’s new Burger King outlet today. Available for one day only, the new Eastfield Road restaurant is giving away 1,000 Whoppers via click and collect on the Burger King app, which can be downloaded via Google Play or the App Store. Once in the app, tap “Order” on the home screen, search for and select the new “Beverley” restaurant, and the special offer will appear in the “offers” tab.