Wednesday 2 February 2022

Council tax hikes of 3.99 per cent and increases in parking charges and council house rents will be needed to avert an East Riding budget black hole, East Riding Council’s Head of Finance Julian Neilson has said. He told the Overview Management and Scrutiny Committee an increase in council house rents to £84.83 a week, up by £3.59, was among the options being looked at.

He said extra coronavirus spending, high inflation and increases in costs forecast for some council services meant budget gaps could open in the coming years. But he said any increase in charges for council car parks would be the first time they had risen since 2010. 

East Riding Council is leading on the delivery of the Humber Women in the Workforce project following £1.33 million of funding from the European Social Fund and match funding provided by project partners at Hull City Council, Source Solutions and the University of Hull.

The project provides training and support to over 600 women by developing their skills and increasing opportunities for progression, better equipping them to retain employment and progress within the Humber labour market.  

[More information here]

And finally, Beverley Library is amongst East Riding libraries offering half term fun this February with Storytime and Bounce and Rhyme Sessions for young visitors. All the events are free and are held from February 15 to 25. Pre-booking may be essential for some sessions.

[Full details here]