Safeguarding Week 2023 - 19-23 June 2023

Safeguarding week is on 19th to the 23rd of June 2023. 

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The attached document contains the full programme of events available across the week. ERYC have worked with regional colleagues to provide a comprehensive mix of events and topics to choose from which are relevant to safeguarding children and families. A few events will not require booking, however the majority will require booking by opening up the link on the attached programme. This will take you through to Eventbrite for you to reserve a free place on the courses you choose.

Safeguarding Week – Full Programme of events 2023

The Road Safety Team will be holding a drop in event at Haltemprice leisure centre on Monday the 19th of June 2023 from 10.00am to 14.00pm as part of Safeguarding Week. This will cover various topics including road safety and cycling. The event is open to the public and professionals. Bring along your cycle helmet if you want to have your helmet fitting checked for safety! or come have a go at their VR Headset.

Safeguarding Cycle Event

Hessle Police Surgeries

A chance to meet and discuss local issues with your Neighbourhood Police Team. No appointments necessary just drop in. Held each month at Hessle Town Hall click the link below for the dates and times

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Credit Union Poster

Hessle Credit Union


We are delighted to announce that HEY Credit Union, the region’s leading not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative with over 16,000 members, is about to launch its latest Credit Union access point in Hessle, East Yorkshire.

 Starting on Tuesday 4th April, HEY Credit Union’s friendly team will be present inside Hessle Town Hall in South Lane (HU13 0RR) every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 12 noon.

Anyone in the Hessle area is welcome to pop in and find out more about the range of services the Credit Union offers to help people make the most of their money.

John Smith, one of HEY Credit Union’s founders who grew up in Hessle, is working with the local team to get their latest venture off the ground.  He explained:

“If you would like to be able to build up some savings for whatever reason – Christmas, your holidays, your family’s future, or just for a ‘rainy day’ – our Credit Union is ideally placed to help you.  With us, there is no sales pressure, you can save as much or as little as feels right, whenever you like.  We will look after your money safely and ethically, return it to you when you need it, and pay you a dividend reward at the end of the year. 

“Similarly, if you need credit, whether to spread the cost of a major purchase over a sensible period, to smooth out the lumpy costs of living, or to help you cope with an unexpected bill, your Credit Union offers an affordable, trusted option tailored to your situation. 

“When a resident joins HEY Credit Union, either to save or borrow, or do both, they become one of our Member-owners and we exist to support their financial well-being, not to make money out of them.  It is free to join for life and, because we are not for profit, we only need to cover our operating costs, which enables us to keep our loan rates low while paying our savers a reasonable return.  All savings are fully protected by the FSCS, just like bank or building society deposits.

 “Credit unions are well established around the world, and over the past 20 years have grown popular in Britain, because of their focus on helping people and doing things differently to the big banks.  We have kept a presence in local communities which the big banks are leaving behind.  All loan applications are looked at by a trained, human underwriter, so it’s never a case of the computer says ‘no’.  And, because we care about our members, the amount we lend is never more than you can afford to repay.  We offer flexible payments, smaller loans than banks (at rates many times cheaper than doorstep loans) and no settlement penalties if you want to repay early.” 

 With some unique products including a popular Christmas Saver account and a Family Benefit Plan, HEY Credit Union is proving a lifeline for families grappling with the cost of living crisis, and a great way to build financial resilience for the future.  Its website – www.hullandeycu.co.uk – has lots of handy financial well-being information, budgeting tools, links to sources of support and helpful money tips, as well as an online joining page.  Since 1999, HEY Credit Union has established successful local branches in Hull, Bridlington, Goole, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Driffield, Withernsea and Beverley and now looks after over £14 million in members’ savings.

Why not pop in to Hessle Town Hall for a chat – with no obligation – one Tuesday morning?  Our volunteer team assure you of a warm welcome and help with any questions you may have.

HEY Credit Union is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority – firm reference number 213620.


Blood Donation Sessions

Sessions to be held at Hessle Town Hall on the following dates. To book an appointment or to register to give blood contact  NHS Blood Donation or call 0300 123 23 23











For available dates at other locations see below for details:

Currently none available





Environment Agency        Environment Agency 2

Please find attached a special edition of the Environment Agency newsletter, which sets out details of a campaign that is running to raise awareness of tidal flood risk.

Newsletter:  Environment Agency Special Edition Humber Newsletter – November 2022

Newsletter: Environment Agency Humber Newsletter

The Environment Agency would be very grateful for your support in sharing the materials they have produced, which can be accessed via their Dropbox page here:

PLEASE READ FIRST Humber 2100+ Winter Comms Campaign.pdf (dropbox.com)


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Make sure your local high street comes back booming. Local businesses need you to give them all the love and support you can to keep trading.

To find out more please click on the link:


East Riding Council - Information on sources of Financial Support, Benefits and Advice for Low Income Households

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Please click on the links below for information available through the East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

ERYC Support for Low Income Households

ERYC Information on Financial Support for Residents

or visit the East Riding Council website:



Overgrown hedges and trees

Hessle Town Council would like to remind residents to trim their own private hedges which overhang boundaries, paths and roads to prevent them from causing an obstruction.  Experts recommend avoiding hedge cutting during the main breeding season for nesting birds, which usually runs throughout March to August each year.  This can be weather dependent and some birds may nest outside this period, so it is important to always check carefully for active nests prior to cutting.  The best time for trimming is late winter or early spring.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Streetscene enforcement team have said that overgrown vegetation can become a nuisance or even a danger to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers if it overhangs, obstructs or blocks visibility on the public highway and can be a particular problem for individuals who are visually impaired or residents with prams and pushchairs and people in wheelchairs, who need a clear pathway of adequate width to pass.

Visibility for traffic around junctions is especially important, so any vegetation which obscures traffic signs or blocks street lights needs to be maintained by regular trimming back.

Even small overhangs can accelerate the deterioration of a road or pavement surface by preventing it drying out and encouraging moss growth.  Overhanging shrubbery can also be an obstacle to routine road maintenance work, such as sweeping, grass cutting, litter picking and resurfacing because machinery cannot get to the edge of the highway.

Last year East Riding Council dealt with over 280 reports of overgrown vegetation.

It is hoped that a reminder to residents will reduce this number, prevent accidents and help keep Hessle looking tidy.

East Riding Council have a duty and it is an offence under the Highways Act 1980 to allow hedges and shrubs to obstruct the highway.  Nobody wants to write to people reminding them of their legal responsibilities, but the East Riding Council Streetscene Enforcement team will first approach residents with a polite request to trim overhanging vegetation and if no action is taken, it can serve a 14-day notice requiring the work to be carried out.

If all warnings are ignored, East Riding Council may carry out the work itself and recover all expenses from the resident, through the courts if necessary.

The council is not able to offer this as a service to residents.  The cheapest solution is for residents to cut back the greenery themselves, ask someone they know to do it or employ a gardener.

East Riding council’s grounds and forestry teams trim vegetation on council and public land.

It is important that paths and roads are kept clear for everyone to use without any obstructions.  Overgrown hedges can force pedestrians out into the road and can even cause injuries to people.  So home-owners, tenants and land-owners need to be aware that the responsibility lies with them and we would like to encourage residents to take appropriate action if they own overgrown foliage.

We would like to thank you for your attention and if you wish to discuss any problems with overgrown hedges, please call the East Riding Council Customer Services team on: 01482 393939.

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership


The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) oversees and co-ordinates all of the work undertaken within the East Riding to keep children safe. It is a partnership between the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group working alongside other relevant agencies.

Please click on the link below to see the latest Newsletter and for details of how to contact the ERSCP:




East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board


East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board

New Website

The ERSAB Team have been working with ERYC Digital  Services to create a new ERSAB website which promotes the work of the Board and provides a vast range of information and resources to support safeguarding practice for practitioners working with vulnerable Adults in the East Riding.

Visit the ERSAB website at: https://www.ersab.org.uk/ 


ERSAB Newsletter

Welcome to the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board (ERSAB) Newsletter. Providing information about the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board in the East Riding with links to national and local adult safeguarding news.

Please click on the link below to open the latest newsletter:


Yorkshire And North East Arthritis Action Groups

Yorkshire and North East Arthritis Action Groups

Presentations for groups

Online Arthritis Action Groups

We continue to run our popular Arthritis Action Groups online, including evening groups and online coffee mornings. Join to meet others with arthritis, share tips and experiences and learn more about self-management. The full list of dates is on our website https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/media-centre/events/ 

 New Young Adult’s Hub – https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/young_adults/

We’ve launched a new resource for young adults with helpful guidance and tips for navigating arthritis including receiving a diagnosis, working, parenting and much more.

Walking in the East Riding - Guide to Public Rights of Way

Healthy Minds in East Riding

Healthy Minds in East Riding – Do you have a healthy mind? Are you Struggling?

Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well. East Riding are here to help. Please see the link opposite for more information on how to access support and resources for Adults, Children and Young People

Health Wellbeing Newletter





The Hull and East Yorkshire Mind Information Service is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to support local people, their friends, family members or colleagues.

Telephone 01482 240133 or free on 0800 1380990

you can also text on 07520 633447 (standard network charges apply)

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Please see the latest East Riding CCG newsletter by clicking on the link below:

Latest NHS CCG Newsletter




Stop Fraud

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner 'Say NO to Fraud' Campaign

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For more information about how to protect yourself and others from fraud please go to:


The Little Book of BIG Scams – Please click on the link below to see the latest booklet which includes information on the current types of frauds people are experiencing and what to do if you get scammed:

The Little Book of Big Scams 5th Edition