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East Riding Council - Information on sources of Financial Support, Benefits and Advice for Low Income Households
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DON'T LET YOUR HEDGE BE A HAZARD
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.
East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board
East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board
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/
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.
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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
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
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Currently none available
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner 'Say NO to Fraud' Campaign
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