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The centre, which is situated in Bessingby Industrial Estate, offers lets on easy-in, easy-out terms as well as administrative support, business support, shared managed resources, such as reception, kitchens, toilets, accessible loading bay and modern conference facilities, available for tenants and non-tenants. The site has ample on-site car parking and is DDA compliant.
Over the past 10 years the centre has offered business advice and support to over 2000 clients in the local area and 240 clients in the last year.
Since opening in 1998, the business centre has assisted 28 new business start-ups to take office space and provided further office accommodation for 44 established businesses. The business centre initiative in Bridlington has aided the creation of 53 new jobs and allowed the safeguard of another 82. The centre has also overseen the expansion of 41 businesses who have secured larger self-contained premises in the local area.
The result of a business premises study in 2006 identified the need for units ranging from 800–1500sqft and East Riding of Yorkshire Council subsequently developed the Enterprise Units, adjacent to the business centre, to bridge a much needed gap in the area. These facilities have seen three new business start-ups take space and accommodated six established local businesses, which in turn has created 21 new jobs and safeguarded a further 41.
Councillor Andy Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for economic development and regeneration, said: “East Riding of Yorkshire Council is determined to support businesses across the East Riding and help grow the local economy.
“The council’s business centres are providing start-up and existing businesses with affordable premises as well as support and guidance to help them through these uncertain economic times and allow them to flourish in the future.”
The venue also has a conference room, for up to 18 delegates, for hire at a cost of £100 per day, £60 for a half day or £18 per hour. A smaller meeting room which can accommodate up to six people is also available.
For further information, contact Bridlington Business Centre on (01262) 401399
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Private Sector Housing Team will be carrying out a survey of private rented accommodation in Bridlington to establish whether properties are eligible for help with heating and insulation which, in some cases, may be free of charge.
Residents and owner-occupiers will receive a letter prior to the survey, explaining that an officer from the private sector housing team will be visiting in the near future.
A free follow-up home safety check, provided by the fire service, will also be arranged, as well as the opportunity to address any identified health and safety issues.
The survey will enable the council to develop a clearer picture of both the type and nature of housing occupation in the area and target energy efficiency programmes.
Those tenants who live in properties which have been accredited by their landlord as part of the council’s accreditation schemes will not be visited as they already comply with the minimum standards and in many cases exceed them.
Landlords are encouraged to join the council’s accreditation schemes, which have numerous benefits, with details available on the council’s website or by contacting the private sector housing team, on (01482) 396301.Hu17.net - It's all about Beverley
The drop-in session will be held on Tuesday 22 November at Applegarth Court extra care scheme, Applegarth Lane in Bridlington between 10am and 3pm.
The term telecare is used to describe a range of alarms and sensors in the home to enable independent living, linked to a 24/7 call centre.
The telecare devices being demonstrated can help people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible by managing the risk to their personal safety.
This is achieved by the use of telecare technology that sends a signal to the East Riding lifeline control centre should there be an emergency and an urgent response is needed from either a family member or the response team.
The Lifeline control centre operates 24 hours a day, giving complete reassurance to both services users and their families.
Other equipment on show at the event will be the Lifeline response unit which is plugged into a telephone socket, enabling two-way communication with operators, and a range of other equipment to support people to live independently, such as flood detectors, fall detectors, medication reminders and property exit sensors.
There will also be the chance to see a range of telehealth equipment which can be used to remotely monitor trends in patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure, weight and oxygen.
This allows doctors and nurses to monitor trends in patient readings and to support people to become better at recognising changes in their own conditions.
Councillor Richard Harrap, portfolio holder for adult and carers services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This gives people the opportunity of seeing first hand the potential benefits that can come from this new technology.”
Lianne Therkelson, assistive technology project manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “All members of the public are welcome to come and see how the equipment works. No appointment is necessary as it is a drop-in session.
“Our helpful staff will be on hand to talk to people about their individual circumstances and how the devices could help either yourself or a loved one manage in their own home now or prepare for the future.”Hu17.net - It's all about Beverley
The scheme works by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the house builders loaning a total of 20 per cent of the property price, meaning purchasers only have to make up the other 80 per cent from savings and a mortgage to buy a home outright.
It is anticipated that FirstBuy could help up to 200 households in the East Riding between now and 2013 and because FirstBuy is only available on new-build properties it also offers a timely boost to the housing market as well as supporting jobs in the construction industry and related trades.
Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for housing, environment and planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, was pleased with the announcement.
He said: “We all know that house prices in the East Riding are beyond the reach of many people living and working here, especially those trying to set up their first home. It has become very difficult for people to save the large deposits banks and building societies want.
“This scheme offers help to first-time buyers and will be most welcome, it will also help to shorten the council’s housing waiting list.”
Subject to contracts being signed over the summer, house builders offering FirstBuy in the East Riding, will include national builders Barratt, Bovis, David Wilson, Gladedale, Linden Homes, Persimmon and Redrow, as well as local firms, such as Fulford Builders and Peter Ward Homes.
A variety of property types and sizes will be available on schemes across the whole of the East Riding, including the main towns of Beverley, Bridlington, Brough, Cottingham, Driffield, Goole, Hornsea, Howden, Market Weighton, Pocklington and Withernsea, as well as smaller villages, such as Barmby Moor, Beeford and Hook.
David Curtis, executive director at the Homes and Communities Agency said: “I am really pleased that our investment will mean that local people can buy the home they want at a price they can afford. By having homes available in almost 20 locations from nine developers means that first time buyers will have a fantastic choice. “
Anyone wanting more information should contact the house builders direct, or approach my4walls, the local HomeBuy Agent at www.my4walls.co.uk
No fees are charged on the loan for the first five years and the loan has to be repaid when the property is sold or the mortgage paid off.Hu17.net - It's all about Beverley
The council is carrying out a further public consultation on the East Riding’s planning blueprint for the future known as the ‘Local Development Framework.’
The consultation is on the draft Core Strategy, which is the main planning document for the Local Development Framework. Once adopted, the Core Strategy will guide decisions on the location of new housing, businesses, shopping, leisure and community facilities to 2028, and will replace the existing Local Plans.
A previous consultation took place in summer 2010, which generated 2250 comments. The council has decided to carry out a further consultation on specific parts of the Core Strategy so that it can address responses to last year’s consultation and take into account new information on the demand and need for new housing and the amount of jobs that are expected to be created.
The consultation seeks views on:
* The ‘vision’ statements which set out how the East Riding’s main towns will look by 2028.
These have been prepared for Anlaby/Willerby/Kirkella; Beverley; Bridlington; Cottingham; Driffield; Goole; Hessle; Willerby; Elloughton/Brough; Hedon; Hornsea; Howden; Market Weighton; Pocklington; and Withernsea.
* The number of new houses that will be built throughout the East Riding and how many will be built in each town and village.
The consultation proposes that 25,500 new houses will be built in the East Riding for the period up to 2028. This reflects a number of issues including: anticipated demographic changes (birth rates, death rates, migration into and out of the East Riding); the level of anticipated housing need (for example, emerging new households); the number of new jobs that are forecast to be provided; and the need to limit development near Hull in order to support the city’s regeneration.
The number of new houses proposed in ‘rural service centre’ villages has been reduced to address local priorities about keeping new development in these settlements proportionate to the size of the village.
* Changes to the policy setting out what types of development can be built in smaller rural villages and the countryside, including:
o Allowing small scale housing development in villages that are close to the main towns and which have good access to larger centres. Small scale is usually no more than five homes. Examples include Barmby Moor, Nafferton and Woodmansey.
o Allowing single homes to be built in rural villages that have basic services such as a shop, village hall or primary school without the requirement to demonstrate ‘local needs’ for new houses.
* The amount of land that is needed to support new jobs and the economy.
Updated economic growth forecasts suggest that 235 hectares of employment land is needed in the East Riding to 2028. The majority of employment land in the East Riding is located along the M62 corridor at sites such as Capitol Park/Junction 36 at Goole, Melton, Hessle/Humber Bridgehead.
In addition, approximately 200 hectares is proposed at Hedon Haven to support the anticipated growth of the renewable and low carbon energy sector and the recently announced ‘Enterprise Zone’ status.
* The amount of affordable housing that will be provided with new housing developments.
Recent studies of affordable housing needs and the East Riding housing market suggest that, in the larger towns, affordable housing should be required on sites where 15 or more homes are built. In other areas affordable housing will be required when three or more homes are built. The proportion of the new housing that should be affordable varies throughout the East Riding from 5 to 25 per cent depending upon how economically viable it is to build in different areas.
* How much recreation space will be provided through new developments.
The consultation proposes what standards we should use to determine how much and what types of recreational and amenity space will be provided with new developments.
How to access the document and make comments Full details about the Local Development Framework and all its documents including information on the number of proposed houses in different parts of the East Riding is at http://eastriding.limehouse.co.uk/portal/
Telephone: 01482 391739
Address: Forward Planning, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA
The consultation closes on Monday 19 December 2011.
Public ‘drop in’ sessions are being held throughout the consultation period at the following locations, from 2.30-6.30pm:
Tues. 22 November Withernsea Library
Tues. 22 November Hessle Library
Wed. 23 November Bridlington North Library
Tues. 29 November Hedon Library
Tues. 29 November Pocela Centre, Pocklington
Wed. 30 November Goole Library
Thurs. 1 December Beverley Library
Thurs. 1 December Willerby Library
Mon. 5 December Driffield Library
Tues. 6 December Petuaria Centre, Brough
Tues. 6 December Hornsea Library
Wed. 7 December Howden Library
Wed. 7 December Wicstun Centre, Market Weighton
Thurs. 8 December Cottingham LibraryHu17.net - It's all about Beverley
The seminars are free events and include workshops looking at excess cold, damp and mould growth within properties and what landlords can do to prevent it occurring and what works need to be carried out to remedy the hazards.
An update will also be given about housing benefit changes, changes to legislation, landlord training and the new Green Deal and Energy Efficiency Bill.
Seminars will be held on Thursday, 10 November at Cottingham Park Golf Centre, Tuesday, 15 November in the Waterfront Suite at Goole Leisure Centre and on Wednesday, 23 November in the Harbour Suite at The Spa Bridlington.
These informal events have been organised as part of council’s commitment to working in partnership with private landlords and promoting responsible letting.
All events will take place between 6-8.30pm.
If you would like to book a place or would like further information, call (01482) 396301 (selecting option 2) or email email@example.comHu17.net - It's all about Beverley
The council has secured government funding from the Homes & Communities Agency to buy a large house in Bridlington and convert it to provide temporary accommodation for people sleeping rough in the area and those at risk of becoming rough sleepers.
At this stage, no specific building has been identified and there will need to be a consultation and planning approval process. However, the proposal is to accommodate up to nine people supported by 24-hour on site staff. Working in partnership with other organisations, the intention is to support the various needs (eg healthcare, probation, training, employment) of an extremely vulnerable group of people and to help equip them with the skills necessary for more independent living.
The Government’s vision is to end rough sleeping and, through co-ordinated local action, quickly identify those who are and signpost them to emergency accommodation.
Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “This is an important opportunity for East Riding of Yorkshire Council to improve the way we can help rough sleepers.
“This scheme will enable up to nine adults with accommodation challenges to access the support they need to live independently and to manage their health or behaviour problems without resorting to more costly statutory intervention through the criminal justice system or NHS.
“It will also help the council to reduce the number of people sleeping rough in the East Riding. Local church groups have campaigned for a facility such as this for rough sleepers and the local police also recognise the need and support the proposal.”
Rob Pearson, head of area at the Homes and Communities Agency, added: “The Council’s plans are a great way to meet the needs of vulnerable people and I am very pleased that we were able to fund the scheme. The plans will not only help prevent people having to sleep rough but also ensure that they do not have to in the future.”Hu17.net - It's all about Beverley
This is a free training session to landlords, who own and manage property in the East Riding, designed to give information and guidance on how to end a tenancy.
The session covers the serving of Section 8 and Section 21 notices and provides guidance on how landlords can legally evict tenants in the private rented sector.
For further information about this course, or to book a place, call (01482) 396301, selecting option 2, or visit www.eastriding.gov.ukHu17.net - It's all about Beverley
The private sector housing team provides a range of free training sessions to landlords, who own and manage property in the East Riding, designed to give information and guidance on all aspects of being a landlord.
Monday’s course is ideal for new landlords and provides an introduction to the basics of setting up and maintaining a tenancy within the private rented sector.
Landlords will gain a basic understanding of different tenancy agreements, their legal responsibilities, and the responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant throughout the tenancy duration as well as sharing of best practice ideas.
The course also gives landlords an understanding of different types of tenancies; tenancy deposit schemes, responsibilities and liabilities during a tenancy, legal responsibility of landlords, what harassment is, how to legally increase rent and identify Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).
The council also run courses in ending a tenancy and inspecting residential properties.
For further information about any of these courses, or to book a place, call (01482) 396301 and select option two or visit www.eastriding.gov.ukHu17.net - It's all about Beverley