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Taskforce action on villages

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with Steve Colby and members of the Streetscene team at Bishop Burton

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with Steve Colby and members of the Streetscene team at Bishop Burton

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s village taskforce is well into its 2014 programme of over 70 rural village visits, meeting local parish representatives and acting on local issues raised.

Every two years, the council’s parish liaison team meets with parish councillors and other community representatives to look at how each village is maintained, and agree on programmes of activity needed to meet local needs. Issues subsequently tackled by the council’s Streetscene team include sweeping, painting, repairing potholes, and grass cutting, as well as litter picking, hedge pruning, and sign cleaning.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, visited Bishop Burton to oversee the work programme agreed there. He said: “The aim of these village visits is to engage with the local community and act upon anything that might be of concern , and to offer a bespoke service for each village. I am delighted that we are able to carry out these visits, and above all that they allow us to resolve issues which are of great importance to local residents.”

Residents are encouraged to talk to the village taskforce team if they see them in their local village about any Streetscene maintenance issues in the village, or to contact their local parish council clerk to find out more about the villages included in the village visit programme.

 

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