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New council-led Community Partnership for Hedon and Withernsea

THE NEWS that the Holderness LAT (Local Action Team) has been “reviewed” out of existence by the East Riding Council, will not strike people in the area as significant news. Unfortunately, not many people knew that the body existed in the first place!

Unfortunate that not many people knew about the LAT? Judge for yourself: The last meeting of the LAT, held only last week, revealed some snippets of news that may interest local people:

  • Keyingham Youth Club opens (today) on Tuesday 13th September.
  • EYMS are re-introducing a half-hourly 76 bus service from 31st October .
  • The East Riding Council’s Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee is discussing the Community First Responder Scheme at its meeting on Monday 19th September. See our Blog article for some background information.
  • Inspector Mark Coulthard has taken over as the Humberside Police Inspector for Hedon and Withernsea and is likely to be attending meetings of local parish and town councils – and the Inspector is considering re-launching Police and Partners Community Forum Meetings in the area.

So the LAT is gone. BUT the good news is that the Holderness LAT is to be replaced by a new Hedon and Withernsea Community Partnership.

The new Community Partnership will undertake local problem solving (according to the East Riding Council Cabinet Minutes of 6th September 2011). It will address issues of concern to local communities, including crime reduction initiatives between the Police and the public . The Partnership will engage with communities, local Councillors and Parish Councils and set its own priorities according to local needs.

This body, and the 5 other new partnerships to be set up across the East Riding, will also have responsibility for administering a £200,000 parish grant fundExpect to hear much more from this new body.
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