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Bulk Oil customer: I just wanted to thank you again for your speed and efficiency in enabling me to join the scheme so quickly and take advantage of the 'reduced' rate. I have been very anxious about refilling the oil tank but this scheme has eased some of that concern. Many thanks
Fiona - Electric Tricycle User, Age 51. 'I purchased an electric tricycle as I have Multiple Sclerosis and can no longer ride a bicycle due to poor balance and mobility issues. I have found that being out on my tricycle that my fitness has improved and it has had an impact on weight loss. With the pedal assist I am still able to pedal and use my legs which is important to keep my muscles active, reduce numbness and I am also able to cycle further including hills and this also helps with fatigue as I tire easily. I have enjoyed being able to access local rural areas which has had a positive impact on my mental health and wellbeing, especially during this difficult time due to Covid-19 and being isolated as a clinically vulnerable person. This has meant that I have been able to get out of the house and feel safe whilst exercising. There are a lot of support groups on social media where I have met other like minded cyclists who have offered invaluable support and advice and I have met up with another lady tricycle rider as a riding companion.'
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
Wheels to Work North Lincolnshire Scheme - John from Grimsby ‘I joined the scheme in 2021 after hearing about it from a family member. I was in need of transport to get to and from work as I had my motorbike stolen and was not able to replace it. As a short-term arrangement I was relying on a family member to take and pick me up from work. For me the key benefit of the wheels to work scheme was that it provided me with a scooter that enabled me to get to and from work, it also gave me back independence and freedom. I would definitely recommend the scheme and I have done so to friends who are need of transport to get to work. Don’t’ underestimate the scooters as they are extremely reliable . My experience of the scheme was great, and I was glad that I was successful in receiving a scooter via the scheme’.
Our Men in Sheds Humber Alliance supports sheds all over the East Riding , North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire- Comment from a local shedder who attends regularly, "The shed is brilliant, we have a laugh. Some people are busy all the time and others don't do a thing but sit and chat over a cuppa".
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Local housing for local people

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are working to create a network of Rural Housing Enablers (RHEs) around the country. RHEs are specialists who can help rural communities consider the need for local affordable housing.

What is affordable housing?

Often people are unable to live in a village where they work or where they grew up due to housing prices. Affordable housing addresses the need for those unable to afford prices offered by the open housing market. 

The household will pay no more than 33% of their income on rent or will spend no more than 3.5 times their annual income on mortgage payments. 

Homes are let at least 20% below local market rates. The rent may be lower so the resident can claim Housing Benefit if needed.

Several purchasing schemes offer discounted pricing or shared ownership.

Affordable housing gives residents a safe and secure place to build their lives, allowing them to play a part in building a thriving rural community.

The people who live in these homes work in local businesses or provide local services. Using local services and businesses helps keep them viable and available for everyone.

RHEs - Local affordable housing champions

Rural housing enablers are independent advisors helping communities to identify and develop local affordable housing schemes. Their activities include:

  • Engaging and working in partnership with communities/community leaders, parish councils, district and county authorities, landowners, developers, housing organisations, agents, planners, and other partners to bring forward rural affordable housing projects in North and Northeast Lincolnshire.
  • Providing information so residents can decide as and when they want to proceed with any housing plans. 
  • Building community interest and support 
  • Assessing the housing needs using a Housing Needs Survey
  • Helping to identify a housing site 
  • Providing support with choosing and working with a housing association 
  • Run local events so the community can have their say on the scheme

Your Rural Housing Enabler

North and North East Lincolnshire now have a Rural Housing enabler working for Humber & Wolds Rural Action. 

Contact Sarah Jackson:  


Tel: 07485 306314

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