Humber and Wolds Rural Action remains open for business, we are continuing to support our communities but in a different way, you can still contact us by email or telephone. Please visit the page dedicated to Covid19 to find out more about how the community is responding.

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The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed.
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.
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Please see below our current projects.

Voluntary Car Service

Voluntary Car Service

The Voluntary Car Scheme is now suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Humber & Wolds Rural Action are following the Government guidelines and the service will be operating again as soon as it is safe to do so. We endeavour to keep in contact with our registered passengers to ensure that they are receiving the support they need. Any passenger who has not been contacted can get in touch with us if they have any support needs. We are still open to new passenger registrations and anyone wishing to register may contact us for a registration pack. We are keeping in touch with our volunteer drivers to ensure they are safe and well during this time. Some of our drivers fall into the high vulnerability categories and therefore cannot drive at this time. If you are volunteering as a driver to support essential services during the current health crisis and wish to continue in the future, please contact us to find out how you can continue to provide invaluable support to local people that have no other access to transport for health appointments, shopping or visiting services or family members (for example in care homes) For further information please contact us on 01652 637700
Wheels to Work Scheme North East Lincolnshire (Scooter Hire Scheme)

Wheels to Work Scheme North East Lincolnshire (Scooter Hire Scheme)

The Wheels to Work scheme is not currently accepting new applications, however we are currently maintaining a service for those currently on the scheme. We have taken this decision in line with Government advice to suspend the service for new applicants for the protection of scheme users, scheme staff and the service providers associated with the delivery of the scheme. We are committed to maintain regular contact with our current Wheels to work clients during this unprecedented time to offer guidance, reassurance and support where needed. As soon as it is safe to do so, we shall reopen the scheme to new applications for the service. For further information about the Wheels to Work scheme contact Carole Johnson by email: or telephone: 01652 637700
YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

Humber & Wolds Rural Action, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, launched the YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme for domestic heating in order to save money on fuel costs for households, community buildings and businesses. Information on the Coronavirus working arrangements can be found below.

North Lincs. Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

Humber & Wolds Rural Action, in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, launched the NLC-Community Switch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme for domestic heating in order to save money on fuel costs for households, community buildings and businesses. Information on the current Coronavirus working arrangements can be found below.

Men in Sheds Project

PLEASE NOTE THAT CURRENTLY THE FOLLOWING SHEDS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: Western Wolds, Hornsea and Beverley. The followings sheds are still under development, so we are trying to continue this process during the current situation: Driffield and Haltemprice.
Men in Sheds Woodmansey, Beverley.

Men in Sheds Woodmansey, Beverley.

A shed within a greenhouse!
Community Led Housing in East Yorkshire - support to start the process

Community Led Housing in East Yorkshire - support to start the process

Community-led Housing projects are run by individual community groups determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want. These projects are aimed at solving local problems through local control.

Neighbourhood Development Plans support

HWRA can now provide support to communities who wish to proceed with a Neighbourhood Plan. Support is available through the whole process, as we have now teamed up with a Planning Consultant who is also an External Examiner for Neighbourhood Plans. This will ensure that as well support and advice on Community Engagement, we can provide technical support on Planning issues.

Community Led Plans support

A Community Led Plan, formerly known as a Parish Plan, is a step by step process for communities to develop a plan for the future, which takes into account the needs of all who live and work in the community. The Action Plan developed as part of the process, sets out a vision and how this will be achieved. Community Led Plans are suitable for any size of community, be that rural or urban and take on average 12 18th months to complete.

Community Review

What is a Community Review? It is a one night community consultation event that will identify the prioritisies, the needs and aspirations and the actions that local residents would like to implement. Lengthy consultation processes are unsuitable for smaller communities, so Humber & Wolds RCC will provide a support package to enable these settlements to conduct this process and give the community a voice.

SHAPE Group (South Holderness Association of Parish Enterprise)

20th January 2020

The SHAPE Group consists of 13 Parish Councils in South East Holderness who meet quarterly to discuss issues of common internet and to work out ways to solve these issues. The Group is supported by a Peter Hirschfeld, who acts as Secretary and Treasurer to the organisation and organises the meetings. To learn more see below.

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Village Halls

** Do you help run a village or community hall? ** This is IMPORTANT if you do! ACRE is responsible for writing everyday hiring agreements, licensing, working with MPs and more. Our 2009 survey helped secure 3m in funding for Village Halls and we know you need more. If you have some spare time this weekend, please take some time to complete our National Village and Community Halls Survey. You've only got until the 31st March and every answer will help us make sure hall trustees get the best advice and service we can give as well as the power to drive positive change.

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FREE Suicide Prevention Training in Beverley

One in 15 people will attempt suicide at some point in their lives. Anyone can suffer from suicidal thoughts but every one of us can make a difference. FREE suicide prevention training workshops are being held in Beverley on Wednesday 11 March 2020 at Waffle 21, Colonial House, Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, HU17 0LS. Sessions will run 1.30pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4pm.

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