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Testimonials

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’.
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Projects

Please see below our current projects.

Men in Sheds Project

Men in Sheds Project

The Men in Sheds project supports local communities from across the East Riding, North & North East Lincolnshire to develop Men’s Sheds in their locality, where an identified need has been established. Sheds are predominately aimed at men but usually anyone over 18 can get involved. Shed’s are a place where people can take part in activities, share, and learn new skills, share ideas, and make new friendships within a supportive environment.
E-bike Scheme North East Lincolnshire

E-bike Scheme North East Lincolnshire

E-bikes and E-trikes are being loaned to people living, working, or studying in the county. In a bid to get people more active and boost air quality, we are loaning out bikes for a two- week period. 

Village Halls Advisory Service

There are 10,000 village halls in England which represents the largest network of community-owned facilities in rural Britain. At the heart of rural community life, they provide a hub for social activities, classes and services such as post offices, doctors’ surgeries and shops.
Wheels to Work Scheme North East Lincolnshire (Scooter Hire Scheme)

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

The Wheels to Work North East Lincolnshire scheme is now taking applications from individuals who are experiencing transport difficulties to enable them to get to work, take up new opportunities, education or training. For scheme details, eligibility criteria or for further information about the Wheels to Work Scheme click the read more link below:
Voluntary Car Service

Voluntary Car Service

As from 21 September the Voluntary Car Service which operates in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire will reopen following suspension in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funded by North Lincolnshire Council we are delighted to be back albeit operating a very limited service. We will be reviewing the service on a very regular basis as we follow guidance set by the Government and the Community Transport Association. Key points: • We can only offer transport for essential medical appointments. Other requests will be signposted to other Organisations and solutions sought • We can transport only one person per booking • Passengers must wear face masks/coverings. Our Drivers will wear a mask also • Cars will be cleaned before and after each passenger • No cash payments – invoices will be sent direct from the office. Our registered passengers have all received the up to date guidance by post during the past few weeks. New updates and future changes to the service will be posted here. For further information please contact us on 01652 637700

North & North East Lincs. Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

23rd September 2021

Humber & Wolds Rural Action set up the North Lincs Bulk Oil Buying scheme in 2016, with the aim of saving money on heating your home, workplace, Church or Village Hall. We have now added North East Lincolnshire residents to the scheme. Our oil buying scheme offers residents and businesses the opportunity to receive lower prices for their fuel and therefore communities and their residents can make the most of bulk buying power can make significant savings.
YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

27th May 2020

Humber & Wolds Rural Action set up the YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying scheme in 2013, with the aim of saving money on heating your home, workplace, Church or Village Hall. Our bulk oil buying scheme offers residents and businesses the opportunity to receive lower prices for their fuel so that communities and their residents can make the most of bulk buying power can make significant savings.
Community-Led Housing in East Yorkshire - Housing by communities, for communities.

Community-Led Housing in East Yorkshire - Housing by communities, for communities.

14th April 2022

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

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.

Neighbourhood Development Plans support

2nd July 2020

HWRA can now provide support to communities who wish to proceed with a Neighbourhood Plan. Support is available for Community Engagement exercises and capacity building for the NDP group.

Community Review

What is a Community Review? It is a short community consultation exercise that will identify the prioritises, the needs and aspirations and the actions that local residents would like to implement in their community. Lengthy consultation processes are unsuitable for smaller communities, so Humber & Wolds Rural Action will provide a support package to enable these settlements to conduct this process and give the community a voice in decision making.

SHAPE Group (South Holderness Association of Parish Enterprise)

2nd July 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 (HWRA), who acts as Secretary and Treasurer to the organisation and organises the meetings. To learn more see below.

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ACRE welcomes new grant scheme for improving village halls

National charity says £3 million fund announced by government will safeguard the future of many valued rural community buildings Timed to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the government has committed to supporting over 100 rural community buildings with capital improvements. This follows in the footsteps of investments made in village halls as part of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (1897) and King George V‘s Silver Jubilee (1935). There are over 10,000 village halls to be found in most rural communities across England, providing residents with what is quite often the only place to meet and socialise locally. They host a wide range of activities from exercises classes, playgroups to weddings and many accommodate vital services such as post offices, doctors’ surgeries and shops.

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£400 grant will be paid to everyone with an electricity meter

The £400 grant (replacing what was a £200 loan) will be paid to everyone with an electricity meter by their electricity retail supplier through discounts to their bills and for pre-paid meter users as a credit to their pre-pay arrangement. This means no fundamental disadvantage to off gas grid users of heating oil, they will just have very small electricity bills to compensate for much higher oil purchases. There is, of course, an issue for the small number of people not on the electricity grid at all who will get nothing. There will however be the question of people off the gas grid having to find very large sums to re-fill their oil tanks when the £400 will drip into their accounts by way of reduced electricity Bills, so the problem becomes mainly a cashflow one. For those on means tested benefits there will be £650 paid in two instalments, there are as yet no details specified about when. This could help with the cashflow issue depending on when it is paid. There may be a case for ACRE and other rural organisations to call for this to be paid up front to those off gas grid in order to enable them to fill oil tanks over the summer and smooth out demand whilst enabling timing choice to get the best price.

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