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Next Meetings

Town Council Meeting

15 Dec 20 - 19:00 to 21:00


5 Jan 21 - 19:15 to 19:45

Town Council Meeting

19 Jan 21 - 19:00 to 21:00

Updates and News

 Remembrance Day 2020:

 Due to the strict Covid-19 regulations we must adhere to, we have made the difficult decision to not hold a Remembrance event this year.

 As a Town Council, we have a duty of care to the people of Howden, and organising an event during a pandemic, where people would come together and potentially actively spread the virus is not something we can do.

However, we are still passionate about our role in honouring the Fallen in the safest way possible.

We are very grateful to Councillor David Howard who is using his film making expertise to pre-record a service, including the Minster Choir singing and the names of the Fallen read.

This will be incorporated into a live stream on ‘Facebook Live’ on our social media page and You Tube at 11am on Sunday November 8th (Further details of this to follow). Wreaths will be laid by our designated representatives on the day, strictly adhering to the ‘Rule of Six’.

We are asking people not to congregate at the Cenotaph or anywhere else on the day, but to follow the national initiative of standing on your doorstep to remember the Fallen at 11am. The Church bells will be rung, and a bugle will sound to announce the start of the silence.

We still encourage anybody who would like to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph to do so, but remind you this can be done at any time on the day and indeed leading up to Armistice Day itself on Wednesday November 11th. If you do decide to do this please observe social distancing at all times and be mindful of those around you.

We have taken advice from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police and East Riding Public Health team in making these decisions.

Thank you for your understanding in these increasingly difficult times.


Goole Go-Far Bus Service To Resume:

The Friday bus service will be resume on the 4th September with reduced seating. For more information visit https://www.goolegofar.org.uk/new-page.html.


Late Night Shopping 2020 - Cancelled

Sadly the Town Council has had to make the difficult decision to cancel plans for this year's late night shopping event.

While it may still seem a long way to December, it takes a long time to plan for an event such as this and public gatherings are unlikely to resume any time soon.
As every other year, the Town Council will still be lighting up the town. We encourage you to do as much of your shopping in the Town and see what our fantastic independent shops have to offer!

The Howden Post Office Service is now Closed.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control the 'pop up' Post Office service that was at the Town Council Offices is no longer running.

As soon as we hear any news from Post Office Ltd on their future plans we will let you know.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for 2019/2020:

Under The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 the Town Council has prepared Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2020 in the form required by proper practices (the AGAR). A copy of the AGAR documentation can be found on the Documents page under the 'Council Financial Reports' section. 

Message from Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire:



 Howden Public Toilets Re-opened 

Received from East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

In line with recent changes to Government advice, the Council plans to re-open the remaining public conveniences across the East Riding of Yorkshire, to provide clean toilet and hand-washing facilities, due to an expected increase in footfall from people visiting non-essential shops and other facilities opening on Monday, 15 June 2020.

We have taken this step for public health reasons, to protect the local environment and to maintain appropriate public behaviour.
Further, we have taken into consideration the needs of those people with disabilities who will also visit the area.
We have increased our cleaning operation, and will be using signs to advise people to wash their hands, and keep a safe distance from others.

From next week, the Council is re-opening the toilets at: 
Howden (Mon-Sun)
Charles Briggs Avenue, Hailgate, Howden, DN14 7SX

We continue to urge people not to travel without a reasonable excuse, and to stay local to where they live. However, we are continuing to monitor the situation on-the-ground in our Town Centres and visitor attractions, and will look to take additional steps, should they be required, to protect the public as we move towards the Summer.
Paul Bellotti

Director of Communities and Environment


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Howden Market Place - Survey Now Closed


Thank you to all who participated in the ‘test the water’ pedestrianisation of Market Place survey. This was a very short notice survey request by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to get a feel for any possible changes in Howden town centre so they could include them in a couple of applications to the Government for funding under the guidance the Government had been issued regards social distancing, encouraging walking and cycling and opening up town centres.

590 responses were received with 572 votes. There was no clear majority for change. 45% opted for option 5 – no change and 55% opted for some change (options 1 – 4) with option 2 being the preferred option at 25%. The majority of votes were from the public, then from visitors and a small percentage from businesses. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council have been informed of the results and will not take this opportunity for change any further.

 The five options offered can be viewed here.


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Coronavirus - Important Advice

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Latest Planning Applications


Minster Churchside Church Side Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire

HOWDEN CONSERVATION AREA - Fell 1 no. Yew tree due to tree being in decline and suggested presence of pyhtophera root rot


7 Buttfield Road Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7DW

Certificate of Lawfulness for the erection of a single storey extension to side


2 Langrick Avenue Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7SN

Erection of single storey outbuilding to provide garage and storage/office, linked to the house with a flat roofed carport - Revised Scheme of Ref: 20/01327/PLF


8 Hull Road Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7AH

Alteration to roof at rear, erection of detached outbuilding and application of render to external surfaces


Symes Bains Broomer 21 Market Place Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7BL

Installation of replacement shop front


7 Bellcross Lane Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7TG

Erection of a tree house to rear


Apartment 1 Hailgate House 41 Hailgate Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7SL

HOWDEN CONSERVATION AREA - Crown lift 1 no. Sycamore tree (T1) to 4 metres and crown thin by 15% due to close proximity to the property and remove ivy; Crown reduce 1 no. Spruce tree (T2) by 2 metres due to close proximity to the property; Remove ivy from 1 no. Sycamore tree (T3); Crown lift 1 no. Lime tree (T4) to 4 metres to remove deadwood and epicormic growth


Woodlands Farm Station Road Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7LG

Variation of condition 16 (Approved Plans - Site Layout) of planning application 18/00204/PLF (Change of use of land to allow the siting of 9 holiday lodges and 9 pods including installation of a drainage system)