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Next Meetings

Resources & Asset Management

9 Mar 21 - 19:15

Meeting to be held online using Zoom. Public welcome, but please note, you must remain muted throughout the meeting unless invited to speak. See agenda for details. Additional documents are available to the public by emailing clerk@howden-tc.gov.uk


Town Council Meeting

16 Mar 21 - 19:00 to 21:00


6 Apr 21 - 19:15 to 19:45

Updates and News

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Howden Town Centre Pedestrianisation Survey Link 

Please click on the link below to access the survey set up by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council regarding a consultation on the temporary pedestrianisation of the Market Place. Please note this is not a Town Council survey, and sharing for information only, so unable to answer any questions related to this. Thank you



Howden Post Office UPDATE CLOSED

Unfortunately due the Dove House Hospice Shop closing due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Howden Post Office will not be running. It will remain closed until restrictions are lifted. 


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 March 31st 2020 in the form required by proper practices (AGAR). A copy of the AGAR and related documentation can be found on the Documents page of the website.




 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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Bank Holiday Opening Hours
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Disability Access
Separate disabled toilet with Radar key
Separate baby changing room
Last updated

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


3 Blakeys Crossing Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7GE

Continued use of one half of double integral garage as living accommodation


Hull Road Roundabout, Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire

Display of 4 non-illuminated, free-standing, pole-mounted signs


Land North East Of 1 Broad Lane, Howden, East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7GG

Erection of a general purpose agricultural building,


Barn Hill Farm, Agricultural Land, Selby Road, Howden

Change of use, conversion and extension of existing domestic garage to form tea room/cafe bistro (AMENDED PLANS)


Ashes Playing Fields, Treeton Road, Howden, East Riding Of Yorkshire

HOWDEN CONSERVATION TRUST - Fell Sycamore (T19) due to works on playground and basal growth damaging boundary walls.


Ashes Playing Fields, Treeton Road, Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire

Siting of water storage tank to service an automated irrigation system for the bowling green.


Land West Of 2 Wood Lane Cottages Station Road Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7AF

Erection of 87 dwellings (including 21 affordable) with associated access, parking, balancing pond, public open space and landscaping.


Land South Of May Cottage 10 The Willows Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7GD

Erection of a dwelling with associated works and infrastructure