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Next Meetings

Town Council Meeting

19 Jan 21 - 19:00 to 21:00

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 by emailing clerk@howden-tc.gov.uk



2 Feb 21 - 19:15 to 19:45


9 Feb 21 - 19:15 to 20:15

Town Council Meeting

16 Feb 21 - 19:00 to 21:00

Updates and News

Ashes Playing Field Trust - Trustee Vacancy

Call for Members: A vacancy has arisen on the The Ashes Playing Field Trust and we would like Howden residents to put themselves forward.

The Trustees are responsible for the upkeep of the park and the management of the Trust.
The Trust includes six members nominated by the Town Council and it is within that group there is a space.
Anybody who is interested in serving as a Trustee is invited to contact me at the Town Council by letter or e-mail with some background information and why you would like to be on the Trust.
Sarah Hardcastle
Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to Howden Town Council
17 Bridgegate
East Yorkshire DN14 7AE
Tel 01430 430111
E-mail clerk@howden-tc.gov.uk

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


Taken from ERYC website:
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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.


Free Cycle Courses from East Riding:


Public Rights of Way information:

Emergency Planning and Important Numbers:

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)