A proposed shake up of parking charges in Hull could see residents charged £20 a year to park their cars outside their own homes.
Currently, residents pay £7.50 to pay for an annual controlled parking zone permit, but the council says that is well below the economic cost and taxpayers are making up the shortfall.
The council has agreed to delay making the final decision until after twenty eight thousand households in the zones have been consulted in the New Year.
Frazer Maude reports from Hull:
Hull Councillors are to consult hundreds of people in the city on whether they want to have residential parking restrictions in their areas. The proposed fee for areas which vote in favour would be £20.
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People who live in Hull will be given the option to vote for a controlled parking zone in their area which they will be charged to use.
Hull City Council say residents will be consulted on the issue and, where people vote in favour of the move, residents will be charged £20 per year. The charges will not apply to people living in existing stadium zones.
From January 2015, 28,000 householders across the city will be asked to choose between retaining their zone or withdrawing it.
Officers recommended that the cost of permits should be increased to £33 to fully cover operating costs, but in my view an overnight increase of this magnitude is unacceptable. On the other hand, it is unreasonable for other, often less well-off, residents who do not require permits to fully subsidise the costs for those that do.
I hope that most residents, both permit holders and others, will see this proposal as a reasonable compromise but the review will give residents their opportunity to have their say on the future of parking zones in their local area, ensuring that residents who wish to remain within a zone have preferential parking over non-residents.
Once the feedback is collated a final decision will then be made on the future of each zone.
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North Yorkshire Police have issued a warning to residents following two reports of telephone fraud in the Ripon area.
Elderly victims have received unsolicited phone calls from a person purporting to be a police officer from another police force.
They have falsely informed the victims that their bank accounts have been compromised and there have been fraudulent transactions on their accounts.
The victims have been told to attend their banks and transfer money to a “secure bank account” to keep it safe.
On one occasion a taxi is believed to have been ordered to pick the victim up and take her to the bank to withdraw her funds.
Fortunately, the police were alerted to the incidents before any money was transferred and are investigating both crimes.
Police officers will never, ever ask members of the public to transfer their money to another account, nor will anyone else from a legitimate organisation.
“These fraudsters often target elderly or vulnerable people in the community so it is also important that people remain vigilant of them targeting elderly members of their own family or their neighbours.
“If anyone does receive calls of a similar nature purporting to be from the police or any other agency asking them to transfer their money to another bank account they should finish the call immediately and contact the police.”
"Anyone who has been targeted in a similar manner, or has any information about these frauds, is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room. "
North Yorkshire Police has issued the following advice if anyone is contacted:
· Do not transfer money to an unknown bank account either online or in person.
· Do not pass any personal information over the phone or in person to any cold callers.
· Always check with your bank if you are called by anyone claiming to be from a bank fraud investigation team.
· When you make the phone call, ensure that you have a dialing tone before making the call, or use a different phone line to the one the fraudsters have called on.
· Protect your identity and always ensure you destroy or shred any documents containing personal information before disposing of them.
· Don't use makeshift post boxes at the end of your drive where identity thieves can pick up your post
· If you believe you have been a victim of bank fraud please contact your bank in the first instance and report it to your local police on 101.
Visit the Action Fraud website for more information about fraud, how to avoid it and what to do if you are a victimwww.actionfraud.police.uk
It is one of aviation's annual highlights with 150,000 visitors flocking each year to the Waddington International Airshow in Lincolnshire.
But with a new £35 million project to replace the current runway it will be at least two years before the base's next big display.
Today though, Calendar's cameras were allowed inside to see just how the work is coming on. Adam Fowler reports.
Former England and Lincoln City manager Graham Taylor will officially launch the new-look Lincoln 10k this afternoon
Thousands of people are expected to take part in the new-look Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K which takes place on Sunday 22nd March.
The event is being staged by Jane Tomlinson's Run For All for the first time, in partnership with the City of Lincoln Council.
The event is set to raise tens of thousands of pounds for good causes. The event weekend will also include the new Arena Group Mini and Junior Runs which take place in the city on Saturday 21st March.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce plans today to electrify cross-Pennine rail links between Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester to increase capacity and cut journey times.
The Sheffield Hallam MP will also reveal plans to extend the full stretch of the M62 between Manchester and Leeds to eight lanes plus improvements for the Woodhead Pass between Sheffield and Manchester.
Former England rugby union captain and Celebrity Masterchef winner Phil Vickery will head a team of judges to find the region's tastiest banger as part of British sausage Week
Six local butchers will battle it out for the top accolade at a cook-off at The Cross Key gastropub in Leeds having been shortlisted from hundreds of entrants. Three of them have been shortlisted in the traditional sausage category and the other three in the innovative sausage category.
South Yorkshire's Freedom Riders, who are campaigning for free train travel for all old people, will lobby the county's transport chiefs today.
They plan to hand over results of their own consultation, at today's meeting of the South Yorkshire passenger Transport Executive, which shows the public is overwhelmingly in favour of free rail travel for pensioners being restored..
The Freedom Riders carried out their own consultation on whether free train travel for older people should be restored because they were unhappy that transport chiefs carried out a public consultation but failed to ask any questions about concessionary fares.
The results of the Freedom Riders survey showed that of the 617 people who responded:
- 609 were in favour of free train travel for elderly, only 8 against.
- 544 wanted free travel at any time, the same as for disabled people, 65 wanted it off peak only.
- 589 wanted it in South and West Yorkshire, 20 only for South Yorkshire.
"The very high number wanting restoration of free train travel into West Yorkshire as well as in South Yorkshire is remarkable.
"It shows that older people strongly resent being 'banned' from travelling into West Yorkhire."