East Riding of Yorkshire Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a unitary authority which means that all local council services are provided by the same council. This is different to other parts of the country where responsibility is shared between a county council and a local district or borough council.
The East Riding is divided into 26 wards, each of which is represented by one or more councillors (also known as members). East Riding of Yorkshire Council covers approximately 930 square miles, making it one of the largest unitary authorities in the country.
The council’s five corporate priorities are:
- Maximising our potential: working with others to support sustainable economic growth and strong communities, ensuring the east Riding is a great place to invest in, live, work and visit.
- Valuing our environment: responding to climate change, developing our infrastructure and safeguarding our heritage.
- Supporting vulnerable people, reducing inequalities: supporting in times of need, protecting from harm and improving the quality of life.
- Promoting health, wellbeing and independence: helping people to stay healthy, strong and fit for the future.
- Reducing costs, raising performance: developing our workforce and working with partners to provide excellent service, effective governance and value for money.
“East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to supporting Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and has signed up as a principal partner. The council believes that the investment it is making will provide numerous benefits for East Riding residents and local communities in being able to fully engage with the celebrations planned for the year.
“The council’s partnership with the Hull 2017 will deliver a £1 million package of funding and support to help stage and enhance the UK City of Culture celebrations, alongside opportunities for local residents and cultural venues to play their part in a year of transformative arts and culture that will resonate across the north of England, the UK and beyond.
“Hull UK City of Culture 2017 will provide a national and global platform to showcase the cultural offer of both the city and the East Riding as well as an opportunity to promote the whole area as a must-see tourist destination, a sector vital to both economies and one which we are keen to grow.”
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council