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East Riding & Hull City Councils urging residents to have their say on devolution proposal

People in Hull and the East Riding have just over a month to have their say on the devolution proposal for the region, as the consultation reaches the midway point.

Thousands have already taken part in the public consultation on the proposal, which could determine the future of the area.

The devolution proposal includes the formation of a mayoral combined authority, which could bring more than £400m of investment and greater control over decision-making in the area for both Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Both councils are urging residents, business owners and employees to read the proposal and have their say before the consultation ends on Tuesday 27 February.

People can do this via the online survey here or by visiting in-person events held across Hull and the East Riding, listed below.

Cllr Mike Ross, leader of Hull City Council, said: “As we reach halfway through the consultation period, I would like to thank the thousands of people who have already had their say by filling in the survey. It is important that thousands more do as well.

“It has been a pleasure to speak to residents at our consultation events across the city and hear first-hand their thoughts and questions on the proposals.

“This is the chance for you to influence what the future of this region could look like, so I urge everyone to either go online or visit one of our upcoming events to fill in the consultation.”

Cllr Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We have had a fantastic response to the consultation so far and it’s been great getting out and finding out what people think about devolution, answering their questions and helping to clear up some misconceptions about what devolution is.

“I must stress again; this is not a proposed merger of our two councils or areas. The mayoral combined authority would be a separate entity and both councils would continue to carry out their day-to-day operations separately.

“We have already heard from thousands of people and we’re only halfway through the consultation, so please, if you haven’t already, read the proposal, come to our events, complete the consultation and have your say. We want to hear from you.”

The remaining in-person events are as follows:

DateTimeLocation
Monday 29 January10am to 12noonBransholme Library, Goodhart Road, Hull, HU7 4EF
Monday 29 January2pm to 4pmGreenwood Avenue Library, Greenwood Avenue, Hull, HU6 9RU
Tuesday 30 January2pm to 4pmIngs Library, Savoy Road, Hull, HU8 0TY
Wednesday 31 January5pm to 7pmEnnerdale Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Hull, HU7 6EA
Thursday 1 February11am to 12noonBrough Petuaria Centre, Centurion Way, Brough, HU15 1DF
Thursday 1 February11:30am to 1:30pmThe Well, River City Church, Holderness Road, Hull, HU9 2BN
Thursday 1 February3:30pm to 5pmEast Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, Burnby Lane, Pocklington, YO42 2QE
Friday 2 February10am to 11amMarket Weighton Wicstun Centre, 14 Beverley Road, Market Weighton, YO43 3JP
Friday 2 February12noon to 1pmHowden Library, 69 Hailgate, Howden, DN14 7SX
Friday 2 February3:30pm to 6:30pmEast Riding Leisure Haltemprice, Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ
Monday 5 February10am to 12noonGipsyville Library, Hessle Road, Hull, HU4 6JA
Monday 5 February1pm to 3pmWestern Library, Boulevard, Hull, HU3 3EA
Tuesday 6 February1pm to 3pmWaudby Library, Helmswell Road, Hull, HU9 5UZ
Thursday 8 February10am to 12noonWoodford Leisure Centre, Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU
Thursday 8 February3:30pm to 6:30pmEast Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 2QQ
Saturday 10 February10am to 11:30amBeverley Library, Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE
Monday 12 February11am to 1pmAvenue Library, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 3TS
Monday 12 February2pm to 4pmFred Moore Library, Wold Road, Hull, HU5 5UN
Wednesday 14 February10am to 12noonEast Park Library, Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU
Wednesday 14 February1pm to 3pmCentral Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
Thursday 15 February10am to 12noonOasis Community Church, Newland Avenue, Hull, HU5 2NB
Thursday 15 February5pm to 7pmAlbert Avenue Pools and Fitness, Albert Avenue, Hull, HU3 6QE
Tuesday 13 February11am to 12noonHessle Centre, Southgate, Hessle, HU13 0RB
Monday 19 February9:30am to 11amEast Riding Leisure Withernsea, Queen Street, Withernsea, HU19 2HB
Monday 19 February11am to 12noonHedon Centre, 31 St Augustine’s Gate, Hedon, HU12 8EX
Thursday 22 February4pm to 8:30pmHull Ice Arena, Kingston Street, Hull, HU1 2DZ

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