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Good evening from BBC Look North. It's hoped ?300,000 worth of
investment will help to boost East Riding's high streets and ldad to
the creation of jobs. The council wants local people to think of
projects that could revitalhse town centres, and says the best hdeas
will be funded with grants of up to ?5,000. Tolu Adeoye reports.
The Great British High Stredt hasn't been quite so great in recent years.
There's been lots in our arda to try and get shoppers back.
Riding Council is offering grants to groups with ideas to improvd town
It might take a lick of paint, it might take some flowers, but at
the end, we want to see a vhbrant high street in all of our towns
pop`shop in Bridlington, whhch was paid for by a Government gr`nt. It
allows people to showcase their businesses for a short time.
Got some really good feedback from people, where people are gohng from
Got some really good feedback from people, where people are going
to our other business. Therd is some evidence nationally that high
There is some evidence nationally that high streets are doing better.
big companies like Comet went bust, around 20% are still vaccant on the
high street, but that rises to 9% for shopping centres and 37$ in
retail parks. Where the high street responds to
are doing really well. Therd are still vacancies on high strdets
too, so we can't afford to be complacent.
Gainsborough is another town in our area that's invested to bring in
make the city centre more accessible.
as though we're achieving what we want to, which is encourage visitors
The footfall figures, which we do monitor, are encouraging.
East Riding Council has put up 300,000 for the project. Now it s
left to groups across the area to come up with ideas, like thd pop`up
ideas, like the pop`up shop, and bid to take them to the high street
An event's been held to raise support for a campaign to s`ve a
North Lincolnshire airfield which could be sold off as farmland. The
council is working with a local gliding club to try and arr`nge the
purchase of the airstrip, at this RAF base at Kirton in Lindsdy. The
public were invited to an open day at the base today, in an effort to
raise support. The Ministry of Defence is selling the land, which
We are trying to facilitate the transition from militarx status
into civilian status, and ensure that is a positive
experience not only for the gliding club, but for the residents.
Local MPs say they're shockdd by the latest revelations
surrounding historic allegations of sexual abuse at Westminster.
The Government has launched an investigation into missing files
relating to alleged child abuse by senior figures in the 1980s.
Shadow Home Office Minister and Hull North MP Diana Johnson told
today's Sunday Politics that it s important to find out the truth
Most MPs are shocked to havd heard about these allegations,
the potential there might h`ve been a cover`up, I think MPs are taken
aback by this, and that is why we are very pleased that there is going
to be this full enquiry, and particularly,
this enquiry about the Home Office and what it did or didn't do.
We need to get to the bottol of what has happened.
Time to take a look at the latest weather forecast now.
We've seen some showers this evening.
We'll continue to see more, by the coast especially.
Further inland, drier conditions, clearer skies and temperatures 3,
Tomorrow ` dry, bright, plenty in the way of sunshine to start
Some rain to come later in the night.
Temperatures generally around 22`23 degrees.
That's all from the Look North team for this evening. Good night.
Good evening. A fine night ahead. A few showers are lingering across
eastern England and eastern Scotland. They should fade away into
the small hours. There will be clear skies and it will be a fresher night
and last night. Temperatures will slide down into the mid-teens and