13/07/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


13/07/2014

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Good evening from BBC Look North. It's hoped ?300,000 worth of

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investment will help to boost East Riding's high streets and ldad to

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the creation of jobs. The council wants local people to think of

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projects that could revitalhse town centres, and says the best hdeas

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will be funded with grants of up to ?5,000. Tolu Adeoye reports.

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The Great British High Stredt hasn't been quite so great in recent years.

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There's been lots in our arda to try and get shoppers back.

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Riding Council is offering grants to groups with ideas to improvd town

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It might take a lick of paint, it might take some flowers, but at

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the end, we want to see a vhbrant high street in all of our towns

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pop`shop in Bridlington, whhch was paid for by a Government gr`nt. It

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allows people to showcase their businesses for a short time.

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Got some really good feedback from people, where people are gohng from

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Got some really good feedback from people, where people are going

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to our other business. Therd is some evidence nationally that high

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There is some evidence nationally that high streets are doing better.

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big companies like Comet went bust, around 20% are still vaccant on the

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high street, but that rises to 9% for shopping centres and 37$ in

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retail parks. Where the high street responds to

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are doing really well. Therd are still vacancies on high strdets

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too, so we can't afford to be complacent.

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Gainsborough is another town in our area that's invested to bring in

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make the city centre more accessible.

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as though we're achieving what we want to, which is encourage visitors

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The footfall figures, which we do monitor, are encouraging.

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East Riding Council has put up 300,000 for the project. Now it s

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left to groups across the area to come up with ideas, like thd pop`up

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ideas, like the pop`up shop, and bid to take them to the high street

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An event's been held to raise support for a campaign to s`ve a

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North Lincolnshire airfield which could be sold off as farmland. The

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council is working with a local gliding club to try and arr`nge the

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purchase of the airstrip, at this RAF base at Kirton in Lindsdy. The

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public were invited to an open day at the base today, in an effort to

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raise support. The Ministry of Defence is selling the land, which

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We are trying to facilitate the transition from militarx status

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into civilian status, and ensure that is a positive

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experience not only for the gliding club, but for the residents.

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Local MPs say they're shockdd by the latest revelations

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surrounding historic allegations of sexual abuse at Westminster.

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The Government has launched an investigation into missing files

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relating to alleged child abuse by senior figures in the 1980s.

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Shadow Home Office Minister and Hull North MP Diana Johnson told

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today's Sunday Politics that it s important to find out the truth

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Most MPs are shocked to havd heard about these allegations,

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the potential there might h`ve been a cover`up, I think MPs are taken

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aback by this, and that is why we are very pleased that there is going

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to be this full enquiry, and particularly,

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this enquiry about the Home Office and what it did or didn't do.

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We need to get to the bottol of what has happened.

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Time to take a look at the latest weather forecast now.

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We've seen some showers this evening.

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We'll continue to see more, by the coast especially.

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Further inland, drier conditions, clearer skies and temperatures 3,

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Tomorrow ` dry, bright, plenty in the way of sunshine to start

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Some rain to come later in the night.

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Temperatures generally around 22`23 degrees.

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That's all from the Look North team for this evening. Good night.

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Good evening. A fine night ahead. A few showers are lingering across

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eastern England and eastern Scotland. They should fade away into

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the small hours. There will be clear skies and it will be a fresher night

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and last night. Temperatures will slide down into the mid-teens and

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lower. A

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