New liaison group for community desires

David Rudd, Andy Burton and Mike Stathers
David Rudd, Andy Burton and Mike Stathers

East Yorkshire’s western parish and town councils have been invited to join a newly-formed liaison group set up to deal with community ideas and aspirations over the next five years.

The Wolds Weighton Liaison Group has been drawn up by the three Wolds Weighton Ward councillors on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Andy Burton, David Rudd and Mike Stathers. It will hold its meeting at the Community Hall in Market Weighton on Thursday, 28 January, 2016, at 7pm.

Coun Stathers, who is also business and community officer for the East Yorkshire Constituency Conservative Association, said: “We believe there is nothing quite like this anywhere else in the East Riding so we are hoping the parish councils will work with us to help to identify and deal with issues affecting local residents and our rural communities.

“The group will act as a conduit for communication, a forum where urgent matters can be prioritised and discussed and where the office of the ward councillors can be used to achieve successful solutions to grassroot problems”.

A letter has already been sent to Market Weighton Town Council and every parish council in the ward inviting them to send a representative to serve on the group.

Coun Burton said: “This will be a working forum where things that matter to our residents can be discussed. By working together with our town and parish councils I’m confident we can deliver better outcomes for residents in our ward.

“Wolds Weighton is a large rural area with a wide range of challenges facing its population and we know we can achieve more by working in partnership than we could on our own.”

Coun Rudd said: “This is a marvellous opportunity for a representative from each of our parish councils and Market Weighton Town Council to bring their constituents’ ideas and concerns to their three ward councillors about East Riding of Yorkshire Council services.

“The united representation will give more weight than single councillor lobbying.”