East Riding of Yorkshire News

12 Jan 2024

Devolution drop-in events announced across the East Riding

Devolution drop-in events announced across the East Riding: Cllr Handley Devo

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced a series of drop-in events where people can find out more about devolution proposals for the region and have their say in the public consultation. 

Starting next week, there will be devolution drop-in events at locations across the East Riding, giving people the chance to ask questions about the proposal to create a Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) for Hull and East Yorkshire. 

A member of the council’s cabinet will be at each event, along with one of the council’s devolution experts. 

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Printed copies of the survey will be available, and help will be on hand for those who need it. 

Councillor Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We have had a great response to the consultation so far, but want to make sure we reach as many people as possible, and that’s why we are heading out on the road. 

"I plan to be at many of these events myself, so please come along and find out what devolution is all about. 

“There is plenty of time left to have your say in the consultation, make your voice heard and help shape the future of this region.” 

The drop-in events are as follows: 




16 January

3.30pm - 5pm 

East Riding Leisure Driffield  

19 January

10.45am - 12noon 

Goole Library 

24 January 

12noon - 1.30pm 

Hornsea Hub 

25 January 

2pm - 3pm 

Snaith Library  

1 February 

11am - 12noon 

Brough Petuaria Centre 


3.30pm - 5pm 

East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, Pocklington  

 2 February 

10am - 11am 

Market Weighton Wicstun Centre 


12noon - 1pm 

Howden Library 


3.30pm - 5pm 

East Riding Leisure Haltemprice 

8 February 


East Riding Leisure Bridlington 

10 February 

10am - 11.30am 

Beverley Library 

13 February 

11am - 12noon 

Hessle Centre 

19 February 


East Riding Leisure Withernsea 


11am - 12noon 

Hedon Centre 

From now until February 27, people can find out more about the devolution proposals and take part in the consultation at eastriding.gov.uk/devolution

Residents can also visit any East Riding library to get help completing the survey using a computer or completing the questionnaire on paper. 

The Hull and East Yorkshire MCA would have powers to invest in areas such as transport, skills and housing, as well as an additional £400m of devolved funding over the next 30 years to invest in local priorities. 

A combined authority for East Yorkshire does not mean the two councils would merge, only that they would collaborate on certain issues that affect everyone in the region. 

The councils and the delivery of day-to-day responsibilities would remain separate, and local services would not be affected. 

More information

MAIN IMAGE: Councillor Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council. (Picture credit: Tom Arran/Hull City Council)

Contact Information

Mark Westwood
Public relations officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council