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Women into Manufacturing and Engineering Open Day – Hull Guildhall

Saturday 6th October 2018

We’re looking forward to the Women into Manufacturing and Engineering open day at the Guildhall this Saturday. We’ll be there along with a host of other local companies and organisations (such as Siemens Gamesa, Airco, Swift, etc) to give advice to visitors and to talk about opportunities across the sector.

Follow this link for more details:

http://greenporthull.co.uk/news/events-to-inspire-females-to-take-up-manufacturing-and-engineering-careers

 

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Civic Day Celebrates Humber Bridge’s Place at Heart of Community

 

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The region’s dignitaries who attended the Civic Day at the Humber Bridge on Saturday, in front of the north tower.

DIGNITARIES and Civic Leaders gathered at the Humber Bridge on Saturday to celebrate the iconic structure’s place at the heart of the local community.

Mayors of Hull, Barton and North Lincolnshire; the Lord Lieutenant of East Yorkshire and Vice Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, and; representatives from the four local authorities and town councils near to the bridge, all took part in the Civic event which included a tour of the bridge and a trip up the north tower.

The visit was organised by the Humber Bridge Board to celebrate the close working relationship the Board has with its local stakeholders and the public.

It was organised by Cllr Sean Chaytor, Labour councillor for Marfleet and Vice Chair of the Humber Bridge Board, who said it pointed the way to a more open future where the public will be able to tour the bridge, from the inner workings beneath the road surface to the tops of the towers.

Cllr Chaytor said: “This is the first of a series of events which aim to demonstrate how much we appreciate the partnerships with have with our stakeholders in the region, and the public. It is about firmly cementing the bridge into the fabric of the local community.

“All the dignitaries who have attended have seen a totally new and different side to the Humber Bridge and one they will not forget, particularly the views from the top of the towers which are spectacular.”

Cllr Chaytor added that events like this were a ‘warm up’ for the Humber Bridge’s 40th anniversary celebrations, which will take place throughout 2021.

He said: “There will be a huge amount going on over the next couple of years as we move towards 2021, and then a whole year of fantastic events and activities to celebrate the bridge’s 40th birthday. In many ways, the Civic Day is a soft launch of all of that.”

As well as touring the bridge, guests heard talks from the Hidden Histories team about how the Heritage Lottery-funded project was progressing, and took in the Soap Box Derby, which was also taking place on Saturday.

They were greeted by Humber Bridge Chief Executive Dr Kevin Moore, who was part of the team that guided the dignitaries around the bridge.

Dr Moore said: “It was a privilege to show our guests around the bridge to enable them to understand more about what we do here, but more importantly the value of the asset that we are entrusted to manage.

“The Humber Bridge is a true icon of this region and tours like this really help to enforce that status within the hearts and minds of local people.”

For more information contact Nick Glaves at The PR Company on (01430) 478555, 07868 359016 or email nick@tprc.co.uk.

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High-sided and Vulnerable Vehicles Defined as Part of New Campaign

The Humber Bridge Board has released a list of vehicles that are regarded as vulnerable or high-sided and are prohibited from crossing the bridge in high winds.

The Board is publishing this list as, unfortunately, even when the bridge is closed to high-sided vehicles, a number of drivers choose to ignore the warning and guidance and continue their journey, putting themselves and other users at risk.

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According to Humber Bridge Chief Executive, Dr Kevin Moore, “Some people will cross because they do not realise they are driving a high-sided vehicle.”

Dr Moore said: “We understand there is some confusion around exactly what constitutes a high-sided vehicle. As a result, we have consulted with agencies such as the Road Haulage Association and Humberside Police to compile a list which will help people understand which vehicles are unsafe to cross in high winds.

“The list can be found on our website, and we will also be handing out information at the toll booths. People can also find out the details on our social media channels.”

Dr Moore added: ”Unfortunately, it appears that some drivers are fully aware that they are not supposed to cross during windy conditions but deliberately flout the rules, putting themselves and others at risk.”

The vehicles that should not cross the Humber Bridge in high winds are:

• High-sided rigid or articulated HGVs*
• Articulated tippers*
• Rigid tippers*
• Car transporters
• Abnormal loads
• Double-decker buses
• Motorhomes
• Furniture vans
• Luton vans
• Transit van-style vehicles with modifications
• Vehicles with trailers or caravans
• Motorcycles and mopeds
• Three-wheelers

*Regardless of whether empty or full

The Humber Bridge Board is also advising drivers who have roofboxes to make sure  that they are properly fastened to their cars before crossing the bridge.

Download our High-sided Vehicle Chart

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