East Yorkshire Buses Newsletter:

East Yorkshire Newsletter: Issue 121

9 April 2021

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A new dawn…

As the sun rises over Scarborough, we can feel hope in the air, as we see the path out of lockdown ahead of us.
For us at East Yorkshire, this spring marks the welcome return of a kind of normality, as our Coaster and Beachcomber buses will soon be back to help you make the most of your time at the coast.
Read on to find out more…

Coaster returns

Our Coaster summer timetable is back from 12 April.
Bridlington – Filey – Scarborough via the holiday villages, in our luxury buses.
Ideal if you’ll be staying at Cayton Bay, Crow’s Nest, Flower of May, Primrose Valley, Blue Dolphin or Reighton Sands Holiday Villages.

Coaster times

Beachcomber open tops

Beachcomber Red returns to Scarborough from 12 April – and it’s better than ever!  This year it’ll run a new route, from The Spa in South Bay up to The Sands in North Bay, then continuing past North Bay Railway, Peasholm Park and Alpamare up to Sea Life.
It’s a great way to see the amazing views over the bay while enjoying the fresh sea air.
Beachcomber Red runs every day until the end of October.

Beachcomber Blue will be back in Bridlington from 17 April, with spectacular views and amazing scenery.
Hop on the bus to get between Bridlington, Sewerby Hall, Flamborough, Thornwick Bay Holiday Village and the lighthouse.
Beachcomber Blue runs every weekend and school holiday until 31 October.

Hop on board Beachcomber

More buses to Flamborough

Great news for Flamborough residents and visitors – from 18 April we’ll be running a new Sunday service on Bridlington-Flamborough Service 14.
There’ll be an hourly service throughout the day, running during the summer season, and calling at Bridlington, Sewerby Hall, Flamborough and North Landing.

Flamborough Sunday times

Scarborough Park and Ride

Scarborough Park and Ride is back from 12 April.
It’s the easy way to get into Scarborough, avoiding the hassle of finding a parking space or sitting in traffic.
Buses will run from the Filey Road site every day.  The Seamer Road site is temporarily out of use, but should return later in the season.

Scarborough Park and Ride times

Service 128: Scarborough-Pickering-Helmsley

Scarborough-Pickering-Helmsley Service 128 started its summer Sunday timetable on 28 March, with Sunday buses between Pickering and Helmsley.

Service 128 timetables

Service 129: Withernsea-Hornsea

There’ll be summer Sunday buses on Service 129 this year, running until September, with four journeys a day in each direction.
Perfect for a visit to some of the region’s lesser known beaches, such as lovely Mappleton, or underrated Withernsea.

Service 129 timetable

Service 130: Hornsea-Bridlington

We’re now running extra journeys on Service 130, perfect for visiting some of the smaller seaside villages on our coast such as Skipsea, Barmston and Fraisthorpe.

Service 130 timetable

Days away are back!

Our coach days away can finally return, and we’ve got some great options for days out.

  • Scarborough
  • Whitby
  • Skegness
  • Blackpool
  • Lincoln
  • Skirlington Market & Bridlington
  • Cleethorpes

Book your April or May day out now, including our new weekly coach to Scarborough or Whitby, with a special £50 family ticket.  Plus, buy one seat and get another half price on all our trips.
There’ll be plenty more trips to come later in the year, including May half term and the school summer holidays.

View and book our great day trips

Buses to vaccination centres

Going for your COVID vaccine, and not sure how to get to the vaccination centre?
We’ve got journey plans on our website for each of the centres.

Buses to vaccination centres

Travelling safely

Travelling safely is easy if you follow some simple, common-sense advice:

  • Plan your journey before you set off, and aim to travel at quiet times.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands before and after you travel.  We have hand sanitiser dispensers on all buses.
  • Pay by contactless or use an app ticket, if you can.  Our contactless limit is now increased to £45.
  • Wear a face covering throughout the journey.
  • If you have any coronavirus symptoms, however mild, stay at home and don’t travel.

We’ve got more advice on travelling safely on our website, including guides for school children and people returning to work.

See the safe travel guides

EastRider: get to Hull fast

Our new EastRider services started in January, with EastRider X5 giving you fast luxury coach travel on the Goole-Hull route, and EastRider X7 bringing USB chargers, WiFi and comfy seats to the Withernsea-Hull route.

Check out EastRider X5
Check out EastRider X7

Flexi5 tickets

Flexi5 – flexible tickets that are perfect for your lockdown life.  Five days of travel to use whenever you like, for the same price as a weekly ticket.  Get one now on the East Yorkshire Buses app.

Download the East Yorkshire Buses app
More about Flexi5 tickets

Join our team

If you’re looking for a new career, here are some opportunities to join us:

  • Trainee bus driver (seasonal): Scarborough
  • Experienced bus driver (seasonal): Scarborough
  • Experienced bus driver: Hull
  • Assistant Operations Manager: Hull
  • Shift Technician: Hull or Scarborough
Join the team

We’re nominated for some awards!

We’re finalists in two of the Heart of East Yorkshire Awards.
We’re shortlisted for the Business in the Community category, and our bus drivers are up for the Key Worker of the Year award too.
It means a lot that our team have been recognised for their efforts during the pandemic, thank you.

Roadworks roundup

Roos/Withernsea: the main road between Withernsea and Thirtlebridge is closed, so Service 129 diverts via Hull Road and Rectory Road into Roos, then returning to Sand Le Mere.
Bridlington: Brett Street is closed for gas works, so Service 4 can’t serve Old Town.
Cottingham: Burton Road will be closed on 13 April, Services 80 & 104 divert via Southwood Road.

Newsletter from the NHS East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group

The Parish Council is pleased to support our local NHS by signing up to a periodical newsletter from the Clinical Commissioning Group – the first edition of which is below


Dear Friends,

Welcome to the first update from East Riding of Yorkshire CCG to parish councils. We hope you will find these updates useful and they will help you or someone you know to access help and support during these unprecedented times. The update below is full of the latest news and events.

Its not too late to get a Covid-19 vaccine!

It is not too late to change your mind about the Covid-19 Vaccine. Even if you have previously declined to have it, you can still book your appointment. Local GP practices, pharmacies and vaccination centres still offer the vaccine. Book yours now. It’s quick and simple to book at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

or by phoning 119 and if you can’t find any suitable appointments through the national service, you can speak to your GP.

If you have any concerns about the vaccine or just want more information about coronavirus, visit the dedicated Covid-19 pages on our website:


The MHRA, the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organisation have all been absolutely clear that the vaccines are safe and effective, and people should go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so. A further trial from the USA has also reinforced that.

Vaccination programme update

The vaccination programme continues to make strong progress with over 31 million people in England having received their vital first vaccine dose – more than half the adult population.

The one millionth vaccination has been delivered in the Humber Coast and vale region!

In three months, the Humber Coast and vale programme has opened six hospital hubs, 34 GP-led sites, three vaccination centres and 12 community pharmacies.

If you already have an appointment over the coming weeks, whether for your first or second dose, this remains in place and it’s important that you attend it as planned. The first dose of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offer good levels of protection, but to get maximum protection everyone will need to get a second dose.

Over 2.5 million people in England have already had both doses, and we are urging people to come back when they are contacted or if they have an appointment booked.

Millions of people are already benefiting from protection from the virus and we are seeing this result in the welcome fall in infections and hospital cases. But NHS staff are still having to work hard to deliver the largest vaccination drive in our history, at the same time as providing care for everyone who needs it. So, we need the public to continue to play their part too:

  • unless you are in the groups being invited now, please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you when it is the right time.
  • please attend your booked appointments at exactly the time you’re asked to, and make sure you come back for your second dose.
  • and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.

Is your child vaccinated? No, we’re not talking about COVID!

Vaccines are the hottest topic on everyone’s lips at the moment, but the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the only one parents need to remember. Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect our children against ill health. In fact, they prevent up to three million deaths worldwide every year.

Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or seen very rarely.

However, if people stop having vaccines, it’s possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again and so it is very important to ensure your child is vaccinated.

You’ll usually be contacted by your GP surgery when your child is due for a routine vaccination, however, if you know your child is due for a vaccination, it’s best to speak to your GP surgery to book an appointment, you do not need to wait for them to contact you.

Vaccines teach your child’s immune system how to create antibodies that protect them from diseases. It’s much safer for their immune system to learn this through vaccination than by catching the diseases and treating them.

All vaccines are thoroughly tested to make sure they will not harm you or your child and it often takes many years for a vaccine to make it through the trials and tests it needs to pass for approval.

You can still change your mind

Sometimes parents choose not to vaccinate, but then later decide to make sure their child is protected. It’s best for your child to have their vaccinations according to the NHS vaccination schedule, but it’s never too late to check if they can still have them.

Call or visit your GP practice to make sure your child has any vaccinations they have missed, whatever your reason. If you’re worried about the risk of COVID-19, contact your GP or local health clinic to find out about the measures they have put in place to keep staff and patients safe.

You can find out when your child is due their vaccinations online here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/

Dr Faisal Baig on Radio Humberside

Dr Faisal Baig, GP and Chair of the North Lincolnshire CCG, was on Radio Humberside on 01 April talking about the importance of continuing to follow the rules and encouraging vaccine uptake.

To listen, fast forward to 2 hours 08 minutes using the link below.


Humber Mid-life MOT

A new Mid-Life MOT service, a ‘one stop shop’ online platform containing free services and tools for both individuals and employers, has been developed and published by The Humber LEP, in conjunction with local partners at the National Careers Service, Money & Pension Service, Public Health England and Active Humber.

The MOT tool invites individuals to look at not just their finances, but also their health, wellbeing, and skillset, while it encourages employers to support those aged 45-plus in areas such as flexible working, pension evaluation and ensuring they are an ‘age-inclusive’ employer.

The platform highlights and redirects both individuals and employers to existing tools and services which not only offer key advice but lead the way to activities and simple steps towards meaningful action and change.

Local users will be able to access tools such as HR advice and ways of supporting an older workforce. Likewise, employees and individuals will be able to access tools to assess their finances, any upskilling opportunities, career progression possibilities or any lateral moves into growing industries in the Humber.

The Mid-Life MOT can be accessed through the following link: https://www.humberopportunities.co.uk/mid-life-mot/

NSPCC Guide to Young Peoples’ Apps (Games and Social Media) For Parents / Grandparents

The NSPCC have developed a guide to some of the different apps that young people are using. They have graded them on different safety elements.

NSPCC Stay Safe. Speak Out. Free School Visits – Safe4Me

Further help and support. If you’re a child or young person and want to talk, contact Childline online or call 0800 1111. Anyone who’s worried about online grooming or sexual behaviour online can contact CEOP. If you discover any criminal content when you’re online you should report it to the Internet Watch Foundation. Cookie Settings

Spring Clean for the Playground

Before the summer season commences and hopefully bring happier times, Parish Cllrs have noted that the playground equipment is in need of sprucing up. Therefore the Parish Council is looking to clean up and repaint the equipment and youth shelter and would welcome any quotes from local businesses / tradesmen who are interested in doing this works.
Could you please submit any enquiries and quotes for this work to the Parish Clerk – gilberdykeparishclerk@yahoo.com
Thank you

Message from St Stephens Church

The HuB@St Stephen’s Church Newport  ….. AND GILBERDYKE!!
The church is currently TEMPORARILY closed, except for weddings/funerals/baptisms. It is a much loved church, but no longer has attendees on Sundays! Please do support the church financially in any way you can because it still has bills to pay and repairs to the building. It is well loved in the villages and used for family rites of passage.
We had a massive response to the Memory Christmas Tree in memory of Kai. Also, on New Year’s Eve, 28 people ventured out into the cold to light candles for loved ones lost in the past year.
The plan is to reopen in late June with new ways of being a ‘community HuB church’ :
  • ‘BizkitsnBrew’ is a place for parents/carers and preschoolers to meet;
  • there is a planned community choir; bookclub;
  • regular children’s events and ideas for different more modern ways of “being church” , not on Sunday mornings!