The East Ridding of Yorkshire Council is proposing to revise its operating procedures at Boothferry Bridge. Although the proposed operating procedure will involve a booking system for operations outside of core time the bridge will always remain available for 24 hour operation subject to charges. Charges will apply for any bridge operation outside of core time including Christmas Day
The proposed procedures will be trailed over a 12 month period commencing 31st March 2014.
Below is a copy of the notice the council will be posting in the local press. If you require any further details of the new operating procedures please contact East Yorkshire council at the address on the notice below
Throughout the trial period Canal & River Trust and East Yorkshire Council would welcome any comments regarding the proposed operating procedures. All comments should be emailed to Enquiries.Northeast@canalrivertrust.org.uk quoting “Boothferry Bridge Revised Operating Procedures” in the email subject line and should be received before 28th February 2015
If successful the proposed operating procedures described above will be formally adopted on the 1st April 2015.
THE EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL
HUMBERSIDE ACT 1982
BOOTHFERRY BRIDGE NAVIGATION
EXPERIMENTAL MANNING PERIOD
Under the powers contained in section 9(a) of the Humberside Act 1982, The East Riding of Yorkshire Council (“the Council”) proposes to make byelaws for regulating, controlling and limiting the use of the opening span of Boothferry Bridge and the time and mode of vessels passing through the same and the notice to be given by the master or other person having command or charge of any such vessel.
Prior to making the byelaws, the Council will carry out an experimental period of one year commencing on 31st March 2014. The bridge will, as from that date, be manned within the following core hours:-
06.00 to 22.00 hours Monday to Friday
08.00 to 20.00 hours Saturday and Sunday
The bridge will be manned daily between these times and will be available for swinging (except Christmas Day) free of charge. Booking bridge swings within core hours is not required.
Outside of the core hours (including Christmas Day) the bridge may be opened by bridge operatives upon the payment of a call out fee of £100.00. Bookings should be made at least 24 hours before the bridge swing is required. Cancellations will incur the full call out fee if notified less than 12 hours before the booked bridge swing. The out of hours contact number will be 01482 393939. An online booking system is anticipated to be made available on The East Riding of Yorkshire Council homepage by end of May 2014.