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A public display of a planned £200,000 council customer service centre re-vamp will showcase proposed improvements to facilities, alongside new services on offer should the scheme get the go ahead.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) is seeking planning permission to upgrade the existing customer service centre on Hailgate in Howden and transform it into a modern, multi service facility.

The scheme will involve refurbishing and remodelling the present building to incorporate the library service, which is currently located in the Shire Hall, and the children’s centre, which will be located on the first floor of the upgraded facility.

Subject to obtaining planning permission, the scheme would provide a high-quality, sustainable and flexible building, which will be easily managed and maintained. It would also provide an attractive and accessible facility that will serve the current and future needs of Howden’s residents and visitors.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of ERYC, told Our Goole: “Subject to planning this new multi-purpose venue would allow our residents to carry out a wide variety of transactions, conveniently, in one location as well as having access to self-service facilities and information via public access terminals.”

The public display detailing the development proposals will be held at the customer service centre on Wednesday, June 29, from 9.30am-12.30pm, allowing customers to view and discuss the proposal with council staff.

The council will then seek planning permission for the project. Subject to permission being approved, it is anticipated that the scheme will start in autumn 2016 and be completed in January 2017.

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