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Civic services

Coat of Arms

Civic services provides administrative support to the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire as well as advice on protocol and civic procedures. The service also organises civic and ceremonial events as required on behalf of the council.

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Councillor 2016

Chairman of the council

Information about the chairman's role, the difference between the chairman and the leader, who the current chairman and vice chairman are, do they wear a chain, inviting the chairman to your event, how the invitation will be dealt with, what happens on the day of an event, how to verbally address the chairman, order of civic dignitaries, what the chairman's awards are, what the commendation awards are and how to nominate someone for the awards.  

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Doric portico of the Guildhall

Civic office

Information about what the civic office does, coat-of-arms, booking the guildhall, what freemen are and how to become one, what pasture freemen and masters are and when the council flies the union flag.

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Lord Lieutenant


Tells you who the Lord-Lieutenant is, what the role is, how they are appointed, how to invite the Lord-Lieutenant to your event, who is the vice, how can they help you and what is the High Sheriff's role. 

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Lord Lieutenancy Office logo

Lieutenancy Office

Information on how to nominate someone for a New Year or Birthday honour, applying for the Queen's Award for Enterprise or the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, requesting a message for your wedding anniversary or 100th Birthday. Also information on when the royal garden parties are, receiving an invitation to a royal garden party, what is a royal visit and how to apply for one. 

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East Riding Badge

East Riding gifts

Gift and souvenirs on sale from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Each item has been created especially for the council, taking inspiration from the historic East Riding of Yorkshire.

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