Discretionary Grant Scheme Application Deadline Extended

Discretionary Grant Scheme Application Deadline Extended
June 17, 2020

Small and micro businesses and charities across the East Riding who have not qualified for Government funding so far during the COVID-19 pandemic have been given more time to apply for grants of up to £25,000.

Businesses that share a workplace, B&Bs that pay council tax, market traders who have fixed property costs and charity properties could all be eligible to apply for funding through the Government-backed discretionary grant scheme.

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Aldi Offers Parents Bargains With New Specialbuys Baby Range

Aldi Offers Parents Bargains With New Specialbuys Baby Range
June 17, 2020

Aldi is launching its Baby Event in their Beverley store. It will see the supermarket roll out a range of great value baby products as part of its Specialbuys range.

Available from 18 June, local parents will be able to grab a bargain on a host of family essentials. Deals in the range for a limited time only include strollers, toys and learning equipment.

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Bus Checker Service Launched To Help Travelers Plan Their Journey

Bus Checker Service Launched To Help Travelers Plan Their Journey
June 17, 2020

East Yorkshire has launched two innovative travel tools for customers.  Along with social distancing, wearing face coverings and enhanced cleaning, the new tools aim to give people the confidence to use buses as customers return to work and school.

Customers will be able to use the ‘When2Travel’ tool when planning their journey, to see how busy a journey usually is using a sliding scale from green (very quiet) to red (very busy).  They will also be able to track a specific bus in real-time, to see how busy the bus actually is on the day.

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Council Team Takes On 100km Cycle Challenge – In Place Of Teachers

Council Team Takes On 100km Cycle Challenge – In Place Of Teachers
June 16, 2020

A team of council staff are taking on a 100km (62 miles) cycle challenge this week in place of teachers who need to stay in the classroom during the coronavirus lockdown.

Forty teachers from schools across the East Riding had been due to take part in the annual 100km bike ride as part of the Cycle4Life Challenge organised each year by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

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Deep Clean Will Help Top Restaurant Get Ready For Reopening

Deep Clean Will Help Top Restaurant Get Ready For Reopening
June 16, 2020

A specialist cleaning company is on standby to help one of East Yorkshire’s top restaurants get back to business as usual after the coronavirus lockdown.

Michele and Matthew Barker, the twins who run The Westwood in Beverley, are waiting for government guidance on when they will be able to reopen their acclaimed restaurant in the Grade II listed former Crown Court building.

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New Rules On Face Coverings Come Into Play This Week

New Rules On Face Coverings Come Into Play This Week
June 14, 2020

New rules requiring passengers to wear face coverings on their journey will come into force on public transport from Monday.

The advice is clear that people should continue to avoid taking public transport where possible. But if you do need to use public transport you will be required to use face coverings.

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Grants Now Available For Tree Planting Projects Across The East Riding

Grants Now Available For Tree Planting Projects Across The East Riding
June 13, 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are being made available to private and public landowners, town and parish councils as well as other community groups in a bid to increase the number of native trees across the East Riding.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund is looking to support projects that will include creating new areas of native woodland, planting new clusters of native trees and hedgerows or establishing new groups of individual native standard trees.

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Making Caring Visible In The East Riding

Making Caring Visible In The East Riding
June 13, 2020

Caring for a loved one can be an extremely rewarding experience, however, without the right support, carers may often feel isolated and lonely.

In addition, some carers have reported feelings of guilt and shame when they feel they need a break from their loved one or an hour to themselves.

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Beverley Entrepreneur Fighting Fast Fashion With Innovative Service

Beverley Entrepreneur Fighting Fast Fashion With Innovative Service
June 12, 2020

A Beverley-based businesswoman who reuses and recycles unwanted and second-hand clothing is appealing for donations to support national charities using an innovative new Covid-19 friendly drive-through service.

Daisy Jessop (22) is the brainchild of the ethical clothing recycle business called Envirofriendly Recycling (EMEA) Limited.

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Daisy Appeal Sets Target For Launch Of Space Age Weapon In Fight Against Killer Diseases

Daisy Appeal Sets Target For Launch Of Space Age Weapon In Fight Against Killer Diseases
June 11, 2020

The charity behind a campaign to raise £8.5 million to provide a Molecular Imaging Research (MIR) Centre at Castle Hill Hospital has set a target for completion by the end of this year and operation early in 2021 after construction resumed at the site.

The Daisy Appeal has also released the first pictures of the state-of-the-art complex which will improve accuracy and detection rates for cancer, heart disease and dementia in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

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Boats, Windmills And Beverley Town – More Under 5s Activities From East Riding Museums

Boats, Windmills And Beverley Town – More Under 5s Activities From East Riding Museums
June 11, 2020

East Riding Museums have unveiled even more activities for under 5s (including babies) and their families during this period when people are having to spend more time at home.

The new suggested activities – Boats, Windmills and Beverley Town – are inspired by Goole Museum, Skidby Mill, and Beverley Guildhall and feature ideas for music and signing, craft, role play, sensory experiences, and messy play.

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