Council Acquires 145 Affordable Homes From Your Housing Group

Council Acquires 145 Affordable Homes From Your Housing Group
October 13, 2020

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has completed on the acquisition of 145 affordable homes from Your Housing Group under a stock transfer agreement. 

The homes, 129 of which are for rent and 16 for shared ownership, will transfer to the council, along with the tenants and leaseholders, whose statutory rights remain unaffected.

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Hull Museums Receive £145,692 Cultural Recovery Grant

Hull Museums Receive £145,692 Cultural Recovery Grant
October 12, 2020

Hull Museums has received a £145,692 grant from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.

Hull Museums is one of 1,385 arts and cultural organisations that are receiving a share of £257m as part of the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England.

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Active Towns Launched Across The East Riding

Active Towns Launched Across The East Riding
October 10, 2020

An exciting new pilot scheme to encourage and support communities and residents to be physically, mentally and socially active has launched on a trial basis in four towns in the East Riding. Hopes are high that local residents will get involved and improve their wellbeing in Active Towns.

Active Towns sees East Riding of Yorkshire Council working closely in the community with residents and local clubs, groups and organisations to expand their community resources and help to develop wellbeing activities with residents.

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New Parents Urged To Register Births

New Parents Urged To Register Births
October 9, 2020

Parents who had their babies during lockdown are being encouraged to come forward and register their births as soon as possible.

Over 100 new families whose children were born between February and June, under the care of Hull Women and Children’s hospital have not yet obtained a birth certificate.

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Former Airline Captain From Leeds To Collect COVID Convalescent Plasma

Former Airline Captain From Leeds To Collect COVID Convalescent Plasma
October 8, 2020

Nick Gifford, 52 from Scarcroft in Leeds, had been working as an airline captain for 13 years before the pandemic hit. He lost his job as flights were grounded across the world.

Nick, the father of two, is now training to collect convalescent plasma as NHS Blood and Transplant urgently calls for more people who have had the coronavirus to donate convalescent plasma in Leeds.

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Hull City Council Takes Action Against Businesses That Flaunt 10PM Curfew

Hull City Council Takes Action Against Businesses That Flaunt 10PM Curfew
October 7, 2020

Hull City Council is bringing an enforcement action against bars, pubs, restaurants and takeaways that remain open after the 10pm curfew.

The government brought in strict rules last month announcing that hospitality businesses had to close at 10pm as part of plans to limit the spread of coronavirus. Takeaways can still deliver food until 5am, but they cannot have any customers on their premises.

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Calling All Cocktail Connoisseurs! Create Your Own Hull-Inspired Cocktail

Calling All Cocktail Connoisseurs! Create Your Own Hull-Inspired Cocktail
October 7, 2020

Lost City Adventure Golf is asking the people of Hull to create their very own Hull-inspired cocktail, with the winning entry set to land a spot on the new adventure golf course’s bespoke cocktail menu.

The lucky winner of the competition, which can be entered via the Lost City Adventure Golf Facebook page, will also receive four free tickets to the golf course and complimentary pizza and cocktails to try out their winning concoction.

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Litter Pickers Donated To Swanland Village Association

Litter Pickers Donated To Swanland Village Association
October 6, 2020

Christine Walker, Litter Picking Coordinator for the Swanland Village Association organises a team of over 40 volunteers, young and young at heart, who participate in weekly litter pickings in the centre of Swanland village.

Last month, as part of the Keep Britain Tidy September Clean, a team of around 20 carried out a village-wide litter pick, which they do twice per year, collecting 14 bags of litter in total from the hedges and verges around the village. One volunteer has also collected, over time, a disappointing 145 cigarette butts. 

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WISHH To Deliver Health And Wellbeing Facility For Hospital Staff

WISHH To Deliver Health And Wellbeing Facility For Hospital Staff
September 28, 2020

Hospital staff in Hull are to benefit from a £130,000 health and wellbeing facility thanks to the support of local people and NHS Charities Together.

Earlier this year, individuals and community groups pulled out all the stops to thank staff for working through the Covid-19 pandemic at both Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary.

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