While many people were enjoying the Christmas break and bringing in the New Year the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Lifeline and Responder Service were handling thousands of calls from its most vulnerable customers.
Between Christmas Eve, on Sunday 24 December 2017 and Tuesday 2 January 2018, staff at the Lifeline Control Centre, in Driffield dealt with a total of 9,241 incoming and outgoing calls.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2018 programme that includes walks starting in Beverley.
From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops – the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors. The programme also links to the council’s Active Coast initiative this year.
The first ever Weekend of Christmas is taking place this weekend (Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 December) at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
Most of the individual events included in the Weekend are free of charge – after payment of admission to Sewerby Hall and Gardens – although there is a small extra charge for the Photobooth and the donkey rides on both days.
The match between Beverley Town and Pickering looked evenly poised when it to fell victim to the weather.
Visitors Pickering made 159-8 thanks to an unbeaten 43 from Colin Franks and 32 from Mike Brown whilst Matthew Mudd took 3-33. In reply the home side had reached 97-4 with Brad Dobson making 34 and Tim Whincup (4-26) taking all four wickets to