East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Active Towns project is aimed at encouraging and supporting communities and residents to be more physically, mentally, and socially active in Pocklington, Market Weighton, Goole and Howden.
East Riding Libraries Face in a Book Club on Facebook now has over 220 members who have been enjoying the books selected each month by the Libraries team. The club started back in February 2020, just before the first lockdown, and has gradually grown since then.
Housebuilder Barratt Developments is encouraging Hull residents to join in with the largest garden wildlife survey in the world – the Big Garden Birdwatch, as part of its ongoing partnership with wildlife charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
An established East Yorkshire memorials business has collaborated with a local grief charity to support its clients.
Anna Buckley, from Melbourne based Mindful Memorials (part of J. Rotherham Ltd), has teamed up with Talking about Loss founder, Jacqui Gunn for a series of events to help people who have experienced loss.
A dramatic decline in insects in Europe has been recorded over the last few decades. Every study has shown falls in numbers, for example, recent research in more than 60 protected areas in Germany, showed flying insects have declined by more than 75% over almost 30 years. The same pattern can be found across the globe virtually wherever studies are undertaken.
The East Yorkshire based European division of American seed company W. Atlee Burpee & Co., has called on a North Yorkshire Technology Centre to help them produce plants in time for its first RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.
Selby based Stockbridge Technology Centre is growing varieties of Burpee’s tomato, pepper and cucumber plants, including two, Cherry Baby and Crimson Crush, that were bred by Burpee’s European Sales and Marketing Director, Simon Crawford, in East Yorkshire.
Visitors at the Coletta and Tyson Garden Centre in Beverley and The Freedom Centre Hull were surprised by groups of over-60s performing Bollywood dance, tai chi and watercolour painting in the foyers, as part of Royal Voluntary Service’s volunteer recruitment drive.
Led by local instructors Sandra Thompson, Sheila Dickinson and Austin Holt, the classes were organised to demonstrate just a few of the activities residents in the area can get involved with, bringing more people together to have fun and create new friendships.