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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East Yorkshire’s First Luxury Bike Buses Arrive On The Region’s Roads

East Yorkshire’s First Luxury Bike Buses Arrive On The Region’s Roads
August 10, 2020

Hull and East Yorkshire will become one of the first areas in the country to have bike-friendly buses, in a £2m investment by one of the region’s leading public transport operators.

Bus company East Yorkshire has bought eight state of the art, environmentally friendly new double-decker buses, costing £260,000 each, all of which have special racks to carry bikes on board.

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Beverley Minster’s National Lottery Sanctuary Project Reaches Key Stage

Beverley Minster’s National Lottery Sanctuary Project Reaches Key Stage
June 10, 2020

Crucial work is underway at Beverley Minster to restore part of its crumbling fabric and tell its remarkable story of Sanctuary thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £406,700 awarded last year.  

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the Minster’s Lesser South Transept with the works involving re-leading the roof, repairing the roof timbers, restoring crumbling stonework and improving the guttering. 

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East Yorkshire Support Group Celebrates First Anniversary

East Yorkshire Support Group Celebrates First Anniversary
May 20, 2020

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the founder of Market Weighton based support group, Talking about Loss has reason to be optimistic as the group approaches its first anniversary and celebrates achieving charitable status.

Following the death of her father, Christopher Munby, Jacqui Gunn was inspired to use the legacy that he left her to set up a support group for people to talk freely about loss and hosted Talking about Loss’s first meeting in June last year at Bishop Wilton Village Hall.

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Family And Friends Come Together To Raise Funds And Awareness

Family And Friends Come Together To Raise Funds And Awareness
March 17, 2020

The family and friends of a popular Market Weighton man with Motor Neurone Disease have pledged to raise £5,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MDNA).

59-year-old former Royal Mail manager and accomplished musician, Dave Foster was diagnosed with the debilitating disease in July 2019. His family and friends initiated the fundraising drive to raise awareness of the condition that affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.

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Beverley Community Lift Thrilled With Birthday Gift

Beverley Community Lift Thrilled With Birthday Gift
February 26, 2020

Beverley Community Lift is celebrating the start of the transport charity’s golden jubilee year by taking delivery of its latest minibus.

It has taken the charity three years to raise the funds needed to buy the vehicle. As a result of the new arrival, this means the charity will maintain a fleet of five buses.

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February Half Term Fun In East Riding Libraries

February Half Term Fun In East Riding Libraries
February 14, 2020

February half term will be fun at East Riding libraries with activities for younger children and their families.

Jungle Dance Storytimes will be a chance to find waltzing warthogs and rock n’ rolling rhinos. The Storytimes will feature ‘Giraffes can’t Dance’ with songs, stories and craft activities.

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Golden Moment As Beverley Charity Launches New Minibus

Golden Moment As Beverley Charity Launches New Minibus
February 6, 2020

Beverley Community Lift (BCL) is celebrating the start of the transport charity’s golden jubilee year by taking delivery of its latest minibus.

It has taken BCL three years to raise the funds needed to buy the vehicle, which maintains the charity’s fleet at five. The 16-seater, named Clover, is already in use for shopping trips and outings.

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Join In The Digital Arts Celebration In East Riding Libraries

Join In The Digital Arts Celebration In East Riding Libraries
January 17, 2020

East Riding Libraries are hosting their first Digital Art Celebration until 29 February, which culminates in a digital art competition with a chance to win one of five graphics tablets.

East Riding Libraries pride themselves on being much more than books – they are a community hub that’s free for everyone to attend and offer a variety of social groups, access to information, free internet and computer access and free digital support.

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The Pull Of Polo Is Driving Security Firm’s East Yorkshire Expansion

The Pull Of Polo Is Driving Security Firm’s East Yorkshire Expansion
December 13, 2019

A security company which relocated from Leeds to Beverley because of a passion for polo is heading into its tenth anniversary year with the promise of recruitment and expansion.

Security Direct UK supplies specialist shutters, doors and grilles to corporate and domestic customers around the UK, but less than half of the company’s business comes from its home area.

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Walking For Health Programme Celebrates 16 Years

Walking For Health Programme Celebrates 16 Years
October 29, 2019

East Riding’s Walking for Health programme has celebrated its 16th year of providing health walks for the community.

The first walk was launched in October 2003 at what was then Beverley Leisure Complex, with one walk being led once a week. There are currently 22 different locations covering large towns and some villages, offering 1,031 yearly, 86 monthly and 21 weekly walks.

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Lifestyle Team Makes Cushion Donation To East Yorkshire Charity

Lifestyle Team Makes Cushion Donation To East Yorkshire Charity
October 21, 2019

A group of youngsters has given the transport charity, Beverley Community Lift, a boost with a donation of almost £280 to help its passengers, following a busy summer.

The Molescroft Musketeers team took part in the annual summer holiday competition, Lifestyle, which is run by Humberside Police to encourage youngsters to help the local community during the six-week break.

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