Telecoms firm Openreach, the offshoot of BT working to install fibre broadband across the UK, has announced that thousands of more premises in Beverley and Holderness are set to benefit from being connected to new, ultrafast full-fibre broadband, capable of delivering speeds upwards of ten times faster than before.
New research, commissioned by the Department for International Trade and carried out by the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) at the University of Strathclyde has estimated that nearly 6.5 million jobs in the UK are supported by exports.
Local MP Graham Stuart has welcomed new constituency-level vaccination figures which show that Beverley and Holderness is ahead of the national average of one-third of adults having received their first Covid-19 jab.
The most recently available data show all jabs administered up to 21st February, at which point 32,581 people over the age of 18 had received their first dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca shot.
MP Graham Stuart has held a virtual meeting with Longcroft School and Sixth Form College’s Head of School, Irie Grant, and Executive Headteacher, Jonathan Britton, to find out how the school is coping with remote learning.
MP Graham Stuart has been responding to concerns from constituents about the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines by raising them with Ministers and NHS England, as well as offering parliamentary support to GP surgeries in his constituency.
MP Graham Stuart has met virtually with Ken and Gail Lunn, the owners of Jack-in-the-Box, an award-winning soft-indoor play centre, based in Beverley, for a frank discussion about the challenges the business and the industry face as a result of Covid-19.
MP Graham Stuart has echoed clinicians’ calls for patience as the long-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine continues to be rolled out across the East Riding of Yorkshire, after seeking updates on the progress of its distribution
The CADEY committee, chaired by Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart, has met virtually for an update on its campaign to increase the number of lifesaving defibrillators across the constituency.
Formed in 2018, CADEY – standing for Community Access Defibrillators East Yorkshire – identified 63 communities without a publicly accessible defibrillator when it was formed. This has since been reduced by more than half by offering match-funding schemes with parish councils, as well as by asking businesses to use community funds to help purchase them.
The East Riding Liberal Democrats have warned that the three Conservative MP’s David Davis, Greg Knight and Andrew Percy representing the area are risking a “new Windrush-style scandal” after they voted to refuse to offer EU citizens physical proof of their right to stay in the UK. The remaining Tory MP Graham Stuart was absent from the Vote, according to Hansard.
A local councillor is asking residents to contact him if they have ideas about Beverley become a more COVID safe town centre.
Cllr David Elvidge made the comments following news of a grant that the government will make available to local authorities. East Riding of Yorkshire Council stands to benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds.