East Riding of Yorkshire Council always aims to be at the forefront of introducing innovative ways to improve residents’ experience of using its services.
In December 2018, a paperless billing system was introduced to give householders the option of viewing their bills online, rather than receiving them through the post. The decision was made to move to paperless billing to reduce the amount of paper printed, which is better for the environment.
As parents wave their children off on their few first weeks of the new school year, medical professionals are advising asthma medicine to be kept close at hand, with schoolchildren being three times more likely to need it as the school year starts.
Last year, nationally, there were over 25,000 cases of under-16-year-olds attending hospital due to asthma.
Local people in Yorkshire and Humberside have turned their backs on the traditional religious funeral service, according to the UK’s largest funeral trends report ‘Burying Traditions’ from leading funeral director Co-op.
Based on insight from local funeral directors, the report reveals that for Yorkshire and Humberside the traditional religious funeral is on its way out.
Aldi’s store in Beverley is now donating surplus food directly to two local charities that redistribute supplies to vulnerable people in the area, food bank Food 4 Life and the Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre, which provides a range of support for people living locally.
The new partnerships follow on from a successful trial between the supermarket and community engagement platform, Neighbourly. Aldi has paired up a total of nine stores in Hull and East Riding with local good causes that are now collecting surplus food up to five days a week.
Drumming is now well documented to have a positive effect on overall general well-being and several studies have been carried out which provide scientific evidence to support this.
Before looking at the science, we know drumming is fun! It transcends age, social, cultural and language barriers as rhythm is a universal language and has been a tradition in nearly every culture for centuries. Drumming grounds us in the present moment. When a person is firmly grounded in the present, stressful situations in the past are forgotten and worries of the future are reduced.
Our Histories Revealed: African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire is a new exhibition at Goole Museum from 5 February to 6 April which uncovers the history of people of African descent from 1750 to 2007.
These dates represent the period of history beginning with the era of the famous anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce and ending with the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
To coincide with World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October, some of Hull’s secondary schools will launch Talking Tables, a Public Health initiative to encourage people to strike up a conversation.
Public Health launched Talking Tables on Monday 10 September to mark World Suicide Day. Now, as part of HeadStart Hull’s young people’s peer mentoring project run by Cornerhouse Yorkshire, pupils within the city’s schools are being encouraged to talk to combat isolation in schools across lunchtimes and other times.
A new joint venture for local sports training provider, Sportsability will help the company stake its claim in the burgeoning fitness industry, with use of the gym and facilities for its learners at Cottingham Parks.
The move aims to enhance the courses for fitness instructing and personal training, through the Active IQ qualifications Sportsability provides.
Two exciting new exhibitions will open at the Treasure House in Beverley on Saturday, 15 September.
On the opening day, there will be an Open Event at the Art Gallery when visitors will be able to meet artists, researchers and members of the team at the Treasure House who have been involved in the exhibitions. This free event will run from 1pm – 3pm.