Former Drug User Says Social Prescribing Has Improved Her Life

Former Drug User Says Social Prescribing Has Improved Her Life
December 20, 2021

A former drug user recognises her troubled past, but now says she’s in a good place and wants others to benefit from what’s on offer at an Orchard Park community hub.

To help spread a positive message, Jane, 51 has kindly shared her story which takes her from addiction and family troubles to finding peace within herself.

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East Riding Of Yorkshire Prepares For Potential Flooding

East Riding Of Yorkshire Prepares For Potential Flooding
January 20, 2021

Residents in the East Riding are being reminded to keep up-to-date with potential flood warnings in the coming days and take any necessary personal flood protection measures as the area prepares for significant rainfall this week.

The MET office has predicted that the East Riding may experience around 30-60mm of water between Tuesday morning and Thursday morning. The total average monthly rainfall for this area in January is around 50-60mm.

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Hull Prepares For A Month’s Worth Of Rainfall In Coming Days

Hull Prepares For A Month’s Worth Of Rainfall In Coming Days
January 19, 2021

Residents are being reminded to implement personal flood protection measures as the city prepares for significant rainfall this week.

The MET office has predicted that Hull may experience around 30-60mm of water between now to Thursday morning. The total average monthly rainfall for this area in January is around 50-60mm.

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The Humber Talking Community Pod Moves To Swinemoor Estate

The Humber Talking Community Pod Moves To Swinemoor Estate
October 8, 2020

The Humber Talking community pod has moved to Swinemoor Estate in Beverley, near to the shops on Samman Road.

The pod, previously located firstly in Hull city centre and then on the Orchard Park Estate, is a space where people can come and talk to police, the fire service and the council about any concerns or issues they might have. 

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Hull’s Council Housing Build Programme Gathers Pace

Hull’s Council Housing Build Programme Gathers Pace
August 26, 2020

Not even the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown could put the brakes on Hull City Council’s ambitious housing growth programme. This week, work has started on the latest phase, to build nine, modern new bungalows to rent from the council at Beckington Close and Plym Grove, Longhill. 

The contract was awarded to Hull-based Houlton. The new homes at Beckington Close and Plym Grove have a contribution from the Humber LEP local growth fund, which is supporting housing growth in the city.

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The Greenwood Centre And Memories Of Greenwood Ave

The Greenwood Centre And Memories Of Greenwood Ave
April 16, 2020

Residents of Greenwood Avenue, North Hull and Orchard Park, are asked to come forward with memories of the area as the former rent office is being refurbished to create a community hub for everyone living in HU6, to learn, meet and train.

The Greenwood Centre has long been an ambition of North Hull based charity, Unity in Community, which last year finally got the go-ahead and funds to start work on the refurbishment after a number of years, in the pipeline.

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Community Choir Announces Programme For Debut Autumn Tour

Community Choir Announces Programme For Debut Autumn Tour
September 18, 2018

The debut tour by a Hull-based community choir has been announced, with seven dates across East Yorkshire including Beverley.

The Believe in Hull choir was set up in early 2017, bringing together members of different churches as well as attracting friends and family. it was originally formed for a special Easter concert but such was the enthusiasm that the group has continued performing.

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HULL : St Stephens Hosts An Extraordinary Parade Day

HULL : St Stephens Hosts An Extraordinary Parade Day
May 11, 2017

Following the success of the Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade last Saturday – which saw over 1,000 people take to the estate to witness a From Air Land and Sea, Tales of the Nautical North themed procession – St Stephens is bringing a flavour of the parade to the city centre this Saturday.

The Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade was funded by Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s Creative Communities Programme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund. Now St Stephens, one of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s Business Club Partners, has provided additional funding to showcase the hard work of Orchard Park residents further.

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HULL : Parading Around In Orchard Park, Stilts And All

HULL : Parading Around In Orchard Park, Stilts And All
May 3, 2017

Today is the last chance to attend an Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade workshop before the big event itself on Saturday (6 May).

Artists from Handmade Parade, Hull Carnival Arts and Rag and Bone have been working with residents of the Orchard Park Estate to make creatures, characters and flags that will feature in the Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade. The final workshop takes place at St Michael’s Youth Project on Orchard Park Estate between 3.30pm-5.30pm.

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Connexin Team Up With Council To Bring Free Wi-Fi To Hull

Confederation of British Industry Report Highlights Hull As ‘Star Performer’
December 21, 2016

From today, Wednesday 21 December, free Wi-Fi will be available at the Marina and Princes Dock Street, ahead of City of Culture’s opening event, ‘In with a Bang’.

Local company Connexin were appointed earlier in the year to deliver free open air Wi-Fi across the city centre, including Jameson Street, King Edward Street, Queen Victoria Square, Whitefriargate, parts of the Old Town, Queens Gardens and Paragon Interchange, with a view to extending coverage even further across the city during 2017.

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Beverley Fall Short In Wholehearted Performance

September 12, 2011

The blue and golds, Beverley ARLC again took the field with a side containing several teenagers and were overawed by a more experienced beefier side. They made a reasonable fist of things in the first half trailing only 12-6 at the interval but the floodgates opened in the second half. The writing looked on the wall for the hosts as the visitors swept to 12-0 lead inside the first ten…

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