Credit Union Claims National Award For Putting Fairness To Customers First

Credit Union Claims National Award For Putting Fairness To Customers First
October 12, 2021

An organisation that has been providing a loans and savings lifeline for families for more than 20 years has been rewarded with a top accolade in a nationwide awards scheme.

HEY Credit Union, which has branches across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, shared the top spot in the Treating Customers Fairly category in the Consumer Credit Awards 2021 (CCA).

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Free Compost Giveaways Return This Month

Free Compost Giveaways Return This Month
September 13, 2021

The free compost giveaways run by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are returning this month.

Eight giveaway events will be held across the area between Saturday 18 September and Friday 1 October, where around 5,000 bags of compost will be handed out for free to local residents.

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Wrecking Ball Performance Space Sets Stage For Whitefriargate Revival

Wrecking Ball Performance Space Sets Stage For Whitefriargate Revival
August 14, 2021

A shop that combined two separate businesses selling music and books is now bringing its wares to life with the addition of a live performance venue.

Wrecking Ball Music and Books has already presented a play and a Blues night upstairs at its premises in Whitefriargate, Hull, and established weekly matinee slots for an open-mic afternoon and a film club.

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Local Bus Drivers Star In New Video Aimed At Getting New Recruits

Local Bus Drivers Star In New Video Aimed At Getting New Recruits
July 16, 2021

Drivers from bus company East Yorkshire star in a new recruitment video, aimed at encouraging people to consider a career in bus driving.

The video shows bus drivers talking about their backgrounds, what they love about the job, and who they think would make a good bus driver – as well as addressing the issue of why bus drivers always wave at each other.

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Foodbanks Raise Their Concerns After Seeing Referrals Increase

Foodbanks Raise Their Concerns After Seeing Referrals Increase
May 27, 2021

Food banks in Beverley and Holderness have shared their concerns and experiences of the pandemic in a recent meeting with their local MP, Graham Stuart.

Food banks, including representatives from Withernsea’s SHoRes Centre, the Cherry Tree Centre in Beverley and Hedon Food Bank, as well as East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS), took the opportunity to outline how demand for their services had increased since March 2020.

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Active Coast Returns With Half Term Outdoor Fun

Active Coast Returns With Half Term Outdoor Fun
May 25, 2021

Active Coast is back for the May half term, with free activities and self-led exploration.

Now is the time to reconnect with the outdoors and rediscover the coast. The mini programme of activities is aimed at people of all ages, with fun for families, adults and the young at heart.

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Natural Woodland In Hull To Be Preserved By Hull City Council

Natural Woodland In Hull To Be Preserved By Hull City Council
May 21, 2021

Hull City Council has taken over ownership of an area of natural woodland in the city to preserve its beauty and enhance accessibility for residents.

The local authority has completed the transfer of the woodland in the city’s Southcoates Ward, next to the former Withernsea-to-Hull rail line, from owners Associated British Ports (ABP).

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New Constituency Data Show Beverley & Holderness Ahead Of The National Vaccine Curve

New Constituency Data Show Beverley & Holderness Ahead Of The National Vaccine Curve
March 4, 2021

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.

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Humberside Police Gets Whopping 127 Extra Police Officers

Humberside Police Gets Whopping 127 Extra Police Officers
February 2, 2021

New figures released last week show that more than 6,620 police officers have been recruited through a national recruitment drive, backed by £400 million of Government funding.

The announcement means that the Government is ahead of its target to have recruited 6,000 extra officers by next month and 20,000 extra by 2023.

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Reopening High Streets Safely Fund To Offer Interactive Support To Town Centre Businesses

Reopening High Streets Safely Fund To Offer Interactive Support To Town Centre Businesses
January 13, 2021

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering free online business support workshops – delivered by retail specialists – for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in town centres across the East Riding.

The council has commissioned specialist consultants The Retail Group to provide business growth workshops, which will provide practical ideas and suggestions about how SMEs can adapt, evolve and improve their performances over the coming months.

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