Friday 21 July 2023

FREE SWIMMING sessions for all children aged 16 and under are on offer through the summer holidays, thanks to East Riding Council. From next Wednesday, July 26, to Sunday, September 3, the council will be offering a total of 19 hours’ free swimming across nine East Riding Leisure centres, including Beverley. 

Each centre will have a minimum of two free sessions per week, with each session lasting an hour. There is no need to book for the free sessions, as they will be on a first come, first served basis. For further information or to see the timetable of free swimming sessions visit

A NEW project promises to get tougher on rural crime in the East Riding, thanks to £113,000 funding from the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner. New all-terrain vehicles that will help in the fight against rural crime were on display as the East Riding Community Safety Partnership launched the project at the Driffield Show earlier this week.

East Riding Council has developed the project in partnership with Humberside Police’s Rural Task Force and in collaboration with North Lincolnshire Council. The funding will pay for two all-terrain vehicles, as well as ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras, thermal imaging monoculars and other essential hardware that the Rural Task Force and others will use to help combat crime. 

Free crime-prevention measures, such as property marking and tracking solutions, will also be available to farmers and other people in rural communities to help prevent theft of agricultural vehicle and equipment and recover stolen items