Friday 23 December 2022

PLANS are being drawn up to help vulnerable people, including those who rely on medical equipment in the event of power cuts, in the East Riding. East Riding Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board heard officials from the authority, the NHS and emergency services were planning help for households and to keep schools running during possible blackouts. 

It comes amid warnings that recent cold temperatures could result in planned, rolling three-hour blackouts if gas and electricity supplies become too low. The National Grid is understood to have plans for a worst case scenario of having to shut off power to some areas but no blackouts are due at this stage.

THE LARGEST ever intake of student officers – 78 in total – have joined Humberside Police. After completion of an intensive training programme they will take to the streets for ten weeks, accompanied by a tutor constable, after which they will be on patrol in the Force area.

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison is asking residents to give their views on police funding for 2023/24 in an online survey. He told Beverley FM: “For the next financial year, if we are to stay on track with our improvements, I will need to make a small annual increase to the policing precept. My preferred option, based on a Council Tax Band D property, is an increase of £14.99 over the whole year, equivalent to 29p per week, but I would like to hear your views.” The survey can be accessed here