Friday 28 July 2023

A NEW POLICY for tackling damp and mould in homes has been approved by East Riding councillors. It builds on the council’s existing approach to working with its tenants to prevent, identify and address condensation, damp and mould issues. Investigations will be carried out within 12 days of the issue being reported and appropriate repairs carried out on a case-by-case basis, followed by further inspections to ensure the repairs have been effective. 

The council will continue to make sure frontline staff are trained and equipped to identify potential causes, provide advice, diagnose problems, and offer practical solutions to residents.

INDUSTRIAL action by rail workers’ union the RMT tomorrow will bring all but a handful of services operated across the North of England to a halt. And due to the impact strikes have on rolling stock, early morning services on Sunday are also expected to be disrupted. 

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “For the third time this month, thousands of our customers will be inconvenienced as a result of action by the RMT. We all want to see an end to this dispute and the uncertainty that on-going strike action causes to people’s confidence in the railway.”

A HOUSE in The Leases, Beverley, was broken into overnight this week, car keys taken and the owner’s white VW Golf driven away. So far the car has not been recovered and police have appealed for any information about the incident to be phoned to them via the non emergency number 101.