Friday 29 October 2021

More details of grants being given to help local businesses during the Covid pandemic have been revealed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. To date, a total of 165 applications to the Love Your High Street Fund have been approved, with funding still available for new applicants.

In Beverley, a new business, Everything But The Dog, was established in Butcher Row following a grant of £10,000 towards the cost of converting empty premises to a dog spa and boutique. And The Westwood Restaurant in New Walk received £3,000, enabling them to cover an outdoor seating area so diners could use it for more time during the year. 

Paul Bell, the council’s head of economic development and communications, told Beverley FM: “The Love Your High Street fund is making a real difference in supporting East Riding businesses to not only recover from the pandemic, but also to flourish and prosper after the restrictions.”

[More information here

An Afghan family which fled the country after its fall to the Taliban is set to arrive in the East Riding next month, joining another family already housed. A spokesman for East Riding Council told Beverley FM it had received generous offers from residents to help support Afghan refugees and that the council remained committed to supporting resettlement efforts.

The council has so far made three properties available to Migration Yorkshire, the body which handles resettlement regionally and is working to refurbish other properties.

And finally, Humberside Police have made a poster available to download for those who would rather not have trick or treaters visit their home. A spokesman told us: “I would ask parents and guardians to explain this to their children and make sure they don’t knock on these doors.”

[For more information and to download a poster go here ]