Friday 30 July 2021

People in East Yorkshire are struggling with debt as furlough and other Covid support schemes come to an end. The Community Money Advice charity which has just opened an office in Saturday Market told Beverley FM they’ve helped people in the town with over £70,000 of debts this month alone and they expect the situation to worsen in the autumn. They emphasised that local people don’t have to feel trapped by debt and can contact them for free help and advice. Learn more here

Following a spate of tragic drownings across the country, East Riding residents are being warned to be ‘water safe’ and be aware of the dangers of open water swimming. An emergency services official told us that picturesque looking rivers, lakes and the beaches can hide many hazards including strong currents and depths that are difficult to judge. To find out more about the Yorkshire-wide #WaterSafe campaign visit here

More than 74% of the local adult population have had their second Covid vaccine jabs. With nearly 9 out of 10 having had their first dose officials anticipate the majority of the population will soon be fully vaccinated. Tomorrow is the last day of Covid vaccinations administered by the Beverley Primary Care Network at the Racecourse. No appointments are needed with walk-ins for both first and second doses being accepted, between 8am and noon and from 1.30 to 5pm for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.