Friday 4 February 2022

Yorkshire grandmother Marie Fox has launched a support group in the area for grandparents who no longer have any contact with their grandchildren.  It’s estimated at least two million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown.  

Marie, who said she has missed several years of her granddaughters’ lives, decided to start the Wolds Grandparent Support Group because, although there are several support groups in the UK, there are none in East Yorkshire.  She told Beverley FM: “The group provides friendship, understanding and a supportive ear to any grandparent who finds themselves in this distressing situation. We meet once a month and keep in touch with each other so that when one of us is having a bad day there is always someone else who will remind us we are not alone. “

You can hear Marie talking about the group with Beverley FM’s Rachael Campey via the link below And for more information, contact Marie on 07594 505087.

[Listen to the interview here]

The leaders of East Riding Council and Hull City Council have welcomed the Government’s announcement that they will begin negotiations on a “County Deal” devolution agreement for the area.

East Riding council leader Jonathan Owen, told Beverley FM: “This could enable us to realise significant benefits for our residents, our businesses and our wider economy.” However, both council leaders have made it clear that they won’t be looking to establish a Hull and East Riding Mayor, but go for a combined authority chaired by one of the council leaders on a rotating basis.

[More details here]

And finally, Beverley’s Cherry Tree Community Association has been shortlisted for a national award. The Kids Count Inspiration Awards recognise those individuals and organisations that have inspired young people in their communities.