Friday 8 October 2021

A call to introduce mandatory 20mph speed restrictions in all residential streets in the East Riding has been rejected by councillors. The Lib Dem backed motion called for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to make the change by 2025 and to provide the funding needed to implement the policy.

The proposal was defeated at this week’s full council meeting. Conservative Councillor Paul Nickerson said implementing 20mph zones everywhere would be prohibitively expensive and said the existing targeted approach to creating the zones is working.

Staff at Beverley Library are hosting a special event on Monday to encourage residents to use the huge digital library of eBooks, audiobooks, digital newspapers, magazines and streaming services available free to library members. People can bring their own tablet or smartphone and connect to the library’s free WiFi or just try the resources on the library tablets.

[More information here]

And finally, a garden centre is offering customers a hauntingly good time this Halloween with pumpkin carving workshops for children. Taking place on October 28 and 29 at the Value Garden Centre on Hull Bridge Road, Tickton, the spooktacular one-hour sessions will give children the chance to choose their pumpkins and carve them with haunting Halloween designs including ghosts, ghouls and ghastly grins. Tickets cost £5.99 per child, with accompanying adults free.

[More details here]