Monday 10 October 2022

It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week and organisers have told Beverley FM they want local people to help them tackle an alarming rise in such incidents. Statistics just released for the year up to the end of March rose by more than a quarter overall in England and Wales: Race hate crime was up by 19%, faith hate by 37%, Homophobic hate by 41%, Disability by 43% and transphobic hate crimes by a massive 56%.

National campaign officials told us they want East Riding residents to help them bring people together, to say no to all forms of hate and to make our communities safe places for everyone, so we can live in peace and harmony together. The police will be holding a drop-in surgery on hate crime this Saturday at Beverley Library on Champney Road between 11am and 3pm.

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has welcomed the latest Government assistance to help local businesses, charities and public bodies with rising energy costs. He told us the new Energy Bill Relief Scheme is a welcome helping hand, and that it’s imperative to help tackle the sting of higher energy bills alongside continuing investment in our own clean energy. In his new capacity as Minister for Climate he told Sky News that he didn’t believe that power cuts would be necessary this winter, because all eventualities had been planned for on energy and that blackouts should not be necessary.