Monday 18 September 2023

EAST RIDING Council is projecting a £9.4 million overspend by the end of the current financial year. Members of the council’s Cabinet, meeting tomorrow, will consider a range of options to tackle the issue, including tighter control of recruitment and re-purposing funding with a focus on priority services. Councillors will also consider using £4.7million of reserves.

Inflation and an increase in demand for adult social care and children’s services is said to be the reason for the overspend.

A NEW three-month-long police operation has been launched to tackle a range of crimes from drug dealing to domestic abuse and sex offences. Humberside Police will be targeting hotspot areas across the region in Operation Shield and in the first week alone, 20 warrants were executed with 27 arrests made and 16 people charged for various drugs offences. 

Chief Constable Paul Anderson told Beverley FM: “Operation Shield will be relentless in pursuing and targeting criminals who bring distress and harm to our communities over the next three months, with the work in the last four days alone testament to our commitment and dedication.”

BEVERLEY Braves rugby team is one of nine across the North of England to receive new kit and equipment donated by rail company Northern to help improve the training experience for young players. It follows a competition organised by the train operator earlier this year that saw over 4,000 people apply for support for their local club. 

Stuart Taylor, head of commercial development at Northern, told us: “Financial support for local sports groups can be tough – so for us to be able to provide them with new kit and equipment is something practical that will ensure more people have access to this great game.”