Monday 21 November 2022

ALTHOUGH reservoir levels have begun to rise again – up 19 per cent in the past six weeks – Yorkshire Water says the hosepipe ban introduced because of the summer drought, will have to remain in force for the foreseeable future. A spokesperson said: “It’s really important that we all continue to save water where we can – small changes in habits will help give reservoirs the best chance possible to top up this winter, ahead of the warmer months in Spring and Summer next year.”

He said that Yorkshire had the same amount of rainfall in September and October as it did between April to August this year and added: “We’re constantly reviewing the situation and as soon as we meet the requirements needed to remove the hosepipe ban, we will let our customers know.” 

UNEMPLOYMENT rates in the East Riding have fallen in the last 12 months. According to the Jobcentre there are 4,625 people unemployed and looking for work on Universal Credit or on Jobseekers Allowance. The figure of unemployed has fallen year on year by 1,320. 

Out of the 4,625, 795 are aged 18 to 24 and the number of that group looking for work is down by 190 compared to last year.

VISIT East Yorkshire has announced the return of its Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market to Beverley for a second year. It will run from Wednesday December 7 to Friday December 9. And following the normal Saturday Market, the Beverley Festival of Christmas will see the town transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s wonderland on Sunday the 11th, with more than 110 stalls.