Monday 23 January 2023

PEOPLE in Beverley and across the Humber region are changing the way they borrow in the face of the cost of living crisis; that’s according to the HEY Credit Union, which said 2022 had seen an increase in the number of people taking out loans from the not-for-profit organisation. 

John Smith, Governance Officer for the Credit Union, told us: “Members are generally finding the cost of living crisis very challenging. They are applying for more loans than ever before.” 

In Beverley, the Credit Union operates from the Cherry Tree Centre, which includes a Community Pantry. Jo Ramsay, Centre Manager, said: “We are proud to host the Credit Union. It helps local people to avoid borrowing from doorstep lenders with extremely high interest rates. It offers a quick and stress-free process for people looking to manage their money well.”

A SUPPORT officer from the Humberside Police neighbourhood policing team, along with East Riding Council’s anti-social behaviour officer, will be out and about in the East Riding today, tomorrow and Wednesday ready to chat with residents about any issues of concern.

They will be in Etton, Cherry Burton and Bishop Burton tomorrow – Etton from 10.45 to 11.45 am; Cherry Burton from 1.30 to 2.30pm and Bishop Burton for an hour from 2.45pm. On Wednesday they will be in Walkington from 1.30pm for an hour.

BEVERLEY Barge Preservation Society has announced its 2023 schedule for trips on their vintage vessel, the Sun, starting from Cranehill Wharf on Beckside from March 24 onwards. For more information contact lan by email at or call/ text on 07932550440.