Monday 4 October 2021

It’s been announced today that East Yorkshire will host a major event ahead of the United Nations COP26 Climate Change conference being hosted by the UK in Glasgow next month. A Government-backed Zero Carbon Tour will see an all-electric battle bus visit the area on 18th October to launch a week-long Summit. Local organisations including Beverley Park Homes will share case-studies as part of the Together for our Plant campaign. James Newman, Chair of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership told Beverley FM that many East Riding companies are not sure how to make their operations as net zero as possible, but he hopes the event will be the first step in helping people and businesses to make sustainable and lasting changes. More details and ticket bookings here and for the week-long Waterline Summit here.

East Riding Leisure’s flagship Haltemprice facility officially opens a new £2.2 million extension today. The redevelopment offers a 100-station gym with extended workout space, a dedicated exercise studio and consultation rooms. Councillor Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, told us he’s pleased to see the improved facilities opening to the public and the return of a full sports hall programme. Full details here.

Castle Hill Hospital is asking patients for their support and understanding as they switch over to digital nurse care records from today. Officials told us that ward-based staff will be using hand-held devices that look similar to phones to record vital patient information. They said it’s all about patient care and not to be mistaken for surfing social media and personal texts.