Saturday 17 December 2022

CONCERNS that some people in East Yorkshire are being told the wait for NHS dentistry is up to 24 months have been raised by Beverley MP Graham Stuart in a meeting with Emma Wilson, the Head of Dental Commissioning for Yorkshire and the Humber. In the discussion he highlighted a study published by the Association of Dental Groups, which found that the East Riding is one of 20 emerging “dental deserts” with only 32 NHS dentists per 100,000 people.  

Mr Stuart told Beverley FM: “I know people are struggling to access the dental work they are entitled to on the NHS. With the impacts of COVID-19 still being felt in the industry there are challenges, but I am going to continue working with my colleagues in the NHS to get the waiting lists down and open up more capacity for my constituents.”

BEVERLEY Town Council says its small and general grants schemes are now open for applications for a new round of awards in 2023. The deadline is Wednesday February 21. A spokesperson told us: The council is particularly interested to receive bids from groups that will be helping residents through difficult times in the new year. 

Small Grants are for small and new organisations seeking funds for a specific item or project, with an award limit of £500. General grants can be up to £2,000 and are for established organisations seeking a one-off grant or funding for a specific item or project.  More information, criteria details and application forms can be found at

FOLLOWING recent tragedies and reports of people venturing on to frozen water across the Humberside Police area, members of the Underwater Search Unit have been visiting local parks, ponds and nature reserves where water has frozen over due to the increasingly cold weather.