Saturday 18 December 2021

Victims of domestic abuse in the East Riding are being encouraged to seek advice and support should they feel concerned for their own or someone else’s safety during the Christmas period. The message: You are not alone, help is available” is being delivered by East Riding Council who told us domestic abuse tends to rise during the festive period due to many contributing factors. 

Councillor Kerri Harold, portfolio holder for public health and tackling inequalities, told Beverley FM: “Whilst the Christmas and New Year festivities are a joyous time for many, some people will be worried about what the next few weeks will bring. Cases of domestic abuse/violence do tend to spike over this time of year with people spending more time in their homes.”

[Helpline numbers and details here]

Beverley Town Football Club has launched a £30,000 appeal towards the cost of floodlights and other improvements at its ground in Norwood to allow them to progress up the football pyramid. The club are reigning champions of the Humber Premier League and currently sit top of the table again, with only one defeat all season.

Town have ambitions to join the Northern Counties East League but must have floodlights as a condition of entry. The club has already gained planning permission for the lights and has now launched an appeal to help them fund the works.

[Full details here]

And finally, Beverley’s East Riding Theatre has blocked off a number of seats in its auditorium as it reacts to new coronavirus restrictions and advice. The theatre is also urging people to take a lateral flow test before visiting.