Saturday 21 May 2022

KITES of all descriptions, sizes and colours will take to the air today and tomorrow as the Bridlington Kite Festival returns to its traditional May weekend after being staged in September last year, due to the pandemic. Staged at Sewerby Fields, previous years have seen everything from flying frogs to sky-high snakes and leaping lizards to daredevil dragons, with internationally-renowned experts providing spectacular displays.

Organised by East Riding Council’s events team, along with the Northern Kite Group, the festival runs from 10am to 5pm on both days and is free to attend. And as well as a full line-up of big and small kites, there will be street food stalls, fairground rides and children’s entertainment.

FUNDING available from East Yorkshire Council will see fully-funded air source heating systems and other energy saving measures installed in some private homes. Subject to eligibility, the work will be given the go-ahead on a first come, first served basis. An air source heat pump extracts energy from the outside air, even at the coldest time of the year, to provide heat to the home through radiators. The system also includes a new hot water cylinder to provide hot water. Full details here

HUMBERSIDE POLICE is asking people to tell the Police and Crime Commissioner their experiences of the 101 and 999 services, as well as preferences for future modes of contact.  The survey runs until midnight on Sunday, June 26.

Participants are being asked a series of questions testing their understanding of emergency and non-emergency reporting systems, as well as newly-emerging ways of contacting the police, like web chat, online forms and messaging over social media.

The national survey, run by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, will help inform police forces, the Home Office and local commissioners on any challenges around reporting to the police and assist in forming plans for the future.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said: “Reporting to Humberside Police on 101 and 999 has seen major improvements to the service in recent years but still remains a challenging area of business for the force. The needs of people making contact must be understood and forces must prioritise those most in need, meaning contact about routine items is sometimes not responded to as quickly as people would like.

“In addition, new technology presents significant opportunities to speed up responses and open lines of communication with people who might not be comfortable using traditional methods. As the voice of the public in policing, I am very keen to better understand your views on these issues and I am urging as many people as possible to respond to the survey.”

The survey can be completed by clicking on this link: National-Public-Contact-Survey-APCC/