Saturday 28 January 2023

HOUSEHOLDERS struggling to make ends meet due to the rise in the cost of living could be eligible for a one-off payment of £400. But the deadline to apply is this coming Tuesday, January 31. The Household Support Fund, which is administered by East Riding Council, offers grant support to those most in need due to the rise in energy bills as well as food.

Council portfolio holder Cllr John Holtby told Beverley FM: “We are urging all residents with an income of below £26,000 for single households and £31,000 for couples, or single  people with children, to check their eligibility and apply online.” Residents can check eligibility and apply at The council also has a benefit eligibility checker which can be used by households to check for financial support that they may be entitled to at 

PROPOSALS to end criminal background checks on East Riding street collectors are set for a six-week public consultation, beginning on Wednesday, subject to approval by East Riding Council’s Cabinet. Council Licensing Manager Louise Wilson told the Licensing Committee the proposal was  aimed at easing the burden on charities applying for street collecting permits given the current economic climate.

The decision comes as a report stated background checks introduced in 2016 had never found that anyone applying for a street collecting or house-to-house permit was unsuitable.

EAST RIDING Concert Orchestra has announced their spring concert in St Mary’s Church, Beverley, on March 4 will raise money for the Hull & East Yorkshire Motor Neurone Association. The orchestra’s recent winter concert raised £17,000 for the Ukraine Appeal.