Thursday 10 June 2021

East Riding health officials have taken to social media to encourage residents to book vaccinations which are now available to anyone who is 25 or will have their birthday before the end of the month. Latest Government research just released by the Office of National Statistics shows that 8 out of 10 people in our region have Covid-19 antibodies with half the community protected by two jabs. The ONS commented that the results highlight the importance of monitoring antibodies as infection levels change. Beverley FM has been told that despite a further drop in local infection rates local authorities are keeping a close eye the other side of the Pennines, and the M62 corridor, as new variants drive a sustained rise in national infection rates once more.

Thousands more homes and businesses in Beverley and East Yorkshire are set to benefit from being connected to new, ultrafast full-fibre broadband, improving data speeds up to ten times faster than before. The news has been welcomed by Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart who told us it will help to boost the local economy with particular benefits for rural communities like ours.

However, the MP has also reacted angrily to proposed boundary changes to his current constituency which could see it split in two, as we reported yesterday. He told Beverley FM that he will fight the proposals which, he said, show a lack of understanding about the communities he represents. He said he’ll strongly oppose the plans through the review process and encouraged local people to make their views known on the Boundary Commission’s website: Here – Full details about the proposals are here.