Thursday 22 April 2021

Health officials are urging Beverley residents to take advantage of free Covid rapid lateral-flow home test kits to limit the spread of the virus as restrictions are lifted. Dr Colin Garnham, the Clinical Director of the Beverley Primary Care Network, told us that if we can detect asymptomatic cases and get them to self-isolate it will have a big impact on minimising another wave of infection. He added that 1 in 3 people with the virus show no symptoms and are super spreaders. Kits can be ordered free of charge online and are also available from some pharmacies. Full details here:

A local MP has had to intervene after local farmers reached stalemate in discussions with the Environment Agency over concerns that productive farmland is being flooded more often and for longer periods. Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness called a virtual meeting with officials who have now agreed that extra funding and new projects are required. He has asked for a clear proposal to be drawn up to avoid future winter flooding. More details on the MP’s website here.

Drivers through Beverley Westwood have been asked to be alert to cows crossing roads as this year’s herd has just been released onto the pasture. The pasture warden told us that she hopes any delays to journeys will be minimal, and traffic can keep ‘Moo-ving.’