Thursday 3 June 2021

The East Riding could benefit from new funding to support key projects in locations affected by neighbourhood crimes like burglary, vehicle theft and robbery. Humberside Police has just been awarded over £430,000 from The Safer Streets fund. The county has also been invited to submit bids in the latest round which opens today, specifically aimed at making women and girls feel safer on our streets. Safeguarding Minister Victoria Atkins told Beverley FM that no one should feel afraid in public spaces but that it’s become an all-too-common occurrence.

It’s been revealed that a fresh bid for funding to assess the feasibility of reopening the Beverley to York Railway line is being analysed by Department of Transport officials ahead of an expert panel review. The first bid failed in the last round but supporters hope the revised submission will be successful. Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart told us it would help to relieve traffic congestion and harmful emissions, boost job opportunities and tourism.

East Yorkshire Council’s programme of Health Walks has been re-launched to encourage local people to get out and about to enjoy the natural beauty of the area whilst staying fit and healthy; potentially lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, dementia and some cancers. Councillor Kerri Harold, portfolio holder for Public Health and Tackling Inequalities, told us, “Walking really is one of the most perfect forms of exercise there is – physically, it tones your body, strengthens your muscles and keeps your heart healthy.” Over 70 walks take place each month, starting from a variety of locations around the East Riding. If you’d like to join a walk, or train as a Volunteer Walk Leader, please contact the Scheme Co-ordinator, Laura Hutchinson, by phone on 07887 653489 or email  You can also see the full programme and find out about other health walks in our area by logging on to