Tuesday 14 February 2023

THE RESPONSE by East Yorkshire families to the war in Ukraine, by offering homes to those fleeing the country, has been described as “brilliant”. In all, more than 165 local people had taken in around 380 Ukrainians since last year, although finding them permanent homes has proved difficult, according to council officials. 

East Riding Council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Sub-Committee heard the current number of East Riding Homes for Ukraine scheme hosts was 111, as some arrivals have since moved on. Housing Manager Nicola Sworowski said the East Riding’s response had been brilliant but pressures on available housing has made it harder for them to find a permanent home. It comes as councillors separately heard 2,534 people deemed to be in the greatest need of housing remain on the authority’s waiting lists.

A GARAGE break-in in the Beech View area of Walkington has prompted another warning from police for households to make sure garages and sheds are secure. Support Officer Lee LeGrove told Beverley FM the burglary took place on Friday between mid-day and 10.45pm and although nothing was stolen people should remain vigilant.“Opportunists will generally seek out easy options so let’s not try and make it easy for them,” he said.

THE  Humberside Police Night Challenge event returns this year, taking place across the weekend of March 4-5. Teams of up to five young people, aged 13-18, will be challenged by walking 12 miles, in the dark, whilst following the story of a young person who is struggling with their mental health. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact the Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team by emailing NightChallenge@humberside.pnn.police.uk or click the following link