Tuesday 14 June 2022

East Riding Council is making progress to improve its children’s safeguarding and support services which were rated as inadequate three years ago. Ofsted inspectors made their fourth visit in March and report that the pace of improvement has accelerated. Social workers were described as “enthusiastic and motivated” while they’re undertaking improved social work with local children and families. Councillor Victoria Aitken, portfolio holder for children and young people’s education, health and wellbeing, told Beverley FM the council is not complacent, and recognises that there is always further work to do to ensure they continue to deliver good services for our children and families. Read the full statement here

The number of people with coronavirus in hospital continues to cause concern with more fatalities being reported. Hospital officials told us that there are still 80 patients being treated in Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary, with three in intensive care. Although overall infection levels have fallen the public are still being asked to isolate if they test positive, until they are clear, to minimise spread as much as possible. Public Health officials say they are anticipating cases to rise again in the autumn.

And finally, as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue this month, all primary school pupils in Woodmansey are receiving commemorative Teddy Bears and Coins. The gifts are being provided by the local Parish Council. Chair Kerri Harold told us she hoped the children would treasure them for many years to come. The council is holding its Platinum celebrations with a weekend of family fun from 1st July. More from Woodmansey Parish Council here