Tuesday 21 March 2023

ANOTHER almost quarter-of-a-million pounds is being made available by East Riding Council to help community groups. The Do It For East Yorkshire community grant has so far helped 177 projects since being launched in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Open to voluntary and community groups as well as town and parish councils in the East Riding, the grants can be between £1,500 and £5,000.   

Awards so far have gone to Leven Festival, the Beeford in Bloom project and the Hornsea Biker event. The additional £225,000 in funding was approved by East Riding Council after hearing how successful the scheme has been. Applications open this Friday and more information is available here and from www.doitforeastyorkshire.co.uk

OFFICIAL NOTICE has been given for local government elections covering East Riding Council and parish councils within the county. The closing date for nomination papers is 4pm on Tuesday April 4 with elections scheduled for Thursday May 4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by midnight on April 17. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. More information here and here

THE CHARITY Marie Curie is spearheading the third UK National Day of Reflection this Thursday – an opportunity to remember loved ones who’ve died, support people  who are grieving, and connect with each other. There will be a minute’s silence at noon, a nationwide network of Walls of Reflection, and a series of grief-themed online programmes. More information:  www.mariecurie.org