Tuesday 4 July 2023

A SURVEY about vaping use, carried out amongst 12 to 18 year olds across the East Riding, has found that one in three young people have tried vaping and one in ten vape on a regular basis. Now, East Riding Council is focused on action aimed at discouraging young people from beginning to vape.

Cllr David Tucker, portfolio holder for adults, health and care, told us: “The increase in vape use by young people is concerning. We have written to Government with our findings, highlighting the need for tighter rules on vape marketing.” And he continued: “We will also be working with our schools to provide more education and our Trading Standards team to ensure illegal vapes are seized. We are planning a range of action aimed at reducing vape use amongst young people.” 

To date, over 3000 illicit vapes have been seized by Trading Standards in premises in Goole, Bridlington, Beverley and Withernsea.

BISHOP BURTON College is celebrating successfully retaining a rating of Good from Ofsted following a four-day “Enhanced” inspection. The college was once more rated Good overall with two Outstanding judgements – for Personal Development and Adult Learning Programmes. The college also gained the highest possible rating of Strong for its contribution to meeting skills needs.

FLEMINGATE is about to welcome a new outlet, Shoezone, to add to the recent announcement of the opening of the Beverley Hills Diner & Bar.