Tuesday 5 September 2023

THIS YEAR’S autumn flu and Covid vaccine programmes began to be rolled out this week, earlier than normal following the identification of a new COVID-19 variant. Although it’s not currently classed as a variant of concern, health officials  say it is important to build protection in those at greater risk of severe illness. 

East Riding Council’s public health nurse consultant, Zoe Stevens, said: “Vaccination remains the best defence against flu or COVID-19 and can help eligible people to reduce the chance of catching a virus and becoming severely ill. Additionally, in protecting yourself, you are helping to protect the rest of the community and our most vulnerable residents.”  More information here

THE MONTHLY food and craft fair returns to the Ferguson Fawsitt in Walkington this Friday (September 8) from 10am – 2pm. There will be lots of stalls present, including fruit & veg, The Hull Pie, The Hot Waffle, The Little Cheese Pantry, T C Patisserie, The North Bar Roasting Company, The Ginery, Gardenwood UK, The Old Smithy Wrought Iron Garden Art and Decorative Items, Kat’s Avon Delights, Artisan bread, The Magic Basket Catering Co., greetings cards, Bee Natural Wraps and The Blue Whippet dog treats and accessories.

VOLUNTEERS who man the Beverley Repair Cafe on the last Saturday of the month are gearing up to resume sessions this month following a summer break – meeting at the Armstrong Centre on Saturday September 30, from 9.30 – 11am. They try to repair items rather than people sending them to landfill in return for a donation.