Tuesday 8 February 2022

Young people across the East Riding, aged between 11 and 18, go to the polls this week to elect two representatives and two deputies to serve on the UK Youth Parliament. There are 25 candidates and because of the large number the election has been split into two geographical areas – East and West – and the candidates will remain anonymous so students will be voting purely on the manifestoes and videos, which can be found by going to www.eastriding.gov.uk/youthparliament 

The two winners, and the two elected deputies will be declared at an event at Beverley Memorial Hall on Thursday, March 3.

[Full details here

HEY! Volunteering is looking for new volunteers to help support expansion across the East Riding. The programme, which launched for Hull’s tenure as UK City of Culture in 2017, is taking on new recruits for the first time in two years. 

Councillor Jonathan Owen, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, told Beverley FM: “It is exciting to see the programme expand further into a lot of our towns and villages and I would encourage residents to get involved.”

[More in formation here

And finally, as part of Children’s Mental Health Week, libraries in the East Riding have launched a scheme to support young people’s health and wellbeing. The Reading Well for Children scheme is a book list of 33 expert-endorsed titles which support children’s mental health and wellbeing. The libraries will also be putting on three events in February to raise awareness of the scheme.

[More details here]