Wednesday 2 June 2021
The latest Covid-19 vaccination figures to the end of May reveal that 8 out of 10 adults in the East Riding have received their first jab and 6 out of ten have received both doses. But infection rates to the end of last week show a 23% increase with 80 new cases, pushing the rolling rate above the national average. Local health officials are keeping a close eye on the situation after some national specialists cautioned about this potentially being the early stages of a third wave fuelled by new variants. The latest official statistics are available here.
Police are appealing for more volunteers from Beverley and the East Riding to provide vital support in a range of roles including frontline policing by Special Constables. The Force is paying tribute to their major contribution in helping to keep our area safe to mark National Volunteers’ Week. Chief Constable Lee Freeman told Beverley FM that the last 12 months have been exceptionally challenging and thanked all the professional police volunteers for giving their time, energy, and commitment. Full story and links to volunteering opportunities here.
The extra benefits of being a member of East Riding Libraries continue to grow. Following news of being able to download popular magazines for free, members can now also gain free access to an online TV channel streaming classical music and live events from some of the world’s most prestigious venues. ‘Medici TV’ covers thousands of concerts, operas, ballets, and more! Customers just need to visit the portal to access the site through the East Riding Libraries website: https://www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/libraries-online/medici-instructions/ then input their library card number in to start viewing the quality content and enjoy experiencing the best in classical music events from the comfort of their home. For anyone who is not currently a member but would like to enjoy this and other benefits, it’s free to join the library online here: https://www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/memberships/ or drop in to any East Riding Library or mobile.