Wednesday 28 April 2021

A Beverley primary school has warned parents, pupils and staff that it has to maintain stringent covid safety precautions, in the face of a potential third wave, as lockdown restrictions are eased.

The latest Molescroft Primary School newsletter, issued yesterday, says that despite the fact they’ve avoided a single transmission or bubble closure, they must remain alert following other cases in East Riding schools. They said their priority is to keep the school open for all pupils and asked for everyone’s cooperation to help their children who had already missed out on so much on-site learning and the impact on social and mental needs.

East Riding Council has been recognised for the actions it’s taken to tackle a rise in food poverty in our area during the coronavirus pandemic by supporting the East Riding Food Poverty Alliance – a partnership of local food banks. The alliance told us that the Council’s support had enabled them to help thousands of individuals in times of severe hardship. Full story here.

East Riding artists are being invited to submit proposals for a piece of contemporary art. The winner will receive an £8,000 commission to be displayed to the public in the iconic setting of Sewerby Hall and Gardens, next year. Officials told us that they want to engage visitors with challenging and thought-provoking work which extends their thinking about the power and scope of art. More details here