Wednesday 8 September 2021

East Riding Council’s Director of Public Health has expressed concern about the coronavirus threat posed by next month’s Hull Fair. Andy Kingdom revealed infections were at the highest level since January and said: “I think the showmen at Hull Fair will do their best to make sure it’s a safe environment for those attending. But I’m worried because there will be large numbers of people being squashed together in close quarters, particularly at pinch points in the fairground.”

He continued: “I would advise anyone going to get tested before and afterwards and if you are positive before then self-isolate. I’d also recommend attendees wash their hands regularly, wear masks and socially distance where they can.”

Latest Government figures show there were 1,405 new coronavirus cases in the East Riding in the week ending September 2; up from 1,302 the week before. The figure for Hull shows a slight decrease, from 1,392 cases to 1,355

Police are successfully clamping down on rural countryside crime in East Yorkshire, with the Humberside Force being one of 24 across the country taking part in Operation Galileo. Officers have been out in greater numbers in recent weeks to prevent and deter criminals from coming into the area, with specific targets being hare coursers and poachers. 

Sgt Jenna Jones from the Humberside Rural Task Force told Beverley FM: “We have done really well together to reduce hare coursing and I don’t want that to stop.”

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