NEWS IN BRIEF


 

Meet the Police and Crime Commissioner – last chance to register

THE Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter is hosting an online Zoom meeting this evening (Thursday, February 25) to enable residents to find out more about policing and community safety in the East Riding and beyond.

The online meeting will take place from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.

Mr Hunter will give a presentation on his role and that of his office, what he has done so far and his plans for the future. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is to be the public’s representative to hold Humberside Police to account and ensure they provide an effective service He is also responsible for commissioning services such as support for victims of crime, specialist support for those affected by domestic abuse or serious violence, and more.

To join the Zoom meeting, email Engagement Officer Debbie Fagan at: [email protected] by 5pm today (Thursday) to be sent details of the event.  

 

 

From Withernsea to Glasgow, a charitable challenge

LOCAL carer Claire Taylor has taken on the mammoth challenge of walking 500,000 steps in March, raising money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent in the process.

Claire, who lives in Withernsea, has set herself a target of 17,000 steps a day in order to reach the total of 500,000 by the end of March.

The challenge will see Claire cover over 235 miles which is the equivalent of walking from Withernsea to Glasgow, as the crow flies. Claire’s chosen charity CLIC Sargent is a children’s cancer charity who are dedicated to helping children, young people and their families with support from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

Claire said: “I have children myself, so this charity really hit home. No one can see into the future and you never know if your own child could get poorly, so me just walking doing my job and everyday life knowing that people are sponsoring me to help these families is amazing. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, you're helping an amazing charity.”

To donate towards Claire’s challenge visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-taylor198

 

Coping stones removed and dumped on drives

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for information after a number of coping stones were removed from walls and dumped on drives in Thorngumbald.

Mid-Holderness PCSO Darren Bainton posted on My Community Alert on Sunday, February 20: “The Hedon Neighbourhood Police Team have received several reports from residents of St.Mary's Drive, Elm Tree Avenue and Chestnut Avenue, Thorngumbald that a number of coping stones had been removed from the their brick/stone walls and dumped on to the drives of neighbouring properties over the last few nights.
“If you know who is responsible for this, or have captured the culprits on CCTV; please call the Police on 101 with incident log number 378 of 20/2/21.”

 

Government renews calls for pensioners in Yorkshire and The Humber to check if they are eligible for extra financial help via Pension Credit

PENSIONERS across Yorkshire and The Humber are being urged to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit as figures show many could be missing out on a vital financial boost.

More than 135,000 pensioners in Yorkshire and The Humber currently receive Pension Credit. However, some pensioners across the region are still not claiming this extra financial help, which is why the Government is renewing calls for all pensioners to check if they could be eligible.

Minister for Pensions Guy Opperman said: “We want to make sure that all older people receive the support they are entitled to. Pension Credit can be claimed by phone and online, ensuring that older people can apply safely, wherever they are. The online Pension Credit calculator is also on hand to help pensioners check if they’re likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive.

“I also want to encourage everyone with retired family, friends, and loved ones to check in with them to see if they could be eligible for extra financial assistance through Pension Credit.”

Having savings, a pension or owning a home are not necessarily barriers to receiving Pension Credit and even a small award of Pension Credit can provide access to a wide range of other benefits – such as help with housing costs, council tax or heating bills.

For those over 75 and in receipt of Pension Credit, these additional benefits include continued entitlement to a free TV licence.

More than 1.5 million older people across Great Britain receive extra financial help through Pension Credit.

For more information, to use the free online calculator, to check eligibility or to claim, visit: gov.uk/pension-credit or call 0800 99 1234.