Tell us your Covid-19 hero stories

DURING the Covid-19 pandemic lives have been turned upside down and sadly many lives have been lost.

But a community spirit has emerged from people coming together to make PPE equipment and face coverings to acts of kindness like shopping for a neighbour or someone who is shielded. If you would like to nominate your Covid-19 community hero please tell your story to us at The Gazette. You can write to us at 1 Seaside Road, Withernsea HU19 2DL and mark your envelope Covid Hero or email your Covid Hero stories to [email protected]

Cycles stolen from caravan park

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for information following the theft of three cycles from a caravan park in Withernsea.

On July 30, PCSO Darren Bainton tweeted: “#Withernsea three cycles stolen from caravan park Waxholme Road, sometime[GH1]  between midnight & 8am 24/7/20 a silver/red & a black/green Broadman Pro plus a purple/orange Orbea ladies cycle. Any info on the theft or whereabouts of the bikes call 101 investigation 16/77537/20.”

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “This investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has any information they believe could assist us, or thinks they have been offered one of these bikes for sale, then please get in touch on our non-emergency 101 line.” 

Tree grants available until August 30

EAST Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued a reminder that grants of up to £5,000 are available as part of The East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund. They are available until August 30, when this year’s application window closes.

Applications can be for large, or small-scale projects, based in either rural or urban locations and can be for a new developments or to expand and improve existing areas and that have benefits for the community.

Anyone who wishes to apply for a grant needs to register on the grants portal which can be found at or for further information email [email protected]


VJ Day to be marked in Withernsea

THE WITHERNSEA branch of the Royal British Legion will host two ceremonies on Saturday, August 15 to mark VJ Day.

At 6am, bagpipes will be played at the new War Memorial and at 11am, there will be a service at the New War Memorial. The service will include the names of those that died in Japanese POW Camps, and the laying of wreaths.

Due to National RBL and Government Policy, only 30 people or less can attend with social distancing in place, and all places for the event are already filled.

Chair of the Withernsea branch of the Royal British Legion Darren England described it as a ‘difficult situation’ the branch is in and that they ‘hope the public will understand.’

Hedon: Theft of motorbike

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for information following the theft of a motorbike from a shed in Hedon.

Mid-Holderness PCSO Darren Bainton said on My Community Alert: “Sometime between 9pm on Monday, July 27 July and 10am Tuesday, July 28 2020, a red Honda 125cc motorbike was stolen from a shed on Cromwell Road, Hedon.
The motorcycle had a registration number of YY17 ZXC.
“Any sightings of this motorbike or information relating to the theft; please call the Police on 101 with investigation number 16/78821/20.”