the Police and Crime Commissioner – last chance to register
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.
online meeting will take place from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
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.
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.
join the Zoom meeting, email Engagement Officer Debbie Fagan at:
[email protected] by 5pm today (Thursday) to be sent
details of the event.
Withernsea to Glasgow, a charitable challenge
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
renews calls for pensioners in Yorkshire and The Humber to check if they are
eligible for extra financial help via Pension Credit
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
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.
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
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.”
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
those over 75 and in receipt of Pension Credit, these additional benefits
include continued entitlement to a free TV licence.
than 1.5 million older people across Great Britain receive extra financial help
through Pension Credit.