EAST YORKS: A candidate bidding to become the region's first police and crime commissioner is holding a series of public meetings.
Independent hopeful Paul Davison, a retired former commander of policing in the East Riding, will start a tour of Humberside Police force area this week.
He will be in Bridlington on Thursday for the first meeting, which will be held at the community centre in Victoria Road from 7pm.
Mr Davison said: "I am hoping these meetings will give people an opportunity to come and speak to me and they leave believing me to be a credible and trusted candidate for this vitally important role.
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"I cannot stress how important this election will be and how much is at stake should the wrong person take the job.
"I will be an independent commissioner who represents local people. I will be their champion and I will be there for them to make sure what they need is prioritised."
Mr Davison will also be meeting residents in Bransholme, Goole, Beverley, Driffield, Cottingham and west Hull.
Visit www.pauldavison4pcc.co.uk for further details about the meetings.
Voting for the first commissioner takes place on November 15, with the successful candidate taking office a week later.
GOOLE: Dog owners are being offered a free health check for their pet at the town's branch of the RSPCA.
The animals will be given free checks by a vet, flea and worm treatments and free ID chipping.
A spokesman for the branch said: "Thanks to Vermuyden Vets and the East Riding dog warden team, we are able to help credit crunched owners and their prized pooches once again.
"It will be very busy so first come first served."
It will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at the Scout Hut in Dunhill Road from 10.30am to 2.30pm. The offer is only available for residents in the DN14 postcode area.
Call 07599 087527 for more information.
EAST RIDING: Police are holding a series of meetings for village residents.
PCSO Rachel Kay will be at Tesco Express in Kingston Road in Willerby from 5pm to 6pm today.
On Saturday, PCSO Stephen Clayton will be at Anlaby Park Methodist Church from 10am to 12pm.
PCSO Clayton will also be at Tesco Express in Anlaby Common on Thursday, October 25, from 6pm to 7pm.
And on Saturday, October 27, PCSO Kay will be meeting residents at Sainsburys in Anlaby from 6pm to 7pm.
Residents are invited to attend any of the meetings to discuss any issues or concerns they have with the officers.
No appointments are necessary.
HULL: A DVD featuring footage of classic cars is raising money for the upkeep of two historic churches.
The Yorkshire Circular DVD will raise money for Beverley Minster and Holy Trinity Church, as well as Cancer Research UK.
It features four hours of footage of a circular tour of Yorkshire car rallies and museums, taking in historic Beverley and Newby Hall, and scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors' Vintage Vehicle Weekend.
The DVD, which costs £12.99, is available to buy in both churches and at Premier Work and Leisurewear in Hessle Road, west Hull.
HULL: The next meeting of the Hull Macular Society will take place on Friday.
It will include a talk by guest speaker Paul Bartley, from Optima Low Vision Services.
The meeting will be held from 10.30am to 12.15pm at the Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind office in Beverley Road.
Admission costs £1.50.
For more information, call Clive Skinner on 01482 656714 or Jean Kemp on 01430 422905.