Community website offers wealth of information for those living in Hunmanby

A website initially set up to attract people to visit Hunmanby by train has become a hub of information for the local community.

By Louise Perrin
Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 4:19 pm
The ever popular Wells Butchery in Hunmanby
The ever popular Wells Butchery in Hunmanby

The site, created by former councillor Nick Harvey, has been updated to provide contact information for local shops, the doctors surgery and the police. There’s even a link to an online zumba class.

Nick said he has been updating the site over the past eight weeks to try and provide a source of information for local people. He said: “I'm aware of many vulnerable people still using the shops, many don't have or struggle with modern technology.

“Many value their independence and may find it difficult to ask for help. I see local people with memory problems, or vulnerable residents, finding it hard to understand the current situation.”

The Hunmanby Pantry offer a good selection of fresh produce

“I have put links to both websites and Facebook to each shop, facility or trader to help keep up to date, and emphasised how the younger members of the community are supporting the vulnerable

“I've put the page together to help family members who live away and are trying to support vulnerable family members and friends from some distance away, showing the wide range of home deliveries available.

“I've written the page, to show pictures of our shops and the hard work being put in, as well as trying to highlight how all people dealing face to face with their communities on one of the many front lines in the current situation.”

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