Virus red and green card scheme spreads to Sewerby

A red and green card village scheme to help residents cope with the coronavirus crisis is spreading across East Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 12:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 12:10 pm
Kerry Fieldhouse, of Buckton, with her sons Jay and Evin
Kerry Fieldhouse, of Buckton, with her sons Jay and Evin

The idea was started by Kerry Fieldhouse and Sal Cooke in Buckton and Bempton - and has now been adopted by Sewerby, near Bridlington.

Lou Kilburn, who runs the Ship Inn near Sewerby Hall and Gardens, has distributed the cards to houses in her village.

The system is easy: those who are fine put a green card in their window; residents needing help put up a red card with their details on.

So far in Buckton and Bempton there have only been two red cards, said Sal.

"One was for a prescription and one to let us know about their full lock-down due to strong symptoms," said Sal, who operates the Bempton scheme,

"Lots of people are saying they love the scheme and a few have said let’s keep it going permanently," she said.

Lots of people are saying they love the scheme and a few have said let’s keep it going permanently!!!