A word of thanks to York’s Fire Service, who arrived within minutes of notification of a garden fire at the back of Charlton Street. Coolly efficient and thoroughly professional, the fire was out and the neighbours sent in in double quick time. Next time we applaud the NHS, we should applaud the Fire Service too.

Jo Ellis, Charlton Street, York

Thank you to the Martin family - and York Pullman

I would like to praise and say a big thank you to the Martin family. Elizabeth delivers The Press here in Appleton Roebuck. At the beginning of lockdown we all had a card from the Martin family asking us to let them know if they could help us with anything, especially shopping, and to contact them if we needed help as we do not have a shop in Appleton Roebuck. Rachel (Elizabeth’s mum) has gone the extra mile and has offered to collect fish and chips from Bishopthorpe for anyone who would like them. A lovely treat.

So many thanks to the Martin family. And can I also say a big thank you to York Pullman for continually running the number 21 bus service at this difficult time? This bus is a lifeline to people like myself who don’t have a car so rely on this service to get to the supermarket and to York.

Mrs Wendy Allison,

Orchard Close,

Appleton Roebuck, York