Thanks to councils and their workers for a key role – The Yorkshire Post says

THE Yorkshire Post – and its sister titles – wants to place on record its thanks to the local authorities going the extra mile to distribute these esteemed publications to the lonely and vulnerable during the lockdown.

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This joint collaboration has seen several town halls take up our invitation to purchase copies of your favourite newspaper at cost price and include it in the food and aid packages being delivered to those who can’t count on the support of family or friends.

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Not only is this link-up supporting the regional media industry as it continues to face its own well-documented challenges, but it shows how councils – and newspapers – can unite and work together at times of crisis, like this or the floods to hit the county, while also remaining critical friends as and when the situation demands.

Local councils are helping to deliver The Yorkhsire Post to elderly and isolated residents during the lockdown.

And while NHS staff and carers are, rightly, the focus of national acclaim each Thursday, the work of frontline council staff is just as key and worthy of placing on the record this weekend.

Editor’s note: first and foremost - and rarely have I written down these words with more sincerity - I hope this finds you well.

Almost certainly you are here because you value the quality and the integrity of the journalism produced by The Yorkshire Post’s journalists - almost all of which live alongside you in Yorkshire, spending the wages they earn with Yorkshire businesses - who last year took this title to the industry watchdog’s Most Trusted Newspaper in Britain accolade.

And that is why I must make an urgent request of you: as advertising revenue declines, your support becomes evermore crucial to the maintenance of the journalistic standards expected of The Yorkshire Post. If you can, safely, please buy a paper or take up a subscription. We want to continue to make you proud of Yorkshire’s National Newspaper but we are going to need your help.

James Mitchinson is editor of The Yorkshire Post.

Postal subscription copies can be ordered by calling 0330 4030066 or by emailing [email protected] Vouchers, to be exchanged at retail sales outlets - our newsagents need you, too - can be subscribed to by contacting subscriptions on 0330 1235950 or by visiting where you should select The Yorkshire Post from the list of titles available.

If you want to help right now, download our tablet app from the App / Play Stores. Every contribution you make helps to provide this county with the best regional journalism in the country.

Sincerely. Thank you.

James Mitchinson