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Wednesday’s Headlines – 29 January

Rail campaigners are calling for the reinstatement of the Beverley to York line via Market Weighton and Pocklington. Studies have indicated the viability of the proposal with no major engineering obstacles. The Government has just announcement that it wants to help restore historic railway lines like this that were closed more than 50 years ago.

More from the Minster Rail Campaign web site:

The Pipe and Glass at South Dalton has been placed at No 24 in the UK’s top 50 gastropubs revealed yesterday. Judges told Beverley FM that James and Kate Mackenzie’s East Yorkshire pub is one of the largest on the list and despite its Michelin star, offers generous portions. The food was described as hearty and moreish: including Barnsley chops the size of small children.

More from the Top 50 Gastropubs web site:

And a Beverley supermarket food donation scheme, which has donated over 72,000 meals to East Riding charities since it started is looking for more local groups to benefit from the programme. For more information contact Tesco Beverley’s Community Champion David Ryley at the store or by email to

Stay tuned to Beverley FM for all the latest local stories on air and on line.

Tuesday’s Local Headlines – 28 January

Tuesday’s Local Headlines – 28 January

Beverley Town Council has voted to make use of cash reserves to reduce its element of local Council Tax by 2% over last year’s bill, despite spending on new CCTV, litter bins and extra community celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day and to stage the town’s first Pride event.

Residents of Beverley will be able to see their contribution to the town’s running on their Council Tax bill for the new financial year starting April.

More at the Beverley Town Council web site:

Graham Stuart MP for Beverley and Holderness has called for the relaunch of the River Hull Board, which carried out dredging, raising riverbanks, removing sunken vessels and installing pumping stations. He wants to see better protection and defences following concerns raised by constituents after last year’s local flooding. He has welcomed the 1.2 million pounds just announced to update two pumping stations that drain low lying agricultural areas.

More on the pumping stations funding at the East Riding of Yorkshire web site:

And organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which starts from Beverley on April 30 are looking for volunteers to become Tour Makers. Welcome to Yorkshire are looking for passionate and reliable people to provide a warm welcome to the millions of fans. You can register your interest online at

More at the Tour de Yorkshire web site:

Stay tuned to Beverley FM for all the latest local stories on air and on line.

Local News Headlines

Humberside Police have warned local residents to be on their guard as fraudsters are targeting the elderly and vulnerable in East Yorkshire with over half of the victims being aged 75 to 89 and losing over £8000 each on average.

The fraudsters impersonate police or bank officials to persuade people to part with large sums of money or expensive items. A courier is then sent to collect the cash or goods.

From Courier fraud to a fishy fellony in which a 28-year-old East Yorkshire man has been arrested and charged after selling seafood door-to-door, taking the money but not returning with their purchases.

And The East Riding Council is holding an information event this evening to help recruit new foster carers for children and young people. It’s happening at the Tickton Grange Hotel from six to eight PM and organisers say the only qualifications needed are a spare room and a willingness to commit to a child’s well-being.

New campaign to boost recycling

Residents in Beverley, Hornsea and Tickton are being encouraged to join a summer campaign to boost the recycling of clothes, bedding, shoes and other textiles.

Waste and recycling officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council are holding a series of textile collection events, inviting residents to bring along their old duvets, sheets, towels, clothes and shoes so they can be recycled and disposed of properly. 

The next collection events will be held on Wednesday August 28th in Beverley, Hornsea and Tickton at different locations during the day. They will be in Main Street, Tickton, near the village shop between 11 and 11.30 in the morning; then at Goth Lane in Beverley from noon, moving on to Riding Fields Square, off Thompson Avenue between 1.15 and 1.45 and then, finally in Lincoln Way near the shops between 2 and 2.30.

The aim is to encourage residents not to place any textiles in their household bins, as they can’t be recycled that way – currently in the East Riding, textiles make up 8 per cent of the waste put in blue bins and 6.5 per cent of waste put in green bins.

Going forward the council wants people to take their items to clothing banks, charity shops and household waste recycling sites. Some of the items collected next week will be donated to local charities.

Beverley Town announce new shirt sponsors

Personal Finance Centre MD Mark Cooke presenting Beverley Town manager Rich Jagger and players with the new kit

It’s been a great start to the season, with Beverley Town currently sitting top of the Humber Premier League after two games, but the season just got even better with the news that The Personal Finance Centre have become the club’s new main shirt sponsor.

Mark Cooke, MD of The Personal Finance Centre, which is based in Hessle, told Beverley FM: “We’re passionate about what we do, Bev Town are passionate about what they do. For us, it’s a perfect fit and we are looking forward to an exciting partnership.’’          

Town first team manager Rich Jagger was delighted and told us: “We are excited to welcome The Personal Finance Centre as our new main kit sponsor.  I have known Mark for a number of years and he is passionate about sport in the local area.  

“We are delighted to be working with the personal finance centre who, as part of a unique partnership, will be making a donation to the club as a result of every successful referral associated to Beverly Town. Making it a win win for both parties and our fans.”

The club is also gearing up for the official opening of its new, 54-seater, Ivan Usher Stand.  As previously reported by Beverley FM, the club has a fantastic grand opening day planned for Sunday September 15, with Beverley Town legends taking on Hull City Legends, and much much more.

Warning over Beverley bike thefts

Police are warning cyclists to be vigilant following an increase in bike thefts across East Yorkshire, particularly in Beverley and Cottingham.

Inspector Philip Hinch told Beverley FM: “Some of the bikes stolen were locked up at public cycle racks in the town centres as well a number which were taken from gardens and parks in the area. The main areas have been outside Tesco and the leisure centre in Beverley and in and around the Market Place in Cottingham.”

He said just last week a high-value full suspension bike that was attached to the back of a cycle rack on a car was stolen when it was parked in the Butcher Row car park in Beverley. 

He commented: “This bike should have been safe, it was locked and secure but it didn’t stop a thief cutting through the lock, damaging the rack and stealing the bike.  We have an investigation underway for this incident and are viewing CCTV and witnesses statements to try and locate the bike and find those responsible.”

And he continued: “We have identified suspects in connection with a number of offences and are investigating them to try and gather evidence to prosecute offenders.  However, I am really wanting to make sure people are aware that cycle thieves are operating in the area and to make sure people do everything they can to secure their bikes and do what they can to prevent them being stolen.”

£17,000 boost for Beck project

Beverley Town Council has been awarded £17,000 by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums, collected from housing developers. The funding has been awarded towards interpretation boards and artwork, carved nature trail posts, benches and nature boxes for bats, birds, hedgehogs, bugs and bees along Beverley Beck. 

The project is expected to cost £19,700 in total, with the extra funding coming from sponsorship and Beverley Town Council themselves. The aim of the project is to encourage greater use and knowledge of Beverley Beck, from the flyover to where it meets the River Hull.

It will also help to create a link with other free pastures of the town, Figham and Swinemoor, and complement existing projects that promote the industrial heritage of the Beck.

Beverley Town Clerk Helen Watson told us: “It’s a lovely area and a beautiful walk and we want to tidy it all up and make it look better so that more people use the area.”

Town go top with 3-0 win

Beverley Town 3 – 0 Hornsea Town (Tuesday August 20)

Goals from Joe Norton , Danny Finch and Dean Larvin sealed a win for Beverley Town over Hornsea Town in the Humber Premier League on Tuesday night – the game being played at Norwood after the weekend’s opening home league game had to be switched to Hutton Cranswick because of cricket commitments.

There were some really strong performances throughout the Beverley team, who’ve kept a clean sheet for the second game running. Man of the match was Mike Claxton.

It may be early in the season, but Beverley now sit top of the league, with four points. Final score: Beverley Town 3, Hornsea Town 0.

And there was more good news locally with a great 3-1 home victory for AFC Walkington last night over Westella & Willerby.