Friday 1 September 2023

FUNDING totalling more than a million pounds has been secured from the Home Office for the Humber Violence Prevention Partnership, one of 20 units across the country bringing local partners together to tackle the causes of serious violence. In our area the partnership has funded over 30 projects including targeted youth interventions, outreach, sports and creative activities, in addition to providing training to raise awareness and increase skills of organisations who work with young people. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison, who chairs the VPP Board, told us: “The cost to society and our local economy caused by serious violence is huge. We must engage with our young people especially, to steer them away from ever committing violence in the first place if we are to build a safer future for everyone.”

AN AFTERNOON of fun is planned on The Westwood next Tuesday ahead of the finish of the East Yorkshire stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race. The leading riders are expected to cross the finish line around 3.25pm. But before that there will be a race village filled with high-energy, cycling-themed entertainment for all the family. 

The fun starts at noon and attractions will include a BMX air stunt show, a pump track, a freestyle airbag, and KMX Karts. Bikes and helmets will be available to borrow for those who do not have their own. And anyone looking for something a little different can try out the “pedal-powered arcade”, featuring a bubble frog, Scalextric track and smoothie maker, all powered by cyclists pedalling on static bikes. 

People are advised to travel by public transport or park in Beverley town centre and walk to The Westwood as there will be no general vehicle access or parking at the race village. Disabled parking will be available via the horsebox entrance at the racecourse from 12 noon.