Friday 14 May 2021

It’s been revealed that the number of job coaches at Beverley has been doubled. Some 23 staff are on hand to offer tailored support. The town’s MP, Graham Stuart, was given the news when he met local officials to hear about the Government’s Plan for Jobs. He specifically heard about the Kickstart Scheme which provides six-month placements for 16-24 year-olds. Mr Stuart raised concerns about transport issues where opportunities are in Hull,  and hoped more local placements will become available.

The organisation which runs East Riding College will be able to offer its own degrees from September next year. The TEC Partnership becomes the first college group to receive the powers in Yorkshire and East Midlands.

A board game called Seeking Sanctuary is one of the features of a new exhibition about medieval Beverley, the first event at the Guildhall. The display tells visitors that in the late 14th century, Beverley was actually the 10th most important town in England but it was a noisy, bustling and smelly place. The free exhibition will open next Wednesday and runs until the end of October.