Friday 15 October 2021

Beverley’s Cherry Tree Community Association has been nominated for a prestigious national award; the winners of which will be revealed in a special ceremony in the House of Commons on December 6.

Local MP Graham Stuart nominated Cherry Tree for a Kids Count Inspiration Award. The centre has been running its Youth Club for four years and offers a safe space for young people to drop in, meet others, receive support and take part in activities. Additional events have been held throughout the pandemic and they also regularly distribute wellbeing bags and free food.

Mr Stuart told Beverley FM: “I cannot commend too highly this wonderful group of people who make a huge difference to the lives of young people in this deprived local community in Beverley.”

Beverley Town Council has announced that the next deadline for community grant applications is January 12, 2022. Grants up to £500 are available for small and new organisations seeking funds for a specific item or project, while general grants up to £2,000 are available for established organisations seeking one-off funding for a specific item or project. 

[More details and how to apply here]

And finally, “Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire”, a unique exhibition bringing together a selection of items from private collections as well as artwork by Laura Boswell, opens this Saturday at Beverley Art Gallery in the Treasure House.The idea for the exhibition came about over two years ago when the Japanese Embassy introduced the “Japan-UK Season of Culture”, a celebration of the many facets of Japanese culture in the UK.

[More information here]