Friday 16 December 2022

A STUDY examining the potential benefits of reopening the Beverley to York railway line has been completed, Beverley MP Graham Stuart has revealed. And he is now urging local people to make their views known through him so the Government is aware of the strength of local feeling. Mr Stuart, an energetic campaigner for the line for many years, is also planning to raise its future with Ministers.

He told Beverley FM: “We in Beverley, and the surrounding areas, need and deserve this line. It is one of the great tools we have available to level up our region, including Beverley and the surrounding villages.” And he continued: “The Strategic Outline Business Case shows this line has demand, utility and is environmentally friendly.’” 

A decision on the next step, a more detailed business case, is now in the hands of the Department for Transport.

WORK to repair Beverley Minster’s clock so that its chimes ring out again, will begin on Monday and is expected to be completed over two days. Steeple Keeper Mike Robson told us: It’s thanks to the Friends of Beverley Minster who are paying for the repairs that the people of Beverley will hear these iconic chimes again.” 

THE CHURCH of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manor Road, Beverley, will open its doors every Wednesday from next Wednesday, December 21, as a “warm and welcoming place” during the current extreme cold spell. It will open from 10am to 2pm each Wednesday until further notice for those concerned about keeping warm during the current cost of living crisis, offering soup and hot drinks with board games available to entertain children.