Friday 18 August 2023

EAST RIDING planning councillors yesterday rejected recommendations from council officers and refused planning permission for an asphalt plant to be built in Brandesburton. They heard there had been a total of 347 objections from members of the public as well as objections from the four parish councils in the area.

Concerns were expressed that the site in Catfoss Lane, currently used for light industry, was in an inappropriate location for what they described as heavy industry and concern was also expressed about the scale and nature of the development and its proximity to the village itself.

The committee meeting can be viewed in full at

EARLY INDICATIONS suggested East Riding students performed well in their A-Levels compared to regional and national averages, when results were announced yesterday, according to Cllr Victoria Aitkin, portfolio holder for children, families and education. However, analysis by the Press Association suggested that the Yorkshire and Humber region as a whole was one of only two in England where the proportion of A-Level entries awarded the top grades – A* and A – was lower this year than 2019 pre-pandemic levels.

In north-east England, 22 per cent of entries were awarded top grades this year, down from 23 per cent in 2019, while in Yorkshire & the Humber the figure for 2023 is 23 per cent, down from 23.2 per cent in 2019.

IN THE past three years customers of Beverley’s Tesco supermarket have donated enough food for more than 3,000 meals given out via the East Yorkshire Foodbank, which is based in the town. This is in addition to the local support for the national food collection initiative held every December throughout the Tesco network, which has seen more than 116 million meals donated over a ten-year period.

Recently, the Beverley store held an additional food collection day, which resulted in 132kg of food donations as well as £287 in cash. Mandy Thomlinson, Project Manager for East Yorkshire Foodbank, told us: ‘The kind hearts of Tesco Beverley customers shone through on a thoroughly damp day. We were thrilled … this is vital to helping many local people in financial crisis.”

Pictured: Volunteers from East Yorkshire Foodbank with Dave Ryley, Tesco Beverley’s Community Champion