Friday 2 December 2022

PEOPLE are being encouraged to shop local this weekend in support of Small Business Saturday, which is marking its tenth year in the UK. And with free parking applying in all East Riding Council car parks, and on-street parking bays, it’s hoped visitor numbers will be boosted in the town. One business owner hoping to see people supporting the initiative is Lucy Thompson, who runs Oh My Dog in Dyer Lane.

Lucy said: “It would be great to see even more residents come out to support us on the high street on Small Business Saturday and I know a lot of the shops around me have gone to extra effort to look the part heading into Christmas. Times are tough for everyone right now financially and I look forward to seeing even more customers through the doors on Saturday.”

MP Graham Stuart pulling a pint during a visit to the Royal Standard

Lending his support to Small Business Saturday was MP Graham Stuart, who has been visiting a number of businesses, including the Royal Standard pub and chatting to owners and staff at Mirage and Browns Greengrocers. Tomorrow he will be meeting with Shark e-bikes in Beverley to see how the new bike maker is getting on. 

OFFICERS from the Beverley Neighbourhood Policing Team are to hold an open meeting at Flemingate next Monday as an opportunity for members of the public to discuss problems affecting their communities. They will be in the foyer of the Parkway Cinema from 4 – 6pm and have issued an open invitation for people to attend.

THE Rt Rev Stephen Race (pictured) has been consecrated as the new Bishop of Beverley in a ceremony at York Minster.