Friday 22 September 2023

BEVERLEY Town Council is urging people to register their views on proposed changes to town and parish council boundaries, with a deadline for comments of Saturday September 30. The proposal specifically affecting the town, is for some areas that technically fall within Woodmansey Parish Council’s jurisdiction to be added to Beverley Town Council by extending the current boundaries. 

In general, Beverley Town Council supports the proposals being made by East Riding Council, saying the south of the town has grown over the past 50 years, making it increasingly clear that an extension to the Beverley parish boundary is a logical requirement. They say “strange quirks” of current boundaries include: 

One side of Long Lane is in Beverley, but houses across the road are in Woodmansey. Most of Minster Avenue falls under Beverley, but Woodmansey covers a mid-section. Despite Beverley Parklands having the name of the town in its title, it is in Woodmansey. Hall Garth, the historic field directly behind Beverley Minster, is not in Beverley due to the peculiar route the boundary takes. Beverley Grammar School is outside of Beverley. The only working cemetery (Queensgate) to serve Beverley is not within the parish.

Full details on the proposals and a link to the consultation can be viewed here

EAST RIDING Council is holding a week of awareness, from Monday, for anyone who is privately fostering a child. Private fostering is when a person is looking after a child or young person who is under the age of 16, (or under 18 years if the young person has a disability) for more than 28 days and they aren’t a close relative of the child, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or step-parent by marriage. 

It is a legal requirement for anyone in this arrangement to inform the council, and then support can be offered. More details here

BEVERLEY Vintage, Retro and Handmade Fair takes place within Beverley Minster tomorrow, from 10am to 4pm. More than 70 exhibitors will be present plus live entertainment and a 1940s dance demo. Entry costs £3, under 12s free.