Friday 24 June 2022

FLAGS flew at half-mast over County Hall in Beverley this week following the death of Cllr Pauline Greenwood, who represented Beverley Rural Ward on East Riding Council. Cllr Greenwood, whose funeral service was held at Haltemprice Crematorium, on Tuesday, held one of the ward’s three seats for the Conservative Party and was the owner and proprietor of Burton Mount, the country house B&B and wedding venue at Cherry Burton.

A by-election is now expected and the council yesterday published the official notice, which requires two electors to write to the council’s chief executive requesting one. At the 2019 elections, Cllr Greenwood topped the poll in the Beverley Rural Ward with 2,003 votes, followed by Cllr Bernard Gateshill and Cllr Kevin Beaumont, who also both represent the Conservative party. 

THIS SATURDAY sees the latest monthly session of the Beverley Repair Cafe, which meets at the Armstrong Centre from 9.30 – 11am when volunteers with a range of repair skills will attempt to fix items brought in by the public in return for a donation. For more information search Beverley Repair Cafe on Facebook.

THE NEW Principal of East Riding College has spoken of his pride at taking on the position and says he’ll be fully focused on ensuring students develop the skills and knowledge required to meet local industry needs. Danny Metters officially joined the college this month after nine years in various roles at Bishop Burton College, including that of Vice-Principal for the past 12 months.

Danny Metters

He succeeds Mike Welsh and also replaces Ann Hardy as Principal at Scarborough TEC.  East Riding College and Scarborough TEC are both part of the TEC Partnership, which Ann is now Chief Executive of. Mr Metters told us: “I’m keen to build on the quality of education already being delivered, supporting the local skills demand and generating positive destinations for our students in continued study or employment.”

Danny, who has a passion for animals and conservation, said: “I’m fortunate to be leaving one fantastic team at Bishop Burton for another at East Riding and Scarborough.

“I’d like to thank the governors for giving me the chance to build on Mike and Ann’s many achievements and I’m confident we can look forward to a bright future, ensuring our students are at the heart of everything we do.”

Ann Hardy said: “We are delighted to welcome Danny to the group as Principal of East Riding College and Scarborough TEC. 

“He brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and expertise in further education, whilst sharing our student-first approach towards training the next generation of industry professionals.”