Friday 25 August 2023

BEVERLEY Civic Society has received a £1,500 boost to its “Trees For Beverley Streets” project; the largest award in this month’s community grants handed out by the town’s Tesco supermarket. Civic Society volunteer Rosie Ryan welcomed the news, telling us: “We are delighted to be able to spend the grant money on planting more trees to enhance the streets of our town.”

Civic Society members are pictured below receiving the cheque from Tesco Community Champion, Dave Ryley,

Tickton Football Club received £1,000 and the money will be spent improving the club’s pitches and Brandesburton Primary School received £500 towards improving an outside area for Foundation Stage pupils.

ABOVE: The cheque presentation to AFC Tickton

The Beverley store has now also launched a new scheme, Stronger Starts, to fund healthy food and activities for schools and children’s groups. Schools and community groups can benefit from the scheme with applications invited now. More details from Tesco Beverley’s Community Champion Dave Ryley on 07871 572742  or by email:

OVER 3,000 pupils across 18 secondary schools in the East Riding have received their GCSE results, although it’s reported that less pupils received top grades compared to last year after marking returned to pre-pandemic levels. For information and advice for students about further education and careers guidance go to 

FREE COMPOST giveaways are happening again in September, with East Riding Council saying they will be giving away 75 tonnes to local residents, who will be entitled to collect two bags each. The Beverley distribution day will take place at the council depot in Annie Reed Road from 10am on Saturday September 16.