Friday 29 April 2022

POLICE are investigating after a 20-year-old woman says she was left unconscious after being “spiked” during a night out in Beverley. They are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, which took place at The Beaver pub in North Bar Within in the early hours of Sunday morning, to get in touch.

Megan Bucknall was drinking with friends and says she recalls feeling a needle prick in her arm; subsequently becoming unwell and needing medical treatment. In a statement, Humberside Police said: “We are investigating a reported spiking at a venue on North Bar Within. One woman was taken to hospital after becoming unwell. We take all reports of this type incredibly seriously and investigate each incident thoroughly. Our spiking protocol was followed and we are working with the woman and the venue to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

BEVERLEY councillors are strongly objecting to a planning application from the owners of Nellie’s in Hengate to cap off and cover an historic well in its cobbled rear courtyard. It would also mean the demolition of a wall surrounding the well.

This week’s Town Council planning committee voted unanimously to object to the application, describing the White Horse pub as “one of Beverley’s jewels”, possessing “unique character”,  and recommended the pub’s owners explored alternative ways to enhance what they described as “this well-known feature”.

Committee chairman Cllr Peter Astell said: “Whilst acknowledging the wall around the well may not be truly historic, the well itself is and adds much to the character and appearance of the establishment.”

DOG OWNERS are being reminded that the annual restrictions excluding their pets from certain parts of beaches along the East Yorkshire Coast will be enforced from Sunday. The exclusion will run until September 30 and is designed to help families and visitors enjoy the seaside without being bothered by nuisance dogs or fouling.

The four beach areas affected by the dog exclusion, which are the same as those in previous years, are:

Bridlington North Beach

Bridlington north beach – between the northern end of the North Marine Promenade to the north-eastern face of the North Pier. 

Bridlington south beach – between the southern face of the South Pier and the eastern face of Princess Mary Promenade. 

Hornsea beach – between the concrete ramp at Headland View and the steps south of Sands Lane. 

Withernsea beach – between the first groyne north of the access ramp opposite Seaside Road and the beach access steps at Pier Tower.

The areas of the promenades in Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea adjacent to the beach exclusion zones carry a restriction requiring owners to keep their dogs on leads in those areas. Council officers will carry out regular patrols of the beaches and promenades and any owner found breaking the rules may receive a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Officers will also be patrolling other areas to make sure owners clean up after their dogs.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “The exclusion on dogs using certain areas of the beach lasts just for the summer season. “The vast majority of owners know the importance of not taking their dogs on the beach in the summer months when children and families are playing in the sand but there are plenty of other areas on the beaches where dogs are still welcome.

“The exclusion zones form a key part of the criteria by which our beaches are judged for their annual Awards.”