Friday 3 December 2021

Beverley Civic Society is working alongside Beverley Town Council to plant 1300 trees in the town, to commemorate the foundation of Beverley in 721 by St John of Beverley.

The first tree was dedicated in the Minster during the Beverley 1300 Festival; now the Town Council and Civic Society want the wider community to get involved. Any Beverley resident with room in their garden to plant a fruit tree can apply for an apple, pear, cherry or plum to be delivered early in the New Year.  

The deadline to order a tree is December 31 which can be done by visiting the Beverley Civic Society’s contact page on their website – scroll down to the boxes asking for your name and in the box labeled “What do you want to contact us about”, type in the sort of tree you would like.

An increased police presence, including both uniformed officers and those in plain clothes, has been announced by Humberside Police in the run-up to Christmas. Chief Superintendent Tracy Bradley told Beverley FM this would include officers in town centre hot-spots. She said: “The teams will be proactively making arrests, finding and returning stolen goods, seizing drugs and weapons, and taking dangerous drivers and vehicles off the roads.”

[Full story here]

And finally, multi award-winning actor Bill Nighy, star of the film Love Actually, is to appear at a fund-raising evening for Beverley’s East Riding Theatre a week on Monday, December 13. Bill will be in conversation at the theatre with the ERT’s Artistic Director Adrian Rawlins, followed by a question and answer session with members of the audience.

[Full details here]