Monday 10 May 2021

The new Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, Jonathan Evison, says he’ll use some of his salary to create a new fund for young people. Mr Evison starts work this week after winning the role to oversee the budget and work of the local police. He replaced Keith Hunter after a three-way contest. Turnout was 23 per cent across the Humber.  He’s a North Lincolnshire councillor who has also chaired the region’s Police Scrutiny Panel. 

Meanwhile, Alison Healy’s the latest member of Beverley Town Council, after topping Thursday’s poll in St Mary’s East Ward by 63 votes.

The Government’s calling on the rail industry to ensure that the Hitachi fleet, used by Hull Trains, is inspected regularly. It follows disruption at the weekend over concerns about cracks in the Class 800 series trains.  Hull Trains say their services are back to normal.

A trial pedestrianisation of part of Beverley’s Saturday Market begins today. The area between The Grapes and the King’s Head will allow space for social distancing and outdoor seating. Planters will be used to mark the area. It’s funded by a Government grant to encourage more travel on foot or by bike. The change will be reviewed after six months.