Monday 13 September 2021

One of Beverley’s biggest annual events, the Beverley Food Festival, won’t be happening this year, the Town Council has announced. Normally held on the first Sunday in October and attracting crowds of around 40,000, the council has decided to scrap this year’s event, citing continuing covid concerns. A council spokesman told Beverley FM: “Due to the free and open nature of the event, controlling crowd numbers would be very difficult, especially when the Government has yet to finalise details regarding how such large events will be able to take place and what precautions organisers will have to follow.” The council will consider alternative ways to hold the festival in 2022, the spokesman said.

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Walkington has been named as one of the best villages in the UK to live. It made the list of the country’s top 50 villages, according to a report in yesterday’s Sunday Times newspaper. “The canopy of magnificent old trees lining the historic main street of Walkington has a secret feel, which is appropriate enough in a corner of the country that remains under the radar,” the report said.

And finally, Humberside Police has announced its Lifestyle youth project will return in 2022 when they hope to make it the biggest and best ever in its 32 year history. Lifestyle didn’t take place in 2020 or this summer because of the pandemic.