Monday 15 November 2021

A long-awaited park and ride is a step closer for Beverley after developers submitted “reserved matters” plans for the development off Minster Way. The proposals for a 500-space scheme with a bus link to Flemingate have been put forward by Vistry Group (Yorkshire) and Strata Homes as part of a wider housing development. The intention is that the developers pay for the park and ride, which will then be transferred to East Riding Council. The plan is currently available to view and comment on on East Riding Council’s planning portal and a link to it can be found below.

[The plan can be viewed here:

The names of three new honorary Freemen and Freewomen of Beverley were revealed by the Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Linda Johnson, at a new-style Civic Awards ceremony. They were former Mayor Kate Gray, recognising amongst other things her efforts in establishing a Town Council and retaining the role of Town Mayor following local government reorganisation in 1996; retired NHS physiotherapy assistant Janet Smart who, over the past 10 years has raised thousands of pounds for an orphanage in Lesotho; and Jim Sharp, a founder member of Beverley Credit Union, Beverley Cherry Tree Centre and Beverley Against Poverty.

You can read the citations in full HERE. During the evening, the Mayor also announced five Partnership Grant Awards to groups and organisations judged to have made an important difference to the culture, wellbeing, health and community cohesion of the town. They were: Beverley In Bloom, Cherry Tree Community Association, Beverley Rugby Union Football Club, Beverley Barge Preservation Society and Stage4Beverley music festival.