Monday 16 May 2022

HULL TRAINS is looking to reward a community hero with a “platinum experience” as part of plans to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee year. Members of the public are being asked to nominate people in East Yorkshire they believe are deserving of recognition for the role they play in making a difference to their local community. Winners will be able to travel first class to London and back, with an overnight stay included.

Managing director David Gibson told Beverley FM: “There are activities taking place up and down the country to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service but we really wanted to do something that would shine a light on our own community and, in particular, an individual who goes above and beyond to make a difference all-year round.

“There are so many volunteers, fundraisers, health workers, carers and other individuals who do so much to help and inspire others, often with very little recognition. This is a fantastic way for us all to say, ‘thank you,’ and to give someone a well-deserved short break in London where they can unwind and enjoy some first-class hospitality.”

To nominate a recipient of the Platinum Jubilee Awards, members of the public should visit and complete an entry form outlining who the individual is, what role they play in the community and why they should win.

Nominations will close on Friday, May 27 and the leadership team at Hull Trains will then consider the shortlisted entries. The winner will be notified on Wednesday, June 1.

Winners will be given the choice to travel on a Hull Trains service to London at any time during the period June 2nd 2022 to July 31st 2022. Full terms and conditions are listed at

STAFF at Beverley Building Society are today starting a five-day Beverley to Buckingham Palace bike challenge to raise funds for the society’s Charity of the Year, the Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre. They will take it in turns to pedal an exercise bike for a total of 211 miles – the distance between the town and the Palace.

And once the challenge is complete, staff will be preparing for a Jubilee Tea Party, being held in the Saturday Market office on Wednesday May 25 when they will be joined by Cherry Tree staff to welcome customers and hand out cake in return for a donation to the fund-raising efforts.

THE RULING Conservative group on East Riding Council has seen one of its number defect to the Liberal Democrats. Cllr Charlie Bayram represents Howden ward and said he felt the way the council was run was “not democratic”. He said: “It is too dominated by a small number of councillors taking all the decisions and the officers just run rings around them.” A Conservative group spokesperson said they were saddened by his departure but added it came after he failed to be re-selected to stand for the party in his Howden ward at next year’s election.