Monday 18 October 2021

The Army’s first operational solar farm has been officially opened at Leconfield’s Defence School of Transport by Government Defence Minister Jeremy Quin. Made up of more than 4,000 solar panels, it is the first of four pilot sites expected  to deliver £1 million in efficiency savings. 

Spanning approximately four hectares and with a peak capacity of 2.3Mega Watts, the solar farm at Leconfield is projected to deliver annual savings of 700 tonnes in carbon emissions and cut electricity bills by one third. 

Major General Southall, Director of Army Basing and Infrastructure, told Beverley FM: “Our first operational solar farm at Leconfield marks a key milestone in the Army’s go-green agenda; it showcases our firm commitment to tackle the effects of climate change, harnessing renewable energy to power our estate.”

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Journey times on trains between Beverley and Bridlington and Beverley and Scarborough will be significantly longer from this Saturday (October 23) because of major signalling works at Bridlington station.

It means the line between Driffield and Seamer will be closed for nine days, with journeys between Driffield and Bridlington and Scarborough completed by replacement buses. Beverley to Bridlington journeys which currently take 20 minutes will now take an hour.