Monday 24 January 2022

Beverley town councillors will be asked to approve a three-year grants partnership with the organisers of Beverley Puppet Festival, when members of the council’s grants committee meet on Wednesday night. If approved the festival would receive a total of £9,000.

The festival hopes to return to live performances in the town this July and has applied for £3,000 to support the costs of specific street performances. The same amount is requested for 2023 to support an outreach programme taking performances and workshops into local care homes whilst money in 2024 would be used to support a free outdoor performance programme.

Wednesday;’s committee will also consider an application for £9,000 spread over three years by the Beverley Lemgo Twinning Association and an application for £3,600, also spread over three years, from the Two Churches One Town project that seeks to preserve and promote Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church.

East Riding Council’s Public Health Director Andy Kingdom is urging people not to rush into ditching masks and social distancing after requirements were lifted in England. The Government’s latest rolling figures show the number of infections recorded across the region was 3,427 in the East Riding in the seven days up to Sunday, January 16th.

And finally, Beverley Library is holding a Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday February 3, with readings, a quiz and scavenger hunt. It’s described as suitable for primary school-age children. Tickets can be booked in advance from