Monday 31 January 2022

It was a successful first session for the volunteers running the Beverley Repair Cafe, when they opened for business on Saturday at the newly-refurbished Armstrong Centre in the town. There was a steady stream of people bringing in items for repair including food mixers and blenders and a popcorn maker.

And as Bernie Phillips, who originally came up with the idea with the aim of reducing the amount sent to landfill, there was one little girl who went home smiling thanks to the expertise on hand. “She brought a doll along that had a ripped arm that needed a little bit of surgery and TLC and she went away really happy.”

Sessions are planned on the last Saturday of every month; the next one is on February 26 from 9.30 to 11am. More details can be found via the Beverley Repair Cafe Facebook page or you can email

Elsewhere, East Riding Council is set to save an estiomated £110,000 on waste disposal after residents’ passes were introduced.  A council sub-committee heard the savings followed a drop in tip use since the pass was introduced in October. Councillors heard an estimated 12 per cent of tip users previously came from outside the East Riding. They also heard the passes had saved around £25,000 in one month since their introduction.