Monday 31 July 2023

THE COUPLE behind a thriving Beverley business have taken to social media to explain the sudden closure of its retail outlet. The Refill Jar, an independent zero waste business in Butcher Row, had ridden the economic storm of lockdown and come out the other side going from strength to strength.

Just over a week ago, Jamie Newson-Smith, who opened the shop in late 2019 with his partner Claire Rayner, was a guest on Beverley FM’s Morning Mix explaining how successful they now were and attributing part of the success to the “green cleaning revolution” sparked by the popularity of books written by Bake Off champion Nancy Birtwhistle.

Suddenly, last week, customers found the shop closed. Taking to Facebook on Friday night, the couple explained: “Due to unforeseen circumstances involving our lease agreement, we have had to temporarily close our doors at the current location,” continuing: “Please know that we are hard at work behind the scenes to establish a new home for The Refill Jar.” 

POLICE and local housing officers have moved to shut down a property in Burden Road, Beverley, after successfully gaining a court order. The closure order comes following reports of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour at the property.

A TEN-YEAR-OLD Leven youngster’s head shave has raised a fantastic £4,400 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hull Women’s and Children’s Hospital, with the hair itself being donated to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children suffering from cancer. The winning bid to actually give Miller Ketley his haircut raised in excess of £1,000 with a full afternoon and evening of fund-raising activities at the New Inn in the village bringing in the rest.