Monday 7 February 2022

A meeting between Beverley Civic Society and Network Rail to discuss concerns over plans to refurbish the historic footbridge at the town’s railway station has been described as “constructive.” Following the meeting, also attended by local MP Graham Stuart, Network Rail’s project manager Jonathan Ham told Beverley FM: “We know the footbridge has a special place in the history of Beverley. Any repairs we carry out will look to retain as many of the original features as possible, whilst making sure it is safe for everybody who uses the station.”

The Civic Society had urged Network Rail to look again at proposals for the Grade 2-listed bridge, which included removing the wooden canopy. Society chairman Richard Lidwell told us: “We are working to protect the historical nature of this important listed bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge is in a terrible state through lack of maintenance over the years, but the technical structural problems appear to be real so some change will unfortunately be inevitable. We had a constructive meeting, and hope that Network Rail will come up with some more acceptable designs.”

Services to mark the retirement of the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Rev Alison White, at the end of the month, were held at Hull Minster and Christ Church, Bridlington, over the weekend. A final service marking Bishop Alison’s retirement will be at York Minster on February 25, which will be livestreamed via

And finally, East Yorkshire Council’s fostering team will be holding a drop-in event for prospective foster carers at Toll Gavel Church Hall in Beverley this Saturday, from 9.30am – 12 noon. 

More details here