Monday 8 May 2023

STRIKE action by two unions – ASLEF and the RMT – will bring significant disruption to rail services from Beverley and across the North of England on two days this week. Members of ASLEF, who largely represent train drivers, will walk out on Friday, forcing train operator Northern to cancel all services. Meanwhile, RMT members will strike on Saturday, leaving Northern only able to operate hourly services on a small number of key routes between 7am and 7pm.

And whilst there is no strike action this Sunday, services are expected to start later in the morning than normal. Further ASLEF action will take place for five consecutive days from Monday May 15 to Friday May 20. On those dates, people are advised to check before they travel. For more information visit  

BISHOP BURTON was the only parish council in the Beverley area, other than Beverley Town Council, where an election was held, with ten candidates vying for nine seats. Elected were: Leonard Byass, Sue Ellerington, Martin Gray, Marc Henderson, Mark Hoddinott, Bryn Jones, Stephen Knight, Andrew Oxtoby and David Oxtoby. Unsuccessful was John Dolton. In other parishes nominated candidates were elected unopposed.

BEVERLEY Town Council will hold its annual meeting and Mayor-Making ceremony next Monday in The Guildhall, starting at 6.30pm, which will see the current Mayor, Cllr Linda Johnson completing two years in office. The current Deputy Mayor is Cllr Tom Astell.