Saturday 1 October 2022

THREE local projects are the latest to benefit from Tesco’s Beverley Community Grants Scheme, together totalling £3,000. They included Beverley Manor Nursery School, who received £1,500 to help start what’s described as an Eco and Ethical Pantry. The school says it will support families and reduce food waste.

Tesco Community Champion Dave Ryley (right) presents the cheque to staff and pupils at Beverley Manor Nursery School

A spokesperson explained that for a small joining fee, families will be able to buy a number of items of food at a nominal charge. Woodmansey Primary School received £500 for its mental health and wellbeing project. Head teacher Bethan Nicholls told Beverley FM: “We are only just uncovering the pandemic’s impact on our young children. Our youngest children, aged 3 and 4 have had such significant disruption to opportunities for communication, developing their play and social skills. Using the £500 from Tesco we will be able to enhance our provision to offer resources aimed at collaborative play outside, in turn promoting positive well-being.’’

The cheque presentation at Woodmansey Primary School

Finally, East Yorkshire Hygiene Bank received £1,000 to help provide hygiene products for those who cannot afford them. Tesco Community Champion Dave Ryley told us the Community Grants Scheme is now open again for applications from food banks, schools, holiday clubs, sports clubs, charities and community groups. Email for more details.

EAST RIDING Council leader Jonathan Owen and his Conservative colleague, Cllr Jane Evison, have repeated their opposition to fracking; seeking support at next week’s full council meeting for a resolution opposing any further activity. In a statement to us Cllr Owen said: “Whilst appreciating the need to review our national need for energy security in the light of recent events in Russia and Ukraine, I am still of the opinion that fracking is not the way forward in the East Riding.