Saturday 10 December 2022

IDEAS are being explored to revive Beverley’s Wednesday Market after a falling number of stallholders in recent weeks, with no stalls at all on some occasions. East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it is working on a marketing plan to try to attract stallholders back.

Cllr Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic investment, growth and tourism, said: “All businesses are going through a tough time at the moment, with the cost of living and petrol going up, and recovery has been slow since the pandemic, so we understand why stallholders are not coming to Beverley’s Wednesday Market right now. There is also a lot of competition with Beverley’s Saturday market, which is always popular. But our markets and local growth teams are working together behind the scenes to try to invigorate Wednesday Market.”

A LONG-ESTABLISHED Beverley business, Whittaker’s the cobblers on Mill Lane, has announced it’s to close in January after 76 years trading. Current owner Sean Pashley, who bought the family business in 2018 after working there for many years, said trade has nosedived in recent years, making it almost impossible to make a living from a traditional trade. The shop will close on January 20 and is in the process of being sold to a new owner.

VOLUNTEERS from Beverley in Bloom have been busy creating and making decorations to give Beverley Railway Station a festive feel. They adopted a Scandinavian theme with decorations created largely from natural foraged materials. In addition, Northern Rail provided a large Christmas tree and Beverley Tesco donated seven mini fir trees.