Saturday 13 May 2023

BEVERLEY MP Graham Stuart is hosting a community meeting next Friday on St Nicholas Green in Beverley to discuss rising incidents of anti-social behaviour on Swinemoor. He told Beverley FM that although two similar community meetings held last year had seen a reduction in anti-social behaviour there has been a change for the worse in recent weeks. “It’s not acceptable that it’s skyrocketed over the last few weeks,” he told us. 

The meeting, to which residents are being invited, will take place at St Nicholas Green at noon on Friday May 19 and will be attended by Inspector Robin Danby and Sergeant Sophie Kemp from the police, who want to hear residents’ concerns.

LIBERAL-DEMOCRATS on East Riding Council have ruled out doing a deal with other parties ahead of next Thursday’s annual meeting of the council. Last week’s elections left no Party with an overall majority.

The Lib-Dems, who gained nine seats and now have 22 councillors, elected Beverley councillor Denis Healy as their new group Leader in succession to previous Leader Cllr David Nolan and Cllr Healy told Beverley FM his Party would be working as a “principled Opposition” closely scrutinising policies and decisions and “holding the Cabinet to account where necessary”.

The decision means the next administration will most probably be a Conservative one, either as a minority or with members from other groups. The Conservative group, which remains the largest single party with 29 councillors, has also changed its Leader, with Cllr Anne Handley, who represents Goole North, defeating Cllr Jonathan Owen, who was the outgoing Leader of the council, at the group’s annual meeting.