Saturday 14 May 2022

CHARGES at council car parks in Beverley will increase by at least 10 per cent in the coming week – with some fees going up by 75 per cent or more. The sharpest rises are at Butcher Row, where two hours is changing from £2 to £3.50, and Trinity Lane, where a one-hour ticket increases from 60p to £1.10. The new charges are implemented from Thursday May 19.

Increases at most other on-street and off-street locations are more modest, while permits to park in the controlled parking zone will go up from £30 to £35 for a household’s first vehicle and from £105 to £110 for a second vehicle. Season passes for council car parks, which can be bought for one, six or 12 months, will increase with a full year’s parking set to cost £577.50. 

An East Riding Council spokesperson said: “This is the first time they have been increased in nine years. We have always resisted putting up parking charges when other prices have increased. All rises are in line with inflation and, compared to other authorities, are still relatively low.”

BEVERLEY Treasure House hosts an Open Morning next Saturday to celebrate the current exhibition, Birds, Books and Belfries. The exhibition explores the remarkable life and work of East Riding vicar the Rev Francis Orpen Morris, who was also a wildlife campaigner and writer. 

Visitors will be able to find out more about the exhibition from the Treasure House curator Sally Hayes and conservator Kat Saunt as well as staff from RSPB Bempton Cliffs. The session runs from 10am to 1pm and is free, with no need to book.