Saturday 19 August 2023

RAIL SERVICES from Beverley will again be affected by industrial action next Saturday and the Saturday afterwards, train operator Northern has announced. Its website says the action has been announced by the RMT Union in its ongoing dispute over working conditions, pay and job security.

A statement on Northern’s website says the strikes take place on August 26 and September 2 and strongly urges people to check before making any travel plans. It says a small number of unspecified routes across the Northern network will have a very limited train service but even where this is the case, trains are only likely to operate between 8am and 5pm. No replacement bus service will be offered and passengers are further warned that the knock-on effect of the strikes could affect services on each following Sunday as well.

Meanwhile, Hull Trains have confirmed their services will not be affected by the industrial action.

BEVERLEY’S RSPCA charity shop in Butcher Row is urging people to “think retro” and search out vintage and retro items and clothing to be donated for a new “pop-up” retro section planned for the shop in the next few weeks. “If you have anything lurking in your cupboards that you think we may be able to use, please drop them into the shop on Butcher Row,” a spokesperson told us, adding: “We really appreciate your continued support as all money raised is in support of RSPCA  Hull & East Riding branch.”

A CHARITY concert in aid of Parkinson’s UK will be held in Walkington Village Hall on Saturday October 7, featuring Gary Stewart’s Graceland band, which performs the Paul Simon Graceland album as well as songs by Simon & Garfunkel. Tickets cost £15. More information from Andy Mowforth by emailing