Saturday 24 December 2022

A SMASH and grab raid on Boots’ Beverley store in the early hours of yesterday morning forced the store to close while police investigated. The raid is understood to happened around 4am, with burglars smashing glass in the front door of the Toll Gavel store to gain entry.

Glass display cabinets were also broken into and perfumes and electrical items stolen. Access to the public was being restricted, except for those collecting prescriptions, and the store remained closed throughout the afternoon.

PROPOSALS for a major solar farm development on farm land in Tickton are on the agenda for discussion at Beverley Town Council’s planning committee on January 3. The plans, as previously revealed by Beverley FM, would see solar panels covering approximately 250 acres of land at Carr Farm in Carr Lane with an expected output capacity of 49.9 megawatts.

A design statement submitted on behalf of the applicants, Albanwise Synergy Ltd, envisages the solar farm would be operational for 40 years, after which the land would be returned to its former state. It’s thought the planning committee will decide to refer the application to a meeting of the full Town Council, although it will be the East Riding Council planning committee that it will make the final decision.

THE FORMER Hotter shore store premises on the corner of Toll Gavel and Cross Street, next door to The White Company, has been revealed as the location of the upmarket furniture, homeware and fashion store Oliver Bonas. An opening date of January 31 is suggested on the company’s website although that’s yet to be confirmed.