Saturday 26 February 2022

A dedicated local sportsman has been honoured by the Football Association for 50 years of volunteer service on behalf of grassroots football. 83-year-old Jimmy Traynor, currently club President of AFC Tickton was presented with a letter of thanks, an engraved medal and lapel badge by East Riding FA chief executive Adam Lowthorpe in a surprise ceremony at Beverley Leisure Centre.

Mr Traynor has been a registered referee since 1965 and is best known for his service to AFC Tickton, where, since 1990, he has held various roles including, coach, secretary, mentor  and welfare officer. In recent years he has been instrumental in establishing the club’s thriving girls’ teams. Tickton secretary Kirsty Brumpton told Beverley FM: “Jimmy’s contribution to local grassroots football, and in particular AFC Tickton, is amazing.” 

East Riding Council is studying ways to get April’s £150 tax rebate to the tens of thousands of people it does not hold bank details for. Councils plan to pay the rebate, unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier this month, directly into bank accounts.  But a council spokesperson said there were some 30,000 people who pay Council Tax by means other than a bank direct debit.

And finally, just a reminder that, as previously reported by Beverley FM, Beverley Bus Station will be closed for several weeks from Monday to allow road surfacing work to go ahead. Bus services will continue to run to the town centre, but will use temporary stops while the station is closed.