Saturday 29 January 2022

Beverley’s litter-picking volunteers, known as The Wombles of Beverley, have launched a free membership scheme for would-be new recruits. Paul Coe, chairman of the group, told Beverley FM: “This is a really important next step for The Wombles of Beverley. We already have over 1500 Facebook followers and by creating a membership scheme we can connect and engage with residents in a much better way and demonstrate to potential funders the commitment of our group.”

The group, which has been active since 2018, pick and bag litter from council-owned land and deliver this to council-agreed collection sites and recent expansion has seen organised events such as the removal of waste from the River Hull. To find out more or join their efforts visit

Road repairs to a stretch of the A1035 Beverley to Bridlington road near Leven will start on Monday and take four weeks to complete. The work, between the entrance to the Heron Lakes holiday park and the White Cross roundabout, is being carried out to tackle some subsidence in the area and will mean temporary traffic lights on the route from 9am to 3pm.

And finally, Beverley Town Football Club says it has secured significant investment from local businesses, along with contributions from junior teams and donations from individuals, meaning the club is confident of hitting its gofundme target of £30,000 towards the cost of floodlights and ground improvements needed to allow the club to play at a higher standard; namely the Northern Counties East League.