Saturday 3 December 2022

A MAJOR fire broke out on the Swinemoor Industrial Estate in Beverley just after 4am this morning, with many residents in the town reporting being woken by explosions. Photographs posted on social media showed massive palls of smoke and flame.

Police issue an appeal for local residents to keep windows closed and also advised motorists to avoid the area, saying the road had been closed between Weel Road and the Grovehill Roundabout.

Just before 9am this morning Humberside Fire & Rescue Service reported the fire had been brought under control and the incident scaled back, with two appliances remaining at the scene. “It’s all under control – we’re just wrapping up now.” The spokesperson added that thankfully there had been no casualties and it was “just equipment in the building”: which had been damaged.

Reports, unconfirmed at this time, said the blaze was located at Addplant.


BEVERLEY guesthouse owner John Dixon Hart, who runs Minster Garth in Keldgate, pleaded not guilty to six charges when he appeared at Hull Crown Court in a prosecution brought by East Riding Council. The charges related to the alleged use of “misleading information and photographs” on various booking sites which, it is claimed, gave a false impression of the hotel’s facilities, level of comfort and star rating.

The case also includes allegations that minimum standards of hygiene, health and safety and customer service had not been met. Mr Hart, who denies all charges, was granted unconditional bail ahead of a trial date set for July 2023.

THREE more awards have been made under the Tesco Community Grants Scheme to recipients in Beverley. The Old School House nursing home in New Walkergate received £1,500 for their Memory Care Murals; Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre received £500 for their Little Gruffalo’s garden expansion and Keldmarsh Primary School received £500 for their school reading project. 

Beverley Tesco Community Champion Dave Ryley presents cheques to the Cherry Tree Community Centre (above) and Keldmarsh Primary School

Julie McKay, Activity Co-ordinator at The Old School House, said: ‘”The funds will be spent on garden wall memory murals, created by Katy of Wall Things Bright & Beautiful, a local artist whose artwork is inspired by nature. The project aims to create a therapeutic atmosphere in the garden that is calm and relaxing, yet stimulating, for our service users living with dementia.”

MP Graham Stuart, helped by pupils, has planted a tree at Beverley St Nicholas Primary School as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.