Saturday 4 March 2023

CAMPAIGNERS battling to get the England Springs railway crossing between Beverley and Woodmansey reopened, have vowed to continue their battle. So far, Network Rail says the crossing was closed on safety grounds last November based on the fact that East Riding Council was planning a new bridge over the track.

The planned timetable for the bridge was already delayed due to the pandemic and work is currently not scheduled to start before next year, leaving walkers without a crossing until 2025. Sue Crowther, organiser of the Open England Springs Facebook group, said: “Network Rail think they hold all the cards, but I won’t stop fighting this decision which goes against all of us.”

More than 400 people have joined the protest, which is also supported by local councillors Kerri Harold and David Elvidge and Beverley MP Graham Stuart.

MAYOR of Beverley, Cllr Linda Johnson, has bestowed the award of Honorary Freeman of Beverley on Roland Dellar(pictured centre), the founder and chairman of New Paths Music, which is responsible for two annual music festivals in the town. The honour also recognised his work in spearheading the restoration of St Mary’s Church.

THE East Yorkshire Chatty Bus, an initiative that aims to fight social isolation and promote connection and local communication with the help of Age UK, East Yorkshire Buses, HEY (Hull and East Yorkshire) and local internet provider KCOM, will be in Beverley Saturday Market on Wednesday March 15 from 8.30am to 4pm. “Anyone and everyone is invited to come along, have a chat with the team, and find out more about how they can stay connected in the region,” a spokesperson told us.