Saturday 9 September 2023

FAMILY and friends of well-known Beverley man Keith Wood,  who died on Christmas Day last year, are to walk the 51 miles along the Minster Way, between York and Beverley, to raise money for a defibrillator, possible two, in his memory.

Keith’s daughter, Katy, said they had already raised £2,190 from a gofundme page ahead of the three-day walk, which will start from York next Friday. She said: “Dad adored his family and his many friends, doing so much to help his students and the local community over the years.”

She said the first defibrillator will be placed in or around the Angel pub and the potential second one at the Lord Nelson where, said Katy: “Dad had many friends and enjoyed visiting. Any additional funds raised will be donated to a charity which meant a lot to Dad.”

“We wanted to do something in his memory to benefit the local community he adored,” she said. More information is available via the gofundme page here  

PRIDE FLAGS flown in Beverley will be the subject of debate at Monday’s Town Council meeting after three complaints from members of public, who questioned the cost and the reason for displaying them. The complaints elicited an immediate response from the Town Clerk’s office, which wrote: “The Town Council prides itself on being inclusive and demonstrating support for the LGBTQ community as do other areas throughout the country.”

74 flags were flown in total, including 20 replacement ones, which cost £150. Installing them, based on figures for 2022, was £330. Councillors will be asked to vote on a motion from Cllr Linda Johnson, which says: ”This council fully supports any inclusive events that happens within the town. This council believes in inclusivity, diversity and equality and supports any events including the erection of Pride Flags.”