Thursday 1 July 2021

Work on new social care accommodation and retirement apartments on Beverley’s Keldgate Manor site is now pushing ahead following retrieval of archaeological artefacts. It’s anticipated to be ready for fitting-out later in the Autumn. Springfield Healthcare is investing over £13-million in the development which will generate around a hundred new full- and part-time jobs. Chief Executive Graeme Lee told Beverley FM the company selected the town because it’s a beautiful location and the site was close to the centre. He said it will offer 79 beds in the care home. The manor itself will be converted into luxury apartments available for purchase. It’s hoped the development will open early next year.

Railway operator Northern is celebrating the work of community groups and volunteers across its East Yorkshire network. Martin Keating, Community and Sustainability Manager told us they’re committed to working with volunteers to help deliver improvements that not only enhance the station environment but also cement the bond between the railway and local people. More on this story here

Their volunteering may be rubbish, but local litter-picking community group ‘The Wombles of Beverley’ will be getting a helping hand tomorrow from local MP Graham Stuart. He told us he wants to congratulate the group for all the good work that they’ve been doing throughout the pandemic.