Thursday 11 May 2023

TALKS are continuing in a bid to determine the balance of power on East Riding Council following last week’s elections which left a hung council. The Conservative Party, who’ve had control of the authority since 2007, is still the overall largest party with 29 seats, but no longer commands a majority. Liberal-Democrats have 22, Labour four, Yorkshire Party three and there are nine Independents. 

Conservative group leader Cllr Jonathan Owen said he would be reaching out to others; so, too, Liberal Democrat leader Cllr David Nolan and it’s understood the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Labour and Yorkshire Party have all spoken to one another to see what possibilities there are in forming an administration. Meetings and talks will continue until a week today, when the council holds its annual meeting. 

PEOPLE, businesses, building projects, community and sporting groups have all been honoured at the annual East Riding Council Chairman’s Awards. AFC Tickton, the largest growing football club in the area, who play at Beverley Leisure Centre and Longcroft School, won the sports team award, which also saw a nomination for the Beverley Barracudas Swimming Club.

Full details of all the awards, including the nomination for Everything But The Dog, in Beverley, in the business category and Kieran Grant, of Beverley, in the individual sports award category can be viewed here

THE ANNUAL Beverley 10K road race takes place this Sunday, starting near the Minster at 10am. A Fun Run starts from Wednesday Market at 9am. A number of road closures will be in place for the duration of the event and full details of these can be found by visiting