Thursday 15 September 2022

A COMMUNITY Act of Remembrance will take place in Beverley on Sunday to mark the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Linda Johnson, and the Vicar of St Mary’s Church, the Rev Becky Lumley, are inviting people to meet atCoronation Garden at 7:45pmahead of the national minute’s silence that will take place at 8pm. 

The event will start with a few words from the Mayor before Rev Lumley leads the silence.  This will be followed by some appropriate music and a blessing. Cllr Johnson explained: “The sad passing of Her Majesty has affected many people in different ways.  The nation joining together in a moment of silent remembrance is an important occasion.  We feel it is valuable to provide residents with the opportunity to join together and share in this as a community.”

Cllr Johnson said residents are advised to arrive by 7:45pm and to be mindful that whilst anyone is welcome to attend, Coronation Garden is limited for space.

BEVERLEY Rugby Union Football Club has announced its first-ever female President which, itself, is still a rarity in the rugby world. Carol Innes (pictured), who has been with the club since 2007, most recently as club Vice-Chair, will be President for the 2022/23 season.

Malcolm Herbert steps down to Vice-President after 12 years-service in the “top job”.

THE HUMBER Bridge is set to close completely for only the fifth time in its 41-year history to allow “vital maintenance work” to take place. It will be closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians between 9pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday.

The work on the 1.4 mile-long (2.2km) suspension bridge, which was opened by the Queen in July 1981, involves changing two bearings connecting the bridge deck to the towers. It follows a similar operation last year to replace the bearings at the other end of the bridge.

Chief operating officer Andrew Arundel said: “Changing the bearings is a routine maintenance operation, but it is a significant undertaking that requires the road deck to be jacked up so the new bearings can be fitted into place.

“Therefore, it is not possible to have traffic using the bridge while the work is being carried out.

“The bridge will close late on a Saturday evening and is forecast to open again by 9am the next morning, ensuring the minimum possible disruption for bridge users.

“We also have a contingency plan in place for any emergency vehicles that need to use the bridge during the hours that it is closed.”