Thursday 20 January 2022

Eight of the nine public beaches in East Yorkshire inspected by the Environment Agency have been rated as either “good” or “excellent” in terms of bathing water quality, according to new data issued this week.

Bathing waters are monitored for sources of pollution known to be a risk to bathers’ health and rated as either excellent, good, sufficient or poor. Those rated as excellent were Flamborough South and Danes Dyke, while Bridlington North Beach, Fraisthorpe, Hornsea, Skipsea, Wilsthorpe and Withernsea were rated as good. Bridlington South Beach received a “sufficient” rating.

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Beverley’s Cherry Tree Community Centre has partnered with the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust to successfully bid for funding from the Woodland Trust to launch its Tree4Life Project.

It will mean local school pupils will be involved in planting 420 trees across the East Riding in the coming weeks while learning about the positive impact they can have on the environment.

And finally, the author of a new book tracing the history and providing a fascinating insight into the architecture of Beverley Minster is to visit the Minster next month for its official launch coupled with a book signing. Dr Jonathan Foyle, author of “Beverley Minster: History, Architecture and Meaning” is an award-winning broadcaster and will be visiting the Minster for the event on Wednesday February 16 at 7pm.

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