Thursday 23 June 2022

BISHOP Burton College has announced the launch of a Women’s Football Academy that will see the introduction of an Under 19s female football and educational programme from September for players who aspire to the highest level. The college has also been accepted into the newly-formed English Colleges Football Association Women’s Performance League.

Director of Football, James Bennett, told Beverley FM:  “First and foremost, the ambition to start a Women’s Football Academy and be accepted into the performance league was centred around providing girls in Hull and the East Riding with the opportunity to play at the highest level possible. Bishop Burton College is now the only college in East Yorkshire operating at this standard and the programme created will provide a pathway to the senior women’s game.” 

The first pre-season session for the Women’s Football Academy will be on Wednesday July 20 and is open to any female in Year 11 at school who has a passion for football. To find out more email

SHORT-TERM road closures in Beverley will be in place on Wednesday July 13 as the East Riding welcomes the Queen’s Baton Relay to the area ahead of the Commonwealth Games being staged in Birmingham later in the month. The Relay is due to begin at Beverley Minster at 10.17 in the morning and end near Longcroft School just over half-an-hour later. The baton will then travel to Market Weighton where the Relay will begin at Beverley Road roundabout at 11.16 and finish just before the A1079 roundabout at 11.30.

The route for the Baton’s time in East Riding of Yorkshire is as follows:

  • BEVERLEY – STARTS at Beverley Minster (*10:17) – Highgate – Wednesday Market – Toll Gavel – Saturday Market – North Bar Within – New Walk – Molescroft Road – ENDS near Longcroft School (*10:50)

Short term road closures expected on the day as follows:

  • Minster Yard North, Highgate, Lord Roberts Rd, Wednesday Market, Butcher Row, Toll Gavel, North Bar Without, New Walk & Molescroft Rd – 10:00 – 11:00
  • Saturday Market & North Bar Within – 06:00 – 11:00

Parking suspensions will also be in operation as follows:

  • Minster Yard North & Highgate – 08:30 – 11:00

BEVERLEY’S East Riding Theatre holds a fund-raising auction event tomorrow night for the collection of hand-painted cow statues that were created as part of the Time Travellers’ Theatre Trail project and displayed in local businesses. Current bids range from £100 to £200 for each of the statues.

The nine individual cows were created as part of a community project run by ERT’s artist in residence, Emma Garness. The local artists, brought together by the Art&ERT facebook group, hand-painted each cow statue inspired by their own personal artistic style. Each cow is completely unique and reflective of the artist who painted it. The artists’ finished designs were then installed in businesses around Beverley including cafes, shops and one placed atop a wall at ERT.

Emma Garness said: “Each of these unique cows has its own personality and I think that’s what makes them so quirky and delightful to have around. Each one has been lovingly and creatively hand painted by a local artist with their own individual inspiration from humour to Greek mythology. I really like that these original pieces of artwork can go on display in your home or in your garden.”

Tomorrow’s event will be a fun filled evening of entertainment, where the bidding will conclude and the winners will be announced. Tickets to the event are priced at the price you’d prefer to pay between £1 and £5.

Andrew Aldis, general manager of East Riding Theatre said: “The funds raised from the auction will go a little way towards funding for the day-to-day building costs and will ensure East Riding Theatre’s doors remain open.  As a registered charity, with no regular public funding, we rely on ticket sales and sales at the bar to keep us in operation. The effects of Covid-19 continue to negatively impact the public’s theatre-going activity resulting in greatly reduced income overall.

 Bids can be placed online (see below) or in person at the event, which starts at 7.30pm

To see the Herd (including the current highest bid) –

To place an online bid –