Thursday 29 September 2022

FIVE DAYS of Beverley at Christmas festive activities have been confirmed as the ever-popular Festival of Christmas returns to the town. The festival, which attracts thousands of visitors and is now in its 26th year, will be held in Saturday Market on Sunday, December 11 between 10am – 4pm.

This follows the returning Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market, which runs between Wednesday, 7 and Friday, 9 December. The traditional Saturday Market offering will also be running on December 10 with a Christmas theme. The Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market will celebrate the very best produce that local businesses have to offer and will have additional themed entertainment each day.  For further information visit:

THE COST of living crisis is set to deepen in the East Riding as financial help requests have tripled since last year, those planning to tackle it heard. East Riding Council officer Lisa Wilson told its Health and Wellbeing Board the crisis was expected to keep getting worse, with the number of pupils claiming free school meals increasing. Council Leader and Board Chair Jonathan Owen said the situation was ever-changing and uncertainty around Government action made it harder to respond.

THE HOSEPIPE ban in Yorkshire could continue well into 2023 – if there is a dry winter. Yorkshire Water’s first ban in 27 years came into effect in August, and although company director Neil Davis said there had been a slight reduction in demand since, the ban will stay in place for several more months, he said, and “well into next year” if there is a dry winter.