Thursday 3 February 2022

Beverley Town Council, which recently revealed it had not paid any gas bills for 17 years because of an oversight, has now revealed it has entered into an agreement with a new supplier, British Gas. And an investigation launched by the council into what was described as “a serious issue” is due to report its findings on February 14.

Liberal Democrat councillor Denis Healy says the council is still waiting to hear whether any back payments will have to be made, but is hoping any bill will not cover more than a 12-month period. 

As part of a new initiative, a new breastfeeding support webpage and a scheme to promote positive messages about breastfeeding in public is to be launched. The Promoting Breastfeeding Initiative is a collaboration between the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and East Yorkshire Council’s children’s centres, who work closely with local maternity services. 

The project aims to increase awareness of the support available in the area, how to access this and to encourage mothers to breastfeed when out in the community.

[The webpage can be found here]

And finally, Beverley Barge Preservation Society has been awarded funds from the Maritime Community Grant Scheme, funded by Hull City Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The money will be used for a week-long arts and heritage event aboard the society’s preserved barge, Syntan.