Thursday 6 January 2021

Beverley Civic Society is urging Network Rail to reconsider plans that would see the removal of the unique Victorian timber canopy over the Grade II-listed  footbridge at the town’s railway station. Network Rail has applied for planning permission to upgrade the bridge which it says is “structurally failing”.

The Civic Society says it “appreciates that the wooden canopy is in need of attention given the disappointing lack of maintenance over the years” but says “should the present structure really be beyond restoration, the society advocates that a new structure be commissioned made from suitable modern materials designed to respect the visual listed benefit of the current canopy, and to protect pedestrians.”

Beverley Town Football Club has secured a major sponsorship deal with adventure play park company Jump, who opened in Flemingate last summer. It sees the company provide incentives and rewards to the club’s players as well as a significant financial contribution towards the club’s development fund which is seeking to provide floodlights at the Norwood ground to enable the club to play in a higher division. Jump has also provided winter jackets to Beverley Town’s Under 11s side.

And finally, a new debt advice centre, part of the Hull and East Riding Community Money Advice network has opened in Saturday Market, Beverley. It offers free, confidential, face-to-face advice and support to help people find relief from debt and financial hardship and is open Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 1pm. For more information visit