Thursday 7 October 2021

Bus passengers could face continued disruption to some services for the rest of the year because of a shortage of drivers. Three weeks ago East Yorkshire Buses announced temporary changes to some routes, including the suspension of Beverley Service 122. Now, in the latest update, director Ben Gilligan has admitted it’s doubtful if a full service will resume before Christmas. He added: “We have a lot of interviews going on at the moment and drivers are having assessments.” The situation had worsened since the start of the new school year in September, he said, as the company operated more than 60 journeys to schools and colleges each weekday.

The annual Hull Fair returns from tomorrow after being cancelled last year and Humberside Police have said they will be out in force all week with officers, specials, cadets and police volunteers ensuring a safe and trouble-free environment. Supt Matthew Peach told Beverley FM: “I want to be clear that any person attending the fair who is committing crimes or anti-social behaviour will be dealt with robustly by my officers to ensure the local community have a great time.”

And finally, St Mary’s Church in Beverley will be closed for three days next week (from Wednesday to Friday) to allow for the safe removal of the internal scaffolding. It means the Thursday morning service and coffee morning are cancelled. Normal opening hours and service times will resume from Saturday, October 16.