Thursday 9 December 2021

Nine local community groups, including Beverley’s Cherry Tree Community Centre, have received awards from the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. It will support the community centre’s community pantry scheme, which currently helps support 800 adults and 500 children with food and emergency supplies, including gas, electric and hygiene products, and will help create new recipe bags.

Also receiving grant aid is the Beverley Men in Sheds group, helping those who experience isolation or who are recovering from health complications including cancer and strokes, Beverley Wombles, Woodmansey School PTA, Long Riston Playing Field, Nature Tots, Kilham School PTA, Rickaby Village Hall Committee and Beverley FM.  Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when completed in 2026.

Beverley Art Gallery Curator Helena Cox is leaving her role next month, after four-and-a-half years, to take up a new position as Art Curator at York University. She told Beverley FM: “I am very proud of the exhibitions we held at the gallery over the years. I might be biased but, in my view, Beverley Art Gallery is a true cultural gem. I am sure that there are only great things awaiting the gallery in the future.”

Helena said that she was proud, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Gallery, that the gallery was able to make a number of significant acquisitions. She told us: “Thanks to these acquisitions, we have rebranded the gallery so that it does not only revolve around Fred Elwell, but focuses in equal measure on Mary Elwell, celebrating ‘The Elwells – A Partnership in Paint’.”  

And finally, East Riding Council is reminding eligible households that there’s still time to apply for a Household Support Grant to help with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials over the winter period.