Thursday 9 March 2023

THE MAN known as the “Mr Fix-It” of Beverley Minster who, until his retirement, spent 33 years looking after and preserving the Minster, has been made an Honorary Freeman of the town. The award was conferred on Steve Rial by the Mayor, Cllr Linda Johnson, at the town council’s Civic Awards Night held at East Riding Theatre. 

Steve Rial, with his certificate naming him an Honorary Freeman of Beverley

As previously reported, Roland Dellar, founder of New Paths Music, who run two music festivals in the town, was similarly honoured, along with Joanne Ramsay, of the Cherry Tree Community Centre and Association.

During the evening the Mayor presented Good Neighbour Awards to the Beverley branch of Andy’s Man Club, the Beverley Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club, Beverley Park Run, The Wombles of Beverley, Beverley and District Civic Society, Beverley Against Poverty, Beverley Lions and the community ward at  East Riding Hospital.

Representatives of the council’s three new partner organisations – Beverley Puppet Festival, East Riding Theatre and Two Churches One Town – also attended the evening, as did the High Sheriff of the East Riding, Jacky Bowes, who received the Mayor’s Civic Award. More information and pictures here

BETWEEN last October and this March, East Riding Council provided aid totalling £2.1 million to help vulnerable families in the region with the cost of living. It’s since been announced that the council is to receive another £4.1 million from the Government to support households most in need, with particular focus on helping those who may not qualify for other forms of Government support.  

More details on what help is available can be found here