Tuesday 1 June 2021

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has revealed that 21 East Yorkshire communities are still without defibrillators. He told Beverley FM that 42 devices have been installed in public areas over the last three years and he encouraged residents to download a new mobile phone app, part of the National Defibrillator network, called The Circuit. When it becomes operational next month it should help people find their nearest defibrillator in an emergency. He added that it could save precious minutes which can mean the difference between life and death. Full details here.

The good weather has seen many people take advantage of new outdoor café seating in Saturday Market. It’s part of a controversial pedestrianisation trial that could last up to 18 months. Around 36 car parking spaces have been lost in the main square. But officials have told Beverley FM they will listen to consultation with shopkeepers and the public within the next three months. You can hear our interview, about the trial, with East Riding Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet member for Economic Growth and Tourism, on Beverley FM’s Morning Mix tomorrow (Wednesday 2 June) between 10am and Noon.

Beverley Races welcomed the public back to the track for the first time over the weekend. Tickets for race meetings from 22 June (including Ladies Day) go on sale today from their website. Organisers told us that all tickets must be purchased in advance as capacities remain limited but they hope to release a second tranche of tickets in the future.