Tuesday 13 July 2021

Footfall at Beverley’s Flemingate is up 10% on the same period two years ago before the pandemic. The centre’s operators told us they’re delighted with the bounce back and have launched a campaign to attract even more local businesses to the bustling shopping and leisure destination. They’ve allocated an 850 sq ft unit to be dedicated as a pop-up space to help small companies and independent traders take their first step into physical retail. It will be located opposite the new Sports Direct and USC store which opens next month.Read more here: https://flemingate.co.uk/news-events/news/pop-up-space-at-flemingate/

A public consultation will give people in Beverley the chance to speak to council staff about the East Riding Draft Local Plan update, which sets out revised housing and employment targets. It’ll take place at Beverley Leisure Centre tomorrow between mid-day and 7pmCouncillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing, at East Riding Council told us that the plan will shape the future of the East Riding for many years so it’s important that residents are able to have their say. Comments can be made online via www.eastriding.gov.uk/localplanupdate no later than Friday, 6 August 2021.

East Riding Libraries have launched their Summer Reading Challenge for young people to join the Wild World Heroes. It encourages reading books which inspire ways to make towns and communities even better for the people and animals that live there. There are free posters, stickers, a finisher’s medal and certificate. Read more here: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/say/news/?entry=60e4575730ad7618340f6854