Tuesday 15 November 2022

MORE THAN 150 people attended a public meeting organised by MP Graham Stuart over controversial plans by East Riding Council to open a new recycling centre on land in Molescroft to replace the existing site at Weel. Mr Stuart said he called the meeting after being inundated with emails from frustrated residents.

Some of those attending the public meeting

He said most at the meeting felt the recycling centre was in an inappropriate setting, being only a few hundred yards from two children’s nurseries and on open countryside rather than a brownfield site. He told Beverley FM: “While I have no role in planning, I will be sure to raise this issue with the council officers responsible.”

East Riding Council organised a public exhibition about the recycling centre on October 17, but Mr Stuart said many residents felt that they had further concerns which came to light after the meeting,  and wanted to make sure their voices were heard. The council’s own planning portal has seen 400 public comments about the scheme,  the vast majority against the proposal.

The public meeting was also attended by community organisers and councillors from both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Mr Stuart said he is continuing to ask residents for their say by filling in a survey at his website and said he will continue to work closely with the community to make sure they have their say.

A HOST of Christmas-themed events and activities are set to begin in Beverley, starting this Friday with the Christmas Lights switch-on at Flemingate, hosted by Beverley FM presenters Alex Dunn and Adam Smith and including live music from S Club 7 stars Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh. The event starts at 5pm with the fireworks display timed for 6.45pm.

The following day the Christmas Reindeer Rampage Trail is launched, with a trail map and reindeer mask free to pick up from the Tourist Information Centre. There’s a prize to be won and it runs until December 31. Full details on all the events, including the Festival of Christmas and the Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market, are available here

BEVERLEY St Nicholas Scout Group has now received the cheque for £10,000, as one of 100 groups nationally to benefit in the Tesco Golden Grants Celebration Day. As previously reported by Beverley FM, the supermarket group gave a total of £1 million to good causes throughout the country.

Scout Group treasurer Lis Watson said: “The whole Scout Group was thrilled to learn of our win. We are still in a state of shock and just want to thank all Tesco’s customers, especially those who voted for us and the mystery shopper who chose us with his golden token. It is a huge amount of money for us and makes an incredible difference to our Scouting activities.

“We have lots of plans for the grant which include providing modern lighter weight tents and shelters, plus other portable equipment that will enable us to undertake more outdoors Scouting activities, whatever the weather. We intend to make provision so that all of our young people can join us in any of our Scouting adventures in 2023 and beyond, whatever their circumstances. We are certainly aiming to hold an adventure based group camp to develop team building skills and friendship.”

The  1st Beverley St Nicholas Scout Group has about 40 members aged, six to 14 years, with a couple of under 18’s in young leader roles and a dedicated team of leaders and helpers. All sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) have both boys and girls as members and all sections meet on a Tuesday night at St Nicholas Church Community Centre. The group is Beverley’s oldest Scout Group having been formed around 1908-1909 and has a proud history of community involvement.  It is one of the smallest groups in the Beverley and Hornsea District but has a real mix of members from all parts of town and surrounding areas.