Tuesday 16 August 2022

BEVERLEY Fun Feast, a new event for 2022, is being organised by the Beverley Joint Youth Partnership and will be held at Beverley Leisure Centre  on the afternoon of Thursday September 1. Attractions will include an appearance by Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell, DJ sessions and an obstacle course set up by the Defence School of Transport from Leconfield.

There will also be careers stands run by the various emergency services, a silent disco and food and drink. The event will run from 2.30 – 5.30pm.The Youth Partnership came out of an initiative by Humberside Police in response to anti-social behaviour problems in the town and works in partnership with the Cherry Tree Centre Youth Club and other agencies.

Sgt Sophie Kemp told Beverley FM: “Back in January, anti-social behaviour and associated crime was an issue among the communities of Beverley, particularly in and around Flemingate.  The local Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out some intensive work with the Flemingate shopping centre operations and resources to tackle the issues. 

“The team worked with young people on early intervention diversionary tactics and tackled the issues of criminality.  This has resulted in a reduction of crime committed at Flemingate by 75 per cent since the project began.”

She continued: “I am fairly new to the Neighbourhood policing world but what concerns me most is the problem of displacing a problem.  Once we cure a problem in one place, we don’t want to push it to another area.

“We don’t want to simply push the problem of antisocial behaviour around Beverley, we are not going to resolve these issues without supporting the youths involved in crime and ASB with opportunity/role models/diversionary activity.

“The objectives of this group are to support each other’s events and diversionary activities, share information and intelligence, concerns and patterns around antisocial behaviour and crime.”

A COMMUNITY cafe and market is being launched in Tickton in October with the hope the event can be repeated every three months or so. It’s the initiative of the Village Hall in conjunction with the local church and will be held in the hall on Sunday October 23, from 12 noon – 4pm. 

Promising something for all ages, including a “Pocket Money Parlour”, community swap shop and a craft and produce market, it will also act as a drop-off point for the local Food Bank and Women’s Refuge Centre. The organisers are inviting local groups to book a stall for just £1. More information is available via the community cafe and market Facebook page here