Tuesday 16 MAY 2023

NINETY-EIGHT per cent of people who responded to a survey by Beverley MP Graham Stuart supported the idea of a new York to Hull rail link, via Beverley. Of those, a fifth cited road congestion as a reason for supporting the new proposal. “As anyone who lives in Beverley or Market Weighton and Pocklington know, access to York and Hull can be difficult, with insufficient bus links and an over-capacity road in the A1079,” the MP told Beverley FM.

He has written to the Rail Minister Huw Merriman to request a meeting to advocate for funding for an engineering study as the next step in his campaign.

TOM ASTELL (pictured) is the new Mayor of Beverley following last night’s Town Council annual meeting. Fellow Liberal-Democrat councillor David Boynton was elected Deputy Mayor.

Cllr Astell succeeds Cllr Linda Johnson as Mayor – he was previously elected Beverley’s youngest-ever Mayor at the age of 24 in 2020, but the pandemic had a serious impact on his year in office.

Cllr Johnson had completed two years as Mayor and in the past 12 months raised in excess of £2,500 for her nominated charities – Guide Dogs and the Open Doors Project. In addition another £150 each was raised for Toll Gavel Church and the Armed Forces charity SSAFA.

BEVERLEY Building Society has a new Chair, Karen Wint (pictured left), who succeeds Stuart Purdy. Karen, who was previously Chair of the Society’s Risk Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, joins Society CEO, Janet Bedford (also pictured), as the pair become the Beverley’s first female leadership duo in its 157-year history.