Tuesday 26 October 2021

A state-of-the-art 3G Pitch has been officially opened at Beverley Leisure Centre, thanks to a £617,000 grant from the Football Foundation, £90,000 from Commuted Sums and a £200,000 investment from East Riding Council. The new facility comprises a full sized adult pitch, replacing grass pitches which were prone to water logging. It can be split into a variety of smaller pitches to suit club needs and different age groups. The site will be used by Beverley Town FC and Tickton AFC, together with numerous other local clubs. East Riding Leisure also aims to develop a female football hub and host girls’ teams for training and match play.

[Full details here]

As reported in later bulletins on Beverley FM yesterday, Homewares retailer Dunelm is taking over the former Debenhams store at Flemingate to become the centre’s new anchor operator. It has taken a 10-year lease on the two-storey building and will begin fitting out in the next couple of weeks.  The new store is expected to open just before Christmas, creating some 40 jobs. It will include a coffee shop and a range of departments. The announcement means Flemingate is almost fully let, having bounced back strongly from the pandemic.

[Full announcement here]

And finally, Hull Trains have announced that services will be back to pre-pandemic levels from December as public confidence in rail travel continues to grow. In fact, optimism is so high that Hull Trains will be running 94 services from December 12 –  the highest ever offered. A seventh service will become part of the regular weekday timetable and ten-car operations will start on Fridays and Saturdays to provide additional capacity. There will also be an additional sixth service on Sundays.