Tuesday 7 December 2021

An historic Beverley building has undergone major refurbishment and restoration by developers Wykeland, enabling a growing college to expand its operations in the town. Flemingate House, which is almost 200 years old, has undergone a £525,000 transformation to bring it back into use as the Beverley base of Linkage College, part of Linkage Community Trust. 

The Lincolnshire-based charity supports people with learning disabilities and difficulties to access care, further education and employment. The college initially had its Beverley base on the ground floor of neighbouring Minster House and relocated as student numbers almost tripled from nine to more than 25 this year. The college’s expansion has created more than 20 jobs.

Customers at Genuine Gents, the Beverley men’s hairdressers on Butcher Row, have raised £178 for its Movember Charity Raffle fund-raising campaign towards cancer research. “We are so grateful to all our loyal customers who supported us in this,” said salon owner Ozgur Dogan, whose father died from cancer.

And finally, Cherry Burton’s Christmas lights will be switched on by Father Christmas this Saturday, between 4 and 4.30pm. He then returns on Wednesday the 15th with members of Beverley Rotary Club for a tour of the village, starting from the pond on Main Street around 6pm.