Tuesday 8 August 2023

WOODMANSEY parish councillors have vowed to fight proposals by East Riding Council that would see large parts of the current Parish transferred to Beverley Town Council. It follows an ongoing review of all existing boundaries in the county. In an open letter to residents published on the Woodmansey Parish Council website, the council says the proposals include large parts of Victoria and Minster View Wards and the northern area of Nurseries Ward coming under the control of Beverley Town Council.

The council statement says: “After considering the review recommendations, a majority of parish councillors at Woodmansey have advised of their determination to oppose this recommendation and feel very strongly that if implemented there will be a detriment to the residents affected.   The Parish Council will be submitting a formal response in due course to ERYC, however at this point councillors wanted to approach residents of our parish with their views.”

And it continued: “Councillors believe that the focus of Beverley Town Council will remain on the town itself and not on the issues which are relevant to the surrounding areas.  Residents should also note that such a move would undoubtedly lead to an increase in the amount they pay for their precept as part of the tax base.  Woodmansey Parish Council has not increased the precept for the past two years but has still spent on projects in all the areas of the current Parish.”

If any changes are implemented following the review they would not happen until the next parish elections in four years times, but the council is urging residents to get involved and make their views known before the consultation closing date of September 8. More details here

BEVERLEY tourism businesses are being urged to sign up for Visit Hull & East Yorkshire’s tourism conference that returns this year on September 23. It will be held at the Tickton Grange Hotel. They are also reminded that the closing date for this year’s tourism awards is August 30.