Wednesday 14 December 2022

AFTER A BREAK of two years, nominations are now open for the 2023 East Riding Council Chairman’s Awards. The awards, to be presented in May, recognise people, businesses and projects that have helped improve the East Riding.

There are four categories: Community, Built Heritage, Business and Sport with a closing date for nominations of January 31. For more information or to submit a nomination go to or email

VOLUNTEERS from Toll Gavel Church in Beverley will be carol singing at Beverley Art Gallery on Friday and want you to join in. They will be leading the festive sing-song around the Christmas tree in the Red Gallery between 2 and 3pm and have issued an open invitation for anyone to join them. 

Beverley Art Gallery curator Hannah Willetts said: “This idea was suggested to me by The Friends of Beverley Art Gallery, and I am grateful both to them and to the volunteers of Toll Gavel Church for making it happen. I am really looking forward to a lovely afternoon of Christmas music!” The event is free and there’s no need to book in advance.

THE NAMES of the two newest gritters keeping local roads clear of ice and snow have been revealed . . .  Snowbe-Gone Kenobi and Rule Gritannia, chosen by public vote, join Spreaddie Mercury, Basil Salty, Gritty McGritface and others in making sure more than 1,000 miles of road are treated.