Wednesday 14 June 2023

PLANS to convert an underground reservoir off Broadgate Road in Beverley into a house have been lodged with East Riding Council. The proposals for the reservoir, previously owned by Yorkshire Water and advertised for sale last year for around £30,000, include a cinema, games room and sauna.

Planning agents say the design of the house will reflect the structure of the reservoir’s buildings. Plans show the top of the new house would mirror the barrelled roofs of the previous reservoir. Floor plans show three bedrooms on the ground floor, along with a cinema, games room, study, sauna, kitchen and lounges, along with an outside courtyard.

The first floor would feature another bedroom with its own en-suite and outdoor terrace and the house would also have a triple garage.

The site of the former reservoir

SINGERS and musicians will be popping up at libraries across the East Riding on Wednesday next week to celebrate the start of a new three-year programme of arts and cultural events in libraries. Ruth Getz and Elle Douglas, aka Miss Vintage Twist, will be hopping on board the mobile libraries throughout the day to delight audiences in villages with music from the 1940s to now, while Eleanor Grace and Tess Fletcher will be at Beverley Library from 11am-2pm. Admission is free.

THE RECENT free compost giveaways by East Riding Council proved as popular as ever. A total of 55 tonnes – around 4,500 bags – was handed out at nine events held across the area by the council’s waste and recycling team. All of the compost was recycled from food and garden waste residents place in their brown bins.