Wednesday 24 May 2023

WORK to repair the 130-year-old Grade II-listed footbridge at Beverley station begins next week. From next Tuesday, engineers will strengthen the original cast iron structure and install new parapets, along with new surfacing and stair treads. 

The bridge will also be given a fresh lick of paint whilst the controversial decision to remove the wooden canopy will go ahead. Repairs to the platforms will also be made. The bridge has been closed on safety grounds since September because of the risk of pieces of the weakened canopy falling on to the tracks below. The essential work is due to be completed in November, with the bridge reopening to passengers.

RESIDENTS who attended an open air public meeting called by MP Graham Stuart to discuss problems of anti-social behaviour on Swinemoor reported instances of marijuana smoking, stones being thrown at cars and intimidating behaviour and said they wanted it to be easier to report crimes and to have faith in action being taken by police when they do so.

Police representatives who attended the meeting have committed to continue to work with local organisations such as the Cherry Tree Centre to increase the number of opportunities available for young people in the area.

Insp Rob Danby said: “Work is ongoing through the Beverley Joint Youth Partnership to address the causes of anti-social behaviour and I urge local residents to continue to report incidents of anti-social behaviour when they happen so that my team can deal with these positively.”