Wednesday 28 June 2023

SURPLUS FOOD continues to be donated on a daily basis by a Beverley supermarket to help local charities, groups and food banks. Those currently benefitting from Beverley Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme include Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre, Leven Pre-school, Kingsmill Special School and the Olio food sharing app & social enterprise.

The store’s community champion Dave Ryley told us: “Since the scheme started in 2016, over 117,000 meals have been donated to these and other local community groups from our Beverley store.” And he said there was still a chance for other groups to also benefit from the scheme. Call 07871 572742 or email for more information.

THE CULTURE Train returns to Beverley on Saturday July 15 with a free concert in St Mary’s Church from around 7.30 pm. On the bill are Jim Danby, The Listening Club, Imogen Hart and headliners Ramble Gamble. The annual Culture Train Tour has been organising concerts at locations across East Yorkshire since 2017 and this is the sixth visit to St Mary’s church. Organiser Chris Warkup told us: ”I always enjoy organising events at this fantastic atmospheric venue. Musicians really enjoy performing at this location.”

SUNDAY’S Community Event at Beverley Leisure Centre in memory of Ivan Usher attracted around 500 people, with Cherry Burton Primary winning the schools’ football tournament after a penalty shoot-out against Bainton Primary. Six crates of food were collected on the day to support East Yorkshire Foodbank.