Wednesday 30 June 2021

The candidates have been revealed for the Beverley Town Council bi-election in the Minster South Ward after the controversial resignation of Labour councillor Margaret Pinder over clashes with the ruling Lib-Dem group on a number of issues.  But the Labour candidate is standing as an independent because the regional Labour Party office ran out of time to supply the necessary supporting documents.  Ronald Laden is secretary of the local Labour branch and campaigners say they’ll make clear he’s endorsed by the local Labour Party.  The other two confirmed candidates are Elaine Aird for the Conservatives and Liberal Democrat Graham Johnson. The election will take place on July 22 and polling cards will be delivered to all residents of Minster South who are on the Electoral Register. 

The police Rural Task Force in our area is reminding residents that it’s an offence to trespass with an air weapon after reports of people in fields shooting at wildlife. Further offences are also committed should any wildlife be killed or injured by an air weapon. They added that it’s also prohibited to have an air weapon in a public place without a reasonable excuse. 

And a series of seven short films have been produced based on the ‘sanctuary men’ recorded in Beverley’s sanctuary book between 1478 and 1539. Humber Films was commissioned to create the short video stories to show on touch screens that will form part of a new ‘sanctuary’ exhibition in the Minster. Organisers told us it will be available when they re-open to visitors but it can now be seen on Beverley Minster’s website  [They can be viewed here