Wednesday 4 August 2021

Informed sources have told Beverley FM that talks between East Riding and Hull City councils will continue for the time being but the prospects of a joint devolution deal still look unlikely. It follows a meeting yesterday between the  two authorities’ leaders and Local Government minister Luke Hall. Separate town and county deals are being developed in the Government’s new white paper on devolution as part of its levelling up agenda. East Riding Leader Councillor Jonathan Owen said in full council last week that he will not proceed with any arrangement that is not in the best interests of the county or its residents. He added they will ultimately have to decide whether to cease or continue talks on that basis.

Police are warning East Yorkshire farmers not to let harvesting be a good time for criminals. Rural Task Force Officer Josh Fawcett to Beverley FM that farm workers are so busy they forget to keep their properties and equipment secure. In particular, tractor GPS equipment. For more information the police have a dedicated web page hereHornsea has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 seaside destinations in a national survey by Airbnb. It placed the resort eighth in a list of the most desired locations for a seaside staycation.

And if you have fond memories of the once world famous Hornsea Pottery, East Riding Archives have created a new online exhibition with Hornsea Museum to stimulate memories of the once popular tourist attraction and distinctive pottery. The online exhibition can be found here