Wednesday 5 January 2022

Beverley Rugby Union Football Club has launched ambitious plans to improve facilities at its Beaver Park ground, including a new clubhouse and parking facilities. Club chairman Brian Gilbert revealed they had already raised £100,000 towards their target and told Beverley FM: “We want to make Beaver Park the envy of other rugby clubs, but also a facility that is available and used week-in, week-out for lots of diverse clubs and organisations in the community, like it is at the moment, but even more.”

He said the plans were expected to be part of a multi-year programme and dependent on fund-raising but told us: “Beverley RUFC is sincerely determined to put the club back at the heart of Beverley for the whole community to enjoy.”

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Beverley MP Graham Stuart has welcomed news that the Government is introducing new powers to tackle the scourge of hare coursing following a three-year campaign. Although already illegal under the Hunting Act, the Government has confirmed it’s increasing the maximum penalty to an unlimited fine and, for the first time, the possibility of up to six months behind bars. It will also introduce two new offences in order to make it easier for the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to bring offenders to justice.

And finally, police this week issued a public appeal for witnesses to an assault which took place in Toll Gavel in the run-up to Christmas. A spokesman said a man was reported to have been pushed to the floor by an unknown man around 12.30am on December 20.  The unknown man is believed to be white, 6ft tall, of medium build, and was wearing glasses. If you witnessed the incident, or have CCTV covering the area, you are asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101