The housing market for the Beverley area is set for another tough year as economic uncertainties continue to limit any price rises. Despite many government-led initiatives such as the removal of stamp duty, it seems that increased living costs and fears over a rise in interest rates will put many people off buying a new home in 2018.
Last year saw both the number of homes sold and their prices decreasing across the whole of the HU17 area. Compared to a relative high point in 2014, the number of home sales in the HU17 region was at its lowest point since 2009. And when coupled with a sudden drop in prices compared to 2016, it seems that the market is set for a tough year.
Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, has given his strong backing to Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme and has urged residents to nominate local projects that can benefit from their plastic bag charges fund.
On Tuesday 23 January Beverley Tesco is hosting a ‘Meet the Funder Day’, where sports clubs, community groups and schools will have the chance to meet charity representatives from Groundwork – who are administering the Bags of Help scheme in partnership with Tesco.
Councillor Denis Healy will be continuing his support for Beverley Street Angels, the volunteer group that helps keep people safe in the town centre on weekend evenings, when he joins them on patrol in Beverley this coming Saturday night.
Cllr Healy spent a January Saturday night with the Street Angels a year ago, and on Saturday he will be donning his high vis jacket again to highlight the importance of the work undertaken by the Street Angels volunteers in the town.
During 2017 – 19, former Opera North cellist Miriam Roycroft, and Lance Coburn, are performing the entire repertoire for cello and piano by Bohuslav Martinů.
Performances are taking place at selected venues throughout Ireland, and are delighted to present some of these enticing and rarely-heard compositions in Beverley on Thursday, 15 February at 7.30pm at Toll Gavel United Church.
Two local women are encouraging East Riding residents to take their cervical screening test when it is offered, and not to be embarrassed for the sake of their health.
With Cervical Cancer Prevention Week taking place from 22-28 January, East Riding residents are being urged to take up their cervical screening invitations after statistics showed that one in five women fail to book and attend their smear tests. That’s 20% who are throwing away the chance to detect the changes that could lead to cervical cancer and could be treated at an early stage.
Supporters of the Minsters Rail Campaign are questioning the priorities of East Riding of Yorkshire Council after they ‘wrecked’ hopes of saying the region is open for Rail Expansion projects.
Cllr Peter Hemmerman, Market Weighton Town Councillor and Chairman of Minsters Rail Campaign says that Conservative Councillors instead voted on the focus of the council being put into roads and flood defence.