Councillor Elaine Aird has welcomed a new scheme that will see the Market Cross in Beverley lit up after dark. The initiative is part of the Saturday Market regeneration scheme, which has already seen a number of improvements made to the square.
Last week East Riding of Yorkshire Council held a consultation event for a number of stakeholders about how the Market Cross should be lit. Along with Ward and Town Councillors local organisations such as the Civic Society and the Market Traders Association were invited to have their say.
Everyone who attended was giving a scoring sheet and asked to assess different colour options, including red, blue, green, white and gold. As well as their views on the colours people were also asked to suggest which colours should be used for certain occasions.
Councillor Aird commented:
“A lot of thought has gone in to the lighting scheme but it was nice to be consulted. The Market Cross is a well-loved landmark in Beverley and it is important that local bodies who represent the people of the town got to have their say and give some input. Obviously, we will never be able to please everybody but the suggestion of using different colours to suit different events is a good one”