Shop Keeper Concerned Over Vehicals on Toll Gavel

February 17, 2010

We were contacted earlier in the week by a local businessman who runs a shop on Toll Gavel in Beverley. He is becoming increasingly concerned with the number cars, vans and Lorries that drive onto the Toll Gavel pedestrian zone. His concerns were only confirmed in the 5 minutes spent talking to him outside his shop. In that short amount of time two vans and one very large lorry pulled…

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Lowest Ever East Riding Tax Agreed

February 17, 2010

The council has today set a budget for the next financial year (1st April 2110 to 31st March 2011) of £269 million, which requires a council tax at Band D of £1,212.20, an increase of £17.91 or 1.5 per cent. The council tax increase is the lowest ever set by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and will mean that the increase for an average household will be less than £16…

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Film & Sound Archive Opening at Treasure House

February 17, 2010

From Friday, 12 February, a free digital film and sound archive with access to footage which brings the region’s past to life will open to all. People using the award-winning new archive will be able to see the region after the blitz, local industry, life in the towns and villages of the East Riding and even the wreckage of the Howden R38 Airship crash in 1921. Sound archives including interviews…

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A New View of Historic Museum Objects

February 15, 2010

The council’s museums service has now launched an updated version of its online collections database. Working in partnership with staff from arvato, the museums team has been transferring data and images into a software program called Mobius, developed by an American company, Willoughby Associates. The database is available via the council’s website, Go to the About Museum Collections section and click on the link “East Riding Treasures Online.” Dr. David…

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Goldie Gets Another Chance to Make the Grade

February 15, 2010

Meet Goldie, a dog that has been given a second chance to become a working dog. Goldie who is from Scotland failed at ‘guide dog school’ though has been sent south and given a second chance to train as a hearing dog. Part of her training is learn social skills so she can interact with members of the public and other dogs. Goldie’s trainers at Hearing Dogs can think of…

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Beverley Economy & Tourism Group to Target Key Issues

February 11, 2010

The Beverley Economy & Tourism Group has indentified and is creating five focus groups to tackle each of the niche issues highlighted. The group, which is made up of a number of people from the business, tourism, local council, sports clubs and event management organisations. Creative Industries Business + Retail Space Co-ordination of town marketing / Visitor offer Events & Festivals Heroes Welcome Initiative Coach Parking Heritage Signs ‘Brown Signs’…

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Caves Learning & Skills Bicycle Repair Workshop

February 11, 2010

Recently we covered the news of Longcroft School receiving mountain bikes as part of an extended schools project. The following article explains a bit more about how the bikes are restored and where else they are sent. At the Caves Learning & Skills Bicycle Repair Workshop, offenders are employed to service and renovate old bicycles, bringing them back up to a roadworthy standard that meets the criteria of the Highway…

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Graham Stuart MP Pledges to ‘do his bit’ for the British Armed Forces

February 11, 2010

Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, has signed a pledge to do his bit for the British armed forces family. The pledge was made at the Royal British Legion’s campaign website time to do your bit. Graham said: “I am delighted to be able to support the Royal British Legion. It has an important role to play in highlighting the needs of all the British armed forces family. “While I…

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‘The Memorial Fund’ Letter from Cllr David K Elvidge

February 10, 2010

As I write this letter I do so with an immense sense of pride in my home town and the people that live there. My request for donations to fund a fitting memorial to those men and women from Beverley that have lost their lives in the service of their country since WW2 has been answered in a very decisive and for me a humbling manner. The Town Council Office…

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Panizzi Deli and Wine Bar Presents ‘Panizzi Playlist’

February 9, 2010

Panizzi Deli and Wine Bar, located just within the North Bar of Beverley offers a unique and atmospheric experience for all to enjoy. Indulge your’ senses in a sip of fine wine, savour the taste and allow yourself the belief for just a moment, that you have been whisked away to an intimate winery in the foothills of Tuscany, the rustic surroundings and authentic Italian food will not falter this…

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How Beverley Has Changed Since WWII

February 9, 2010

Beverley has changed remarkably since World War Two. In 1945 the town had a population of around 16,000 people, was dominated by its weekly stock market and old factories which employed most of its residents in manual work. Older residents remember a town in which they knew the faces in the crowd, sons followed fathers into local factories,  most wives stayed at home and looked after children, neighbourhoods organised their…

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Young People Secure Funding for Beverley Skate Park

February 9, 2010

Beverley Skate Park has been looking a bit tired recently and the young people have been eager to do something about it.Indeed only a matter of weeks ago young people who used the skate park rolled up their sleves to clear Beverley Skate Park of litter. Supported by Beverley Town Councils Detached Youth Team and Beverley Open Doors Community Project the young people applied to the Youth Capital Fund (YCF)…

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New Mountain Bike Project Launches at Longcroft School

February 5, 2010

Neil McGowan, from HMP Everthorpe, will be presenting Shane Thurlow (Beverley Extended Schools Coordinator) with several mountain bikes for the project, which have been stolen and recovered, but not claimed by their owners. The inmates at the prison, under the supervision of staff, have worked on the bikes to ensure they are road worthy and in full working order.  In return, they gain a recognised qualification for undertaking this work….

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Cherri V Entertains Pupils at Longcroft School

February 5, 2010

Cherri V a rising pop star performed live at Longcroft School and Performing Arts College. Cherri V was described by MTV as a ‘Janet Jackson style singer’ with a songwriting talent that deserves to be nurtured. Cherri V who has a single out now called Skool Daze performed three songs before signing autographs for the pupils. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to…

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Over £1000.00 for the Mayoral Charity SSAFA

February 5, 2010

St Mary’s Christmas Concert and the annual Civic Dinner have a raised over £1000.00 for the Mayoral Charity SSAFA. Back in December the Beverley Town Council arranged free afternoon of festive fun collecting donations totalling £225.11 Entertainment at St Marys Church was provided by The Regimental Band of 150 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps (Volunteers), St Mary’s Church Choir, Beverley Town Hand Bell Ringers and the children of St Mary’s Primary…

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Bonuses are a ‘kick in the teeth’ for Farmers

February 5, 2010

MP says rural payment staff bonuses are a ‘kick in the teeth’ for farmers Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, today described news staff at the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) had received almost £2 million in bonuses as a woeful use of public money. Since being set up in 2005 the RPA, charged with organising the payment of European subsidies to farmers, has consistently been in the headlines for…

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