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Beverley Economy & Tourism Group

A new Beverley Economy & Tourism Group met for the first time on Tuesday 24th November, bringing together representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Beverley Chamber of Trade, Beverley’s tourism attractors, Beverley Rugby Club, Visit Hull & East Yorkshire and Beverley Town Council amongst others. This was an opportunity to bring people together to discuss what a group of people with enthusiasm and passion for their town can do…

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Health Funding Leaves the East Riding in the Cold Says MP

Health funding formula leaves the East Riding out in the cold says MP. EVERY man woman and child in Beverley and Holderness has less spent on their health than nearly anywhere in the rest of the country, according to evidence revealed by Graham Stuart MP. Residents are hit twice as the Primary Care Trust receives around £85 less per person than the national average because it falls foul of a…

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Graham Stuart MP to Meet With East Riding College

MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, is to meet with the head of East Riding College as moves continue to secure its move to new premises in Flemingate. Above: Flemingate, the site where the college is hoping to develop a new campus for learning Graham is meeting with Derek Branton, the college principal and John Doris, director of resources, on Friday. The college has been planning to move from…

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Sunday Sledging at Beverley Westwood

These pictures from today show lots of people having fun sledging on the hills of the Beverley Westwood. Once again hundreds of people were out making the most of the snow. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size

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Kitesurfing on the Beverley Westwood

Mark Ratford was out on the Beverley Westwood this afternoon Kitesurfing, Mark explained; “I’ve been flying kites for around 7 years now and belong to a club known as Fraisthorpe Flyers based at Fraisthorpe near Bridlington. The activity is know as Snowkiting, it basically involves using a kite to pull yourself around, in this case on the snow. You can use a wheeled Landboard ,Buggy,Ski’s or even go out Kitesurfing…

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Winter Sports on Beverley Westwood

With the snow and it was no surprise to see so many people on Beverley Westwood with their sledges. Hundreds of people took advantage of the snow and flocked to the Westwood knowing full well it would have some great sledge runs. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the…

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Beverley Saturday Market Reduced Service

Beverley Market may have been officially closed though this morning a handful of traders have braved the elements to open up their stalls. Malcolm Pattison, The Black Sheep Meat Company and East Riding Country Pork were some of the stalls which for them it was business as usual. This was only the second time in forty years the Market had been closed due to bad weather and given the snow…

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Swinemoor Lane and Hull Bridge Road

As snow fell on Friday afternoon Swinemoor Lane and Hull Bridge Road ground to a halt. As dozens of people had to brave the adverse weather to get to their destinations the heavens opened and it snowed for 3 hours solid. The snow plough driver told me it took him nearly one hour to get from the council depot to the level crossings on Norwood. Car drivers were being extra…

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Beverley Racecourse & Views of Beverley

It is amazing to think that Beverley Racecourse will be opening again in less then four months time when you see it in its current state, a 4 or 5 inches under snow. Beverley Racecourse looks more like an alpine ski resort then a race track; let’s hope it all melts by Ladies Day, either way it looks very different with the concrette covered in the white stuff. HU17.net Picture…

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Weather Brings Woodhall Way to a Standstill

Motorists faced long delays as traffic was backed up in Beverley with cars at a stand still on Woodhall Way. A broken down vehicle only added to troubles already caused by the weather as people struggled to get to their destinations. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image…

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Beverley’s Saturday Market Cancelled

In a press release sent out today by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to close Saturday Market this weekend has deeply upset and angered Beverley’s Market Traders, the press release issued reads; The East Yorkshire Council has regretfully had to cancel the Saturday market in Beverley town centre tomorrow, 9 January, because of the adverse weather conditions.  The conditions would not be safe for those setting up the stalls and…

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Sledging on Beverley Westwood

With the snow Beverley Westwood is busy place as fun seekers make use of anything to slide down the slopes. This group had a canoe that had been carefully adapted among other things that also included an old air bed which were used as very effective sledges. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail…

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Longcroft School Presentation Evening 2009/10

Former and current students of Longcroft School and Performing Arts College gathered at University of Hull’s Middleton Hall for their annual presentation night. Despite the bad weather that has forced many events to be cancelled in the area Headteacher Mrs Hughes was determined that this Longcrofts School Presentation Evening would go ahead and the pupils would receive their deserved recognition for their achievements. Guest of Honour Mr Jeremy Thorne addresses…

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Beverley from St Mary’s Church Bell Tower

These images were taken from the roof of the bell tower at St Mary’s Church Beverley. The pictures taken this afternoon show the snow covered Beverley Westwood, Beverley Racecourse and roof tops of the town centre. Also images showing Manor Road, Norwood, Durham Ox, New Walk and Beverley Minster. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on…

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Beverley Lions Review of 2009

The year started with our annual New Years Day Fun Run in Beverley which attracted 198 runners for either the 3k for the young ones , the 6k for the more athletic and the more competitive 10k for the various athletic club runners. This fun run is not a race but just a chance to shake off the Christmas excesses and many of the runners raise funds from sponsorship for…

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