Café Velo, Beverley’s popular themed cycling café in North Bar Within, has been granted a reprieve by planning officers, who just a few weeks ago were recommending that planning permission should be refused; a move which would have led to the closure of the thriving business.
At the Council’s Eastern Area Planning Committee, in June, Café Velo, which had been operating without planning permission for a change of use from retail to restaurant for 12 months, was faced with a recommendation from Council Officers for refused planning permission because certain paperwork wasn’t in order, and there had also been complaints about noise disturbance from local residents.
Hotelier Paul Whymant has been overwhelmed by the support received during the first week of his two-month poetry and cycling challenge, during which he will pedal more than 1,500 miles and visit 35 cancer hospitals and centres all around the UK.
Paul, chairman of the family-owned Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley, was diagnosed with bladder cancer five years ago, aged 60. Now, after years of treatment, he is cancer free and determined to give something back to those who helped him through what he describes as “a journey through a tunnel”.
Dresses made from old duvets, sheets and pillowcases were just some of the creations on display made by students in a recycled fashion competition.
Budding fashion designers from East Riding College and Driffield School took part in the annual Lets Waste Less Textiles fashion competition, which was organised by officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s waste and recycling team.
Hull City Council has joined forces with Keep Britain Tidy to launch a new campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly-tipping that is affecting communities up and down the country.
#CrimeNotToCare, which is being run in partnership with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, aims to educate householders about the right thing to do with their rubbish and to reduce the amount of household waste that is fly-tipped by rogue traders who offer to take people’s waste away for money and then dump it.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is teaming up with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hold a series of textile amnesties across the East Riding.
Residents in Beverley are being encouraged to take any unwanted clothing, shoes and textiles – including sheets, blankets, towels and quilt covers – to amnesty at Tesco store in Beverley on Wednesday 5 April from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, it’s important to address the ongoing issue by talking and spreading the message that talking about it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday, 2 February and encourages the nation to get talking about mental health.
Now in it’s 10th year the Driffield Triathlon is fast approaching, and what better motivation to start the year than signing up to one of Yorkshire’s most loved pool-based triathlons.
Peter and Paul Mathieson, the “other brothers” in triathlon have been successully running triathlons across the county through Freebird Events since 2007, making this their 10th year in the business! A decade of sporting achievements and a pat on the back all round, for both the dedicated team and fantastic competitors.