More than 80 per cent of participants who completed the latest ‘Maritime Futures’ training programme have gained employment within the maritime sector.
The fourth Maritime Futures cohort has seen 11 young people, aged between 16 and 25 complete the course, with nine securing employment by the end of the course. The group was presented with their certificates by Councillor Rob Pritchard, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Culture.
MP Graham Stuart met with Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to discuss the local economy and employment opportunities for his constituents.
Top of the agenda was the proposal to reinstate the direct rail route between Beverley and York, which its proponents argue would boost east-west connections from the East Riding to North Yorkshire and beyond, while also improving resilience and freeing up capacity along the existing westward route via Selby.
A bid to restore a 40-mile direct rail route between Hull and York has today been given the green light by Government Ministers.
The bid, sponsored by Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart, will now receive support from officials at the Department for Transport as well as funding for 75% of the cost of creating a business case, up to a maximum of £50,000.
MP for Beverley and Holderness, and lead sponsor of the bid to restore 32 miles of rail track between Beverley and York, has welcomed the news that the bid is currently being analysed by technical advisers at the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail.
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, is to meet with East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) officials to lobby for their support as part of a fresh bid for Government funding to reinstate the Beverley-York rail line.
Earlier today Emma Hardy MP for Hull West and Hessle chaired a virtual lobby with over thirty cross-party MPs and nearly 400 representatives from the coach industry to call on government action for urgent support during the COVID-19 crisis.
Hundreds of coach operators, many of which are small family-owned businesses, have not been able to access enough support to guarantee their survival, whilst other transport sectors have received tailored support.
Proposals to restore the Beverley to York rail link have been turned down by the Government. MP Graham Stuart says he disappointed with the decision while adding he remains optimistic that the project has a future.
Back in June, the MP submitted a bid to restore the 32-mile length of track from Beverley to York to the Department for Transport’s Restoring Your Railway Fund.
Work to improve Hull’s cycling infrastructure will begin this month.
Plans will include widening existing cycle lanes in areas including Freetown Way and an introduction of additional cycle lanes in roads including Holderness Road, Spring Bank, Anlaby Road and Beverley Road.
Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, has met with Transport for the North (TfN) and lobbied the Rail Minister in order to raise the struggles currently being faced by Hull Trains at the highest level.
Local MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, has submitted a bid to the Department for Transport calling for the restoration of the Beverley to York rail line as part of the Government’s ‘Restoring Your Railways’ scheme, which would provide government funding for a feasibility study on the return of the route.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has submitted a planning application for its proposals to improve the A164 and the Jock’s Lodge Junction near Beverley.
Subject to planning permission being granted, the council intends to carry out a major overhaul of the road system to replace the junction, which currently links the A164 and the A1079, in order to improve congestion problems on one of the East Riding’s busiest roads.