Longcroft School Referendum: Yes Wins by 12 Votes

May 5, 2011

To mark to local elections and AV vote, students at Longcroft have taken part in their own referendum. Spearheaded by Tom Astell, Year 10, who is one of the school’s representatives to the  East Riding Youth Assembly (and of which he is also chair), balloted students on the following question: “Should the voting age be lowered to 16”. Matt Snowden, Longcroft’s Community Liaison Coordinator, said: “Throughout the week staff have…


Hundreds Attend SSAFA’s Christmas Celebration

December 12, 2010

Over 250 people were packed into St Mary’s Church for a Christmas Celebration to Mark SSAFA’s 125th Anniversary. Entertainment was provided by Regimental Band 150 Transport Regiment RLC (V), songs from St Mary’s Primary School and St Nicholas Primary School choirs. The free event was organised by Cllr Matt Snowden and Cllr David Elvidge, who had SSAFA as his charity during his year as Mayor of Beverley. Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of…


Beverley Town Council Pipes Up

October 19, 2010

Beverley Town Council and the Beverley and District Pipe Band are joining forces to pilot an event that could see more music brought to the streets of Beverley in the future. As reported in the local media in September, the idea is to not just bring live entertainment into public spaces that everyone can enjoy, but might to also encourage shoppers to visit areas of the town that are currently…


Beverley Food Festival Awards 2010

September 21, 2010

The best in local food has again been celebrated in an Awards Night organised by Beverley Town Council, and sponsored by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, to promote high-quality food produced in the local area, ahead of the Food Festival itself on October 3rd. The awards were presented to the winners of the following categories: Sausage – Pickle/Chutney – Preserves – Pie – Dairy Product – Dessert Drink –…


The Beverley Food Festival 2010

September 14, 2010

The Beverley Food Festival, organised by Beverley Town Council, will be returning to the town for a fifth year on Sunday 3rd October 2010. Located in Saturday Market Place, with 70 stalls selling local food from Beverley and the East Riding and a 200-seat food theatre marquee, the event annually attracts upwards of 10,000 residents and visitors. Town Councillor Matt Snowden, Chairman and founder of the event, said: “On behalf…


Green Light to Armed Forces Day 2011

July 21, 2010

Beverley Town Council will organise another Armed Forces Day following the hugely successful event earlier this month. It was agreed, with one vote against from Green Party councillor Sue Dack, to back the event next year at this week’s full meeting of the Beverley Town Council. Former Mayor councillor David Elvidge, the driving force behind Armed Forces Day, presented the meeting with an overview of the day and thanked deputy…


Beverley Town Trail is Officially Launched

July 11, 2010

Beverley folk came out in numbers to celebrate the launch of the Beverley Town Trail in Wednesday Market today. Hundreds of people gathered to watch local schoolchildren perform on the big stage in Wednesday Market to mark the launch of the excellent Medieval Trade and Crafts Trail, which has been almost a decade in the making. Dignitories from Beverley Town Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council were joined…


A Wonderful Community Celebration

June 14, 2010

Residents from Beverley and beyond are invited to a day of activities to celebrate the launch of the Beverley Town Trail, on Sunday 11 July, starting at 11a.m., in Wednesday Market. The event will include performances by school pupils from Beverley and Market Weighton, Mystery Plays, Falchion Medieval Village, the Longcroft Gospel Choir, dancing and street and stage performers.  Volunteers from the East Riding V-informed Team will lead craft and…


Beverley Town Trail Launch

June 7, 2010

Arrangements are being finalised for the official launch of the Beverley Town Trail (Beverley Medieval Guilds & Crafts Town Trail)  on Sunday 11th July 2010. The day will include performances from local schools, mystery plays, street performers, music and dancing.  The day will start at 11am in Wednesday Market with the school performances and music, followed by the official launch speeches at 12:30pm.  Mystery Plays, staged by a variety of…


Beverley People Enjoy the Sunshine

April 22, 2010

Beverley was busy today and the great weather was enjoyed by both the young and the old. Charley was out with her parents Ashley and Chris East, Postman Dave who we featured on HU17.net in ‘Postman Dave Gets the Job Done’ had a bike that was not clogged up with snow! Cllr Matt Snowden was returning from a meeting and being his usual cheery self…..


Longcroft Honours Former Student – Sergeant Michael Lockett MC

On Saturday 19th December 2009, Longcroft School will be paying tribute to former pupil, Sergeant Michael Lockett MC, who was killed whilst serving in Afghanistan on Monday 21st September 2009. Upon hearing the tragic news, a number of his friends discussed the idea of putting on an event to both commemorate his life, whilst at the same time raise funds for the military charity, ‘Help for Heroes’.  Despite now residing…

December 11, 2009

Beverley Food Festival 2009

September 17, 2009

Click here for pictures and video from the Beverley Food Festival 2009 All the ingredients are being mixed together for the fourth annual Beverley Food Festival, on Sunday October 4th 2009.  Organised by Beverley Town Council, the event will see the Market Place come alive with the tempting tastes and alluring aromas from upwards of seventy stalls, which will be selling local produce from the East Riding of Yorkshire. There…