Volunteering Builds Communities and Saves Lives

BHF Beverley. Karen Reynolds - Area Manager, Vanessa Emerson – Manager,  Lucy Prince   - VolunteerIt’s not always easy to spot the volunteers within our communities. It could be the pub landlord who is also running charity events and tourism initiatives in his area, the committee of the local village show or the staff in the charity shop who give endless hours to help raise funds for vital medical research and training. Read the rest of this entry »

Six new Defibrillators in Hornsea area thanks to Hornsea Cottage Hospital League of Friends

GS with DefibAt the end of 2014 six new Community Public Access Defibrillators were installed in and around Hornsea, providing vital lifesaving equipment if somebody suffers a cardiac arrest.

The new machines are at Hornsea School, The Golf Club, Town Hall, Floral Hall, The Black Horse Pub at Atwick and Aldbrough School.  The purchase of the Defibrillators has been funded jointly by Hornsea Cottage Hospital League of Friends and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Read the rest of this entry »

Help to get online increases skills and employability

Beverley Jobcentre

Beverley Jobcentre

Last week Beverley Job Centre invited Jobseekers to an event to learn more about how to use a computer and the internet to search for jobs and make applications.

The session was arranged because there are many people who lack the skills to use a computer and get online but increasingly employers are demanding those skills in the work place.  The event was attended by local MP, Graham Stuart who called in to find out more about what is being done to help jobseekers use digital services. Read the rest of this entry »

Beverley & Holderness MP praises renewables firm

Martin Bleasby (Discover Energy), Graham Stuart MP and Jack Oxtoby (Discover Energy)

Martin Bleasby (Discover Energy), Graham Stuart MP and Jack Oxtoby (Discover Energy)

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has praised the work being done by a fast expanding local energy firm and urged more companies in the region to turn ‘green’.

Mr Stuart was visiting the new offices of Beverley-based Discover Energy where he heard of the latest developments in solar PV panel technology and why firms in East Yorkshire are increasingly fitting panels to their roofs.

Among the high profile clients who have opted to boost their green credentials with solar panels from Discover Energy is top tourist attraction The Deep which is going to install more than 300 panels on its business centre roof. Read the rest of this entry »

Burden Road Track Fitness and Boxing Club goes from Strength to Strength

Cllr Bryan Pearson, Cllr Elaine Aird, Graham Stuart MP, Cllr David Elvidge, Cllr Kerri Harold

Cllr Bryan Pearson, Cllr Elaine Aird, Graham Stuart MP, Cllr David Elvidge, Cllr Kerri Harold

Burden Road Track Fitness and Boxing Club in Beverley celebrated its first anniversary with an open day last Friday.  The Club was opened by local people who recognised the potential of an underused asset at Burden Road Youth Centre.

Since the creation of the Club the usage of the Burden Road Centre has increased by over 16% with around 80 adults and children attending the Club each week.

Councillor Kerri Harold who supported the creation of the club said, “It’s been a great year at the Burden Road Youth Centre, I’m so pleased to see the Track Fitness and Boxing Club going from strength to strength.  It’s vital we are able to utilise all of our assets to the benefit of the community and I fully commend the efforts of everybody who has been involved. Read the rest of this entry »

“essential” EU undertaking is honoured to safeguard Saltend biofuel plant

Vivergo Graham Stuart MP (left) with apprentices and MD Mark Chesworth.

Graham with apprentices Kallum Templeman and Lewis McKee with Mark Chesworth, Managing Director of Vivergo Fuels

Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, has said it is “essential” that the EU honours its undertakings and allows biofuels to represent at least 7% of transport fuels when it votes on the introduction of a cap on biofuel use next week. 

Saltend-based biofuel plant Vivergo, which makes petrol additives from wheat, would be negatively affected if a lower cap is imposed by Brussels.

Commenting on next week’s vote in the European Parliament, Graham said, “Vivergo made a substantial investment in biofuels on the basis that these would represent up to 10% of the transport mix.  They are an excellent business, generating year-round demand for locally produced wheat, supporting British farming and generating clean energy.  I visited the site when it was under construction in 2011 and it was good to be invited back again last week to see it running at full capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Graham unveils new £5.5m facilities at Bishop Burton College

bbcollege STEM launch with Jeanette Dawson and Councillor Pat O’NeilGraham Stuart, Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness and Chair of the Education Select Committee unveiled three new state-of-the-art facilities at Bishop Burton College today.

More than £5.5m has been invested in the new facilities including the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre, the Humber Energy Centre and the Technology and Skills Centre. The new facilities will offer unparalleled access to the latest in modern technology, and will enable to College to respond to skills shortages in the region and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

“We’ve had enough” says MP


Graham with Cllr Arthur Hodgson and Cllr Kevan Hough inspecting a drain in South Holderness

South Holderness Internal Drainage Board has vented its frustration at the length of time it’s taking the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to consider a licence exemption application for dredging Stone Creek.

The Board applied for the licence exemption in August 2014 and still have not heard if their request has been granted. 

Chairman of the Board, John Maston commented, “We’re carrying out this work in conjunction with the Environment Agency who are exempt from the licencing and we’ve been told by the MMO that an organisation is exempted from licencing if undertaking the work on behalf of the EA.  It’s crazy that it is taking so long for the them make the decision; in the meantime we’re left unable to undertake the vital dredging work and many of the rate payers from the district are asking why it hasn’t been done. Read the rest of this entry »

Students get more than they bargained for when Graham visited their lecture

East Riding College media interviewStudents studying for a BA in Contemporary Media Design and Production at East Riding College invited Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart to attend one of their lectures in order for them to gain experience in engagement with politicians.

But the students got more than they bargained for when the campaigning MP, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Education Select Committee was requested to be interviewed by the BBC over the publication of GCSE league tables on the same day as his visit to the College. Read the rest of this entry »

Graham welcomes major new schools investment in Beverley and Holderness

Graham Stuart MP

Graham Stuart has welcomed the announcement of important new schools investment in Beverley and Holderness.  Longcroft School in Beverley and Withernsea Primary School will both receive funding for major capital projects under the second phase of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme, which is worth around £2 billion in total.  At Longcroft School this will enable the replacement of the Lower School Building and at Withernsea Primary this will allow the infant school to be rebuilt.

The amount of Government money given to East Riding of Yorkshire Council via Schools Condition Allocations will also rise from the current £5.018 million to £5.377 million in 2015/16, an increase of £359,000 or 7%.  This means that East Riding of Yorkshire Council can confirm that planned works at local schools such as Beverley St Nicholas Primary can proceed.  A total of around £4 million has been allocated to renovation work on the school site over the period 2015-2017, and it is hoped the work will now be completed for the beginning of the 2017 school year.  Read the rest of this entry »