Dynamic New Day Care Centre in Hedon

Active Day Care - Hedon

Graham Stuart MP with Cllr Mike Bryan and Cllr John Dennis with staff and members of Active Day Care in Hedon

A new day care centre in Hedon has opened recently to offer energetic and dynamic activities for young adults with learning difficulties.  Active Day Care recognises that younger adults can be bored at day care centres with older or less able members, and so is offering a wide-range of lively activities to inspire and encourage younger people.

On Friday, Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness called into the centre to hear more about how it’s transforming the lives of young adults with learning difficulties Read the rest of this entry »

Dairy Farmers struggling as milk prices fall below cost of production

Milking - Graham with Judith WaringThe cost of producing a litre of milk is around 30 pence, yet farmers are receiving as little as 20 pence per litre at the farm gate.  The reason for the falling price of milk is because supply is currently outstripping demand due to a lower than expected demand from China and Russia’s current ban on EU dairy imports. Intense competition from supermarket chains has also played its part.

Last week, Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness visited a dairy farmer in Cherry Burton to hear more about the issues the industry is facing. Read the rest of this entry »

Under-Secretary of State visits Beverley Westwood to meet local residents and hear more about the plans for a cycleway alongside the B1230

Beverley Westwood CyclewayThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP, who is responsible for cycling, has met with local residents and school children on Beverley Westwood to hear more about plans to create a cycleway alongside the B1230.

Commenting on the visit, Robert Goodwill said, “This Government has invested record levels of funding into the promotion of cycling, and it’s a real pleasure to see the positive impact that can have in East Yorkshire. People are more likely to cycle along routes free of cars and other traffic, so I hope this route will become very popular” Read the rest of this entry »

Construction Industry opens its door to inspire new recruits

Flemingate Development with CouncillorsLast weekend, major construction sites across the UK opened their doors to the public to give people an in-depth look at developments in progress and an opportunity to meet some of the men and women who make it all happen.

On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March, Willmott Dixon opened Beverley’s Flemingate Site to visitors and local MP, Graham Stuart joined local Councillors to take a closer look at the site. Read the rest of this entry »

MP VISIT AND TOP PARK AWARD FOR SAND LE MERE

Graham Stuart MP visits Sand Le Mere Holiday ParkBeverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart saw the strides being taken at one of East Yorkshire’s leading holiday parks during a visit as part of English Tourism Week.

Sand le Mere Holiday Village (www.sand-le-mere.co.uk) near Withernsea welcomed Mr Stuart just a few days after being named among the UK’s top 100 holiday parks, one of only two in East Yorkshire to make the list. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »