Helping Pasha win against Council's planning committee

Denis helped Turkish barber, Pasha Durna appeal to the planning inspectorate after the Council's planning committee treated him unfairly by refusing him permission to keep the same opening hours for his new cafe bar as other businesses in the area. 

The planning inspectorate upheld the appeal, helping the "little guy" to prevail against the might of the Council's planning committee.

(May 2019)

Intervening as developer blocks access to Westwood

Denis and the new Lib Dem team of Beverley Town Councillors have intervened in the row about a new gate on Gallows Lane, erected by a developer andpreventing access to the Westwood along an ancient right of way.

(May 2019)

Supporting Longcroft parents with their concerns

Denis is fighting for parents who are concerned about performance at Longcroft School. He has raised the issue with the Council, and met with the acting head. A new leadership team is now in place, with an improvement plan.

                                                       (March 2019)



Handing "Save Beverley Post Office" petition to our Member of Parliament

Denis has collected 2500 signatures from local people urging the Governmrnt to intervene to keep Beverley Post Office open at Register Square. Denis handed the on-line part of the petition to our MP, urging him to ask Ministers to act.

                                                       (January 2019)

Exposing Post Office management "Consultation" as a complete sham

Denis is fighting hard to save Beverley's Post Office from being franchised to WHSmith. Denis describes the Post Office consultation as a "sham" as Post Office bosses tell the public not to bother consulting them if they think it's a bad idea, as they are doing it anyway.

 Our main hope now is to appeal to Government ministers who have the power to keep it open.

(January 2019)

Bringing hope for Molescroft Scouts

Denis is fighting to help Molescroft Scouts after they had been told by the Council that their HQ at Longcroft School was to be demolished to make way for new houses. At a meeting with senior Council officers, facilitated by Denis, the scouts have been offered funding to help them relocate to a new building on the site of Longcroft upper school. This is a hopeful start to 2019 for the Scouts.

(January 2019)

Trying to keep Beverley people connected to phone signal data and internet

Denis is supporting phone company EE, in their efforts to keep Beverley people connected to the mobile network, after the Council's Conservative led planning committee refused permission for a phone mast outside Tesco.

(January 2019)

Getting the Council's backing in fight to save Beverley Post Office

Denis helped win the backing of East Riding of Yorkshire Council in the fight to save Beverley Crown Post Office at Register Square. He spoke in the debate and the Council unanimously backed the fight to save the Post Office.

(December 2018)

Campaigning to save Molescroft scouts and air cadets

Denis is doing what he can to help the Molescroft scouts and cadets after the Council served notice on them to quit their HQ buildings so that the Council can sell the land for housing. Denis says 'it's unbelievable that a community asset that has been dedicated to improving the lives of young people in Molescroft for over half a century is being sacrificed for housing development in a town which is already creaking under the strain.'

(November 2018)

Welcoming new Longcroft School plans, and working to help groups evicted from Lower School site

As planning permission is granted for the new Longcroft School, Denis welcomes the world class education facilities for our children. At the same time he is working with groups such as the scouts and cadets who will be evicted when the Council demolishes the lower school site to make way for yet more new houses.

(November 2018)

Fighting Beverley Post Office closure.  Sign the petition

Denis and  the Lib Dem team  have launched a petition to keep Beverley Post Office open.

Post offfice bosses have announced that they intend to close the Register Square office and relocate to WHSmith. Denis met with the branch manager and is pressing the MP to take up the issue at Westminster.

The petition can also be signed on-line.  

(October 2018)

Challenging Government propsals to take fracking decisions away from local communities

Denis and the Lib Dems secured the Council's agreement through a motion, to oppose the Government's plans to take fracking planning decisions away from local communities.

(October 2018)

Building Trust

A recent Survation report finds that people trust their local councillors five times more than their local MP

(October 2018)

Standing up for residents wanting a quiet night's sleep

Residents living on New Walkergate were concerned that the fabulous new restaurant, Sonali Spice, had applied for an alcohol licence until 2am in a residential area. Denis represented the residents at the licensing committee, where the owners agreed that an 11pm closing time would be much more considerate and appropriate. Denis thanked the owners and wished them all the best with their exciting new eatery.

(October 2018)

Ensuring residents have a say on Cricket Club net proposal

Beverley Cricket Club at Norwood submitted a planning application for 12m high nets to protect residents' houses from stray cricket balls landing in gardens. However, not all the residents are impressed. Denis is working to ensure that all residents affected get chance to have their say, and has referred the matter to the Planning Committee.

(September 2018)

Intervening to get new estate adopted by Council, and footpaths finished

Residents living on the new Elm Tree Park Estate in Molescroft are frustrated that the Council hasn't yet adopted the roads, and that many of the pavements and roads are still unfinished. Denis intervened to move things along, and the developer is now working to finish the job, and the Council is due to formally adopt the highway.


With residents on Elm Tree Park Estate. The new footpaths were being illegally used by motorists, putting pedestrians in danger. Denis asked the Council to instal new barriers to keep the footpath safe for residents.

(August 2018)

Lending a hand to keep Beverley's streets tidy

Residents were concerned about the state of Champney Road. Denis got the Council's street cleaning team on the case within 24 hours. Linda Johnson and Dave Boynton from Denis's Lib Dem team also came along and did their own sweep up of leaves.

 (July 2018)

Working towards a speedy completion of new retirement homes

Now that planning permission for the new retirement homes on Molescroft Road has been obtained, Denis is working to ensure that the development is progressed as rapidly as possible, with minimum disruption, and that residents' voices are heard.

                                                 (July 2018)

Working with the Police to combat drugs crime in Molescrost

Worrying reports have emerged about open drug dealing on the streets of Molescroft. Denis met with senior police officers to ensure the police are prioritising and taking appropriate action. The public are urged to dial 999 if they witness drug dealing in progress.

                                                       (July 2018)

Asking for residents' voices to be heard on housing

As plans for the new Longcroft School are revealed, Denis welcomes the investment in state of the art facilities for our children, but asks why the Council prefers building houses on the site of the old Longcroft lower school, rather than investing in infrastructure for the homes that we already have.

(July 2018)

Helping to secure funding for a worthy Beverley cause

Denis helped to secure £25,000 of funding for the St Mary's Chuurch Lads & Girls Brigade towards refurbishment of their George Street HQ.

The Brigade has been in existence since 1909 and over the years has provided life affirming opportunities for children and young people from Beverley families.

(June 2018)

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