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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.