Beverley renaissance partnership

Tells you about the renaissance partnership in Beverley.

What is Beverley Renaissance Partnership?

Beverley Renaissance Partnership is one of several renaissance partnerships in the East Riding of Yorkshire that support the region's market towns.

The Partnership brings together a number of private, voluntary and public sector organisations to develop Beverley and its surrounding area for residents, businesses and visitors, whilst respecting the natural and built environment and celebrating the town’s heritage and ancient past.

The Beverley Renaissance Partnership works to strengthen links within the community and has developed a long term plan to help secure the future prosperity of the Beverley area.

What is the aim of Beverley Renaissance Partnership?

The partnership aims to ensure Beverley is a place that people want to live, work, invest and visit.

Who is involved in Beverley Renaissance Partnership?

Partnership members are mainly unpaid individuals, business people and representatives of local organisations and community groups.  The Partnership is supported by an Executive Officer and Renaissance Coordinator, who are employed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Beverley Renaissance Partnership management committee has the following organisations and their representatives:

Beverley Renaissance Partnership
Organisation Name
Beverley Chamber of Trade
Julian Minshall
Beverley Civic Society
Barbara English
Beverley Town Council
Councillor Duncan Jack
Beverley War Memorial Hall
Eric Roustaby
East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Elected Member
Councillor David Elvidge
Flemingate Shopping and Leisure Centre and Destination Beverley Graham Tait
Longcroft School and Sixth Form College
Matt Snowden
Molescroft Parish Council
Councillor Michael Hildyard
National Market Traders Federation John Dyson
Resident Neil Harris
Walking the Town Project
Carli Black
Walking the Town Project Colin Bradshaw
Woodmansey Parish Council
Councillor Clive Waddington
East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Regeneration Manager
Sue Lang
East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Renaissance Coordinator and partnership support
Sue Baldock

Supporters of Beverley Renaissance Business and Visitor Economy group 

What is the Beverley Town Plan?

The Beverley town plan is a long-term renaissance strategy for the development of Beverley.

Key objectives of Beverley town plan:

  • Develop a stronger and more diverse retail and leisure offer within the town centre
  • Support existing and new independent retailers to ensure their continued strong presence within the town centre
  • Further enhance Beverley’s visitor economy, maximising the potential of existing assets such as the racecourse and Beverley Minster
  • Optimise Beverley’s cultural offer as a key asset in attracting visitors and creating a vibrant place in which to live
  • Raise the profile of the town to ensure that it is a strong competitor within the region
  • Ensure the provision of strong, vibrant ‘gateways’ to the town
  • Ensure the town’s retail, visitor and commercial offer is enhanced by a quality and distinct visual appearance of the town centre and surrounds
  • Work to retain Beverley’s diverse mix of manufacturing, service and public sector employers, continuing to increase the number of people employed within the town
  • Ensure Beverley has a high-quality transport infrastructure which encourages sustainable transport to and from and within the town.

You can download the Beverley Town Plan documents below:

Baseline Report (August 2009) (pdf 5mb)

Project Action Plan - section 9 refresh 2014 (pdf 398kb) 

Beverley - Design Analysis / community aspiration (pdf 4mb)

Visitor Economy Plan (January 2010) (pdf 265kb)

Investment Development Strategy (January 2010) (pdf 2mb)

Public Realm and Movement Framework (pdf 5mb)

How is the partnership managed and its performance measured?

The partnership’s governing document is the partnership agreement.  It details how the partnership should function in terms of structure, roles, meeting management and the partnerships relationship with its partners and other organisations.

Partnership Agreement (pdf 197kb)

The partnership undertakes an evaluation of its achievements, objectives and delivery structure on an annual basis.

Partnership Evaluation (pdf 93kb)

The partnership also assesses progress around its projects and programmes via an annual report. This is compiled and agreed by the management committee, and then presented to the public at the partnership’s Annual General Meeting.

Annual Review (pdf 123kb)

When are the Beverley Renaissance Partnership meetings?

Management Committee Meeting Dates Location
Thursday 26 October 2017, 5.15pm - 7.30pm
Kreis Lippe Room, County Hall, Beverley
Thursday 7 December 2017, 5.15pm - 7.30pm
Kreis Lippe Room, County Hall, Beverley

Town Improvement Group

Meetings will be arranged when required during 2017, with dates published in advance on this website.

Business and visitor economy (business action group)

Meetings will be arranged when required during 2017, with dates published in advance on this website.

Can I view minutes of the partnership meetings?

Please find the minutes of the partnership meetings below:

How do I get involved?

The partnership is keen to widen its membership so that it represents the local community. We welcome any individuals and organisations who would like to join the partnership.

The partnership has two action groups:

  • Business Action Group, and
  • Town Improvement Action Group.

These groups focus on delivering actions/ projects based on achieving the objectives of the Town Plan. The Partnership’s Management Committee is seeking enthusiastic members of the community to get involved in the action group that is most relevant to them.

How do I contactthe Beverley Renaissance Partnership?

For more information, please contact Helen Hoult, Local Growth Programme Manager (West):

Email: helen.hoult@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01405) 767654.