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Surge in online shopping fraud

Surge In Online Shopping Fraud

Reports of online shopping fraud have surged by 30% over the pandemic as many of us continue to shop online in light of current restrictions.

Figures from Action Fraud show that criminals conned 17,407 shoppers out of almost £13.5 million over the Christmas period last year, an increase of over 20% when compared to the same period in 2018.

Action Fraud is warning the public to take extra care when shopping online, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as shoppers search for bargains and gifts for loved ones in the run up to Christmas.

Top tips to shop online securely this festive season:

Where to shop:
Making a purchase from an online store you haven’t used before? Carry out some research first, or ask a friend or family member if they’ve used the site and about their experiences before completing the purchase.

Your information:
Only create an account if necessary or to save you effort if you’re going to use that site a lot in the future. Be cautious if the website asks you for details that are not required for your purchase, such as your mother’s maiden name or the name of your primary school.

If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, ensure that the webpage where you enter your payment details is secure (website address starts with “https”). Using a credit card to pay online also means that should the worst happen and your payment details are compromised, your main bank account won’t be directly affected.

Some of the messages you receive about amazing offers may contain links to fake websites. Not all links are bad, but if you’re unsure, don’t use the link – go separately to the website. Report any suspicious emails you receive by forwarding them to: You can also report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.

For more information about how to shop online securely, please visit:

NYCC - bulletin - 25 November 2020

Devolution of Councils - have your say


As you may be aware there is some activity going on around how your councils are structured.

There has been a call from the Government for proposals to look at making the York and North Yorkshire county area into two unitary authorities. (York is a small unitary and North Yorks is a large two-tier authority with smaller local councils like Selby District Council underneath)

There is a proposal from North Yorkshire County Council to make North Yorks into a ‘mega’ authority, dissolving the District and Borough councils with the City of York Council remaining as one smaller unitary council.

There is a proposal from the District and Borough councils in North Yorkshire to make two new East/West type authorities split evenly across the patch.

It’s really important that you think about what this means to you as a resident in your local place and as a community representative. How you keep a local voice and benefit from local services that know their residents and communities well.

The District and Borough Council proposal for the East/West model can be found at this website.

You can go on, find out more and also either email us or complete the consultation survey. You can also directly pledge your support if you wish.

Whatever you think, do be informed and do have your say. 

Thanks for your time.

Angela Crossland

Head of Community, Partnerships and Customers


01757 292312





Traffic control/delays - Main Street - 23 November

Delays likely - Traffic control (multi-way signals)23 November
Works location: Address: 50 MAIN STREET YO19 6PZ.
Responsibility for works: Yorkshire Water
Works reference: QB043244283160030

Road closure Church Street/Back Lane - w/c 23rd November

Church Street, Riccall, North Yorkshire

Planned for w/c 23 November 

Delays likely - Road closure

Works location: RICCALL : Church Street J/W Back Lane : Church Street J/W Back Lane

Works description: Investigation work to reveal the cause of the depression in the carriageway. 

Responsibility for works: North Yorkshire

Works reference: JB500BH1702000146708

Current National Restrictions - Covid - NYCC

NYCC bulletin - 11 November 2020

NYCC bulletin 4 November 2020

Outdoor Gym is now CLOSED

From Thursday 5 November national COVID-19 restrictions will apply to England, this includes actions that:

1.   Require people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.

2.   Prevent people gathering with people they do not live with, except for specific purposes.

3.   Close certain businesses and venues.

When reading this guidance, you should also review the guidance on New National restrictions.

Under the restrictions coming into force from Thursday 5 November:

·         outdoor gyms must be closed

This regretfully applies to the outside gym equipment in the park.  

Please observe the new Government guidelines on the notice boards and play areas.

Thank you.



Paypal fraud

Online marketplace sellers have received a fake email that appears to be from PayPal, stating that the

fraudster has made a payment for an item. A follow up email requests the shipping tracking order

reference, prompting the seller to dispatch the item. The fraudster relies on the seller not verifying that

the payment has been received in their PayPal account, before shipping the item leaving the seller at a



What you need to do

  • Verify the payment: If you’re selling goods on an online marketplace, such as eBay, don’t post the item to the buyer until you have verified, using the official app or website, that the payment is in your account.
  • Report suspicious emails: If you’ve received an email you’re not quite sure about, you can report it by forwarding it to:

PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 27598 - Cawood Bridge, Cawood (flooding)

PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 27598 - Cawood Bridge, Cawood (flooding)                                           

The Closure will be in place for a period of 22 days between 4th November 2020 and 25th November 2020

The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link 


North Yorkshire County Council

Library closure 4th November

Message from the Community Library - the library is now closed due to the current restrictions. We hope to see you in December. 


Extra support this winter in case of a power cut

Do you, or someone you know, need a little
extra support this winter?

If you have any concerns about how you, or someone you care for, would manage during a power cut due to your personal or medical circumstances, please join our free Priority Services Membership online at or by calling 0800 169 2996.

NYCC - bulletin 28 October 2020

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