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NYCC - bulletin -26 May 2021
As we enjoy being able to meet family and friends in our own homes, dine out and visit local attractions following the latest easing of restrictions, the situation in North Yorkshire continues to improve. So we can be confident, but that must be confidence with care.
The infection rate in North Yorkshire is 17 per 100,000, below the England average of 21 per 100,000. In Selby, the rate is reducing from its recent high and the outbreak affecting the Clipper workplace appears to be settling.
A small number of cases of the Indian variant have been identified in the county, as elsewhere across the country. We are well prepared and our health partners are working to minimise the spread.
We can take advantage of opportunities afforded by this week’s easing with confidence, but I understand some people will be hesitant about venturing out after so long under restrictions.
For all of us to do so with confidence, we must all do so carefully. That means continuing to follow the simple precautions: hands, face, space and fresh air.
In addition, please get the vaccine when it’s your turn. If you’re eligible but haven’t had the jab for any reason, please book your slot. The vaccine is our best opportunity to protect ourselves, our families and communities, so please get both doses of yours.
On a lighter note, a guest at today’s North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum press conference was Graeme Farrah of Scarborough’s Sea Life Centre, who shared the insight that penguins at the attraction appeared to suffer social isolation. The penguins were used to having hundreds of guests around and one in particular, Rico, liked to peck customers’ shoes. But during the closure staff had to do team bonding with the birds because it was as if they were suffering from not having visitors.Hear more from Graeme.
Stay safe and look out for our Unlock Summer messages, which remind us all of the need to be careful.
North Yorkshire Coronavirus Data
At 16 May 2021, there have been 30,185 positive tests since 3 March 2020, with 241 new cases reported in the past two weeks. The weekly rolling average of new cases is 20 cases per day, allowing for incomplete data in the most recent days. The seven-day rate for North Yorkshire is 17 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England seven-day rate of 21. Work continues to ensure effective monitoring of all areas, with support for incidents being provided across a range of settings, which are reviewed daily.
Testing sites in North Yorkshire, as elsewhere in England, are operated and managed by the Department of Health and Social Care and private contractors employed by them. We try to help the Department by promoting the Mobile Testing Site locations and hosting information on how people with symptoms can book a test via the national government portal.
You can also collect rapid lateral flow tests for you to conduct at home. You should test yourself twice a week using these kits, and report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day as you take your test.Find more information about lateral flow testing.
As the roadmap continues to allow us to get back to normal, it is important that we remember the key behaviours:
· Continue to think about the vulnerability of loved ones.
· Outdoors is always safer than indoors.
· Keep getting tested regularly, even without symptoms.
· Continue to follow social distancing when no with friends and families including work places, pubs, restaurants etc.
· Hands. Face. Space. Fresh Air.
Tests for people with symptoms
Testing sites in North Yorkshire, as elsewhere in England, are operated and managed by the Department of Health and Social Care and private contractors employed by them. We try to help the department by promoting the Mobile Testing Site locations and hosting information on how people with symptoms can book a test via the national government portal. We do not manage the national booking system or laboratory testing process.
Before you attend, you must book a test. Tests can be booked from 8pm the night before.
Tests for people who do not have symptoms
If you do not have symptoms, you can get tests to use at home in several ways:
· through your employer if they’re registered for workplace testing
Let's keep going. Everyone can play their part... together, we can beat this.
The Government has announced an extension of Scarborough’s Opportunity Areas funding for another year, as part of its levelling up agenda announced last night. Nationally, there will be an £18m expansion of the Opportunity Areas programme, which helps vulnerable young people from the most disadvantaged areas in the country.
The funding will allow us to embed the success we have already seen from the Opportunity Area status covering Filey, Scarborough and Whitby. This includes the successful recruitment of extra teaching and support staff into the area – which has seen an additional 240 posts filled – as well as early access to speech and language therapy for more than 6,000 children who have been screened and support put in place to improve their communication. It will allow us to continue to embed this successful work and will also help us to respond to the challenges created by the pandemic. We want to make sure we have additional, targeted support for students where they have been affected by disruption to their schooling over recent months and we will continue to help them settle back into schooling.
We invited secondary school heads in the Selby area to consider continuing with face coverings in the classroom for two extra weeks, beyond May 17, due to the high transmission levels seen in the Selby area in recent weeks. Head teachers have some discretion with that advice and, if background rates continue to fall, we expect that advice no longer to be needed after the half-term holiday.
We are continuing to engage with different organisations, groups and individuals on how our outdoor learning service should look in the future. The review of the service is looking at what the service should provide for the county’s young people; the facilities and experiences it makes available to schools, children and young people and the best use of the sites at Bewerley Park and East Barnby. The engagement with schools and other affected groups and individuals will continue until the end of May, before works begins on using the feedback and data to formulate several different options for the service.
LEP News:Learning at work week
This week marks Learning at Work Week, an annual campaign that aims to build learning cultures at work, and put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development. The York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub has free webinars, toolkits and information that you can utilise within your business, as well as support your staff to realise their potential.You can read more and access these resources via its website.
Do you need a business mentor?
International Coaching Week runs from the 17 to 23 May, and is a global celebration of the value that professional coaching and mentoring can bring to your business. Whether it’s tightening up your business plan, navigating tax and insurance, or overcoming challenges, a mentor can help. They can ask the right questions to uncover the things you haven’t thought of, and help you push yourself to make your business the best success it can be. If you want to learn more,read the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub’s new blog here.
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Selby DC Shining Stars Community Awards
Nominations are now open for the Selby District Shining Stars Community Awards 2020. Residents from the Selby district are invited to say thank you and nominate the people or organisations that they feel have gone above and beyond to support their communities through the difficulties of 2020.
Any individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to support their communities can be nominated using this web form.
Voting will be open for five weeks. Nominations will be shortlisted before being reviewed by a panel of judges from the local community.
There are five categories (please only select one category per nomination):
Volunteer of the Year Award (adult)
Volunteer Group of the Year Award
Inspiring Young Star Awards (under 18)
Shining star through the Pandemic Award
Local Business Making a Difference Award
Each category will have bronze, silver and gold winners. The prizes are:
Volunteer Group of the Year Award - Gold £200 and a Shining Star Glass Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers
Business Making a Difference Award Gold £200 and a Shining Star Glass Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers
Individuals Category Awards - Gold £100 and Shining Star Trophy, Silver £50, Bronze £25 Monetary as One4all vouchers
All winners will also receive a celebratory pin badge and a framed achievement certificate.
Please see further details on the following link or Selby DC website.
Dementia Forward Quiz
As part of Dementia Action Week, we are running a The Big Dementia Forward Zoom Quiz this Thursday night (20th May) at 7pm. We have a fabulous host, lots of fun questions and even some prizes! It's free to enter, but if you would like to make a donation, you can do so here: Donate to Dementia Forward | Give as you Live Donate
To join the quiz, please use the following link:
Dementia Forward is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: The Big DF Zoom Quiz
Time: May 20, 2021 07:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
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Introduction to Self-Management for Arthritis
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
This special event is for adults living with arthritis in Yorkshire. In it we will explore what self-management for arthritis is, and discuss elements including keeping active, mental health, and diet. You need an internet connection in order to participate.
Arthritis Action is a UK charity giving hands-on, practical help to improve the quality of life of people affected by arthritis. We offer an integrated self-management approach, which looks at both the physical and mental health impact of living with arthritis. We support people living with musculoskeletal conditions through healthy eating advice, mental health resources, pain management techniques, local Groups, and exercise advice and resources.
To take part please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0203 781 7120 and we will email you the joining details to use on the day.
NYCC - bulletin -12 May 2021
PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 29916 - Selby Toll Bridge
The Closure will be in place for a period of 12 hours between approz 18:00hrs on 23rd May 2021 and 06:00 hrs on 24th May 2021The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL linkhttps://one.network/?tm=122176855Pedestrian access will be maintained.RegardsNorth Yorkshire County Council
Bogus Caller and Scam Warning For Selby Residents
Police in Selby are urging residents to be vigilant after reports of cold callers and scams targeting vulnerable and older people. Officers in the district are concerned about increasing numbers of people receiving unwanted doorstep traders and telephone scams.
Groups of people selling household wares have been active in communities on the outskirts of the district, such as Camblesforth, South Milford, Sherburn, Monk Fryston and Tadcaster. On occasions, they can become aggressive when challenged.
There have also been several reports of suspicious activity involving people calling at properties and offering to buy the motorhome parked outside – even if they are not for sale.
Cold calling or door-to-door trading is not an offence itself and there are legitimate individuals who conduct business in this way, but they must hold a pedlar’s licence.
You do not have to buy anything from or sell anything to a doorstep caller, and should never feel pressured into doing so.
PC Dave White, of the Safer Selby Hub, said: “The actions of rogue traders, bogus callers and distraction burglars can have a serious, long-lasting impact on victims, affecting their confidence and in some cases, their physical and mental health.
“I’d like to urge everyone in Selby to do their bit to help protect vulnerable people from these unscrupulous criminals. Look out for suspicious activity in your community, and check in with friends or family who might be at risk of falling victim to bogus callers or scammers.
“Always remember that you aren’t obliged to buy items or services from doorstep callers. Don’t let anyone pressure you or confuse you. If you’re not sure who is at your door, don’t open it. You could also phone a nearby friend or neighbour to help check the caller before you open the door to them.”
To reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bogus callers, remember the following four steps:
Lock all doors – even when you are at home, stop before you open the door, ask them who they are
Chain – always use a door chain or spy hole
Check – Not sure who they are? Don’t open the door!
People should report cases of rogue traders or uninvited doorstep callers to Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.
If you have information about suspected bogus callers or distraction burglars, call North Yorkshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the national charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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New ‘Shining Star’ community recognition awards launched by Selby District Council
The fantastic work and support by residents will be recognised with Selby District Council’s new community recognition awards.
Nominations are now open for the Selby District Shining Star Community Awards 2020. Residents from the Selby district are invited to say thank you and nominate the people or organisations that they feel have gone above and beyond to support their communities through the difficulties of 2020.
Selby District Council’s Head of Community, Partnerships and Customers, Angela Crossland explained, “I like so many others in our district saw so many people going above and beyond to support those around them during the Covid pandemic.
“We’ve seen groups springing up to help those around them. There have been prescriptions collected, shielding people supported, shopping delivered, and support offered in many different ways. Throughout the ups and downs of the last 12 months our community has rallied round those who have struggled.
“The community spirit we’ve seen has been a beacon of hope and will, I’m sure, have inspired many to join that volunteering effort and help where help is needed.
“These awards are one small way that residents can say thank you to a person or an organisation that has supported residents.”
Nominations can be made online through the Selby District Council website (www.selby.gov.uk/selby-district-shining-star-community-awards) and you can also send your nomination by post to Selby District Shining Awards, CPC team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.
Voting will open from 26 April 2021 and remain open for five weeks. Nominations will be shortlisted before being reviewed by a panel of judge’s representative to local community groups, Selby College and Selby District Council. Winners will be announced at the end of June 2021.
The panel will judge five categories of nominations with each category having three winners – Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Ø Volunteer of the Year Award (18 years plus)
o For an individual who has given their time freely and unselfishly for the benefit of their community
Ø Inspiring Young Star Awards (under 18 years)
o For an individual young person who shown the best positive example to their community in 2020
Ø Shining star through the Pandemic Award
o For an individual who has overcome the challenges of the pandemic and made a difference to your local community
Ø Volunteer Group of the Year Award
o For a local volunteer Group that has helped your community in 2020
Ø Local Business Making a Difference Award
o For a local business that has made a difference to your community in 2020
Individuals Category Awards - Gold £100 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £50, Bronze £25 Monetary as One4all vouchers
Volunteer Group of the Year Award - Gold £200 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers
Business Making a Difference Award Gold £200 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers
All winners per category will also receive a celebratory Selby Shines pin badge and a framed achievement certificate.
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NYCC - Bulletin 21 April 2021
A Little Print Relief
Tesco Community Grants
Tesco have launched a new community grants fund, (this replaces the Bags of Help grants fund) which I would be grateful if you could help to promote.
Application numbers in the Selby District area are low, so any groups applying stand a very good chance of being successful at the moment, so please do encourage groups to apply. There is an emphasis on food poverty too.
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Coming Out of COVID Selby District Survey
IDAS - Stalking Awareness Week
IDAS NATIONAL STALKING AWARENESS WEEK
Our latest newsletter highlights National Stalking Awareness Week and the webinar being run by our Barnsley team at 10 am tomorrow (21st April) morning. We have also provided a summary of the progress of the DA Bill. We are planning a series of webinars to look at the Bill in more depth and examine what it means for both policy and practice. Please do click on the link to sign up to the webinar on Stalking and Harassment. Dates for our DA Bill webinars will be released in our next newsletter.
Take a look at the newsletter on the link below and please do subscribe to ensure that you are updated with the latest news from IDAS.
We would be grateful for your support sharing our social media posts about Stalking. It is a misunderstood crime with people misinterpreting perpetrator’s behaviours as romantic or dismissing victims concerns. In 75% of cases where a woman was murdered stalking had been reported in the 12 months prior to their death. This rises to 85% where the woman was killed by an intimate partner.
Please do use the resources that we have provided in our shared folder for your own social media feeds to raise awareness of stalking and please do tag us in your posts.
Finally, we would be very grateful for your support and participation in our main fundraiser, the IDAS Big Yorkshire Tour. The virtual event has been designed to include everyone, you set the distance and the way that you want to cover it and take part throughout the month of July. You can be as creative as you like, the more fun the better. Last year teams took part on space hoppers, on hang gliders and on kayaks, as well as those who clocked up the miles on dog walks, running or cycling the distance. Sign up today!
Many thanks for your continued support.
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Voting safely in the forthcoming elections
On Thursday 6 May residents in the Selby district will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them. Elections will take place for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. There will also be by-elections for the Camblesforth and Carlton district ward and for Church Fenton Parish Council.
For those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May. Voters are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:
· Wearing a face covering
· Bringing their own pen or pencil
· Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station
· Keeping a safe distance
Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate.
Janet Waggott, Police Area Returning Officer (PARO), said: “The elections are very important – they’re an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who is elected to these organisations and wards.
“We’re putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station; you can expect many of the measures you’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks. Residents should be reassured that voting in these elections will take place in a Covid-safe environment.”
Residents can visit the FAQ page on the website at www.selby.gov.uk/elections2021 to find out more about the elections on 6 May.
There are provisions in place to apply for an emergency proxy vote if required because of work, medial or reasons relating to Covid-19. You should contact the Electoral Registration Team if this applies to you – by calling 01757 705101 or by emailing email@example.com.
FAO of Motorhome and Campervan Owners
FAO of Motorhome and Campervan Owners
Police are warning motorhome and campervan owners in North Yorkshire to take extra precautions, after numerous reports of suspicious activity.
Over the last few weeks, owners of vehicles such as motorhomes and campervans have reported receiving 'cold callers' on their doorsteps, asking to buy them - even though they are not for sale.
Officers are concerned that this activity could be linked to criminality, and are urging owners to be vigilant and check the security of their vehicles. Vehicles parked on drives in villages near Selby appear to be being particularly targeted. Among the incidents reported to police are:
On the afternoon of Thursday 8 April 2021, a man knocked on the door of a house in Barlby and asked the homeowner if he could buy their motorhome, which was parked on their drive behind locked gates. The same thing happened at another property in the same village on the same day.
Also on the same day, in a different village near Selby, the homeowner was asked by two men to sell her motorhome. The owner agreed a price, but subsequently contacted police due to concerns about the transaction. Enquiries are ongoing.
The following week, on Monday 12 April, a resident in Barlby was approached and asked if their motorhome was for sale. The resident refused. The same day, a resident in Thorpe Willoughby received a cold call at her door, offering to buy her campervan. The owner made it clear the vehicle was not for sale, and put further security measures in place. Also on 12 April, a man knocked on the door of a resident in Hambleton, Selby, claiming to be interested in their motorhome, and asked if he could look inside it. The resident refused.
On the evening of Wednesday 14 April, a man knocked on the door of a house in Barlby and asked the homeowner if she was selling her motorhome. The same house had been visited by a different man asking exactly the same thing the previous week.
Owners outside the Selby district, elsewhere in North Yorkshire, have also been targeted. On Wednesday 7 April, a man knocked on the door of a house in Malton, Ryedale, and asked the homeowner if he was selling his motorhome.Inspector Clive Turner, of North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Task Force, said: "Please remember, you aren't obliged to buy anything from or sell anything to doorstep callers. Rogue traders often try to take advantage of householders by using high-pressure sales techniques, or may even be looking for opportunities to steal vehicles or property.
"It's clear that a group of people are deliberately visiting homes in North Yorkshire with campervans parked outside, so it’s extremely important that if you own one, you double-check your security measures.
"In many cases, we have been able to respond to reports of suspicious activity by increasing patrols and visiting homes to gather evidence and provide crime prevention advice – so those responsible will find it increasingly difficult to target vehicles in our area.
"I'd urge everyone to remain vigilant, and follow our security advice. And if you are aware of suspicious activity, such as people appearing to take an interest in parked campervans or other high-value vehicles, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101."
- Write your vehicle identification number (VIN) in several hidden places within the camper van. Use a permanent marker to write the VIN on the underside of drawers, in cupboards, and on wooden surfaces. Etch the VIN onto the windows using a diamond tipped engraver. This makes the vehicle easy to identify if it's stolen.
- Always lock all doors and windows every time you leave your campervan. Check and lock your roof light and gas compartment as well.
- Do not leave personal or valuable items on display inside the vehicle. Consider forensic and security marking your personal items. In particular, never leave vehicle registration documents inside the campervan - they can help a thief to sell it on.
- Fix lock nuts or wheel clamps to the wheels.
- Block in the campervan behind a locked gate, or with another vehicle parked in front of it.
- Fit a tracking device and an alarm, and switch this on every time you leave your campervan – even if it’s just for a short time. Keep your keys with you at all times.
Call police on 101 to report suspicious people and vehicles appearing to take an interest in campervans or other high-value vehicles. If a crime is in progress, dial 999.
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Selby District Residents’ Engagement Festival
I just wanted to let you all know that the Selby District Residents’ Engagement Festival – ‘Get To Know Your Own Heart’ - is back, and taking place on 9th & 10th April, with a number of offers, activities and events available for residents to enjoy.
‘Get To Know Your Own Heart’ is identified as a key action in the Selby District Visitor Economy Marketing Plan, as a way of boosting the visitor economy before the summer season,driving awareness of the Heart of Yorkshire identity, showcasing the varied and quality offer available across the district, and encouraging residents to explore the district more. The festival includes discounts, offers, special events, guided walks and more. It will be a great time for residents to discover what our district has to offer as a destination.
Full details of all participating businesses, activities and offers can be found at: www.exploreheartofyorkshire/residentsfest.
Here are a few highlights:
Special Tower Tours at Selby
Abbey (please note, these are fully booked).
Guided Wolsey Walk in Cawood
Open day, tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits at All Saints Church, Cawood
Any hot drink & cake for £4, or one free hot drink refill with any purchase at The Stables Tearoom at Carlton Vineyard,
20% off your food bill, FREE cake/biscuit slice with a purchase of a hot beverage and free glass of Prosecco upon entry to the Events & Weddings Fair at The Owl Hambleton
Open weekend at Sherburn Aero Club, with lots of flying activity happening on the field
2 for 1 offer on hot and cold drinks at Harmony Tearoom in Stillingfleet
Enjoy Brunch with a Glass of Punch at Carlton Towers; buy one ticket & get one half price
Special Palm Sunday Event and Guided Battlefield Walks of Towton, with Towton Battlefield Society.
As well as the dedicated section on the Explore Heart of Yorkshire website, a promotional campaign, targeting local residents within the district, is on-going. Campaign activity includes local press advertising in the Selby Times, partnership activity with local parenting group STAG Mumbler, social media advertising across Facebook and Instagram and a digital Google display/search network campaign. All activity is directing residents to the festival landing page on the website, which has achieved just under 3,000 page views to date.
‘Get To Know Your Own Heart’ presents a fantastic opportunity for us to raise the profile of the district, the Heart of Yorkshire identity and the new Explore Heart of Yorkshire website. I do hope you’re able to take advantage of the offers/discounts available and join in with some of the activities that have been organised. If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.