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Heronby - new settlement in Escrick - Preferred Options Consultation by Selby DC

Below is a link to the proposed new settlement at Escrick.  It is in the Preferred Options Consultation by Selby DC.

Response to proposed housing Selby DC preferred options consultation February 2021

Please see the response on the attached document from the Parish Council to the Selby DC Preferred Options Consultation. This is an initial response to note the over-riding view for the consultation and we encourage residents to submit their own comments to this document. Links to the full consultation are on our website and the closing date for responses is 12 March 2021. The consultation identifies the number of houses required for the whole Selby DC area up to 2040 and includes options for a  new settlement to provide around 3000 dwellings. Should a new settlement not be taken forward, the housing supply would still be required and would have to be located throughout the area. The plan includes sites for housing, employment and retail.

February 2021 edition of Involve - a stakeholder update from NHS Vale of York CCG


Welcome to the February 2021 edition of Involve - a stakeholder update from NHS Vale of York CCG.

In this edition we have a number of key updates about COVID-19 and the vaccination roll out. Please share messages with your networks, friends, families and colleagues. 

A BIG thank you

Dr Nigel Wells, our Clinical Chair, pays tribute to the dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers which has helped NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group meet the COVID-19 vaccination target to offer the vaccine to everyone in the top four priority groups.

Please come and register with your GP 

We need to make sure that all vulnerable groups are registered with a GP practice in order for them to be assessed for prioritisation of the COVID-19 vaccination. However, we know that there are barriers and hesitancy amongst some groups – in particular the assumption that they need to have a proof of address, or of immigration status or an NHS number.

People do not need these items to register with a GP practice, and we are working with primary care to increase awareness amongst staff. 

Assets to support the campaign are available on our website. 

A national media campaign has been launched to address vaccine hesitancy in some communities, while GPs in Humber, Coast and Vale have created videos in different languages to encourage vaccine confidence. They can be viewed here.



Update to shielding list

The Department for Health and Social Care announced on 16 February the introduction of a new predictive risk model to help clinicians identify a new group of people who may be at high risk from COVID19.

Up to 1.7 million patients have been identified. Those within this group who are over 70 will have already been invited for vaccination and 820,000 adults between 19 and 69 years will now be prioritised for a vaccination. Those identified will be sent a letter from NHS England in the coming days explaining that their risk factors may help identify them as high clinical risk and that they are included within the support and advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable.

They will be invited to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and will be given advice on precautionary measures, including shielding.  Those with email addresses registered with their GP will also receive the letter in an email. Patients will be notified by email from this week, with most letters arriving the end of this week and into next week. Their GPs are also being notified.

The Government is also extending the current shielding guidance for all those already identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and new patients identified through the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment until 31 March. Those already on the Shielded Patient List will start receiving letters this week to inform them of the extension.

More information is available in this press release and on this webpage. We are working to understand who this impacts in the city and will be offering our community support.



Look after your mental health

The BBC has launched a fantastic new initiative to help people across the country with their mental health and have launched their ‘headroom toolkit’.

Whether it is everyday tips, sounds to relax your mindstrategies to cope with parenting right now or films to get you talking, we are here to help you look after yourself and your loved ones.

Check it out at



Lung cancer campaign

Despite lung cancer being the third most common cancer in England, suspected lung cancer referrals remain lower than normal. As of December 2020, lung cancer referrals had reached 73% of pre-COVID levels, while referrals for all cancers were just over 100%.

PHE have launched a campaign includes an exclusive interview with cricketer Andrew Strauss, who lost his wife to lung cancer, support from TV presenter Gaby Roslin, who lost her mother to lung cancer, and activity from media medics. 

Key messages

  • If you’ve had a cough for three weeks or more, and it isn’t COVID-19, it could still be a warning sign
  • A cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of cancer. Just contact your GP practice 
  • It’s probably nothing serious, but finding cancer early makes it more treatable
  • Your NHS is here to see you, safely



Social Isolation Questionnaire: Addressing Social Isolation through Community Activities

Social isolation or loneliness is one of the major health challenges in York and across the country. Social contact, through activities, can have a positive effect by encouraging learning, physical activity, connection to others, and feeding our curiosity.

This time last year there were around 650 activities listed on Live Well York. These included arts & crafts, food and drink, sports and fitness, social/support groups and many more, brought to the city by a creative and passionate mix of local individuals, groups and organisations. 

Some activities have since been adapted to make them COVID compliant, whether that’s on-line or in-person. The 47 we’re aware of are listed under this “COVID Ready” filter. We’re aiming to reach and exceed the 650 mark as restrictions are relaxed, and lifted, and would appreciate your help by taking part in this survey to help us form a picture of what’s needed to achieve that goal.

Here’s the Addressing Social Isolation through Community Activities Questionnaire.

Please return the survey by 28th February 2021



Wheelchair Service User Forum
We host a regular Wheelchair Service User Forum which provides a unique opportunity for people to share their experiences with other service users, clinicians, commissioners and the equipment providers; NRS healthcare.

At the last forum on 23 February we had 24 members attend and covered topics areas such as clinical reviews, how people can access and use personal wheelchair budgets, using services during the pandemic and the development of an engagement strategy.  

The next meeting is on 19 May at 2pm. If you would like to attend, please email: or find out more here.


Watch the live stream of our next Governing Body Meeting
4 March 2021 at 9.30-11am

The Governing Body meets to review progress and agree actions around specific pieces of work. This meeting will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.


Read all about it - latest news from the CCG


Local GPs encourage coronavirus vaccine confidence 

General practitioners (GPs) across the region have filmed an important message in multiple languages to encourage vaccine confidence.

Across England, GPs have raised concerns over a low uptake of coronavirus vaccination among patients from ethnic minority backgrounds - warning that misinformation has left some patients reluctant to come forward.

Read more 

Hundreds of patients get COVID-19 vaccine in successful launch of new Selby hub 

Hundreds of patients have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the newly opened vaccination centre for Selby.

The hub, run by Selby Town Primary Care Network to serve a population of nearly 50,000 people, opened its doors to its first patients  on 12 February 12.

Read more 

Tribute paid to NHS staff and volunteers as COVID vaccination target hit in Vale of York

The dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers has helped NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group meet the COVID-19 vaccination target to offer the vaccine to everyone in the top four priority groups.

Read more 

‘Please don’t be complacent if you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine’, say health leaders

People in York and North Yorkshire are being urged not to be ‘COVID-complacent’ – even if they’ve had the vaccine.

The rollout of the vaccination programme has been going well across the area this month, with priority groups – including the over-80s, front-line health and social care staff and those who live or work in care homes – the first to get their jabs.

Read more 

Selby's Summit Indoor Adventure centre to open as a COVID-19 vaccination hub

Up to 5,000 vaccines a week will be given to vulnerable residents from the Selby area from early next month when the Summit Indoor Adventure Centre opens as a COVID-19 vaccination hub.

Read more 


The Vale of York CCG playlist - our latest videos


NHS Vale of York CCG hits COVID-19 vaccination target for top four priority groups

Dr Nigel Wells, our Clinical Chair, pays tribute to the dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers which has helped NHS Vale of York Clinical ...

How Selby's new COVID-19 vaccination centre will work

Dr Nick Jackson, Clinical Director of Selby Town Primary Care Network, walks us through the new COVID-19 vaccination hub at the Summit Indoor Adventure ...

COVID-19 Vaccination Update | NHS Vale of York CCG

People aged 70 and over who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine are asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab. You can arrange a vaccination online ...

Selby's new COVID-19 vaccination hub

Dr Nick Jackson, Clinical Director of Selby Town Primary Care Network, updates on the development of the new COVID-19 vaccination hub at the Summit centre ...

World Cancer Day 2021 | NHS Vale of York CCG

If you're worried about your health or think you may be displaying symptoms of cancer, help us help you and contact your GP. Early detection can help save lives ...

Look after your mental health in February

Dr Nigel Wells talks about how there's help available with our mental health for all of us, however old or young, as we enter February. Keep up to date with the ...

Don’t Get COVID-19 Complacent | NHS Vale of York CCG

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is rolling out in our area and more people in priority groups are receiving the vaccine. However, it's important to not get ...



Involve is produced by the NHS Vale of York CCG
Communications and Engagement Team.







ONS Census 2021 - LGBTQ & Communities to be recognised in Census 2021 for the first time

Funding available for organizations helping victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence

On 1st February 2020, the Ministry of Justice announced additional one-year funding in 2021/22 to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse (DA) and sexual violence (SV).

 £13.5m of funding nationally will be distributed via Police & Crime Commissioners following an assessment of local need in relation to both domestic abuse and sexual violence support services, including relevant non-commissioned services, to ensure this funding is allocated to most effectively meet local need and demand. A total of £253,863 funding is available for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services in North Yorkshire and the City of York.

To ensure we are allocating the funding available in an open, fair and transparent way, we need to ensure we have undertaken an updated need & demand assessment which also considers the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on both the demand for support and how this continues to be delivered – in order to inform this need & demand assessment and to be considered for receipt of this one-off funding, please complete the attached Funding Request Form and return to me via email at by no later than 12noon on Monday 15th March 2021; any forms received after this time for whatever reason will not be considered.

To be eligible for the funding, organisations must:

  • be based in England and Wales;
  • provide tailored support services which have the purpose of helping victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse to cope with the impacts, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced, including but not limited to:
    • specialist support workers such as IDVAs / ISVAs;
    • court support, including family court;
    • face to face or remote counselling for individuals and/or their families; and
    • specialist support for particular groups such as BAME/Disabled/LGBT/male victims.

This includes adults and children; and can be used to support existing clients as well as new referrals.

Child Sexual Exploitation or Abuse, including historic abuse is included within the definition of sexual abuse.

Honour based abuse and Stalking carried out by a former intimate partner or by a family member which falls within the government definition for domestic abuse is also included.

Funding for support for victims of DA in refuge accommodation is subject to a separate funding process run by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), and this funding cannot be used to provide safe accommodation or support within safe accommodation.

 Funding requests will be evaluated based on the information provided in the attached Funding Request Form using the following criteria:

  • evidence of demand and unmet need for your services - data relating to current caseloads and waiting lists;
  • evidence of gaps in provision specifically for underrepresented victims and survivors such as those with protected characteristics and males and how your proposal will meet the needs of these groups; and
  • evidence of how your proposal will support and enhance existing service provision, avoiding duplication and can be delivered in full over a 12-month period from April 2021 to March 2022.

Funding allocations will prioritise direct service delivery to victims and survivors.

 There is no minimum or maximum amount (up to the total funding available), but please note we may offer only partial funding depending on the number and quality of Funding Requests Forms submitted so please consider how your proposal could be scaled back if necessary to still effectively meet the needs of victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in North Yorkshire and the City of York.

 If you have any questions about this funding opportunity or Funding Request Form, please contact me via email at


Local Plan consultation

Selby District Council is asking people to get involved in ambitious long-term plans about new homes, business growth and local services such as schools. It’s part of the development of a new Local Plan. This will set a framework for future development in the district up to 2040.  It’ll be used by the Council to guide decisions on planning applications and to support work with developers.

The consultation is taking place now, until 12 March. Residents, businesses and community groups can get involved by visiting Following the consultation exercise the comments received will inform the final version of the plan which will be subject to further consultation before it is sent to the Secretary of State when it will be subject to examination by an independent inspector.

Public events offer chance to hear about proposals to transform the Selby Station area

Consultation is now under way on proposals to transform the Selby Station area. Proposals in Selby include improved station frontage and links to the town centre, Abbey and bus station; improved walking and cycling links to major redevelopment sites, including a new cycle and footbridge over the River Ouse to the Olympia Park site.

A partnership of local authorities succeeded in a bid for funding to the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). The TCF aims to make it easier, safer and quicker for people to travel on foot, by bike and by public transport. The project will be delivered by a partnership of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council and is scheduled to be completed by 2023.

A public consultation on the proposals is running until 24 March 2021. People can read more about the proposals and complete the surveys at

In addition, online public events will enable people to hear more about the projects and to ask questions before completing the survey. These take place on:

·         4 and 12 March.

Both will start at 6pm. Find out how to join at

Public feedback will help to shape the next stage of the project plans.

Selby Consultation - have your say on plans for £17.5 million walking, cycling and public transport boost in Selby


People are being asked to have their say on £17.5 million plans to boost walking, cycling and public transport in Selby, delivered in partnership by Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. 

Brand new entrances to Selby train station, new public spaces linking the station to the town centre and a brand new foot and cycle bridge are included in the major new plans to transform the area around Selby train station.

The proposals include:

·         Creating a new station entrance

·         Creating a new public space outside the station

·         A brand new walking and cycling route through Selby Park to better link the station with the Abbey and town centre

·         Improvements to roads and junctions around the station

·         A new route underneath Park Street bridge to link with Portholme Road (to avoid the current steep stairways)

·         Building a new bus station to make links between buses and trains easier

·         Opening up new station car parking

·         A new cycle and footbridge over the River Ouse

The Council is asking for people to share their views on the plans, with a four week long consultation taking place between 24 February and 24 March. Find out more information about the plans and have your say at

 Communications- Selby District Council




Survey launched to gather views on dog theft in North Yorkshire and City of York

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, is inviting dog owners to complete a new national survey to better understand dog theft.

The research comes after a spate of high-profile incidents nationally leading experts to believe criminals are exploiting the huge hike in prices and demand for puppies during the coronavirus restrictions. 

Home Secretary Priti Patel is now reviewing pet theft nationally and considering additional options for enforcement, including harsher penalties for offenders. 

The results of the survey, which is being co-ordinated by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, will help find out how widespread the fear of dog theft is, and whether there is support for tougher enforcement. 

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: 

“I know that dog theft is becoming more of a concern for many people after a series of high-profile incidents across the country so it’s important owners across North Yorkshire and York have their say in this survey. 

“It is still not common, but its impacts can be devastating both for individuals and families whose dogs are part of the family and for farmers and rural businesses where dogs have play a crucial role in everything they do.” 

The 60-second survey can be completed at and will be open until 17:00 on Friday 12 March. 

Advice on keeping dogs safe is available on the North Yorkshire Police website: Dog thefts - North Yorkshire Police | North Yorkshire Police

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Fake Covid emails purporting to be from the NHS

New emails are circulating claiming to be from the NHS. Previous warnings have been circulated about emails asking you to register for the Covid vaccination which required your bank details.

A new email is circulating informing you have been shortlisted to receive a grant of £1million from the NHS. This has been replicated below and whereas this is a particularly crude attempt, it underlines the need to be vigilant from new emails which will prey on peoples' fears and their desire to receive the vaccination asap.

Please note, if you receive any email you believe may be fraudulent, please forward it to 

This is the email:

National Health Service (NHS)
9 Oval Rd N, Dagenham RM10 9EU,
United Kingdom

Your Name and Email has been shortlisted to received Covid 19/Covid Variant Health Grant of 1,000,000.00GBP (One Million Great British Pounds) from the National Health Service (NHS).

National Health Service is a Body of the World Health Organisation, This Covid 19/Covid Variant Health Grant is distributed to lucky individuals all from around the World and congratulation for been among the lucky ones enlisted to received this Covid 19/Covid Variant Health Grant.

Kindly provide us the following details to proceed with your payment.

Full Names:
Phone Number:

All informations are to be send to the desk of National Health Service (NHS) contact address (

NHS Chief Executive
Simon Stevens
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
National Health Service (NHS)

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is

If you need to contact North Yorkshire Police please call 101 or in an emergency dial 999.  Alternatively please email any non urgent enquiries to:


NYCC bulletin 17 February 2021

Second chance Ostomy online social meeting Yorkshire 24 Feb 2021

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Warm and Well in North Yorkshire - newsletter Feb 2021

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner- Public Accountability Meeting

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is asking for people to get involved in her next monthly public accountability meeting, live from 1:30pm on Tuesday 23 February.

The meeting will focus on how the police approach to dealing with stalking and harassment and how the fire service define and manage risk.

It will also provide the opportunity for questions about these topics.

Public accountability meetings are broadcast live online with members of the public invited to send in their questions before or during the session.

The meeting on Tuesday 23 February, will start at 1.30pm and will focus on:

·         North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service –  Defining and managing risk
An update on the development of a community risk profile for the county, to help understand the risks facing our communities in order to target activities effectively.

·         North Yorkshire Police – Stalking
An insight into North Yorkshire Police’s approach to dealing with stalking and harassment, to understand the recording, investigation process and hear about the services to support victims and reduce reoffending.

As well as watching the live broadcast, the public are also invited to ask their questions, relevant to the discussion, during the meetings via Twitter by including #NYscrutiny in their tweets.

Commenting on the public meetings, Julia said:

“These meetings give members of the public and staff the opportunity to understand the performance of both services and hear what they are doing to keep us safe and feeling safe.

“I encourage everyone to join in and watch, and if you have a question, please ask it.”

The agenda, along with presentations and reports are available on the Commissioner’s website here:

To ask a question on this month’s hot topics:

·         In advance of the meeting, please send your question to please include your name and address with your question.

·         To ask a question during the meeting using Twitter, include #NYscrutiny in your tweet.

To watch the live broadcast

·         Watch on our website:

·         Watch on YouTube:

·         Follow us on Twitter @northyorkspfcc and look for #NYscrutiny

Sent by:

Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

12 Granby Road
Harrogate, HG1 4ST
Call 01423 

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