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Neighbourhood Watch Our News Special Edition Enewsletter Published

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

We continue to think about you all at this difficult time. In response we hope you have been able to connect with your neighbours to support each other through this crisis. 

At Neighbourhood Watch we have seen a 25% increase in membership. We have published a special edition of 'Our News' (the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters) to welcome our new members, look at how Neighbourhood Watch brings communities together, ways existing groups are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and more things you can do such as establishing a phone tree, and how to avoid and report crimes and scams.

Read the e-newsletter by following this link or viewing it on our website.

Keep safe, stay at home.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK  | Building Safer and Stronger Communities

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Self-isolating and looking for something to do? Don’t forget our huge resources in online library NYCC

While libraries are closed, our digital library service offers thousands of e-books, e-audio books, newspapers, magazines, comics, reference works and educational resources that people can access at any time. We anticipate increased demand for e-books and e-audio, so have placed an order to make more copies available.

 All the digital services can be found at To use these, you will need your library card number and PIN number. If you do not know your PIN, call 01609 533878 and one will be issued. If you are not a library member and wish to join, just ring the same number.

 For anyone who borrowed books, DVDs or CDs from a library before the closure, the loan period for all physical items has been extended to three months, so there is no need to worry about accruing fines.


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Nisa at Riccall are taking shopping orders over the phone and delivering locally, I believe this is to be paid for by cash or cheque, they cannot accept card payments over the phone.  - information from NYCC.



Following recent guidance from the NHS, all face-to-face, routine dental treatment has been postponed. These measures will help reduce the chance of virus transmission and reduce unnecessary travel.

 However if you do experience a dental problem, we have created the symptoms checker below which will tell you where to access the right care, as well as a guide on our website for managing minor dental problems at home.


Where you should seek help



Treat at home using the guide on our website, or call usual dental practice for further advice

  • Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers.
  • Broken, rubbing or loose dentures
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Broken, lose or lost fillings
  • Chipped teeth with no pain
  • Loose orthodontic wires



Call your usual dental practice for advice first

  • Facial swelling extending to eye or neck.
  • Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins solid pressure with gauze/clean hankie. A small amount of oozing is normal, just like if you had a grazed knee.
  • Bleeding due to trauma.
  • Trauma resulting in a tooth being knocked out of the socket, or a large fracture resulting from trauma and causing severe pain.
  • Significant toothache preventing sleep or eating, associated with significant swelling, or fever that cannot be managed with painkillers.




Straight to A&E

  • Facial swelling affecting vision or breathing preventing mouth opening more than 2 fingers width.
  • Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting


#StayHomeStaySafe - Advice from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

At 1pm on Wednesday 1 April, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be live streaming safety advice, along with colleagues from North Yorkshire County Council.

Find out how to keep yourself and your family safe whilst staying at home and saving lives. The broadcast will also include advice for businesses.

Watch LIVE on YouTube:


Sent on behalf of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

 North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.


Please be considerate when walking dogs on footpaths around the fields around the village. Do not let your dogs run around off-lead, damaging crops. Stick to the designated footpaths and keep dogs under control - some walkers are making circuits around the fields- which are private property.
We are very lucky to have so many footpaths close to the village, especially during the current restrictions, so please respect our local farmers too.


Keeping our sewers blockage free: We know it's been really hard to get hold of toilet roll, but it's more important than ever that everyone remembers not to flush wipes and kitchen roll down their toilet.

Please only flush the three Ps - that's pee, poo and (toilet) paper - to help us keep the sewers flowing and stop blockages from forming, which can then cause sewage to back up in people's homes and gardens.


The new recycling collection scheme in our district starts next week. It means the whole of the district will have refuse bins collected next week – not recycling wheelie bins. Recycling will be collected the following week, from the new blue and brown wheelie bins. Some collection days are also changing.

 We’d like your help to make sure residents put out the right bins. Collection information can be found on our website:


 Please share this website link with your community contacts, on any websites you have and with any community groups. There are Facebook posts about the service changes on our Facebook page - @selbydc. Please feel free to share these too.


 Due to the current coronavirus emergency situation the plans for the old recycling box take back scheme is currently on hold. We’re sorry if this causes an inconvenience but we are prioritising waste and recycling collections at this time.


 Some residents may have requested larger or smaller bins. This swap out may take place later in the year now, as we redeploy staff to keep the frontline collection services running.


 Thank you for your help and support sharing this important information at this difficult time. If you have any questions please email



The Economic Crime Unit at North Yorkshire Police receive regular updates from Action Fraud, The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, National Trading Standards and other organisations highlighting new scams we are seeing which are preying on resident's fear in the wake of the corona virus pandemic. I would draw your attention to a press release from National Trading Standards which summarises the current scams we are seeing ( ). I have also attached a postcard from National Trading Standards which is a handy easy reference guide for you to print off or to circulate amongst your family and friends.

I would encourage readers of this email to visit the 'Friends Against Scams'   website where you can sign up to become a Friend Against Scams. It is an online training session which will take around 20 minutes to complete. It will raise your awareness of fraud and give you valuable tips and tools to prevent you becoming a victim.

In addition I am doing a Facebook Live session tomorrow on the North Yorkshire Police Facebook page to advice residents as to the latest scams we are seeing here in North Yorkshire and how to stay safe. This will start at 4pm Thursday 26th March and I understand this is the first one of its kind by North Yorkshire Police. I hope you can watch.

Stay safe.

Andy Fox

Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer

Economic Crime Unit, North Yorkshire Police


In line with the Government order to close  'communal places within parks includint playgrounds and outdoor gyms', all of the play equipment and the outdoor gym are not to be used.

The park will remain open (until further guidance is provided) for residents to use the open areas for exercise ie a walk or a run.

Social distancing guidance must be observed, including appropriate spacing and stopping all public gatherings of more than two people (exception being a group of people who live together).

Please oberve the guidance,as we are more liklley to be able to keep the park open for the limited but beneficial activities if everyone complies.

At 1.30pm today (Tuesday 24 March), the Public Accountability Meeting will focus on North Yorkshire’s reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic. CLICK TO WATCH

Lisa Winward, Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, Andrew Brodie, Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner have issued the following statement on new measures to stop spread of Coronavirus

“It is our job to keep North Yorkshire safe and we can only do that if you follow the instruction to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

“We know the vast majority of you have already been taking action to stop the spread of Coronavirus, and we thank you for those efforts. But some have not – and the crowds we saw in some parts of North Yorkshire this weekend illustrated that all too clearly.

“Now there is no ambiguity, there can be no question – if you do not need to be outside for an essential reason, to buy food or medicine or to exercise once a day, you must stay at home.

“Anyone who thinks this does not apply to them is putting lives at risk. North Yorkshire Police will use all powers we have to stop that, to keep us all safe and to ultimately save lives.

“Our emergency services will be here to protect you throughout this national emergency. We know these are unsettling times. They are unprecedented times. But across North Yorkshire we stand together, and together we’ll get through it.”

·         At 1.30pm today (Tuesday 24 March), the Public Accountability Meeting will focus on North Yorkshire’s reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic. CLICK TO WATCH

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.


In line with the most recent Government directive below, to avoid the spead of coronavirus, Riccall Park and the Community Library are now closed until further notice.

'To ensure compliance with the Government’s instruction to stay at home, we will immediately:

  • close all shops selling non-essential goods,​ including clothing and electronic stores and other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship;
  • we will stop all gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with;'


The Jubilee playing field and woodland walk currently remain open for exercise but people are not allowed to gather in groups. Social distancing rules apply- keep at least 2 metres distance from anyone else.

Please be aware that the advice is: ' If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.'

This website will be updated with further information as relevent.

SELBY DC Coronavirus - front line services update

We’re making some changes to our front-line services. This is to protect customers and staff, in line with the latest government guidance around dealing with Coronavirus.

We’re working closely with our NHS colleagues, and other public sector organisations, to ensure that we can continue to support and help residents and businesses in our district.

We appreciate this is an extremely difficult time for everyone. The scale of the effects of this pandemic are being assessed each day for our district. Our plans are being updated constantly to deal with the emerging situation as it happens.

These changes will allow us to continue to deliver essential services and deploy staff where they are needed, whilst keeping residents safe and supported.

Customer contact centre

Our customer contact centre remains closed for walk-in visits – this includes face-to-face appointments for Planning Surgeries and Housing Options surgeries. These will be replaced by specific appointments for priority customers. Where possible, customer enquiries will be by phone but for homeless customers some face to face meetings may still be required. There is no walk-in service at the Civic Centre.


Community centres

Community Centres are closed for day-to-day use, including laundries.  Sheltered housing schemes have closed communal areas.


Housing services

Housing tenancy services have stopped all non-essential home visits and have limited visits to essential tenancy contact sign-ups and viewings, with a delay until a property is completed. Tenancy transfers applications are on hold until the emergency situation ends.


Where these essential face to face visits, meetings and appointments are going ahead there’ll be hygiene measures in place to reduce any risk to staff and residents.


We have around 900 tenants who are in vulnerable groups.  We’re contacting them directly to let them now about these changes and to share the help that is available to them.


Our housing repairs team is carrying out emergency repairs only and our contractors are continuing to carry out gas and electrical inspection and servicing.  These teams will check with tenants they are not isolating or have symptoms.


Recycling services

The proposed box takeback scheme for the old recycling boxes is on hold.  The new wheelie bin service will begin as planned at the start of April.


Lifeline support service

The Lifeline team has suspended home visits but will contact customers by telephone and also offer help with shopping and prescriptions (charged at normal rate). The Ryecare out-of-hours service will prioritise essential calls.


Regulatory visits

All environmental health, enforcement, rent and anti-social behaviour inspections and visits will stop apart from emergencies.  Revenue and benefits appointments will take place over the phone and property inspector visits will be limited.  



I have been made aware of a number of new scams exploiting peoples fear over the Corona virus. 

The scams take several forms which include (so far):

·        Messages claiming to be from HMRC offering a tax refund due to changes in the law around Covid-19, recipients have to click a link which takes them to a fraudulent website

·        Messages claiming to be from the Center for Disease Control or from the World Health Organisation. These messages offer the recipient the chance to view a list of confirmed cases within their local area by clicking on a link and making a Bitcoin payment.

·        Emails claiming to be from a virologist sending an attached document with instructions on how to avoid the Coronavirus. The attachment is malicious.

·        Fraudulent online sales of masks and hand sanitiser which never materialise. If an online shopping offer looks too good to be true, then it probably is.

Please do not click on links or open attachments and take time to check that the email is from a legitimate source. Please be aware that fraudsters go to great lengths to make their communications with you look genuine.  

As Covid-19 continues to spread, fraudsters are likely to continue using the anxiety it generates to trick people out of their personal data and hard -earned money. You can find more information about the scams listed above online. The BBC have summarised these scams in this article

More than ever, as a community you need to be aware of those in your locality who are elderly, live alone and who are vulnerable. Please look after and support each other

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.

Links and attachments:  North Yorkshire Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust, we will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

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:

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