Posted Mon, Dec 19th 2011, 20:33
Riccall Snow Patrol has been created after the Parish Council appealed for volunteers in the latest edition of the Riccall Beacon. Twenty five local residents came forward to offer their services for snow clearance and gritting within Riccall. RPC has now provided each volunteer with a snow shovel, high visibility wear and gloves and they work as needed to try and keep the central community footpaths as accessible as is possible during the Winter months.
The Council is really thankful to these volunteers for giving their own time and efforts to do something really positive for Riccall and to help all members of the community, particularly those that are more vulnerable. The scheme will be trialled this year, with a feedback meeting in the spring. If you have comments to make, we are always happy to hear them.
Posted Mon, Dec 19th 2011, 20:14
The national non-emergency number 101 came to North Yorkshire Police on 12th December 2011 and replaces the 0845 60 60 24 7 number. Whilst 999 is a well recognised number used to report emergencies, the 2010 British Crime Survey found that only 54% of the public knew how to contact their local police if they wanted to talk to them about policing, crime or anti-social behaviour.
The introduction of the 101 number will offer the public one easy way to contact their local Police force.
The benefits of this new number include:
Calls from landlines and mobile networks cost 15pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long you are on the phone.
101 is available 24 hrs a day
When you call 101, you will be able to speak to the force control room via the automated switchboard and information will be acted upon as quickly as possible.
Posted Mon, Dec 19th 2011, 14:42
Negotiations are currently taking place between NY Library service, Riccall Parish Council and the Regen Centre to try and provide a small library for Riccall. Likely to house around 150 books, the library would be run by volunteers and would open limited hours within the Centre. Watch this space for further news and updates...
Posted Mon, Dec 19th 2011, 12:18
Riccall Parish Council welcomes Mark Nuttall who will join us in January. Mark brings lots of experience to the Council and is interested in seeing the community develop as far as is possible. His profile will be added to the site shortly.