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North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is asking for people to get involved in her next monthly public accountability meeting

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

The meeting on Tuesday 30 June, will start at 1.30pm and will focus on:

·        Fire: Progress against the Fire and Rescue Plan: ‘Realising our potential’ Fire and Rescue Plan – page 8
We will create an inclusive work environment and a positive, supporting culture where we provide our people with the equipment, IT, training, skills, and capacity to effectively prevent and respond to incidents

·        Police: Progress against the Police and Crime Plan: ‘Reinforcing local policing
We will equip our people with the technology, skills, capacity and personal support to prevent and tackle crime and reduce demand.

As well as watching the live broadcast, the public are also invited to ask their questions 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:

  • 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

Working with People - training at Community House, Selby

Selby District AVS - update 25 June

Selby District AVS - update 24 June

Please see link to video that is on the North Yorkshire Police website that has been put together by the Domestic Abuse Multi agency partnership for Safeguarding week and includes presentations from Chief Inspector Al Westcott (NYP), Carmel Offord (IDAS), Odette Robson (NYCC Head Of Safer Communities), Jane Mowatt (CYC Head of Community Safety) and Wendy Green (Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire) on how the Police and Partners are working together to safeguard victims of abuse.  This includes information on the support that is available and how to contact relevant services.


Safeguarding Week 2020 - How the police and partners work together to safeguard victims of domestic abuse - North Yorkshire Police | North Yorkshire Police



Gas safety during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE has published guidance for landlords, gas engineers and clinically vulnerable (shielded) tenants.

HSE has published information on gas safety with an overview of our guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for:

  • landlords
  • registered gas engineers 
  • clinically vulnerable (shielded) tenants 

For further the latest information and advice on the coronavirus outbreak visit our website.


NYCC bulletin - 24 June

PROW - between Station Road and Main Street

The Public Right of Way (PROW) that runs between Station Road and Main Street is the responsibility of  NYCC.  Officers have not been on site visits due to restrictions, but the progress made has been reported to NYCC . They are assessing the site and have to replace the damaged fencing and it is likely that another Closure Notice will be served to cover the period for the work to be carried out . The timing has been unfortunate but hopefully back on track now and we will keep posting any updates on our website and the Riccall Park facebook page, which we are currently using for current issues.

NYCC Planning application - Escrick Quarry

The Committee meeting date for the application below is in July (exact date to be confirmed). 

Residents have the opportunity to put comment in if they wish.

Further details will be publicised in due course.

Consultation on planning application for the purposes of the proposed new quarry to extract approximately 6 million tonnes of clay by 2053 and restoration of the site to agriculture and nature conservation with the importation of up to 2.67 million tonnes of inert materials together with the construction of new internal site access haul road, site compound, car park, site office, wheel washing facility, security fencing and gates and the construction of a temporary bridge crossing over the National Route 65 of the National Cycle Network on land at land adjacent to and to the west and north of the current Escrick Quarry to the south west of Escrick, North Yorkshire, YO19 6ED

(please use the following planning application reference number NY/2019/0136/ENV)

Selby District AVS - update 19 June

Sheilding Guidance and FAQ

Planned road closure notification - Common Road Skipwith

PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 25903 Common Road Skipwith                                           

The Closure will be in place for a period of 5 days between 20th July 2020 and 24th July 2020

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

North Yorkshire County Council

Selby Virtual Events Poster

NYCC newsletter - 17 June

Department for Work and Pensions - Coronavirus - rescources, funding and information

Selby District AVS - update 17 June

Woodmeadow Trust Summer Newsletter

We are delighted to announce that our Meadow Safari Day will take place on Sunday 26 July at Three Hagges Woodmeadow.  We have a fantastic line up of pre-bookable 'Meadow Safaris' which include 'Snakes in the Grass', 'Tales in the Woodmeadow', 'Meadow Safari', 'Beauty and the Mini Beasts' and a 'Butterfly Safari'.  We have designed this event with your safety in mind and each 'Meadow Safari' will consist of a maximum of six people and social distancing will be in place.  For further details click this link.

Now is a great time to visit Three Hagges Woodmeadow to see the beautiful wildflowers and grasses.  If you are planning a visit then download our Summer Wildflower and Grasses Spotter Sheet and see how many species you can spot.  It is also a great time to grab your pencils and paper and spend an hour or two drawing one of the wildflowers and enter our Wildflower Drawing Competition which is open to all ages.

Rosalind Forbes Adam, Project Leader and Trustee was recently interviewed by David Oaks from Trees a Crowd and you can hear her insightful interview about the creation of Three Hagges Woodmeadow and the Woodmeadow Trust by clicking on this link.

This weekend Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are on a mission to discover how many different wildlife species we can collectively record from our Yorkshire homes in just 24 hours. Sign up now to take part in the Great Yorkshire Creature Count.

Events at Three Hagges Woodmeadow


SEISS webinar dates

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been introduced to help the self-employed (including members of business partnerships) through this period of disruption.

The scheme has been extended. If you’re eligible for the second and final grant, and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14‌‌ July 2020, you’ll be able to make a claim in August 2020.

More information about how to claim the second grant will be published in due course.

If you have not yet submitted a claim for the first grant or would like to find out more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), you can join one of our live webinars.

Choose a date and time

The webinar takes you through the aim of the scheme, who can apply, how much you may be entitled to, how to apply for the first grant and what happens after you’ve applied.

Demand for this webinar has been exceptional, so we’ve added even more dates for our customers.

You can ask questions during this interactive webinar using the on-screen text box.

We’ll endeavour to bring you the most up-to-date information to keep you fully informed of changes as they develop.

Get help. Protect your business. Save jobs.

Events at Three Hagges Woodmeadow



Selby District AVS update 16 June

 It's Learning Disability Week

The importance of friendships during lockdown

This week (15 to 21 June) is Learning Disability Week and it is all about the importance of friendships during lockdown.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been living in lockdown. Many people with a learning disability have been unable to see their friends and families. But Natasha's story shows how people are finding new ways to keep in touch during this unusual time.

We want to celebrate the incredible friendships and connections that make up our #MencapFamily. Whether it's a friend you know from Mencap, a family member, a support worker or someone you support - we're asking you to give your #MencapFamily a shout out on social media.

There are lots of other ways you can take part:

Sign up for befriending

Befriending can help reduce the loneliness and isolation that lockdown has made worse for many people with a learning disability. Email to find out more.

Create a friendship flag

The pack includes how to make a friendship flag that shows all the things you like or miss about your friend. Then you can share this with your friend on a video call.

Learn 'friend' in Makaton

Take a look at the fantastic Lucinda and Nikki teaching Makaton for 'friend' to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020. Why not watch and see if you can do it too? 

Download our social media pack

If you use social media and want to spread the word about Learning Disability Week 2020 you may find our social media pack useful.

We also have Elizabeth from Carers UK as our expert all week on Mencap's online community. Please join us and ask any questions you have about being a carer.

Learning Disability Helpline 0808 808 1111

9am - 3pm Monday to Friday.

Learning Disability HelplineLearni

Learning Disability Helpline


0808 808 1111


9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

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