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NYCC - Inspiration for Change - Believing in Parents

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WEA Local courses starting September 2020

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WEA Autumn 2020 courses

ALSS Sort out your skills - July and August 2020

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner - Public encouraged to get involved in Commissioner’s Public Accountability meeting – 28 July 2020

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is asking for people to get involved in her next monthly public accountability meeting, live from 1330 Tuesday 28 July. 

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 28 August, will start at 1.30pm and will focus on: 

  • Fire: Progress against the Fire and Rescue Plan: ‘Effective engagement’ Fire and Rescue Plan – page 9
    To increase trust and public confidence in our Service, involving, engaging and consulting our communities on the services we provide and delivering the best possible service
  • Police: Progress against the Police and Crime Plan: ‘Enhancing the Customer Experience’
    We will embed an outward-facing perspective to guide all our endeavours, providing an exemplary service that exceeds expectations, whether that be in serving the public, shaping the organisation or working with colleagues and partners. 

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 topic:

  • 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

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:



Selby District AVS - update 24 July

National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The National Lottery Covid funding programme is going to close soon so if you want to apply you need to get your skates on.  Sounds as though money going fast so you are looking at 2 – 3 weeks to apply I think.  Get in touch with Ellen Cross who covers York, Craven and Selby. Email in the first instance to discuss.

The programme is about supporting covid-19 related activity but funding can support organisations that are currently struggling to meet demand or have lost income as a result of Covid.  Focus is on smaller or mid-size charities etc but they will look at larger.

PROW - between Station Road and Main Street

PROW 11 - between Station Road and Main Street.
The repairs have been carried out by NYCC and the path is now open.

Escrick Quarry - Planning Committee meeting 30th July 2020


Planning application for 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 land adjacent to and to the west and north of the current Escrick Quarry to the south west of Escrick, North Yorkshire, YO19 6ED


The above planning application has been listed on the agenda for the meeting of the Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee scheduled for 30th July 2020.

Pursuant to The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, this meeting will be held using video conferencing.

The live broadcast of this meeting will start when the meeting commences at 10am. Members of the press and public who would like to view it can do so via the County Council’s website. For help and support in accessing the meeting, please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for the meeting (Steve Loach Tel: 01609 532216 or e-mail The agenda and report can be accessed here from Thursday 23rd July 2020:

Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice (including the text of the question/statement) to Steve Loach of Democratic Services (contact details above) by midday on Monday 27th

July 2020.




Theft of tools from van - Skipwith Common nature reserve car park - King Rudding Lane

Between 13:15hrs and 13:45hrson 21/07/20 a number of tools were stolen from the rear of a white ford transit connect van.

The van was parked in Skipwith Common nature reserve carpark on King Rudding Lane, Riccall.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been visiting the nature reserve between these times that may have any information that could assist with our enquiries in relation to this theft, to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 ref NYP-21072020-0269 

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:

Thefts of tools in the area. Security advice

Due to a number of reports of tools stolen from vans, buildings, sites and outbuildings in the Selby district over the last couple of days. Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team are appealing to everyone to review security and storage of your tools to prevent further thefts. Please consider the following measures:

  • Use CCTV around the area the tools are stored
  • Alarm buildings and vans
  • Keep receipts, pictures and an inventory of your cargo and tools
  • Mark your tools so they are identifiable by engraving your postcode or house name/number, or paint them to make them unique and harder to sell on
  • use advanced locks on outbuildings, vans and storage boxes
  • use security storage boxes in vans and outbuildings 
  • If you do need to leave your tools in your van, try and park close to a wall and back up against a garage door or another vehicle



Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to North Yorkshire Police

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:


Citizens Advice Selby - opening times and numbers

Selby District AVS - update 16 July

Pete in Touch 16 is ready to view on YouTube at BraytonParishSelby or just search Pete in Touch on YouTube 😊

It’s the last one for the summer, but we’ll will return in Sept!

Take care, everyone

Rev Pete

Working with People - training, support, work experience

Selby District AVS - update 15 July

Working with People' course - Selby

Are you currently unemployed but interested in a future role working with people? 

If so, join us on our free course starting on 9th September, 9.30am to 1pm, at Community House, Selby. We can offer 6-half day training sessions in a small group, one-to-one practical support and work experience opportunities in community settings (government guidelines permitting). We will cover topics such as communication methods, engaging with different types of people, reading body language, ensuring good quality service provision, exploring roles within the care, advice and service sectors, addressing skills gaps and exploring future learning and work placement opportunities. For more information please contact Kate: or 07738 818391


National Railway Museum - We're opening again!

We can't wait to welcome you back to our museum from Tuesday 4 August 2020. We've been working hard to provide safe, clean spaces for you to enjoy in the museum you know and love.

Some things about your visit will be different to before and we are asking visitors to help keep our museums safe by following a few guidelines. Check out our visit page for more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit.

To manage visitor numbers we are introducing free, timed and guided routes around the museum to ensure you have a relaxed visit and can maintain social distancing.

To enter the museum you will need to book a free museum admission ticket online in advance. When booking you will be able to add extras including food and Mallard Experience tickets. You won’t be able to get in without a free museum admission ticket.

Tickets will go on sale for the National Railway Museum on Monday 20 July 2020. We will email you when they're


At this challenging time, please consider supporting our work by giving a donation. It's with your help that we can keep our museum open for everyone to enjoy.   



Dear theatregoer,


York Theatre Royal - We need your help


As the government eases the Covid-19 restrictions, we are planning when and how we might be able to safely re-open the theatre.


To help us do that, we are asking you to answer some important questions. It will take about 10-15 minutes of your time. Every answer you give will shape our re-opening plans.


To take part, simply click on the link below.


Thank you for your help.







Selby District AVS - update 13 July

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