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Riccall Park - outdoor gym reopening 29 March

In accordance with the government's lifting of restrictions the outdoor gym will reopen from 29th March.
Please continue to follow Government advice regarding social distancing and hand sanitising.
• HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
• FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
• SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

Local Government Reorganisation

The Local Government Minister will soon decide on proposals to reorganise the structure of Local Government in this area.


 In all likelihood, it will mean that after May 2023 one Council will provide the all the services which are currently provided by Selby District Council and North Yorkshire County Council.


 If you haven’t already done so, you have until 19th April to reply to the consultation on the two competing proposals here:


The implications of this change are huge for our area, so it is important that you consider the proposals closely and reply to the consultation.



Car parking concerns in Riccall

The Parish Council has reported concerns raised about parking, both at the park and for the cycle track, to the Neighbourhood Policing Team and they will be patrolling these areas.
Any concerns can be reported by calling 101.
Thank you.

Riccall Community Library - reopening 12 April 2021

Variety of courses available








Media release SDC - residents and businesses praised on anniversary of first UK lockdown

The Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, has paid tribute to the way residents and businesses have responded to the Covid-19 crisis on the anniversary of the first UK lockdown.

Cllr Crane said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been very difficult for all of us. We have faced many challenges and, sadly, some have lost loved ones. On the anniversary of the lockdown it is important that we reflect on our losses and acknowledge the adversities we’ve lived through.

“The last year has seen a great many difficulties with deaths, lockdowns, exam cancellations and school closures affecting each and every one of us, with no-one left untouched by the pandemic.

“However, the residents of our district have shown remarkable resilience by coming together to support each other. We’ve seen residents shopping for neighbours, running errands and collecting prescriptions. New community support organisations have been set up and continue to run and support their communities today.

“It has been heartening to see many people commit to shopping locally and supporting their local business community as a response to the pandemic and I hope that continues in the future.

Selby District Council’s Chief Executive Janet Waggott added, “I’m very proud of the flexibility our residents have shown working in different ways to ensure services continue to be delivered to those who need them – in both the public and private sector.

“We’ve seen our business community reacting to the pandemic by adapting, working differently, moving online and changing their services, perhaps by delivering or offering click and collect. The way people have embraced virtual working and adapted to catching up online using video calling to keep in touch has been quite remarkable.

“I’m also really proud of the community spirit and partnership working between the faith, voluntary and community sectors which is still ongoing now. This has been vital to ensure we have been able to help and support each other at such a difficult time and throughout the various lockdowns.

“I think the residents and businesses of the Selby district should rightly be very proud of the way they as a community have reacted to this pandemic.”


Riccall Park works - update 22.03.2021


The work last week w/c, 15th March, has been completed, however there is more work to take place. We will update when we have dates the work is to be carried out.

Thank you.


Tadcaster Community Patchwork project - instructions & information

Because of the success of the Tadcaster Community Patchwork project, Tadcrafters CIC have been commissioned to create a district-wide patchwork with the help of the community, but we've only got until April 12th to get all the contributions in so we really need your help to get the word out! 

The project is specifically aimed at people who are experiencing the most social isolation and this is why your support would be particularly important, however, everyone in the district is invited to contribute squares to represent how each of us is part of the community; individually joining together, and connecting with each other to make support networks in our neighbourhoods, villages and towns. This is also an opportunity to have your own organisation represented for posterity. 

We would like people of all ages, to join in by making a 15cm/6” square that represents themselves, a loved-one, a feature or an organisation in Selby District. Contributions are best if sewn or painted onto fabric, but drawings and paper collages can be submitted too.  

For the creatively-challenged, easy-peasy kits are available from reception at Community House in Selby, and at The Barn in Tadcaster, or I can send some to you. 

Completed squares need to be handed in to Community House, Selby, Sherburn Old Girls School and also can be posted to The Barn, St. Joseph's Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9HA by the magical date of Monday 12th April

Please see the attached Ethos and Instructions sheets 

You'll find lots of inspiration on our website or Facebook/Twitter/Instagram posts #PatchOfTheDay

 Thank you

Tadcrafters community Interest Company

ALSS - Family History and IT courses for April

If you are interested in undertaking an IT course please see the details below. 

๐Ÿ—“Census 2021 - how can you tell if communication is genuine?

We know that scammers will take any opportunity to try and separate individuals from your money so ahead of the 2021 Census, here's some tips on how to tell genuine Census communications from fraudsters:
๐Ÿ“ฎYou will only ever be contacted for the Census by letter, unless you have arranged a call with the contact centre.
โœ…Your Census form will ask for personal information but will never ask for your national insurance number, passwords, bank account details, or your credit or debit card numbers.
๐Ÿ Census officers may visit to offer help if you’re yet to complete the questionnaire. They may also visit to make sure that everyone has been counted. They will identify themselves as being from the ONS and carry an official ID badge. Census staff will never ask to enter your property.
๐Ÿ•ฐCensus officers visit during the following times:
Monday to Saturday: 9am to 8pm
Sundays and bank holidays: 10am to 4pm
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:

Back Lane

Following consultation with NYCC Highways regarding Back Lane,  we have been informed that Back Lane was submitted to County Hall for carriageway and footway works last year, unfortunately we did not receive funding. Another bid will be made this year. Following inspection, officers repaired a few of the worst potholes and raised an order ready for April to repair the rest which have all been marked up.

Census 2021

Census day is almost upon us and the focus is now on completion of the form and ensuring our region has a high level of returns in order to ensure the correct level of funding for services and organisations over the next decade.

Currently, we are behind the national average in terms of return rates and this is something we need to turn around quickly.

Thanks for all your help and I remain very confident that Census 2021 will be a big success in our region!

Census Engagement Manager East Riding of Yorkshire & Selby

Office for National Statistics


Level 3 Qualifications

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Partner Traineeship

Love Where you Live Art Competition


Dear Friends, this week we are launching the ‘Love Where You Live’ Art and Design Competition!  


It's open to all ages and abilities, so this includes YOU, if you live in Selby.  


Please do share this with your friends and networks. 


Attached are the entry rules and a flyer.  


We are looking for original artwork that reflects the themes of “Our Space” and/or “Love Where You Live” and celebrates the creation of Our Space, the community-led building we are renovating on Flaxley Road. 


So, we want you to show us what YOU love about where you live, Selby – the people, places, sights and sounds.  

*HOW TO GET INVOLVED?๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“*  

1๏ธโƒฃ Read through the competition information and rules attached on this email.  

2๏ธโƒฃ Get your art on and start designing! Think creatively and use your skills, these designs might be around for a long time and possibly used in a future outdoor mural!  

3๏ธโƒฃMake sure your final design application fits on an A4 piece of paper and is submitted with your title, name, address and age, before the 12th April 2021!  

4๏ธโƒฃOnce you are finished and happy with your design, send this back via email to ๐Ÿ“ง or drop off at Community House, Selby, YO8 4QQ ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ“ 


We will pick our favourite designs and the winners will have their designs displayed, receive vouchers and arts and crafts packs!  

Check out the information sheet attached to find out more! ๐Ÿ‘€ 


So, get your art on and let your creative juices flow! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! ๐Ÿ™Œ 


 #SelbyBigLocal #LoveWhereYouLive #MakingOurSpace 

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