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Bogus Caller and Scam Warning For Selby Residents

Bogus Caller and Scam Warning For Selby Residents

Police in Selby are urging residents to be vigilant after reports of cold callers and scams targeting vulnerable and older people.  Officers in the district are concerned about increasing numbers of people receiving unwanted doorstep traders and telephone scams.

Groups of people selling household wares have been active in communities on the outskirts of the district, such as Camblesforth, South Milford, Sherburn, Monk Fryston and Tadcaster. On occasions, they can become aggressive when challenged.
There have also been several reports of suspicious activity involving people calling at properties and offering to buy the motorhome parked outside – even if they are not for sale.
Cold calling or door-to-door trading is not an offence itself and there are legitimate individuals who conduct business in this way, but they must hold a pedlar’s licence.
You do not have to buy anything from or sell anything to a doorstep caller, and should never feel pressured into doing so.

PC Dave White, of the Safer Selby Hub, said: “The actions of rogue traders, bogus callers and distraction burglars can have a serious, long-lasting impact on victims, affecting their confidence and in some cases, their physical and mental health.
“I’d like to urge everyone in Selby to do their bit to help protect vulnerable people from these unscrupulous criminals. Look out for suspicious activity in your community, and check in with friends or family who might be at risk of falling victim to bogus callers or scammers.
“Always remember that you aren’t obliged to buy items or services from doorstep callers. Don’t let anyone pressure you or confuse you. If you’re not sure who is at your door, don’t open it. You could also phone a nearby friend or neighbour to help check the caller before you open the door to them.”

To reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bogus callers, remember the following four steps:
Lock all doors – even when you are at home, stop before you open the door, ask them who they are
Chain – always use a door chain or spy hole
Check – Not sure who they are? Don’t open the door!

People should report cases of rogue traders or uninvited doorstep callers to Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.
If you have information about suspected bogus callers or distraction burglars, call North Yorkshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the national charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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New ‘Shining Star’ community recognition awards launched by Selby District Council

New ‘Shining Star’ community recognition awards launched by Selby District Council

The fantastic work and support by residents will be recognised with Selby District Council’s new community recognition awards.

Nominations are now open for the Selby District Shining Star Community Awards 2020. Residents from the Selby district are invited to say thank you and nominate the people or organisations that they feel have gone above and beyond to support their communities through the difficulties of 2020.

Selby District Council’s Head of Community, Partnerships and Customers, Angela Crossland explained, “I like so many others in our district saw so many people going above and beyond to support those around them during the Covid pandemic.

“We’ve seen groups springing up to help those around them. There have been prescriptions collected, shielding people supported, shopping delivered, and support offered in many different ways. Throughout the ups and downs of the last 12 months our community has rallied round those who have struggled.

“The community spirit we’ve seen has been a beacon of hope and will, I’m sure, have inspired many to join that volunteering effort and help where help is needed.

“These awards are one small way that residents can say thank you to a person or an organisation that has supported residents.”

Nominations can be made online through the Selby District Council website ( and you can also send your nomination by post to Selby District Shining Awards, CPC team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.

 Voting will open from 26 April 2021 and remain open for five weeks. Nominations will be shortlisted before being reviewed by a panel of judge’s representative to local community groups, Selby College and Selby District Council. Winners will be announced at the end of June 2021.

The panel will judge five categories of nominations with each category having three winners – Gold, Silver and Bronze.


                                                        Nomination Categories


Ø  Volunteer of the Year Award (18 years plus)

o   For an individual who has given their time freely and unselfishly for the benefit of their community

Ø  Inspiring Young Star Awards (under 18 years)

o   For an individual young person who shown the best positive example to their community in 2020

Ø  Shining star through the Pandemic Award

o   For an individual who has overcome the challenges of the pandemic and made a difference to your local community

Ø  Volunteer Group of the Year Award

o   For a local volunteer Group that has helped your community in 2020

Ø  Local Business Making a Difference Award

o   For a local business that has made a difference to your community in 2020


Individuals Category Awards - Gold £100 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £50, Bronze £25 Monetary as One4all vouchers


Volunteer Group of the Year Award - Gold £200 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers


Business Making a Difference Award Gold £200 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers


All winners per category will also receive a celebratory Selby Shines pin badge and a framed achievement certificate.

Voting safely in the forthcoming elections

On Thursday 6 May residents in the Selby district will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them. Elections will take place for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. There will also be by-elections for the Camblesforth and Carlton district ward and for Church Fenton Parish Council.

For those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May. Voters are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:

·         Wearing a face covering

·         Bringing their own pen or pencil

·         Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station

·         Keeping a safe distance

Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate.

Janet Waggott, Police Area Returning Officer (PARO), said: “The elections are very important – they’re an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who is elected to these organisations and wards.

“We’re putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station; you can expect many of the measures you’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks. Residents should be reassured that voting in these elections will take place in a Covid-safe environment.”

Residents can visit the FAQ page on the website at to find out more about the elections on 6 May.  

There are provisions in place to apply for an emergency proxy vote if required because of work, medial or reasons relating to Covid-19. You should contact the Electoral Registration Team if this applies to you – by calling 01757 705101 or by emailing

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Application numbers in the Selby District area are low, so any groups applying stand a very good chance of being successful at the moment, so please do encourage groups to apply.  There is an emphasis on food poverty too.

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IDAS - Stalking Awareness Week



Our latest newsletter highlights National Stalking Awareness Week and the webinar being run by our Barnsley team at 10 am tomorrow (21st April) morning. We have also provided a summary of the progress of the DA Bill. We are planning a series of webinars to look at the Bill in more depth and examine what it means for both policy and practice. Please do click on the link to sign up to the webinar on Stalking and Harassment. Dates for our DA Bill webinars will be released in our next newsletter.


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Take a look at the newsletter on the link below and please do subscribe to ensure that you are updated with the latest news from IDAS.

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 We would be grateful for your support sharing our social media posts about Stalking. It is a misunderstood crime with people misinterpreting perpetrator’s behaviours as romantic or dismissing victims concerns. In 75% of cases where a woman was murdered stalking had been reported in the 12 months prior to their death. This rises to 85% where the woman was killed by an intimate partner.


Please do use the resources that we have provided in our shared folder for your own social media feeds to raise awareness of stalking and please do tag us in your posts.


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 Finally, we would be very grateful for your support and participation in our main fundraiser, the IDAS Big Yorkshire Tour. The virtual event has been designed to include everyone, you set the distance and the way that you want to cover it and take part throughout the month of July. You can be as creative as you like, the more fun the better. Last year teams took part on space hoppers, on hang gliders and on kayaks, as well as those who clocked up the miles on dog walks, running or cycling the distance. Sign up today!

Many thanks for your continued support.


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