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NEWS and EVENTS   


POLICE COMMUNITY MESSAGES

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (Philip Allott) is launching a major consultation on priorities across North Yorkshire and York.  The 'Your Safety, Your Priorities, Your Plans' consultation runs from 16th August to 7th November. Thee are online surveys, focus groups and a 16 stop tour across North Yorkshire.

More details on the consultation, the draft plans and how you can have your say are available on www.tellphilip.co.uk. The documents are also available in a variety of accessible formats from the Commissioner's office on 01423 569 562, by Email info@northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk or write to The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST. 

Please report any local issues to Police on 101.  


SCAM CALLS

'Sling Your Hook' Campaign - to help you protect yourself against the increasing variety of scams that happen. To make scams more likely to work scammers imply that they're doing you a favour, or that everyone else is doing what they suggest, that you just do one little thing that will lead to more requests and that you need to act NOW. 

If something doesn't feel, seem look or sound right then stop and think before proceeding, don't be pressured into doing something that could be a scam. 


DIGITAL INCLUSION PROJECT

Lack of access to devices can be a problem for people, but there are several organisations (including Reboot North Yorkshire) that are encouraging residents to donate old technology so it can be refurbished and distributed to those in need. Anyone who would like to donate can find out more by visiting : www.rebootny.co.uk

Digital champions are also being trained so they can support people to set up Email addresses, access digital services and local history archives and use platforms such as Zoom to call loved ones. 

If you feel you could benefit from help, call the helpline : 0808 196 5883. There is no charge for this service.  


ROAD CLOSURES

For more information on closures and diversions go to : www.northyorks.gov.uk 


FLOOD WARNINGS

You can get Flood Warnings by phone, Email or text. 

Go to : www.Gov.uk/

environmentandcountryside/floodingandextremeweather/signupforfloodwarnings 

You will need to provide your address, phone number and Email

Or call Floodline on : 0345 988 1188


THE FUTURE of LOCAL GOVERNMENT in NORTH YORKSHIRE

The Government announced on 21st July 2021 that Councils in North Yorkshire will be re-organised to form a single Unitary Authority, covering a population of 618,000.

York remains as a separate Unitary Authority with a population of 211,000.

Elections will be held in May 2022 and the new North Yorkshire Council is planned to come into being in April 2023.   


PROPOSED SPECIAL (SEND) FREE SCHOOL

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) held a public meeting on 8th July 2019 in Osgodby Institute to outline plans for a SEND School in the Parish. 

For further information go to :

www.northyorks.gov.uk/proposed-special-free-school-selby

or contact : 01609 532122 


CHANGES TO SERVICE 4

Arriva made some changes to their services in the Selby area and one of these was the ending of the Service 4 in 2020, which served Osgodby, Cliffe and Hemingbrough. 

Barlby and Osgodby Town Council, Cliffe and Hemingbrough Parish Councils sponsored a 3 Month trial to assess the viability of the Service 4, with 2 buses a day (and return). As this was affected by lockdown restrictions, the viability of holding a further trial is to be considered.  


CITIZENS ADVICE

The quickest way to speak to an advisor on any issues is to use the Advice Line.  

Advice line             : 0808 278 7900

Consumer Service : 0808 223 1133

Universal Credit     : 0800 144 8 444     

Scams Action         :0808 250 5050   

Warm and Well      : 01609 767555


ENERGY RIGHTS

It's important to know your rights when it comes to energy. You can get free independent advice from Citizens Advice, they can help answer questions about your bills or meters, or if you're struggling to pay for the energy you use. The consumer helpline is : 0808 223 1133.


BARLBY LIBRARY and COMMUNITY HUB - Covid safe measures are still in place. 


BOOK CLUB - 1st Tuesday in each Month at 6.30 p.m.

This Month's book is 'The Thursday Murder Club' by Richard Osman.  


COFFEE AFTERNOON - 2nd Tuesday of each Month

Tea, coffee and cake.

Please contact the Library to book as places are limited until further notice. 

Please check on the website, the Library Facebook page or phone the Town Council for the status of any events. 


BARLBY and OSGODBY 'Yesterday and Today'
The book proved to be so popular that we SOLD OUT.

Due to popular demand the book has now been REPRINTED and is available to buy at £10.00 per copy. If you would like a copy - please call in to Barlby Library and Community Hub.

Download poster here.

The book was painstakingly compiled and presented to the Town Council by Mr Roland Chilvers.

Other local publications subject to availability. Please check with Library Reception.  


BARLBY LIBRARY REFURBISHMENT CONTRACT

The details of the proposed works can be found on the contracts finder website:

www.contractsfinder.service.co.uk

The bids period has now closed.