NEWS and EVENTS
POLICE COMMUNITY MESSAGES and REPORTS
1st May - report of criminal damage was received when a stone was thrown by a young child at a passing car on York Road which caused damage to the windscreen. The child was identified and the matter resolved. 10th May - a garage door tampered with on Sycamore Road but nothing stolen. Please lock and secure garages and outbuildings whenever possible. 17th May - report of youths at the rear of Barlby Library acting suspiciously. Officers attended and no youths were located. 14th June - 19 year old male on A19, stopped and searched, found to be in possession of a 6 inch knife and arrested. 24th June - VW Golf stopped near Riverside Avenue, found to be uninsured, seized and towed away. The driver will receive a fine, points on their licence and have to pay recovery and storage costs.
May 3rd - report of a male trying to break into a container on Moor Lane, Police attended and the person was acting lawfully. Please continue to report suspicious behaviour, the Police would rather attend and find that all is in order than discover a theft the next day. 22nd May a vehicle in South Duffield Road had a tyre slashed. There has been an increase in reports of tyre damage in Barlby and Osgodby and the investigation is ongoing.
6th May - report of quad bikes on Recreation Road. 8th and 9th May - off road bikes in the Carr Lane area. Officers did attend these locations but no bikes were located. 21st May - 2 tyres on a parked vehicle in Thomas Street were damaged.26th May - youths stopped in Bungalow Road Play Area, one male was found to be in possession of cannabis which was seized and he will be dealt with for the offence.
If you have any information on crimes please contact the Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
FAKE BANK CALLS
Fraudsters can make any number they dial from appear on the recipient's phone as a number of their choice such as your bank or the Police. This may convince people that the calls are genuine. Read more about how you can protect yourself at : www.northyorkshirepolice.uk/news/how-do-you-know-a-caller-is-who-they-claim-to-be/
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.
THE GREAT YORKSHIRE VEG OFF !
This is a County-wide competition for best village, best street, best school and best community group (includes allotments). The competition is free to enter and aims to encourage families and communities to grow fruit and vegetables which will cut food bills and be good for the environment.
To enter - simply send your photos, stories and information. The competition runs until 30th September with the winners being announced at the end of October.
To register your interest and take part go to : www.letslookafterourplanet.com
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
Finkle Street, Micklegate and New Street, SELBY 1st June 2020 to 30th November 2021
To facilitate pedestrianisation for social distancing
For more information on closures and diversions please go to : www.northyorks.gov.uk
BARLBY LIBRARY and COMMUNITY HUB
EVENTS, COFFEE AFTERNOONS and BOOK CLUB.
Please check on the website, the Library Facebook page or phone the Town Council before attending any events, as the Library is currently closed for re-furbishment and re-opening is dependent on Government health advice.
Held on the second Tuesday of each Month from 2.30 - 4.30 p.m. at Barlby Library and Community Hub.
Teas, coffee and cake. Drop in for a chat with friends and family. All welcome.
BOOK CLUB - Next one to be confirmed
Held on the first Tuesday of each Month at 6.30 p.m. A small subscription is payable to cover expenses.
Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (afternoons) of each Month.
EX FORCES SUPPORT
This is a new project that makes free support available to ex-members of the armed forces, aged over 65. The Energy Doctor (Kate Urwin) can make home energy visits to help with utility bills and heating and other partners are offering a range of activities and days out. To date there have been nearly £10,000 savings on utility bills.
To find out more about the project or to refer a veteran for support you can call Community First Yorkshire on 01904 704 177 or contact the Energy Doctor on 07738 818391.
Please note : This project finishes in 2020
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 Reception.
BARLBY LIBRARY REFURBISHMENT CONTRACT
The details of the proposed works can be found on the contracts finder website:
The bids period has now closed.