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NEWS and EVENTS   


THE FUTURE of LOCAL GOVERNMENT in NORTH YORKSHIRE

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL 

Residents of North Yorkshire are invited to give their views on proposed devolution (a single Unitary Authority for North Yorkshire) which would establish 28 Area Committees based on market Towns.

North Yorkshire County Council currently delivers services for Children and young people, Adult social care, Trading Standards, Core Libraries, Public Rights of Way and strategic highway services. 

To set out the choices, a short animation video has been produced which can be accessed at : www.northyorks.gov.uk/StrongerTogether. 

Comments can be submitted to StrongerTogether@northyorks.gov.uk. 

SELBY DISTRICT COUNCIL

The 7 District Councils are also drawing up proposals for an 'East/West' split creating 2 Unitary Authorities - one comprising Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby and York and another comprising Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate and Richmondshire. Selby District Council currently provides services such as Refuse collection, Environmental Health and Planning. 

To take part in a remote (Zoom) event go to : www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-change-right-for-the-community-and-voluntary-sector-tickets-119244516559. 


DRAX VIRTUAL CONSULTATION

There is a virtual public consultation until the end of August on the proposed Drax planning application for flue gas de-sulphurisation (FGD) Plant demolition and reconfiguration of biomass receipt, handling and storage. As Drax has moved towards using biomass, then full conversion of Units 1,2,3 and 4 there is no longer a need to operate the FGD system. Drax is also looking to expand its ability to receive and process biomass fuels. 

Go to : www.drax.com/VirtualConsultation 


PHONE BOX REMOVAL - CONSULTATION

Selby District Council is running a consultation on the proposed removal of a phone box at the following location : Junction of York Road and Northfield, Barlby. The consultation ends on the 2nd October.

For further information go to www.selby.gov.uk or : www.stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/uso/statement/removals.pdf


POLICE COMMUNITY MESSAGES and REPORTS 

Barlby

23rd July damage to a car and sign on Pastures Close. 23rd/24th July a house in Acorn Close was broken into and keys taken leading to a vehicle being stolen, an arrest has been made. 9th August a male was arrested following an incident at Wainhomes Playing Field. 12th August  travellers arrived at Hilltop school field. 15th August  a report of flytipping at Recreation Road. 18th August  report of a robbery on York Road when a group of youths took items from a male, numerous arrests have been made in connection with this incident.      

During August speed checks were carried out on the A19 and 21 people were caught speeding and attended a speed awareness course, 2 were issued with fines/penalty points.

Osgodby 

24th July a vehicle was stolen from Whitemoor Lane but later fond undamaged in Barlby.  

Barlby Bridge

If you have any information on crimes please contact the Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. 

Lifestyle Challenge Competition

The challenge is open to all 8 - 18 year olds living in North Yorkshire. To enter, you and up 6 friends think up a project then do it, based on one of the following :  

Volunteer Hero - fundraising for a charity or working for them

Community Challenge - help vulnerable people/raise awareness of mental health issues

Crime Buster - a project that prevents or reduces crime in your area 

Care and respect - help to stop bullying or hate crimes

Educating others - help to educate others about drug or alcohol abuse, missing persons or exploitation 

To find out more go to :

www.northyorkshirepolice.uk/what-we-do/public-campaigns/lifestyle/ 


CHANGES TO SERVICE 4

Arriva are making some changes to their services in the Selby area and one of these is the ending of the Service 4 on 31st August, which serves Osgodby, Cliffe and Hemingbrough.  NYCC are proposing that a Thornes Service from Holme on Spalding Moor can include pick ups at North Duffield, Hemingbrough, Cliffe, Osgodby and Barlby Wainhomes to Selby. The 7.50 a.m. service (at Hemingbrough) will run on School days. Two other services to Selby are planned being Mondays and Fridays at 10.00 a.m. (from Hemingbrough). 

From Selby services are planned on Mondays and Fridays at 10.20 a.m. 1.00 p.m. and 4.10 p.m. No service Saturdays and Sundays.  

Barlby and Osgodby Town Council, Cliffe and Hemingbrough Parish Councils are considering what other actions can be taken to preserve a service for local residents.   

See Home Page for a revised timetable. 


CITIZENS ADVICE

Open for emergencies Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Social distancing is being observed which will limit the number of people in the waiting area, so please call the advice line if you can to help keep the face to face service for those who need it most. 0300 3309 036

Advice line           : 0300 3309 036

Consumer Service : 0808 223 1133

Universal Credit    : 0800 144 8 444      

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.


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


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


ROAD CLOSURES 

Selby Bypass  (for a period of 41 days) between 23rd October and 2nd December 2020                                                                        

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 only partially reopened.  

COFFEE AFTERNOONS   

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. 

ANCESTRY CLASS

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:

www.contractsfinder.service.co.uk

The bids period has now closed.