NEWS and EVENTS
POLICE COMMUNITY MESSAGES
ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR - reports of youth smoking cannabis near Northfield and youth riding a modified cycle with engine near Hill Top School.
Please report any sightings to Police on 101.
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.
For more information on closures and diversions go to : www.northyorks.gov.uk
You can get Flood Warnings by phone, Email or text.
Go to : www.Gov.uk/
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
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.
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.
See Home Page for timetables
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
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
EVENTS, COFFEE AFTERNOONS and BOOK CLUB
- All currently suspended.
Please check on the website, the Library Facebook page or phone the Town Council for the status of any events, as the Library is currently closed.
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.
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.