NEWS and EVENTS
Starting next week (over a 10 week period) 80,000 new bins will be delivered to properties in the District before the new collections begin at the end of March/April.
Blue wheelie bin - glass, cans and plastics
Brown wheelie bin - paper and card
More information is available at :
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
ANCESTRY CLASS at Barlby Library and Community Hub
Please note : The class will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each Month not the 1st and 3rd as previously advertised.
For more information on closures and diversions please go to : www.northyorks.gov.uk
13th - 15th January York Road, Barlby
18th - 19th January Abbey Yard, Selby
The Cyber Helpline provides free, expert support for victims of cyber crime in the region. Using volunteer cyber security experts and a smart chatbot they provide free expert help to any member of the public 13 years old and older.
To see how this resource can help you visit : www.thecyberhelpline.com
DROP-IN COFFEE AFTERNOONS - Next one 14th January
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.
ISSUES RAISED AT MEETINGS
The following issues will be raised with relevant authorities/organisations :
SELBY DISTRICT TALKING NEWS
A free weekly recording of local news, in Selby and the surrounding area, (on a USB stick and with a box to enable users to play the stick) is available by Freepost to people unable to read the news due to loss of impairment of sight.
Please call the message line on 0844 811 8425 and leave your name, address and phone number. A team member will then contact you to make arrangements for you to receive Talking News.
AGE UK - Drop in Centre
At the Age UK Tea Room in Selby.
For more information or to book please phone 704115.
Age UK also operates a weekly door to door shopping service for Barlby residents. Picks up every Friday and visits Tesco and Morrisons.
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
Held on the 1st Tuesday of each Month from 6.30 p.m. at Barlby Library and Community Hub. A small subscription is payable to cover expenses.
Date of the next meeting to be confirmed.
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.
STREETLIGHT REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME
See Streetlights section for more details.
The Town Council is in the process of replacing old 'yellow' street lighting with brighter LED's following advice that parts for the old lights will soon be unavailable. The new lights also require less maintenance.
For a list of lights that belong to the Town Council please go to the Streetlights page.
SELBY GLOBE CINEMA - Screenings at Selby Town Hall
FORTHCOMING FILMS at Selby Town Hall (unless indicated otherwise)
Monday 20th at 7.30 p.m. Downton Abbey
Thursday 23rd at 10.30 a.m. Downton Abbey
For more information please contact Selby Globe Cinema on 708449 or visit www.selbyglobe.co.uk.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM MEETINGS
Eastern Area CEF Meeting dates are available on the Selby District Council website where the CEF's have their own dedicated page.
Funding is available for Community Groups. Applications must meet several objectives in the CDP, such as providing benefits for a group in the Eastern Area and also include a Community consultation.
Next meeting 22nd January at 7.00 p.m. Riccall Regen Centre
To download the application forms please go to : www.selby.gov.uk
BARLBY LIBRARY REFURBISHMENT CONTRACT
The details of the proposed works can be found on the contracts finder website:
The bids period has now closed.
SELBY and AREA
University of the 3rd Age (U3A) - Anyone interested in joining the U3A and trying one of the huge range of activities please contact Kay McSherry on 01757 241963 or Email : email@example.com