Notices - recent
Waste collection strike action disruption
published on 8th Jun 2023 (updated on 4th Jul 2023)
North Yorkshire Council have issued the following information regarding waste collections this week:
As we are on residual waste this week, resources have been redeployed to ensure that all of these rounds are completed as planned. This means that there are fewer garden waste rounds operating and we do anticipate some roll-over which may continue through the week.
Where there is rollover, residents will be advised to leave their green bin out and that it will be collected first thing the next day. We will be updating the website and social media throughout the day.
All commercial waste, street cleansing and grounds maintenance rounds have been deployed as scheduled.
Escrick Parish Magazine
published on 6th Jun 2023
The June edition of the Escrick Parish Magazine has been published online! Here is the link: EPM June 2023.
Safeguarding Week 19 – 23 June 2023
published on 25th May 2023
Sign up for your Safeguarding Week sessions: Safeguarding Week 19 – 23 June 2023
A virtual, online conference will take place between Monday 19th and Friday 23rd June to mark Safeguarding Week 2023.
‘Once again it is a real privilege to represent the work of the North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership as we stride towards safeguarding week commencing on the 19thh June through to the 23rd. This is a fantastic opportunity for our partnership to raise general awareness across a number of strategic priorities by providing a spread of events that span Community Safety, Prevent and Domestic Abuse during this week. This is an incredible opportunity for all to gain knowledge, confidence and skills in managing this key area that affects so many within our community.’
ACC Scott Bisset, Chair of North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership
In North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership are hosting a number of sessions in relation to Domestic Abuse and Prevent as outlined below:
Monday 19th June
- Motivating Behaviour Change in Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse 10am-12pm, this workshop will explore the work of domestic abuse perpetrator programmes, focussing on the journey of change, motivation, challenges, and looking at dual allegations within domestic abuse relationships.
- Raising Awareness of the CSAAS (Children's Sexual Abuse Assessment Service) 11am-12pm, this session will focus on the service’s pathways in cases for both paediatric acute and non-recent sexual abuse. In addition, focus on the importance and facilities available for children and young people who has disclosed non-recent sexual abuse and the support that can be provided at the SARC.
- Respect Session - to include CAPVA 1-2pm, this workshop will explore Child & Adolescent to Parent Violence & Abuse – looking at the prevalence of it, who experience it, how does it differ from adult to adult domestic abuse, what prevents people reporting it, what do we do when we have a family who are experience.
- The Whole Family Approach to Domestic Abuse 2-4pm, this workshop will explore multi-agency work contributing to a whole family approach to domestic abuse.
- Introduction to Prevent for Education Settings Twilight Session 4.30- 6pm, this session is aimed at those who work within education settings and provides an introduction to Prevent and will cover the threats/risks as outlined in the Counter Terrorism Local Profile (CTLP). It will explore websites, literature, signs and symbols to be aware of, the radicalisation process and also heightens awareness of those who are vulnerable to being drawn towards terrorism.
Tuesday 20th June
- HALO Safeguarding & Supporting Minoritised Women 9.30-11.30am, this session will explore the challenges and barriers to safeguarding Black and minoritised women and girls from diverse communities who are victims of domestic and sexual violence.
- Induction to Prevent (Pt 1) 10-11am, this awareness session will cover strategy and legislation, including CONTEST, Counter Terrorism and Security Act and Prevent Duty, giving detail of both the national counter terrorism threats and North Yorkshire and York context and risks, signs and symbols used by the Far Right and how to make a Prevent referral in North Yorkshire
Wednesday 21st June
- Domestic Abuse in Rural Communities 10-11am, this session will explore the barriers domestic abuse victims face in our rural communities. People often think that rural areas of North Yorkshire are safe and domestic abuse is within the cities and towns.
- Non-fatal Strangulation 1-2pm, presented jointly by North Yorkshire Police and IDAS, this session will explore Non-Fatal Strangulation, the recent change in legislation and link to Domestic Homicides.
Thursday 22nd June
- An Introduction to Specialist Domestic Abuse Pet Fostering Services 11am-12pm, a joint Pets Trust Freedom Project and Cats Protection presentation, this aims to give advice on the connection between pets and DA and how to make a referral into the fostering service.
- Domestic Abuse & The Family Courts: Reading Risk & Hearing Harm 1-2pm, this session will explore key issues surrounding domestic abuse and the family courts with a focus on the voices of victims.
Friday 23rd June
Vulnerability to Radicalisation (Pt 2) 10-11am, this session will cover in more detail the following areas, North Yorkshire and York context and risks, Radicalisation and vulnerability factors, Signs and Symbols for Far Right, Making a Prevent referral in NY, Case studies- role of Channel Panel.
For further information or to book onto the sessions outline above please visit:
There are many other fantastic sessions hosted by our partners and Partnerships from across North Yorkshire, City of York and East Riding – so do please see what is on offer as they are available to all.
The full programme of events is now open for viewing (see attached) and booking via https://safeguardingadults.co.uk/programme-of-events-23
published on 25th May 2023
North Yorkshire Community Awards is currently open and closes on the 5th June.
They are looking for residents to nominate people in the following categories:
- Best community group - Awarded to groups carrying out ongoing voluntary activity / activities in North Yorkshire.
- Volunteer of the year - Awarded to individual volunteers carrying out voluntary activity / activities in North Yorkshire.
- Caring for the environment - Awarded to groups who have demonstrated a commitment to delivering community-based initiatives that protect, restore, and enhance our natural environment, helping to tackle the causes and impacts of climate change or supporting nature to thrive.
Information about the awards and the submission form is found online here:
“Your Police Force, your say” - Commissioner Zoë to host online road safety meeting driven by interest from the public
published on 12th May 2023
On Thursday 25th May 2023, Police, Fire, and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe will host an online public meeting where she will scrutinise and hold the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police to account on behalf of the public's concerns.
Residents of York and North Yorkshire are invited to join the online public meeting which will include allotted time for the Commissioner to ask questions sent in by the public.
The topic for this meeting will centre on road safety and is the first in a series of public meetings between Commissioner Zoë and North Yorkshire Police that dives deeper into the areas of policing that the public want to hear about.
Questions relating to road safety are encouraged but questions for any area of policing and crime are welcome and should be submitted using the online form on the Commissioners website: https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/YourVoice/
The purpose of these regular online public meetings is to hold the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police to account for their delivery of the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, to ensure the force is achieving its objectives and generating positive outcomes in the interests of the public.
Commissioner Zoë says:
"My online public meetings offer updates for the public in areas of concern, whilst providing full transparency on how I act as Commissioner to ensure services are delivering what they should be to keep residents of York and North Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.
"It is within my role to be the voice of communities and to advocate for the people of North Yorkshire when challenging areas of policing. To do this, I need to hear from members of the public and so if you are a resident in our county, please send me your questions and tune in to watch them being answered. This is your police service, which needs your say.”
Commissioner Zoë would also like to remind residents of York and North Yorkshire to be respectful and considerate of others when sharing their thoughts or concerns.
The online public meeting will be streamed live on Thursday 25 May at 14:30 and can be accessed via:
· Commissioner’s website https://bit.ly/OPM-May-2023
· YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Vl-EHowLfUdwI3GN-wubw/live
· or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1985748441770374
The meeting will also be recorded and become available to watch on the same channels at the public's convenience.
For more information on this new series of online public meetings please visit the Commissioner’s website: https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/YourVoice/
Selby and Ainsty Area Constituency Committee meeting
published on 20th Apr 2023
Friday, 28 April 2023 at 10.00am at Selby
Civic Centre, Council Chamber, Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 9FT
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING
Contact email@example.com for a copy of the agenda.
published on 31st Mar 2023
North Yorkshire Council launched on 1 April replacing the eight councils currently providing district and county level services.
You will be able to contact the new council by phone on 0300 131 2 131 or apply, book and pay for services online and report problems 24/7 by visiting www.northyorks.gov.uk.
The council is the geographically largest council in England. It has been built with local at its heart and aims to be the most local, large council in the country. The same staff will provide the services that they deliver now, and you can still access support and services via your local council building. This includes a main office in each former district area which will continue to give advice and face-to-face expertise. In addition to this, many areas also have a local office – often a library – where you can obtain advice and assistance to access council services, and this will not change.
By making this change now, it gives North Yorkshire Council the best possible chance of protecting valued services at a time of exceptional financial pressures and high demand. Joining up services will allow the council to maximise spending power, meaning there is potential savings of between £30 million and £70 million which will then become annual savings. This money can be used to protect important local services at a critical time when everyone and every organisation is feeling the pressure.
The council will have a clear economic growth strategy that plays to the county’s strengths, such as green technologies and established industries like tourism, high-quality food and drink production, and agriculture. The new council will work at the heart of a mayoral-led combined authority, with the City of York, to promote the area as an outstanding location for inward investment and develop a seamless offer of business support. North Yorkshire Council will also work with the county’s six MPs to ensure we have a strong and consistent voice so that the Government understands the issues that affect our businesses and economy, and helps us to act on them. To find out more, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk
The new council - North Yorkshire Council launch
published on 27th Mar 2023
On 1 April, the county council and seven district and borough councils will become one – North Yorkshire Council.
The council will become the geographically largest council in England but is being built with local at its heart and aims to be the most local, large council in the country.
It is committed to working closely with town and parish councils, as well as wider partners and communities to ensure that local priorities drive locally led decision-making and local action via community networks.
Staff who currently serve residents will continue to provide the services that they deliver now. A main office will be retained in each former district area and will be supported by a further 30 local customer access points in places people go in the future. There will be one phone number and one website, making sure access to support and services will be easier whilst ending the current confusion that exists over which council does what.
By making this change now, it gives North Yorkshire Council the best possible chance to protect our valued services at a time of exceptional financial pressures and high demand. Joining up services will allow the council to maximise spending power, meaning there is potential savings of between £30 million and £70 million which will then become annual savings. This money can be used to protect some of the most important local services at a critical time when everyone and every organisation is feeling the pressure.
The Council will have a strong voice and will work with the county’s six MPs to ensure that Government understands and acts on the issues that affect residents and businesses. It will advocate for the best possible opportunities. A clear economic strategy that plays to the county’s strengths and supports environmentally friendly business growth means it will be business friendly. By having one council, we can strengthen the county’s cultural offer, lobby for a greater share of funding for arts and culture, and support a year-round visitor economy. To find out more, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/newcounc...
Frequently Asked Questions:
The new council will cover the largest geographical area of any authority in the country. How can you make sure that you still serve local communities properly?
The new council will have local at its heart, with staff continuing to live and work in the communities they serve. Access to support and services will be easier, via one telephone number, one website, one customer service team and one set of face-to-face customer access points spread across the whole county. There will be a main office in each former district area, and are committed to expanding this network so there will be around 30 additional customer access points where you can get advice and support, either in or close to the area you live or work.
What will happen to the services I use every week, such as bin collections, schools, leisure centres and libraries, when the new council launches?
You will not notice minimal changes in the spring to the council services that are being provided at the moment. Whether that is having your bins collected, visiting your local library or how your child is taught at school, these services will not change when the new council launches on April 1, 2023. Colleagues across the county council and the seven district and borough councils are working very closely together to make sure that all services are unaffected and continue for the public.
What will happen to my local council building?
Your local council building will continue to deliver services. This includes a main office in each former district which will continue to give advice and face to face expertise. In addition to this many areas also have a local office – often a library, where they can also obtain advice and assistance to access council services, and this will not change. We are also committed to expanding this network so there will be a network of around 30 customer access sites where you can get advice and support, either in or close to the area you live or work in the future.
How will I contact the new council?
There will be one website and one phone number for the new council, as well as council buildings in each district (see above) where you can seek face-to-face guidance. We are also committed to expanding this network so there will be a network of around 30 customer access sites where you can get advice and support, either in or close to the area you live or work.
What is a community network?
Community networks are likely to look different in different places but will share some common principles such as being based in market towns and their natural hinterlands. They will be subject to consultation with local communities and will build on existing assets. It is expected that the nature and make up will evolve and flex over time to meet local needs and priorities. They will bring together a range of stakeholders that reflect that place and operate independently, having autonomy to elect their own Chair and agree their own priorities and plans. They will be able to influence strategic decisions that affects their communities and be supported to explore funding opportunities from a range of sources and opportunities to align partner investment in their communities.
How will the new council work with partners and parish and town councils?
The new council will work closely with town and parish councils, wider partners and communities to ensure that local priorities drive locally led decision-making and local action via community networks.
How will North Yorkshire Council save between £30 million and £70 million per year?
By joining up services and maximising spending power. These will be annual savings which can be used to help protect some of the most important local services at a critical time when everyone and every organisation is feeling the pressure from increased costs.
Why is my council tax bill going up when we are supposed to be seeing savings of up to £70 million a year with the launch of the new council?
The new council will give us the opportunity to save millions of pounds by streamlining operations currently overseen by the eight local authorities in North Yorkshire. However, there are really tough financial decisions ahead as we are facing the highest rates of inflation for more than 40 years nationally along with the cost-of-living crisis, which is affecting everyone. The new council will have an overall spending power of about £1.4 billion including £343 million on schools but rising costs and demand for services means it already faces a funding gap of £30 million this year alone. Council tax is now the most important source of funding for services in North Yorkshire, and each one percent increase would raise £4 million towards meeting rising costs and demand.
Why am I going to have to pay more council tax than my current bill when people living in other areas in North Yorkshire are going to be able to pay less?
The new council’s launch means that all council taxpayers in North Yorkshire legally have to be charged the same amount. The job of standardising all council tax bills across the seven districts in North Yorkshire is set to be phased in over the next two financial years, as some areas are paying higher rates than others. By making council tax bills the same, it will mean the fairest system for all taxpayers in the county. A cross-party working group formed of councillors from the county, district and borough councils recognised the financial demands that are being placed on households during the cost-of-living crisis. They agreed the fairest and most efficient way forward was for the harmonisation of council tax to take an average of all existing bills and implement the changes across two financial years.
The cost-of-living crisis is affecting everyone. Why do you need to create a new council when money could be spent on helping those most in need in North Yorkshire?
Everyone is feeling the effects of the rising cost of living, especially on food and other essential items. But the current structure with the county council and the seven district and borough authorities in North Yorkshire is not seen as a sustainable way to deliver important services in the long-term. By creating the new North Yorkshire Council, millions of pounds can be saved to help fund these services. Having one council will save between £30 million and £70 million a year. This is money that can be used to help to protect some of the most important local services at a critical time when everyone and every organisation is feeling the pressure from increased costs. There will be tough financial decisions ahead, but by making this change now, we are better placed to manage the impacts. We are also in a stronger position to work with partners like the health sector, police, fire, and community and voluntary sector to get the most from every North Yorkshire pound. We are also taking steps to help those most in need. Councillors have voted to back proposals which will provide up to 100 per cent reductions on council tax bills for households on the lowest incomes.
Why do we need to create a new council to get devolution – can’t we just have devolution without merging the eight authorities into one?
We were told by the Government that the current structure of local government – with the county council and the seven district and borough authorities – had to be replaced with a unitary authority to secure a long-awaited devolution deal. This will make local democracy in the county much simpler, and end confusion over which council does what, and which councillor is responsible for which area. It also gives us the chance to streamline services and make millions of pounds of savings which will be used to finance key priorities of the new council. Having one council will save between £30 million and £70 million a year. City of York Council will continue as a separate unitary authority to run alongside the new North Yorkshire Council, which will launch on April 1, 2023.
What is devolution and what benefits would it bring for people living and working in North Yorkshire?
Devolution is a key policy of the Government, handing over decision-making powers to local political leaders and providing millions of pounds in funding to shape hugely important policies and projects at a regional level. A proposed 30-year devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire, with an investment fund of £540 million, is due to lead to benefits ranging from new and better-paid jobs and improved transport links to more affordable housing. The proposed deal was unveiled on 1 August, with the option to elect a regional mayor in May 2024, giving York and North Yorkshire a direct relationship with central Government. Staff will continue to be based locally to work with communities and ensure that their needs can be effectively served.
Friday 31 March – Eat Your Heart Out: A Celebration of Local Food and Drink.
published on 15th Mar 2023
Eat, shop and enjoy local. Discover the best of the Heart of Yorkshire at this unique event.
Friday 31 March – Eat Your Heart Out: A Celebration of Local Food and Drink.
Selby Abbey. 10am to 4pm. FREE admission. Fall in love with food and let your senses run riot at our special culinary celebration. Sample the best local food and drink from right here in the heart of Yorkshire.
Gain inspiration for eating, shopping, and buying local using the finest local ingredients. Enjoy a fabulous programme of food-themed events, talks, activities, stalls, and live cooking demonstrations.
More details here:
Selby Area Garden Waste Collection Service Consultation
published on 1st Mar 2023
Please see on the attached link details from the new unitary authority, North Yorkshire Council, regarding a consultation on the garden waste collection service in the Selby area, which is currently taking place.
The consultation will run for six weeks from 20 February, ending on the 3 April 2023. Selby area garden waste collection service | North Yorkshire County Council
For residents who prefer non-digital methods of providing feedback, copies of the consultation survey will be available at the Selby Library, Sherburn Villages and Community Library, and Tadcaster Community Library. Residents can also request a copy to be posted to them by calling North Yorkshire County Council’s Customer Care on 01609 780 780, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Easy read and large print formats will also be available, on demand.