Give it a Whirl Taster Sessions for Carlton, Eggborough, Hambleton & Thorpe Willoughby

Dear All

Please see below detail of fun packed Community Days taking place over the next few months – with a wide range of exciting taster sessions.

The first one takes place next Wednesday 7 August at Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall.

We’d love to see lots of people there. So please feel free to come along and/or please circulate this email and attached flyer to anyone you think might be interested.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Emily and Chris
Emily Havercroft
MTH – Making Things Happen

Dawn Drury
Democratic Services Officer

View the full flyer to see all venue details here: Give it a Whirl Flyer

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to voluntary groups, the equivalent of the MBE, and recognises the outstanding work that groups perform within their communities.

In 2019, 6 Voluntary Groups from North Yorkshire received the Award, these being;

Bedale Riding for the Disabled.

Clapham Community Shop.

Claro Enterprises.

Hambleton Foodshare.

Salturn Beachwatch.

Scuba Diving or All.

A Group’s nomination for an Award, followed by the assessment process has been seen to nourish a group as it is a mark of recognition for their hard work. We are keen to increase the number of Voluntary Groups being put forward for the Award. In order to do this, we need to boost the number of entries for outstanding groups or charities. We would greatly appreciate your help in promoting the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service within your Borough/District.

If you have any nominations or would like further information, please follow the below link.

The deadline for nominations for 2020 is 13th September 2019

On behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Jo Ropner regarding the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Property Marking Event by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police will be at Thorpe Willoughby village hall on Saturday 3rd August between 1100hrs and 1300hrs

We will be offering crime prevention advice and security marking.

Our innovative dot peen property marking scheme is the first and biggest of its kind in the UK. We’re offering the service free of charge across North Yorkshire to help you protect your valuable items.

Every year, we recover hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stolen property from the hands of criminals, but all too often there is no way of identifying its rightful owners. Being able to trace the ownership of the property not only helps people get the property back, but it can also provide evidence that is vital in securing convictions.

Dot peen machines can mark at a speed of two characters per second, to an accuracy of 0.006mm, and can be used on everything from steel and aluminium to plastic. It can therefore be used in farms, on garage and garden tools, power tools, computers and electrical devices, mobile phones and tablets, equestrian tack, golf clubs, musical instrument cases, cycles – and much more besides!

Please come along with any items you would like marking or just to say hello and meet members of the Neighbourhood Police Team!

Free self-employment training in Thorpe Willoughby

TfE are looking to provide free training for unemployed individuals across the Southern Selby District, and so we’re getting in touch to establish whether there’s anyone in your parish who might benefit from this training.

I’m the Director of Training for Employment (known as ‘TfE’), a Community Interest Company based in Selby.  We’ve been awarded funding from Selby Southern Community Engagement Forum, to deliver self-employment training under the ‘Community Entrepreneurs’ project. The training is free for anyone over the age of 18, who resides in one of the 26 eligible villages in the Southern CEF area of Selby, which includes Thorpe Willoughby.

Below is a link to a PDF with the full details

Community Entrepreneurs CEF Poster June 2019 TfE

The Work on the village green continues!

Some of you may have seen the recent addition of three fantastic young trees on the village green which have already started to grow and are looking really great. But it doesn’t stop there! There are now four new tall planters around the memorial, each filled with sensory plants to enjoy whilst you sit on one of the benches and enjoy our lovely village green.

But as we all know, this doesn’t happen on it’s own and we must say a big thank you for all the hard work put in by Judy, Ian, Emma, Charlotte and Richard. I am sure they won’t mind you seeing them hard at work…..

And so it begins – now where did I bury that gold!

Only two more to do now – what’s the big hammer for?


I see we need to keep the sheep away!


That’s it, now grow my beauty!

Brass band concerts in the Park for Selby 950

A summer season of brass band concerts featuring some of the region’s best bands is planned for Selby Park this year to help the Abbey celebrate its 950th anniversary.

The programme of concerts has been funded by the Central Area Community Engagement Forum and is being delivered by Selby’s leisure providers, Inspiring healthy lifestyles.

As well as the band performances there will also be traditional and fun children’s entertainment including clowns and magicians. All the events will be free.

Pete Burt, Managing Director of Inspiring health lifestyles commented, “It’s a big year for the town and the Abbey and we want to help the community come together to celebrate this special event.  These events will be enjoyed by young and old alike in a delightful setting.”

The Summer Picnic Brass Sunday afternoon concerts in the Park will take place on Sunday May 26, Sunday June 23, Sunday 21 July and Sunday 25 August.

The Central CEF has provided £3,000 funding for the event. The chair of the Community Engagement Forum Cllr Ian Chilvers said, “We’re delighted to support these events and help the Park join the Abbey’s celebrations this year.”

How does the fear of crime affect you and your local community?

OPFCC are working with the University of York to investigate just that, and your opinion could help us to better understand how crime affects your community.

Researcher Sam Hutchinson, Community Mapping Project Officer at the OPFCC, is running the survey as part of his undergraduate dissertation at the University of York.

This survey builds on Sam’s community mapping work and the results from the National Rural Crime Network’s survey of 2018. Both suggest that rural communities are more fearful of crime, despite being statistically safer.

This survey will help the Commissioner and the police understand which factors could be contributing to the fear of crime in both rural and urban communities, potentially improving how the police across the UK interact with local communities.

Click here to Take the Survey….

Selby Town Centre Users Survey

The District Council and Selby Town Enterprise Partnership are working with People and Places to carry out a survey of town centre vitality in Selby.

An important part of this process is to capture the views of people who use the town centre; whether regularly or rarely.

We  would be grateful if you could complete the online survey for this which can be found on our website here:  The survey only takes minutes to complete.