Gardening Competition 2020

Calling all budding gardeners and enthusiasts in the village!

Time to spruce up that front garden, get those pots re-stocked with fresh plants and prepare those hanging baskets with flowering beauties!

Not only will this add to the splendour of our village throughout the summer but you could be in for a chance to win one of the three categories listed below!

  1. Best Hanging Baskets
  2. Best Front Garden
  3. Best Tubs

Lets make our village look great this summer!!

Our team of judges from the Parish Council will tour the village during August and early September and choose a winner for each of the 3 categories. (nominations are not required)

Cups/certificates will be presented at the October Parish Council meeting (if a normal Faceto-Face meeting is held), OR by some other arrangement.

Further details to follow and good luck!

Villager Of The Year 2020

Do you know someone who lives in the village and goes that extra mile to help make our village special?

This is your chance to see someone you consider to be a “Special” villager, receiving recognition with the award and the thanks of the villagers for works that they have carried out which benefit our village.

Nominations are required for worthy villagers who’s activities, during the last 12 months, have benefited our village, to receive the above award.

Closing date for receipt of nominations is 12 noon on Friday 11th September 2020.

Email: clerk-pc@thorpewilloughby.org.uk , or Deliver to the Parish Clerk at 49 Dane Avenue, Thorpe Willoughby.

The award/certificate will be presented at the October Parish Council meeting (if a normal Face-to Face meeting is held), or by some other arrangement.

Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council

St Francis and St Wilfrid’s Church Opening Update

Hello all

As you will be aware, the government has announced that places of worship can be opened for private prayer from the 15th June.  This is really encouraging news.  However, we need to wait for detailed guidance from the CofE and be aware that guidance for Methodist churches will not be available until after the Methodist Conference at the beginning of July.

We’d like to assure you that the clergy and church officers at St Wilfrid’s and St Francis have begun to do some initial thinking and planning around this.

As you can imagine, there is a lot to consider, and we will only open our church buildings when we are confident  they are as Covid secure as possible, and only then for very limited periods.  It is unlikely our church buildings will be open the week of the 15th June.  Given that we are permitted to open from the 15th June, it doesn’t mean we obliged to open that week.  We are sure you’ll agree with us that it is better the opening is managed as safely and responsibly as possible, and adhering to national church guidelines, rather than rushing the process.

Many thanks for your understanding

Blessings

Pete Watson & Christine Gillespie

New North Yorkshire BUY LOCAL website

You may have heard of this already but we wanted to raise it in case you haven’t. We know many businesses and tradespeople have had to change the way they work or stop altogether temporarily due to Covid and it’s difficult to know what’s open for business but perhaps working differently, for example your local pub may now do takeaways. The County Council has set up a free business website called North Yorkshire Buy Local www.northyorks.gov.uk/buy-local and is encouraging businesses and individuals to register to advertise their services under Covid 19 restrictions and then residents can search to find businesses close to them.

Obviously supporting local businesses is really important at the moment, so as council staff,  can you help to spread the word about the website in your community and with friends and family and via social media to encourage businesses and people to advertise their services and local communities to use them.  It’s a new site and it’ll change as businesses sign up, so keep checking it to see what new businesses have joined. The site is quick and easy to use, but we’d welcome any feedback on it to improve it via this email: buylocal@northyorks.gov.uk

The Public Bridleway from Leeds Road to Sherwoods

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) has said that The Public Bridleway from Leeds Road to Sherwoods will remain closed, and that Miller Homes are likely to seek and be granted further extensions of the closure from the Secretary of State because the building and selling of the dwellings on the estate may take some time.

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The occasion, which is also known as Victory in Europe Day, is regarded as one of the grandest celebrations in British history, during which festivities took place in 1945 to mark the end of the Second World War.

VE Day commemorates the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany’s surrender by the allied forces at the end of the Second World War.

11am — Two-minute national silence to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe.
 
The Queen is due to deliver a special televised address at 9pm on VE Day, the same time that her father, King George VI, announced Nazi Germany’s surrender on the radio followed by national doorstep rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again”.

 

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day

Keep smiling through

Just like you always do

‘Till the blue skies chase

Those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won’t be long

They’ll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won’t be long

They’ll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day

Thorpe Willoughby News Magazine – Coronavirus Update

As we all follow the Government guidelines by Staying at Home,  Protecting the NHS and Saving Lives, it has been decided by the TWN team, that we cannot expect our network of volunteers to continue delivering the Thorpe Willoughby News magazine at this time.  However, we will continue to produce the magazine and make it available for viewing, downloading and should you wish to print your own copy,  via the village website – www.thorpewilloughby.org.uk

Many of us have found ourselves with some spare time on our hands during these unprecedented times , so why not take a few minutes to sit back, relax and read your village magazine  – we are sure you will enjoy the read!

New Recycling Service Update

A message for Selby District Council regarding the new recycling service….

The new recycling collection scheme in our district starts next week. It means the whole of the district will have refuse bins collected next week – not recycling wheelie bins. Recycling will be collected the following week, from the new blue and brown wheelie bins. Some collection days are also changing.

We’d like your help to make sure residents put out the right bins. Collection information can be found on our website: www.selby.gov.uk/news/refuse-recycling-collections.

Please share this website link with your community contacts, on any websites you have and with any community groups. There are Facebook posts about the service changes on our Facebook page – @selbydc. Please feel free to share these too.

Due to the current coronavirus emergency situation the plans for the old recycling box take back scheme is currently on hold. We’re sorry if this causes an inconvenience but we are prioritising waste and recycling collections at this time.

Some residents may have requested larger or smaller bins. This swap out may take place later in the year now, as we redeploy staff to keep the frontline collection services running.

Thank you for your help and support sharing this important information at this difficult time. If you have any questions please email info@selby.gov.uk.