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.

Coronavirus Support Helpers Latest!

In response to the current coronavirus, St Francis Church Thorpe Willoughby together with St Wilfrid’s Brayton church are setting up a telephone supportive system.

This is to coordinate support for the elderly and/or those who have health issues, to help alleviate isolation within our local community during the coronovirus situation.

The police are aware of this supportive system. Volunteers will be teamed with adults and will keep in contact them via telephone during this time.

Anyone offering help to at-risk neighbors needs to use the above service so that we have a coordinated approach.

If you require any further help or details on the above then please call one of the below contacts:

Rev Pete Watson Tel:  01757 704 707

Rev Christine Gillespie Tel:  01977 682 695

 

Please don’t forget the simple rules which can make such a difference – Make sure you’re washing your hands regularly and maintaining a personal separation of 2 metres to minimize the risk to your community. If you’ve had any flu-like symptoms, then the most helpful thing you can do for your at-risk neighbors is to self-isolate, rather than risk passing on your infection.

 

New recycling wheelie bins and existing boxes – Important!

As you may be aware, we have been advised by Selby DC that we are all to be issued with new recycling wheelie bins which are to replace the existing boxes.

This change will occur in April and whilst residents are encouraged to retain their existing boxes for their own use,  a section of the village hall car park will be made available for unwanted boxes to be collected by the District Council. This has be kindly offered and agreed by David Gaygan

The area for leaving boxes to be left will be clearly marked – please make sure you leave your unwanted boxes in this area and in a tidy and secure state as far as possible.

 

Inappropriate Speeding in the village

We have recently had a number of complaints of vehicles speeding whilst driving through the village.

At higher speeds, there is less time to identify and react to what is happening, it takes longer to stop and impacts are more severe, causing more serious injuries to vehicle occupants and others.

The Parish Council can confirm that if you have concerns over speeding traffic then please use the “95 Alive” form to inform North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) of your concerns.  This form can either be filled in online using the NYCC website or  you can download it from the link below:

Link To website: – https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/95-alive

Download Form Here: – SpeedConcernReport-BlankComplaint FormV6-95 Alive

Once you have completed your form you can either post it or email it at the addresses shown below…

Post to: North Yorkshire Police, Traffic Bureau, PO Box809 York YO31 6DG

or email to speedconcerns@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

You will receive an acknowledgement.

Top Ten Tips To Avoid Speeding

Many drivers unintentionally exceed the speed limit, often without realising it. Modern cars are so powerful and comfortable they give drivers little sensation of their speed. It is too easy to creep above the limit, and in particular, many drivers seem to believe it is difficult to drive a modern car at less than 30 mph. There are simple and practical things drivers who find it difficult to stay with speed limits can do to help themselves.

1. Check your speedometer regularly, especially when leaving high speed roads
2. Know the limits – look for signs, especially at junctions
3. Assume lamp posts mean 30 mph, until signs say otherwise, but remember many local roads now have 20 mph limits
4. Remember, speed limits are a maximum, not a target
5. 20’s plenty when kids are about – and may even be too fast
6. Try no higher than 3rd gear in a 30 mph limit
7. Recognise what makes you speed – keeping up with traffic, overtaking or being tailgated
8. Concentrate – distracted drivers speed
9. Slow down when entering villages
10. Give yourself time – there’s no need to speed and you won’t get there quicker