Neighbourhood Watch – Could you become a Community Champion?

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As you will no doubt be aware, Flaxton does not currently have an active Neighbourhood Watch Scheme however some residents have expressed an interest in setting one up.

It is a community led function and not a Parish Council one therefore if you feel you have some time to spare and could give something back to the community you are encouraged to follow the link below to see how you could become a Community Champion and what the role involves.

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved

The role of Community Champions is so important because it harnesses the skills and motivation of locally connected people, like you, within the community for the sole purpose of raising awareness of crime prevention and improving community wellbeing, which go hand in hand. By taking positive action to reduce the fear of, and the opportunities for, crime to occur, you can play a key part in improving the wellbeing of your community.

Other villages nearby have set these up and a key part of the role will involve networking with them.  You can see these local communities by following the link.

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved/find-my-local-neighbourhood-watch/find-my-local-scheme?address=yo60%207rs

 

If you think this could be you, contact our Parish Clerk who can forward you the relevant information and put you in touch with the co-ordinator.

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New Planning Application Received – Three Peaks – Erection of a part side/part rear single storey extension

A new planning application has been received for a notice to erect a part side/part rear single storey extension.

You can view the planning application via our Planning Application Page.

North Yorkshire County Council – Thirsk & Malton Area Constituency Committee

The Parish Council have been asked to publish the attached notice regarding a meeting of the ACC on Wednesday 13th January 2021 @ 10.00am

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North Yorkshire Community Messaging – COVID 19 Vaccine Scam

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Sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch.

we have been alerted to a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message.  The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.

Follow this ink for more information.

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/scam-text-about-covid-19-vaccine

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is www.nycm.co.uk which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.

Links and attachments:  North Yorkshire Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust, we will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

If you need to contact North Yorkshire Police please call 101 or in an emergency dial 999.  Alternatively please email any non urgent enquiries to:

Have your say on budget priorities

Flaxton Parish Council have received the following email from NYCC and have been asked to circulate it to our Parish.

Individuals are invited to respond and we would encourage you to do so.

 

Have your say on our budget priorities

 

Dear Parish Clerk.

We have faced a very challenging financial environment in the last 10 years, with significant reductions in government funding but increasing demand. As a result, spending power has reduced by more than a third over the last decade.

When austerity began in 2010, we projected a budget shortfall of £186m by the end of 2021/22. This position has continued to deteriorate, reflecting in particular the pressure on the budget for children’s and young people’s services and the impact of Covid-19. Savings of £173m have already been achieved, however, a further £103m needs to be found over the next three years.

We estimate that the pandemic will cost it an additional £82m this year from expenditure to support vulnerable residents and measures to combat Covid-19 and lost income from council tax and business rates.

To fund pandemic support and recovery as well as priority areas we are considering increasing council tax by 1.99% in 2021, equivalent to £27 a year for an average household. Each 1% rise equates to £3m. In its spending review this month, the Government said that councils could raise council tax by an additional 3% specifically for adult social care.

We are asking North Yorkshire residents to take part in our annual budget consultation to have their say on setting council tax for next year and our longer term plans and priorities.

People can take part in the consultation online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/yourservicesyoursay

The consultation will close on Monday 11 January.

Please share this email with parish council colleagues and local residents.

 

If you have any queries about the consultation, please email

 

Thank you.

A64 2020 Survey Response

Good Afternoon

I hope this email finds you well. Earlier this year we sent out a questionnaire to ask for feedback following a significant amount of work carried out on Highways England’s behalf on the A64. We received a good response to the questionnaire and a wide variety of questions were posed. We have now collated the information and have put them together on the attached with our responses. Our apologies for the delay. Much of the feedback received was anonymous so we were unable to respond to individuals in those cases but it was felt others may be interested in the responses so we have distributed this document with that in mind.  Where contact details were provided we have provided responses that are included.  We are happy for this to be passed to anyone you feel this may be of interest to, there is also a copy of this document available on Highways England’s website.

We hope this is of interest to you, thank you for your time.

Kind regards

Karen

Karen Gaunt

Customer and Stakeholder Liaison Manager

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Normanton House, Tyler Close, Normanton Industrial Estate, Normanton  WF6 1RL

North Yorkshire Community Messaging- Scam Callers COVID 19

PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAM CALLERS STATING ‘YOU HAVE BEEN NEAR A COVID POSITIVE CASE, AND ASKING YOU TO PURCHASE A COVID TEST OVER THE TELEPHONE’. DO NOT PASS THEM ANY BANKING DETAILS OVER THE PHONE, DO NOT PURCHASE A TEST. PLEASE CONTACT NHS 111 FOR COVID INFORMATION.

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is www.nycm.co.uk which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.

Links and attachments:  North Yorkshire Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust, we will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

If you need to contact North Yorkshire Police please call 101 or in an emergency dial 999.  Alternatively please email any non urgent enquiries to:

North Yorkshire Police Community Messaging – BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY Warning

Dear all

My name is Andy Fox and I am the Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer attached to the Economic Crime Unit at North Yorkshire Police.

With the country placed into another lockdown I know many of you will be increasing your online shopping in the run up to Christmas. Fraudsters are aware of this and I do expect to see a rise in online fraud over the next couple of months. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now established retail events which will see North Yorkshire residents spend millions of pounds online.

North Yorkshire Police are hosting an online event in partnership with North Yorkshire Trading Standards which will be your opportunity to learn about the types of online shopping fraud currently operating, how to spot them and how to stay safe.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts from North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Trading Standards

This online event will be conducted over Microsoft Teams. Do not worry if you do not have Teams installed on your computer. All attendees will be sent a link and you will join the meeting through your web browser. Full details will be circulated to all those attending prior to the event.

This is the second of these types of events I have organised. The first one back in September was well attended and the feedback was very positive.

This online event will take place on Wednesday 25th November 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

If you wish to attend please click on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-friday-cyber-monday-how-to-avoid-online-shopping-fraud-tickets-127694759463

I hope you are able to make it

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is www.nycm.co.uk which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.

Links and attachments:  North Yorkshire Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust, we will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

If you need to contact North Yorkshire Police please call 101 or in an emergency dial 999.  Alternatively please email any non urgent enquiries to:

New Planning Application Received – Oak House- Notice to fell trees in a conservation area.

A new planning application has been received for a notice to fell trees in a conservation area.

You can view the planning application via our Planning Application Page.

New Planning Application received – Coronation House – Notice to fell trees in a Conservation area.

A new planning application has been received for a notice to fell trees in a conservation area.

You can view the planning application via our Planning Application Page.