The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme was introduced across Ryedale in a bit of a hurry during the first lockdown. It helped those who couldn't wear a mask or were partially sighed or had a hidden disability who were suffering abuse or misunderstood in shops, especially for not realising they were not observing social distancing.
At a meeting today with RDC, NYCC, voluntary organisations and user... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 16:30 by Victoria Ellis
Text from the Ryedale Food Support poster below and central contact number:
Across Ryedale there are a range of projects supporting people and families who are experiencing challenges in accessing food. We recognise challenges occur for a range of reasons, all of which may have been heightened by the pandemic.
Developed through 2020, the cluster of food projects operating across Ryedale have been working... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:46 by Victoria Ellis
North Yorkshire County Council has identified that there are unmet care needs in Helmlsey - as well as Sherriff Hutton, Flaxton, Ampleforth, West Lutton, Kirby Grindlelythe, Rosedale and Cold Kirby. Community Catalysts are on Facebook (communitycatalystsryedale) and other contact details are in the leaflet. If you think they can help you or someone you know please do get in touch.
Other support for... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 19:00 by Victoria Ellis
Suggestions so far: Helmsley Arts Centre - 2020 programme and Covid notices,Beavers - lots of ideas!
- Scouts Cookbook
- Photos of their lockdown activities
- Bubble-bee car
- Our 1st helmsley Beaver mascot (brother)
- Hedgehog toy - to show people that we did have hedgehogs around.
- Stories of lockdown
- Letters to future people
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 17:55 by Victoria Ellis
All welcome to virtually attend this meeting for planning applications and consultations including BT's proposals for removing the kiosk on Bridge Street, government consultations on changes to planning, and Pavement Parking. Links to the consultations are on the agenda.
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:20 by Victoria Ellis
Helmsley Town Council was pleased to be able to contribute towards Helmsley Walled Garden's fundraising by adopting 4 square metres of The Kitchen Garden. Many will remember the garden from when the Watson family grew fruit and vegetables there for their grocery shop in Helmsley.
The council has also provided grants of £750 over this and last year towards the new Alphabet Garden.
Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:23 by Victoria Ellis
York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub and shopappy.com.
Information from Y&NYGH. Initially, the offer is available in the following towns: Selby, Tadcaster, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Malton & Norton, Richmond, Leyburn, Stokesley, Thirsk and Easingwold. The first 50 businesses to sign up from outside these towns can also benefit from free 12-month subscriptions, worth £240 each.
ShopAppy.com... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:18 by Victoria Ellis
Ryedale residents with a hidden disability can now pick up a sunflower lanyard designed to act as a discreet sign to others that they may need additional help.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower has increasingly been adopted by large supermarkets and airports, as it allows everyone with a hidden disability to choose to be subtly visible when they need to be.
NYCC's Stronger Communities team is rolling... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 18:59 by Victoria Ellis
Please would residents report speeding traffic to the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership via the 'Do It Online' pages on North Yorkshire County Council's website. The report goes to the North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau.
A few years ago the town council sent out many printed versions of the forms which were returned to the Partnership but it is only the person who makes the complaint that receives... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:37 by Victoria Ellis
Helmsley Town Council can help local groups in need with a grant. It has a short application form and a brief policy for awarding grants. Applications can be made for up to 3 consecutive years on one form. At the recent Council meeting, the following local charities and groups were supported - Citizen's Advice North Yorkshire, Helmsley in Business (2) - Christmas Tree and Christmas Lights, Helmsley... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 14:52 by Victoria Ellis