Message from Cllr Susan Graham

Dear All

I hope you are continuing to keep well and staying positive at this difficult time.
I thought I would share some items of news from RDC with you.

In response to many requests from residents to elected councillors, the HWRCs (Household Waste Recycling Centres) will open again on a date yet to be confirmed.. I am sure this will be a welcome development for many of you.

The Teams at RDC are working hard to keep services as ‘normal’ as possible.
I am pleased to say that RDC remains the highest performing Council within N. Yorkshire on distributing COVID-19 related business grants to eligible organisations who have provided their details. ( 83% of our 2.5m. allocation ). NYs average was 77% and nationally the figure was 64%. This shows the commitment of the workforce to ensuring we do all we can to protect livelihoods on the patch. Follow up letters have been sent to businesses that are eligible and have not yet claimed.

Our Communities and Regulatory Service teams have also been very busy as a result of COVID-19. This includes pro actively calling vulnerable people to identify and put in place any support requirements, taking action to monitor and manage local issues and other enforcement regulations, and public compliance with expectations around not fly tipping and burning rubbish. You will be pleased to know that where we have intervened, we have successfully addressed the issues that have been raised.

We are also contacting businesses across Ryedale to understand what support they need to operate after lockdown in the short, medium and long term. This work remains essential.

If there is anything you feel I might be able to help you with, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Take care and stay safe.
With very best wishes.

Cllr Susan Graham
Ryedale District Council

Message from Cllr Susan Graham

Dear All

I hope you are continuing to keep well and staying positive at this difficult time.
I thought I would share some items of news from RDC with you.

In response to many requests from residents to elected councillors, the HWRCs (Household Waste Recycling Centres) will open again on a date yet to be confirmed.. I am sure this will be a welcome development for many of you.

The Teams at RDC are working hard to keep services as ‘normal’ as possible.
I am pleased to say that RDC remains the highest performing Council within N. Yorkshire on distributing COVID-19 related business grants to eligible organisations who have provided their details. ( 83% of our 2.5m. allocation ). NYs average was 77% and nationally the figure was 64%. This shows the commitment of the workforce to ensuring we do all we can to protect livelihoods on the patch. Follow up letters have been sent to businesses that are eligible and have not yet claimed.

Our Communities and Regulatory Service teams have also been very busy as a result of COVID-19. This includes pro actively calling vulnerable people to identify and put in place any support requirements, taking action to monitor and manage local issues and other enforcement regulations, and public compliance with expectations around not fly tipping and burning rubbish. You will be pleased to know that where we have intervened, we have successfully addressed the issues that have been raised.

We are also contacting businesses across Ryedale to understand what support they need to operate after lockdown in the short, medium and long term. This work remains essential.

If there is anything you feel I might be able to help you with, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Take care and stay safe.
With very best wishes.

Cllr Susan Graham
Ryedale District Council

Photo request

YORKSHIRE LOCAL COUNCILS ASSOCIATIONS

We like to use photographs of the Yorkshire area in our annual review.
If you have some good photos of features of your parish, please send
them to us in j.peg format, telling us the name of the parish and
details of what is in the photo. Please send these to:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Annual General Meeting

Westow parish council AGM was due to be held in May. It has been agreed to postpone it until we are able to hold meetings again.

Corona virus

WESTOW PARISH COUNCIL
CORONAVIRUS

At recent meetings of the Parish Council we have discussed how best to respond to the current Coronavirus (Covid 19) situation.

• First of all we encourage everyone to follow Government guidelines as far as possible.
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

• Secondly, perhaps we can all make an extra effort and keep an eye out for each other, especially our near neighbours and anyone you think may be vulnerable.

• Finally, if you do need some help to collect medication for example and a neighbour is unable to help you, please contact us using the telephone numbers below and someone from the Parish Council will get in touch.

Jaynie 07803 908075
Angela 07759 949804
Richard 07515 975362

Kind regards,
Westow Parish Council

email: info@westow.org.uk
https://westow.org.uk

Consultation: Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments

If anyone has any comments to make on this issue please contact Westow parish council on: info@westow.org.uk

 The Home Office has issued a new consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments. The consultation document can be found here.   NALC has produced an accompanying briefing (attached) summarising the consultation, NALC’s previous views on the matter and the key questions NALC will be responding to.

If this is a matter that concerns your Council or Parish Meeting, please respond direct to the consultation and also please send a copy of your response to NALC as it can then incorporate your views into its submission.  Please send all responses to Jessica.Lancod-frost@nalc.gov.uk by Wednesday 19 February 2020.

 

Consultation: Tackling Loneliness

THE NORTH YORKSHIRE STRATEGY FOR TACKLING LONELINESS – A CONSULTATION

The draft Loneliness Strategy for North Yorkshire is now available for consultation.

Councils and parish meetings are invited to review and feedback on this strategic framework for preventing and tackling loneliness in North Yorkshire.  They are also invited to forward the details of this consultation to voluntary groups, charities and other organisations in their parish.

This is a county-wide framework which has been developed as part of The Loneliness Campaign, a project funded through the National Lottery Community Fund, North Yorkshire County Council and Defra to help support and inspire more local action to ‘turbo charge’ the county’s response to tackling loneliness.

The framework can be viewed and commented on by clicking the links below:

TLC County-Wide Strategic Framework Consultation

The consultation for this strategy is open until midnight on Sunday 1 December 2019.

If you have any questions about The Loneliness Campaign or experience any problems accessing the survey please email tlc@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk.

 

Swift boxes

If anyone would like a nesting box for swifts there are two available. They need to be assembled (which is quite straightforward) and advice is available. Just email info@westow.org.uk.