Sunday 10th May 2015

9.30am – 11.30am


Bacon Butties and a Starbucks coffee or tea for £2

Free Balloons and sweets for the children

Come and join us!


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Melsonby Duck Race

duck race

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New Parish Councillors


There are currently vacancies on Melsonby Parish Council due to insufficient nominations at the recent election.

The council can now fill the vacancies by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select someone to fill the seat.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor.

If you need any information about qualification for being a councillor or just want more information about the role, please contact Jill Welham, Clerk to the Council on the number below.

Deadline for written applications:

Monday 18th May 2015

The co-option will take place at the parish council AGM on Wednesday 20th May 2015, to be held at Melsonby School at 7.30pm, after the annual village meeting at 7pm.

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Digital Neighbour Workshops

Over 50% of Europeans use the internet daily – but 30% have never used it at all! Moreover, disabled persons face particular difficulties in benefiting fully from new electronic content and services. As ever more daily tasks are carried out online, everyone needs enhanced digital skills to participate fully in society. The Digital Agenda tackles the digital divide.

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Session title: Digital Neighbours

(Your “Neighbour” could be a person you are supporting through volunteering in the local library, supporting community groups or your next door neighbour)

Length of session

2 hour session plus one follow up session of 2 hours

Course aims

The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support others in your community with digital inclusion. The session will provide a hands on approach to supporting others in using ICT and having the confidence with digital technologies as a means of saving money and combat isolation.

Session outcomes

By the end of the session participants will have the skills to:

  • use basic trainer skills to support people in your community
  • support your “neighbours” in the use of, for example Skype, price comparison websites, online shopping, etc.
  • have a bank of resources to use when supporting others
  • Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for those who are fairly experienced in using IT and wish to develop skills to support others in a practical way. It is aimed at those wishing to pursue voluntary work and community support.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

IT experience is required.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Participation Certificate will be issued but no formal accreditation will be gained.

How will I learn?

All learners will have access to a computer for individual practice. There will be some small group work and one-to-one tuition as required. Worksheets and hand-outs will be used.

What could this session lead to?

It is hoped that you will agree a commitment to supporting your “neighbours” and will be offered the opportunity of a further session to build on what you have done following the first training session. You will also be given the opportunity to feedback and give anecdotal evidence on how you have worked with individuals or groups following the first session.

On successful completion of this session you could progress into voluntary work.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

Notepad, pen or pencil and a folder to keep your work in.

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Little White Bus Service for the North Richmondshire Area

RDC logoLWB x 2The Little White Bus service will be expanding its provision to the communities in the North Richmondshire area. A new £60,000 16 seater minibus has been funded through the Department of Transport’s Community Transport Minibus Fund for North Richmondshire and it is hopeful that this will be delivered sometime in June.

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April Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wed 1 April at 7.30pm in the school.

All welcome!

Click here for the agenda

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Streetlife: A new local community website for Richmondshire

Streetlife, the local social network, has a simple aim: to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours.

The website provides a free and easy place to share local news, views, recommendations and resources, enabling people with busy routines or reduced mobility to keep in touch with their community.

Conversations started on Streetlife have helped unite lost pets with owners, expose doorstep scammers, save threatened public services and recall local history.  The site is also encouraging real-world friendships, with neighbours sharing gardening equipment, IT advice and dentist recommendations, organising craft groups, street parties and book clubs.

Streetlife has just launched across Richmondshire, and everyone – residents, groups, local government representatives and businesses – is invited to share their knowledge, discuss the local issues they care about, and help build a stronger, better connected community.

Get involved!

  • Sign up at with your postcode and email address
  • You’ll automatically be linked to the people and conversations where you live
  • You can post messages, events, polls and pictures, and locals will be able to respond
  • You can customise your account so you control how often you receive local updates

Sign up and join the local conversation on

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