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 www.streetlife.com 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 streetlife.com.

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Richmondshire Carers Sitting Service

Do you or someone you know care for a dependant relative or friend?  Do you find it difficult to get time to go out to shop, meet friends or just have some time for yourself?  If yes then maybe the Sitting Service can help by sending a friendly volunteer to sit with the person you care for so you can have some time for yourself.

For more information please contact:

Michelle Cardwell, Outreach Services Manager

St John’s Community Centre

Phone:   01748 832271

or email mc.stjohnscentre@btinternet.com

Richmondshire – Sitting Service Volunteer

Do you have time to spare, a few hours a week, or fortnight or month?  Would you like to make a real difference here in your local community by supporting a Carer?  Want to find out more then please contact:

Linda Curran, Volunteering & Information Officer

Volunteering Richmondshire

Richmondshire Community & Voluntary Action

Phone:    01748 822335

or email volunteercentre@virginmedia.com

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NEW INDEPENDENT PANEL MEMBERS NEEDED for Richmondshire District Council

The Independent Remuneration Panel that monitors Richmondshire District Council’s ‘Members Allowance’ scheme is looking for at least three new members.

To be considered for the voluntary four year positions – which start in May 2015 – members must be independent of the council and:

  • have an interest in the work of the council and how it operates
  • understand the role of a councillor
  • not be disqualified from being a councillor
  • have not been a member or officer of the council within the last five years or be a relative or close friend of such persons
  • able to communicate effectively

Meetings normally take place one or twice a year at Mercury House in Richmond with full  training provided.  All expenses will be reimbursed.

Anyone interested in applying – or wanting more information on the role – should contact Michael Dowson, Democratic Services Manager on 01748 901011

Applications should be returned by February 27 and interviews will be held in March.

 MORE INFORMATION

Aly Thompson (Communications Manager) on 01609 767063; or

Michael Dowson on 01748 901011

February 9, 2015

Communications Manager: Aly Thompson

Phone: 01609 767063

Email: aly.thompson@hambleton.gov.uk

 

 

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WE NEED YOUR HEARTS!

Love the Yorkshire Dales?

Enjoy knitting, felting or crochet? 

Can you keep a secret? 

Please help...

We’re working on a secret project in the Yorkshire Dales to make people happy. We can’t tell you about it yet, but promise it will make you smile – and we need your help!

We need as many hearts as you can make by 16th March!

The hearts…

should be made out of wool

can be knitted, crocheted, felted or even just cut out of old jumpers

can be any colour – make them bright & colourful!

can be any size from 2 inches (5 cm) – 12 inches (30 cm) high.

should ideally have a string to hang them by.
For ideas and patterns, please see the website below

The project is still quite secret but if you let us know you want to take part by going to http://www.dalestourism.com/hearts.html we’ll send you more details!

When you’ve made your hearts, please send them to us or take them to the places listed here:

http://www.dalestourism.com/hearts.html

THANK YOU!

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Housing for workers in Richmond

Details of how to get housing for workers in Richmond    Priory Proof (2)

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Police Mobile Neighbourhood dates

Click here to find out when the mobile police unit will visit MelsonbyPolice Safer Neighbourhood Dates

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Register my appliance

 fire service

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (NYFRS) supports ‘Register my appliance’ for a safer home http://www.registermyappliance.org.uk

 

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