Melsonby Parish Village Show is now taking place on Saturday 21th August 2021

The Melsonby Parish Village Show is now taking place on Saturday 21st August 2021.

Attached is a copy of the programme and entry form.

Melsonby programme 2020 Now 2021

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The Annual Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday 20th May 2020

The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held as scheduled on Wednesday the 20th May 2020 at 7pm virtually via Zoom.

This is followed by the bi monthly May meeting to be held at 7.30pm.

Both meetings are open for the public to attend.

 

The agendas are available to view at https://melsonbypc.com/…/agenda-for-pc-meeting-on-19th-nov…/

If residents would like to attend please get in touch with the Clerk, Jenny Pears at melsonbyp8@gmail.com and she will send an email invite to you

If you do not have access to computer or need support in setting up Zoom please contact Jenny Pears on 07585837716.

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Parish Council Newsletter 27th April 2020

Hello Everybody

Life goes on, if in a somewhat different way from normal. Hopefully we are all continuing to keep well, helped by everyone  keeping to the lockdown rules and those who can go out, providing support to to those who cannot leave home.  The lovely spring weather has helped to make the one hour walkabout an attractive occasion and it is good to see so many family groups out and about, sometimes with the family dog—timely reminder, please remember to scoop the poop and take it home to your own bin if the dog bins are full !

Thursday evenings have become a joyful meeting time for neighbours to stand at their doors, clap, sing and generally applaud the wonderful work of the NHS and Key Workers. Thanks to Callum for delighting everyone by sending his drone around the village and providing a video with musical accompaniament to flashing lights.

Don’t forget the Support Group is working well, providing help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and contacting isolated individuals with friendly phone calls.  If you need help in any of these areas, do ring 01325 718 028 to make contact. Thank you so much to the volunteers who have been busy providing help and keeping their distance when they do.

If you have any information you would like in the next issue you can email me at melsonbypcjcs@gmail.com or ring or text the clerk, Jenny Pears at 07585 837716

Keep smiling and keep well!

Judith Stansfield     Chair Melsonby Parish Council

  1. APRIL 26TH 2020MELSONBY SUPPORT GROUP

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    1.Update on the Support Group        The general feeling is the Support Group is continuing to work well. For Easter week Christine Elliott organised a competition to decorate a hard boiled egg and send her a photo. The competition winners were :George Denning The Websdale family Pippa Lees  Maisie Taylor
    Every child who entered received some chocolate as a Thankyou for entering.
    Plant a sunflower seed : every household will soon be receiving some seeds (kindly donated by Beri Instone) to plant. There will be a competition later in the summer for the highest/widest/most amazing sunflowers. Get planting Melsonby. Let’s turn the village yellow  Scarecrow Festival : some more fun to decorate the village. Any theme you want or perhaps you may want to celebrate VE Day with your scarecrow?  The next competition was searching for rainbows in Melsonby windows, with one having a pot of gold beneath it.

  2. The Melsonby Facebook is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/142207362471701/  This has local comments and on Fridays, a weekly  lively event  from Martin Vickerman and friends  continues to cheer us up
  3. Where can I get help? Melsonby Support Group Helpline  01325 718 028  – you will reach an answerphone and you will be contacted soon.  
  4. Sewers needed: Melsonby WI is involved with sewing desperately  needed simple coveralls  for Nursing Home  carers. Judith Stansfield is collecting cotton sheets and duvet covers and would welcome offers from anyone with a sewing machine who could help make them up. 01325 718 139 for details    Janet Brown is co-ordinating a group sewing up scrubs for Darlington Memorial Hospital and would also    welcome volunteers 01325 718120
  5. Where will this newsletter be posted? On the village website http://www.melsonbypc.com  , the Melsonby Facebook, the Oil Co-operative subscribers, the PC Noticeboard on the Green  and various  lamp posts around the village.
  6. Companies who deliver in our area from Covid-19 Richmond Update list

 MEAL DELIVERIES

Age UK is doing a hot lunchtime meal delivery in Richmond and the surrounding villages. The meals cost £5 a day for a 2-course set menu and they are being delivered 7 days a week.

Please book meals before 11.00 on the day – 01325 741492 or email catering@ageuknyd.org.uk

Taj Mahal, Indian restaurant, Market place, Richmond (Open Thursdays to Sundays 17.00- 22.00)

Free delivery in Richmond and phone & collect service. Delivering further out for a fee. 01748 829430

FOOD SHOPPING DELIVERIES

Age UK have set up a free food shopping service arranged with Thorpe Farm, A66. 01325 741496

Free delivery by Age UK volunteers to Richmond and surrounding areas

Stuart Hamilton butchers (Richmond) are delivering their meat, pies, eggs and milk. Free delivery in Richmond and nearby villages – 01748 822205 (Open every day except Sunday, 07.00 – 14.00)

Cheesey Grin (Richmond) is delivering free within 5 miles of Richmond. (Minimum order is £10 for 2 cheeses) Please email orders snicholson211@btinternet.com or phone if no email 07768 747269

Ken Warne (Richmond) are delivering grocery orders over £20. Delivery is free for orders over £40, otherwise for £3 in Richmond town and £5 within 5 miles. Email orders to Warnepeter51@gmail.com

(Open weekdays 07.00 – 22.00 and from 07.30 – 22.00 on Saturday and Sunday) – 01748 826660

J&H Meynell (Richmond) are delivering their full product range, including pet food, flowers and plants.

Free delivery to Richmond and area for orders over £15, otherwise delivery fee £1 – 01748 825532

Tunstall Meat Company, (Reeth Road, Richmond) are delivering free within 15 miles of Richmond (Minimum order is £20). Best to order online or otherwise phone 07825 982576

Wives Kitchen, Finkle Street, (Richmond) Health and whole food shop.

Delivery fee £2 in Richmond and £5 outside the town – 01748 822210

Neeps & Tatties, (Richmond) Fruit & veg. (Delivery fee £1. Minimum order is a mixed box £8)

Free delivery in Richmond for those unable to leave home – 01748 825397 (answering machine)

Richmond Garden Centre is delivering at a fee of £2.50 in Richmond and £5 outside the town

Open every day 09.00 – 15.00, except Sunday 10.00 – 16.00 – 01748 824058

Mac plant and tool hire is delivering gas. Also collecting and servicing lawn mowers.

Open weekdays 08.00 – 16.00 and from 09.00 – 13.00 on Saturday – 01748 826247

DELIVERIES FROM OUTSIDE RICHMOND

Carricks (fish and vegetables) on Thursdays – Email carricks-ltd@btconnect.com or 01677 470499

Mainsgill Farm shop (meat and vegetables) – Richmond and A66 corridor 01325 718860

Premier taxis of Catterick 01748 833434, offering next day delivery for premiermeats.liveStoneygate butchers, Ravensworth offering delivery. 01748 897131

PHONE AND COLLECT IN RICHMOND                                                                              Thomas the Baker, Market place. Open every day except Sunday, 08.00- 16.00 – 01748 821157

Angel’s Share Bakery, the Station. Open Tuesday – Friday, 09.00 – 15.30; Saturday 09.00 – 16.00. Please use Station Road entrance – 01748 828261

Castle Fisheries, Market place. Open from 17.00 every day except Sunday – 01748 821300

Barker’s fish and chips, Market place. Open daily 11.00 – 20.00 – 01748 825768

Shanghai City, Chinese takeaway. Open every day except Tuesday, 17.30- 21.00 – 01748 825955

OPENING TIMES PHARMACIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Boots, Market place, Richmond (Open 10.00 – 16.00. Closed for lunch 12.00 -13.00) – 01748 823322

Day Lewis Pharmacy, Richmond (Open 09.00 – 17.30. Closed for lunch 13.00 -14.00) 01748 823238

OPTICIANS                                                                                                                                      Specsavers, King street, Richmond is open for emergency and essential eye care only. If urgent, call 111. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 16.00, except closed on Wednesday. Call 01748 829960

RICHMONDMARKET                                                                                                                   The market is still coming on Saturdays and is now also doing Wednesdays 08.00 – 14.00

OTHER SHOPS OPEN (THAT HAVEN’T ALREADY BEENLISTED)                           Coop Market place, Richmond (Open 08.00 – 22.00 daily, except 11.00 – 17.00 on Sunday)

Heron foods Market place, Richmond (Open 09.00 – 18.00 daily, except 10.00 – 16.00 on Sunday)

Lidl, Richmond. (Open 08.00 – 22.00 daily, except on Sunday 11.00 – 17.00)

Savers, Richmond. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 16.00. Closed for lunch 12.00 -13.00

Nisa Local, Victoria Road garage (Open 06.30 – 19.00 daily)                                                                         

Yorkshire Trading, Richmond (Open 08.30 – 17.00 daily, except on Sunday 10.00 – 16.00)

Bargain Booze, Market place, Richmond (Open 08.00 – 20.00 daily)

Premier Express, Cross Lanes, Richmond – 01748 829631

DO YOU NEED SUPPORT?                                                                                                         Age UK are offering telephone befriending, daily hot lunch delivery and a volunteer shopping service                   Please call 0300 3020 100 or email coronavirus@ageuknyd.org.uk

Richmond Yorks Covid-19 Mutual Aid – support group                                                      Please contact North Yorkshire County Council hotline 01609 780780

Hot lunch – Age UK is delivering hot lunch to Richmond and surrounding villages including Melsonby every day. These cost £5 for a 2-course set menu.Please book meals before 11.00 on the day, by phone 01325 741492 or email catering@ageuknyd.org.uk

Food shopping service with free delivery                                                                              Age UK volunteers, along with Thorpe Farm A66, are delivering shopping to Richmond and Melsonby 01325     741496                                                                                                                Telephone  befriending                                                                                                               Age UK are offering telephone support. Please call 0300 3020 100.                                            Shopping service available for all the towns and villages listed above and as far as possible across Richmondshire upon request.                                                                                                   For an updated version of this or more detailed Richmond Delivery information, please collect from  Richmond Town Hall, phone 07394 907924, email covidsos@gmail.com or visit covidsos.co.uk

 

 

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Parish Council Newsletter April 6th

Hello Everybody

In conjunction with the Melsonby Support Group, the Parish Council has decided to produce a bi-weekly Newsletter to keep everyone up to date with what is happening and where you can get help, even if you do not access the Internet. We shall publish it by various means (see below) and hope that everyone can benefit.  If you have any information you would like in the next issue you can email me at melsonbypcjcs@gmail.com or ring or text the clerk, Jenny Pears at 07585 837716

The Support Group is working well, providing help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and contacting isolated individuals with friendly phone calls.  If you need help in any of these areas, do ring 01325 718 028 to make contact. Thank you so much to the volunteers who have been busy providing help and keeping their distance when they do.

Lots of ‘good neighbours’ have been making their own arrangements to get shopping, provide baking and generally helping those who are homebound—thank you and keep up the good work!

Friendly Melsonby has been keeping up morale! Lots of people came out on their doorsteps on Thursday 26th March and Thursday 2nd April, clapping, banging panlids and generally expressing their enthusiastic support for all the NHS workers.  Children and their parents have been using their exercise time walking round the village and spotting  a wide variety of teddies, on a bear hunt.  Martin Vickerman and friends have provided information and hilarity on Fridays with Dave the Monkey’s Newsletter.

Keep smiling and keep well!

Judith Stansfield Chair Melsonby Parish Council

APRIL 6TH 2020

 

MELSONBY SUPPORT GROUP

  1. Update on how the Support Group is going

The general feeling is the Support Group  is going well and has been well received.        Christine Elliott has been organising a competition around the Bear Hunt, on behalf of the Sports Committee. This finished on Sunday 5th April and the winners were: 1st – Olivia Bellwood   2nd – Melodie & Oscar Henderson    Runners up: Aidan & Tillie Jackson / Maisie & Seth Taylor / Heidi Elliott
Another competition was launched on Monday 6th April for the children to decorate a hard boiled egg. Send completed photos to Melsonby Sports Day Facebook page.
Winner will be judged on Sunday 12th

Melsonby School has donated Easter eggs as prizes..

 

  1. The Melsonby Facebook is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/142207362471701/  This has local comments and on Fridays, a weekly  lively newsletter from Martin Vickerman and friends to cheer you up

 

  1. Where can I get help? Melsonby Support Group Helpline 01325 718 028  – you will reach an answerphone and you will be contacted soon.  

                                                                                                         

  1. Prescriptions If you cannot collect your prescription, ring the helpline and arrangements will be made to collect your prescriptions after you have agreed with the surgery, when you make your repeat prescription order, that someone else will pick them up for you.

 

  1. Where will this newsletter be posted? On the village website http://www.melsonbypc.com  , the Melsonby Facebook, the Oil Co-operative subscribers, the PC Noticeboard on the Green  and various  lamp posts around the village.
  2. Police update re scams etc. The Police are doing roadchecks to prevent visitors going to tourist places, so only use your car for essential shopping and medical appointments.

The cyber villains  are active, so be particularly aware of scams in Zoom and any .gov.uk  notices that ask you for money.

 

  1. Health tips If you wear gloves when out and about, remember to wash / sanitize them or use new ones when going to a different shop.

 

  1. Companies who deliver in our area from Rishi Sunak’s list

Carricks (fish and vegetables) – Thursdays:  ­01677 470499 or alternatively, email carricks-ltd@btconnect.com

Neeps and Tatties (fruit and vegetables) – 01748 825397

Granny’s Kitchen (pies and baked goods) – 01748 850200

Tunstall Meat Company (meat and pies) – call Robert on 07825 982576 or order online at www.tunstallmeatcompany.co.uk.

Mainsgill Farm shop (meat and vegetables) – Richmond and A66 corridor 01325 718860

Angus Morton Butchers (meat): 01748 822644.

AGE UK – hot meal delivery in Richmond and the surrounding villages. Meals can be booked by calling 01325 741492 or by emailing catering@ageuknyd.org.uk before 11am on the day needed. The meals cost £5 a day for a hot 2 course set menu. They can also offer telephone befriending and volunteer shoppers too. The contact number for these services is 0300 3020 100 or email coronavirus@ageuknyd.org.uk

 

  1. Other useful sites

Ravensworth  Nurseries have an online delivery service—they have loads of plants that will have to be destroyed if they can’t sell them http://ravensworthnurseries.localdelivery.org.uk/

Georgian Theatre Knitting Project If you want something different to do, the theatre has launched its request for knitting hearts for this year’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. Details and pattern at:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157599359787025&id=86436682024?sfnsn=scwspmo&extid=S5mqRyXyzqwYXV5T

 

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April Edition of the Parish

The Parish
We are sorry we cannot deliver the April magazine to your door, but you can find named copies, packed by areas in the Info Centre in the old phone box .
If you have a housebound neighbour who subscribes, it would help if you could put it through their letterbox for them.
Gentle reminder: if you have not yet paid your subs, it would be appreciated if you could pay online, or post it in an envelope through the letterbox at 24 East Road.
Thank you for your patience!
Take care and keep smiling!
 
Extra copies are available at £1.00 each
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Melsonby PC Newsletter March 21st 2020

March 21st 2020

Hello Everybody

As the Parish Council was advised to cancel the March meeting, we have decided to use the PC Newsletter to provide information on the Support Group that has been set up. You will have already received an information leaflet on how to make contact if you want to receive or provide help. Several potential helpers have indicated their interest on Facebook and they are being followed up to provide contact details.  These will be kept on a spreadsheet until the crisis is over, when it will be deleted. Thank you to the volunteers who have already delivered these leaflets and given offers of help.

It is essential the everyone keeps their distance – 2metres – but conversations over the garden fence will keep up morale – I can see keen competition for the best kept gardens at the Show, as everyone will have more time and less excuse for gardening! Hopefully we have a good hot summer to kill off the virus and encourage the growing of beautiful flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Melsonby is a very caring community and it is great to see this coming to the fore. Please remember that even if you are young and healthy and may only get a mild dose, the older and less healthy members of our community are at a greater risk.  It looks like it will be a long haul before the crisis is over and hopefully new friendships – even at arms’ length and over the phone will come out of this.

Keep smiling and keep well!

Judith Stansfield     Chair Melsonby Parish Council

 

 

 

MELSONBY SUPPORT GROUP STRATEGIES

 

  1. The information leaflet. This has been provided courtesy Johnson Land with a contact number and an answerphone facility and has been circulated throughout the village.  It’s aim is to provide a contact point where anyone needing help or able to provide assistance can be connected.  Please do use it to indicate whether you need help now, or may do at some point, even if it is only to flag up a need for a chatty phonecall.
  2. Janet Brown is the Co-ordinator (718028). She is using a compiled list of volunteers to match up with people who need help and will be giving them a card with their contact details and how they can help with shopping / collection of prescriptions / dog walking / a friendly phone call / posting mail / mental health support. Janet will give the client and volunteer a code word so that the client knows that is the right volunteer and won’t be afraid of scammers.
  3. Shopping. Some people already use online shopping for food from the main supermarkets and this has become so popular now that there can be a long delay between ordering and delivery.  If you already do this, it would help if you could combine an order with neighbours, especially if they are in the vulnerable group and do not currently use the internet – give them an old-fashioned phone call? Local businesses are rising to the current situation and providing delivery of food orders and cooked meals. This is a useful service that helps them and the customers and it is an important way of supporting them through a difficult time.

ü  Acorn Dairies (466999 or organic@acorndairy.com) deliver to your door milk, yogurt, butter, bread, kefir, eggs

ü  Barton Stores (377201) food, newspapers, cigarettes and alcohol as part of food order. Pay by phone or cash on delivery.

ü  Granny’s Kitchen (01748 850200) ready meals bread, eggs, quiche, pies, cakes

ü  Mainsgill Farm Shop (718860 info@mainsgillfarm.co ) Food, fruit, veg, alcohol, readymeals. Free delivery for orders over £30

ü  Meynells (01748 825 532) Pet food, plants

ü  Neeps and Tatties (01748 825391) fruit and veg

ü  Ringtons https://www.ringtons.co.uk/doorstep-delivery  tea/coffee/ biscuits

ü  Stuart Hamilton (01748 822205) meat and meat products

ü  Ravensworth Nurseries (718370) plants, seeds, flowers etc

ü  White Swan Gilling West with Age Concern (01748 825122) ready meals

  1. Payment can be made by internet banking, by phone, or cash or cheque in an envelope on delivery. If you do not have access to any of these facilities, ring the Co-ordinator to discuss alternative arrangements.
  2. Prescriptions: If you need repeat prescriptions contact the surgery by phone (374332) or internet (https://www.doctorslanesurgery.nhs.uk/), indicating that you would like it picked up. Mrs E Reah, the Practice Manager has set up a ‘Judith Box’.   The surgery will ring me each day to say if there are any to be picked up. I’ll deliver to your door, knock and move back but wait until you pick the bag up.  Most repeat prescriptions are free, but if you have to pay, you will need to talk to the surgery to arrange an alternative pickup.  There are no dangerous drugs in repeat prescriptions and your name and address are on the sealed bag, so your privacy is preserved.
  3. Dog walking. If you become ill and cannot walk your dog, there are volunteers who can help. It is a permissable activity, even with a friend, if you keep your distance and if you don’t have your own dog, could be a new, enjoyable experience?
  4. Scam Awareness

Sadly there are unscrupulous villains taking advantage of the situation who may ring, email or knock on your door.  Remember that HMRC(tax) /  DVLA(cars)/ Microsoft/ Amazon Prime/ BT /Google/ various Banks etc will NOT ask you for banking details, so just ignore them.

  1. Keeping in contact. It is very important to prevent yourself becoming lonely and depressed.

 

Do remember that not all items on social media are true – rumour, scams and scaremongering are circulated accidentally or on purpose, so take some things you see with a large pinch of salt, but there are a lot of heart-warming stories of how people are helping each other – Keep Calm and Soldier on and we’ll get there in the end!

LATE NEWS:  Sports Committee have reluctantly cancelled Sports Day

 

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Tonight’s PC Meeting – CANCELLED

In light of the recent government guidelines the Parish Council meeting planned for TONIGHT, Wednesday 18th March has been cancelled.

The next meeting date will be circulated in due course.

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