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July 2021 Crime Bulletin

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Broadband Services for Rural Communities

Get a Voucher

The Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas.

Vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps.

Check below if you’re eligible for a voucher at your address.

Get a Voucher

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Wheels to Work

Wheels to Work – an initiative to help young people in the district.

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Crime Bulletin – July 2021

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William Cockin Trust Grants available

We are coming up to the time when the Trust invites applications for grants. For anyone not familiar with it, the Cockin Trust awards small amounts of money to youngsters under the age of 25 who (or whose parents) live in Melsonby. This is for funding towards many sorts of educational or training projects, and may include sporting, musical, academic and even recreational activities. Awards are available both for individuals, and for those in charge of groups or societies where village youngsters participate.

If you are embarking on a project and need financial help, get an application form from the secretary, Gail Smith, or have a word with any of the Trustees. You can apply even if you’ve had a grant from us before.

The closing date for applications in 2021 is September 11th.

For further information including contact details please see the attached below.

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Arthritis Self Management Event for Yorkshire

UK charity Arthritis Action has an exciting event coming up on Zoom for Yorkshire residents – an ‘Introduction to Self-Management for Arthritis’. Suitable for adults with any type of arthritis, we’ll be exploring what self-management is and how it can help. Topics covered will include keeping active, mental health, and diet. The event is free to attend.

I’d be grateful if you could spread the word to your parish residents and wider community, as we’re keen to reach as many people as possible. I’ve included some blurb below and am more than happy to answer any questions people have by phone or email.

Introduction to Self-Management for Arthritis

Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

This special event is for adults living with arthritis in Yorkshire. In it we will explore what self-management for arthritis is, and discuss elements including keeping active, mental health, and diet. You need an internet connection in order to participate.

Arthritis Action is a UK charity giving hands-on, practical help to improve the quality of life of people affected by arthritis. We offer an integrated self-management approach, which looks at both the physical and mental health impact of living with arthritis. We support people living with musculoskeletal conditions through healthy eating advice, mental health resources, pain management techniques, local Groups, and exercise advice and resources.

To take part please email: or telephone 0203 781 7120 and we will email you the joining details to use on the day.

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May 2021- News from the Friarage and other local health and social care services

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North Yorkshire Youth Training Programme of Virtual Courses 2021

North Yorkshire Youth are pleased to offer their new and existing programme of interactive virtual courses. Each course session is approximately 1 hour long and will end with a question and answer session. These courses are designed to be interactive and most include group discussions/ activities. These sessions are not webinars, attendees are encouraged to participate in the activities to benefit fully from the course.

Further information please see the link below.

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Are you a budding photographer in years 7 – 13 living in North Yorkshire?

2022 Calendar Photo Competition

See the attached poster for further information.

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