Central CEF Latest News

Consultation Event

On the evening of 22 November 2019 outside Selby Abbey, to coincide with the Selby 950 Illuminations, there will be a consultation event where you can come and tell us what you would like to see from your Central CEF. In the Central CEF area attendance at the public forums has not been as high as we would like, and the take up of available funding has been low. We are therefore reviewing how we work – and need your help! Please come along and talk to us and tell us what you would like us to work on. You can also complete this questionnire to tell us what you think!

Please return any completed questionnaires to amanda.scrimgeour@groundwork.org.uk or to democraticservices@selby.gov.uk by 23 November 2019.

Future Meetings and Forums

The next Forum will be held on Wednesday 26 February 2020 from 6.30pm, venue to be confirmed - the theme of the meeting will be posted here as soon as it has been decided by the Partnership Board. A flyer for the meeting will be published on this page soon.

The next Partnership Board will be on Wednesday 8 January 2020 6.30pm in the Committee Room at the Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT. The deadline for funding applications was 12 noon, Friday 20 December 2019. Please check the funding page for further information about submitting an application to a future meeting. The agenda for the meeting will be available to view online nearer the time.

Co-Opted Member Vacancy

The Central CEF has a vacancy for one co-opted member on their Partnership Board. They would like someone to join them in this role ahead of the next Partnership Board meeting; the next meeting will take place on Wednesday 2 October 2019. 

The Central CEF area covers Barlow, Brayton, Barlby Bridge and Selby. The Partnership Board is made up of the local County Councillor, the local District Councillors and up to 8 voting co-opted members from one of the local community areas listed above. If you are interested in joining the Central CEF, please send us a short written statement of about 250 words, telling us who you are and why you want to represent your community on the Central CEF Board.

Please send in your statement by Friday 20 December 2019 to CEFAdmin@selby.gov.uk

If you have any queries or questions about the role or writing a statement, please contact Democratic Services at Selby District Council on the email address above, or by calling 01757 292046.

Recent Meetings

The latest Partnership Board was held on 2 October. The minutes of the meeting will be available to view here.

The last Central Community Engagement Forum was held on 18 September 2019 at Selby Community Centre on Scott Road. The theme of the meeting was the refresh of the CEF's Community Development Plan.

Pension Credits

Did you know that in the Selby and Ainsty Constituency, according to a report produced by Independent Age, there are an estimated 1,401 households not claiming pension credits to which they are entitled? The average weekly payment is £49.21, and it's thought that around £3.1 million pounds' worth of pensions credits are going unclaimed. For more information, the full study is available to view online here.

If you think this applies to yourself or someone you know, you can get further advice online from the government on how to claim pension credits here.

Funding Decisions March 2019

Funding was agreed by the Partnership Board at its meeting in March 2019 for the following projects:

  • £500 for Selby Rugby Club Under 15 Boys for Tour Funding
  • £1,000 for  Flaxley Road TARA for a Community Defibrillator
Children's entertainment and brass band concerts in Selby Park

A summer season of brass band concerts featuring some of the region’s best bands in Selby Park to help Selby Abbey celebrate its 950th anniversary, were funded by the Central CEF. As well as the band performances there was also traditional and fun children’s entertainment including clowns and magicians. All the events were free and were well attended by the local community.