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.
Western CEF Consultation on the Community Development Plan - SURVEY
The Western CEF Community Development Plan (CDP) is due to be updated and the Chair would like to invite you to complete a brief questionnaire which will help to shape the document and provide key themes for the CEF Forums.
Please see below a link to take you through to a message from the Chair of the Western CEF, Andy Pound, along with the on-line survey.
Future Meetings and Forums
The next Western CEF Forum will be on Tuesday 29 October 2019, at the Old Girls School, 18 Kirkgate, Sherburn in Elmet, at 6.30 pm - the theme will be Addressing Crime & Crime Prevention across Selby District. A flyer for the event can be viewed by clicking here.
The next meeting of the Western CEF Partnership Board will be on Tuesday 21 January 2020, at Fairburn Sports and Community Centre, at 7.00 pm. The deadline for funding applications will be 12 noon on Friday 10 January 2020. Please ensure your application is completed correctly by referring to the information on the funding pages.
A charity shop that raises funds for an outstanding local nursery for children and families with additional needs has benefitted from a £2,500 grant from the Western area Community Engagement Forum.
The Peter Pan Nursery charity shop in Sherburn in Elmet is in the process of being refurbished to boost its fundraising for the pre-school nursery for children with additional needs including disabilities, illness, learning difficulties and behavioural issues. Pictured here are volunteers (L-R) Anne Snowdon (deputy shop co-ordinator), Gary Mercer and Emma Daltry.