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Community Engagement Forum public meetings, Partnership Boards and funding all remain suspended due to Covid-19.

Recent projects supported by the Southern CEF


Grass cutting made easy with CEF funding

Grass cutting is made easy at Thorpe Willoughby Cricket Club, following £3,000 funding for a new mower.

The funding, from the Southern area Community Engagement Forum, helped the cricket club replace their broken mower last year.

Club chairman Dennis Powell, explained, “The Forum wanted to support us as we’ve been working extensively to provide sporting opportunities for young people in the area.

“This commitment has seen us running a junior under 13s cricket side and the ECB All Stars Cricket programme, which have both proved very popular.

“Buying the mower was a major financial decision for us as a club but the new machine has done a fantastic job this season of improving the quality of our outfield, letting us easily spread top soil and grass seed where it is needed.”

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.

The shows will go on

The shows will go on…after a local theatre group received more than £2,000 in funding towards a new lighting and stage backdrop rig from the Souther CEF. A grant of £2,148 was awarded to the Hambleton Players, a well-established and respected amateur dramatic society, towards the purchase of the new lighting and stage backdrop rig.

Vision on Tour - outreach project by Selby District Vision

An outreach project taking eye health, sight loss prevention message and visual awareness has visited 24 villages in the Southern CEF area.

Reaching rural communities and getting this important message out by talking to:

• Social and recreational clubs and groups
• Primary school summer and Christmas fairs
• Information leaflets delivered directly to households
• Age UK groups
• Mobile Library service
• Local churches and pubs
• Horton Housing Community Cafes
• Over 50s/60s groups
• Community cafes, coffee mornings and afternoon tea groups
• Parish Councils
• Home visits

The project had excellent feedback from individuals and groups, who were impressed that this service has been delivered directly to them, removing the many issues surrounding transport and rural isolation.

We need you! Disability Action Group Southern Selby District Area

Little Owls Cinema Club

A village film club funded by the Southern Community Engagement Forum is celebrating a successful six months of operation after welcoming dozens of film fans through their doors.

The Hambleton Little Owls Cinema Club (LOCC) is a monthly themed cinema club that offers much more than just a film once a month.