Community Engagement Forum meetings, Partnership Boards and funding remain suspended due to Covid-19.
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.
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.
Future Meetings and Forums
Community Engagement Forum public meetings remain suspended due to Covid-19 in order to reduce face-to-face contact to protect our residents, staff and councillors.
Community centre improvements thanks to Western CEF
Villagers using a community centre in Burton Salmon are warming up thanks to funding from the Western CEF. The Burton Salmon Village Hall Trust received the £4,400 funding grant last year to improve the heating system in their hall.
Funding boost for popular Sherburn Gymnastics Club
Souvenir walks and heritage booklet launched - supported by Western CEF
Grant boost for fundraising charity shop
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.