News & Events

March 2020 update

EASINGWOLD TOWN COUNCIL UPDATE

Welcome to the latest news from Easingwold Town Council.

Coronavirus

We urge everyone, including the vulnerable as well as young people and children, to strictly follow the government instructions about self-isolation and social distancing as well as hand washing.  This is essential if we are to keep vulnerable people in our community safe and to slow the spread of the virus and prevent the NHS becoming overwhelmed.  We would also ask people to shop responsibly and not stockpile food and other supplies.  It is both unnecessary and incredibly selfish!

Easingwold District Community Care Association (EDCCA) are doing all they can to help people through this very difficult period by co-ordinating volunteers to collect medicines and shopping etc.  We have been in contact to offer them any support that we can.  So if you need help or know someone who does or wish to volunteer to help others please contact EDCCA on: Tel: 01347 822875 email: info@edcca.org.uk

Cancellations and Closures

As a consequence of the instructions on social distancing and self-isolation we have closed all our play parks and the skate park.  In addition number of planned community events have had to be cancelled – these include:

Park Run

Egg Run

Great British Spring Clean

Galtres Fun Run

Lions Summer Fair

Rockin’ All Over The Wold

Monthly Friendship Tea

There will be no more face-to-face Council and Committee meetings, including the newly formed Youth Council, and the Annual Parish Assembly scheduled for 22 April will have to be re-arranged.

Outdoor Markets

We have decided to continue to keep our outdoor markets open for food vendors only.  This is in line with government guidance and will allow people the opportunity to continue with their food shopping needs.  With the reduced number of vendors we will be able to allow more space between stall holders and we would urge people to observe the instructions on social distancing and maintain a 2m distance from other shoppers.  We have also instructed the stallholders not to bulk sell.  We will keep this under review in the light of further government instructions.

Public Toilets

We have decided to keep the public toilets open as long as we can – subject to ongoing cleaning arrangements and a continued supply of toilet paper and soap.

Concerned about homelessness or a rough sleeper?

Please get in touch with Hambleton District Council and the Housing Options team by telephoning 01609 779977 (during office hours) or 01609 767267 (out of hours including weekends and bank holidays) or email housing3@hambleton.gov.uk You will be offered an appointment within 5 working days depending on the urgency of your situation, and if you are roofless you will be seen on the same day.

Other news

  • A grant has been secured towards the costs of extending the horseshoe path to facilitate the Park Run course.  However, work will not start on this until the current restrictions on social distancing have been relaxed.
  • We are helping to fund four publicly available Defibrillators to be installed outside at the following locations: Howells Veterinary Service on York Road, Easingwold Primary School Thirsk Road, Hesley Group Centre on the Claypenny estate and a venue to be agreed on Crabmill Lane. 
  • We are continuing to monitor the effect of the Vehicle Activate Speed Signs (VAS) on driver behaviour and have been moving them to other locations around the Town on a rotational basis.
  • A contract has been awarded for the upgrade of the Ladies toilet and we hope that work will start as soon as possible subject the impact of the Coronavirus.
  • A contract has been awarded for upgrading the Bandstand in the Memorial Park and work should start as soon as possible subject to the impact of the Coronavirus.
  • A range of tree planting has taken place in Millfields and some additional trees have been planted in the car park.
  • A tree survey of the Claypenny estate has been completed and appropriate works will be planned in as soon as possible/appropriate subject to the impact of the Coronavirus.
  • A contract has been awarded to manage Mallison Hill woods and work will take place soon, subject to the impact of the Coronavirus.

For more information please visit www.easingwold.gov.uk or contact the Clerk on clerk@easingwold.gov.uk or tel 01347 822422

Easingwold Town Council