B6108, MIGHTENS’ BANK, LEYBURN – Roadworks 8am – 5.30pm daily, 3rd to 16th March

More details are shown on the interactive map https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/roadworks-map

Diversion details

Name: A6108 Middleham Road / Mightens Bank – Leyburn
Description: Temporary Road Closure for Highway Maintenance works. It is anticipated that the road will be closed from 03 March 2021 until 16 March 2021 (inc).

Route Description

2 Middleham Rd, Leyburn DL8 5EY, UK

44.9 km. About 48 mins (49 mins in current traffic)

1. Head west on Harmby Rd/A684 towards St Matthew’s Terrace 24 m
2. Turn left onto Middleham Rd/A6108

Continue to follow A6108

18.1 km
3. Slight left onto B6267 1.0 km
4. Turn left onto Halfpenny House Ln/B6268

Continue to follow B6268

7.7 km
5. Turn left onto Market Pl 0.2 km
6. Continue onto N End 0.4 km
7. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A684 16.2 km
8. Turn left onto Middleham Rd/A6108

Continue to follow A6108

Destination will be on the left

1.2 km
Low Lane House, Middleham Bridge, Leyburn DL8 5HD, UK

The reverse route applies

GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS RE-START

Collections of garden waste re-start across Richmondshire next week (February 22) – for householders signed up to the district council scheme.

So far more than 5717 homes have subscribed to the scheme – which sees green waste collected from the kerbside every fortnight between February and November.

Subscription renewals for the February 2021 to January 2022 period are now due.   Prices have been frozen at £25 a year for the collection of one green wheelie bin with additional bins costing £17 a year.

Current subscribers should visit richmondshire.gov.uk and either sign into their ‘my account’ or follow the link on the home page – or call the council on 01748 829100.   Households can join the scheme at any time during the year, but there are no discounts.  If you wish to subscribe, you can do so here https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/garden-waste/garden-waste-subscription/

Collections of garden waste are suspended during the winter months apart from one collection to remove Christmas trees and garden waste in January, which must be pre-booked.

People not using the scheme are asked to compost their garden waste or take it to a household waste recycling centre.

For more details on bin collection dates check out the collection date finder on richmondshire.gov.uk

February Edition of ‘The Bridge’ published

Rev Liz has forwarded the latest issue, which can be viewed here, If you would like to join the mailing list just email jervaulxliz@gmail.com

Deadline for next month is 14th February.  If anyone has any Springtime bridge photos for the front cover, please send them to Rev Liz.

For those that don’t know, The BRIDGE is the Newsletter of the ‘Jervaulx’ parish – the churches in Middleham with Coverdale, East Witton and Thornton Steward and is published every month, although currently during Covid19 it is being circulated by email only rather than delivered to every household.  In ‘normal’ times, printed copies are also available from Central Stores and the Key Centre.  The Bridge is much more than a church newsletter, it is also a directory of what is going on in the area.

Don’t Lose Your Way – footpaths may be lost forever

The Ramblers represents the interests of walkers in the UK and is currently working with other groups, including horse riders, to ensure that established rights of way are not lost as a result of the government setting a deadline of 2026 to register all existing rights of way.

The Campaign is called ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’

This is what the Ramblers has to say:

We’ve searched all of England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths that could be lost forever, unless we come together to save them.

Our paths are one of our most precious assets, hidden in plain sight, and often taken for granted, they allow everyone to enjoy the countryside, both on our doorstep and across Britain’s iconic landscapes.

With the help of thousands of volunteers we searched all of England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths which could be lost forever. Time is running out, with only five years left to collect the evidence needed to build and submit applications to restore the most important paths for future generations.

Find out how many miles of lost paths are near you

Explore the full map of lost paths

You may also donate to this campaign via the Ramblers’ website.

Cotswold Outdoor, the Ramblers recommended outdoor retailer, has generously kickstarted the crowdfunder with a contribution of £10,000.

The Ramblers is a charity in England & Wales No: 1093577 Scotland No: SC039799

Safer Internet – online guidance session from the Police

NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE, ‘ASK THE EXPERTS – SAFER INTERNET SESSION’: TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 7.00PM TO 9.00PM

We have received information that North Yorkshire Police’s Economic Crime unit are holding a remote event on 9 February.

9 February 2021 is National Safer Internet Day https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021

With more people working from home and children now having their school lessons online, the need to use the internet more safely and securely has never been greater. North Yorkshire Police are hosting another ’Ask the Experts’ evening to support Safer Internet Day. This online event will consist of a number of presentations from officers from its Cyber Crime Unit and Online Abuse & Safeguarding Unit.  Richard De Vere from the Anti-Social Engineer will give an insight into the tricks scammers use to manipulate their victims. As usual there will be the opportunity to ask questions of our panel of experts.

This event will be conducted using Microsoft Teams and persons registering for the event will be emailed a link prior to the date. You do not need to have Microsoft Teams installed on your computer to participate, just a good internet link

To register for the event please click on the below link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/internet-safety-day-ask-the-experts-north-yorkshire-police-tickets-135979661829

Bogus Police Officer telephone scam

On 12th January 2021, North Yorkshire Police received 6 reports from across the county where victims had received a call from a male claiming to be a police officer. In each report the name given by the fraudster and the force area they claimed to work from differed but the approach to the victim was always the same. The ‘officer’ would claim that they had a male in custody they believed to be the grandson/nephew etc of the person being called and that this person was in possession of their bank and credit cards. The person being called was asked to immediately call their bank or the police on 911 to verify this was genuine. This was when the potential victims realised the call was a scam as they were told not to necessarily wait for a dialling tone and to use the phone they were talking on. Obviously if the intended victim did this, they would not be talking to their bank or the police but to the fraudsters.

Please be aware of this type of call and remember, if you ever do need to contact the police or bank to verify, use a different line from the one being called on. Never allow yourself to be rushed and if in doubt immediately terminate the call.

If you wish to receive bulletins from the Police on this and other types of local crime and receive advice on how to avoid becoming a victim, please register at www.nycm.co.uk

More information on scams and frauds are available on this website at https://middlehamtowncouncil.co.uk/keeping-safe-and-getting-help/.  Fortunately, there are teams working against the scammers and fraudsters and you can read about their activity and successes at that link.