March 31, 2020

MASHAM – IMPORTANT INFO DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

This page contains a summary of important info relating to Mashamshire in the current crisis. Though currently closed to the public, Mashamshire Community Office staff and volunteers aim to keep this page up to date with useful information. If you see anything that needs updating or wish to add anything please do let us know…

VOLUNTEERING IN MASHAMSHIRE
You can volunteer your time to support your community and help people who are self isolating by fetching prescriptions, food, dog walking or just calling for a chat. E-mail info@visitmasham.com

IF YOU NEED HELP IN MASHAMSHIRE
If you are self-isolating and unable to shop for food or get your prescriptions, please call Masham Community Office on 01765 680200. We can put you in touch with a local volunteer who is willing help. Even if it’s just a chat with someone if you’re feeling isolated, we can find someone with time on their hands!

STATUS OF LOCAL BUSINESSES IN MASHAMSHIRE
We are updating a summary of how local businesses are adapting to Covid-19 to offer services wherever possible with Government Guidelines. Click here to view a PDF summary.

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OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

Government Information and Guidance – click here.

The main Harrogate Borough Council Covid-19 Website link is here:
HBC Covid-19

MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020
Extended by Six Months

Citizens Advice Contact Details reminder
Online advice is available
You can contact us by email on our website
Or you can call us and leave a message anytime, we will get back to you when we can:
Harrogate District – 01423 503591 or Craven District – 01756 457222

SUMMARY OF BUSINESSES – CURRENT SERVICES

Mashamshire Community Office is maintaining a summary services from local businesses and how they are adapting to the crisis, offering their services in new ways wherever possible but within Government Guidelines.

Click here to view a PDF summary.

Please email info@visitmasham.com to let us know if we’ve missed anything or if anything changes.

HELP FOR CLYNICALLY VULNERABLE

You may have received a letter from the NHS telling you that you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, or been contacted by your GP or hospital clinician. If this has not happened, contact your GP or clinician after you register with this service. You can find info and register for help here.

If you are not clinically vulnerable but are self isolating and need any help at all, you can always contact local volunteers at Mashamshire Community Office on 01765 680200.

MESSAGE FROM HARROGATE DC RE GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION

Due to operational reasons relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, W are unable to collect garden waste over the next two weeks (31 March to 10 April).

Collections will resume the weeks commencing 13 April (collections will be one day later than normal due to Easter Monday) and 20 April. If you have additional garden waste please leave this next to your bag/bin in a suitable sack (preferably not tied).

Our collection crews are continuing to work incredibly hard to provide our services during this unprecedented time. We currently need to prioritise household waste and recycling collections that have increased due to people self-isolating.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

RECYCLING – PLEASE WEIGH DOWN

As lids are not provided for recycling bins, please could residents try to weigh down their recycling with the bags of paper on top to stop items blowing out in the wind and help stop the spread of litter in the area? Thank you for your co-operation

MASHAM COMBINED VOLUNTEERS – FOOD & PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY

The two volunteer lists in Masham have now been combined. The Masham Churches list of helpers with food and shopping has now come together with the list of people helping with prescription collections which is coordinated by Mashamshire Community Office. The combined list of over 70 volunteers around Masham and the surrounding villages are available to help with shopping, prescription collection and any other issues.

If you have volunteered with either group, you may be contacted either by the Church or Mashamshire Community Office to help someone in need near you.

Please call 01765 680200 if you need help.

There are also local volunteer groups emerging in surrounding villages – we will try and keep up with these on our Covid-19 Local Info Page here.

CLARIFICATION
NHS Volunteers are coordinated centrally by them and are focused on helping people who the NHS has specifically identified as being vulnerable due to their health conditions. The local volunteer groups above and coordinated locally and are available to help anyone in the local community who is in need of help.

March 24, 2020

MASHAM – COVID-19 – COMMUNICATIONS LINKS

GET CONNECTED
With the help of some amazing volunteers, Mashamshire Community Office is endeavouring to communicate facts and new initiatives to help people in Mashamshire throughout this crisis. You can find info via the following:

Stay connected via email by signing up to our email list to receive regular updates here

Get latest info and connect with local people and businesses by joining our Facebook Group, Mashamshire Life

Latest news items listed on this website here.

PLEASE STAY AT HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE FACTS USING THESE RESOURCES.

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You can also find further useful links and information about local initiatives effecting Mashamshire during the crisis here.

This information will be kept updated by Mashamshire Community Office volunteers – big thank you to them!

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North Yorkshire Closes Waste + Recycling Centres

All Household Waste Recycling Centres in North Yorkshire will be closed with immediate effect until further notice following the Prime Minister’s statement last night. This decision does not affect your household refuse or recycling collection service.

Whilst it may be tempting to use this period of confinement to carry out DIY work or gardening, residents are advised to avoid creating unnecessary waste until HWRCs are able to reopen.

Cllr Andrew Lee Executive member for Waste Management said “It is clear from the Prime Ministers statement that we should all only be making essential journeys and we have therefore taken the decision to close all HWRCs in North Yorkshire to help reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread. We will of course continually review that position and we will reopen them at the earliest practicable opportunity. Please hang on to any bulky waste until the sites reopen and don’t be tempted to fly tip. Fly tipping is an offence and offenders will be prosecuted.”

#StayHomeSaveLives

Black Sheep Delivers

The Black Sheep Brewery bar and kitchen are currently closed following government advice, but they are still offering a special delivery service from the Visitor Centre to the people of Masham and the surrounding villages.

They are offering cases of beer, gin, cider and soft drinks to those who are in and around the towns of #Masham, #Bedale, #Northallerton, #Thirsk, #Ripon, #Harrogate, #Leyburn

Cases of 8 x 500ml beers available for just £12 and delivered directly to your door. Call 01765 680701 or email telesales@blacksheep.co.uk for orders/more info.

Our drivers will of course be maintaining a safe distance in accordance with the government guidelines

#StayAtHome

MASHAM CHURCHES SHOPPING HELP

All the Masham Churches have come together to coordinate local volunteers who can help with essential shopping or collecting medication or pet supplies. Maybe you live alone and would appreciate a phone call

If you NEED HELP or if you WANT TO HELP please contact:
Reverend David Cleeves 01765 689255
Email: revdavidcleeves@gmail.com

or
Reverend Siân Lawton 01765 530715 or 07583 874203
Email: revsianlawton@gmail.com

or
Reverend Dr Pat Malham 01765 688556
Email: patriciamalham@gmail.com

Shopping will be left on your doorstep. You will need to make your own arrangements with volunteers regarding payment for the cost of the shopping – there is no charge for the help.

For summary of information about all crisis related activities in Mashamshire click here.