May 13, 2020

LATEST ADVICE RE VISITING NORTH YORKSHIRE

As the advice from the government changes, here are a few useful links to the latest advice from a local perpective:

North Yorkshire Police – click here

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority – click here.

April 21, 2020

News Bulletin – Mashamshire Community Office

Read the latest news about Mashamshire Community Office and how we’re adapting to the changing needs of our community during these strange times. Click here to download the bulletin.

April 6, 2020

GETTING HELP AROUND MASHAM – Prescriptions, Shopping, Social Contact

MASHAMSHIRE COMMUNITY OFFICE HELP
The Community Office has a list of over 70 volunteers in and around Masham who are available to help with shopping, prescription collection and any other issues. If you are self isolating and unable to go out for food or prescriptions for whatever reason, we can find a volunteer who can help you. If you are isolated at home and just want to feel a bit connected over the phone, we can find someone to chat to.

Please call 01765 680200 if you need help. We are open Mon-Fri, 10AM till 3PM

OTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
Groups of volunteers are coming together in many of Masham’s surrounding villages too. If you are initiating some activity to help in the current crisis, please let us know – email: info@visitmasham.com.

Here is a list summarising other community action and support. Click here to view.

More useful information is also listed on our Covid-19 Local Info Page here.

VOLUNTEERING CLARIFICATION
Our Masham Community Office crisis volunteers are local folk who have offered to help collecting prescriptions, shopping etc for ANYONE who is self isolating in our community. This might be because they, or a member of their household, has symptoms of Covid-19, or they may be isolating because their health makes them vulnerable, or they over 70 and Boris has told them to stay indoors!

The NHS Volunteers are coordinated centrally by them with their focus exclusively on helping people whom the NHS has specifically identified as being vulnerable due to their health conditions – these people are “medically shielded”.

Of course there will be many volunteers who have volunteered for both the NHS and other organisations, but the Community Office volunteers are accessed and coordinated locally and are available to help anyone in the local community who is in need of support.

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!

If you don’t have money to pay for food, either because you don’t have enough or can’t access the money you have you can access emergency help you can call North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 780780 who can direct you to help.

OTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTION GROUPS
We are maintaining a list of other local groups and contacts – click here to view the pdf.

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.

AVAILABLE COMMUNITY FUNDING
We have also started to compile a list of potential funding sources during the crisis. Click here for the pdf containing the latest list.

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OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

Government Information and Guidance – click here.

Check if you have coronavirus symptoms – The NHS111 symptom checker is here: NHS111 Checker

The main North Yorkshire County Council website link is here:
https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information

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 MASHAM 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 CLINICALLY 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

You can access prior issues sent since the start of the crisis 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!