Saturday 16 November 2019, 10am, All Saints’ Church Slingsby
Please can you spare an hour to help sweep up and remove the leaves shed by our magnificent sycamore tree? This keeps the paths clear and safe for winter. Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a broom or rake and gardening gloves.
North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is asking for five minutes of your time this weekend to create a county-wide snapshot of concerns about illegal drugs. Julia Mulligan wants to capture the views, concerns and insight of residents so she can present those to key partners and agencies involved in addressing the challenges at a North Yorkshire Drugs Summit – but we need you to act quickly, the survey is only open until 1pm on Monday to create a real-time snapshot. The Summit, on Tuesday (12 November), was called for by Julia to understand the issues caused by illegal drugs across the county which she believes are on the rise. It will bring together organisations including North Yorkshire Police, the Public Health Team, County Council and Changing Lives. The short survey asks what you have seen and heard taking place where you live, the impact you believe drugs are having in your community and what action was taken by the authorities if you reported it. It can be completed at www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/drugssurvey until 1pm on Monday, 11 November. The results will then be collated and presented by Julia at the Summit so a frank and open discussion can be had about what more can be done by working together.
The Yorkshire Arboretum is hosting a new exhibition by acclaimed artist and printmaker Mark Hearld, drawing inspiration from the site’s spectacular autumn colour. York-based artist Mark, who studied at the Glasgow School of Art, with an MA in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art, has produced a series of new pieces in his recognisable style.
Much of Mark’s practice stems from his love of the British countryside and its inhabitant wildlife – he paid a visit to the arboretum in late October, studying the variety of colours, shapes and textures found amongst the trees and landscape of the 120-acre site to inform his new works.
Yorkshire Arboretum Director Dr John Grimshaw said: “Mark’s work is distinct in its application of colour, and is the perfect companion to the glory of the trees at this time of year. These new pieces will allow our visitors a chance to view the arboretum’s autumn through the eyes of one of Yorkshire’s great artists.”
The exhibition will run from Saturday 16th to Saturday 30th November in the Visitor Centre, with original pieces on display and for sale throughout.
The most common type of fraud reported to North Yorkshire Police is where the victim is contacted on the telephone by someone claiming to be from the police, or the tax office or a tech company who then persuade you to go to the bank or log on to your online banking. This is an excellent and easy to follow guide on how best to safeguard yourselves, click here to see.