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Citizens Advice launch money and benefits helpline for people in North Yorkshire

Local Citizens Advice offices across North Yorkshire have this week launched a new helpline to increase their capacity for the additional demand generated by the Covid-19 pandemic. You can call the helpline if you need support with: benefit entitlement, claims and appeals accessing other income such as charitable and statutory grants managing your money and …

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Scams are becoming more sophisticated–know the signs

We came across this advice for small businesses re: scams and frauds, and wanted to pass it on. Many businesses have had to adapt to new working practices because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This has often meant an increase in emails and more frequent calls with suppliers, customers, banks and other organisations. Scammers have …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About the New Measures

Many aspects of the coronavirus lockdown have now eased across the UK, but some restrictions have been reintroduced in parts of England, following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases.  What are the latest changes? Some measures to ease restrictions in England, which were supposed to come into force on 1 August, have now …

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NiddArt: Supporting Nidderdale Artists During COVID-19

The team who organise the annual NiddArt Trail are pressing ahead with new arrangements for holding the event. Please see the update from the team below to find out more. “This year’s event will be different to other years due to the prevailing circumstances. Usually visitors come to us be it our homes, galleries or …

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We’ve Been Awarded the “We’re Good To Go” National Tourism Mark!

“We’re Good To Go” is the NEW official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. We are very pleased to have been awarded this national accreditation and you will …

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The New-Look, COVID-Secure Nidderdale Plus, Open to the Public Again!

We are so pleased to be back open to the public for all our services after the Coronavirus lockdown period. We opened on Monday, and it was quite a job getting all the equipment we needed in time to ensure that all our infrastructure and systems are COVID-secure. But we have done it! And it …

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7 things you need to know about staying safe as lockdown measures begin to lift

This is a longer article than usual, but we thought it would be helpful for people to read. It has been published by the COVID Symptom Study App. If you have not downloaded this app on your smartphone, it is well worth doing, and further details on the app appear at the end of this …

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Your Views are Needed on Increasing Tree-Planting and New Woodland Creation

An important national public consultation has just been launched, for a strategy that people in Nidderdale could help shape. Increasing woodland cover is now a national priority, and it will benefit Nidderdale. Please take the time to complete the survey below. In it, your views are being sought on how we can significantly increase tree …

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Priority Supermarket Slots Now Available to Blind and Partially Sighted People

Thanks to thousands of people signing the RNIB’s petition, people in England who qualify can be referred to the priority shopping slots through RNIB’s Helpline on 0303 123 9999. Callers will speak to a member of the Sight Loss Advice Service who will assess the individual’s need and allocate them a slot if appropriate. The …

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