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Police investigate Tadcaster two-in-one burglary

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information after a car was stolen during a two-in-one burglary in Tadcaster.

Thieves took a Black Volkswagen Tiguan after breaking into a house on Leeds Road, and taking the keys to the vehicle sometime between 11.30pm on Monday 29 July and 7am on Tuesday 20 July 2013. 

A Compaq laptop, a brown leather handbag and a camera were also stolen in the incident.

Police are conducting enquiries in the area and are asking the public to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, officers are appealing for information about the whereabouts of the stolen vehicle and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious which could help with their enquiries.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 –  select option 2 – and ask for PC Tony Robertson.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to  tony.robertson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12130128467 when passing information about this incident.

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Tadcaster Carnival Day 2013

At 10:30 today people started arriving at Ripon Farm Services on the outskirts of Tadcaster to start the final preparations for today’s carnival. The amount of work which has gone in to some of the floats is unbelievable, Calcaria Carpets, Devine Meats, Loves Hair and Beauty, the list goes on, there was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, James Bond, Star Trek,  and a whole host of film themed floats. At 12 noon the floats set off from their construction base and proceeded through Tadcaster.

As I walked from the float assembly point back through Tadcaster I was amazed at the turnout. The residents on Leeds Road had already assumed their positions for the parade, front gardens were converted into beer gardens and street corners were overflowing with everyone waiting to see the procession.

As I got further in to the town center the number of people was more than apparent, there was definitely a huge number of locals and visitors who had made there way down for the parade.

The procession made its way slowly through Tadcaster and finished at the Tadcaster Magnets car park, many people just had to go and see them close up to appreciate the workmanship which obviously went in to creating these fantastic floats.

Everyone then steadily arrived at the Tadcaster Magnets Sports and Social Club where there were lots of stalls and plenty of food, the fair has also been here all weekend which many of the children appreciated.

The Carnival was opened by Steve Cobb our Mayor, he also presented the Ambassador awards on the stage which was built for today’s music.

First to get the party started was Radio Mojo on stage with another amazing set which blasted out around Tadcaster.

Here are some of the pictures so far, I will also be adding some more videos to YouTube shortly.

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The day started with some great music from Wilson Brown and Jonny Gill, the weather so far has been sunny and warm but there are dark clouds on the horizon.

The community spirit is really showing through today for the bands, Steve Cobb our Mayor opened the proceedings with Cliff from the Social club.

Here are a few images of the show so far.

Don’t forget, the music is on until midnight so get yourself down here and have a great time…

Sean Dunning, a great guitarist had a great set at the Tadcaster Rock Owt 2013, his style of playing amazed many people and he also has an amazing voice. Steve Cobb commented on his performance saying how good it was and that he provides his own equipment to compliment his style of playing.

Unfortunately one of today’s bands (Variation 4) didn’t turn up so in the spirit of the day James Brown stepped up and performed an unrehearsed set. From the Beatles, Major Tom by David Bowie and a brilliant rendition of Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and even some Robbie Williams, I for one can see James going far in his music career.

Even though they were stuck in traffic, Spirit of Harmony made it to the Rock Owt and performed like stars. The guys had songs from Bett Midler to Buddy Holly which considering the fact that they don’t normally use microphones sounded amazing.

After a bit of a bumpy start due to technical issues, Last Man Standing took the audience by storm with a variety of indie music. I think everyone enjoyed their set and got into the spirit of the day.

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Superfast North Yorkshire Business Breakfast Briefing with Nigel Adams MP

Superfast_NorthYorkshire_CMYKNigel Adams MP will launch Superfast North Yorkshire in Tadcaster on:

Friday 16th August 2013 (08:30-10:30)
Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster

Join us at this session to find out more about the Superfast broadband rollout across Tadcaster, and discover what’s available through the Superfast North Yorkshire programme of free business support – including masterclasses (on topics such as social media, SEO, website content and more), one-to-one support and business development events.

This 2 hour session will help you to:

  • Find out more about the Superfast broadband rollout across Tadcaster
  • Learn how you can save time and money, and improve your business performance
  • Discover more about customer behaviour and how to adapt your business and marketing to win new sales
  • Find out more about the free training, one to one business advice and grants available of up to £700 for eligible businesses

 

Places on this session are available FREE of charge – to reserve your place just call 0845 002 0021, email enquiries@sfny.co.uk or book online at www.sfny.co.uk.

 

This briefing session is part of the wider Superfast North Yorkshire programme of free business support, which is part funded by North Yorkshire County Council, BT and the European Regional Development Fund – if you’re unable to join us at the briefing but would like to find out more about the support available, please call us on 0845 002 0021 or visit www.sfny.co.uk.

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Station Farm Guest House Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

stationfarm_02A Warm & Friendly Welcome awaits you at the Station Farm Guest House… Charming Guest House, situated between Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet. Just a minute walk from Church Fenton railway station (Main Leeds – York line). Conveniently situated 7 miles from the A1, M1 and 6 miles from the A64.

Ideal for visiting RAF Church Fenton, Sherburn Aero Club, Scarthingwell Golf Club, Tadcaster brewery’s, York Races, Hazlewood Castle or Sherburn Enterprise Park. Business or pleasure, rest assured and a great breakfast to follow. Fantastic country walks, restaurant’s and history with Towton battlefield close by, all in the pretty village of Church Fenton.

Tadcaster is a delightful market town surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. With a fantastic array of cosy pubs selling fine ales and three historic breweries, including the oldest brewery in Yorkshire, it’s the perfect place to stop off for a relaxing afternoon. Alternatively, if you’re a fan of Yorkshire history, the town has an ancient viaduct bridge and charming church that are both well worth a visit.

Offering:
• Private guest sitting room
• Colour TV / DVD / WIFI / Freeview in all rooms
• Coffee / Tea making facilities
• En suite bathroom
• First class breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients. Including a fine selection of breakfast drinks, premium brand cereals, pastries, breads, Jams, full cooked breakfast, Sausage, bacon, egg, beans, tomatoes, black pudding, toast/fried bread. Vegetarian Quorn option or continental breakfast options available.
• Non smoking throughout

 

Station Road
Church Fenton,
Tadcaster,
North Yorkshire
LS24 9RA

01937 557088

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Tadcaster Brewing History to Come Alive at Tadcaster Carnival 2013

Photos, facts, historic bottles and brewing equipment show John Smith’s brewery through the ages

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Almost 700 years of brewing history will be showcased this Sunday July 28 at the Tadcaster Carnival with an exhibit created by HEINEKEN employees from the John Smith’s brewery. The team of HEINEKEN employees wanted to find a way to share the John Smith’s story with local people and give them a glimpse of Tadcaster’s rich brewing heritage.

The exhibit will begin with the history of brewing sites that emerged in Tadcaster from as early as 1341 and will be overflowing with trophies, cups, photos, interesting facts, old brewery equipment and the Smith family tree, covering the life of iconic entrepreneur, John Smith.

John Smiths TankerTadcaster residents will also be able to see a local Cooper, one of only two in the UK, showing off the practice of wooden barrel making – something that, although not outdated, is not as commonly used in modern day breweries. The Cooper will be joining the HEINEKEN team from the Theakston’s brewery in Masham, where they still use wooden barrels for many of their products.

Visitors will be able to view artefacts from John Smith’s brewery, some dating back as far as the 1800s which have been specially buffed and cleaned for the carnival. The items on display range from gold medals won in the 1800s to a trowel that was first used to lay the foundations of the new John Smith’s brewery building in the 1970s.

The idea for the exhibit was developed last year as part of a public meeting run by HEINEKEN and Your Square Mile in which community members voiced that they would like to see the brewing history of Tadcaster better celebrated.

Elizabeth Bartlett, who works in Sales Support at HEINEKEN, has been leading the team of colleagues. She comments “We’ve all loved working together to create this exhibit. We have managed to unearth an incredible array of different trophies, books, old photographs and beer bottles over the past few months and it’s been great to share our new knowledge and expertise with colleagues. I’m really looking forward to seeing the reaction from the local community, and I hope they like it!

John Smith Magnet AlesAs a Tadcaster resident, showing off the local heritage we’re all so proud of is something I’m really passionate about.”

The exhibit will be open to the public at the Tadcaster Carnival on Sunday 28th July between 11am and 5pm and will be located in the marquee at Tadcaster Magnet Sports & Social Club. Elizabeth and the HEINEKEN team will be on hand throughout the day.


 

ABOUT HEINEKEN’S JOHN SMITH’S BREWERY, TADCASTER

The John Smith’s brewery site has been used to brew beer since 1778, with the original John Smith starting his own brewery there in 1847.

The John Smith’s brewery provides employment for 350 people locally, and still brews the majority of John Smith’s ale today, alongside a range of other Heineken products.

John Smith’s is the biggest ale brand in the UK, and the largest commercial sponsor of UK horse racing, and has sponsored the Grand National since 2005.

HEINEKEN took over the site in 2008 as part of a national takeover of brewing giant Scottish & Newcastle.

ABOUTOUT HEINEKEN

HEINEKEN in the UK is the country’s leading beer and cider business and part of HEINEKEN N.V, the world’s most international brewer. As the leading long alcoholic drinks producer, the unrivalled portfolio of global brands includes Foster’s, Heineken®, Strongbow, Kronenbourg 1664, John Smith’s and Bulmers, as well as heritage brands such as Deuchars and Newcastle Brown Ale. Over 2,400 HEINEKEN colleagues work across offices, breweries and cider mills in the UK; in Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Tadcaster and Herefordshire. As well as being a brewer and cider maker, HEINEKEN is the fourth largest pub operator in the UK with more than 1,300 pubs.

HEINEKEN is an active member of Business in the Community – the UK’s business-led charity focusing on promoting responsible business practice.  HEINEKEN achieved Platinum Plus status in 2011 & 2012 – the highest ranking in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), which assesses how well business sustainability strategy is integrated into four areas of the business: community, environment, workplace and marketplace. We are the only alcohol business to achieve this ranking.

HEINEKEN believes the alcohol industry can be a valuable partner in tackling alcohol misuse. We work closely with a number of partners to pilot new and innovative ways to encourage responsible alcohol consumption and reduce alcohol related harm. Our long-term partner, Addaction, is one of the largest specialist alcohol treatment charities in the UK, and with them, we fund and support targeted interventions across the UK. For more information, visit http://www.heineken.co.uk.

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Residents urged to lock up at night following another two-in-one burglary

North-Yorkshire-Police-logoPolice have reiterated their warning to residents to lock their windows and doors following another two-in-one burglary in Tadcaster.

Overnight between 10.30pm on Tuesday 23 July 2013 and 6am the following morning, burglars broke into a house on Ingleby Drive through an insecure window.

Once inside the house, they stole the keys to a Volkswagen Passat before stealing the car which was parked outside.

Also taken in the burglary were a handbag, two wallets, a Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile phone, a Blackberry Bold smart phone, a HP lap-top and  a Samsung Net-book.

Anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the Ingleby Drive area of Tadcaster is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Tadcaster Police.

Or you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident number 12130124140 when passing on information about this crime.

 

North Yorkshire Police are doing all they can to bring the offenders to justice, but they need members of the public to help in the fight against crime and take the most basic crime prevention measures.

Officers are urging members of the public to always lock their doors and accessible windows at night and when they leave the house, and to always hide their valuables away from view, including car keys.

Understandably, the hot weather is leading to home owners leaving windows open to air rooms. However the thieves know this and will seize any opportunity to enter insecure premises. Please be vigilant and make sure your home and outbuildings are secure.

 

Please follow our basic crime prevention advice to avoid becoming a victim

 

  • Hide your keys away at night where thieves cannot see them or easily find them
  • Lock doors, garages, sheds and gates – even when you are at home
  • Downstairs windows should only be open if you are in the room
  • Don’t tempt thieves by leaving valuables on view through windows, letterboxes or cat-flaps.
  • Always lock your car and remove valuables
  • Keep your car in the garage if you have one. If thieves can’t see your car – they can’t steal it.
  • Fit a car alarm or tracking device if finances allow and remember to use them
  • Don’t leave garden implements or tools outside as thieves can use these to gain entry to your property
  • Leave a light and radio on when you go out at night
  • Make it part of your routine to check all windows and doors before you go to bed or go out

 

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Two-in-one burglary warning and appeal for information

North-Yorkshire-Police-logoPolice are appealing for information and urging householders to lock up at night after a car was stolen from outside a house in Prospect Drive, Tadcaster in what is known as a two-in-one burglary.

Thieves entered the owner’s home through an insecure door between 11pm on Wednesday 17 July and 3.30am the following morning. They stole the keys to the car, a Samsung laptop and then stole the car parked outside.

The grey Toyota Yaris was later found in the Seacroft area of Leeds.

Police are asking for anyone who saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the area to contact them as soon as possible.

In particular, they would like anyone who saw three men in a red Ford Fiesta in the Tadcaster area around midnight, to contact the police.

Officers have also reiterated their advice to members of the public to always lock their doors and accessible windows at night or when they leave the house, and to always hide their valuables away from view, including car keys.

Understandably, the hot weather is leading to home owners leaving windows open to air rooms. However the thieves know this and will seize any opportunity to enter insecure premises.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Selby CID, you can also email SelbyCID@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12130119806

For more crime prevention advice visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/crimeprevention

 

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Ambassadors to replace ‘royalty’ at Tadcaster Carnival

Carnival Queen Sophie 2012TADCASTER Carnival is replacing its traditional queen with Carnival Ambassadors to reward local schoolchildren for their good work.

The carnival was revived last year and was a huge success, despite torrential rain, and it has now been brought back for good.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday, July 28, beginning with a parade through the town on the theme of film and television.

Kirsty Perkins, carnival committee secretary, said: “The ambassadors are all children from each of the schools in Tadcaster, chosen by their teachers to represent the carnival because of the good work they’ve either done at school, in the community, in sports or fundraising – basically all round good eggs.

“The carnival is about bringing a community together to celebrate the great things we have in the town and the ambassadors are there to represent this.

“They will lead the parade all wearing sashes and will officially open the carnival on stage with the Mayor. Bromets solicitors have sponsored the ambassadors and will give each of them a prize for their good efforts.

“All of the children are very excited to have been chosen and all are looking forward to taking part.”

Kirsty said some “amazing” floats were being built for the parade, which would feature more than 25 floats.

“The competition has really heated up from last year, with some businesses going all out to win this year!”

She said the parade would end at the Magnet Sports and Social Club, where the afternoon events would kick off with live music from a local group, up and coming York band Littlemores and Copmanthorpe band The Forenzics, and there would be arena events, stalls and a fairground.

She said the evening would end with music from York party band Huge and a Robbie Williams tribute act, and a spectacular firework display.

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Theft and Safety

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North Yorkshire Police arrested at male on 12th July following witnesses reporting to see him attempting to steal a bike outside Wards Butchers York Road Tadcaster.  This male has been charged with theft of a bike and police are currently trying to link with other incidents around the town during the week.  Any witnesses are urged to contact the police.  It is also requested that if anything suspicious is seen with people appearing to break locks from secured bikes that the police are called immediately.

 

Local residents around the West Mount/Stutton Road area of Tadcaster are becoming increasingly concerned about young children playing on their scooters and bikes and having little regard about road safety.  Please can you ensure that your children are aware of the dangers of cycling/scootering along the roads especially around bends when vehicles can be coming the other way.  With the start of the summer holidays upon up we do urge the children to stay safe and be responsible.  The police will be doing regularly cycle/foot patrols around the estates and issuing safety advice where appropriate.  Please contact Tadcaster Safer Neighbourhood Team if you have any particular concerns.

 

PC 27 LIZ HARTLEY
TADCASTER & VILLAGES SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Tel 101  –  select option 2 and ask for me by name or collar number (27)

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North Yorkshire Lifestyle competition: Make a difference in your community

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A new competition to give young people the chance to make a difference in their community during the summer holidays is being launched in North Yorkshire.

This is the first time the competition, which is called Lifestyle, has been run in the county.

It has been a huge success in Humberside, where children have been participating for the past 25 years.

Lifestyle is open to kids aged between 10 and 16, who must get together in teams of up to five people to work on a project which shows they care about their local community.

This may involve the environment – in the broadest sense – and can include neighbours, the disabled or elderly, the young, promoting healthy eating and sporting activities, safety campaigns, clearing a park, creating a community vegetable garden and anything else which can help make a difference to local people.

After registering for the project, entrants receive a log book, to record planning, progress and notes on the teams achievement and a team handbook to assist in planning their work.

Completed log books are then submitted to police headquarters in September where they are assessed by a judging panel. Everyone who completes a project and submits a log book is awarded a Lifestyle certificate.

Each team must provide an adult advisor to oversee the safe running of the project – usually a parent or a relative.

At the end of the competition the submitted log books are carefully assessed by a team of judges who look at various criteria, including the positive impact of the project on the community and the ability of each team to work together and overcome obstacles.

All teams submitting a log book will receive a certificate of completion and there are some fantastic prizes for the winners.

Officers have been visiting schools ion North Yorkshire and the City of York to raise awareness of the competition and hope that as many children as possible get involved.

PC Ben Pepper, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “This is a fantastic competition which has been really successful over a long period of time in Humberside.

“We hope this will be a refreshing and interesting to challenge for young people to help keep them occupied over the summer holidays.

“It is also hoped that it will promote social responsibility and community spirit and show young people how they can make a real difference in their local area.

“In time, it would be great if Lifestyle could become well established in North Yorkshire and I urge young people to embrace the challenge and get involved. There are some great prizes on offer and everyone is in with a chance of winning.”

For further information about the competition, contact the North Yorkshire Police Lifestyle Team at lifestyle@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Or, visit the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk/lifestyle

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Police continue excellent performance despite massive increase in calls

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North Yorkshire Police experienced a huge increase in demand during the hot and humid weekend  with four days’ worth of calls taken in three days.

Despite this massive demand for assistance, the Force Control Room team maintained their excellent performance and surpassed the national target by answering between 92% and 99.90% of all 999 calls within ten seconds.

Even though Saturday was one of the busiest for several years, staff answered 99.9% of all emergency calls within ten seconds.

Over Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July 2013, the Force Control Room took 3,490 calls from the public compared to 2,767 which is the average number of calls taken over a weekend – an increase of 723 calls and the equivalent of an extra day’s worth of calls.

Superintendent Richard Anderson, who heads North Yorkshire Police’s Force Control Room, said: “This weekend has seen a huge demand for police assistance across the county in addition to the planned events such as York races and Seamer Horse Fair.

“I am extremely proud of our control room staff who have shown absolute professionalism and dedication over one of the busiest weekends we have seen in a long time.

“Saturday saw staff take 366 emergency calls for assistance, this is the highest number of 999 calls in one day which we have seen for several years.”

Supt Anderson added: “Non-emergency calls to the 101 number were also up with 933 calls taken on Friday and 909 on Saturday, an increase compared with the average number of calls of 758 and 716 respectively.

“This is very impressive performance and should help to reassure members of the public that we are here for them 24 hours, seven days a week.

“While there is always room for improvement and we are happy to take on board direct feedback from the public to guard against complacency, the Force Control Room team deserve our praise for consistently going the extra mile to ensure residents of North Yorkshire and the City of York receive the best possible service.”

 

Breakdown of calls to the Force Control Room

999 emergency calls:

 

  • Friday 12 July:  233 x 999 calls.  This is 49 more calls than the Friday average over the last 10 weeks.
  • Saturday 13 July: 366 x 999 calls  This is the highest number of calls in a  24-hour period we have seen for a number of years and 133 more calls than the previous 10 weeks on a Saturday.
  • Sunday 14 July: 293 x 999 calls. This is 72 more than an average Sunday over the past 10 weeks.

 

101 non-emergency calls:

 

  • Friday 12July:  933 non-emergency calls which is 175 more than the average for a Friday over the last 10 weeks of 758 calls.
  • Saturday 13July: 909 non-emergency calls which is 193 more than the average for a Saturday over the last 10 weeks of 716 calls.
  • Sunday 14 July: 756 non-emergency calls which is 102 more than the average Sunday over the last 10 weeks of  654

 

The calls included:

  • 164 incidents of highway disruption (broken down vehicles, debris in road etc)
  • 152 road traffic collisions
  • 508 reports of anti-social or nuisance behaviour
  • 150 reports of violence
  • 105 domestic incidents
  • 29 missing person reports

 

Please Note…

The national target for answering 999 calls is to answer 90% of all 999 calls within 10 seconds.

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Witness appeal – Tadcaster man assaulted in his home

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Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted at his house in Tadcaster on the morning of Friday 12 July 2013.

At around 6.30am, two men called at the property on Windmill Rise and assaulted the occupant, a man in his thirties.

It is believed the men left the scene of the incident in a silver car with a yellow sign on the side.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time, including the two men or the silver car, to contact them.

It’s possible that the vehicle was a taxi and police are also appealing to any taxi drivers who transported passengers to the Tadcaster area this morning, including drivers from the West Yorkshire area, to please get in touch.

Detective Sergeant Ash Khan of Selby CID, said: “We believe that this incident is an isolated one and would like to reassure local residents that the wider community was not at risk.

“We are now asking anyone who may have seen the two men in the Windmill Rise area or saw a silver car, possibly a taxi, to contact us and help bring the people who did this to justice.”

The victim was very shaken up by the incident and was treated at York District Hospital for minor head injuries.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Selby CID.

Or you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12130115448 when passing on information about this incident.

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Appeal for witnesses

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North Yorkshire Police are appealing for any witnesses who may be able to provide any information in relation to two bike thefts that occurred around the Westgate area of the town on Wednesday 10th July.
Between 3.30 and 4.30pm a “road racer” black cycle was stolen from outside St Josephs school. A short while later around 5pm a bike was stolen from the cycle racks at the swimming pool. Both bikes had been fully secured to the racks and possibly two offenders seen nearby. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police Tel 101 PC27 Liz Hartley, PCSO 6454 Glen Cooper

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Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner give a special welcome to new officers

North-Yorkshire-Police-logoThe latest recruits to join North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constabulary were attested at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 3 July 2013.

The 11 officers are the first officers to join the ranks since Chief Constable Dave Jones, who was at the ceremony, took up the position on Monday 3 June 2013.
 
 
 
The specials who are based across North Yorkshire and the City of York are:

York
New Police Specials JulyGeorgina Allgood
Rosanne Draycott
Richard Kendall
Alexandra Pinhorn
Rachel Walker

Whitby
Sophie Butcher

Scarborough
Amber Carey

Richmond
Rachel Darby

Selby
Elkie Dixon

Harrogate
Michael Parris

Stokesley
Jordan Wallace

 

The new officers will now been assigned a tutor constable and will work alongside regular colleagues. Once they have completed their training, which can take up to two years, they will be able to undertake independent patrols.

The invited guests included Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mullligan, The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, Reverend Rachel Benson, Acting Assistant Chief Constable Ken McIntosh, Mrs Anna Ramsden, Chair of the Bench, Superintendent Andy McMillan, Safer Neighbourhood Commander for Hambleton and Richmondshire, as well guests of the specials being attested.

Chief Constable Dave Jones said: “I am very proud to welcome these latest recruits to North Yorkshire Police. I know that they will all prove to be great assets to the service.

“The constables have now completed an initial period of intensive training and can look forward to working alongside regular colleagues. I see their role expanding in the future with even more opportunities for further development.

“Specials perform a vital role within the service, carrying out exactly the same roles as regulars. A group of specials has recently completed a rigorous training course allowing them to use forced entry during police raids.

“I know that they will find the role fulfilling and enjoyable. They may even equal the length of service of North Yorkshire’s longest serving special, who has recently completed 41 years with the service.”

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said “Special Constables contribute a huge amount to North Yorkshire Police, and play a crucial part in keeping our county the safest in England.”

“I have committed to doubling the number of Specials, and today gives me an opportunity to thank Specials, and all the volunteers who contribute to North Yorkshire Police, for putting so much time and energy into keeping our communities safe. It is an exciting time to join the Special Constabulary here in North Yorkshire and I am looking forward to working with the service to enhance and grow their role in the coming months.”

North Yorkshire Police will launch a new recruitment campaign for the Special Constabulary on Monday 29 July 2013, when full details will be published on www.northyorkshire,police.uk/specials, where you can also find out more about the role.

 

 

 

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News From Kirsty

Tadcaster-CarnivalSo Carnival goers, are we all thinking this weather is going to hang around for our big day?!?!? Would be nice wouldn’t it???
 
Lots of you may have noticed that it was Copmanthorpe Carnival at the weekend and from what I’ve seen and heard it was a fantastic event with some great entertainment put on for all the family.
Over 5000 attended the Carnival which is a staggering amount of people!! Can we beat this????

 

 

 

So I wanted to just let you all know again that our event is FREE for all to attend.
We start with a grand parade through the town with some truly fabulous floats, events then kick off at the Magnets at 1pm where there will be……..
 
FAIR – MORE RIDES THAN LAST YEAR
STALLS – FOOD, SWEETS, GOODS, FACE PAINTING LOTS!!
ARENA DISPLAYS – MAJORETTES, ZUMBA, DOG AGILITY, BIRD OF PRAY
REPTILE PETTING AREA
GO KARTS
LIVE MUSIC FROM – LITTLEMORES, THE FORENZIKS, THE PRIMATES, RADIO MOJO, SONGS FROM THE MOVIES TRIBUTE ACT, ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE AND Yorks party band HUGE!!!!!!!!
 
Not enough?? Ok we’ll throw in a MASSIVE musical firework display to end the night.
 
You do not want to miss this day, PLEASE share this post and spread the word to everyone, if you went to Copmanthorpe Carnival please come along and support us too.
 
THANKS ALL XXXXX
 
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The Carnival Committee are also VERY proud to announce this years Carnival Ambassadors, a new feature of the carnival, these young people have been chosen by their schools for their positive contribution either to school or the community, they are all round good eggs and will lead the parade!! Give them a VERY loud cheer X
 
Tadcaster East Primary school – Chloe Stead, Caitlin Hill & Adam Griffin
St Josephs Primary school – Tyler Stebbings, Romilli Bennett & Sarah Welch
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Tadcaster Police

After a conversation with Liz Hartley from the North Yorkshire Police (based in Tadcaster) today we have decided that in the interest of the community of Tadcaster, to include police news and updates on this website.

Crime prevention advice

 

Safer Neighbourhood Teams have also reiterated their warning to residents about sneak-in burglaries. Officers continue to take reports of opportunist thieves sneaking into houses through open doors and windows and are urging householders to lock their doors and windows if they are out of sight.

An open door or ground floor window  is a magnet to an opportunist thief, especially if valuables are left nearby which they can quickly grab.

Remember our most simple and cost-free crime prevention advice –  lock up and hide your stuff from view.

The same applies to your car, leaving valuables on view is an invitation to thieves to break in to your car. Always remove valuables such as handbags, mobiles and satnavs from your car.

Members of the public can help the police by reporting any suspicious activity or vehicles in their neighbourhood to the police by calling 101.

If you see a crime in progress always call 999.

For more crime prevention advice, please visit  www.northyorkshire.police.uk/crimeprevention

 

 

 

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