Letterbox Security Warning
North Yorkshire Police have been made aware of suspicious activity in relation to post being intercepted in external letterboxes. There have been a handful of calls in the county in relation to such incidents. Police are asking residents to be vigilant and report anything suspicious on 101.
Please consider the following when using external letterboxes:
• Ensure the letterbox is secure, and cannot be accessed by anyone else. Consider the location of the letterbox carefully, is it easily seen
• Don’t leave mail uncollected for long periods
• Consider using mail collection services, especially when you are going away for a period of time.
If you suspect your mail has been stolen, contact the sender immediately and Royal Mail.
If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
Superfast Broadband is Coming!
Askham Bryan are shortly to join the digital revolution with superfast speeds being available down your phone line before too long. Funding allocated to City of York Council to improve broadband speeds in rural villages will be used to install new green cabinets in the village to bring next generation broadband speeds to all residents. The work is scheduled to take place in Summer 2017. The work will mean minumum speeds of 20mbps for everyone.
Visit the Broadband page for more.
Mobile Library - Use it or lose it!
Askham Bryan is lucky enough to benefit from the Mobile Library service. The Mobile Library provides a range of books for adults and children, including large print, audio books and language courses.
You can expect many of the same services that you would find in our other libraries, such as community information and children’s activities, for instance the Summer Reading Challenge. You can return books from other York libraries to the Mobile Library, get your York Card updated and request books.
The Mobile Library visits every fortnight on Thursday between 11.10 and 11.40 and parks near the pond, usually outside the church gates. Follow the link for the latest dates:
Visit us at: www.york.gov.uk/libraries
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/ExploreYorkLibrariesandArchives
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/yorklibrariesuk
News by ABmail
Would you like to be kept better informed about what's going on in Askham Bryan?; receive reminders about events, activities? Well ABmail maybe just the ticket.
The ABmail service will provide information about issues and events affecting Askham Bryan. This will aim provide updates on events taking place in the village, along with any other issues we feel maybe of interest to residents. For example:
- Village events
- Neighbourhood Watch alerts
- News on proposals that may impact our community
- Updates and news from other Village Groups
- New information made available on the village website
To get receive ABmail emails you will need to sign up to the service, which you can do on the News by ABmail page.