This evening, 1 August 2018, there have been several attempt thefts of motorcycles around the city centre of York and one motorbike stolen.
Two suspects have been seen in the area both white males approximately mid to late teens wearing all black clothing. One suspect was carrying a motorcycle helmet and the other wearing a baseball cap.
The targeted vehicles were all of the 125cc off road style motorcycles without locks.
Please use heavy duty motorcycle locks should you be leaving your motorcycles unattended.
Should you have any information in relation to the suspects or should you see any suspiciously abandoned motorcycles, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting ref nyp-01082018-0604
Got stuff you want to get rid of? Then join us in a village wide garage/yard/car boot sale.
Sunday August 26 10 am – 5 pm
Homes all over Bishopthorpe
No need to sign up, nothing to pay, just set out your stall on the day!
Posters will go up around the village advertising the event.
Do as much to publicise it as you can – balloons, placards, place of work, etc.
Don’t have anything to get rid of but love a bargain??? Then come shopping and bring your friends! Most streets in the village will be joining in (more info on Bishopthorpe Facebook page).
Dementia Forward is a local charity supporting all those affected by dementia.
There’s a weekly wellbeing café held at Clements Hall every Friday afternoon to support local people who are faced with dementia issues. The charity is keen to let people know about this, and at the same time ask if there are people who would be willing to volunteer some of their time to help in the running of this service.
If you would like to be involved, please ring the office on 01904 692473
The sessions are known as:
Friends Together Fridays
The address is:
York, YO23 1BW
The café operates every Friday afternoon, 1pm – 3pm, and aims to provide support for people with memory difficulties and dementia, along with their family, friends and carers.
Activities and games are available, or simply come and talk to others in a similar situation.
Dementia advisors are available to talk to.
Information about the charity
Dementia Forward are an experienced and established team, passionate about supporting people living with dementia and those who care for them. We support people in the York and other areas.
We provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service, we provide home visits and social activities (like the café), education through talks, practical support and access to dementia support advisors. This service is available for anyone who is interested in dementia, whether they have received a diagnosis, have concerns about their memory, support someone with memory problems, work in dementia care or just want to know more!
We operate a local helpline which runs
Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm
(excluding bank holidays)
Helpline: 01904 692473
Lord Mayor’s Charity Fundraising Dog Walk on the Knavesmire, Sunday 6 May 2018, 11am
For the last five years York charity scheme ‘Keep your pet’ (KYP) has organised a fundraising dog walk on the Knavesmire, & this has become a firm fixture in dog-owners’ diaries. The event has grown year-by-year, with last year 120 dogs & over 150 owners taking part, & a record £1,500 raised.
This year’s event promises to be the biggest & best ever, as ‘Keep your pet’ (KYP) has been selected as one of the Lord Mayor’s charities for 2017/18 & the event is being run jointly with the two other charities – Hearing Dogs for Deaf People & Refugee Action York. The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Barbara Boyce, will open the proceedings & Jonathan Cowap of Radio York, famous for his irrepressible enthusiasm, will again be Master of Ceremonies. Jonathan, who has been a supporter of KYP since its launch in 2012 but who has no dog of his own, will again walk a borrowed dog called Henry, with whom he has become firm friends.
There will be home-made cakes, savouries, soup & hot drinks on sale, stalls selling books, crafts & toys, a Hearing Dogs demonstration, competitions including ‘waggiest tail’, ‘sit for a sausage’ & ‘dog most like their owner’, dog portraits, a dog agility course for all comers, spot prizes, a tombola & a dog tombola, live music provided by local groups ‘Dynamics’ and ‘Strewth’, & a fun addition for this year is fancy dress for dogs & owners – which is optional !
Chair of KYP Keith Martin said:
“This is our major fund-raising event of the year but this year the proceeds will be shared with the other two Lord Mayor’s charities: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People & Refugee Action York. It is always a fun day, with a lovely atmosphere. The dogs all behave impeccably & supporters travel from a wide area.”
Walkers can register from 10.15 and there will be events taking place from then until the start at 11am.
Entry fee £5.00 per dog or family.
The entrance is from Knavesmire Road, near the Racecourse buildings.
Walkers can do any distance they wish and will be given a completion certificate.
Also note that there are some temporary changes to evening no 11 services while roadworks take place.
On Sunday to Thursday nights between the 8th and 20th April, from 2030 to 0500 there will be diversions in the city centre due to the resurfacing of Lendal Gyratory and the surrounding roads. The work is planned in 3 stages, however there is no set order for when each stage will start and finish so the diversions will continue throughout.
The changes for no. 11 are these.
Towards York – Normal route to Blossom Street, then Nunnery Lane, Skeldergate, Paragon Street, Foss Islands Road, Peasholme Green, Stonebow
Towards Bishopthorpe – Stonebow, Coppergate, Ouse Bridge, Skeldergate, Bishopgate Street, Nunnery Lane, Queen Street, U-turn at York Railway Station, then normal route
Not serving Rougier Street and Micklegate
You can see the full details on the First York website, through this link.
As we proceed through the years 2014 to 2018, I intend to publish the names of the fallen from Bishopthorpe in both Link and Bishopthorpe dot net in the month which marked the centenary of their deaths.
GIBBS, Edward Reginald, Chaplain, attached to 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards. Killed in action, aged 32, on 29th March, 1918, exactly one hundred years ago today, near Arras, France. Buried at Boisleux-au-Mont Communal Cemetery, Grave No. 2. Medals: British War and Victory.
Before going to the Forces, Edward Gibbs had served as Archbishop Lang’s Chaplain. The Archbishop placed an altar-piece in the form of a triptych in St. Andrew’s Church in memory of Reverend Gibbs. The memorial still stands behind the altar. Reverend Gibbs died on Good Friday, 1918, and on Good Friday every year the triptych is shut, allowing the Archbishop’s inscription to be seen on the back of one of the panels.
As well as spending a few moments thinking of this man and his family, I hope that you find the details of some interest.