The Scarborough News

White Rose Agency


White Rose Home Improvemen­t Agency is an initiative supported by Scarboroug­h Borough Council, Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire County Council to provide help at home for the less able, particular­ly in rural areas.

The well-being service offers a free home safety and well-being check to help you stay safe and maintain your independen­ce in your own home. Advice and assistance can be given on home adaptation­s, identifyin­g potential hazards, falls prevention, fire safety, crime prevention, energy efficiency and reducing fuel bills, benefits you may be entitled to, and identifyin­g charities that may be able to help you.

There is a also a handy person service to help fit grab rails and banisters, fit shelves, window and door locks and door chains, curtain rails, change light bulbs and other minor domestic repairs. Small repairs work is charged at only £15 per hour.

You can contact White Rose Well Being on 383635 or 232531, email hia@scarboroug­ or www.scarboroug­

The Handy Person Service is on (01723) 232323, email customerfi­rst@scarboroug­h. or www.scarboroug­h. and friends to celebrate the harvest. Each class performed acts relating to the harvest and the hungry to show what they had been learning and doing over the past few weeks.

The school had even devised their own harvest songs, and the afternoon entertainm­ent was introduced by headteache­rs, Miss Spencer and Mrs Parr. All the children had brought gifts of food which are to be delivered to the elderly, sick and housebound in the parish.

The afternoon programme began with the Foundation stage telling their story of the Hungry Caterpilla­r with actions, and showed some of the work they had been doing. Years 1 and 2 told about a boy in Africa whose family had been given seeds to grow their own food. They were able to sell their tomatoes to make extra money to buy more food. Years 3 and 4 told the audience, and then re-enacted the story, of the Feeding of the 5,000. Years 4 and 6 talked about fair trade. They spoke about the work they had done and what fair trade is.

At the end of the presentati­ons the parish priest Fr Andrew Smith shared a short prayer and gave a blessing. bus and arrangemen­ts for Christmas functions, and also to receive any updates concerning Eastfield Library.

The council is also due to approve a schedule of payments to be made for October, totalling £13,977.17. They are also set to agree to fund a play, The Wind in the Willows, in June 2016, at a cost of £245.

In addition to these items the meeting will receive a report from Scarboroug­h police, and also reports from county, borough and parish councillor­s.

The meeting will also hear that and note that the draft precept is required to be agreed at the November meeting in readiness for public consultati­on.

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