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Adult Learning in York Week 27th June - 3rd July

York’s Adult Learning in York Week will take place from Monday 27 June to Sunday 3 July.
It will showcase the range of lifelong learning opportunities available across the city, from developing hobbies to supporting career development.
Read the Adult Learning in York Week brochure to find about events you may be interested in....

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Can you help York Bike Belles find a home for a rickshaw?

York Bike Belles (YBB) are looking to expand their range of all age cycling activities with a new rickshaw.
Their York Cycling Without Age Rides are part of the ‘Cycling Without Age: The Right to Wind in Your Hair’ movement which started in Copenhagen in 2012.
YBB store their current equipment at Cycle Heaven, Fulford, but are looking for an additional space, ideally in the north of the city, to house the 1.2m x 2.5m rickshaw so that the Rides are accessible to people throughout Yo...

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YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2022 24 September – 2 October Another chance to celebrate!

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has given the British people a chance to celebrate, from the phenomenal Pageant Parade in London to village Jubilee events around the country. In Dunnington a main street was closed and picnic rugs, tables and gazebos sprang up on the village green. From Extreme Zorb Football for teens to an escapologist in chains on a ladder, and from a very popular dog show to drinks in a be-flagged garden…what more could you ask on a sunny afternoon?Celebrations are g...

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Help Our Lending Library

ORGANISATIONS LISTEN UP The Recycle Project CIC in York aims to encourage sustainability in the local area by repurposing, reusing and reselling items that would have otherwise gone to landfill. The Recycle Project Lending Library is a new initiative offering the community the opportunity to rent items that they might only use occasionally or for a short time, rather than buying new. In order to ensure the Lending Library is accessible to all of York, we are looking to partner with organisatio...

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What's On from the Community Bees

What's On from the Community Bees.We have listened to you and found out that what you would really like to do together is reminisce. And we love that!
So join us at our brand new Reminiscing Pop-in. Turn up any time between 11.30am and 1.30pm every Monday at Costa Haxby. BACK ROOM
We are also going to be having useful monthly updates by local community organisations joining us to showcase their services and answer our questions.
We laugh, we cry, we are in this together to support one another...

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Council Tax £150 Energy Rebate drop-in sessions

If your £150 rebate payment has not been received you will now need to apply for the Council Tax £150 Energy Rebate Scheme online.If you or someone you know can’t get online or use any digital devices to apply for the £150 council tax energy rebate scheme, apply by phone call free on 0300 373 0727, or assistance will be available at drop-in sessions in June to the 1st July
To complete your application, you must bring:

a council tax bill showing your council tax refer...

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Why is volunteering important?

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too.
It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.
If you’re interested in volunteering, here’s how to get started and some volunteering stories to inspire you.

16.3m people volunteered through a group, club or organisation in 2020/21.
Most people have formally volunteered at...

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Groundwork's Greenskills Course

Groundwork's Greenskills is an amenity horticulture and grounds maintenance course. For unemployed people aged 19 plus in York and surrounding areas.Groundwork has been commissioned by the John Lewis Partnership Community Investment Fund to deliver an innovative green skills training programme to unemployed adults aged 19 years plus from areas in and around York. The programme is free to participants, the value of the training is around £800. Learners will gain a range of nationally recogn...

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