Issue 43

February 2013






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Security Tip from Neighbourhood Watch

Many members of our community will have given or received expensive Christmas gifts such as bikes or electronic items. The police are advising that all these should be registered on this site.

It's a free service which is used by the police and second hand dealers countrywide to recover and identify stolen property. It greatly increases the chances of getting your property back in the event of it being lost or stolen.

Keeping Warm

The Hotspots' referral scheme.

The police are highlighting the following scheme to you on behalf of the council.

The scheme targets vulnerable people with cold or damp homes over the winter months. If you are aware of anyone who would benefit please consider using the link at the bottom of this message.

The scheme provides a number of services including:

Insulation, referrals for heating grants, benefit and fire safety checks for the elderly, 'keep warm' packs (hat, scarf, gloves, blanket etc), basic draught-proofing, a boiler service, small home repairs, and emergency heaters.

There are also outreach activities to provide information and support including coffee mornings and lunch clubs.

Funding is limited, it will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis and there are basic eligibility criteria.

Full information can be found here

Many thanks APS 1543 Sellars

Almscliffe talks, Huby

Although not a U3A group the following may be of interest to members. Jenny also speaks on a number of subjects and conducts craft classes. Contact her for details of these.

The Almscliffe group started in 1979 as an antique talks class--and my late Mother was the first speaker-and helped organise it.The group ran very successfully until 2010.Many of the helpers were professional speakers on antiques--as my Mother was.

I moved to the village into my late parents home and began the the talks in Oct 2012.

We have had talks on painting, fake antiques and pantomime.

The winter programme starts on

Jan 17th----Bradford Colour Museum,-Can You Believe Your Eyes

Feb 21st--- Sir Thomas Ingilby --Ripley Castle in the 21st Cent

March 21st ---Christabelle Davey---Pearly Kings and Queens


The talks are now more varied in content to attract a wider audience

We meet on the 3rd Thursday at 2 pm at Almscliffe Village Hall in Huby--it is between Harrogate and Otley on the A658.

More information can be obtained from Jenny  email– .

the cost is £10 for the 3 talks--or £4 for 1 meeting -including refreshments