Youngsters from a Northallerton based nursery school helped put the finishing touches to Hambleton’s Civic Centre Christmas tree this week.
They made the star that now adorns the top of the tree in reception at the District Council’s headquarters.
Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson – who donated the tree – joined Chief Executive, Phil Morton and three year old Ryan to dress the tree. The children from Kiddlywinks Nursery – also provided the council with Christmas pictures which are now on display in the building.
“I wanted to bring some festive cheer to the Civic Centre – not only for the staff but also for all our visitors,” said Councillor Robson. “And to involve the youngsters in dressing the tree was the final piece of Christmas magic.”
The 2013 campaign to help victims of domestic abuse access over the festive season has been launched.
Hambleton and Richmondshire Community Safety Partnership’s Christmas initiative sees posters and leaflets bearing the words ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas - not an abusive one’ and ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year - but for some it isn’t’ distributed across the two districts.
Around one quarter of all women and a sixth of all men encounter some form of domestic abuse within their lives - but only half of these incidents are ever reported to the police. And anyone can suffer - male or female, young or old, and of whatever sexual orientation and ethnic group. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal or financial - causing pain and unhappiness to families and children.
Hambleton’s firm stance against flytipping was endorsed last week when a York man was fined £954 for dumping a three piece suite.
The 23 year old left furniture and other waste in Overton - on a quiet road just off the A19 into York. He pleaded guilty to the offence before Northallerton Magistrates on November 25.
“Here in Hambleton we take fly tipping seriously - and the courts are backing us up,” said Cabinet Member, Councillor Brian Phillips.
“These individuals believe they can pollute our district with their waste and just “get away with it. On this occasion it cost a ‘man with a van’ £954 – but the annual cost to our ratepayers is £17,000.”
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