Community First Responders (Your local team call sign NCR 16)
We are at present a small group of just four, who volunteer our time to support YAS - Yorkshire Ambulance Service in Middleton Tyas and the surrounding areas. Some of us are retired and some of us work, so we all have different commitments.
Initial training, which covers a range of scenarios over a weekend with an assessment at the end, is followed up by ongoing support and regular training and I compile a rota every month around each member of the team. When on call we are sent to a selection of 999 calls, where a crew are delayed in attending. When called we have the choice to attend or not - there is no pressure. Calls have been much lower during the pandemic but are increasing again as we are allowed into homes.
If anyone is interested in knowing more, please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01325 339183. The more people we have on the team, the easier it makes the rota and the running of the group and the more time we can cover.
Middleton Tyas now has access to BT Infinity or high speed broadband. Superfast North Yorkshire has delivered and a visit to their website (www.sfny.co.uk) will give all the information needed about how to benefit from speeds of up to 76 mbps (depending on what you pay per month and your proximity to the fibre box in the village). This is important news and not just for the young and young at heart who want to transfer lots of date electronically. The presence, or otherwise, of high speed broadband has a significant affect on house prices and desirability so this development is a significant step in helping to "future proof" our village.
North Yorkshire Trading Standards welcome reports of traders who cold call at peoples properties in an effort to obtain work. As a service we have a zero tolerance approach to cold calling and doorstep crime because we are aware of the detriment that it can cause vulnerable residents. Itinerant traders use this approach to take advantage of vulnerable consumers, often acting aggressively to railroad people into agreeing to over charged and unnecessary work to their homes.
At this time of year the weather improves and the number of cold callers increases. Our advice is to be vigilant of anyone approaching you at your door or the door of any vulnerable neighbours, if you witness anything suspicious or concerning activity, please report it to the Police via 101 or Trading Standards by calling 0845 40 40 506 or emailing email@example.com.
If you spot a leak please report it immediately. Call 0800 57 3553 or go to http://www.yorkshirewater.com/leaks . Also, you can get a free water and energy saving pack which could save you money on your utility bills and help you conserve water for more details go to www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater.