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15 March, 2021

Community Fund supports local response and recovery to Covid-19

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has awarded £30,810 to support local initiatives which enhance the Covid-19 response and recovery work delivered by Local Authorities, to  increase community safety across the communities of North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Last year, over a two month period, Julia met each of the nine Local Authorities Chief Executives across York and North Yorkshire to discuss local needs and explore any additional support requirements. So far, three authorities have made requests for funding. 

Ryedale District Council requested a contribution to support the newly developed Covid Ambassador role.  The Covid Ambassador will provide a visible presence in Ryedale offering help and guidance to ensure businesses and the public are complying with coronavirus legislation and taking other practical measures to help reduce the transmission of the disease.

Scarborough Borough Council requested a contribution to support the already established Covid-19 Marshalling scheme which plays a pivotal role in relation to compliance of the Covid-19 rules and regulations at key times and in high footfall areas across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.

Harrogate Borough Council requested a contribution to enhance local communications across the district where footfall was more prevalent and to reach those more rural areas.  Their proposal will deliver a programme of targeted mobile communications across the local area to reach out to communities, ensuring current guidance is promoted on about how to keep safe and to encourage people to comply with regulations.