Clubs, activities and events will be easier to find with the launch of a new online calendar showcasing all that the community has to offer. A number of organisations have come together in Sherburn-in-Elmet to deliver the project, which is part of a series of ‘Welcome Back’ projects for the community.
The Welcome Back Fund is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) awarded by the Government to local authorities. A partnership approach has been taken between Selby District Council, Sherburn-in-Elmet Parish Council and Sherburn-in-Elmet Community Trust to deliver the funding.
The funding can be used in a variety of ways to help boost the look and feel of high streets and to welcome visitors, supporting covid recovery. The council has been awarded £80,409 for the district in total, which is being spent across district centres Selby, Sherburn-in-Elmet and Tadcaster.
The Sherburn-in-Elmet Community Trust has supported the creation of the new community events calendar, so local residents can easily find all the clubs, activities and events that are taking place on one easy-to-use webpage, hosted on www.sherburninelmet.co.uk/events/.
The calendar can also be displayed on different websites for the venues or groups organising the events, while keeping the information up to date across different websites. The project has utilised local skills, hiring Sherburn-based company Creative Shed to produce the tool.
Dave Caulfield, Director of Economic Regeneration & Place for Selby District Council, said, “We know there are lots of activities and events taking place in Sherburn so this calendar will be a great resource for residents. It will make it easy to find events that are taking place, promote new events and find out about regular clubs that are taking place.
“This project helps encourage community activities organised by a wide variety of groups, organisations and individuals – something that is particularly important as the community recovers from the covid pandemic.”
Andy Robertson from the Trust put forward the calendar idea. He said “I’m really excited to see this calendar being developed using a local business. It will be a great resource to help people know about regular and one-off activities and can also be accessed at Sherburn Library for those people not online.”
This project follows the recent launch of a film encouraging people to take part in community activities across the different venues in Sherburn.
The fund has also supported the Sherburn Wombles with new litter picking equipment and Sherburn Community Association who run Sherburn In Bloom, maintaining the fantastic planters in the village.
Other projects delivered or planned include Christmas lighting and events, new accessible seating for the parks, and a new information booklet for residents.