58 Flaxley Road

Our Space

In 2019 Selby Big Local bought a derelict shop in the heart of the Big Local area, to transform into a vibrant, community owned and community-led space. This followed four years of talking to residents to understand what issues are most important to them. Finding a place for residents to come together and make “community happen” was a priority. 58 Flaxley Road is just a building; what is important to us is the people that visit it, the residents that come to think of it as a safe and welcoming haven, and for the opportunities that having a community owned space, that responds to local priorities, can bring to the wider community.

We are about change for our community and we have called 58 Flaxley Road, ‘Our Space’.

As residents we believe in our community and the power of honest and authentic voices to bring about change.

We see Our Space as a place for socialising, learning and enterprise, offering everything from cookery classes, workshops and classes, after-school activities to volunteer-led projects, but what the space offers is up to you!

We have been working with Thread Architects to co-design the space and create physical plans to reflect the community vision. We’re working hard to secure funding and we hope building work to start in Spring 2021. In the meantime, we will be running a full programme of events and activities to provide alternative opportunities for us to come together as a community, socialise and learn and we welcome all local residents to get involved.

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to find out more and keep in touch.

Or email: ourspace.flaxleyroad@gmail.com

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Jo Scott, the Chair @SelbyBigLocal was talking on @BBCYork this morning about the general feeling around Covid-19 in our community and what we and other local organisations such as @SelbyDAVS are doing to offer support. Listen here (1:10:00 at 7.10am) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p092cv5z

The Selby Community Fridge launches today - Free Fresh Food for All - open from 12-6pm at Community House. Please follow @selbycommunityfridge on Facebook for updates. Please share @SelbyCP @BarwicParade @selbyabbeysch @selby_abbey @CitizensAdvice

Today we are opening Selby Community Fridge, open 12-6pm.
Free, fresh food, for all.
Find out more on our short film here. @SelbyDAVS
@SelbyDC @Selby_Times @LocalTrust @IhlSelby @northyorkscc

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9 hours ago

Selby Big Local

✨ T H A N K Y O U ✨

It was our opening week last week and what a week it was! 😱

We at Selby Big Local with our incredible volunteers and Selby District AVS have been BLOWN AWAY with the response from the Community this week. ♻️💬👥

To anyone who popped in, said hello, collected, donated, liked, shared or followed our posts, we thank YOU 🙏

We couldn’t be more grateful to see this incredible project being put to great use, sparking a conversation and inspiring our Community 💫

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members” 💙🌈💭

We are so so proud of our Community Fridge and the work put in by our volunteers to make this happen!

So after this fantastic week of sharing free food for ALL, we are so ready for another week of FRIDGE FUN, are YOU? 🍐🍎🥦🍅🥕🥫

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3 days ago

Selby Big Local

Lots of goodies in the Community Fridge today - open to all until 4pm today at Community House. ...

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Keep up to date with what’s going on via our Big Selby news pages.

September 25, 2020

Community Fridge – Job Vacancy

Selby Big Local is looking for a Project Coordinator to help establish a Community Fridge in Selby. We’re looking for someone with excellent organisation and communication skills with a passion for community, to join this exciting new venture. Contact bryony@selbybiglocal.org.uk for more information and an application pack. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 12th October.

February 3, 2020

New look Selby Big Local newsletter through your door

Our new look Selby Big Local newsletter was distributed through doors in mid-January, we hope you received your copy! We also have a monthly e-bulletin sent straight to your inbox with all our news, events and project updates. If you’d like to receive a copy, please email Nicola.Thompson@selbybiglocal.org.uk. Our printed newsletter can be downloaded SBL_Newsletter_Jan2020_FINAL.    

September 9, 2019

We’re recruiting – Selby Big Local Community Development Worker

Job Vacancy – Selby Big Local Community Development Worker We are looking for an experienced, proactive and passionate community development worker with excellent communication and engagement skills, who can develop and support a range of activities and projects that bring the community together to achieve their goals. It’s an exciting time for Selby Big Local – come and join us!…