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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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ANNOUNCEMENT...Next week we launch our Community Cook-a-long, Eat and Energise! Cook delicious food, meet new people and learn how to save energy and money at home! Call the number on the flier to reserve your space! Please share @Selby_Times @SelbyCP @BarwicParade @selbyabbeysch

Meet Brian, one of our fantastic volunteers we want to thank during #VolunteersWeek2021. As well as all the work he does with @SelbyDAVS, Brian has been collecting food for Selby Community Fridge. We couldn't do without him! Thanks!! @Selby_Times @SelbyDC

It's #VolunteersWeek2021 and we'd like to say a huge thank you to all the amazing volunteers @SelbyBigLocal, our Community Fridge and Phonefriends projects, and @SelbyDAVS. Thank you!!! @LocalTrust @Selby_Times

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4 days ago

Selby Big Local

Join us for our first Community Cook-a-long, Eat and Energise - we have a few places left for our course starting next week at Community House! Please share.📣📣📣 ANNOUNCEMENT: We are launching a Community Cooking Programme!🧑‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳

We are delighted to introduce our new Community cookery programme, Pots and Pans: Community Cook-a-long’ that we are launching THIS SUMMER at Community House, Selby!⚡️

We are inviting anybody in our community to take part in our cooking opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy new recipes, and take home a delicious home-cooked meal, all whilst getting together as a group to chat, laugh and learn! 🍴🙌💬👥

We are launching with our first Cook-a-long, Eat & Energise, funded by the Community Partnering Fund and delivered in in partnership with The Yorkshire Energy Doctor to deliver bespoke home energy advice whilst learning recipes for energy efficient cooking: Slow Cooker Meals! 🍲🫕🥣💡🔌🔋

This will be a 3-week programme, 2 hours each session, 11-1pm, based here at Community House. 📍⏰

Each session we will cover a different recipe and a different energy topic, giving you the chance to learn a variety of cookery skills, with knowledge for saving energy in the home. 📝👏

Everything you will need, including all the ingredients, will be provided by our Selby Community Fridge! So all you need to do is bring yourself and an open mind ready to cook up a storm with us! Let’s just see how much we can do, even with some of the most basic ingredients! 🥕🥦🌶

⚠️ Due to Covid restrictions places are limited to 10 participants per course - so get in quickly! ⚠️

The course will run three times over the following dates:
❗️Course 1: 24th June, 1st July, 8th July
❗️Course 2: 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August
❗️Course 3: 19th August, 26th August, 2nd September

There is no criteria or referral necessary to participate! Everybody is welcome! Please feel free to join us and spread the word. 🌟👥📲

To find out more, simply pop in to the Community Fridge, send us a message, or email Charlotte at:
📧charlotte@selbydistrictavs.org.uk or ring
📞07458385990 to secure your place.

All dietary requirements will be catered for. So what are you waiting for! Come and join us for a Community Cook-a-long! 🧑‍🍳👩‍🍳🧑‍🍳
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5 days ago

Selby Big Local

Come and join us and get booked in today! ⬇️⬇️⬇️📣📣📣 ANNOUNCEMENT: We are launching a Community Cooking Programme!🧑‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳

We are delighted to introduce our new Community cookery programme, Pots and Pans: Community Cook-a-long’ that we are launching THIS SUMMER at Community House, Selby!⚡️

We are inviting anybody in our community to take part in our cooking opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy new recipes, and take home a delicious home-cooked meal, all whilst getting together as a group to chat, laugh and learn! 🍴🙌💬👥

We are launching with our first Cook-a-long, Eat & Energise, funded by the Community Partnering Fund and delivered in in partnership with The Yorkshire Energy Doctor to deliver bespoke home energy advice whilst learning recipes for energy efficient cooking: Slow Cooker Meals! 🍲🫕🥣💡🔌🔋

This will be a 3-week programme, 2 hours each session, 11-1pm, based here at Community House. 📍⏰

Each session we will cover a different recipe and a different energy topic, giving you the chance to learn a variety of cookery skills, with knowledge for saving energy in the home. 📝👏

Everything you will need, including all the ingredients, will be provided by our Selby Community Fridge! So all you need to do is bring yourself and an open mind ready to cook up a storm with us! Let’s just see how much we can do, even with some of the most basic ingredients! 🥕🥦🌶

⚠️ Due to Covid restrictions places are limited to 10 participants per course - so get in quickly! ⚠️

The course will run three times over the following dates:
❗️Course 1: 24th June, 1st July, 8th July
❗️Course 2: 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August
❗️Course 3: 19th August, 26th August, 2nd September

There is no criteria or referral necessary to participate! Everybody is welcome! Please feel free to join us and spread the word. 🌟👥📲

To find out more, simply pop in to the Community Fridge, send us a message, or email Charlotte at:
📧charlotte@selbydistrictavs.org.uk or ring
📞07458385990 to secure your place.

All dietary requirements will be catered for. So what are you waiting for! Come and join us for a Community Cook-a-long! 🧑‍🍳👩‍🍳🧑‍🍳
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3 weeks ago

Selby Big Local

Today we are thanking the Selby District AVS volunteer drivers and shoppers 🚌🛒🛍👏

When the pandemic hit at the beginning of 2020 the community transport drivers and shoppers were a crucial part of the front-line delivery of services, providing direct support to the most isolated individuals, throughout the lockdowns.

Putting their own health risks to one side, the volunteers worked with us to find new ways to support clients, through offers such as essential shopping, prescription pick-ups, medical transport and IT support.

They have achieved so much, reached so many and inspired compassion across our community. Thankyou to each and every one of them for their selfless dedication, hard work, positive outlook and calmness in a critical time for our community. You are are all FANTASTIC! 👥⚡️💚🤩

**MEET BRIAN🌟🍎🍐**

Brian in the picture, amongst so many other volunteering jobs he does at Selby District AVS has been helping the Selby Community Fridge since it’s launch in collecting food all week, every week to offer out to the community.

He has filled the mini bus with as much as possible to ensure the community fridge is fully stocked and ready to go for our visitors. 🛒🚌

His generosity, kindness and devotion of hours has meant this service could open when it was needed most. His continuous effort doesn’t go unnoticed, and he truly has enabled a profound impact to be felt in our Community. 👥👥👥

And still he offers more hours! Brian, you are FRIDGIN’ FANTASTIC! 💙🙏👏
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KEEPING UP TO DATE

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News
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.

News
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.    

News
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!…