Acomb Jobs Fair has around 25 local employers, employment agencies and training providers lined up for the event which is open to all on 15 November 2017 at the Parish Church Hall.
City of York Council, through its 4CommunityGrowthYork project, is delivering the fair together with Job Centre Plus. Besides recruitment opportunities on offer, there will be help with job searches, further training and support into employment.
On Wednesday 15 November from 10am-2pm at the Parish Church Hall on Front Street, Acomb, York YO24 3DW, employers including Tesco, Lindum Group, Park Inn by Radisson, Gear4Music, HM Prisons and the Probation Service as well as City of York Council will be looking to recruit for live job vacancies.
In addition, job agencies including Bright Beginnings Childcare Agency, Job Centre Plus and WorkWithYork will be looking for people to fill current and future vacancies.
Employment support will also be on offer by York Learning, thanks to support from 4CommunityGrowthYork. Staff will be on hand to help people looking for work to brush up their CV-writing and job application skills, as well as helping people find the right sort of training to set them on the career path they want.
Councillor Keith Orrell, interim executive member for economic development and community engagement, said: “Our job fairs are very successful for workers and employers alike. I’m delighted that the council’s York Learning organisation is being supported to attend by 4CommunityGrowthYork to build on our ongoing work to help York residents secure jobs and the training opportunities they want.
“I’d encourage anyone interested to visit and see the opportunities at what promises to be a really worthwhile event.”
Find out more at http://yorklearning.org.uk/yorkjobsfair/
The Council has finished resurfacing the carriageway linking Askham Lane and The Green. The road had become badly potholed with the road humps posing a particular threat for cyclists. The Council completed the resurfacing work this week
In the same area, residents continue to complain about vehicles parked on the bend. They obstruct traffic and cause sight line problems. The Council will be asked to consider introducing restrictions on this section of road.
Recent winds have brought down several branches from trees in the Wetherby Road and Askham Lane areas. The problems has been exacerbated by lack of routine maintenance to highways trees in recent years. In some cases branches are fouling over head communications cables while in others public footpaths have been obstructed. It is hoped that some maintenance work will take place this winter.
The Police have issued a statement saying,
“In the last couple of weeks we have had a number of reports of burglaries at chemists in the Acomb area of York.
We ask if you have any information in relation to this please contact us on 101 quoting incident 12170164309.
We also ask that if you see any suspicious behaviour around such premises please report this to the police.”
Young people are being reminded to book their place in this weekend’s inaugural Acomb Fun Run, where limited places are still available.
The Acomb Fun Run will take place on Sunday 23 July at Carr Infants and Junior School, which will see 4-14 year olds invited to take part in a 2km run. Each participant will receive a medal.
Other friends and family members will also be able to participate in a 1km run on the day. The event is free to attend and people are advised to book in advance at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acomb-fun-run-tickets-32843001301.
Councillor Nigel Ayre, executive member for leisure, culture and tourism said: “This promises to be a great event hoping to inspire people to try something new in a fun and family friendly environment. Events such as these are all part of our efforts to help people to get active and have fun while doing so.
“Places for the fun run are limited so we would encourage people to book in advance and hope they enjoy the day.”
The fun run is the first of two summer events taking place in Acomb to try and get people to be more active.
A week later, on Saturday 29 July, Energise will then host the inaugural Acomb Family Triathlon. This event will see families challenged to a 400m swim (16 lengths), a 1.2km bike ride and a 1km run. Entry is just £10 per family and every participant will receive a medal and be able to enjoy an activity area for all the family to enjoy. Tickets can be bought at Energise or online, for more information visit www.energiseyork.com/home/events/familytriathlon.
The events are being held in partnership with Energise and Carr Infants and Carr Junior School and are supported by City of York Council.
Spring flowers are making Acomb bright this week.
The Ward Committee agreed earlier in the week to fund the provision of additional flower tubs outside Acomb Explore Library
This follows hard work by local residents a couple of weeks ago who cleaned up up the Front Street area as part of the Great British Spring Clean initiative
Next up will be a coat of paint for the cycle stands in the shopping area.
The ward committee has also agreed to get on with leveling the footpath between Gale Farm Court and the car park.
The agenda has been published for the next Ward Committee meeting which will will take place on
- Venue: Gateway Centre Church
Contact: Kay Bailey Neighbourhood Manager
|1.||What is missing for older and vulnerable residents in the ward – Joe Micheli
What is missing for older and vulnerable residents in the ward/how can we bridge the gap and the new Local Area Coordination –workshop and group discussion facilitated by Joe Micheli, City of York Council, Adult Social Care Head of Commissioning.
|2.||Update on the Lowfield Green Development
Update on the Lowfield Green Development- with Roy Wallington
|3.||Setting of Ward Priorities
Setting of Ward Priorities
Ward budget – an update on recently funded projects and timetable for year 2017-18
|5.||Have your say
Q&A with ward councillors
The Christmas tree in Front Street has been erected today.
Unfortunately, Council officials have apparently asked for signage advertising Saturday’s market and Christmas lights switch on to be removed.
If true, we find that quite extraordinary.
It is only a month since the same officials said that dozens of fly posters, adverting a visiting circus, could remain for up to 4 weeks.
Now a locally organised event is targeted for enforcement action.
Not good enough
The appeal to raise funds for festoon lighting in Acomb shopping centre has hit its target.
Over £6,485 has been raised by the appeal which was organised by Acomb Alive, the independent traders group.
It is expected that the lights will be put up shortly and a “switch on” is planned for Saturday at 4:00pm