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Welcome to the Heworth Without Parish Council website:

 Resources - Coronavirus Pandemic:

     City of York Council, West Offices Customer Centre NOW CLOSED to
     for face to face visitors; call 01904 551550 or email: york.gov.uk/coronavirus

 Information from City of York Council 31 March and 2 April 2020:

 Support for parents and children

There is a lot of uncertainty around the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, particularly given the situation is constantly developing and the information about the virus remains incomplete.

Understandably, this is causing a lot of worry and anxiety for families. Those who have children and young people at home are often trying to work themselves adding another layer of stress.

This is why we have produced information packs for parents and carers to help them through the Easter Period and a pack to help them through the coronavirus outbreak.

It includes tips to look after the health and wellbeing of the whole family, home schooling tips and where to get information and help.

You will find lots of information for parents and families on our website at www.york.gov.uk/COVIDSchoolsAndFamilies

We have attached information packs for parents and tips for the Easter holidays. We will share social media graphics tomorrow together with a press release.

 Business support

Following further guidance from the Government, we will now distribute government support grants of up to £25,000 to York businesses. Many small businesses which receive small or rural business rates relief will receive a payment of £10,000. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, with a rateable value of under £51,000, will receive either £10,000 or £25,000 grants.

In total this will mean £40m worth of support for our businesses, being distributed into our economy. We have created a short web form to gather the information required by the government, including VAT registration details. The secure web form can be found at https://www.york.gov.uk/COVIDBusinessGrant.

Any business wanting to find out more about the grant process should contact covid19.businessgrants@york.gov.uk.

The latest information on support for local businesses can be found at www.york.gov.uk/BusinessSupport and in our press release.

Community hubs update

A massive thank you to residents who have put their name forward to volunteer. Well over 2,000 people have signed up to volunteer at volunteering@york.gov.uk

Of them:

· Over 400 are being allocated to deliver the help requested from COVID19help@york.gov.uk

· 352 have been deployed across the city to work with a variety of groups across the city

· 102 volunteers are working at the community hubs.

In addition, ongoing conversations are being held with:

· North Yorkshire Police and IDAS around support for people concerned about or experiencing domestic violence. This will be to support vetted volunteers.

· Community Furniture Store to provide volunteers

· North Yorkshire Police and the CVS to ensure volunteers working in the community are provided with secure ID and that residents are protected.

We are working with York CVS and North Yorkshire Police on preparing robust and partner-recognised ID for vulnerable residents and volunteers out and about in the city providing a COVID-19 response.

We will continue to allocate volunteers as they are requested, if any community groups are providing a COVID-19 offer, however small, and need more volunteers please contact Request.Volunteers@york.gov.uk

Free school meals

Children eligible for free school meals will be able to use a national voucher scheme allowing them to continue to access meals whilst they stay at home.

Schools will be able to provide every eligible child with a weekly shopping voucher worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus.

Schools can continue to provide meals for collection or delivery themselves, but where this is not possible, the scheme will allow schools to provide vouchers to families electronically, or as a gift card for those without internet access.

The vouchers can be spent on food at a range of shops including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S, and the Department for Education is working to get more shops to join the scheme as soon as possible.

Schools have been emailed by the DfE’s chosen supplier, Edenred. Schools will then either be able to:

1. Order vouchers individually online and have a code sent via email to each family. The family can then show the code on their phone at the supermarket; or

2. Arrange a bulk order of multiple codes and receive an excel spreadsheet to help schools organise sending on to a family, or create an eGift card for a preferred supermarket to be posted to a family if parents cannot get online.

Schools are able to choose whether or not to adopt the new scheme, but we expect that many will do so as it is fully funded by central government.

Parents/carers wanting more information should speak directly to their child’s school.

Mental health

Public Health England has published guidance for the public on practical steps people can take to look after their mental wellbeing and specific guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

PHE has also updated its Every Mind Matters platform with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the current situation. This is in addition to useful resources you may have already seen, including World Health Organisation guidance on mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and wellbeing information from Mind.

Service changes


Waste collection

We have bolstered our front line teams so that we can continue collecting household waste (black bins) and recycling boxes. This includes redeploying staff from other services such as public realm and highways. Behind the scenes, officers are working hard to increase the staff resource, including training bus drivers and processing the Work With York job applications.

Green bins

To ensure we can maintain frontline services, including household waste collections, and to protect frontline crews from unnecessary risk, immediate changes will be made to garden waste collections from this week.

We will be postponing the start of garden waste collections from April, in order to ensure household waste and recycling collections are given priority. These steps are being taken because of extraordinary pressures on frontline services during the outbreak of Covid-19 and a significantly reduced workforce. This decision will free up more frontline crews and vehicles to focus on collecting recycling and household waste in a safe way for frontline staff.

The situation will be kept under constant review, with a view to resuming garden waste collections as soon as practically possible. Whilst collecting household waste is an essential service for public health reasons (a service provided under a public health act), collecting garden waste is not classed as such. Garden waste can be safely composted in the garden where it comes from.

Instead, we are encouraging people to compost their garden waste at home, and to support you and others in this effort, advice and tips for easy composting at home is available at www.york.gov.uk/composting or in our press release

Bulky Waste Collections

Our bulky waste collection services, which collections bulky items from households has now temporarily stopped. This is to ensure we can continue providing essential services across the city, including collecting your household waste (black bins).

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), including Hazel Court and Towthorpe, are now closed.

This is on the basis that a visit to the HWRC cannot be considered essential – in line with recent national advice

We will be keeping Hazel Court open for commercial use – e.g. small builders, as they are currently allowed to continue to operate whilst adhering to social distancing. They will be required to produce a ‘duty of care’ transfer note on arrival.


New services and ideas to keep you inspired and informed have been launched @ExploreLibrary:

· A new Virtual Book Group

· 5,000 Ebooks and audio books free for adults and children

· new York Images site of photographs, illustrations, maps and archival documents

· Start your family tree using Ancestry and Find My Past - the library editions are free

· Find reliable information at our Online Reference pages.

· Everything is free to access: all you need is a library card.

Explore are making it easy for people to find information and advice as well as inspiration as we all deal with the coronavirus crisis. Explore website has all sorts of useful links to help people cope during the coming weeks: some sites have always been part of our online offer, and some are brand new

They are also working with the council and many partners in York so that our communities can join together and we continue to support their initiatives, just as we will when the buildings open again.

More information is available at https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/coronavirus/


Heworth Without Parish Council – During the current Coronavirus Pandemic

Please  communicate any matters you wish to raise, suggestions for community support, etc using the following:

Telephone: 07410 976367 (please leave a message)

E-mail: clerk.HWPC@gmail.com

Use Heworth Without Parish Council Facebook Page

Please note:

  •   Heworth Without Community Centre is closed until further notice!
  •  Stray Road Play Area/Playing Field is closed until further notice!


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Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation:

Your privacy is important to Heworth Without Parish Council and the council takes its responsibility regarding the security of your personal information very seriously.

The Council is committed to protecting your personal information and to being transparent about the information it collects about you and what it does with it.

To reflect the changes to data protection law and Heworth Without Parish Council's commitment to transparency, please FIND HERE the relevant Heworth Without  Parish Council Privacy Notice. 


Do you know what is there?
Heworth Without Parish Council's Jubilee Wood and Wild Flower Meadow; visit Stray Road play area, walk through the play area and there is a gate on the left - see the information board and discover!



 Changes to No. 11 Bus timetable effective from Monday 16 April 2018;
Details can be found at HERE



Heworth without Parish Council Newsletter: 

  • Current Newsletter is available here 
  • Summer 2018 Newsletter is available here 
  • Winter 2017/18 Newsletter is available here
  • Summer 2017 Newsletter is available here
  • Winter 2016/17 Newsletter is available here


Heworth Without Parish
Heworth Without is a semi-rural area approximately one and a half miles North-east of York City Centre. It sits within City of York Council's Heworth without Ward (further information can be found at: https://www.york.gov.uk/heworthwithoutward

The Parish comprises of around 850 dwellings, primarily bungalows and semi detached properties, mostly built in the extensive post war development period up to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The Parish, which is relatively low lying apart from at the north-eastern end, extends northwards to Monk Stray with Bad Bargain Lane forming the parish boundary with Osbaldwick. The Western limits of the parish are around the inter war development (NE of Hemplands Lane and Woodlands Grove) and the East is bordered by Tang Hall Beck and associated farmland. Archaeological evidence suggests that there was once a Roman settlement in this area, with Stockton Lane perhaps being part of a Roman Road linking York with the market town of Malton.

Meetings of Heworth without Parish Council are held on the third Monday each month at the adjacent Heworth Without Community Centre on Stray Road. 

Big Spring Clean Event 2018

The Big Spring Clean 2018 was scheduled to take place on the weekend hit by The Beast from the East but, undeterred, members of the Parish Council assisted by a number of residents rescheduled the Big Spring Clean event 2018 for the weekend of 24th and 25th March 2018. A total of ten bags of litter were collected from the roads and hedgerows within the parish. Some of the volunteers are pictured below:


 City of York Council's Local Plan - Preferred sites document for ST7

Boxing Day Floods 2016 - Flood Inquiry
Call for evidence; if you experienced flooding please let the parish council  know and the information will be passed to the  Flood Inquiry 

The area is well served by the “Coastliner” bus service which runs regularly throughout the day and early evening and provides a service to Leeds in the west, Whitby, Pickering, Scarborough and Filey (all via Malton) to the east. The number 11 bus service also provides a very useful link via Stockton Lane, Ashley Park and Burnholme areas into the city centre.

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