Ideas for a Safe Halloween

Halloween will be a bit different this year. The North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum is recommending that people do not go knocking on doors or collect sweets from communal bowls. But there are plenty of other ways to celebrate:
• Be creative: create a pumpkin trail where you live so everyone can join in without knocking on doors.
• Be active: get dressed up and take a walk around your neighbourhood to see homes decorated for Halloween.
• Be virtual: consider an online party with decorations, fancy dress and themed food. Play Halloween games, bake Halloween treats or tell spooky stories.
• Be social: take pictures of your spooky costumes and activities to share on social media.
• Be colourful: dress up the outside of your house with Halloween decorations for you and your neighbours to enjoy.

Monster Villains (a free and creepy activity for kids in October)

This October half term families in either Selby, Tadcaster or Sherburn in Elmet can hunt down and bring ‘Monster Villains’ to life on their smartphones.

A free and creepy (but also extremely cute) family trail of monsters is going live in places across the UK to give families a socially distanced, contactless and fun activity to do in October.

The trail to find the 10 ‘Monster Villains’ takes on average about 45 minutes to complete and is completely free for families to take part in. At around 1.5 miles or 3,500 steps it should keep families fit and active too, while providing a fun way to get back to the high street.

The Safari works by utilising contactless QR codes, without the need for families to download or sign up to anything. 10 vinyl window monsters, all specially created for this project have been placed in each of Selby District’s towns, Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet, for families to hunt down.

Cllr David Buckle, Lead Executive Member for Communities and Economic Development said: “Things are a little different this October half term but the Monster Villain Safari is a free and fun activity that can be enjoyed in a safe, socially distanced and contactless way. It gives families the chance to get outside and discover their local high street, whilst supporting local businesses. Our high streets are at the heart of our communities and the Monster Villain Safari is a great way for families to experience them this half term.”When families in Selby, Tadcaster or Sherburn in Elmet scan each character’s unique QR code the monster will come to life in an animation on their smartphone and they’ll learn their names, stories and powers. Younger children will enjoy spotting the colourful characters in shop windows and older kids, and grown-up ones, will engage by hearing the stories. After finding all 10 Monster Villains, families will be rewarded with a free eBook, written specially for the trail.

Martin Blackwell, former CEO of ATCM and the Charity Retail Association, who is coordinating the project nationally, said, “I loved the idea of a “safari on the high street”!  We had such wonderful feedback from families over the Summer we just had to create a new story. If something fun like this can help make families and kids feel good about going back out onto the high street in a safe way then we’ve done our job.”

To find out more about the runaway Monster Villains, visit the website:





You may be aware that from Thursday 24 September it will be a legal requirement for hospitality, tourism, leisure, and close contact service businesses to display official NHS QR code posters. This will allow people to check-in at different premises once the new NHS Covid app is rolled out nationally.

Businesses will need to create their own posters with personalised codes for their business. Here is a link to the NHS information and resource web page: which will show you how to create your QR code.

Selby District Council have updated the Covid business page on the website and will be posting something on social media today.

Please can I ask you to share this with your contacts to ensure that the message and resources are received by as many people as possible. I apologise if there is any cross posting with this information.

Thank you


Laura Cobb

Partnerships Project Officer


t: 01757 292014

Camblesforth Parish Council supports Selby District Council’s anti-litter Campaign

Camblesforth Parish Council is supporting Selby District Councils latest campaign to reduce litter in the district.  Litter has long being a problem in the two gardens and park in Camblesforth, which spoils these areas for residents.

We have ordered posters from SDC  Selby Council Anti-Litter Poster 3 which we will be placing at the Memorial Garden, Brigg Lane Park and the Millennium Garden – we hope that the posters will make people think about throwing their rubbish on the ground for someone else to pick up – please use the bins provided or take home with you and dont spoil our lovely village