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Keys found

A bunch of keys has been found on Lotherington. Our neighbour found them about 10 days ago, apparently, on Lotherington. Please phone or text Ian on 07876123969 if you think they might be yours. They definitely look like Derwenthorpe keys.

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Swan rescue update

The RSPCA were called out today. Our family of swans seem to be lightly coated with oil. Seems to be from the Osbaldwick Beck.

They managed to get one on the cygnets out, and have taken it away for cleaning. They’re coming back tomorrow to try again for the others.

Yorkshire Water have been and inspected the Beck, and taken a sample; and called out a clean up team.

We don’t think the amount of oil is likely to be very harmful, but want to get the swans cleaned up as a precaution.

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ARM this evening

We’ve published the zoom link for this evening’s (6pm) All Residents Meeting, on the web page for the meeting at https://derwenthorpe.co.uk/arms

You’ll find papers for the meeting at that page (but some are still to be published). If you want to go directly to the Zoom meeting, then it’s at https://zoom.us/j/94606982986?pwd=RDkvSGwwZGVlNE1EOUpPM0FWN01rUT09

Meeting ID: 946 0698 2986 (I don’t know why you’d need this, but just in case!)
Passcode: 319659

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QUIZ BINGO LINK!

Join us TONIGHT 21st August at 7.30 – 8.30pm for a quiz with a difference. Anyone can be a winner in this fun game of knowledge and chance. You’ll answer questions from some of your favourite categories and, when the answers are randomly revealed, you could score four corners, a straight line or even full house!

Answer sheets are a bit different than a normal quiz. You’ll need four pages of A4 with giant noughts and crosses grids. There are nine questions in each round. Number each grid 1-9 in RANDOM ORDER. Or, print the “quiz-bingo answer sheets” document. Click the green link below to download it. The document also has an example of the scoring.

‘Doors will open’ at 7.15pm. We look forward to seeing you.

If you haven’t used Zoom before please check out tinyurl.com/sn38bto or phone 0771 287 2343 for advice. Registration is not required, but we’ll be closing the doors promptly at 7:35, and we’ll be limiting the number of connections, on a first come, first served basis.

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QUIZ BINGO!

Join us on Friday night 21st August at 7.30 – 8.30pm for a quiz with a difference. Anyone can be a winner in this fun game of knowledge and chance. You’ll answer questions from some of your favourite categories and, when the answers are randomly revealed, you could score four corners, a straight line or even full house!

To play you’ll need pen and paper and access to the internet and Zoom. (If you haven’t used Zoom before please check out tinyurl.com/sn38bto or phone 0771 287 2343 for advice). Registration is not required, but we’ll be closing the doors at 7:35, and we’ll be limiting the number of connections, on a first come, first served basis.

The Zoom link will be published here on Friday.

‘Doors will open’ at 7.15pm. We look forward to seeing you.

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Derwenthorpe’s Got Talent

Over the last weekend we had a terrific opportunity to see and hear some of the talent of Derwenthorpe residents. Here are some photos of the art on display and musician’s performances. I didn’t make it around all the estate so if you have any pictures of some I missed, please add them in comments below.

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Towards Zero-Carbon

Here is a link to the first edition of St Nicks’ monthly updates on the topic of zero carbon. St Nicks is here to help on your zero carbon journey by inspiring you to act on climate in whichever form you can. 

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Water bird gallery

We’ve published a guide to birds that you might see on our lakes. There are quite a few different diving ducks, for example. Visit the web site to see more.

If you’ve got some nice photos that you’d like us to put on the web site, please let us know. We’d love to get some nice landscapes, or architectural shots, for example, or maybe craft projects, or artwork that you’ve produced here during lockdown.

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Join ‘Our Big Conversation’ about the future of the city – City of York Council

City of York Council has started a ‘Big Conversation’ with all York’s residents to shape the city’s recovery.
— Read on www.york.gov.uk/news/article/251/join-our-big-conversation-about-the-future-of-the-city

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Get to know your Wild Neighbours

Great Yorkshire Creature Count begins on Saturday!

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are holding their Great Yorkshire Creature Count on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June – 24 hours in search of the wildlife on our doorsteps! They’re urging all Yorkshire folk to get involved. Sign up now at https://ctt.ec/By6f1+

It’s simple: you just download an app, and get snapping wildlife in your garden. Follow the link for details.