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    Plot No. 3043 John Bell 1764 -1833 Plot No. 3148 William Bell 1811-1879Elizabeth Bell 1811 - 1860 Plot No. 3148 Maria Bell 1845 -1845Hannah Bell 1846 - 1860 Click on images to enlarge  Inscription  Inscription  Inscription Herelieth the body of JohnBell of Birstwith who de-parted this life the 1st of September 1833 aged69 years INLOVING MEMORYOFWILLIAM BELLBORN 3RD JUNE 1811,DIED 4TH JULY 1879ALSOELIZABETH,WIFE OF THE ABOVE,BORN 14TH JANY 1811,DIED 10TH MARCH 1860 IN LOVING MEMORYOF MARIA BELLBORN 3RD FEBY 1845DIED 11TH FEBY 1845ALSOHANNAH BELL BORN 18TH AUG 1846DIED 16TH JANY 1860
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    Plot No. 61 Mary Hannah Watson 1863 -1931George Watson 1763 - 1846Henry Watson 1892 -1963Charles Watson 1893 -1918William Watson 1890 - 1891 Plot No. 81 Thomas Watson 1825 -1909Sarah Watson 1824 - 1899 Click on images to enlarge Inscription Inscription IN LOVING MEMORY OFMARY HANNAH WATSONDIED 1931 AGE 68ALSO HER HUSBANDGEORGEDIED 1946 AGE 83AND THEIR SONSHENRYDIED 27TH JAN.1963 AGE 71CHARLESDIED 23RD OCT. 1918 AGE 25WILLIAMDIED 14TH APR. 1891 AGE 1 In Loving Memory oTHOMAS WATSONOF FELLISCLIFFEWHO DIED MARCH 10TH 1909IN HIS 78TH YEARALSO OF SARAH WIFE OFTHE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 4TH 1899IN HER 75TH YEAR"SWEET REST AT LAST"
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    Plot No. 3001 Edward Smith 1769 -1869Sarah Smith 1782 -1868Sarah Smith 1824 -1844 Click on images to enlarge Inscription  Thy will be doneSACREDTO THE MEMORY OFEDWARD SMITH,OF FELLISCLIFFE WHO DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1869AGED 100 YEARSALSO 6 FEET TO THE WEST SIDE OF THIS STONELIETH SARAH, THE WIFEOF THE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1868AGED 86 YEARSALSO SARAH, DAUGHTEROF THE ABOVE WHO DIED MAY 24th 1844AGED 20 YEARS
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Community Payback

Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite

Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community.
Contact:
Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice)
The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd
Harrogate Probation Office
Harrogate

Redefining the future for people and places

Website:
www.interserve.com


Types of Work Undertaken
  • Indoor and outdoor.
  • Examples of the low skilled work are: footpath edging, clearing leaves, clearing vegetation and planting bulbs and litter picking.
  • Skilled work consisting of: building raised beds, painting and decorating, fencing projects and basic building works such as pointing walls.
  • Currently doing work at a cemetery resetting damaged headstones and also alongside Nidderdale AONB replacing the dry stone walling.
General Information:
  • The work is done with a supervisor who manages the team and works alongside the service users. The maximum size is 8 but generally the team is between 2-5.
  • Offences range from fraud, drink driving and assaults. The service users are assessed as suitable to undertake community payback by the court teams. Generally this is first time offences and the age ranges from 18 up to 70.
  • PPE such as gloves, high vis, steel toe capped boots and dust masks is provided. Risk assessments are put in place but recipients must have public liability insurance. Gardening tools also provided. If they are working on a painting job, the beneficiaries are expected to provide the brushes, fillers and sand paper etc.
Current Work in North Yorkshire

At the moment they work on a range of jobs with Northdale Horticulture, Cundall Church, Stonefall Cemetery, Ripon Cricket Club,  Nidderdale AONB, Great Ouseburn School and the park rangers for Harrogate Council. The villages that they are currently working with are; Alne Parish Council, Scruton Parish Council - and now Hampsthwaite Parish Council.
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Work Undertaken for Hampsthwaite Parish Council

Following a request from Joe Murphy, [Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice) of The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd.], via the Harrogate Probation Office, Hampsthwaite P.C. agreed at their January Mtg to engage with the scheme.

The Memorial Hall Management Committee agreed that the Hall can be used as a base location for work in the village generally. Monday was chosen as the working day because the Hall is unoccupied at this time.

Groups arrive 9.30am Monday and work until 3.00pm. Group size has varied between 8 and 2 and is most regularly 4 to 6

To date, there have been 3 beneficiaries of the scheme: Memorial Hall, Parish Council (village in general), St Thomas a’Becket church. Cost of materials required and refreshments provided are apportioned in accordance with the distribution of work done.

Future Work Plans:
  • Painting bollards
  • Tidying edges around Green
  • Repairing, varnishing and painting, as required, seats and benches
  • 'Spring Clean' inside the church
  • Clearing Church yard edges and around graves
  • Re-setting grave stones
  • Re-polishing Church Room floor
  • Clearing Medieval Way - inc. repairs to dry stone walls
  • Repairing Feast Bridge
  • Clearing edges of Feast Field
  • Clearing Himalayan Balsam (in June)
There are also some minor tasks and repeat tasks (e.g. floor polishing). Most tasks are scheduled on a week by week basis and some are weather dependent. We are making requests for additional work and especially interior work (e.g. both churches, Memorial Hall, Village Room, Feast Cabins, Cricket Club).

Volunteers Needed

Our experience is that the Payback teams are well supervised, good humoured and excellent to work with - and the more we can work with them: the better the outcomes for the village.

So don’t hesitate to come and say hello when you see them working. Perhaps make them a cup of tea!

For all tasks, we appeal for volunteers (simply to drop in, guide, encourage and show appreciation mainly). All work needs provisionally to be planned and resourced in advance such that it is a available as a 'job ready to go'  whenever weather, group size and/or skills availability bring it to the fore. There are no labour costs but materials cost, including refreshments, need to be covered by the beneficiary. They are not allowed to do work on private amenities nor to do work which would normally be paid for.



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Community Payback

Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite

Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community.
Contact:
Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice)
The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd
Harrogate Probation Office
Harrogate

Redefining the future for people and places

Website:
www.interserve.com