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New community messaging system launched for Ryedale

There’s a new way to stay up to date and receive community news, information from the police and fire service, alerts about emergency incidents like flooding and even details about your bin collections.

The North Yorkshire Community Messaging is a free system that lets people register to receive up to date, accurate, community news tailored to their location.

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Already widely used by North Yorkshire Police, now Ryedale District Council, Selby District Council and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are the latest organisations to sign up for the system and will be using it to share key community events, emergency information, essential news and updates.


The new service has been designed to allow people who live or work in these areas to get information when they want, and how they want it. Users can tailor preferences for the type of the message they receive and the locations that matter to them.

Messages may include:

  • Emergency incidents such as flooding
  • Waste and recycling services
  • Voting and election information
  • Community news and events

Users can even choose to register multiple locations, not just a home address – ideal if you want to know more about where your children go to school, where family members live, places to socialise and around your place of work.

Registering is safe, secure and easy, and takes less than five minutes. Just visit www.nycm.co.uk on a smartphone or PC to get started.

The Police already use the system to share messages about crime and police incidents, antisocial behaviour, road safety and neighbourhood news. The scheme has more than 18,000 residents and businesses who are registered users of the scheme.

Superintendent Richard Anderson, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of our service, and this innovative system helps us keep in touch with residents and businesses more quickly and efficiently than ever before.

“It’s great news that Ryedale and Selby District Councils have joined the community messaging. The information that we share with – and receive from – members of the public has proved to be absolutely crucial in preventing crime and keeping people safe. The more people that join Community Messaging, the safer and better informed people will be.”

Group Manager Stuart Simpson, from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, said: “Community Messaging will allow us to provide local information about community safety events and large incidents to keep residents up to date with information relevant to their local area.”

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