Community Involvement

Promoting Equal Access

Selby 950 Illuminations

It was fantastic to work with Selby District Council and event organisers, to make this incredible event accessible for everyone.

  • Dedicated blue badge parking was available on the Saturday,  in Selby Park Car Park.
  • An accessible viewing area was provided for the entire three days, with a brilliant view of the illuminations.
  • A ‘Mobiloo’ (portable full Changing Place) was provided on the Saturday.

These crucial features made this event fully accessible and were a huge boost for Selby District; showing how much more consideration is being made to create more inclusive opportunities for everyone.

A big thank you to everyone involved.

UCI Cycling Championship

We were really excited to work closely with Selby District Council and TEMPT to make this wonderful event as accessible as possible – and it really was!

50 Accessible Car Parking spaces for blue badge holders were available in the Central carpark.

An accessible viewing area was provided directly opposite the start line, on the East side of the bridge.

A ‘Mobiloo’ (portable full Changing Place) was provided on the day in the Central car park, near to the accessible parking spaces.

Also, all additional public toilets provided on the day were accessible toilets.

A British Sign Language interpreter was booked to support the event.

Our Tadcaster Disability Action Group planned and ran an information stand, along with a ‘Disability Assault Course’! This was a brilliant way to engage with the public and raise awareness.

This was a great event all round and a huge step forward towards creating more accessible features for public events to come.

Selby Fun Day

We had a fantastic day at Selby Fun Day. Great turn out, wonderful atmosphere, and lots people trying to balance their 20p on our lemon!

Check out the beautiful bunting in the photo, made by Friendship Friday at Community House, who meet every Friday 11am – 3pm.

The Riccall Regen Centre
Changing Places logo

Congratulations Riccall Regen Centre

The Regen Centre, a community centre in Riccall, has taken part in the nationwide project ‘Changing Places’, installing a fully equipped accessible changing facility.

The project has seen over 1,000 similar facilities installed nationwide and we are thrilled that one of these is now in a local Selby District community building.

Phil Dodson, Chair of SDDF, officially opened the facility, which is a wonderful addition to the Regen Centre; a purpose-built community hub, providing an array of activities. Find out more at their website:

SDDF are currently working on a number of projects where the need for adequate changing places is an issue.

These include looking into possible opportunities for a permanent changing place in Selby and Tadcaster. Also working with Selby District Council to make upcoming events more accessible.

Tour De Yorkshire

We worked closely with Selby District Council, to ensure that the Tour de Yorkshire was as accessible as possible when it came to Selby.

There was accessible parking available in the Selby Park Carpark, which was entirely dedicated to blue badge holders only.

An accessible viewing area, for anyone with disabilities, was also made available. This was located in front of the bus stop, outside of Selby Hands of Hope charity shop, on Gowthorpe.

Despite the rain on the day, everyone had a fantastic time and the feedback was brilliant, with people taking the time to thank us, and the Council, for providing such assessible services. The atmosphere was wonderful and everyone had a great time.

Here’s to more accessible events just like the Tour de Yorkshire throughout the district moving forward!