Places

How to get involved

2019 is the year for Selby to really shine as we celebrate our wonderful Abbey’s 950th anniversary and once again welcome the Tour de Yorkshire to our town.

We want Selby to look its best during 2019 and to be the ‘Best Dressed’ town, not only for the Tour de Yorkshire in May but all year round. We need your help . . .

We’ve got lots of ideas and suggestions you can use to make your own bunting, street art and window displays. Swans, spots, flowers, jerseys, you name it! Let’s bring out the bunting, dress the town and really celebrate in style.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter, or an absolute beginner, download our Selby Shines Engagement Activity Pack. It includes suggestions for themed designs, templates, patterns and colour schemes for our celebratory year. All of this can be used to decorate your own home, your street, your shop front or maybe you’d like to run your very own craft and making events in your community.

We want all residents, community groups, churches, uniform groups, youth clubs, schools, the college and businesses to do their bit. If you have ideas of your own, that’s fantastic - we’d love to hear all about them! Be sure to let us know what you’re planning and remember to share on social media using #SelbyShines, so we can help spread the word and get even more support and local promotion.

The Selby 950 celebrations are well underway and we want to showcase the breadth of events and activities taking place throughout the year – and we want to involve as many of you as possible. If you’re planning an event, let us know so we can include it in the Selby 950 event listings. You can complete the Selby 950 Events Form here.

We've also put together a toolkit that includes everything you need to make the most out of Selby 950 in your own marketing, and to enhance your own event promotions. Download the Selby 950 Marketing Toolkit here.

The most important thing to remember is - have fun and let’s celebrate!