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The proposed road closure for next Tuesday 22nd May is to now be Friday the 25th May  2018 from 9am till 9pm. The reason is it is taking longer to remove the existing gear ring than was envisaged.  


Once again the Senior Bridges Engineer will be on site again for the duration of the work so will be able to advise as soon as open to vehicular traffic.


Has crime gone up or down in North Yorkshire? Do you feel safer compared to last year? Has the new Rural Task Force made a difference?

This short survey takes minutes to fill in, and you can find it here - www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net

North Yorkshire’s geography means rural crime has a particularly strong impact on people, whether that by the sheer distance you live from your neighbour, or the moorlands being a perfect habitat for birds of prey which brings with it opportunities for wildlife crime.

The number of farms and rural businesses also increases the opportunities for cross-border crime, whether that be a livery or a farm. In short, the National Rural Crime Network wants to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across North Yorkshire – from Skipton to Sleights, Stokesley to Selby, make your voice heard. 

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and Chair of the National Rural Crime Network, said:  

“I hope that everyone living or working in a rural community will spare a few minutes to complete our survey. It will provide a clear picture of what has improved, what challenges remain and what more government, police forces and other organisations can do to support the most isolated areas of our county.  

“Following the survey in 2015, here in North Yorkshire, we launched our Rural Policing Strategy to tackle the problem head on. The fact that, as part of this strategy, we have one of the largest rural crime task forces in the country shows how seriously the issue is being taken by North Yorkshire Police, a force that is determined to meet the needs of our rural communities. 

“But I want to know how people and communities feel locally, and whether the changes in North Yorkshire have made a difference.  Please let me know what you think by completing our short survey - www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net

Thank you

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire - 01423 569 562 - info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk



Kelfield Lane, Kelfield, North Yorkshire

19 May — 20 May


Delays likely Road closure


Works location: Outside Lakeside Mews on Kelfield Lane Kelfield YO19 6RB...


Works description: Access required to Underground BT structure to provide service - No structural changes. Work being c...


Responsibility for works: Openreach


Current status: Advanced planning


Works reference: BC005CC1W00MYBZJ672MAY19


Main Street, Riccall, North Yorkshire

17 May — 18 May


Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)


Works location: O/S 39, MAIN STREET


Works description: Replace 1 existing pole in f/way...


Responsibility for works: Openreach


Current status: Advanced planning


Works reference: BC006TI002AP500235263200


Riccall Lane, Kelfield, North Yorkshire

19 May — 20 May


Delays likely Road closure


Works location: Bicall Lane Kelfield YO19 6RB...


Works description: Access required to Underground BT structure to provide service - No structural changes. Work being c...


Responsibility for works: Openreach


Current status: Advanced planning


Works reference: BC005CC1W00MYBZJ67219MAY


Silver Street, Riccall, North Yorkshire

17 May — 18 May


Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)


Works location: O/S 43 SILVER STREET


Works description: PERMIT FOR LIGHTS ONLY...


Responsibility for works: Openreach


Current status: Advanced planning


Works reference: BC006TI002AP500235263202


Station Road, Riccall, North Yorkshire

17 May — 18 May


Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)


Works location: O/S NO. 1 STATION ROAD...


Works description: PERMIT FOR 4 WAY LIGHTS ONLY...


Responsibility for works: Openreach


Current status: Advanced planning


Works reference: BC006TI002AP500235263201



Urgent repairs to Cawood Bridge are required to the gear ring which has sustained damage where teeth have sheared off. The gear box mountings are also in need of repair as they have corroded to the point where the gear boxes are not adequately supported.


The Canal and River Trust have been apprised that the bridge is unable to swing until we carry out these repairs.


The repair works are going to happen in the following stages:


Tuesday 15th May between 9am till 9pm there will be a full road closure to vehicles, access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.  The road closure is required to allow the safe removal of the gearboxes x 2 via a hi-ab that will need the full road space so access to the gear ring and at the same time the mountings will be repaired.  As soon as the gearboxes have been lifted by a hi-ab the road can be re-opened.  We will only know if the road can be open sooner once we start the removal.   Please note that if we encounter any issues then a road closure may be required for a second day.


Repairs to the gear ring / gear box mountings will be done following their removal and there will be no closure needed during this week.


Tuesday 22nd May the road will need to be closed to vehicular traffic between 9am till 9pm to install the gear boxes back onto the bridge again access to pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained.  A full test of the bridge and re-commissioning is necessary before re-opening of the road.  Potentially a second day may be required if any issues are encountered with the installation, commissioning.


Unfortunately these works are only a temporary fix to ensure that the bridge remains operational until the full major upgrade which is planned for October.


The Senior Bridge Engineer will be on site on both days so that updates on road closure timings and progress being made can be publicised.


The County Council would like to apologise in advance for any disruption and inconvenience this urgent works causes.





Recentley there have been several attempted and some successfull break-ins in the surrounding areas. Small businesses and farms in out-lying areas have been targeted. For more information and updates follow  North Yorkshire Community Messaging.


Could your home or business be affected by flooding?  You can see the latest information about flood alerts and warnings in our area here: http://bit.ly/2IpuZjP.

A19 ROAD WORKS FULFORD -Weeks 94 & 95 commencing Monday 2nd April 2018


 '24hr' 2 way traffic signals A19  - Tuesday 2nd April until Thursday  5th April.


The temporary 3-way traffic lights on Landing Lane have been causing problems due to the sequence and timing. This has been reported to Yorkshire Water and they are dealing with the situation today. Unfortunatley, they are unable to advise how long the works to the collapsed sewer will take, as a contractor is carrying out the work.





'Off peak' 2 way traffic signals A19 - 5th March February until 9th March (no lights over the weekend)

 '24hr' 2 way traffic signals A19  - 12th March until 16th March (no lights over the weekend)

Safe and clear access will be maintained for pedestrians at all times.


Council Tax bills - FAQs

We get lots of questions about Council Tax. Here are the answers to the ones we get most often.

When I get a new Council Tax bill each year do I need to set up a new Direct Debit?

No. If you've been paying your last Council Tax by Direct Debit then this will continue. Your Direct

Debit will be taken on the same date of the month as before, unless you've cancelled it with your

bank. Please tell us if you'd like to change any details, via info@selby.gov.uk

or 01757 292088.

What if I live on my own?

If you had a single person discount on your last bill, and you’re still living on your own, then this will

continue. The discount should be included on your new bill.

I’m on benefits – what part of my Council Tax do I have to pay?

This is worked out differently depending on whether you're old enough to get your state pension. If

you're of pension age then how much support you can get is worked out on the basis of the whole of

your Council Tax bill. If you're of working age then you must pay at least 10% of your bill. This

means the support you could get is worked out on 90% of the bill.

What about annexes on homes?

You can get half off your Council Tax you pay if you live in an 'annex' to a house – by this we mean a

building that’s connected to a main home - providing you're related to the people paying Council Tax

in the main part of the house. This also applies to people living in homes with annexes that are

empty, but only if you're using the annex as part of your main home. If you think you may qualify

please contact us via info@selby.gov.uk or by calling 01757 292088.

Can I get a discount is there’s major structural repair work at my home?

When you can't live in a home or it's unfurnished because of building work or repairs, you may be

able to get 20% off your Council Tax bill for up to a year. We'll need to take a look at the property to

make a decision on this. If you think you may qualify for this, an application can be found on the

District Council’s website: www.selby.gov.uk


My property’s been empty and unfurnished for less than six months – what discount do I get?

If you've got a home that's empty and unfurnished you may be able to get money off your Council

Tax for up to six months or until someone starts living there. You could get the first month without

having to pay anything, then 20% off your Council Tax bill for the rest of the time.

You can't claim both the money off for the home being empty AND the money off because of major

building work at the same time. It's one or the other.

You need to tell us straight away if someone starts to live in the home.

Bear in mind that any property that has been empty more than two years will be charged a further

50% empty homes premium.

Do I need to report any change of circumstances?

Yes. If you move you need to tell us straight away so we don't charge you the wrong amount (and it

could be that we'd be charging you too much).

If you're getting money off your Council Tax you must tell us straight away if anything changes that

could affect how much discount you get. If you've been given money off that you don't think you

deserve, you must tell us within 21 days. It's the law to do that. Not doing it could mean you'll get a

£70 fine. You can tell us really easily by filling in a change of circumstances form, which can be found

on our website.

How much can Council Tax go up by before there has to be a local vote?

The County Council must hold a referendum if Council Tax is to be increased by 5% or more. Within

this there is a limit of 2% for general spending and 3% linked directly to social care services.

District Councils must hold a referendum if their part of the Council Tax is increased by 2% or more



more than £5 on a Band D property. This means that an increase of more than 2% is allowed

without a referendum vote, providing that the overall increase doesn’t go above £5 for a Band D


Other organisations can raise their part of Council Tax by 1.99% without having to hold a vote on


It’s important to note, however, that by law we must show the increase to the nearest decimal point

– which means that a 1.99% increase shows as 2%, a 2.99% increase shows as 3%.
































Weeks 86 & 87 commencing Monday 5th February 2018 


This is the 44th edition of the newsletter that keeps you up to date with the progress of the Germany Beck junction works on the A19 in Fulford. 
The electric power cables diversion across the A19 has been completed this past week. We apologise for the additional traffic disruption caused by the use of 24hr temporary traffic signals on the A19.
The culvert protection slab is complete, along with the concrete capping beam that runs across the top.
As seen below the old culvert headwall can still be seen from the beck, protected by our new structure supported on piled foundations.
A large trench has been dug the length of the site ready for gas and water pipes to be laid next week to supply the Persimmon housing development.
A large pit over 3m deep has been opened up adjacent to the A19 for a new pumping station to manage the surface water run off from the road during periods of very heavy rain.
The brick parapet wall has commenced to the south of the beck adjacent to the A19.

During the next 2 weeks we will be  - 

  • Progressing the pumping station and drainage connections adjacent to the A19
  • Completing the footpaths adjacent to the A19 in readiness to divert the public onto the eastern footpath in the coming weeks
  • Contractors will be installing water and gas pipes within the prepared trenches, followed by the reinstatement of the trenches
  • Continuing the brickwork walls to the top of the sheet piled retaining structure across the top of the beck
  • Preparing the junction adjacent to the A19 for surfacing
  • Undertaking a deep drainage connection in the location of our old compound

The closure of the eastern footpath on the A19 remains in place. 


A further period of temporary traffic light control on the A19 will be in operation from Friday 16th February.
This is required in order to tie the new raised junction section into the existing A19, ultimately to progress towards moving the A19 traffic onto the raised section in order to complete the junction.
Safe and clear access will be maintained for pedestrians using the western footpath at all times.




Following a very long process, the decision for the development of 99 dwellings at the above site has finally been made by Selby DC. Considering the large amount of negative responses made to Selby DC by residents and the Parish Council, the REFUSAL of this permission will be good news and the Parish Council thanks all those who made comments for their time and effort to inform the Planning Authority of the views of our community. Please see the attached Decision Notice for the reasons that this application has been refused.

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