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The following household waste

 recycling centre will be OPEN on

 Wednesday 27 December 2017:


Selby, Canal Road, Selby YO8 8AG



Remember sites will be closed on 25 and 26

December 2017 and 1 January 2018 and all other


www.northyorks.gov.uk/hwrc or 01609 780780

We would like to wish all our users a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.












Waste and recycling collections over the Christmas holidays

Collection crews will be out and about over the festive season and residents will have their waste collected as usual unless their collection is due on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Bin tags detailing the collections are being attached to bins so residents know what waste is collected and when.

Refuse and kerbside box collections due on Monday 25 December will be brought forward to Saturday 23 December.

Collections due on Boxing Day (Tuesday 26 December) will take place on Saturday 30 December and collections due on New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January) will take place on Saturday 6 January.

Residents with Boxing Day and New Year’s Day refuse collections will be provided with an additional red refuse sack for their additional waste as they will be go four or five additional days between collections.

The red sacks are 90 litres in capacity which is almost half the capacity of a standard wheelie bin.

Medical waste collections  due on Monday 25 December will take place on Saturday 23 December and those due on Monday 1 January will take place on Saturday 30 December.

In order to focus attention on collecting wrapping paper, present packaging, glass and tins, foil and all household plastics (apart from thin film), the Council will once again be suspending green waste collections from Monday  18  December,  with collections restarting the week beginning Monday 15 January.

All recycling and refuse should be left at the boundary of your property by 7am on collection day.  Most extra waste at this time of year can be recycled.

Additional recycling, apart from glass, that does not fit into the boxes provided can be left out for collection in separate plastic bags.  All cardboard boxes must be flattened and be no more than 1 metre square. Any extra glass should be left in the plastic box to protect against breakages. When green waste collections start again (week commencing 15 January) real Christmas trees (less than 6ft tall with a trunk of less than 4 inches thick) can also be left out for collection on your scheduled green waste collection day. Please remove decorations.


Weeks 74 & 75 commencing Monday 6th November 2017 


This is the 38th edition of the newsletter that keeps you up to date with the progress of the Germany Beck junction works on the A19 in Fulford. 
During the past two weeks we have been continuing the brickwork walls to the retaining wall parapets and have commenced the foundation blocks to the boundary walls of the property adjacent to the A19.
Elsewhere we have been preparing for surfacing to recommence next week.
Works have been slow whilst we wait for the completion of the gas diversion on the A19. Once complete work will pick up pace again.

During the next 2 weeks we will be  - 

  • Continuing the brickwork boundary walls adjacent to the A19
  • Preparing carriageway and footpaths for surfacing.
  • Surfacing all available footpaths and carriageway to the spine road
  • Surfacing the footpaths on Fordlands Road
  • Fordlands Road ramps to be adjusted to the permanent gradient and traffic management removed.
  • Northern Gas will be continuing their diversion work in the A19 which may result in the intermitent use of traffic signals on the A19. 
  • Constructing public footpaths within the flood alleviation area
  • Constructing public parking area within Permission's development area.

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


You have four weeks left to take part in the PLAN Selby Pool of Sites consultation.

We are consulting about possible sites for development to meet Selby’s need for homes, jobs and shops in the future, known as ‘allocations’. These will allow the Council to properly plan for development, involve the local community in planning decisions and help other organisations decide where they need to invest in services and infrastructure.

Everyone is welcome to comment on the Pool of Sites consultation which includes all possible sites that could be included in the resulting Site Allocations Local Plan. It shares current thinking about potential sites and asks for views on them – and it is also the last opportunity to suggest new sites.

The consultation closes on 27 November and full details are available here.

A number of organisations and individuals have been invited to respond as well as parish councils, local groups and infrastructure bodies such as those responsible for highways, water and education provisions.

There is still a chance to take part in a consultation event:

  • 7 November  Western Community Engagement Forum Sherburn Library 6.30pm
  • 7 November Tadcaster Town Council The Ark Tadcaster 7.00pm
  • 8 November Exhibition at Sherburn White Rose FC 3-7pm
  • 13 November Tadcaster and Villages Partnership Board The Ark Tadcaster 7.00pm
  • 14 November Exhibition at Drax Social Club 3.7pm
  • 15 November Eastern CEF Regen Centre Ricall 6.30pm
  • 20 November  Exhibition at Eggborough Sports and Social Club 3-7pm

If you can’t attend an event you can still find out more here  or ask to see the pool of sites document at your local library or at Access Selby.

You can also talk to officers on Wednesdays up to 23 November at Access Selby or call the Planning Policy Team on 01757 292034.


Riccall Parish Council has been consulted on amended plans for the following application

2016/0318/OUT: Outline application to include access(all other matters reserved) for residential development of up to 99 dwellings.

Details are on the Selby District Council Planning Portal with the above planning reference number.

We would encourage residents to submit their own comments on the application direct to Selby DC in oder for your comments to count (any comments made by the Parish Council count as 1 despite the fact that they may represent many residents).

Any updates/further information will be posted here.


Back Lane, Riccall, North Yorkshire

31 October — 31 October


Delays likely Road closure


Works location: O/S 1


Works description: -


Responsibility for works: Yorkshire Water


Current status: Planned work about to start


Interim news of immediate 24hr temporary traffic signals on A19 at Fulford this week. Monday 23rd until Sunday 29th October

We apologise for the lack of notice regarding the use of temporary traffic signals on the A19 by Northern Gas Networks currently carrying out the gas diversion.

Northern Gas Networks have advised us that 24hr traffic light control will be in operation for one week commencing Monday 23rd October. The traffic signals are being managed by Northern Gas Networks under their licence to work in the carriageway. Northern Gas Networks anticipate that the completion of the gas diversion will take up until 10th November.

We will endeavour to keep you infomred with the news of any further periods of the use of temporary traffic signals by Northern Gas Networks as the works unfold.

Provision for pedestrians and others using the footpaths will be maintained during these operations. Please follow the directions provided by the signs.

We apologise for any inconvenience for those delayed due to the traffic signals caused by these necessary works.


Replacement of local bus services previously operated by Utopia Coaches.

When Utopia Coaches ceased trading in August a number of communities were left with no bus service.  Alternative operators were sought for those services where the County Council offered some financial support and replacement services were introduced within a week.


However this left two services 493 Sherburn – Pontefract and 42 Selby – Cawood - York which Utopia had been operating commercially, with no financial support from the County Council.  Replacement of these services was not done straight away as the indications were that the services were likely to be replaced commercially by other operators.


However the market has failed to provide an alternative commercial service and as a result the authority has decided to support replacements for these services. Details of the new timetables and bus operators from Monday 30th October are available at www.northyorks.gov.uk/businfo


Service 42 York – Cawood – Selby –Drax new timetable (including journeys to Drax previously on service 8)

Service 493 Sherburn in Elmet – Pontefract new timetable

Service 37 Tadcaster – York is unchanged

Service 492,493,494 Tadcaster – Sherburn in Elmet is unchanged

It is important that they are used, so that the usage builds to a level where the authority can continue to support the services in the future.


If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours sincerely


Mary Welch

Public Transport Officer

Tel : 01609 780780



I confirm that Riccall Post Office will remain open and will not be closing on 12/10/17 as advertised. Shona Bassford, Agent at Riccall , has withdrawn her resignation and decided to continue to offer post office services.




"Unfortunately, Riccall Post Office is due to close on Friday 13th October 2017. This is due to circumstances beyond our control and was not something we wished to happen. Please be assured that we are committed to providing Post Office services to the community of Riccall. To that end we are working hard to identify all options in order to continue supplying Post Office services."


Please note our new opening times Monday 10-12.30 & Wednesday 2-6.

We also have the opportunity for volunteer relief librarians to provide occasional holiday cover. if you are interested in joining our friendly and enthusiastic team please contact clerk@riccallparishcouncil.org.uk or come along during our opening hours.


Re Riccall Post Office


Please see below a copy of a response to a Riccall resident from Post Office Services regarding the current situation.

Thank you for your email and my investigations confirm that the Riccall branch will be closing on 12th October, 2017.

The Branch has been closed due to circumstances beyond our control, and we can only empathise with the impact this will have for yourself and other members of the local community.

Post Office Ltd are working hard to try and resolve the situation, but unfortunately we are reliant upon identifying a private individual or a corporate organisation who would be able to operate a new business venture on a Franchise basis with ourselves.

We do approach local stores to establish whether or not they would be interested, and invite local entrepreneurs to contact us should they wish to express an interest. If you or anyone within your community knows of anyone who may be interested in such a new a new business venture they may contact us by email via ntquestions@postoffice.co.uk .

Please accept our sincere apologies for the impact the loss of this branch will cause.

This website will be update with any futher information we receive regarding this situation.




Although we have been advised that Riccall Post Office is closing, Post Office Services assure us that 'they do want services to be retained in the village' and that they are currently looking at options.

We will of course place any updates here on the website.

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